War memorial to be dedicated

War memorialto be dedicated
NILES -- A memorial to Korean War veterans will be dedicated in a public ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday in Niles City Cemetery.
The memorial, a bronze plaque set in granite, will be placed in the southwest corner of the cemetery, at Niles-Vienna Road and state Route 46, near the chapel.
The memorial and ceremony were arranged by Zoa Lykins, of 22 Brentwood Blvd., whose father, Paul D. Jones, served in an Alliance National Guard unit activated to Korea.
In addition to the Korean War Memorial, the Jones family will plant a sugar maple tree in memory of Jones near the memorial.
American Legion Post 166 of Alliance, where Jones was a member for 50 years, will provide the honor guard for the ceremony.
Cable worker helpscapture suspect
HUBBARD -- Hubbard Township police are crediting a cable worker with the capture of a burglary suspect.
Police said a Time Warner Cable Co. worker called police about 12:45 p.m. Thursday after he spotted a man going through a window of a home in the 3000 block of Youngstown-Hubbard Road. He also got the license-plate number of the car the man was driving.
Police later stopped Robert Vaughan, 18, whose last known address is Woodbine Avenue. He was charged in Girard Municipal Court this morning with burglary and was to be arraigned today.
Birdseed fund-raiser
WARREN -- Trumbull County Educational Service Center's environmental education program will sell birdseed Thursday through Oct. 21 as a fund-raiser.
The sales Thursday and Oct.19 will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot across from the main post office on High Street downtown.
The sales, from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 and from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 21 will be at Lordstown High School, Salt Springs Road.
Several types of seed are available in 25- or 50-pound bags.
Prices range from $8 to $16 per bag. Thistle is available in a 10-pound bag for $10 and white millet in a 25-pound bag is $6.
Suet cakes are $1.75 each.
Halloween stories
YOUNGSTOWN -- A free Halloween storytelling hour will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Youngstown State University Bookstore in Kilcawley Center.
Refreshments will be served, and there will be a 20-percent discount on all children's titles for that day.
Career center transition
CHAMPION -- Trumbull Career and Technical Center officials are expecting a seamless transition when Superintendent Dianne Kenzie retires Jan. 1.
The school's governing board appointed the school's director, Patricia Hura, as interim superintendent.
Kenzie has been with the school more than 20 years.
Board member Roger Samuelson said the board is grateful to have Hura stand in while a full-time replacement is sought.
He added that Hura has expressed interest in the permanent post.
Housing grant
WARREN -- The Warren Housing Development Corp. has been awarded a federal grant of $112,636 through the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The money will be used to hire a service coordinator for three years at The Elms.
The coordinator will link disabled people living in eligible housing to community-based support services they need to continue living independently.
Student arrested
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 17-year-old Choffin Career Center student was arrested by police at his Glacier Avenue home Wednesday on a charge of felonious assault and intimidation of a witness.
The teen is accused of using a stick to beat a witness who had evidence against him in a September theft case.
The 17-year-old witness told police he was in his car Oct. 2 on Sheetz Street when the assailant approached and struck him, injuring his eye.
Lawmaker fights raise
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Phil English of Erie, R-21st, has again urged members of Congress not to accept an automatic cost-of-living adjustment pay raise. English said Congress should eliminate the increase that kicks in each January. English has always donated his raise to charities.