Woman robbed at home
GIRARD -- A gunman got away with about $400 in a holdup Tuesday afternoon at a Townsend Avenue home.
The woman resident told police the man rang the doorbell shortly before 2 p.m. wanting a glass of water. When she turned, the man entered the house and pulled a handgun.
The robber took the money from her purse then fled through back yards.
Car vandalism reports
NILES -- Six residents of Fifth Street reported car vandalism Tuesday.
Sometime during the previous night, tires on their cars were slashed and some cars were scratched.
Four of the cars were at one apartment building, and the other two were at another building.
Extra officers on patrol
CORTLAND -- Motorists driving through the city this Fourth of July weekend are warned to follow all traffic laws because extra patrols will be on the street.
Officers will be enforcing all traffic laws and will be targeting DUI offenders.
Motorists can report a suspected drunken driver by calling (330) 675-2730. Be sure to give your name and telephone number and answer all the dispatcher's questions before hanging up.
Trash pickup delayed
GIRARD -- There will be a one-day delay in the city's trash pickup because of the July Fourth holiday. Trash normally picked up on Thursdays should be placed at the curb after 2 p.m. Friday for Saturday pickup.
McDONALD -- The board of education has changed the date of next week's special meeting to Monday at 6 p.m.
Originally scheduled for Tuesday, the meeting was called for the board to go into executive session to discuss negotiations.
No action will be taken.
Water tower repairs
WARREN -- Residents in Champion may experience low water pressure and discoloration Sunday through July 12 as the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer repairs the township's water tower and pump station.
Troupe to perform
WARREN -- Acting Out!, a touring marionette troupe, will put on free shows for children 6 to 12 at two local libraries July 10.
The troupe will perform at the main branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Library at 1 p.m., and at the Brookfield branch at 3 p.m.
Library board to meet
NILES -- The McKinley Memorial Library board will meet Monday at 3 p.m. in the library conference room.
More officers on duty
HOWLAND -- The township will have extra officers on duty over the holiday weekend.
Traffic control and security will be provided at the township's July Fourth festivities, which include a 5K run, parade and festival.
DUI patrols will be stepped up during afternoon and night hours through Sunday on state Route 46, East Market Street and Elm Road.
CLEVELAND -- A criminal information has been filed in federal court against three men accused of the robbery of a Loomis Fargo van May 22 in Boardman.
For the government to file an information, the defendant must waive his right to indictment by a grand jury. The defendant then, in nearly all cases, reaches a plea agreement.
Charged with armed bank robbery are Michael T. Green, 24, of Woodhurst Drive, Austintown, a Loomis Fargo driver; Charles K. Anderson, 45, of Griffith Street, Youngstown; and Anthony M. Simmons, 34, of Mistletoe Avenue, Youngstown.
There was about $900,000 in the van bound for PNC Bank in Pennsylvania.
Indictment charges 7
CLEVELAND -- A federal grand jury has returned a 10-count indictment charging seven men with violations of federal narcotics and firearm laws.
They are accused of conspiring to possess and distribute cocaine.
Five of the men are Dominicans living in New York. The other two are Marlan B. Everson, 31, of Youngstown and Jesus C. Morel, 38, of Sharon.
A complaint filed in federal court describes a New York-to-Youngstown delivery system. Members of the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force and Mahoning County Drug Task Force assisted the Drug Enforcement Administration (Youngstown) task force in raids in June. Greg McCoy of the DEA has said that the cocaine seized has a conservative street value of $2.4 million.