Extra officers on duty
HUBBARD -- The township police department will have additional patrol officers on duty during random hours from Tuesday through Sunday. They will target speed, safety-belt and child-restraint violators.
School open house set
McDONALD -- An open house will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the high school, 600 Iowa Ave., for residents to tour the completed renovations, part of a $16.6 million project that includes building a new elementary school and razing Roosevelt Elementary.
Garage sale planned
McDONALD -- The McDonald Board of Education will sponsor a garage sale beginning Wednesday through Sunday at the Performing Arts Dance Studio, Ohio Avenue. There will be no sale on the Fourth of July. Sale hours will be: Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.; Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. The sale is cash only, and restricted to McDonald residents or school district employees during the first two days.
NEW SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield Township trustees will have a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the township administration building on East South Range Road. They are expected to discuss a dispatchers contract and job descriptions and have an executive session on police personnel matters.
Police warn of thieves
HUBBARD -- Township police are asking property owners to be on the lookout for daylight thieves stealing lawn care equipment. Detective Michael Begeot said today that there has been a rash of burglaries during daylight -- about 50 in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. Begeot said the burglars are taking lawn mowers, tractors, power tools and all-terrain vehicles. He suggested property owners lock their garages and sheds, watch for any suspicious vehicles in their neighborhoods and report any such activity to police.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A Buick seen leaving St. Christine Festival on South Schenley Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Sunday had a pornographic movie playing on the car's DVD display screen mounted to the driver's visor, which was turned toward the crowd. A woman who called police said the movie was visible to her young daughter and juveniles in the crowd. She told police that another DVD display screen was likely on the passenger side visor, judging by reaction of bystanders on that side of the car. Police have a description of the car and license plate number.
POLAND -- A Sheridan Road man reported to village police that someone has been siphoning gasoline from the tank of his vehicle. The man said his tank was three-fourths full Thursday evening but empty Friday morning. He said the gas cap was unscrewed. He said this has happened in the past.
2 boys arrested
POLAND -- Village police arrested two 17-year-old Poland boys after chasing a group of juveniles near Poland Presbyterian Church on Main Street. One of the teens carried a butterfly knife when arrested about 9:40 p.m. Thursday and was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and failure to comply, police said. The other admitted drinking alcohol and faces charges of underage consumption and failure to comply. Both were taken to the Mahoning County Justice Center.