Crews battle barn fire in Newton Township
NEWTON Crews from several southwest Trumbull County fire departments battled a Sunday afternoon barn fire off Hallock-Young Road, just east of state Route 534.
A 911 spokesman said they received calls around 3:45 p.m. of a structure fire in the 4200 block of Hallock-Young.
Crews from Newton Falls, Lordstown, Braceville and Milton fire departments were at the scene and quickly had the fire under control. No other building was damaged.
Damage estimates were unavailable.
Brush fires plague
parts of Trumbull, Pa.
SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Firefighters have been battling a brush fire in the township south of New Castle, Pa., since 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Meanwhile, a large bush fire in Johnston was extinguished Saturday night by the Johnston Fire Department. It took a few hours to extinguish the flames.
According to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News, the Shenango Township Fire Department and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry are heading up the efforts to extinguish the fire in the area of Boyd School Road and Snake Run Road. Several homes have been evacuated.
Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry District Forester Gary Frank told WYTV reporters that two air tankers, capable of carrying 800 gallons of water, were assisting in the operation. Frank said high winds and low humidity intensified the situation.
Meeting to discuss walkway in Warren
WARREN Main Street Warren will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the National Fire and Water Repair Showroom, 145 W. Market St., Warren, to discuss the planned construction of a walkway from the downtown parking deck off Franklin Street to Courthouse Square.
Paul Clouser, owner of National Fire and Water Repair, said the organization is hosting the event to discuss the walkway, which will connect people who use the parking deck with the shopping area. The walkway will connect the parking deck through the David Grohl Alley through the National Fire and Water Repair building to Courthouse Square.
The public is invited to provide input on the project, which is scheduled for completion by mid-summer.
Clouser will have the walkway go through the eastern side of his building.
The parking lot is one block south of West Market Street. The walkway would be eight feet wide and brightly lit.
Dad, daughter kayaking on Lake Erie missing
SANDUSKY - Authorities along Lake Erie spent Sunday searching for a father and his 12-year-old daughter who were last seen in their kayaks the night before on Sandusky Bay.
Two empty kayaks were found floating Sunday morning in the bay, but there was no sign of the 30-year-old man and his daughter, the Erie County Sheriff's office said.
The pair did not have life jackets when they set out on the water early Saturday evening.
The sheriff's office said the two who were missing are Jonathan Francis, of Sandusky, and his daughter Viola Francis.
The man's girlfriend told The Blade newspaper in Toledo that they did not take the life jackets because it was just going to be a short trip.
"They were only going to be gone a few hours and they didn't come back," said Sheila McClain.
Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth says the father and daughter were planning to paddle across the bay to a bridge and back.
Fire safety to be discussed in Vienna
VIENNA Vienna Fire Chief Richard Brannon will speak on fire safety at 7 p.m. today at the township hall during the monthly meeting of the Vienna Neighborhood Watch group.
Staff, wire reports