Meeting being reset
WARREN -- Members of city council's finance committee members voted to cancel the regular meeting set for Wednesday in observance of the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
A special meeting will be set.
Councilman John Homlitas, D-3rd, made the motion at a finance committee meeting Monday. All those attending agreed. Homlitas referred to all of the services planned around the community Wednesday evening.
"I think our presence would be better served out in the community," said Councilman Robert A. Marchese, D-at large.
3 officers honored
HUBBARD -- Three township police officers have been honored for their professionalism in the arrest of two Campbell men wanted on charges of rape and robbery.
Letters of commendation by township trustees were approved Monday to Detective Mike Begeot and Patrol Officers Greg Tarr and Robin Logan.
They arrested Christopher L. McBride, 20, and Jamal A. Bullock, 30, on Aug. 24. The two men are being held in Trumbull County Jail in lieu of $1 million bonds each on charges of rape, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and receiving stolen property.
McBride and Bullock were arrested Aug. 24 in the township in the robbery of an elderly Shadyside Drive woman. Police said that earlier the same day, the two men raped and robbed a Parkview Avenue woman in Hubbard city.
Detore case request
CLEVELAND -- U.S. District Judge Ann Aldrich has denied a request by the government to transfer the case against Richard E. Detore to U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver Jr.
Detore, a Virginia engineer, is accused of conspiring with others to bribe imprisoned ex-congressman James A. Traficant Jr. The government wanted Judge Oliver to preside because he has a related case that involves J.J. Cafaro of Liberty, who pleaded guilty to rewarding Traficant with cash, gifts and boat repairs in return for official favors.
Judge Aldrich did agree with an oral defense motion by Youngstown attorney Don L. Hanni Jr. to reset Detore's Nov. 12 jury trial. It will now begin Jan. 21.
Board to meet
RAVENNA -- The Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant Restoration Advisory Board will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at Shearer Community Center, at the intersection of Newton Falls Road and state Route 225.
Engineers will discuss a proposal to burn buildings which have been contaminated by explosives.
WARREN -- Geauga and Trumbull County residents may dispose of old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides and other household hazardous waste at a one-day collection at Packard Music Hall, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Trash, industrial and medical waste, tires, appliances, explosives, smoke detectors or asbestos will not be accepted.
The collection is sponsored by the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District.
Businesses and crime
HUBBARD -- The Hubbard Area Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon meeting to discuss what businesses can do to protect themselves from crime. The group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at The Globe Restaurant in the Truck World Mall complex.
City police Detective Robert J. Altier and township police Detective Michael Begeot will speak to area business owners on what they can do to protect themselves from crimes.
Girl reports rape
YOUNGSTOWN -- A West Side girl reported to police Monday that she was raped by a Chaney High School junior after she passed out from drinking gin with the 16-year-old boy and her brother.
The girl, 17, said she woke in her brother's bedroom at 4:15 p.m. Sunday to find the boy having sex with her.