Motel desk clerk in critical condition
HUBBARD -- A motel desk clerk was in critical condition after he was attacked at the Truck World Motor Inn on Saturday morning.
George Kroynovich, 63, was in St. Elizabeth Health Center after the attack just before 3 a.m., according to Hubbard Township police.
Police said Kroynovich was injured by a young man in a green shirt who may have been attempting to rob the motel. At this point, it is not clear whether any cash is missing, said Detective Mike Begeot, who would give no other details.
The man made his getaway in Kroynovich's blue 1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88, which was later recovered in Liberty Township.
South Side fire causes$35,000 in damage
WARREN -- A fire that broke out Saturday morning caused $35,000 in damage to a home on the city's South Side.
Damage to the two-story wood frame house at 309 Fourth St. is estimated at $20,000, while damage to the contents was set at $15,000, according to a fire department spokesman.
Fire investigators think the fire was started by worn or faulty wiring. According to the spokesman, residents of the house experienced problems with flickering lights the day before.
Benefit dinner plannedfor ailing local woman
WARREN -- A benefit is being organized for a local woman battling acute myelogenous leukemia.
The dinner for Paula Church will be from 1 to 4 p.m. next Sunday at Aulizio's banquet hall, 4395 Youngstown Road.
Adults will pay $25 for the dinner and children 13 and under pay $12.
The buffet will include rigatoni, meatballs, chicken, roast beef, parsley potatoes, green beans and tossed salad.
Tickets are available at Trumbull Career and Technical Center. Call Susy Johnson at (330) 847-0503 or Patti Connors at (330) 609-6759.
There will be a raffle, and all proceeds will help Church's fight against leukemia.
Donations can be made to the Paula Church fund at any Bank One branch.
Post office trailer
HOWLAND -- U.S. Post Office services are available from a trailer parked behind Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road.
The trailer will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Bahmer's Howland Pharmacy, which had offered postal services, will no longer sell stamps.
Post office boxes at the pharmacy will remain available until a new contract station in Howland is selected, the postal service said. The selection will be made within 30 days.
Howland Township trustees have applied to be host of the station in the new township administration building, scheduled to be completed in November.