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Charges after fight



Published: Mon, February 4, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Charges after fight

SALEM -- A city man will be charged with several offenses in connection with a weekend fight that left another man with knife wounds.

About 12:30 a.m. Sunday, police arrested a 36-year-old man who lives in the 2200 block of Monroe Avenue, where officers found Chad Paynter, 26, of Elkton, in front of the man's residence. Paynter told police he was fighting with the man and was cut on his hands with a kitchen knife. Paynter was treated at Salem Community Hospital, where he received stitches in his hand.

Police don't know what started the fight.

The man arrested will be charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, in connection with the fight. Police say he also will be charged with disorderly conduct, a third-degree misdemeanor, because he continued to utter threats and scream obscenities after his arrest.

In addition, he will be charged with assaulting a police officer, a fourth-degree felony, because, police say, he kicked an officer in the leg.

The man was in the Columbiana County Jail this morning.

Salem break-in

SALEM -- A downtown business reported a weekend breaking and entering, police said. Town & amp; Suburban Realty, 1048 E. State St., notified police of the crime Saturday, saying they thought it had occurred overnight. Two cameras were taken.

Gas station robbery

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Police are looking for two armed robbers who took an undisclosed amount of money from Shee's Gas & amp; Grocery on Pa. Route 168 in West Pittsburg, Taylor Township.

Pennsylvania State Police said two men entered the store with handguns and ordered two clerks to the floor at 8:45 p.m. Friday. They took money, then drove off.

Police said the clerks could not describe the men because they wore bandannas over their faces and black hooded sweatshirts. One man stood about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a husky build, and the other had a large build and was about 6 feet tall. Police think they went south on Pa. Route 168 from 11th Street.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call police at (724) 598-2211.

Sports complex event

MINERAL RIDGE-- A fund-raising committee for Weathersfield School District's Joe Lane Sports Complex will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the superintendent's office in the middle school.

OU walkout proposed

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Some Ohio University students called for a campuswide walkout Monday to demand the school do more to protect them against sexual assaults and hate crimes.

Organizers asked students, faculty and staff members to leave their classes and offices at 11:30 a.m. to congregate on College Green for a rally.

"We want to show how many students are against hate crimes and sexual assault," said Suzanne Seesman, a senior from Gaithersburg, Md., who is helping organize the walkout.

Three episodes last month touched off calls for the walkout.

In two cases, female students were attacked in residence halls. The other involved a gay female student who said she was beaten by a group of men as she walked home from a dance.

In all three cases, police are continuing their investigations.

Patriotic guards

LIMA, Ohio (AP) -- Some guards at the Lima Correctional Institution have threatened to leave their jobs because they say the state has made them wear American flag patches on their uniforms the wrong way.

They are being ordered to wear the flag on their right shoulder with the blue field closest to their back.

The guards, many military veterans, said the correct way to display the patch is with the blue field closest to the chest, so the flag appears to be flowing forward.

The state has given them until Monday to comply or face disciplinary action.

Officers have been told they will be fined two days' pay the first time they're caught wearing the flag against state policy, said Craig Bradford, president of the union that represents the guards.

A fourth violation can get an officer fired.




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