Fire crews battle
Tuesday brush fire
LIBERTY - Fire crews from Hubbard and Youngstown cities and Liberty Township were called to a Tuesday evening brush fire behind Cleveland Auto Wrecking, 2700 Youngstown Hubbard Road.
Youngstown fire dispatch said the fire started in Mahoning County in a wooded area and field behind the auto wrecking business and near the Corrections Corporation of America prison. She said the fire was in a small area away from the businesses and spread into Trumbull County.
Trumbull 911 reported the call came in about 7:45 p.m., and crews extinguished the fire quickly.
twice after threats
LIBERTY -Police are investigating two bomb threats received at Walmart on Belmont Avenue days apart.
According to township police, the threats were called into the store Friday afternoon and again Monday evening. Each time the store was evacuated while police and store officials searched the premises for suspicious packages or other items.
Police Chief Richard Tisone said nothing was found either time, and the store resumed its business as usual.
Tisone said authorities believe the calls were made by the same individual.
"You have two bomb threats within days," Tisone said. "It sounds like it likely was the same person."
Tisone said typically it is up to store management whether to close the building.
Middle school to
host summer success fair
AUSTINTOWN - Austintown Middle School wants to help students retain math skills and reading ability over the summer break.
To that end, area families are invited to attend the Summer Success Fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Austintown Middle School cafetorium.
The event will feature a performance by the Frank Ohl band, with area libraries, bookstores, children's centers and other community groups, as well as keynote speaker Chris Yambar, an author and 1979 Fitch graduate.
Participants will be able to enter to win a Nook Simple or Nook HD Color.
YSU to collaborate with
institute in S. Korea
YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown State University will be partnering with an institute in South Korea to research electric vehicles.
The YSU-UNIST relationship for research collaboration and student / faculty engagement with the Ulsan National Institute for Science and Technology in Ulsan, South Korea, will focus on research involving electric vehicle technologies. UNIST, one of Asia's leading technology schools, is often referred to as the MIT of South Korea.
"This agreement represents the expanding reputation of YSU as a center for great research and development capabilities," YSU President Cynthia E. Anderson said. "Furthermore, it will enable our students to expand their horizons with more opportunities to study and work with firms in the growing Asian market."
called on Sunshine
WARREN - Councilman Alford Novak, D-2nd Ward, has called a finance committee meeting for 3 p.m. Tuesday to discuss Sunshine of Trumbull County Inc., its finances and issues it is having paying property taxes owed to the county.
Earlier this week, Councilwoman Helen Rucker, D-at large, called a council Health and Welfare committee meeting for 4 p.m. Tuesday to discuss many of the same issues.
Novak said he would like the administration to consider having the state conduct performance audits of Sunshine, WRAP and other nonprofit agencies led by Anthony Iannucci.
He said there have been ongoing questions about these agencies.
It was revealed recently that Sunshine owes more than $188,000 in back property taxes and fees.