Business contests liquor option vote

Business contestsliquor option vote
YOUNGSTOWN -- Crestview Inc., doing business as Glenwood Tavern & amp; Patio, 2606 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown, is contesting the results of the local liquor option election May 8.
According to a lawsuit filed in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday, Crestview will lose the right to sell intoxicating liquors at its place of business July 2, even though it holds a valid liquor permit.
After the Mahoning County Board of Elections realigned various Youngstown precincts, including Ward 5, Precinct V, where Glenwood Tavern & amp; Patio operates, voters turned down an option to sell liquor, mandating that businesses within the newly defined boundaries that hold liquor permits relinquish them.
Cyrus Ghassab, president of Crestview Inc., received a letter requesting that he return his liquor permit for a prorated refund or for safekeeping before the July 2 deadline. No hearing date has been set.
Attempted theft charge
AUSTINTOWN -- A 15-year-old Warren boy was arrested Tuesday morning in the attempted theft of nearly $1,000 worth of electronics equipment.
Police say he and another teen pushed a shopping cart containing a DVD player, DVDs, video games and CDs out of an equipment entrance at the Wal-Mart on Mahoning Avenue. When they were spotted by Wal-Mart employees, the teens abandoned the shopping cart and ran in different directions.
The employees caught the Warren teen in a parking lot across the street.
Skateboard facility bids
SALEM -- The city parks commission is considering bids for construction of a skateboarding facility in Waterworth Memorial Park. The structure will feature apparatus that skateboarders typically use to perform stunts.
The panel opened bids from Service Supply Limited of Columbus, for $45,000; and Vertical Skate Parks Inc. of Youngstown, which submitted three bids of $20,696, $24,044 and $26,134 that are based on different equipment options, Steve Faber, parks director, said Tuesday.
The facility is expected to be open by summer's end, Faber said. Funding for it will come from park department funds.
Pathologist examinesbones from concrete
NILES -- Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, a forensic pathologist with the Trumbull County coroner's office, said the bone fragments found in a piece of concrete likely came from a small four-legged animal, such as a pig.
The piece of concrete was found by a city construction company Monday while the company was excavating. The company took the concrete to Niles police, who delivered it to the coroner's office. Dr. Germaniuk said the bone fragments will be examined to make a determination.
Warren Community Day
WARREN -- The 14th annual Community Day celebration will be at noon Friday on Courthouse Square. The event, sponsored by Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County, will feature 43 nonprofit organizations from the Mahoning Valley. FACT says it hopes to promote awareness of the agencies and educate people about the many volunteer opportunities available.
Music will be provided by High Society. Special displays will include Packard cars, there will be blood pressure screenings, and Campfire Girls will offer craft activities.
Community Day is part of FACT's Noon-in-the-Park event taking place Fridays during summer.
Finance-report cases
COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Elections Commission will consider the cases of three unsuccessful Trumbull County office seekers who failed to file finance reports. Lindy Lucas, who ran for Niles council at-large in 1997; Tommy Lee Perry, who ran for 66th District state representative in the March 2000 Democratic primary; and Dave Eck, who ran for Liberty Township trustee in 1995, all face possible fines for failing to file complete 2000 annual finance reports by the Jan. 31, 2001 deadline, according to state officials. Perry and Lucas have subsequently complied with filing requirements, officials said.

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