METRO DIGEST || Cops calling for return of stolen dog

Cops: Return dog


Village police are asking whoever has an outside dog removed from a pen on Woodland Drive to call Animal Charity or the Mahoning County dog warden to place the pet, or take the dog to the village police station, where it will be housed in an indoor kennel while police and humane agents investigate further. Police said the dog’s elderly homeowner discovered someone had taken her 11-year-old beagle mix, which has been the concern of many people over it being left in the cold. But the shelter and well-being of the dog has been investigated repeatedly by police, Animal Charity and the dog warden found that its house provides a heat lamp, a heavy layer of straw, blankets, water and dog food. Last week, humane agents took temperature readings inside the dog house and found that the temperature and living conditions provided more than adequate shelter.

‘Caffeinate and Paint’


The Creative Arts & Design students from the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center have partnered with Stone Fruit Coffee to host a “Caffeinate and Paint” at the school, 7300 N. Palmyra Road. This event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in MCCTC’s Joyce Brooks Center. Cost is $40 and includes all paint supplies and drinks. The cosmetology students will also provide stress-relief services, and culinary students will be serving pastries. Space is limited, so sign up now by emailing Melissa Hackett at or by calling 330-729-4000, ext. 1437.

Park reservations


Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, is taking reservations for this year and 2019. Reservations can be made online at, or through the park office by calling 330-726-8105 or visiting the park office in the Georgeanna Parker Activity Center. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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