New Salem principal

New Salem principal
SALEM -- The city school board named Judy Colbert of Austintown new principal at Reilly Elementary.
Colbert, who most recently served as assistant principal at Salem Middle School, was given the new job Wednesday by the board.
She will be paid $58,300 annually.
Colbert is replacing Gay Fawcett, who resigned recently to take a job outside the district.
In other matters, the board authorized Superintendent Dr. David Brobeck to negotiate to buy property along Franklin Avenue on which to build a new bus garage.
Arrest on drug charges
FARRELL, Pa. -- Police responding to a burglar alarm in the 1100 block of Hamilton Avenue didn't find a burglar, but they did find suspected drugs in the house.
Police said this morning that they went to the home around 10 p.m. Tuesday. They found 10 ounces of suspected crack cocaine and two ounces of suspected marijuana, a drug scale, a handgun and about $11,000 in cash, they said.
The resident, Anthony Crim, 19, wasn't home when police got there but arrived a short time later. He was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned Wednesday by District Justice Henry Russo and freed on $50,000 bond.
Robbed at gunpoint
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A woman walking on Galbreath Avenue was robbed at gunpoint. The woman said a black man in a car pulled over at 11 p.m. Tuesday and asked her if she was the woman looking for white powder. He then took her purse and removed the wallet, police said.
The woman told authorities her wallet contained $120 cash, her driver's license and grocery-store cards.
Drowning-death ruling
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. -- The drowning death of a Beaver County boy has been ruled accidental. Pennsylvania State Police said an autopsy conducted Wednesday on 15-year-old Kevin Michael Modro of New Brighton showed he died of drowning.
Modro disappeared into the water Tuesday while swimming in the Connoquenessing Creek, Wayne Township, with friends.
Divers pulled his body from the water about 4:45 p.m., and he was later pronounced dead at the Ellwood City Hospital.
Sexual abuse case
YOUNGSTOWN -- Jurors were to resume deliberating today the fate of a 44-year-old Struthers man charged with sexually abusing a teenage girl.
Larry Sapp is on trial on eight counts of gross sexual imposition. He faces a sentence of up to 33 years in prison if convicted of all counts.
Sapp also was charged with three additional counts of rape, but prosecutors dismissed two of them because they involved alleged acts that happened in other states. Judge R. Scott Krichbaum dismissed the third count because of a flaw in the way the indictment was worded.
Jurors deliberated nine hours Wednesday before being sent home for the evening. They also deliberated just less than an hour Tuesday.
Grant center program
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Public Library of Youngstown & amp; Mahoning County is accepting reservations for a grant center program slated for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13. "Getting Started With FC Search" is an introductory session for representatives of nonprofit organizations seeking information on sources of funding and fund raising that teaches participants how to use the Foundation Center's database on CD-ROM.
Grant information applies exclusively to nonprofit organizations.
The program will be held in the meeting room at the Main Library, 305 Wick Avenue. For reservations, call (330) 744-8636, Ext. 2.
Recycling fund-raiser
WARREN -- Trumbull County residents recycled more than 5,000 old phone books during the second Recycle for Literacy program sponsored by Sprint Yellow Pages at the Wal-Mart store on Elm Road.
The response earned a $3,000 donation from Sprint to Alliance Community Outreach Program.

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