Cops charge man they say is with runaway teens
Cops charge man they sayis with runaway teens
GIRARD -- Police have filed three charges against a 20-year-old Youngstown man who they say has three runaway teenagers with him.
On Monday, Capt. Frank Bigowsky filed three counts of interference with custody against Braedon Clare of Tod Lane. The charges are felonies because they are accused of crossing state lines. Police said they know they were in Richmond, Va.
The runaways are Allison Foster, 17, and her brother, Jeffery Foster, 15, both of Washington Avenue, and Anthony Tyler Owens, 15, of North Highland Avenue. They left town Saturday.
The Fosters' mother, Pamela Barrios, said she believes her daughter left with Clare to get married in Mississippi.
A Foster family member said today that they haven't heard from Allison, who has cancer, or Jeffery since Saturday.
South Ave. break-in
BOARDMAN -- Township police are investigating a break-in at Gino's Drive Thru on South Avenue that resulted in the theft of $3,000 worth of cigarettes.
According to police reports, someone threw a brick through the front window of the business at 3 a.m. Sunday and ran off with about 100 cartons of cigarettes.
No one was at the business at the time, and no arrests have been made.
Trustees plan levyfor fire department
LIBERTY -- Township trustees plan to put a 3-mill continuing fire levy on the November ballot.
At their meeting Monday, township officials indicated that if the levy passes, they would eliminate the two fire levies now in force -- a 1.8-mill levy passed in 1976 and a 1.3-mill tax passed in 1980. If it fails, current levies would stay in effect.
The money maintains fire department vehicles and equipment, salaries and benefits of permanent fire personnel, or costs of contracts to maintain fire protection.
School is demolished
YOUNGSTOWN -- Demolition of Williamson Elementary School began Monday as another step in a districtwide effort to rebuild or replace 15 schools.
Williamson Elementary, on the city's South Side, will be rebuilt on virtually the same spot.
The new 48,000-square-foot building, to open during the middle of the 2005-2006 school year, will house 379 pupils in kindergarten through fourth grade. It will cost about $6.4 million.
About 80 percent of the $200 million project is being paid for by the state. The remainder is coming from local funds.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Breast Care Center's mobile mammography unit, the MammoVan, will be on the Youngstown State University campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19 at the corner of University Avenue and Elm Street.
The MammoVan is equipped with private changing rooms. Female technologists will perform low-dose mammograms.
All forms of insurance are accepted. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (330) 941-3489.
Burglary in Struthers
STRUTHERS -- Police are investigating a burglary in the 300 block of Maplewood Avenue in which a variety of weapons were taken.
Police reports say the homeowner discovered his basement window had been pushed in early Saturday.
The only items missing, the report says, were a 12-gauge pump shotgun, a .22-caliber semiautomatic rifle, a crossbow, a compound bow and a lock box containing personal papers. All of the items were taken from the second-story master bedroom.
LOWELLVILLE -- The fireworks display at the conclusion of this year's Mount Carmel Club Festival will honor fireworks pioneer George Zambelli with an extended grand finale tribute, "This One's for You, George."
Zambelli, who died in December, was owner and president of Zambelli Fireworks Internationale. New Castle, Pa.-based Zambelli Fireworks, founded in 1893, is one of the oldest fireworks companies in the United States.
The fireworks show will begin at 11:45 p.m. Saturday.