Car found in hit-and-run
CAMPBELL -- Police have found the red and white Ford Bronco they think was involved in a hit-and-run accident that left one man dead. The vehicle was found at 496 Rhoda Ave., on Youngstown's West Side, after two tipsters called police at about 8:10 a.m. today. It's registered to a Campbell resident, police said. According to police, two men were walking west along Wilson Avenue, near Fairview Avenue, about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when the Bronco struck one of them. Police identified the victim as Shaun Summerville, 24, of Brittain Street, Youngstown.
According to Patrolman Ed Sharshan of the Campbell Police Department, Summerville was pronounced dead at the scene by the Mahoning County Coroner's Office.
Candidate for mayor
YOUNGSTOWN -- Councilman Michael Rapovy, D-5th, was to announce his candidacy today for mayor in the 2005 democratic primary. Rapovy, who is a carpenter, was to make the announcement at 5 p.m. today at the Carpenters and Joiners Union Local 171 union hall on West Rayen Avenue.
He recently was elected to a second four-year term on council.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Community Health Center, 726 Wick Ave., is having its fourth annual Diabetes Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2.
The event includes free nutrition education, health screenings, diabetic literature and refreshments.
Call (330) 747-9551.
Arrested in slashing
YOUNGSTOWN -- Devon Davis, 38, of Park Avenue was arrested at 11 p.m. Sunday after a woman told police he attacked her with two butcher knives at her Lexington Avenue home.
The victim told police that Davis slashed her right wrist and right leg, left forearm and left side of her stomach. He was arrested at his home.
Davis faces charges of felonious assault, violating a protection order and resisting arrest. The protection order, which prohibits him from being around the woman, is in effect until November 2005.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The 14th annual Kids and Community Breakfast, observing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Mahoning County, will be at 8 a.m. April 7 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Social Hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel.
The event, the theme of which is "Attention Adults: You are the Key to Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect," is sponsored by Mahoning County Children Services.
Call (330) 783-0411 by Wednesday for a reservation.
Mother charged in beating
YOUNGSTOWN -- A broken metal broomstick was taken as evidence at 2:40 p.m. Sunday when an 11-year-old boy's mother was charged with beating him.
Francine N. Eager, 34, of Willow Court, faces a charge of child endangering.
Eager told police that she had sent her son to fetch some medicine at a relative's but he returned without it, saying he had been harassed by two boys. Eager took her son back to the relative's and made him fight the boys, police said. She then took him home and beat him with the broomstick and beat him again when he ran to a neighbor's for help, police said.
The boy, who was treated at Forum Health Tod Children's Hospital, was to stay with an aunt.
Youth with gun arrested
CANFIELD -- Police arrested a 16-year-old Youngstown boy Saturday night at the Shell gas station on U.S. Route 224 at Lockwood Boulevard when a stolen 9mm handgun was found under his seat in a car, police said. Police from Boardman, Canfield, Beaver, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Mahoning County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene in response to a 911 call from the gas station clerk.
The youth, who lives on East Florida Avenue, is accused of using the loaded gun to demand money from another passenger in the car. The victim said he and his friends had been at a pool hall in Austintown and were giving the youth a ride home. The suspect told police he had found the gun on Youngstown's South Side.
He was taken to the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center to face charges of receiving stolen property, attempted aggravated robbery and possession of cocaine. Police said he had suspected crack cocaine in his pants pocket.