Rimedio-Righetti to file
Mahoning County Commissioner Carol Rimedio-Righetti will file her nominating petitions at the board of elections at 11 a.m. Friday. She will be running for her third four-year term in the 2018 Democratic primary.
Monthly siren testing
The Hermitage Fire Department will conduct the monthly test of the Shenango Valley weather warning sirens at 10 a.m. today. The test will include activation of the Clark, Farrell, Sharpsville, Shenango Township, West Middlesex and Wheatland weather sirens. Citizens are asked to disregard the sirens during the test.
Male pedestrian is hit
A vehicle struck a male pedestrian just before 6 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of North Park Avenue and Washington Street Northeast, according to Trumbull County 911 Center records.
The pedestrian was transported to Trumbull Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries, and police followed him to the hospital to issue him a citation for walking on the roadway. The extent of his injuries was unknown at press time.
The female driver told police the man walked off the curb in front of her vehicle, causing her to hit him. While they were waiting for emergency medical technicians, the pedestrian attempted to get off the ground and the driver restrained him.
Police find gun, drugs
Police found a gun and drugs after pulling a man over Tuesday night for failing to obey a stop sign, according to a report.
Zion Gilmore, 18, of East Boston Avenue, appeared anxious and reached toward the floor during the stop, the report said.
A search of Gilmore and the car turned up a .38-revolver under the driver’s seat and a medium-sized bag of heroin in his sock.
He told police he’s been carrying the revolver for a month because of “people getting shot.”
He faces charges of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of heroin.
Criticized over consultant
The state is facing criticism for hiring a consultant with a drug conviction to help select Ohio’s medical-marijuana growers.
At issue is a 2005 guilty plea in Pennsylvania by consultant Trevor Bozeman at age 20 to manufacturing, possessing and distributing drug charges.
Bozeman was one of three consultants the state selected to help grade the grower applications. The consultants worked with state employees to select the growers.
Park roads will close
Effective Friday, these roads in Mill Creek Park will close to vehicles for the winter: Chestnut Hill Drive between Canfield Road and the Kirkmere Spur; High Drive between the Kirkmere Spur and West Cohasset Drive; and Calvary Run Drive between Belle Vista Avenue and Milton Avenue.
When closed to vehicles, these roads are available for hiking, cross-country skiing and sledding. The roads will reopen in the spring.
Nursing students give back to community
Kent State University at Trumbull nursing students are taking their education to another level as they learn how to care for patients as well as the community.
This fall, the Student Nurses Association raised money to purchase Sleep Sacks for new parents at Trumbull Regional Medical Center to counteract high infant-mortality rates in Ohio; installed smoke detectors in homes in the community for veterans, families in domestic-violence situations and the elderly; and most recently packed shoeboxes with toys, personal hygiene items, clothes and other small items for children in the name of Operation Christmas through the Samaritans Purse.
The newest class of graduating nurses will be recognized at 6 p.m. next Thursday as more than 20 nursing students receive their nursing pins. The ceremony will be at Vernon’s Cafe, 720 Youngstown-Warren Road.
New roof on gym
Associated Neighborhood Centers, also known as the McGuffey Centre, has begun the project, with a grant, to install a new roof on the gymnasium. Much is still needed, however, which will require additional financing from the private sector.
The public is free to visit and tour the facility to learn more about its service to the community. Donations can be accepted by mail at McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown, OH 44505, or call 330-744-4377. Donations are tax deductible. For each $100 received, the Youngstown Foundation will provide a 5 percent match.
Donations can also be made to the Youngstown Foundation. Checks should be made out to Youngstown Foundation with “The McGuffey Centre” indicated on the memo line, and sent to P.O. Box 1162, Youngstown, OH 44501.