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Judge faces charges



Published: Thu, June 21, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Judge faces charges

GIRARD -- A former Niles Municipal Court judge is scheduled to appear in court next month.

Police charged Charles Zubyk, 76, of South Second Street, with driving under the influence on June 2.

He is scheduled for a pretrial conference at 1 p.m. July 11 in Girard Municipal Court.

New computers

WARREN -- The Trumbull County Board of Health voted Wednesday to outfit the health department with $39,273 worth of new computer equipment.

Acquisition of 11 computers and monitors, two laptops, mice, printers and scanners is pending approval of the county data board, which reviews all computer system purchases for the county.

Delphi plant planned

WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners have approved altering a tax abatement agreement with Delphi Automotive Systems to reflect scaled back plans for a proposed Vienna plant.

Under the proposal approved Wednesday, $58.5 million would be invested in the plant, down from $75.5 million, and it would employ 180 workers transferred from other area Delphi plants, down from 220.

Embezzlement charges

CLEVELAND -- A former Cortland bank vice president living in Poland is facing a federal charge of embezzling and willfully misapplying $31,412.

John C. Leek, 41, of Springhill Trail, former mortgage originator, department manager and vice president of Cortland Savings and Banking Co., embezzled $13,641 and wilfully misapplied $17,771 from the bank between February 1998 and May 2000, the U.S. attorney's office said.

The Youngstown FBI office investigated the case.

Teen-agers arrested

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police didn't give up until they tracked down and arrested three West Side teen-age boys suspected of trying to rob an 85-year-old Milton Avenue man as he sat on his porch Wednesday afternoon.

The man told police the boys tried to get cash out of his pockets and one fell on top of him.

The would-be robbers ran when he said he was going to call 911.

The victim and a woman visiting nearby who saw the boys run described them to police. One pony-tailed suspect sounded familiar to Patrolman William Golec, who found the 18-year-old with a 16-year-old on South Lakeview Avenue.

The victim identified both.

A third boy, 17, was taken into custody at his South Lakeview home.

Boy hurt when bike collides with police car

FARRELL, Pa. -- Police said a 10-year-old Wallis Avenue boy being chased by a dog rode his bicycle into the path of a police car on Union Street on Wednesday.

Thomas Anderson was treated at Sharon Regional Health System's hospital for minor scrapes after the 7:45 a.m. accident, police said.

Thomas was riding in an alley between Fruit and Wallis avenues when a dog began chasing him and he rode onto Union Street.

Man jailed in shooting of newspaper carrier

SHARON, Pa. --Timothy D. Jackson, 21, of East Budd Avenue was being held on $50,000 bond today on a charge of aggravated assault.

Jackson was picked up this week and arraigned before District Justice James McMahon. Police said he shot a newspaper carrier with a BB gun in the 500 block of New Castle Avenue on Jan. 28.

Two juvenile boys involved face juvenile charges, police said.

Gambling implications

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A former Alliance police chief has been implicated in an illegal gambling operation in his community.

James R. Black, 64, was charged Wednesday with aiding and abetting illegal gambling.

Robert E. Bulford, assistant U.S. attorney, said Black waived his right to a grand jury hearing, clearing the way for a possible plea agreement.

The charge stems from an investigation of a bookmaker who is serving a prison sentence for gambling and money laundering.

Prosecutors were ready to present evidence linking Black to the bookmaker, Bulford said.

Black was suspended as chief in 1998 when a state audit showed $14,149 in confiscated money, along with marijuana and cocaine, missing from a police department property room.




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