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Workshop by author



Published: Thu, May 2, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Workshop by author

BOARDMAN -- Author Louanne Johnson will present a workshop, "Coping with Challenging Children Through Rules, Responsibility and Rewards," to area professionals from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn here.

Johnson, a former Navy journalist, Marine Corps officer and high school and college instructor, has written four books, including "Dangerous Minds."

Program sponsors include ACLD Learning Center, NEOSERC, Forum Health and Prevention Partners Plus.

Sentencing in assault

YOUNGSTOWN -- Sentencing will be at 9 a.m. June 20 in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for Alan J. Christian of Sebring, who was found guilty last week of felonious assault.

Prosecutors said Christian, 35, of East Maryland Avenue, pulled a gun on a Sebring policeman who tried to arrest him after a domestic dispute. He faces up to 13 years in prison when sentenced by Judge Robert Lisotto.

Racketeering charge

CLEVELAND -- A federal grand jury has indicted a Youngstown man on a charge of traveling in interstate commerce in aid of racketeering.

Joseph F. Drahos, 56, last known to live on Miami Avenue, is accused of traveling from Cleveland to Phoenix on Feb. 10 to engage in illegal activity involving narcotics and controlled substances, the government said.

Bond set in rape case

YOUNGSTOWN -- Bond was set at $750,000 Wednesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for Frank Wilczynski, 60, of West Dennick Avenue, who pleaded innocent to rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition

A grand jury secretly indicted him on the charges last week. Assistant Prosecutor Deena Calabrese said Wilczynski had sexual contact with an 11-year-old girl in January. He faces life in prison if convicted of the rape charge. He is being held in the county jail pending trial.

Damage to apartment

CAMPBELL -- Vandals fired what appeared to be a shotgun into a rear door and put a large hole in the wall of an unlocked apartment on Murray Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The apartment's resident, a 20-year-old woman, told police that she left both the front and rear doors unlocked when she left the building around 11:30 a.m. When she returned around 4:30 p.m., she discovered the damage. Police found numerous buckshot BBs on the floor of the apartment.

Investigating theft

CAMPBELL -- Police are investigating the disappearance of a $2,000 computer and $75 computer bag from a teacher's office in Campbell Memorial High School.

Police reports say the teacher left her office in the library unattended around 7 a.m. Tuesday. When she returned five minutes later, a school computer and her personal computer bag were gone. No students were believed to be in the building at the time.

3 injured in crash

WASHINGTONVILLE -- Thomas Whitfield, 67, of New Springfield was in stable condition today at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, after a two-vehicle crash on state Route 14 just east of here.

Julie Greissinger, 34, of Alliance was in satisfactory condition this morning at Alliance Community Hospital. A passenger in Whitfield's van, Marilyn Whitfield, 63, of New Springfield, was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Greissinger was eastbound Wednesday around 7:10 a.m. when her car went left of center, striking Whitfield's van head-on.

Greissinger was cited for driving left of center, the patrol said.




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