Charged in robbery
LIBERTY -- Two 18-year-old Youngstown men are being held in the Thursday night robbery of a woman whose children called 911. Township police are seeking a teenage boy they think was involved in the robbery outside the victim's Roosevelt Avenue home about 11:30.
Detective Sgt. Richard Tisone said Craig T. Robinson of Shaw Avenue was to be arraigned today in Girard Municipal Court on a charge of aggravated robbery. Derrick K. Owens of Seneca Street was to appear on charges of aggravated robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing official business.
The woman told police that when she pulled into her driveway, three people wearing ski masks came around a corner of her home, ordered her to the ground and put a gun to her head.
They took $10, her ring and car keys. Hearing the commotion from inside, her children called 911.
Patrol Officer R. Keith Trittshun arrived to see two men fleeing. They were chased on foot and caught.
CROP Walk planned
CORTLAND -- The annual Cortland Area CROP Walk is Oct. 13. Registration begins at 1 p.m. at Cortland United Methodist Church, 155 N. High St. The walk begins at 1:30.
Each year, churches and youth organizations participate in the 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) walk to help eliminate world hunger.
Walkers are sponsored. The money goes to Church World Service or to the walker's designated charity. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds is returned to Cortland Area Cares, an organization that buys food for the hungry in the Cortland/Bazetta area.
Adults may pull youngsters in a wagon, but no skates or bikes are permitted. There also is a 2-kilometer (1.2 mile) walk.
Call Karolyn Shockey (330) 394-8099 or contact any of the following churches: Bazetta Christian, Cortland Christian, Cortland United Methodist, Cortland Church of the Nazarene, Prince of Peace Lutheran, St. Robert Catholic, Champion Christian, St. John Lutheran, Howland United Methodist (youth group).
Help with planting
LIBERTY -- Liberty in Bloom, a group devoted to beautifying the community, is seeking volunteers to help with tree removal and flower planting Oct. 12 at the school campus.
June Smallwood, director of the township's parks and special events, said the effort that will begin at 8 a.m. is a continuation of last year's work at the campus when trees were planted and flower beds renovated.
To offer help or make donations, call (330) 759-1315, Ext. 130.
MINERAL RIDGE -- Weathersfield Board of Education has changed the date of next month's meeting from Oct. 23 to Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in Seaborn Elementary School.
The board also announced open houses at the middle school will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and at the high school from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16.
The Seaborn open house scheduled for Thursday was canceled and will be rescheduled in late October when construction is finished.
TMHA contract OK'd
WARREN -- City council has approved a contract to provide police services to Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority.
TMHA will pay the city $175,000 for one year. Mayor Hank Angelo has said the contract includes a provision to evaluate the contract after 90 days.
NILES -- The Eastwood YMCA plans basketball leagues for youths and adults.
Registration for both is Oct. 7-26.
Adults must be older than 35. Cost for that league is $550 for a maximum 10-member team that needs jerseys and $500 for teams with their own jerseys.
The youth league is for kids ages 5-14. Cost is $50 for nonmembers and $35 for members.
Call (330) 544-2383.
2 schools get funds
GIRARD -- Two area schools are to receive government funds to promote and improve vegetable and fruit consumption among their pupils.
The U.S. Department of Agrilculture has announced it will dole out $6 million to 100 schools in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and New Mexico. More than 800 schools applied for the grants.
Among the recipients are Prospect Elementary/Intermediate School in Girard and Secrest Elementary School in Warren.
The amounts of the individual awards have not been determined.