Area news briefs

Trumbull Head Start receives $3.1 million

WARREN – Trumbull County Action Program in Warren was awarded $3.1 million for its Head Start program, U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Niles, announced late Thursday.

The grant is part of the Head Start full-year, part-day handicapped training and technical assistance program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The money will fund the program starting today through Oct. 31, 2018.

Fire damages vacant house in Warren

WARREN – Fire crews were called to a fire Thursday morning at a vacant house on Front Street S.W.

Officials said flames were contained quickly. The fire started around 8:55 a.m. on the first floor in the back of the house but spread to the second floor of the two-story wood frame structure, they said.

No injuries were reported. Officials said the house, which was boarded up, had been vacant for some time. The cause is under investigation.

Officials estimated the structure sustained about $20,000 in damage.

City records show that the house is owned by Phyllis Ewing of Canfield.

Submit your gratitude for Giving Thanks

WARREN – The Tribune Chronicle is continuing its tradition of publishing notes of gratitude for the annual Giving Thanks features over Thanksgiving week.

Good fortune can include everything from a steady paycheck, a happy family, a life-changing experience or a special person in your life.

To submit a thanks, use the form that will be published periodically in the Tribune Chronicle and mail it to the newspaper, Attn: Giving Thanks, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren OH 44483. Or submit them electronically on the Tribune Chronicle’s Virtual Newsroom at www.tribtoday.com by clicking ”VNR: submit your news” and going to the Giving Thanks category; or by emailing submission to givingthanks@tribtoday.com.

Include your complete name, a phone number (not for publication) and the community in which you reside. Submissions should be limited to 25 words.

Local schools who wish to participate this year are encouraged to send student submissions electronically. After each submission, please list the student’s name and grade. Also include the name of the school and community. Submissions are due at the Tribune Chronicle by Nov. 15.