Man hurt in SUV crashon state Route 193
YOUNGSTOWN -- Michael E. Carpenter, 55, of Neilson Avenue was in critical condition today in St. Elizabeth Health Center after his Ford Explorer crashed on state Route 193 near Interstate 680 around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. A witness told police the vehicle was speeding when it went off the road and struck a barrier.
Officers added to force
STRUTHERS -- City officials welcomed two new officers to their police department last week. Richard E. Craig Jr., 24, and Michael L. Faith, 26, were named full-time officers after serving two years as city reserve officers. Craig also has worked two years as a dispatcher, with Faith serving about three months at the position.
Station robber sought
BOARDMAN -- Police are looking for a man who robbed the Shell gas station on Western Reserve Road of $350. Reports say the man, wearing a blue bandana and dark ball cap, walked into the station just after 10:30 p.m. Friday with a gun and demanded money. After taking the money, the man ordered the employees to the floor and left on foot, police said.
BOARDMAN -- Police are looking for a man who tried to rob a Youngstown woman in the Phar-Mor parking lot. Reports say the woman got out of her 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier and was hit in the face by a teen-age male at 4:15 p.m. Friday. The man tried to take her purse, but she started screaming and he ran away, police said.
Mrs. Taft in E. Liverpool
EAST LIVERPOOL -- Ohio's first lady Hope Taft will be volunteering at the Greater East Liverpool Habitat for Humanity's construction site at 14663 East Liverpool Road at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Area public officials have been invited to volunteer at the site today through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be an evening work session from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the site. Volunteers should wear clothing appropriate for construction and bring basic hand tools for interior construction and finishing work.
Boy dies after accident
SHARON, Pa. -- A 13-year-old Sharpsville boy, injured when he fell off his bicycle last Monday, died Sunday in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Andrew Hando of Ridge Avenue died of blunt force trauma to the head, according to the Allegheny County coroner's office. The death was ruled accidental. Sharon police said Andrew was riding his bicycle down Columbia Street when he lost control and crashed, striking his head. He wasn't wearing a helmet. His mother was following him in a car and took him to Sharon Regional Health System to be examined and he was then flown to Allegheny General.
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Westminster College is offering several enrichment and leisure courses this fall. The courses are open to the general public. Yoga and various computer classes are among the courses being offered. For details, call Carol Yova at (724) 946-7031.
Geauga County Fair
BURTON -- The Geauga County Fair runs Wednesday through next Monday at the fairgrounds just north of the town square. Hours are 9 a.m. to midnight daily. Admission is $5 for adults. Children under 12 are admitted free.
Minor injuries in crash
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Jared O. Houston, 22, of Bon Air Drive, Hubbard, escaped with minor injuries from a crash that closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 for 90 minutes. Pennsylvania State Police said Houston was westbound and fell asleep around 3:20 p.m. Saturday. His car spun and struck the guide rail, which impaled the passenger compartment, then spun back onto the roadway, blocking both lanes of traffic. Houston, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, was treated at United Community Hospital.
Robotics team benefit
GIRARD -- A "Trash and Treasure Sale" to benefit the high school's robotics team will be Sept. 22 at the gymnasium in the city building. Early-bird admission from 8 to 10 a.m. is $2; there is no admission charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be household items, furniture, collectibles and children's clothes, a bake sale and refreshments. For information or to donate, call, (330) 545-5431, Ext. 107.