Friend auction and sale set for this week
WARREN - An auction of artist James Friend's original pieces is being held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafetorium at Warren G. Harding High School, 860 Elm Road N.E.
Also, a two-day sale of framed and unframed Friend prints only runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Tribune Chronicle, 240 Franklin St. S.E.
For more information on the auction and sale, contact Tribune Chronicle community events coordinator Sue Shafer at 330-841-1696 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested buyers also can call Shafer to place absentee bids.
Friend, formerly of Warren, died Dec. 14, 2012, at his home in Fairmont, W.Va.
A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Tribune's Newspaper In Education program.
Driver injured after truck flips in Hubbard
HUBBARD - One man was taken to the hospital Monday evening following a truck accident on state Route 7.
Police responded to the accident about 6:20 p.m., where they found a semi-trailer had flipped onto its side, spilling steel coils onto the road, reports said, and into the lawns of nearby residences.
According to reports, the truck hit a utility pole before flipping over. The incident forced crews to shut down Route 7 for several hours while they worked to clean up the scene.
Reports said the driver was transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center with undisclosed injuries.
Woman facing child endangering charge
WARREN A 22-year-old woman is facing a misdemeanor child endangering charge after police said she left her infant son alone in her vehicle Saturday while she went into a local grocery store.
Ashlyn Kempton, 22, 3170 Lodwick, Drive, was arraigned Monday.
According to police reports, she went into the Giant Eagle on Mahoning Avenue about 4 p.m. and left the 7-month-old boy in the car with the windows up.
Police said when they arrived they found the baby in a car seat in the back seat of the vehicle, according to reports.
Police issued Kempton a summons, and she was released at the scene, reports state. The child was released to his grandmother, police reported.
Educators co-author book, will hold signings
Two area educators seeking to encourage parents to educate their children on classroom etiquette will hold book signings for their recent novel, "Life Lessons for Little Learners: Beginning Steps Toward Academic Success."
The book is geared toward pre-K, through third-graders, and is designed help parents teach important social skills and behaviors needed to enhance their children's learning environment, thus affording them a greater opportunity for individual academic success.
Co-authors, former high school English teacher Louise Mason and retired high school English teacher and retired YSU adjunct professor Janine Motley, will be at the Supply Room, 3221 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10. They also will appear at various libraries and have a book signing planned 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Jimmy's Deli on Belmont Avenue in Liberty.
For more information, visit www.socialandacademicsuccess.com.
Youngstown shooting victim dies in hospital
YOUNGSTOWN - A man who was shot on the East Side late Saturday night died of his wounds in the hospital.
William McClain, 39, was shot about 11 p.m. Saturday on East High Avenue, police said.
When police arrived on the scene, they found McClain lying in the middle of the street, reports said. An SUV was parked awkwardly near McClain with several bullet holes in its doors.
The shooting marks the 11th homicide in Youngstown in 2013.
No arrests have been made in con