The Mahoning Valley is recovering today from heavy rain and high winds that pounded the region Sunday. Trumbull County was particularly hard hit. Residents reported tornado sightings in Southington and Brookfield. Survey crews will be in Brookfield today to investigate the damage and determine if indeed a tornado did touch down there. Despite tens of thousands of power outages, many road closings and some building damage, no injuries had been reported as of late Sunday night.

In Howland on Sunday, actress Kim Novak opened her one-woman art show at the Butler Institute of American Art Trumbull Branch. Her works span a variety of media and evoke many emotional themes. The exhibit titled "Kim Novak: An Iconic Vision" will continue through Oct. 6 at the gallery on East Market Street.

In Liberty Township, police and school officials have begun a communitywide campaign to pay for the services of a police dog for detective work and for appearances in schools. Contact Liberty schools on how you can donate.

In sports, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers played their home opener Sunday night at Eastwood Field. In a slugfest against the Batavia Muckdogs, the Scrappers won. The team is now 2 and 1 on the young season.

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