Mill Creek Police Officer recognized for saving woman’s life

A Mill Creek Park police officer was recognized for his heroic actions during a community meeting tonight.

Nathan White was on duty last weekend when a woman approached him and said she couldn’t breathe and was going into anaphylactic shock.

White called emergency medical personnel but the wait time was too long.

The woman’s EpiPen was not working at the time.

Officer White believed the woman wouldn’t make it if they waited for EMS.

White put her in his cruiser and took her to St. Elizabeth’s himself.

Doctors at St. Elizabeth’s say the woman probably wouldn’t have survived if White didn’t take her.

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Buckeye Horse Park will now be run by Mill Creek MetroParks

The Mill Creek MetroParks commissioners promised Monday night to keep the Buckeye Horse Park for horses. But at least for now, it will be run by the MetroParks and not Buckeye.

After 25 years, the Buckeye Horse Park on Route 224 west of Canfield will be run by Mill Creek MetroParks, though people involved with the horse park still hope further negotiations will change that plan.

Fifty people from the Buckeye Horse Park Association sat on one side of the room at Monday night’s Mill Creek MetroParks Board meeting.

Executive Director Aaron Young said the horse park is being taken over by the MetroParks.

“The goal of the organization is to operate that facility in the same manner in which we had previously. This time, without a third-party partnership agreement.”

“I would simply ask the board, however, to take a breath and I think that this can still be resolved,” said Atty. Darrell Markijohn, who represents Buckeye Horse Park.

Markijohn explained the reasons the association couldn’t agree to a new lease were because of demand by the MetroParks to deny horses access at any time and the stopping of overnight stabling during horse shows.

“Overnight stabling is a necessity for an equine facility,” Candice Murton-Bradbury said.

“Stipulations that were put on the Buckeye Horse Park made it almost impossible for them to accept that lease agreement and for them to use that property. They were more or less forced out,” Chris Jones said.

Bill Pintaric questioned if the MetroParks had the expertise to run a horse park.

“I think you’re going into this agreement without the knowledge necessary to actually maintain that facility because you don’t have anybody that knows what to do with it,” he said.

The people from the Horse Park Association asked for a meeting with the board to try to work things out.

“I want people to understand that, for 25 years, the volunteers have put their heart and soul into this equine facility,” Diane Byers said.

The MetroParks Board listened but didn’t promise anything. It was decided that attorneys for the two sides would meet, but no date was officially set.

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Notice of MetroParks Standing Committee Meetings

The Community Engagement Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Friday, April 12, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield.


The Environment Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 12 noon, in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield.


The Horticulture Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Ford Nature Center. There are no restrooms available at this location. In case of rain, the meeting will be held at the Birch Hill Cabin.

Notice of April Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, April 8, 2019, at 6 p.m., in McMahon Hall, at the MetroParks Farm, on Rt. 46, in Canfield. The agenda will be available on the website after 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Mill Creek announces seasonal road closures to reopen

Mill Creek MetroParks will be reopening some roads that were closed for the winter season.

Drivers will be able to use High Drive between Chestnut Hill Drive and West Cohasset Drive, Chestnut Hill Drive between Canfield Road and High Drive and Calvary Run Drive between Bella Vista Avenue and Milton Avenue.

These roads will open to traffic on April 5.

For more information on Mill Creek MetroParks, visit

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Mill Creek MetroParks to Open Roads Closed During Winter Season

Effective Friday, April 5, 2019 the following roads in Mill Creek Park will re-open to vehicular traffic:


  • High Drive, between Chestnut Hill Drive and West Cohasset Drive
  • Chestnut Hill Drive, between Canfield Road and High Drive
  • Calvary Run Drive, between Belle Vista Avenue and Milton Avenue



Always use caution when driving on MetroParks roads as many of these roads are also used by pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be reminded to also use caution and be aware of vehicular traffic when on these roads. For more information about Mill Creek MetroParks, visit our website at

ODNR to release rainbow trout in Mill Creek Park

Even though temperatures won’t be that warm on Thursday, you might want to get your fishing poles out of storage.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’s Division of Wildlife is having its yearly rainbow trout release in Mill Creek Park.

ODNR will dump 2,500 fish into Lake Glacier sometime in the late morning — the exact time hasn’t been determined. 

You must have a fishing license in order to catch the fish, and you can only catch up to five per day. In addition, foul-hooks are not permitted, and no fishing is permitted in the area directly adjacent to the Lake Glacier Boathouse and the pedestrian bridge. 

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Mill Creek MetroParks Celebrates Spring with Daffodil Weekend

Celebrate spring and discover the delights of daffodils during Daffodil Weekend, inside the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens (123 McKinley Avenue, Youngstown). Enter your perfect bloom in the daffodil show at the Davis Center on Friday, April 12 from 3 pm – 5 pm and Saturday, April 13 from 8 am – 10 am, judging will begin at 10:30 am and conclude at 12:30 pm. The daffodil show will be open to the public, free of charge Saturday, April 13 from 1 pm – 5 pm and Sunday, April 14 from 10 am – 5 pm. Venture outside and take a stroll through the Gardens on April 13 at 1:00 pm during a guided walk to see the over 200 different species and cultivars in the Narcissus collection. Take a Cohasset Express trolley ride on April 14 at 12:30 pm from the Gardens down to Lake Newport to explore Daffodil Meadow or a hike to Daffodil Meadow at 2:00 pm with the Wild Women of Mill Creek.


For more information, please call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116 or visit

Mill Creek MetroParks Bikeway Detour Now Open

The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission (OTIC) has been in the process of replacing the existing turnpike bridges located directly south of Kirk Road Trailhead with a large concrete arch culvert, thus creating a tunnel for the bikeway under the turnpike. The project began on July 17, 2018 and is expected to be completed in late 2019.


The OTIC recently completed construction of a temporary detour for MetroParks Bikeway traffic to safely travel around the construction project. The detour is now officially open for use, thus reconnecting the bikeway to the section south of Kirk Road. Once OTIC’s project is totally completed in 2019, the detour will be removed and bikeway traffic will be routed through the new tunnel.

ODNR Division of Wildlife to Release Rainbow Trout at Mill Creek MetroParks

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is donating approximately 2,500, 10 – 14” catchable-size rainbow trout to Mill Creek MetroParks and they are scheduled to deliver the fish to Lake Glacier on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The release is expected to occur late morning, but the specific time is unknown based on several factors, as determined by ODNR and their hatchery.


Anglers must comply with the following rules:

  • State of Ohio fishing licenses are required
  • Foul-hooks are not permitted
  • Five (5) fish per person per day limit
  • No fishing is permitted in the area directly adjacent to the Lake Glacier Boathouse nor from the pedestrian bridge.


ODNR Division of Wildlife officials and Mill Creek MetroParks Police are authorized to check for current fishing licenses and to inspect all fish caught.


For more information about Mill Creek MetroParks and fishing/boating season, visit our website at For information about Ohio fishing license requirements/stocking program, visit ODNR’s website at