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Free fair concert


The Willis Clan will headline a free grandstand concert at this year’s Canfield Fair at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Fairgoers are invited to attend the free show. No tickets are required. The Willis Clan is a family of 12 children whose performances are a blend of the family’s Irish roots with other music and dance genres to create a unique sound. The band will perform in place of the now-canceled demolition derby.

All demolition derby ticket-holders will be given the chance to either exchange their ticket for the Friday demolition derby or receive a full refund. All exchanges and refunds can be made by calling the fair office: 330-533-4107 .

Crash into store


The Newton Falls police chief says the Dollar General store is expected to be closed for the rest of the week after a car crashed through the front door Tuesday.

According to 21 WFMJ-TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, Chief Gene Fixler said a 37-year-old woman accidentally pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to go over a sidewalk and into the store on Milton Avenue shortly after noon.

Neither the driver nor anyone inside the store was injured, but the store was heavily damaged.

Running naked in Nlies


A Niles woman who was seen running naked over the weekend near Eastwood Mall has had two run-ins with the law in less than a week.

According to 21 WFMJ-TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, Katrina Flowers is charged with assault on a police officer and vandalism and other charges after police tried to restrain her Saturday night.

Police say she spit on a medic and an officer and damaged a police cruiser by kicking the window after police put her in the back of the car.

Flowers, who was taken to a hospital Saturday for toxicology tests, was arrested again Sunday night and was charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest, aggravated menacing and assault involving medics.

East Side party


The 20th annual block party will take place at East Side Block Watch on Lyden Avenue from 2 to 7 p.m. Labor Day. It will be combined with a birthday celebration for Annie Hall, longtime community activist and volunteer, who is celebrating her 85th birthday.

Bridge replacement,


Replacement of a 102-year-old, structurally deficient, steel-beam bridge on state Route 4003 (Good Hope Road) over a tributary of Big Run in West Salem Township, Mercer County, is scheduled to begin Thursday, with the new concrete bridge opening at the end of October.

The 20-foot-long bridge, which carries an average of 500 vehicles a day, is immediately north of the intersection with state Route 358 and about a half-mile south of Kinsman Road, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.

A detour will be posted using Route 358 and Kinsman Road.

Car assault


Reports said a woman was arrested at about 9 a.m. Tuesday on Third Street after witnesses said she tried to run over a man and woman she was arguing with.

Tiyzasha Perry, 18, no address listed, is in the Mahoning County jail on two charges of felonious assault.

Police said witnesses told them Perry had been arguing with a man and woman at a Third Street home and when they were on the lawn in front of the home she tried to run them over. When police arrived, Perry walked over to another vehicle carrying a large piece of wood and police took her into custody there.

Reports said there were tire tracks in the lawn where the man and woman were standing.

Court records show Perry is on probation after pleading no contest and being found guilty June 29 in municipal court to a charge of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer.

Boardman house fire


Fire heavily damaged a home and burned a vehicle in the 5000 block of Glenridge Drive late Tuesday afternoon.

When Boardman Fire Department personnel arrived there was heavy smoke coming from the porch and garage area, according to 21 WFMJ-TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner.

One person was home at the time of the fire, reported at about 5 p.m., but he was cutting the grass on the opposite side of the home from the fire and didn’t notice the blaze.

No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation.