Youngstown man charged with burglary

Youngstown man
charged with burglary

YOUNGSTOWN — A man who told police he went to an apartment on Ohio Avenue to retrieve some of his belongings was arrested Sunday on a burglary charge. Orin Canty, 37, of Hilton Avenue, was seen walking away from the apartment by police who were sent there to check out a report that someone had broken in. He was taken into custody after police spoke to the resident, who acknowledged that Canty had stayed there for several days. The resident of the apartment told police that Canty broke out a window, climbed through and took some bags of his own belongings.

Diversity program

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University’s Community Diversity Committee presents “The Covenant in Action,” a follow-up discussion on the book “The Covenant with Black America” by author Tavis Smiley, a nationally known talk show host and media personality. The program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the main branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, 305 Wick Ave. The facilitator for the discussion is Susan Moorer, coordinator of diversity initiatives at YSU. For further information and to make reservations, contact Deborah Liptak, at (330) 744-8636 Ext. 118, or Moorer at (330) 941-2718. The program is sponsored by the YSU Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the University Diversity Council, and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. The event is free.

Grant proposal seminar

LISBON — U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson’s staff will host a free seminar on how to write grant proposals at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Columbiana County Career Center, 9364 state Route 45 in Lisbon. The seminar is open to those who work for communities, counties, park services, nonprofit agencies or service agencies. Those interested in attending must first register by contacting Linda Presutti at (330) 532-3740. Attendees will be given grant information from the federal government, corporations, community foundations and others. This seminar is not for small businesses.

Annual vigil planned

MERCER, Pa. — The Mercer County Vietnam Era veterans will have their annual vigil Friday and Saturday at the Vietnam Memorial on the eastern side of the Mercer County Courthouse grounds. The vigil is to remind all who attend and/or pass by that the country has left Americans behind on every battlefield we have fought in. A small example is the fact that the Soviets have ceased cooperating in the U.S. search for World War II veterans that may be in Russian hands, Vietnam prisoners that were known to be alive and not returned, Korean prisoners and MIA’s unaccounted for. There will be a short ceremony at 7 p.m. Saturday.