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Twenty Under 20 tickets available
WARREN — Tickets are available for the fourth annual Twenty Under 20 awards banquet Dec. 8 at DiVieste Banquet Hall in Warren.
The Twenty Under 20 program, co-sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle and Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, honors 20 individuals under the age of 20 for their leadership skills through volunteerism, extracurricular activities and academic achievements.
Tickets are $20 and are available in the lobby of the Tribune Chronicle, 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren, or by calling Tribune community events coordinator Sue Shafer at 330-841-1696. The lobby is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Witnesses: Man set himself on fire
AKRON — Police say an Ohio man is in stable condition after he set himself on fire following what witnesses described as a rant about post-election protests.
Akron Police Sgt. Dennis Woodall says the 69-year-old man was wearing a U.S. Marine Corps uniform when he set himself ablaze Saturday morning on a city street.
Witnesses told the Akron Beacon Journal the man had become increasingly agitated after discussing the need to protest President-elect Donald Trump. They say the man had walked into a coffee shop and asked whether anyone knew who had organized a recent anti-Trump protest. They say he then left the store and set himself on fire after he doused himself in gasoline.
Cincinnati schools to seek new chief
CINCINNATI — A large Ohio school district will soon begin the search for a new leader.
Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan says she will retire next summer after nine years as the chief administrator. She’s slated to step down Aug. 1.
The school board president praised her for academic progress and innovative strategies in the urban district. After years of declining enrollment, the district has grown.