Prosecutor to review visitors bureau records

Prosecutor to reviewvisitors bureau records
WARREN -- The Trumbull County Convention and Visitors Bureau board has released the records of its financial transactions for the past four years to the county prosecutors office for review.
In the announcement, board member Dominic Baragona said that the bureau had nothing to hide and welcomed a performance audit by the Ohio State Auditor.
Training by teleconference
GIRARD -- The Girard Police Department has been designated to receive teleconferencing from the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy.
Capt. Frank Bigowsky said Thursday the signal will be directed to the Girard Multi-generational Center because it has the computer system and is a department substation.
A variety of free training seminars offered by OPATA and FBI can be viewed at the center by city and area officers.
The center receives its signal from the Trumbull County Educational Services Center. Bigowsky will monitor who takes the training.
The captain said he will begin a library of the seminars so officers can borrow a tape of a seminar or make a copy.
Dann at picket line
SOUTHINGTON -- Ohio Sen. Marc Dann and area labor leaders were scheduled to have a press conference at 1:30 p.m. today at the picket line of Southington schools classified employees.
Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local 673, which includes bus drivers, cafeteria workers, maintenance employees and clerical staff at Southington schools, has been on strike since August.
Dinner to benefitafflicted student
McDONALD -- A benefit spaghetti dinner will be for Petey Sudol from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 618 Ohio Ave. He is a junior high pupil and the son of Pete and Jill Sudol of Illinois Avenue. Petey has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. He recently began chemotherapy treatments.
Tickets are $6 for adults; $3 for children six to 12. Children 5 and under eat for free.
Also planned at the benefit are a Chinese auction, face painting and 50-50 raffle. Tickets are on sale at Steve's on East Marshall Road and Ianazone's Pizza Shop, also on East Marshall.
Tickets also can be purchased from Colleen Sudol, (330) 530-2303, Dan and Danielle Williams, (330) 530-4513, Laura Saniski, (330) 530-2096, Sue Manna, (330) 530-3116, Rich and Tina Rees, (330) 530-5308, Traci Williams, (330) 530-2605, Cherie Williams, (330) 530-6532 or Diane Fossaceca, (330) 530-9875.
Levy backers meet
CORTLAND -- Lakeview schools had the first of what will be a series of campaign meetings Thursday to assure that the upcoming 4.5-mill levy is passed.
Dave Christener, campaign organizer, said it is important the levy passes so Lakeview doesn't end up the same position of so many other area schools struggling to make ends meet.
Supporters were given various assignments at the meeting, which included developing a door-to-door campaign and putting up signs. Any school district residents who missed the first meeting and would still like to get involved can come to the next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lakeview High School cafeteria.
McKinley's birthday
NILES -- The McKinley Birthplace Home and Research Center will celebrate the anniversary of President William McKinley's birthday with a lecture, tours and a cake.
Author Richard McElroy of Canton will discuss the life and times of McKinley beginning at 2 p.m. Jan. 31. McKinley was born Jan. 29, 1843.
For more information, call the William McKinley Memorial Library at (330) 652-1704.