Judge candidacy

Judge candidacy


Anthony Sertick, a Youngstown Municipal Court magistrate for about 16 years, will announce his candidacy Wednesday for judge of the court.

Sertick has 25 years of experience as an attorney, assistant city law director, assistant prosecutor and magistrate.

Sertick is the second candidate seeking the position, with Carla Baldwin, a Mahoning County Juvenile Court magistrate, saying two days ago that she’s running for the seat.

Both are running as Democrats. The filing deadline is Feb. 1.

Judge Robert Milich can’t seek re-election this year because of the state’s age restrictions on judges.

Pot-growing bust


A census worker alerted police to a small marijuana-growing operation at an abandoned house at 1117 Lansdowne Blvd.

The worker called officers at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday to tell him he smelled marijuana coming from the vacant house on the East Side with an open door and electricity on, according to a police report.

Police found the growing operation in the attic including four suspected marijuana plants, two grow lamps, two fans and other marijuana growing equipment, the report stated. There was no one inside the house when police arrived.

Multiple meetings


The Western Reserve Port Authority will have a rare back-to-back-to-back public meeting schedule Wednesday at the Covelli Enterprises office, 3900 E. Market St., with two committee meetings and a full board meeting the same morning.

The first meeting, involving the Aviation Committee, will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Economic-Development Committee at 10 a.m. and the full board meeting at 11 a.m.

John Moliterno, port authority executive director, said the meetings are being stacked on the same day because of scheduling issues for some participants at the meetings.

The normal schedule, with committee meetings occurring the week before the full board meeting, will resume next month, Moliterno said.

Heroin presentation


A “Faces of Heroin” public presentation organized by several Howland High School teachers will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday to educate the community on the impact heroin has on society.

It will be in the Howland High School gymnasium. Visitors are asked to enter through the gymnasium doors.

The presentation will be similar to one the teachers organized in October that was given to Howland students. Recovery and prevention resources will be available.

Ursuline open house


Ursuline High School, 750 Wick Ave. will host an open house from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12.

All academic departments and school organizations will prepare booths and displays for the event. The afternoon will feature performances by the high school band, choir and speech team members. Tours of the school will be conducted by student ambassadors. Student artwork and a photo montage will be on display. Prospective students can register to win one of four tuition raffles for $1,500 off next year’s tuition. Financial aid forms for the 2017-18 school year will be available for pickup at the financial aid booth in the cafeteria. Refreshments are provided by the Home and School Association.

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