Weathersfield conducts Prom Promise activities
MINERAL RIDGE - The Weathersfield Police Department will conduct Prom Promise activities at the high school this week.
The Trumbull County Coroner's forensic investigator Rebecca Bluedorn will be speaking to seventh- to 12th-graders from 8 to 10 a.m. today about the dangers of drug use. Also speaking is Barb Hoover from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, who will also discuss drug use.
On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections will have a presentation at 1 p.m. on making the right decisions in life. Several inmates will be speaking to the students about the choices they have made and the consequences.
Nomination deadline nears for A+ Teachers
WARREN - Nominations are being accepted through Wednesday for the Tribune Chronicle's 2014 A+ Teacher Awards.
The teacher should be a current K-12 educator who teaches in Trumbull County in a public, private or parochial school setting.
Nominations should include the name of the teacher and school and how the teacher has influenced, supported or inspired students. Nominations can be submitted by students, parents or colleagues. Parents can assist children with nominations.
Twenty teachers will be chosen and will be featured in a story on May 18.
Forms have been sent to area schools, but submissions also can be emailed to Tribune Chronicle Events Coordinator Sue Shafer at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off or mailed to the Tribune Chronicle, 240 Franklin St., Warren 44483.
Gospel concert set for Packard Music Hall
WARREN - Tickets are on sale for a gospel concert double bill featuring Gold City Quartet and The Keelings, beginning at 7 p.m. May 19 at the Packard Music Hall in Warren.
Alabama-based Gold City Quartet has been playing for 34 years, earning number one songs in each of the last four decades. Their most recent is "Peter James and John" in 2012.
The Keelings, from Hadley, Pa., have been performing for more than 20 years, and previously played at Packard Music Hall in 2012.
A limited number of artist circle tickets are available for $20. Reserved seats are $12.50 and may be purchased through the Tribune Chronicle by calling Shafer at 330-841-1696, by stopping into the newspaper office located at 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, or online by visiting the Tribune Chronicle website, www.tribtoday.com.
Fewer limits, more concealed guns in Ohio
MANSFIELD - More Ohioans are carrying concealed guns with fewer restrictions nearly 10 years after the state enacted a law allowing people to carry hidden handguns.
The Mansfield News Journal reported guns can now be carried in cars, purses and bags and are allowed in bars and public parking lots among other changes.
The newspaper says the number of permits has doubled since 2010 with nearly 97,000 new concealed handgun licenses issued last year.
Staff, wire reports