Badger Schools to meet on calamity days
KINSMAN - The Joseph Badger Local Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. today at the board office to take action on a calamity day makeup plan for the district.
Niles City Schools voted last week to put the makeup plan in place, which allows three additional days to the state-allotted five, as long as students are given make-up work to complete. Warren City Schools announced last week that it will is meeting at 8 a.m. today to act on the plan.
Many schools have already used five or more calamity days this month due to extreme cold temperatures and heavy snow and are likely to have to use more as temperatures are to drop into the negative degrees by Monday evening and continue through Wednesday.
American Red Cross opens warming center
LIBERTY - Karen Conklin, executive director of the American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley, said that in anticipation of severe weather conditions, the American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley will open a warming center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at 3530 Belmont Ave., Suite 7, Youngstown, across from Walmart, next to Home Savings.
Conklin said the Red Cross will continue to monitor the need for overnight shelters.
Nominations sought for Community Star event
Nominations are being sought for the Tribune Chronicle Community Star program.
Now in its 13th year, the program celebrates the volunteers who have had a significant influence on Trumbull County, be it through tireless hours of service, random acts of kindness or a single moment of courage.
The 10 people chosen will be recognized in a special section published in the newspaper, and treated to a banquet open to the community at W.D. Packard Music Hall on March 18.
Nominations are due by Feb. 3. They can be emailed to Sue Shafer at firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted through the Virtual Newsroom on tribtoday.com. They can also be hand-delivered or mailed to Sue Shafer, c/o Tribune Chronicle, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, OH 44483.