AUSTINTOWN -- Police are treating as an abduction the disappearance of Sun-Hyang Park, 17, of 4882 Westchester Drive Unit 3. Anyone with information is urged to call (330) 799-9721.
The Korean girl, who uses the nickname Shelley, was taken from her home around 9 a.m. Thursday by an Asian man who knocked the girl's 16-year-old brother to the floor, said Detective Joe Giampietro.
Hyung was wearing jeans and a white top. She is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 125 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. The suspect is 18 to 20 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall, with average build, short dark hair and brown eyes. He was wearing jeans, a black shirt and white baseball cap, police said.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Lisa Diane Albright, 25, of Youngstown is asked to call the Youngstown Police Department at (330) 742-8911. Callers should ask for Detective Sgt. Tom Parry.
Albright was last seen Aug. 25 walking north on South Avenue from Western Reserve Road. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 115 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. She has a gray streak in her hair. She was last seen wearing jeans and a black and white tank top and carrying a Payless shopping bag.
Kidney center sued
YOUNGSTOWN -- More lawsuits have been filed in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court against a local kidney center where several patients fell ill last year, including two who died.
Suits were filed this week by Lonnie M. Dukes of Springdale Avenue, Youngstown; Mary E. Beaumier of School Street, Hubbard; and James Thomas of Catalina Avenue, Youngstown. They are seeking unspecified damages from Physicians Dialysis Center on Belmont Avenue and several of its suppliers.
At least three suits were filed against the center earlier this year. Twenty patients became ill after receiving dialysis treatments at the center in August 2000. The center closed for a month and made repairs to its water system.
Charged in break-in
AUSTINTOWN -- A 54-year-old man with no known address was found hiding behind the counter of a Dollar Tree store in Austintown Plaza early Wednesday. Police discovered and arrested Timothy Faler, who was wanted on a Trumbull County probation violation, during a routine patrol checking businesses in the plaza.
Faler was charged with breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in Mahoning County Jail.
Fatal car wreck
LIBERTY -- A Youngstown woman was killed and her sister remained in critical condition this morning in St. Elizabeth Medical Center after a one-car accident.
The Ohio Highway Patrol's Warren Post said Adrienne Armour, 32, of Scioto Avenue, was killed around 2:30 a.m. on state Route 11 near Tibbetts-Wick Road. April D. Armour, 28, also of Scioto Avenue, is in St. Elizabeth's. The patrol hasn't identified who was driving.
The car was heading south on Route 11, went off the right side of road, entered the median, turned around and rolled over several times, ending up facing northbound on Route 11. Both women were ejected.
WARREN -- The city of Niles must get permission from five families before opening crypts in the city-owned Union Cemetery to look for the cremated remains of Jody Mays. The ruling came Thursday after a hearing in the chambers of Judge W. Wyatt McKay of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.
The ashes were found to be missing in 1998 when Jody's mother, Betty Mays, asked the cemetery to ship them to her new home in Texas. The crypt was opened and a cemetery worker found a coffin with a skeleton.
Niles filed a motion earlier this summer to open the five crypts, hoping to rule out the possibility Mays' remains were misplaced after a tornado seriously damaged the cemetery in 1985. Mays was 17 when he died accidentally in October 1976 in Spain, where his family lived then.
WARREN -- Two city police officers say they found no suspect at a home at Vermont Avenue and West Market Street, but left with more than they bargained for.
Officers Eric Merkel and Chris O'Rourke were hoping to serve a warrant on a robbery suspect but, after learning he wasn't there, searched the house.
As they left in their cruiser, they noticed they were covered in fleas. They helped each other brush off the bugs, but had to throw away some of their clothes and disinfect their cruiser.