Mega Millions winner
YOUNGSTOWN -- Robert M. Bosly of Youngstown won $175,000 for matching five of the six numbers in the Feb. 20 Mega Millions drawing. Bosly, who won a second-tier prize, came forward to claim the money last week, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission. After taxes, Bosly will receive a check for $125,125, lottery officials say. Bosly bought the ticket at True North on Market Street in Boardman, which gets a $1,000 agent bonus for selling the winning ticket. Ohio sold seven second-tier prize-winning tickets in this drawing.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A man with a 9 mm handgun robbed three Youngstown teenagers on Oakwood Avenue this morning, according to a police report. The man got away with $80 from the three males. The teens -- ages 16, 17 and 18 -- told police they were walking up Oakwood about 12:30 a.m. today when they were approached by a man who pulled out a handgun and ordered them to hand over their money. The man fled on foot.
The guilty partier
STRUTHERS -- The last of five Poland teens originally charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors has learned his fate.
Russell C. Snyder, 18, of Autumnwood Trail, pleaded no contest and was found guilty in municipal court last Wednesday of an amended charge of disorderly conduct. He was fined $100 plus court costs.
Snyder was arrested with four other men in February at a party at a home on Deer Creek Drive where drugs and alcohol were found. Thirteen juveniles were also arrested.
Fined for his conduct
STRUTHERS -- Jacob P. Finley, 24, of Steubenville, was fined $200 plus court costs after being found guilty of disorderly conduct in municipal court Monday. The charge was amended from domestic violence. Finley was charged in May after he terrorized his 23-year-old girlfriend in her Sexton Street home. Police said Finley beat the woman and held her head under water while threatening to kill her.
Possible identity theft
STRUTHERS -- A city woman told police she thinks she's the victim of identity theft after discovering almost $2,000 in unauthorized charges billed to her credit card account.
The woman received a postcard Friday from a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company asking her to call regarding two orders charged to her account. The first order was for $675 worth of leather wallets. The second order was for $566 worth of handbags. Both were unauthorized and, the police report says, were flagged by the credit card company because the Struthers billing address did not match the Texas shipping address.
The woman also discovered unauthorized charges of $149 from a cellular telephone company and $537 from another company. All of the charges were made July 28.
BBs shot into billiards hall
STRUTHERS -- Police said Tuesday that someone fired five BBs through the front window of South Bridge Billiards sometime earlier this week.
LIBERTY -- The board of education will meet in special session at 7 a.m. Thursday at the board offices at Guy Middle School to discuss district finances. Voters rejected a five-year 7.9-mill emergency levy by 211 votes during Tuesday's special election. The board will consider placing the issue on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.
Zone change weighed
LIBERTY -- Township trustees will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. today at the township administration building to consider a possible zone change on a 90-acre parcel off state Route 304.
The township zoning commission has recommended to trustees that 60 acres be rezoned from residential to commercial and 30 acres remain residential.
There would also be an additional 100-foot buffer next to residential development.
Builder Robert Walley of Liberty originally sought for the 90 acres to be rezoned industrial.
Grant Center program
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will hold a Grant Center program, "Finding Foundation Support for your Education," in the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
The program is geared toward students and parents seeking financial support to pursue undergraduate education.
Reservations can be placed by calling the Main Library at (330) 744-8636 and pressing "2" at the phone prompt for reference information.