At a glance

Warren FD investigates fire

WARREN  — A fire that occurred at  an abandoned single family home at 2107 N. Park Ave., Saturday evening is under investigation.

The report said a crew was at the scene beginning about 7 p.m. for about 45 minutes. No other details were available.

Families group plans dinner

WARREN — Families Helping Families will hold a planning meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for the group’s annual Christmas Day dinner.

The meeting will be held at McDonald’s restaurant on North Road.

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to the event should contact event coordinator Danielle Polivka at 330-609-9440, 330-233-2024 or 330-978-1151.

City’s cannon to be refurbished

PORT CLINTON– A World War II-era cannon that has stood on the shore of Lake Erie since the late 1940s will be undergoing a renovation.

Veterans in the city of Port Clinton say the 4,500-pound cannon has been in the same spot for nearly 80 years until it was recently hauled away.

The M5 anti-tank gun that was built in 1943 is starting to show its age and has some rust damage from sitting outside.

Bob Gillmor repairs historical cannons.

Staff, wire reports