Driver injured when milk truck overturned
NORTH JACKSON - A Pennsylvania man was flown by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth Health Center Friday evening after the tractor trailer he was operating overturned, spilling thousands of gallons of milk along Interstate 76.
Police responded to the accident about 6:30 p.m. near the Lipkey Road exit, where they found the one-vehicle crash. The driver, Robert Beaver, 81, of New Oxford, Pa., was attempting to enter the Ohio Turnpike from Interstate 76 eastbound, when police said he lost control of his vehicle. The trailer, transporting 6,000 gallons of milk, traveled off the left side of the entrance ramp and overturned. The tank ruptured, spilling about 3,000 gallons of milk onto the roadway.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Canfield Post, Beaver had to be extricated using Jaws of Life. He was flown to St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
Grant to help locals living with AIDS or HIV
YOUNGSTOWN - COMPASS Family and Community Services in Mahoning County has been awarded a $51,600 grant from the state to support people living with AIDS or HIV in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.
The money will help with rental, mortgage and utility assistance and some case management services. The grant will help 337 people.
The money is part of $1.2 million given to three nonprofit organizations in Ohio by the Ohio Development Services Agency, which administers the federal Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program.
High school students to compete in Quiz Bowl
YOUNGSTOWN - A Quiz Bowl competition today will feature 16 area high school teams.
Students in four-person teams will answer questions on literature, science and history, beginning at 9 a.m. today at South Range Local Schools.
Included are South Range, Boardman, West Branch, Sebring, Austintown, Canfield, Lowellville, Poland, Columbiana, East Palestine, Youngstown Early College, Western Reserve, Springfield Local, Jackson-Milton, Campbell Memorial and Chaney.
YSU Foundation offers record scholarships
YOUNGSTOWN - The Youngstown State University Foundation has issued a record number of scholarships.
The foundation will allocate $7.4 million in scholarship support to YSU next academic year, the second increase in the past three years.
Scholarship allocations to YSU increased by $2.6 million to a total of $4.8 million from 2011-12.
Ohio's casinos report revenue gains in Feb.
COLUMBUS - Ohio's four casinos saw gains in revenue last month after the facilities reported lackluster figures in January and December.
February revenue figures were released Friday as the facilities enter the second year with all four of them in operation.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission reports that total revenue for the facilities approached $66.8 million in February. That's up from roughly $59.7 million in January.
Toledo's casino was closed for about 11 hours last month because of the winter weather.
Six fraternity men plead not guilty to hazing
AKRON - Six fraternity members have pleaded not guilty to hazing charges.
The six students from the University of Akron appeared in court Friday a week after they were accused of paddling a pledge so hard that he bled through his pants.
All six are charged with misdemeanor assault and hazing.
Police at the University of Akron say a 22-year-old man told investigators he went to a hospital after multiple nights of being beaten with paddles.
Staff, wire reports