Charged with assault
GIRARD -- A 23-year-old Girard man is charged with aggravated vehicular assault and child endangering after using his car to pull a young skateboarder.
Daniel S. Rounds of Liberty Street was scheduled for arraignment today in municipal court.
According to the police report, witnesses told authorities Rounds was using his car to pull a 13-year-old Idaho Street boy along several streets Saturday afternoon.
Rounds told police that he told the boy to stop hanging onto his car.
3 charged with thefts
WEATHERSFIELD -- Two men and a woman from Warren have been charged with a series of thefts.
Charged today with one count of receiving stolen property and three counts each of felony theft and criminal trespass were John Anderson, 47, of the Riverview Motel, Parkman Road, and Ronald Pierce, 45, of Phillips Road.
Wanda Kimble, 43, of Cranwood Drive, faces two counts of complicity to felony theft. Anderson also faces a charge of resisting arrest.
Township patrol officer Nick Roberts said the three have been shoplifting in Weathersfield and Niles, taking electronic equipment from Petro Inc., Salt Springs Road and West Liberty Street, and cigars from BP Oil, Interstate 80 and Salt Springs.
Health fair at mall
NILES -- Eastwood Mall and its WalkSport mall walking club will have their annual Healthwide health fair Friday, Saturday and Sunday during mall hours in the center concourse.
More than 20 vendors will participate.
For more information, call the mall office at (330) 652-6980.
Health talk planned
LIBERTY -- Michele O'Donnell, a registered nurse and director of the Holistic Health Care Center in San Antonio, will speak on "Freedom from the Tyranny of Disease" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Retreat House, 3128 Logan Way.
The event is offered by the Health Choices Network and the Council for Better Nutrition. Call (330) 782-3554 or (330) 759-9303 for more information. The donation is $5.
Deadly crash probed
MERCER, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police continue investigating a crash last week that killed a Sandy Lake woman.
Dana L. King, 20, of Boyd Road, died at 2:37 p.m. Friday in UPMC in Pittsburgh. The Allegheny County coroner's office said the cause of death was multiple injuries.
Pennsylvania State Police said King was westbound Friday on Pa. Route 358 near Patton Road in Lake Township when her car drifted into the oncoming lane and crashed head-on with a tractor-trailer.
The tractor-trailer driver, Edward N. King, 50, of Cochranton, Pa., was not hurt, police said. He is not related to Ms. King.
61st District candidate
GOSHEN -- Heather Plues of Goshen was to file her nominating petitions today to run in the May 7 Republican primary for the reconfigured 61st Ohio House District seat.
Plues is vice president of the Mahoning Valley Young Republicans and chairwoman of legislative issues for the Rural Republicans. She is the third Republican to file for the position, joining Randy Pope of Alliance and Ronald Barnhart of Beaver.
The seat in the current 61st District is held by state Rep. John Boccieri, a New Middletown Democrat who plans to run for re-election. The filing deadline is Thursday.
The new district, which takes effect next year, includes Beaver, Smith, Springfield, Goshen and Green townships as well as New Middletown, Sebring and Beloit in Mahoning County. The small portions of Washingtonville and Columbiana located in Mahoning County are also in the district, as well as Carroll County and parts of Stark and Tuscarawas counties.