Chamber hosts meeting on Obamacare
BOARDMAN - The Regional Chamber is hosting a health care reform event 8 to 9 a.m. today at the Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave.
A panel of experts will discuss the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, public and private insurance exchanges, small business tax credits, potential penalties for employers and how community ratings will affect companies and their employees.
The panel will include John Cooper of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Jim Rosa of Hill, Barth and King and George Millich of Harrington, Hoppe and Mitchell.
The event is open only to Regional Chamber members.
Portman to give update on budget
BOARDMAN - Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman will visit the Mahoning County Republican Headquarters, 621 Boardman Canfield Road, on Friday.
A news release states that Portman is making the stop to thank volunteers for their work during the 2012 campaign season and give an update on what's happening in Washington on the budget, national debt and tax and spending issues.
Warren man bit by dog ends up in county jail
WARREN - A 41-year-old Warren man got more than he bargained for Monday night after he was bitten by a dog, went to a hospital for treatment and then wound up in Trumbull County Jail after officers found he was wanted on two outstanding warrants.
Milton Dixon of Palmyra Road S.W. said a pit bull bit him in the left thigh on Southwest Boulevard S.W., and an ambulance took him for treatment.
Officers placed a hold on Dixon at the hospital, citing a warrant from Warren Municipal Court that states that he failed to show up in court in October on a disorderly conduct charge and another warrant that states that he still owed $310 for a petty theft and disorderly conduct conviction in 2012.
He was in Trumbull County Jail Tuesday.
Jogger killed by truck in Mercer County
PINE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Grove City woman was hit by a truck and killed on Tuesday in Mercer County.
Megan M. Kays, 22, was struck at about 10:05 a.m. while jogging north at the intersection of state Route 58 and Airport Road, according to Pennsylvania State Police. She was transported to Grove City Medical Center by Superior Ambulance, where she was pronounced dead at 10:40 a.m. due to blunt force trauma, police said.
The driver of the 2006 Peterbilt box truck, Veronica L. Salusky, 27, of Emlenton, Pa., was not injured, police said.
Youngstown fire crews battle railyard blaze
YOUNGSTOWN - City firefighters responded Tuesday afternoon to a South Side railyard after a railcar full of crushed cars caught fire.
At one point, smoke and flames could be seen from nearby Poland Avenue, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
Officials said the train was stopped on the tracks just east of the Center Street Bridge while workers were trying to cut away a piece of scrap metal with a torch when the fire started. Workers from the city street department had to be called in to lift the cars out of the railcar so the flames could be extinguished.
Crews were on the scene for more than three hours.