Sharon Speedway meeting in Hartford
HARTFORD - Township trustees will meet with Sharon Speedway officials at 4 p.m. today to discuss track events. The meeting will be at the township hall.
Howland outage caused by repairs
HOWLAND - A brief power outage in Howland Wednesday afternoon was the result of repairs being done by Ohio Edison.
Repair work was being done to fix faulty equipment inside a substation, which caused a power outage on Tuesday evening, leaving approximately 4,800 customers without power.
Wednesday's outage lasted about 40 minutes, beginning at 2:40 p.m. and returning at 3:15 p.m.
Power was lost at 6:52 p.m. Tuesday and was mostly restored by 8:30 p.m.
Opera singer to speak about roots
WARREN - Opera singer and Niles native Gary Lehman, one of the premier heldentenors in the world, will return to his roots to speak and sing Tuesday at Packard Music Hall.
He is the third guest in the speaker series ''It All Started Here.'' The series features Trumbull County residents who made their marks nationally or globally. It is being sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle to help mark the 200th anniversary of newspaper publishing in Trumbull County.
Tickets are $20 and are available at the Tribune Chronicle or online at tribtoday.com. Information is available at 330-841-1696. The speech begins at 7 p.m. at the hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. N.W.
Lehman has performed lead roles around the world as an opera singer, including in New York's Metropolitan Opera.
Falls announces concert series acts
NEWTON FALLS - The Newton Falls Concert Series will once again hold a number of free live concerts throughout the summer.
The first concert is 9 a.m. Saturday at the City Park during the village's Garden Exchange event. Other shows include:
Three Miles Out during the village Car Show on June 23.
Rudy and the Professionals from 8 p.m. to midnight July 3 at City Park , as part of the village's 4th of July celebration.
Davis and McKay on July 13, Rex Taneri and His Orchestra on July 20 and Law Director Joe Fritz will perform July 27. Those shows will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Veterans Park.
This year's event is sponsored by CenturyLink, which donated $2,500 to the village for the series.
All concerts in the series are free.
Riding lawn mower runs over 4-year-old
VERMILION - Police in northern Ohio say a woman on a riding lawn mower accidentally ran over her 4-year-old daughter, critically injuring the girl.
The accident happened Monday at a home in Vermilion, a small city west of Cleveland along Lake Erie. Vermilion police say the girl apparently was playing with a toy and got near the mower without being spotted by her mother, who backed up the vehicle.
Sgt. Jeff Chandler tells The Morning Journal in nearby Lorain that the girl was knocked over and her feet became caught under the mower blades. She was flown to a children's hospital in Cleveland in critical condition.