Child porn case



Child porn case
AUSTINTOWN -- A Spring Meadow Circle man has been arraigned on child pornography charges. Wladyslaw "Walter" Piskor, 62, was in Mahoning County Court in Austintown on Thursday to hear charges of pandering obscenity involving a minor, pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor, illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, and possession of criminal tools. No pleas were accepted, as the charges are felonies. Police said they found 27 pornographic images, many of them involving children, on a computer disc seized from Piskor's house during a search July 7. Piskor also sent an e-mail that contained three pornographic images involving children to a law enforcement officer in Wisconsin last year, police said. Bond was set at $50,000, and Piskor's next hearing is set for Thursday
Terrorist attack drill
VIENNA -- Some 40 civilian employers of 910th Airlift Wing reservists will witness a terrorist attack and plane fire during a mock training exercise during the unit's annual Employer Awareness Day on Saturday.
The goal of the event at the Youngstown Reserve Air Station, 3976 King Graves Road, is to increase the awareness civilian employers have of the role Air Force Reservists play in defense of the United States, base officials said.
The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an organization within the Department of Defense with branches in each state, will participate in the event by making employers and reservists aware of their rights and responsibilities under federal law; and to show appreciation to employers for their support of employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
Backyard carnival
POLAND -- A backyard carnival to benefit Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 8748 Spring Hill Trail. The event will include games, contests, prizes, food and an appearance by the Youngstown Scrapper's mascot, Scrappy, at 1 p.m.
The carnival was organized by 13-year-old Elizabeth Peck, at whose home the carnival will be held.
Damage from vandals
YOUNGSTOWN -- A Midland Avenue woman returned home and discovered vandals had spray-painted a swastika on the rear of her garage using black spray paint, police said.
The 52-year-old woman also found that someone had killed a bird and put it on her bird feeder.
The crime was reported about 8 p.m. Thursday. It's believed to have occurred sometime during the day.
Burglary foiled
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 57-year-old Saranac Street woman discovered a man trying to break into her home.
The woman said she was awakened by a noise about 3:17 a.m. Thursday. When she investigated, she saw a man entering her back door. She screamed and the man jumped out a window and fled, police said.
Nothing was found to be missing.
Lane restrictions on I-80
MERCER, Pa. -- The potential for heavy traffic congestion in the Interstate 80 construction area will exist Saturday and Sunday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.
The eastbound lane will have restrictions between West Middlesex and Mercer.
In addition, between Monday and Aug. 13, lane restrictions are planned in the eastbound and westbound lanes in that area because of paving and related activities.
The work may increase congestion and cause traffic to back up within and approaching the work areas, the agency said.
Season tickets stolen
WARREN -- Police are investigating the theft of two season ticket packages for this year's Cleveland Browns games. The tickets were inside the desk of city Prosecutor Nick Graham in the Municipal Justice Building and were taken Tuesday, officials said. The tickets were worth $740, reports state.
Guilty in fake coin sales
BROOKFIELD -- A woman accused of selling fake rare coins on eBay has pleaded guilty to five theft-related charges.
Brenda Thomas, 29, of Brookfield, entered the pleas Thursday in Eastern District Court. She faces up to six months on each count, according to Sean O'Brien, an assistant Trumbull County prosecutor. Thomas' attorney, Gilbert Rucker, said his client will be sentenced after a background investigation.

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