Sobriety checkpoint set in Canfield
CANFIELD - A sobriety checkpoint will be held somewhere in Canfield today, according to the Mahoning Valley OVI Task Force.
Specifics of times and locations were not yet announced.
Saturation patrols also will be conducted throughout the weekend, according to Assistant Chief Scott Weamer.
''It is our intent to inform people that officers will be vigilant in detecting and apprehending impaired drivers,'' Weamer said.
Support for the roadside checkpoint comes from participating police agencies with the OVI Task Force, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Items collected today for veterans homes
WARREN - Items for veterans in Ohio's two veteran nursing homes are being collected from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Packard Music Hall.
Some of the requested items include clothing, personal hygiene and entertainment. Cash donations will be accepted.
The gifts will be given to residents at the homes in Sandusky and in Georgetown.
Articles of clothing needed include robes, slippers, winter caps, socks, pajamas, XL slipper socks with tread and XXL and XXXL jackets.
Hygiene products include combs, toothpaste and toothbrushes, liquid hand soap, hand lotion, tissues, denture cleaner, soap, washcloths, lip balm, mouthwash and shampoo.
Other donation ideas include board games, books on tape, body pillows with case, magazine subscriptions, craft kits, phone cards, wall clocks, small radios and back scratchers.
Thanksgiving Day fire leaves family homeless
HERMITAGE, Pa. - A kitchen fire left a family homeless on Thanksgiving, officials said.
A fire at 1690 Pine Hollow Blvd. started about 3 p.m. in the kitchen. The state Fire Marshals deemed the home uninhabitable. The Red Cross is helping the family, whom firefighters said will stay with another family.
Investigators said the fire started in the kitchen and spread to the roof.
No one was injured, and a cause is under investigation, firefighters told WYTV 33 News.
Tribune editors headed to Howland
HOWLAND - The next stop in a yearlong series of gatherings to allow the public to meet the editors of the Tribune Chronicle is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Howland Township Administration Building.
Readers from all communities are invited to attend and ask questions and make suggestions.
Scheduled to attend are Tribune Chronicle publisher Charles Jarvis; general manager Len Blose; editor Frank Robinson; managing editor Guy Coviello; sports editor Dana Sulonen; features editor Mary Beth Wyko; humor columnist and assistant metro editor Burton Cole; entertainment writer Andy Gray; Browns beat reporter Mike McLain; chief photographer R. Michael Semple; 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.