Ribbon cutting set for new bridge
WARREN TOWNSHIP - A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Burnett Street bridge, which will be officially reopened.
Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith said the new 65-foot single span, concrete box beam bridge was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. The bridge carries Burnett Street over Duck Creek, which is a tributary of the Mahoning River.
The bridge's width was upgraded from 18 to 34 feet.
The project, which was completed by Thomas Fok and Associates of Youngs-town and overseen by the county engineer's office, was funded by a combination of state and federal monies.
Editors visit Kinsman today
KINSMAN - Tribune Chronicle editors and other members of the newsroom staff will stop in Kinsman this evening as part of a yearlong series of gatherings to allow the public to meet the people who bring you the news.
The news staff will appear at 6 p.m. today at Kinsman Community Hall on state Route 87.
Readers are invited to ask questions and make suggestions.
Scheduled to attend are Tribune Chronicle publisher Charles Jarvis; editor Frank Robinson; business editor Larry Ringler; entertainment editor Andy Gray; assistant metro editor and ''Burt's Eye View'' humor columnist Burton Cole; sports editor Ed Puskas; Browns beat reporter Mike McLain; and community news reporter Bob Coupland.
Light refreshments will be served. The monthly sessions are being coordinated as part of the Tribune Chronicle's bicentennial celebration.
Police: Lima crash looks accidental
LIMA - A woman who suddenly drove her car into a crowded town square, injuring dozens, likely did so accidentally, authorities in northwest Ohio said Sunday.
All indications are that the 63-year-old woman unintentionally drove her vehicle into the crowd Friday night, Lima police Sgt. Jason Garlock said. About 30 people were injured, and some were pinned under the car and freed when bystanders lifted it.
"Every indication is that it was strictly an accident, that it was not intentional," he said. "Things could change, but at this point in the investigation, it's looking like it was strictly an accident."
Garlock said the woman, whom police have not identified, was briefly detained but was not arrested. She was not injured in the crash, and has been released pending further investigation.