Services for firefighter

Services for firefighter
LIBERTY -- Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church on Oak Street, Youngstown, for Edward P. Conricote, a township volunteer firefighter who died Monday at the scene of a fire. Conricote, 55, of Belmar Drive, fell while fighting a fire at 2740 Barth Ave. Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at McVean & amp; Hughes Funeral Home on Wick Avenue, Youngstown. The Mahoning County Coroner's office said today that it will take six to 12 weeks before a cause of death is determined. Conricote, a 15-year volunteer, was taking hose off a firetruck when he fell, hitting his head on the ground. He died at St. Elizabeth Health Center. The coroner will determine if Conricote died of his injuries or suffered a heart attack before he fell from the truck.
Library board to meet
NILES -- The finance committee of the McKinley Memorial Library board of directors will meet at 3 p.m. March 3 in the Clayman Community Room of the McKinley Birthplace Home and Research Center, 40 S. Main St. The meeting is to discuss and approve the 2004 permanent and capital fund budgets for the library.
Theft of political signs
WARREN -- Police are investigating a complaint that someone is stealing Trumbull County Coroner Ted Soboslay's political signs. According to a report filed Monday, 15 of Soboslay's signs were stolen and several others were damaged.
Engineering Career Day
GIRARD -- Janice Romanin and Craig Williams of NASA will be keynote speakers Friday during Engineering Career Day at the high school. It is free and open to the public. Romanin and Williams will speak at 9 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. There will be a panel discussion from 11 a.m. to noon. The day is sponsored by the high school and its robotics team. For information, call Joseph Jeswald at (330) 545-5431, Ext. 223.
Program on McKinley
NILES -- Dr. George Knepper, a retired University of Akron professor, will present a program on President William McKinley and other presidents from Ohio beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Clayman Community Room of the McKinley Birthplace Home and Research Center, 40 S. Main St. Knepper is an expert in Ohio history and is the author of numerous books and articles. For information, call Patrick Finan, library director, at (330) 652-1704, Ext. 204.
Robotics team fund-raiser
GIRARD -- The Girard High School Robotics Team will hold an aluminum can drive March 5-7 to benefit the team. Cans can be dropped off behind the school on Highland Avenue. The team is traveling to Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Atlanta this year. For information, call Judy Barber at (330) 545-5431, Ext. 107.
Stolen check cashed
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 28-year-old Youngstown State University student whose mailbox was broken into a week ago learned Tuesday that a tuition reimbursement check for $611 sent to his West Wood Street address earlier this month had been cashed by a man in his 40s at a store downtown. Police have a description of the man who used a military identification card with the YSU student's name on it, police said.
Will apply for grant
YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County commissioners voted Tuesday to apply for a $498,550 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Administration. The grant, if approved, will fund the continuation of a drug court at the county juvenile justice center. The two-year grant would go into effect July 1 and expire June 30, 2006.
Web auction results
AUSTINTOWN -- The township is set to collect about $6,700 as a result of its first Web auction, which ended Monday evening. Through the auction on the Web site, the township sold a 1998 Ford Explorer Sport Utility Vehicle for $4,800; a 1991 Suzuki Katana 750 GX7 sport motorcycle for $1,300; and 22 bicycles.