Fallen firefighters to be remembered Saturday
WARREN - Seven Warren firefighters who died in the line of duty will be remembered at 10 a.m. Saturday with a memorial marker and dedication ceremony to be held at Memorial Park by the log cabin in downtown Warren.
Fire Capt. Tom Walker and Lt. Paul Lamosek have been discussing placing a marker for firefighters at Memorial Park, which is the site of memorials for police officers and veterans.
Warren Firefighters Local 204 Memorial marker will include the names of firefighters and the years they died. They are Leroy Bartholomew (1931), Lee O'Brien (1936), Ora Smith (1943), Eugene Spahr (1955), Henry Mann (1966), Roy Kujala (1969) and John Mock (1974).
Family or friends of the seven have been invited to the event.
The marker is being prepared by O.T. Beight Monuments and is being paid for with private donations.
Man found sleeping in Warren house
WARREN Police charged a 58-year-old Oak Knoll Avenue S.E. man with criminal trespass after they said he was found sleeping inside another vacant Oak Knoll home Friday.
Paul A. Rose, who police say lives at 1229 Oak Knoll, told officers he was homeless and had permission to stay at the vacant home at 1649 Oak Knoll.
A woman who inherited the vacant house drove by Friday morning and found the front door wide open. Rose was sleeping in a bed upstairs.
Rose said a resident at a home on Woodbine Avenue S.E. gave him permission, but officers said that story never checked out.
The home on Oak Knoll had been stripped of copper pipes and appliances, but officers said that theft couldn't be attributed to Rose.
Congressional art contest deadline Friday
This is the final week for high- school students in the 13th U.S. Congressional District to participate in the 32nd Congressional Art Competition.
Submissions for Artistic Discovery may be dropped off at U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan's offices in Warren or Youngstown between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Deadline is 4 p.m. Friday.
The Warren office is located at 197 W. Market St. and in Youngstown at 241 W. Federal St.
The Akron Art Museum will host the district's art competition awards at 11:30 a.m. May 18. The winner will be invited to a reception June 26 at the Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium and Atrium in Washington, D.C.
Entries will be part of an 11-month exhibit in the Cannon Tunnel that leads to the Capitol.
Councilman Sferra hospitalized for heart
WARREN - Career politician Daniel Sferra received the scare of his life Thursday morning when he felt a burning sensation in his chest.
The multiple-term mayor, state representative and now city councilman went to Trumbull Memorial Hospital to have the burning checked out.
Doctors immediately examined him and decided to place a stent to increase the blood flow due to his heart attack.
"I was resting comfortably at home by Saturday evening," Sferra said on Monday. "I quit smoking and work out every day. This was not supposed to happen to me."
Running unopposed in the May 7 primary election, Sferra expects to win the election even without being able to campaign during the next week.
Grant writing workshop this week
WARREN - The city's Community Development Department this week will have two application workshops for the 2014 funding of the Community Development Block Grant funds.
All nonprofits that serve low- to moderate-income clients can apply. Eligible programs may include food, transportation, removal of blight and anything else that affects low- to moderate-income residents.
Workshops about the application process are 9 a.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Friday at the Community Services Building, 418 Main Ave. SW.
All finalized applications are due at the community development office on July 31.
For more information, contact Michael Keys at 330-841-2595, Ext 14.