Abandoned boat found
HILLSVILLE, Pa. -- A boat, possibly owned by someone from Struthers, was found abandoned near Quaker Heights Road at the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line. Pennsylvania State Police said the 11-foot Jon fishing boat was found at 10:50 a.m. Sunday. It contained information that is was registered in Ohio, possibly the Struthers area, police said. No other details were available. The boat's owner should call the Pennsylvania State Police at (724) 598-2211.
Fake designer items
LISBON -- Eight adults face charges this week in the sale of counterfeit designer sunglasses and clothing at the Rogers Auction, Detective Andy Sweeney of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Department said this morning. He said detectives confiscated merchandise and vehicles from 12 stands at the sale Friday. Detectives made a similar raid at the sale last year, and also one in 1996, Sweeney said.
Canfield bands show
CANFIELD -- The annual Canfield Show of Bands will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Canfield High School stadium.
The show will include performances by high school bands from Austintown, Boardman, Poland, South Range, Liberty and Canfield. Adults are asked to donate $5 for admission; students and senior citizens are asked to donate $4.
YOUNGSTOWN -- One of three or four teen-age boys throwing water balloons at cars traveling on Hudson Avenue on the South Side about 10:30 p.m. Sunday was caught and held for police by a passenger in a car that had been hit. The 14-year-old Hudson Avenue boy was charged with criminal mischief and was issued a summons to appear in juvenile court. The police report says teen-agers in that area have twice been warned by police about throwing water balloons at cars, which can cause accidents. The boy caught refused to identify who had been with him and was released to his mother.
Mall restaurant fire
NILES -- Firefighters extinguished a blaze caused by grease on the stove at an Eastwood Mall restaurant Sunday afternoon.
The flames at Asian Chao caused about $3,000 damage. No one was injured. The mall's sprinkler system contained the fire until firefighters arrived to put it out.
The restaurant was closed after the fire, according to the fire department. The city health department was expected to inspect the restaurant today to ensure that it's safe to reopen for business.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County Court Appointed Special Advocate program is seeking volunteers for its fall training session. CASA volunteers are trained to represent abused and neglected children in juvenile court proceedings. After a six-week, 34-hour training program, each volunteer is asked for a one-year commitment to spend 10-15 hours a month investigating one case assignment and submit a written recommendation to the court. For more information, call the CASA office at (330) 740-2239.
AUSTINTOWN -- North Main Street between Oakwood and Stambaugh avenues will be closed for about two months beginning today. A detour is provided along Oakwood, Stambaugh and Westminster avenues. The road is being closed for replacement of a bridge and drain channel.
Steel Street project
YOUNGSTOWN -- A portion of Steel Street will be closed for about three weeks beginning today as part of the street rehabilitation project.
The stretch of Steel Street between Silliman Street and Salt Springs Road will undergo full-depth pavement removal and replacement. A detour is provided.
Cop bitten during arrest
WARREN -- Although police usually try to take a "bite out of crime," one Warren woman is accused of taking a bite out of an officer. According to police reports, Lea Dotson, 22, bit Officer Manny Nites on the right wrist, breaking skin, while being arrested after a fight at 3205 Lynwood N.W. early Saturday. Dotson was arrested on charges of obstructing official business and resisting arrest. Police arrested four others on disorderly conduct charges: Yujuan Douglas and Willie Owens, both 24, and Terrance Eddington Jr., 22, all of Warren, and Garridan Matlock, 25, of Youngstown. All five are scheduled to appear in municipal court later today.