YPD veteran graduatesfrom FBI program
YOUNGSTOWN -- Lt. William Powell, commander of the Youngstown Police Department vice squad, has graduated from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Va.
The 209th session of the academy program consisted of 244 men and women from 49 states, the District of Columbia, 21 countries, six military and three federal civilian organizations.
The 10-week course offered advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies.
Powell, 48, is a 24-year veteran of the police department.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Italian Heritage Foundation is accepting applications for the $500 Centofanti Scholarship, which will be awarded to a Youngstown State University student.
Applicants must submit a biography describing their high school experience and an essay explaining why they should receive the scholarship.
The deadline for applications is July 11. The award will be presented at this year's Greater Youngstown Italian Fest on July 18 at the Canfield Fairgrounds.
Applications should be mailed to Flora Direnzo Schneider at 110 Longview Circle, North Lima 44452.
Kessler school boardto have public meeting
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mollie Kessler School's board was to have its first public meeting at 4:30 p.m. today at the school, 118 E. Wood St.
The school is for pupils in the second through eighth grades who have academic difficulties because of school-related learning impairments.
The goal of the school is to improve the performance, confidence and attitudes of its pupils.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A rolling gunbattle between the occupants of two cars on Sherwood Avenue late Sunday left the 500 block littered with glass.
Police collected casings from four guns of various calibers. One resident reported a bullet hole in the driver's door of his car that had been parked in his driveway about 10 p.m.
Earlier in the day, the Youngstown Police Department bomb squad collected an explosive wrapped in black tape that a Sherwood Avenue resident found on the sidewalk in the 500 block.
Fire in vacant store
YOUNGSTOWN -- Matches were likely used to ignite leaves and trash inside a vacant store at 1624 Elm St. at 2 a.m. today, reports show.
The fire department estimated the loss of the former Elm Street Beverage Mart at $100 and noted that the building should be demolished.
The owner is listed as Hind Salman of 2138 Elm, who owes $3,034 in delinquent taxes, according to Mahoning County records.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A break-in at St. John's Baptist Temple on Fifth Avenue was discovered at 9 p.m. Sunday.
The office and two other rooms had been ransacked. Light fixtures were bent in an attempt to remove them from the North Side church.
Missing from the church is three chandeliers, a pastor's robe, laptop computer, color television and $180 in cash.