Fire causes $75,000 damage to business
CORTLAND - It took fire crews just nine minutes Friday morning to extinguish a fire that caused about $75,000 worth of damage at Control Transfer Inc., 3701 Warren Meadville Road.
The fire appeared to be contained to an oven inside the building, according to a report. Crews were called at about 4:50 a.m. and stayed until about 6:30 a.m. investigating the incident.
Cortland crews were aided by Howland, Mecca, Johnston and Bazetta Departments. Despite the damages, work resumed as usual at the business Friday morning.
Jim Tressel to join Regional Chamber board
YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel will take a seat on the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber board of directors effective Oct. 1.
Chamber Board chairman Peter J. Asimakopoulos made the announcement this week after the Regional Chamber board voted earlier this summer on the post. He called Tressel a ''vital cog in the Chamber's work of developing a better educated and trained workforce for our growing economy.''
Tressel was installed Aug. 18 as YSU president.
Mathews school board to meet on contracts
VIENNA - Members of the Mathews Board of Education will hold a special meeting 5 p.m. Tuesday at the board offices, 4429 Warren Sharon Road, to take action on employee contracts and agreements and other business that comes before the board.
Oct. 7 cooking school tickets now on sale
WARREN - Tickets are 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. A total of 1,300 tickets are available.
Culinary specialist chef Eric Villegas returns this year to demonstrate 10 recipes onstage. Each participant will receive a goodie bag and a cookbook that includes 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 prize.
Order tickets through the form printed in the Tribune Chronicle, by calling Sue Shafer at 330-841-1696 or emailing email@example.com. Purchase with a credit card by clicking the Taste of Home link at www.tribtoday.com.
20 Under Twenty nominations sought
WARREN - Nominations are being accepted for the Tribune Chronicle's second annual 20 Under Twenty program.
The newspaper and Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley are honoring 20 individuals younger than 20 for outstanding leadership through community service, extracurricular activities and academic achievements.
The top five award recipients will be given $1,000 to be donated to their chosen charity. A magazine featuring the chosen individuals will be published by the Tribune Chronicle, and award recipients will be invited to a banquet in early December.