A Canfield family’s Montreale Drive home caught fire and burned to the ground Jan. 2. The family, with some help from Lewis Construction of Warren, spent three days sifting through fire debris and at the end of a third day, they found the wedding ring they’d been looking for, where the 6,600-square-foot, $1 million home once stood. Read this story today in The Vindicator and Vindy.com

The pastor of small Brookfield United Methodist Church said the response from the community after a late January robbery is a blessing. The community got into the spirit after someone broke in through one of the church’s preschool windows and stole all the community funds. The next day, six people came to deliver cash and checks. Within a month, the church received enough donations to make it whole again.

Construction of Boardman Township’s new main fire station on Market Street was supposed to be complete March 17, but project leaders say it likely won’t be completed until early May. A truss redesign led to some delays, and contractors also have been beset by poor weather, fire Chief Mark Pitzer said. Aside from the timeline delay, trustees said they are happy with other aspects of the project.

This Memorial Day weekend, people will get the opportunity to see the Mahoning River when Mahoning River Adventures of Cuyahoga Falls begins renting kayaks and equipment at the Canoe City MetroPark, 75 N. Leavitt Road, May 25. They will also transport kayakers and their equipment to the Swift MetroPark for a two-hour self-guided trip or Rotary Park in Newton Falls for a six-hour self-guided trip. This will be the first time a kayak livery service will be available on the Mahoning River in Trumbull and Mahoning counties.

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