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Awaiting extradition of suspect from Fla.


Police are awaiting extradition of a suspect after he was found with a teenage girl who had been missing.

Madison Copley, 15, of Hubbard was found Friday in Clearwater, Fla., Hubbard City Police Chief James Taafe said.

Taafe said the girl seemed to be healthy and free from injury. Her family reported her missing Aug. 13 after she ran away from home the night before, police said.

The man who was with her, Malik Williams, 21, of Solon, faces charges through Girard Municipal Court of contributing to the delinquency of a child and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Taafe said investigators are reviewing whether to file additional charges against Williams.

“We’re just very happy that she was found safe and sound,” Taafe said.

For the military


The USO of Northern Ohio is having a supply drive for its new Care Package Distribution Facility in Howland. People are encouraged to drop off snacks and personal- care items (travel size), which will be packaged and sent to overseas-deployed military members.

The Warren Harley- Davidson Owners Group has been a partner in organizing this event, and 50-plus motorcycles will be meeting at the Care Package Distribution Facility at 1 p.m. today. With these volunteers will be members from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Air Force Association and others providing refreshments and music for the supply drive.

The USO of Northern Ohio provides programs and support services for active military members from the 31 northernmost counties in Ohio. The Care Package Distribution Facility, 160 Clifton Drive NE, Howland, is one of two facilities in northern Ohio from which packages are shipped weekly to the military overseas.

Back to School Bash for Cardinal Mooney


Cardinal Mooney High School will host its second annual Back to School Bash from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Cassese’s MVR, 410 N. Walnut St. The bash is a new tradition bringing students, faculty and staff together to celebrate the start of a new school year. Last year’s event attracted more than 500 members of the Mooney Family. Students enjoy free admission including food, cookies and soft drinks.

Before the event, a charity cornhole tournament will take place with proceeds benefiting the Carmine L. Cassese Scholarship Fund. The bash is invite only, but the cornhole tournament is open to the public with pre-event registration required at

Poland band event


The 2017 Poland Bulldog Alumni Marching Band performance will take place Sept. 1 at the home football game against Niles.

A pre-rehearsal reception will take place in the high school cafeteria at 3 p.m. Mandatory music rehearsal begins at 4, followed by a marching rehearsal on the field with the high school band.

The alumni band will perform before the game and during halftime. Music for the performance is available at

If you plan to participate, send an email to Anyone interested in an alumni cheerleading event for the same game should email Julie Rinehart at

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