Headlines for Sunday, May 5

Jury trial at the Wayne County Courthouse scheduled for Monday May 6th will proceed as scheduled. Jury Panel #13 will need to report for Jury Selection at 8:30 a.m. on Monday.

The Barbara Hubble Scholarship has been awarded to Alex Neikirk, son of Rob and Tracey Neikirk of Mt. Erie. Alex will be attending Frontier Community College continuing his education in the Lineman Program.

The City of Fairfield will be flushing water lines from Monday May 6 through Friday May 10th. Residents may notice a temporary discoloration and a dip in water pressure. It does not mean the water is unsafe to drink, just that there is a concentration of iron in the water. You should check for discoloration before doing laundry.

Horizon Healthcare Clinic’s Diabetes Education Program is hosting a 7 week group education program for people with diabetes. The program will begin on June 11th at 5:30 p.m. in the MAC Education room. Interested individuals should contact Stephen Welty, RN, DCE at 842-4617 with any questions or to reserve a spot in this class. FMH’s diabetes education program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and is offered at no cost.

Frontier Community College is offering a one-night Strawberry Jam Making class on Tuesday May 28th. The Jam Making class will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bob Boyles Hall on FCC’s Campus. Teresa Maguire will be the instructor. The cost of the class is $25 per student. Those looking for registration information are asked to call Frontier Community College at 842-3711. Space is limited so interested individuals are encouraged to register soon.

Local State Representative Darren Bailey is taking applications for a high school and college internship program. Interns will learn about the legislative process this summer. Interns work a minimum of 80 hours during the summer and are paid a stipend of $10 per hour. The deadline for applications is May 29th. Interested applicants should contact Representative Bailey through his office email at bailey@ilhousegop.org

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he’s reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. The legislation would allow adults 21 and older to legally buy cannabis for recreational use from licensed dispensaries. The measure also would automatically expunge some marijuana convictions. If the bill passes, Illinois would join 10 other states in legalizing recreational marijuana.