At a glance

Johnston sets special meeting

JOHNSTON — Township trustees will hold a special meeting 9 a.m. Saturday at the Johnston VFW Hall, 5299 Warren Road.

Two topics will be discussed: the 2017 Ohio Public Works Commission grant for the Corinth Court road and bridge safety upgrade, and ambulance / EMS contracts with Gustavus and Kinsman townships for EMS service.

Both issues are expected to be approved at the meeting.

Tickets available for annual banquet

WARREN — Tickets are now available for the fourth annual Twenty Under 20 awards banquet Dec. 8 at DiVieste Banquet Hall in Warren.

The Twenty Under 20 program, which is 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.

AG cautions to avoid scams

COLUMBUS — Attorney General Mike DeWine is cautioning Ohioans to avoid holiday scams.

DeWine says con artists don’t take a break for the holidays.

He encouraged people to avoid acting on something that “doesn’t seem right” and to contact his consumer protection division with questions or concerns.

Seasonal scams can take various forms:

Package delivery scams are tied to notices alerting the consumer a non-existent package or prize is ready for pick-up.

Online shopping scams ask for advance payment for offers they never deliver.

staff, wire reports