2 men are suspected of breaking and entering
2 men are suspectedof breaking and entering
YOUNGSTOWN -- Police arrested two men Tuesday afternoon whom security officers at Youngstown Sinter on Division Street said they saw jump into a fenced-in area and pull back the cage of a broken pump-house window.
Police charged John A. Furgas, 39, of Midland Avenue and Paul N. Furgas, 41, of Salt Springs Road with breaking and entering. Their relationship wasn't immediately known.
Paul Furgas also was charged with possession of criminal tools.
Security officers had John Furgas in custody when police arrived. Paul Furgas was found inside the building, hiding on top of an old switch panel.
Salon break-in discovered
YOUNGSTOWN -- Police discovered a break-in at Karen Can Do Hair Salon, 3320 Market St., around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Entry was gained by prying open the lock on a side door, police said.
Missing from the shop are curling irons with stands, cast-iron warming ovens, a DVD player and a CD/cassette player, reports show.
Church welcomes retired pastor to speak
POLAND -- New Life Church, 2250 E. Western Reserve Road, will have a "Holy Spirit Conference" Friday through Sunday.
The Rev. Mr. John Bunney will be speaker. The Rev. Mr. Bunney has been a foreign missionary and recently retired after 22 years as pastor of Heritage Assembly of God in Avon, Ohio. He will speak on "Gifts and Working of the Holy Spirit."
The conference will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with Sunday events to include services at 10 a.m. and a closing rally at 6 p.m.
Company sues church
WARREN -- A Youngstown production company has filed a lawsuit against St. Demetrios Hellenic Orthodox Church alleging breach of contract.
Atty. Gilbert Rucker filed the lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of Malcolm Kimble of B & amp; M Production, Cabot Street, Youngstown, in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.
Atty. Dan Letson, who represents the church, could not be reached to comment.
The suit, which seeks more than $20,000, says Kimble entered into an agreement with the church April 7 to rent the banquet hall on High Street for an entertainment event May 29. Kimble paid $300 to secure the hall.
The suit alleges that the church breached the agreement and refused to allow the company access to the hall. As a result of the breach of contract, Kimble has lost money expended in the promotion of the event.
Airport project makes way
VIENNA -- Officials broke ground Tuesday on a $2 million project to repave sections of the airport taxiway used by private planes.
The Federal Aviation Administration is paying for 95 percent of the project cost.
Work is expected to be complete by December.
Fire at WCI mill
WARREN -- WCI Steel officials are investigating the cause of an electrical fire in the hot strip mill that forced workers to shut down operations for several hours overnight.
Tim Roberts, WCI spokesman, said the fire started at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters from Howland and Warren Township responded, he said, and there were no injuries.
The mill resumed operating at about 3:30 a.m. today. Damage was minimal, Roberts said.
Found after escape
LIBERTY -- A Pennsylvania man who was on the run for more than a week from a work-release program was caught in a Belmont Avenue hotel.
Charles McDowell, 21, of New Castle, Pa., appeared Tuesday in Girard Municipal Court on charges of obstruction and drug abuse after police found him earlier that day at the Tally-Ho Hotel.
Police say McDowell escaped from a work-release program at the Lawrence County Jail in Pennsylvania, where he was serving time for theft and burglary.
He remains in the Trumbull County Jail pending extradition.