Mother chargedwith child endangering
LIBERTY -- A Youngstown woman has been charged with multiple counts of child endangering.
Five counts were filed Wednesday in Girard Municipal Court against Christine Colbert of Forest View Drive. She had not been arrested by this morning.
Township police Capt. Janet Virostek said the charges stem from a baby sitter's inability to find Colbert on Feb. 2.
Virostek said the baby sitter was watching Colbert's children -- ages 1 to 7 -- and was supposed to drop them off at the apartment of Colbert's mother on Frederick Street in Liberty, where Colbert was supposed to be staying.
The captain said the children's grandmother wasn't home, so the baby sitter left, leaving the children outside the apartment.
The 7-year-old told police he spotted his mother outside their grandmother's apartment but she ran off with her boyfriend.
The children, two of whom didn't have coats and one with only one shoe, went to their uncle's nearby apartment. The uncle called police.
The baby sitter has not been located.
Creditors to meet
YOUNGSTOWN -- A creditors meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. March 26 in Youngstown State University's Kilcawley Center for the bankruptcy case of Wayne T. DaBelko, Everett Hull Road, Cortland.
DaBelko, head of the Warren Building Department, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection Feb. 5 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Youngstown.
Among his debts listed in court records are $28,000 in outstanding loans from National City Bank and $31,700 owed to casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
HOWLAND -- The board of education anticipates awarding a contract at its meeting Feb. 25 to wire all district schools with security cameras.
Submitted bids range from $90,000 to $170,000, said Thomas Krispinsky, district treasurer. Building administrators will be able to monitor cameras from their desks, he said.
The cameras will be the first of the security improvements district officials promised voters when they passed a permanent-improvement levy in May.
Plan would patrolhandicapped parking
HOWLAND -- Township trustees are seeking to deputize members of the Warren Rotary Club to combat the misuse of handicapped parking spaces.
Legislation discussed Wednesday would create a parking enforcement unit, made up of Rotarians and headed by Police Chief Steve Lamantia, to hand out $50 tickets to people who illegally park in handicapped spaces.
The Rotary Club has pursued a similar program in Warren for several years, said John Emanuel, Howland administrator.
WARREN -- Councilman Bob Holmes III, D-4th, will conduct a ward meeting at 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Original Brothers Pizza, 760 E. Market St.
He's asking residents who plan to attend to make a list of their top five concerns.
Those who can't attend should address questions to him by calling (330) 392-4438.
Stabbed in his home
WARREN -- A 40-year-old Hayes Street S.W. man told police he was stabbed in the throat and shoulder by an unidentified male. The man said the intruder entered his home around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Arena board askscity to pay severance
YOUNGSTOWN -- The arena board is asking the city to make good on its severance package with its office manager.
The board, which was expected to dissolve itself this afternoon, approved a severance deal in December for its only employee, Kim Henshaw.
Henshaw is to get her salary, $1,083 every two weeks, and benefits such as health insurance for three months.
The board has no funding, so it is asking the city to meet the "moral and legal obligation."
Police levy set in Milton
LAKE MILTON -- Milton Township trustees have voted to place a 2-mill continuing levy on the May primary election ballot to help pay for police operations.