Warren schools offer mobile farmers market
WARREN - Free produce will be distributed to families with children on Thursday.
The Warren City Schools Food Service Department, in cooperation with the Ohio Association of Food Banks, will provide oranges, bananas, collard greens, sweet corn, cucumbers, cabbage and watermelons on a first-come, first-served basis.
The produce will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the following locations: under the football bleachers at Warren G. Harding High School and behind the Willard K-8 school building.
Warren firefighters called twice Tuesday
WARREN - Firefighters fought two blazes on Tuesday, including one at a home that was being renovated.
Fire Chief Ken Nussle said crews were called to 490 Maple St. S.W. shortly before 4:30 a.m. for a fire that began in the kitchen of the home, which is being improved. The cause of the fire that caused an estimated $15,000 damage is being investigated.
At around 1 p.m., firefighters put out a fire in the basement of a vacant home at 715 Webb Court S.W. Nussle said someone had been spotted in the basement before the fire broke out in the home, which is on the city's condemned list. Nussle said that fire was intentional.
The recent blazes lengthen the list of fires city crews have been called to extinguish over the past several days.
Nussle said all of the fires reported since Friday remain under investigation.
No charges expected in boy's death
STRUTHERS - Struthers police don't anticipate filing any charges after a 2-year-old boy was hit by a car and killed Monday night, according to Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33 News.
The incident happened at 7:30 p.m. Monday at 20 Euclid Ave. Investigators said the boy was playing in the grass and somehow ended up behind an SUV.
Reports indicate police did a toxicology test on the driver, which is standard procedure in these cases, but at this point they believe the incident was a tragic accident.
Struthers police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating the incident, and police said the driver is cooperating.
Planned Parenthood ad to criticize Kasich
COLUMBUS - Planned Parenthood is scheduled to begin airing a TV ad that criticizes Ohio Gov. John Kasich for signing a state budget last month that they say restricts the work of rape counselors.
The Columbus Dispatch reports the ad will be broadcast in central Ohio starting Wednesday.
Misha Barnes is the managing director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. She told the newspaper the restrictions are "egregious" because they limit women's access to health care during a very vulnerable time.
The state's spending bill that Kasich signed June 30 includes several anti-abortion measures.
Staff, wire reports