SALEM -- A break-in at an area business was reported over the weekend, police said. Someone used an ax to smash through the main entry door of Coiffures By Connie, 2348 E. State St., police said. Nothing has been reported missing. The break-in was reported about 7:55 a.m. Saturday.
Items stolen from car
SALEM -- One vehicle was broken into and an attempt was made to break into another one, police said this morning. The vehicles were parked near each other on the 2100 block of Monroe Avenue. Someone used a brick to smash a window on one of the vehicles. From inside, they took a case containing about 30 compact discs. An effort was made to break the window of a nearby vehicle, but it failed, police said. The crimes were reported about 7:18 a.m. Saturday.
Official's office hours
NEW SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield Township Trustee Shirley Heck, elected last November to her first term in office, is announcing that she maintains regular office hours every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the township office building on South Range Road.
Facing multiple charges
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 20-year-old West Side resident was arrested on charges of criminal damaging, discharge of a firearm within city limits and violating a civil protection order after a 20-gauge shotgun was fired at a neighbor's home following a fight with his live-in girlfriend. The man, of Randolph Street, was arrested at the Waverly Avenue home of a friend where he had gone to "cool off," reports show. The shotgun was discovered in the man's Randolph Street back yard. He was also cited for violating rules for abandoned refrigerators and failing to maintain external property when police found debris in his yard.
Woman admits stabbing
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 34-year-old South Side woman faces a felonious assault charge after admitting stabbing her live-in boyfriend in the arm with a steak knife, police reports show. The woman said she and the 39-year-old man were arguing about the woman's 18-year-old daughter at about 8:30 p.m. Monday in their Williams Street home. The woman said her boyfriend choked her and punched her in the cheek when she grabbed the knife and stabbed him in the left biceps. The victim said the daughter had stabbed him as the two argued about money. The daughter said her mother did the stabbing. The man was treated at Northside Medical Center.
Vandalism to cars
SHARON, Pa. -- Someone shot out windows in eight cars parked along Erie and Grant streets, police said. It appears that a BB gun was used to damage the windows between midnight and 4 a.m. Monday, they said. No estimate of the damage was available, police said
Dump truck stolen
SHARON, Pa. -- Someone stole a dump truck from the 300 block of Shenango Street. The 1990 Chevy Dump Truck is red with chrome wheel covers, police said. It was taken from outside a warehouse sometime between Friday night and 8:30 a.m. Monday, police said. Authorities did not release the name of the dump truck owner.
GIRARD -- St. Rose Sunny Days Day Care Center will take applications for admittance from Thursday through Feb. 1 for preschool age, school age (before- and after-school programs) and nursery school children for the coming summer and fall sessions.
Contact MaryEllen Monroe at (330) 545-1490.
Man charged in arson
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A man was charged with throwing a Molotov cocktail under the mobile home of a woman he was angry with Sunday night, police said. Bert Lee Watkins, 26, was charged with arson. He was being held at the Crawford County prison. Police said Watkins threw a flaming bottle of gasoline under the home of an 18-year-old woman because she had told his girlfriend that she and Watkins had been romantically involved, according to court records.