METRO DIGEST || Trial postponed
The jury trial of Dr. Joseph Yurich for aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges in the May 9, 2015, Berlin Reservoir boat crash that killed Neal Cuppett, of Akron, has been postponed from Nov. 28 to May 30, 2017, to allow time for a defense expert to examine the two boats, Mahoning County Assistant Prosecutor said Dawn Cantalamessa, said after a Wednesday hearing. Another hearing will take place at 9 a.m. April 13.
Mini Grants awarded
Turning Foundation – a nonprofit arm of Turning Technologies, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and Eastern Ohio Education Partnership – announced 17 recipients of this year’s Innovative Teacher Mini Grants. These teachers from Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties received up to $5,000 each for new and creative classroom practices supporting 21st century teaching and learning: Linda Holler, Tracy Archuleta, Sarah Lowe, Michelle Rhodes, Kathy Bennett, Mark Robinson, Stephanie Greathouse, Jordan Moxley, Jill Redmond, Heather Eich, Dave Nelson, Brianna Cohen, Marian Mihas, Alexis Williams, Carole Goffus, Eugene Mach II and Patricia Fisher.
Block watch meeting
Four Square Block Watch will meet at 6 p.m. today at Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 646 Lakewood Ave. Community police officer Joe Moran and Councilman Julius Oliver, D-1st, will attend.
Coffee & Conversation
Councilwoman Anita Davis, D-6th, invites residents to “Coffee & Conversation” about the ward and city from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Flambeau’s Dinner Club, 2308 Market St. Refreshments will be provided.
Lordstown Village Safety Committee will meet at 4 p.m. today at 1455 Salt Springs Road SW.
Council voted Wednesday to eliminate parking on Wilson Street between Fifth and Eighth streets. Lawmakers also appropriated $4,363 for legal fees to Clemans, Nelson & Associates Inc. of Akron.
Bin sale scheduled
Boardman High School’s National Honor Society will host its annual bin sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the high school, 7777 Glenwood Ave. Participants can sell antiques, electronics and clothes by purchasing a spot for $5. Proceeds from the spots go to the NHS; participants keep proceeds from their sales. For information, contact Mary Beth Shobel at firstname.lastname@example.org.