Grant Center orientation
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Public Library of Youngstown & amp; Mahoning County is accepting reservations for a Grant Center orientation slated for 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The free program is intended for representatives of nonprofit organizations seeking information on funding sources and fund raising. No information is available for individuals seeking funds. Main library on Wick Avenue is a cooperating collection library for the Foundation Center of New York City. Materials in the Grant Center include books, indexes, periodicals and directories. For reservations, call (330) 744-8636.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is accepting public comment on recommendations to be considered by the Child Support Reform Shareholders' Group to improve Ohio's child support system. The Child Support Reform Shareholders' Group is an advisory group representing the many entities affected by the child support system, including government agencies, parents, domestic courts, advocacy groups, legislators and employers. The 42-member group was established in March 2001 to help ODJFS and county child support enforcement agencies improve the quality of services to custodial and noncustodial parents. Final recommendations will be published this fall.
Woman shot in leg
YOUNGSTOWN -- Toni J. Bailey, 21, of Oakhill Avenue was in stable condition today at St. Elizabeth Health Center recovering from gunshot wounds to her right leg. Bailey told police that two women ran up to the car she was in near a drive-through on Glenwood Avenue at 11:55 p.m. Sunday and opened fire. Bailey said she heard a "pop" then felt her leg go numb. Police have a description of the suspects.
Victim left in boxers
YOUNGSTOWN -- A Canfield Road man seen walking on Martin Luther King Boulevard on Sunday wearing only boxer shorts and shoes told police he was robbed at gunpoint of $1,000 and told to strip. The 21-year-old victim said he went toward his car in the lot behind an apartment in the Westlake housing development about 5 p.m. when two men he knows jumped out of a Ford Taurus and "started talking stuff about a girl" before one hit him on the head with a gun and robbed him.
Gunmen rob woman
YOUNGSTOWN -- Two gunmen entered a house in the 100 block of Clinton Avenue about 4:40 p.m. Sunday looking for a man they wanted to kill, put a gun to the head of the man's wife and robbed her of $350, police said. The woman said the gunmen also took a .357-caliber handgun and seven gold rings, then grabbed her car keys and stole it, too. The woman's husband was not home at the time of the aggravated burglary.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 3-week-old Oak Hill Avenue girl found late Sunday night not breathing and with a plastic trash bag covering her face was in satisfactory condition today at Forum Northside Medical Center.
The infant had been left in the care of her grandmother, who placed the baby on a bed that also contained a plastic car seat, two pillows and the trash bag filled with clothes. When the 17-year-old mother returned home at 11:55 p.m., she found the baby bleeding from the mouth and not breathing.
2 robbed outside bar
YOUNGSTOWN -- Two men, 71 and 72, told police they were robbed at gunpoint at 2:15 a.m. Sunday as they locked the door at Soso, a bar at 232 North Ave.
One of the two masked gunmen told the victims to get on the ground. The suspects took a cellular phone, car and business keys and $255, reports show.
Water squirter charged
AUSTINTOWN -- Austintown police charged a township road department worker with criminal endangering, a misdemeanor, after he squirted water on the electrical equipment in a police car during a parade Thursday.
Police said Terry W. Moore, 45, of Fitzgerald Drive, was using a large squirt gun to spray police cars at the parade and told one officer to roll up the window before he fired. The officer said he warned Moore twice but Moore sprayed water on the cruiser's computer, radio and scanner. No damage was mentioned in the police report.