CANFIELD -- A Salem man charged with aggravated menacing in connection with threatening a police officer will be back in court in September. Gary D. Main Jr., 22, of Duck Creek Road, was to appear for a preliminary hearing Friday in county court; the case was continued and a new preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Sept. 6. Main is accused of telling Beaver Township Patrolman Jeffrey Vesgo he would kill him if Vesgo wasn't wearing a gun and a badge. The episode took place in a Mahoning County courtroom, where Main's girlfriend was involved in a case handled by Vesgo, authorities said.
AUSTINTOWN -- A Niles woman will get a court-appointed attorney for her next appearance on 15 warrants accusing her of passing bad checks. Jennifer Poling, 31, of Sherman Avenue, appeared in Mahoning County Court on Monday and was found indigent. A new preliminary hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. July 11. Poling was wanted on three warrants in Austintown, as well as nine warrants in Boardman and one each in Canfield, Hubbard and Youngstown. Police said she had been passing bad checks at jewelry and electronics stores.
Baptists to meet
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia Missionary Baptist District Association Inc. will host its Congress of Christian Education 45th annual session Sunday to July 12 in Youngstown. The theme is "The Mandate for Effective Ministry" with guest lecturer Dr. A.L. Owens, president of Ohio State Convention. Pastor Michael H. Harrison Sr. is moderator of the Congress of Christian Education session, Pastor Michael E. Rutledge is president, and Pastor Thomas Bolling is dean. Sessions will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at 3216 McGuffey Road and will run daily from 9 a.m. Monday to July 12 at Rising Star Baptist Church, 2943 Wardle Ave. Afternoon and evening sessions will be at 3216 McGuffey Road from Monday through Friday. A sample of the congress courses will be: Leadership Education in the Local Church, Spiritual Development of Music Ministry, Bad Girls of the Bible, and studies for children and youth divisions. Cost is $300 for nonunified churches.
LOWELLVILLE -- Two teachers will find a new home at Lowellville High School this fall. Board of education members met this morning to complete the hiring process. Superintendent Richard Buchenic said the two teachers will begin with the start of the 2002-03 academic year. Two open positions in the English department prompted a search for replacements. Sandra Carson and Lisa Lyons were interviewed in May for the positions and selected for hiring by an administrative committee. Buchenic said contracts will be prepared soon.