Business catches fire three times

Business catches fire three times


A Glenwood Avenue business caught fire three times within 24 hours, 21-WFMJ, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, reported.

The first fire at Big A’s Drive Thru began about 2 a.m. Saturday. The second blaze occurred about 11:30 p.m. the same day, and a third blaze started up Sunday morning.

Crews said one of the fires began in a corner of the building and eventually moved to the roof. The cause of the fires is under investigation, and no one was injured in the process.

Brings pets inside during cold snap


Local communities have established laws regarding keeping dogs tethered or penned outside during weather advisories or warnings. Those communities are: Boardman, Campbell, Howland, Girard, Poland Township and village, Struthers, Warren and Youngstown. Residents can call local law enforcement to report cases of dogs tethered during weather advisories. The Mahoning County dog warden enforces this in Youngstown, and the Warren dog warden enforces it in that city.

Foster parents are needed in Trumbull


The Trumbull County Children Services Board will have an open house starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday to meet people interested in becoming foster parents.

Because of the opiate crisis, the number of children needing foster homes has increased while the number of foster families has declined, CSB says.

In 2016, the number of children taken into CSB custody was 40 percent higher than the number in 2013. A statewide report projects that the number will increase by 33 percent by 2020. Help is needed.

At the end of 2013, Trumbull County had 92 foster families. At the end of this year, there are 68.

Staff members, licensed foster parents and families currently going through the licensing process will be available to answer questions at this event.

For more information, call Stacy Ferencik at 330-372-2010, ext. 1405.

Meet new director


The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will host a reception with its new executive director, Aimee Fifarek, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the main library at 305 Wick Ave.

The public is invited to enjoy coffee and refreshments and talk with the new executive director.

Boardman plan


The township zoning department will host two public meetings to discuss the township’s comprehensive plan.

The meetings are scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 18 and Feb. 5. The first meeting will be at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive; the second will be at the Lariccia Family Community Center in Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road.

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