Howland to spray for mosquitoes
HOWLAND - Alexander Pest Control has been contracted to spray for mosquitoes in the township from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. today and Tuesday.
In case of rain, the spraying will take place the following evening.
Residents are advised to close their windows, keep pets indoors and not leave any food outside during the spraying.
Newton trustees to meet for work session
NEWTON - Newton Township trustees have scheduled a work session for 9 a.m. today at the township administration building, 4410 Newton Falls-Bailey Road, to discuss general township business.
Vienna trustees cancel today's meeting
The Vienna Township Board of Trustees has canceled its meeting scheduled for today and will reschedule it at a later date.
Oct. 7 cooking school tickets now on sale
Tickets are now available for the Tribune Chronicle's annual Taste of Home cooking school. The show begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at Packard Music Hall; doors open at 4:30 p.m. Only 1,300 tickets are available and sell out fast.
Culinary specialist chef Eric Villegas returns this year to demonstrate 10 recipes on stage.
Each participant will receive a goodie bag and a cookbook including recipes presented during the show. Local vendors and businesses will be on hand to provide goodies of their own.
Once again, the Warren show will be part of Taste of Home's Cooks Who Care program. Any attendee who donates nonperishable food items at the door will be entered into a drawing to win a special prize.
General admission tickets are $10. VIP tickets are $20 and include a special entrance and premiere seating for the show. Order tickets through the form printed in the Tribune Chronicle, by calling Sue Shafer at 330-841-1696 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highway median becomes bee habitat
COLUMBUS - A state agency is turning a southern Ohio highway median into a honeybee paradise in an effort to create habitats for a bee population that has been declining in recent years.
The Ohio Department of Transportation planted wildflower seeds in two, 1-acre lots along Ohio 207 in Ross County in June to start a three-year process creating habitats for bees and other pollinators.
A department spokeswoman says the seeds beginning to germinate are a mix of native Ohio wildflowers intended to provide much-needed food for honeybees and beautify the road.
Increasing numbers of diseases and pests in recent years have thinned colonies and threatened Ohio's agriculture industry.
Staff, wire reports