Robbers injure victim
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 24-year-old man was treated for facial cuts and swelling Friday after being beaten, robbed of $1,100 and carjacked in the 400 block of Clearmount Drive.
Jason Gilmore, of Roman Street, Warren, told police a man riding with him asked to borrow $20 from him at 2 p.m.
When he pulled out a large wad of bills, another man began beating him with a handgun, and the man who asked to borrow the money hit him with his fists.
After searching Gilmore for more money, the robbers fled.
Killer's request denied
YOUNGSTOWN -- A judge has denied Kevin Green's request to overturn his sentence.
Green, 30, of Robinwood Place, is serving a life sentence for his role in the September 1999 death of 16-year-old John Allen.
A Mahoning County Common Pleas Court jury convicted him in February of complicity to aggravated murder and kidnapping.
Green's lawyer, Mark Lavelle, filed documents in March asking Judge Jack Durkin to overturn the conviction and sentence. Judge Durkin has ruled no evidence was submitted that merits such an action.
Green still has an appeal pending with the 7th District Court of Appeals.
Allen was beaten and tied up by Green and three other men at a Market Street apartment, then driven to a wooded area near Lincoln Park on the East Side, where he was shot six times in the head.
Bomb scare at plant
BOARDMAN -- Workers evacuated General Extrusions Inc. on Lake Park Road as police responding to a bomb scare searched the plant.
A man called in the threat around 3:50 a.m. Friday. Nothing was found and the plant reopened at 7 a.m., said Herb Schuler Sr., president.
General Extrusions makes aluminum parts for companies in the hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic and transportation industries.
"We don't have a clue why anyone would call in a bomb threat," Schuler said.
Fiscal report online
YOUNGSTOWN -- HELP Hotline Crisis Center has posted its fiscal 2001 annual report on its Web site at www.helphotline.org.
HELP Hotline is a 24-hour telephone crisis hot line serving Mahoning and Columbiana counties, with special projects in Trumbull and Ashtabula counties.
4th judge sworn in
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Thomas M. Piccione was sworn in Friday as Lawrence County's fourth judge.
Piccione was the first person elected to the newly created fourth judgeship. The swearing-in ceremony was televised outside Courtroom 1 and in the other two courtrooms for the 200 people in attendance.
Piccione will attend a training session for new judges next week and be back in mid-January.