Program offers smoke detectors

FIRE DEPARTMENT SPONSORS PROGRAM: Warren Firefighters are sponsoring Save a Life Smoke Alarm Initiative (SALSA) for Warren residents who have families / seniors / children living in the home. Applicants will be chosen based on fire fatality statistics and need.

Tamper-resistant smoke alarms that contain a power cell that will operate the detector for up to 10 years will be installed by HOVN volunteers on Aug. 3 following installation training.

For information, call Kristen at 330 782-5877 or

FINALE PLANNED AT LIBRARY: The summer reading program finale party will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren. The event will include games, crafts, and snacks for ages 3 to 12.

Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401.

CENTER TO DISTRIBUTE SUPPLIES: The Emmanuel Community Care Center in Girard will distribute school supplies to children in kindergarten to 12th grade from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14. Registration is needed at 330-545-4301 by Friday.

Donations of school supplies can be brought to the center through Aug. 8.

TIRE COLLECTION: Weathersfield Township has been awarded nearly $2,400 in grant funds from the Geauga-Trumbull Waste District for their scrap tire grant. Curbside collection will be Aug. 5 to 9. There is a limit of four car tires, off the rims, per household. Large truck tires will not be accepted.

Tires can also be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. during the collection week at the administration building, 1451 Prospect St., Mineral Ridge.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY STARTS 40TH HOME: Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley has started plans for its 40th home at 635 Lincoln Ave., Struthers. The property is in the backyard of the Habitat offices and ReStore on Youngstown Poland Road.

Youths ages 15 to 18 from the Villa Maria Spiritual Retreat Center will be volunteering at Habitat to begin wall construction for the future home. Groundbreaking is planned for mid-August with a wall raising in early September. Plans are to have this house done by February.