Saturday, December 16, 2017
News Roundup

'Titanic' historian will speak at Dunedin Public Library

Dunedin

Historian will speak on 'Titanic' at library event

The Dunedin Historical Museum and the Dunedin Public Library will host Titanic historian and lecturer Henry Loscher on the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking. Visit the library, 223 Douglas Ave., at 2 p.m. Sunday for "A Titanic Afternoon: A Voyage of Discovery." Refreshments will be served as Loscher, whose parents were friends of Titanic survivors the Aks family, presents more than 50 years of his own research. History buffs can also check out Titanic artifacts, including items showcasing assistance efforts by the American Red Cross. They are already on display at the library and at the historical museum, 349 Main St. Call (727) 298-3080 for information.

Couple arrested on child abuse charge

A couple from Dunedin were arrested Thursday on suspicion of abusing a 4-month-old baby. Silverio Avila, 20, faces two counts of aggravated child abuse and Kayla Lockwood, 18, faces one count. The unidentified boy sustained numerous fractures to his rib cage and legs, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Authorities believe that the two caused injuries to the child over a period of at least two weeks. Both admitted to the abuse and said they were frustrated that the child was crying, the Sheriff's Office said. The boy has been placed in the care of family members outside the county. The investigation is ongoing.

Tarpon Springs

Event will dispose of home chemicals

A household electronics and chemical collection event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Tarpon Springs High School, 1411 Gulf Road, behind the stadium. A wide variety of chemicals and electronic devices will be accepted for disposal, such as motor oil, paint thinner, solvents, phones, printer cartridges and TVs. But don't bring appliances, empty paint cans, fire extinguishers, medicine or tires.

Oldsmar

City to discuss new busing budget

The City Council will consider a busing agreement with the Pinellas County school district for next school year at Tuesday's council meeting. Oldsmar pays the district $36,000 to bus children to and from Oldsmar Elementary School. For several years, the city has been paying for the service for children who live within a 2-mile zone where bus service is not normally provided. The school district said the annual cost is $23,000 more and has offered to spread the payments out over three years. The council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Council Chambers, 101 State St. W.

Clearwater

Libraries to host online talent show

The libraries will host a talent contest for students in grades 6 through 12, that will be conducted completely online. Teens can create up to five-minute videos of their talent, post the video on YouTube and then register for the contest. Library staff will review the video. Find entry forms and officials rules at any library branch. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.

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