damaged at school
WARREN - A city schools construction vehicle parked behind the Jefferson K-8 building was vandalized sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.
Warren City Schools Superintendent Michael Notar said no damage was done to the school. However, a window was broken out of the vehicle.
It's the second reported vandalism at the site. On June 19, the windows to an excavator were broken, several pieces of insulation foam destroyed, and glue was found in gas tanks of a heavy equipment machine, among other vandalism.
OEPA taking samples
from Mahoning River
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is collecting water samples along the lower Mahoning River basin in Trumbull and Mahoning counties to get information that will be included in a plan to maintain and restore the river and tributary quality.
Sampling locations are generally chosen upstream and downstream of sewage treatment plants, industrial discharges, tributaries, streams and dams and where there has been a significant change in land use.
Samples which will be collected from the same sites multiple times will be used to assess the condition of the water quality and aquatic life.
The basin is along the Ohio-Pennsylvania border and includes the cities of Youngstown and Warren, Mosquito Lake and Meander Reservoir. The river joins the Shenango River in Pennsylvania to form the Beaver River and flow to the Ohio River.
Sampling will continue all summer.
Winery to host
BERLIN CENTER - Singer-songwriter Zak Shaffer, son of country songwriter Randy Shaffer, will play a dinner concert Thursday at Myrddin Winery, 3020 Scenic Ave., Berlin Center.
The evening includes a reception, with Shaffer starting at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner and concert in the Twinkle Garden. Shaffer's music is described as a mix of rock, pop, blues and country.
Tickets are $45 per person. For more information, call 330-654-9181.
YSU to receive $22,500
for nursing program
YOUNGSTOWN - The nursing program at Youngstown State University was awarded a $22,500 grant, U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan announced this week.
The grant, issued by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will go to the university's nurse anesthetist traineeship program.
"This grant will help Youngstown State further students' opportunities to get hands-on experience in the health care industry.