One person injured in crash on Interstate 80
LIBERTY - One person was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries after flipping a Jeep on the entrance ramp to I-80 in the township Monday afternoon.
Police said the driver took the curve, locally known as Dead Man's Curve, too fast and flipped the vehicle around 2 p.m.
Traffic was stopped for a short time while emergency crews responded to the scene, according to reports.
Items needed for victims of Hurricane Sandy
The Mahoning County Republican Party and radio talk show, ''Afternoons with Tracey and Friends,'' have partnered to collect nonperishable food items, new blankets and other items for New Jersey victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Items will be collected through Thursday at these times and locations: 1 to 6 p.m. at the Mahoning County GOP headquarters, 621 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ambassador Technologies, 3622 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fit Family, state Route 46, Austintown; and at Charlie Staples BBQ, 372 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, from noon to 9 p.m.
Other drop-off points are the Nemenz IGA Food Stores, 655 Creed St., Struthers, and 2980 McCartney Road, Youngstown and Ryan's Chair, 2935 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.
GOP reaching out to young Republicans
The Mahoning County Republican Party is re-launching its Teenage Republican Club.
The group will meet at 7 p.m. at the GOP headquarters, 621 Boardman Canfield Road, to formally organize and charter the young Republican club. Refreshments will be served.
Why are you thankful?
WARREN - The Tribune Chronicle wants to hear the gratitude you have for good fortune that came your way in the last year.
Reader submissions will be published in the newspaper the week of Thanksgiving.
To submit a thanks, use the form published from time to time in the newspaper. Fill out the coupon, attach a separate piece of paper with your reason and mail it to the newspaper, Attn: Giving Thanks, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren OH 44483.
You also can use the Tribune Chronicle's Virtual Newsroom at www.tribtoday.com. Click on ''VNR: submit your news'' and go to the Giving Thanks category. Or you can email your submission to givingthanks@
Include your complete name, a phone number (not for publication) and the community in which you reside. Limit submissions to 25 words.
OSU students among those displaced by fire
COLUMBUS - Ohio State University students are among the more than two dozen people displaced by a fire at a campus-area building used as apartments.
Columbus firefighters say the residents escaped, and no injuries were reported after the fire early Monday morning.
Investigators say the blaze apparently began in the back of the home and was accidental, but the exact cause remains under investigation.
Pennsylvania rivers show pollution trends
PITTSBURGH - Researchers say high levels of a salty compound that could be linked to oil and gas drilling are persisting in one Pittsburgh-area river, even as they declined in another river nearby.
A Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority report says that high levels of salty bromides are still being detected in the Allegheny River just downstream of industrial brine treatment plants, which accept wastewater from oil and gas drilling and other industrial activities. Other researchers recently found that bromides declined significantly in the Monongahela River after shale gas drillers stopped taking waste to treatment plants there.
Staff, wire reports