Girl told by naked stranger to get into car
CHAMPION -- Police here and in Warren Township are searching for a man who attempted to lure a young girl into his car.
Lt. Donald Bishop of Warren Township said a man in a green midsize car was driving on Brookside Drive around 7:30 p.m. Thursday when he asked a 9-year-old girl to get into his vehicle.
The girl refused. She told police the man was naked.
The car was later spotted in Champion.
Vocal Hall concertmoves to Cafaro Field
SHARON, Pa. -- The concert for this year's Vocal Group Hall of Fame & amp; Museum induction ceremony won't be in the Chestnut Avenue parking lot behind the hall.
Tentative plans call for the event Sept. 18 at Cafaro Field next to Eastwood Mall in Niles.
The concert features many of the artists being inducted into the hall.
The Lettermen, inducted last year, and The Marcels, to be inducted this year, are among those expected to perform at this year's show.
Summer jobs for youth
WARREN -- Trumbull County Department of Jobs and Family Services summer work program will begin accepting applications Thursday at 2051 Niles Road until June 14 by appointment.
The program, which runs from June 10 to Aug. 9, is for youths 15 to 21 who meet income guidelines. Participants make $195 a week for working 30 hours.
Call (330) 373-6502.
Sidewalk office hours
WARREN -- Councilman John Homlitas, D-3rd, will conduct sidewalk office hours beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at Montclair and Garfield streets N.E.
Concession stand fire
CORTLAND -- Fire caused $45,000 in damage to a concession stand at the high school early today.
Firefighters believe the blaze started around 2:40 a.m. and may be arson.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Ohio Liquor Control Commission has penalized four West Side liquor permit holders for underage alcohol sales.
Little Gail's, 1544 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, received a 30-day license suspension for selling beer to an 18-year-old April 27, 2001, without checking identification. The bar also received a 10-day suspension or a $1,000 fine for after-hours sales June 9, 2001.
Mahoning Wine Shoppe, 1681 Mahoning Ave., and Casaloma Gardens, 2843 Mahoning Ave., were each fined $800 for selling alcohol to an 18-year-old in April 2001 without checking identification.
Little Hunan Restaurant, 4748 Mahoning Ave., was fined $200 for selling alcohol to a 20-year-old Oct. 4, 2001. The employee checked identification, but made the sale anyway. The wine shop, Casaloma and Little Hunan had no previous liquor violations.
Lightning zaps power
YOUNGSTOWN -- Power was restored in about an hour after lightning caused a massive outage Thursday in parts of Youngstown and Boardman.
Paul Harkey, Ohio Edison area manager, said 11,000 customers lost power just after noon when lightning hit a transmission line in Lowellville. Four substations that feed into the Lowellville line were affected.
Harkey said a lightning strike downtown at 11:49 a.m. caused 525 customers to lose power for about three minutes, but WYTV Channel 33 was off the air for almost 90 minutes, an employee said.
Clerk of courts awarded
COLUMBUS -- Sarah Brown-Clark, Youngstown Municipal clerk of court, has received a professional certification award from the Ohio Association of Municipal Court Clerks, one of only 155 statewide.
Police pick up teen
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 17-year-old boy who a witness said tried to sell marijuana at St. Brendan festival Thursday evening was picked up by police as he walked on Glenellen Avenue near the West Side church.
The Mahoning Avenue boy lifted his shirt for police and handed over a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana that had been hidden in his belt.
The boy was issued a juvenile court summons for possession of marijuana.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A loud-music complaint sent police to the 1600 block of Erie Street on the South Side about 10 p.m. Thursday and resulted in a juvenile court summons for a 17-year-old Bryson Street boy on a charge of drug-abuse marijuana.