Warren Fire Dept. hosts annual open house
WARREN - The Warren Fire Department held its annual open house on Sunday, teaching people how to prevent and escape fires. The theme this year was preventing kitchen fires.
Several hundred people visited the fire station.
Demonstrations included how to use fire extinguishers, which was shown on a fire pit set up outside the station. Many people have extinguishers in their homes but don't know the proper way to use them, Lt. Paul Lamosek said.
"Aim at the base of the fire, pull the pin, squeeze the trigger," Lamosek said.
National Fire Prevention Week began Sunday.
Hundreds of walkers march on diabetes
CANFIELD - Hundreds of people showed up at the Canfield Fairgrounds Sunday morning for the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.
The goal was to raise $9,000 at the event, with some of the money going to diabetes research.
"It impacts everybody. Diabetes is the leading cause of heart disease, the leading cause of stroke, leading cause of kidney failure, the leading cause of non-traumatic limb amputation; it's nasty and we want people to recognize there's an epidemic," Jill Pupa of the American Diabetes Association told Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
The American Diabetes Association indicated 330,000 people in northeast Ohio have diabetes, and a quarter aren't aware of it.
Hubbard man hurt when SUV overturns
HUBBARD TOWNSHIP - A Hubbard man was injured when his vehicle overturned on Saturday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
James M. Pinchot, 74, was traveling south on state Route 7 and dropped off the right side of the roadway about 11:20 a.m., according to the patrol. His SUV struck a driveway culvert and overturned onto the side.
Pinchot was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by Hubbard Fire Department. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center with moderate injuries, according to the patrol.
The accident remained under investigation on Sunday.