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Published: Sun, October 20, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Zombie cemetery tour


The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s History to Go program this month will feature guided “Zombie” walking tours of Oak Hill Cemetery. The event will be Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., preceding the annual downtown Zombie Crawl.

A welcome table will be located at the entrance to Oak Hill Cemetery at 344 Oak Hill Ave. Zombie tour guides will lead visitors to several locations in the cemetery, providing history, images and some purported ghost tales.

Boil advisory lifted


A boil advisory issued earlier this week for residents along state Route 7 between Pine Grove Drive and Steard Sharon Road has been lifted, the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer’s Office announced Saturday.

Traffic-light removal


The city plans to remove four traffic lights and upgrade 10 others along South Avenue and Midlothian Boulevard to improve traffic flow.

Work on the $1.9 million project will be done next year. The traffic-signal removals and replacements may result in temporary short-term disruption of traffic and pedestrian movement during construction, city officials said.

Hubbard crash


Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol say a 74-year-old Hubbard man was injured after a car he was driving drove off state Route 7 about 11:20 a.m. Saturday.

According to a news release from the patrol, James M. Pinchot was driving south when he drove off the right side of the road, hit a culvert and the car rolled onto its side. Pinchot was trapped inside and had to be freed by firefighters, the patrol says.

He was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center to be treated for his injuries. The patrol is still investigating.

File work complaints


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s mobile-outreach center visits the Youngstown unit of the NAACP from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday to accept complaints of employment discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 and older), disability or retaliation.

The EEOC considers retaliation the firing of a worker who complained about job discrimination, gave evidence in a job-discrimination matter or filed a charge of job discrimination with the commission.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

The local unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is at 16 Wick Ave., Suite 721, in the old PNC Bank Building, downtown. Call the local office at 330-782-9777, or email naacpyoungstown@yahoo.com.

School Bus Safety week


The Ohio State Highway Patrol will participate in National School Bus Safety week Monday to Friday. This year’s theme, “Stand Back from the Yellow and Black,” reminds drivers that the most dangerous part of the school bus ride for children is when they get on and off the bus.

Throughout the week, troopers across Ohio will be highly visible, enforcing the law in and around school zones and following school buses on their daily routes. In addition, troopers may be found riding on school buses looking for motorists passing the stopped school bus and other crash-causing violations.

Candidates’ night


The Leetonia Community Public Library, 181 Walnut St., is hosting a candidates’ night at 6 p.m. Oct. 29. Candidates running for offices in Salem Township, Leetonia and Washingtonville will be available to answer questions about their candidacies.

Candidates who have stated they will participate are Bill Heston and John Wilms (Salem Township trustee), Larry Duko, Rose Barkett, Michael Rulli and Michael Henderson (Leetonia school board), and Sue Buchanan, Kevin Siembida and Dan Summers (Leetonia council).

Halloween beliefs


Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Road, will explore the myths and realities of Halloween, including a journey through a darkened forest, at 7 p.m. next Sunday.

Participants will learn about interesting adaptations and senses used by a community of nocturnal creatures in the woods after dark.

Community shield


The Ohio State Highway Patrol will offer Community Shield training at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lisbon post, 9423 state Route 45.

The training will be delivered by Sgt. Todd McDonald in a one-hour block. Instruction in impaired driver detection, criminal patrol, homeland security and human trafficking will be offered.

The training is geared toward community members to assist local law enforcement and troopers while they are on the road as extra sets of eyes and ears.

Attendees will be provided a complimentary license plate bracket at the conclusion of the training.

To attend a session, call the Lisbon Post at 330-424-7783. Space is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline is Thursday.

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