Man found unconscious
BOARDMAN -- Township police are investigating why a 66-year-old township man was found unconscious and bleeding behind a Market Street office building. Police said the Market Street man was found just before 9 p.m. Tuesday with cuts on his tongue, knees, knuckles and right foot.
BOARDMAN -- Township police arrested a 17-year-old Youngstown boy in connection with an armed robbery here last Wednesday. The teen is charged with felony complicity to aggravated robbery. A Clifton Drive man was robbed at gunpoint of $2 and an ATM card while standing in his driveway Wednesday evening.
YOUNGSTOWN -- High winds caused power outages throughout the region overnight, said an Ohio Edison spokesman. Roughly 21,000 customers were affected in Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Mercer and Lawrence counties, he said. At 3:20 a.m., power went out in the Boardman-Canfield-Salem corridor for 16 minutes, affecting about 7,000 customers. At 5:33 a.m., a line serving Salem to Canfield failed, affecting about 10,000 customers. About 1,800 homes and businesses in Columbiana County were without power but electricity was expected to be restored by about noon today.
2 hit by gunfire
YOUNGSTOWN -- Zaher Sarsour, a 16-year-old Boardman High School student and employee of the Party Pantry on Glenwood Avenue, was in stable condition today at St. Elizabeth Health Center with a gunshot wound to his back. Pablo Valentin, 25, of Parkview Avenue was in guarded condition at the hospital, also with a gunshot wound to the back. Both were shot in the parking lot of the Party Pantry about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, reports show. Sarsour, the store owner's son, told police that he saw a car enter the lot and nearly strike two men walking a child and pit bull. An argument ensued between the driver, later identified as Valentin, and one of the walkers, and gunfire erupted, Sarsour told police. Sarsour said he was hit by a stray bullet.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Members of the city vice squad and Mahoning County Drug Task Force used a battering ram to enter a house Tuesday at 1635 E. Indianola Ave. Roy Coney, 53, of West LaClede Avenue was arrested on charges of trafficking in cocaine, drug-abuse cocaine and illegal possession of a weapon because of a prior felony conviction. Police said they found crack cocaine packaged for sale and a loaded 9 mm weapon. Also arrested at the Indianola house was the resident, James Joy, 52, on a charge of drug-abuse cocaine.
Town hall meeting
YOUNGSTOWN -- Councilman Rufus G. Hudson, D-2nd, will have a town hall meeting about the East Side from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Mount Zion Baptist Church, 827 Wilson Ave.
Teacher is kicked
YOUNGSTOWN -- A teacher who broke up a fight between two students at The Rayen School on Tuesday got kicked in the back by one of them, reports show. A witness said Immanuel McGee, 18, of Nova Lane took a running start then kicked the teacher. McGee was arrested on charges of assault on a teacher and disorderly conduct.
Man faces charge
YOUNGSTOWN -- Dontae L. Lucas-Doward, 22, of East Evergreen Avenue has been charged in the Jan. 23 robbery of Taco Bell on Youngstown-Poland Road. The manager reported that a man ordered a taco and, while the register was open, grabbed the drawer, which contained about $105, and dashed out.
Guard nabs man
YOUNGSTOWN -- Kelim Rushton, 18, of Detroit was charged with auto theft and possession of criminal tools after a security officer caught him at Kredeo Motors on South Avenue about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The guard saw Rushton inside a 1986 Buick, which had its driver's door lock punched out and steering wheel column peeled, reports show.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A house in the 3700 block of Baymar Drive was burglarized sometime Tuesday and the thief left with a Sony PlayStation 2 and a variety of jewelry, reports show. The resident said he returned home at 4 p.m. and found that the rear door had been kicked open.