Baby squirrels found with tails tied together
LIBERTY - A township man said he discovered five baby squirrels tied together by their tails in his front yard Sunday morning, Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV Channel 33 reported.
According to reports, Tom Scharrer of Shannon Road noticed the squirrels underneath his car around 8:30 a.m.
He reported that he and a friend had to jack the car up to reach the squirrels and that's when they noticed someone had tied the baby squirrels together by their tails using pieces of cloth and a plastic grocery bag.
Liberty Police responded and were able to untangle the squirrels, according to reports.
A few of the squirrels reportedly suffered minor bleeding on their tails.
Vigil to commemorate victims of crime
WARREN The annual Victim Rights Week vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren.
The local chapter of Parents of Murdered Children will commemorate all victims of crime. The names of victims who have died in the past year due to violence will be read and candles lit for each victim and survivor attending.
The keynote speaker is Dan Fynes, supervising U.S. probation officer from Cleveland.
Tribune offers recycling collection for Earth Day
WARREN - The Tribune Chronicle will offer an Earth Day recycling collection from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the newspaper's parking lot at Vine Avenue and South Street in Warren.
Protect-N-Shred of Cortland will be on site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today for residential shredding of up to four boxes of documents per household.
Residents also can drop off newspapers, phone books, hardback books, office paper and mail to be recycled.
This is the fourth year for the recycling event. In 2012 the Tribune Chronicle recycled 904,072 pounds of newsprint.
For each pound of recyclable paper dropped off, River Valley Paper Co. of Akron will make a donation to the Hope Chest Foundation, which serves local residents in need.
For information, call Sue Shafer at 330-841-1696.
Report: Ohio tax breaks worth $7.7B a year
COLUMBUS - The state government budget debate in Ohio has focused fresh attention on tax breaks and loopholes granted to residents and businesses over the years.
The Columbus Dispatch says some 130 tax deductions, credits and exemptions will be worth $7.7 billion next year. Projections put it at about $8 billion for 2015.
Each year, Ohio's single biggest tax break, around since 1935, is on the sale of manufacturing equipment. It will be worth about $1.8 billion next year.
OH airport gets $20M grant for runway safety
CLEVELAND - A Federal Aviation Administration grant of more than $20 million will finance runway safety improvements at a Cleveland airport.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says the FAA grant to Burke Lakefront Airport was announced last week by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The Plain Dealer reports that Burke will use the grant to move the end of one runway 600 feet to the east. It also will construct a 400-foot bed of collapsible concrete at the end of another runway to slow or stop planes that can't stop on their own.
Trustees cancel meeting with agency
CHAMPION - Township trustees have canceled their meeting with Integrys Energy scheduled for today. Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the township hall with Diane Drawl from Trumbull County Senior Service for additional information regarding SCOPE funding.