METRO DIGEST || Hugs for Heart Challenge kicks off Monday

January 25, 2015 - Picnic Time

Hugs for Heart


Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel and Teddy McHuggin of Youngstown, Guinness universe hugging record holder, will attend in a kickoff of a American Heart Association’s internal Hugs for Heart Challenge during 5 p.m. Monday during Pollock House , Wick Avenue. The eventuality aims to boost recognition about a significance of fighting heart disease, according to a American Heart Association. McHuggin, also famous as Jeff Ondash, pronounced he hopes to lift $50,000 and give out 50,000 hugs by Mar 16. Individuals might present by visiting his website during and clicking “Donate Now” to be connected to an AHA concession page.

Hickory Twp. fire

New Castle, PA.

The Hickory Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a glow during a home on Fairground Avenue during 7:40 a.m. Saturday. An central pronounced a glow started in a garage located alone nearby a home. The glow widespread to a garage connected to a home. No injuries were reported. Five other glow departments assisted; a glow was underneath control by 8:11 a.m. The means is underneath investigation.

Weaving, painting


Munnell Run Farm, 753 Greenville Road, will offer dual artistic events in February. A basket-weaving category in that participants will wobble a heart-shaped basket will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9. Cost will be $15 for supplies. Guests should take a pencil, scissors, ruler and a lunch. Register by Feb. 2 by job 724-662-2242 and promulgation remuneration to 24 Avalon Court, Suite 300, Mercer, PA 16137.

A “Pigs and Paint” class, with guest artist Lauren Sheridan, will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Sheridan will learn participants to paint a birch tree. All ability levels are welcome. Cost will be $25. Make reservations by job 724-662-2242; participants contingency register and pre-pay by Feb. 6.

Drug, gun charges


A sovereign grand jury indicted a Youngstown proprietor on charges of possessing with vigilant to discharge heroin, heroin and pot final tumble and being a law-breaker with guns and ammunition. Daron Nesbitt, 35, was charged with possessing dual pistols and ammunition after philosophy for criminal attack in Mahoning County and drug trafficking in Trumbull and Columbiana counties, a U.S. profession pronounced Thursday. The box was investigated by a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force.

Pumpkin seminar


The Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers will horde a hulk pumpkin flourishing convention from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 7 during McMahon Hall during Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road. To register, call Parks Garden Center during 330-533-7278. There is no assign to attend. Giant pumpkin seeds will be accessible for purchase. The category will be taught by Tim Parks and will cover seed selection, soils, fertility, pests, pollination, pruning and irrigation.

The Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin growers is deliberate one of a world’s premier hulk pumpkin clubs, with 250 members opposite North America. The group’s members suffer seminars, a summer patch debate and picnic, newsletters and a Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth weigh-off on Oct. 10 during Parks Garden Center. The weigh-off has groups for heaviest hulk pumpkin, sunflower, tomato, watermelon, Halloween-type pumpkin and longest gourd. To learn some-more about a club, revisit

Brownlee Woods


Brownlee Woods Neighborhood Association will horde a monthly assembly Thursday during Faith Community Church, 1919 E. Midlothian Blvd.

The dusk will start during 6 p.m. with refreshments and amicable time, followed by a business assembly during 6:30.

Officers will be inaugurated for 2015, and a esteem for a leader of a 2014 “Christmas Lights Tour and Contest” will be awarded.

Councilman John R. Swierz, D-7th, will attend to give a brief news on what’s new for this year and issues concerning a Brownlee Woods area.

Burglary interrupted


Phillip M. Zell of Youngstown was arrested on a thievery assign during a home in Youngstown Friday evening.

The owners of a home told military her alarm association called to surprise her alarm was going off. She went home and celebrated Zell walking out of her home by a front porch. According to a military report, Zell told military he listened a alarm go off, and motionless to investigate. Zell also pronounced he called military progressing about a questionable automobile during a home. Police reliable that he did not call. The owners also settled that she did not know Zell. Officers resolved that Zell pennyless in by a window to take equipment from a home and ecstatic him to a Mahoning County jail to wait prosecution in Youngstown Municipal Court.

New supervisor


Jessy Horkey is a new partner Mahoning County Microfilm Department supervisor. Horkey, who started final week, has a master’s grade in library scholarship from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Knife threat


Luis A. Santos, 30, of Holly Drive, unsuccessful to seem in Girard Municipal Court final week on misconduct charges of inducing panic and unfinished control after military pronounced he threatened employees with a kitchen blade during El Jalapenos restaurant, 4055 Belmont Ave., final Sunday. A aver for his detain was issued. Liberty military pronounced Santos was inebriated and indignant with grill staff, afterwards took a vast blade from a kitchen and threatened to kill employees. Police arrived to find Santos outward holding a blade and chasing dual men. He threw a blade into a sleet bank, afterwards complied with a officer’s commands to get on a ground. Santos, who had teenager injuries to his hands and face, was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

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