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Little boys cause fire



Published: Wed, November 7, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Little boys cause fire

TRANSFER, Pa. -- Two little boys playing with a cigarette lighter was listed as the cause of a fire that damaged a mobile home in Sunnyview Mobile Home Park on Shenango Park Road around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Fire Chief James Biggart said Laura Flynn was at home with her youngest child, a 4-year-old boy, when the fire broke out in a bedroom. Her son and a neighbor's young son were playing in the room and set the curtains afire, Biggart said.

Flynn and a neighbor threw water on the fire until firefighters arrived and quickly extinguished it, confining the blaze to just one room, Biggart said, estimating the damage at $6,000.

Charged in gunshot

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 19-year-old North Side man was arrested on a second-degree felony charge after being accused of shooting at a home on the South Side. The teen, of Saranac Avenue, is accused of firing one shot into a house in the 3000 block of Hudson Avenue, police said.

He faces one count of improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation. A 23-year-old woman living at the house said she looked out a window at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday and saw the teen pull out a silver gun and fire at the home. Police found a bullet hole and a fragment lodged outside the window.

Man reports being shot

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 62-year-old man reported to city police Tuesday that he was shot as he walked along a North Side street. The man, who gave a Market Street address, said he was walking along Arlington Street at about 8:40 p.m. when he heard two shots and felt a burning in his leg. He said he did not know from whom or from where the shots had come. Police found him at Arlington and Burnett streets.

Bike, phone stolen

YOUNGSTOWN -- An 18-year-old was robbed of his bicycle and cellular phone as he rode at South and Indianola avenues at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a city police report.

The teen said two males, 15 to 16 years old, jumped on him and punched him and told him, "You better start wearing blue." The teen was wearing a red T-shirt. Police suspect a group of teens who call themselves the "South Side Soldiers," wear light blue clothing and are from the area of Pasadena Avenue.

Mill schedule changes

YOUNGSTOWN -- Lanterman's Mill in Mill Creek MetroParks resumes its fall schedule, opening from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this month.

The season will end with the MetroParks annual tribute to the holidays, An Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24-25. Artisans, musicians, jugglers, roasted chestnuts, crafts and more will ring out the old year at the free event. For information call (330) 740-7107.

Benefit dinner

KENT -- Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of the Diocese of Youngstown will be the host of the annual Voice of Hope Dinner for Catholic Charities at starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the ballroom on the main campus of Kent State University.

Bishop Anthony M. Pilla of the Diocese of Cleveland is the speaker. Proceeds will provide winter utility assistance to needy families through the Catholic Charities agencies in the diocese's six counties. Winners will be also be announced in the Voice of Hope Award categories of "charity," and "justice." Reservations are required. Tickets cost $30 a person. Call (330) 744-8451 Ext. 328.

Drug, other charges

CAMPBELL -- Nicholas M. Mastoris III pleaded innocent Tuesday before Municipal Judge John P. Almasy to charges of possession of drugs, reckless operation and driving without a driver's license. Police impounded Mastoris' vehicle after officers said they found three bags of suspected marijuana in the 18-year-old Campbell man's vehicle during a traffic stop Sunday morning.

Police released a 16-year-old Youngstown girl and a 17-year-old Campbell girl, who were also in the car.

FOE site chosen

COLUMBUS (AP) -- The Fraternal Order of Eagles has chosen a site in suburban Grove City for its first consolidated international headquarters in the group's 103-year history. The group broke ground Tuesday for the $2.5 million facility, which it expects to occupy by March.

In the past, the organization has divided its work among offices in cities throughout the nation, including Columbus, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Englewood, Colo. Most recently, the work has taken place in offices in Columbus and the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield, Wis.

Eagle board members said they chose Ohio because of the state's central location and its concentration of members -- about 220,000 of the group's almost 1.2 million.




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