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Girls bring knives to middle school



Published: Wed, June 6, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Girls bring knivesto middle school

YOUNGSTOWN -- Three girls who brought knives to East Middle School were taken to the juvenile justice center Tuesday pending charges of illegal conveyance of a deadly weapon on school property.

After a locker search that turned up the weapons, the girls -- 14, 14 and 15 -- admitted to police and school officials that they had been showing each other the knives outside the school on East High Avenue.

When the bell rang and they spotted the principal, one girl took all three knives and put them in her locker, reports show.

Solicitation arrest

AUSTINTOWN-- A Toledo woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after she reportedly solicited several truck drivers for sex.

Danielle L. Schwerin, 22, of 3221 Downing St., Toledo, was arrested at 2 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the Rebel Lounge, located at 5335 Seventy Six Drive.

Police reportedly heard Schwerin, who identified herself as Dominique, solicit sex from truckers on the CB radio. Police say the truckers would signal for Schwerin by flashing their lights on and off.

She was arrested as she entered a truck that had just flashed its lights. Schwerin was carrying 34 packs of condoms and $170 when she was arrested.

Preliminary hearing set

AUSTINTOWN -- Charles D. Trader faces a preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Mahoning County Court here.

Trader, 47, of Newton Falls, is charged with breaking and entering and criminal damaging.

He is accused of breaking into and ransacking a Lake Milton church and stealing a collection box.

Bond on those charges was set Monday at $50,000.

Trader is being held in Trumbull County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond while awaiting sentencing on 15 sex-related cases from Newton Falls.

Fraud conviction

CLEVELAND -- A Nigerian man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 months in federal prison after being convicted of wire fraud against two Columbiana County corporations.

U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. also sentenced Aliyu Mohammed Lawal, 30, of Zaria, Nigeria, to serve three years of supervised release after he leaves prison and pay $797,550 in restitution to JEFCO Inc. and J.E.S. Technology Inc.

Lawal has been held without bond since FBI and Secret Service agents arrested him July 18 in Boardman. On Aug. 9, a federal grand jury indicted him on five counts of wire fraud.

The scheme involved sale and transportation of a large quantity of crude oil purportedly held by Lawal's family in Nigeria, through which the companies were to share in an expected $30 million profit from its sale, the government said.

Families can becometrue CHAMPS together

LIBERTY -- Family members can communicate better and learn more about one another by having fun and working together. That's the theme of a Challenge and Mutual Problem Solving Day set for 9 a.m. Saturday in Church Hill Park.

The CHAMPS Family Day event, sponsored by The Center for Behavioral Medicine, will give participants an opportunity to experience a 21-element ropes and initiatives course. Families will learn ways to build communication skills, trust, problem-solving and decision-making.

For more information, call Ilona Roth-Cohn at (330) 740-3923.




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