False alarm at GM

False alarm at GM
LORDSTOWN -- Emergency crews called to the General Motors' Assembly Plant determined that white powder found on a part was absorbent used to soak up spills.
Hazardous material teams from the plant and Trumbull County assembled at the plant about 8:30 p.m. Monday when a worker saw white powder on a part that had been delivered to the plant.
John Mohan, shop chairman of United Auto Workers Local 1112, said plant officials called in emergency crews because of the concern that the powder could have been anthrax.
Production was not halted. Mohan wasn't sure where the part came from.
Suspicious letter
CALCUTTA -- The Planned Parenthood building will remain closed until the Ohio Department of Health completes testing on a white powdery substance contained in a suspicious letter that was opened at the family planning agency's offices at 11 a.m. Monday, St. Clair Township police said.
Two employees who were in the building on state Route 170 at the time were to seek medical attention. At the request of Robert Morehead, Columbiana County health commissioner, the East Liverpool Fire Department's Haz-Mat team collected the letter and powder and cleaned the area. The FBI hopes to have preliminary test results within 24 hours, police said.
Forum about terrorist
YOUNGSTOWN -- A forum called "Explaining Osama bin Laden" will be conducted from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in Room 2068 of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University.
The meeting is the second in a continuing biweekly forum devoted to the causes and consequences of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The free forum is open to the public and sponsored by several YSU student and academic groups.
Military service board
GREENFORD -- Green Township trustees are seeking names of any township residents serving in the military. Trustees plan to include the names on a service board to be erected on the township square. Please call (330) 533-5352 by Nov. 1.