Farmington road closed for culvert replacement
FARMINGTON - Curtis Middlefield Road between state Route 88 and Painesville Warren State Road in Farmington Township will be closed Wednesday through Sept. 25 for culvert replacement.
The recommended detour is south on Painesville Warren State Road, northeast on Ensign Road, north on Girdle Road, south on Third Street and west on Route 88.
Gala planned for Kinsman House
WARREN - The Gala at the Kinsman House sponsored by the Warren Heritage Center and the GFWC Ohio Warren Junior Women's League will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the historic house, 303 Mahoning Ave. N.W.
Various activities will take place on the grounds including a wine tasting, Chinese auction and entertainment.
For additional information or tickets, call Jim Valesky at 330-372-0237.
Registration open for Make A Difference Day
WARREN - Make A Difference Day is marking its 11th anniversary locally and 23rd nationally Oct. 26, a day volunteers will spend improving their community.
Project registration forms for the Tribune Chronicle's Make A Difference Day will be running regularly until the Oct. 11 deadline.
Those who have further questions, need more information or would like to volunteer can contact Tribune Chronicle events coordinator Sue Shafer at 330-841-1696 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kasich to mark battle bicentennial
PUT-IN-BAY - Ohio's governor will mark the bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie.
Gov. John Kasich will deliver the keynote speech at the bicentennial ceremony Tuesday at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie's South Bass Island.
Tuesday marks the 200th anniversary of the U.S.-British clash considered a turning point in the War of 1812.
A fleet of tall ships gathered to re-enact the battle last week.
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry captured a British fleet near Put-in-Bay during the battle that's remembered for his command: "Don't Give Up the Ship."
Reward increased in frat house fire
OXFORD - Authorities are boosting the reward for information in a suspected arson fire at a fraternity house at Miami University.
The state fire marshal office and other agencies say the reward is now $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of those who started the May 25 fire at the Phi Gamma Delta house in Oxford.
The agencies didn't say why they think the fire at the century-old house was arson.
The fire heavily damaged the house, but nobody was injured. Fifteen people were living there at the time, but they all got out safely.
State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers said investigators want to hear from anyone who saw something out of the ordinary or has heard someone speaking about the fire with an unusual amount of knowledge.
Staff, wire reports