Woman arrested again
AUSTINTOWN -- An Idlewood Road woman, already facing forgery charges, has been charged again.
Police arrested Barbara J. Robertson, 52, on March 11 on a forgery charge after they said she tried to cash fraudulent postal money orders at Seven Seventeen Credit Union, Mahoning Avenue.
This week, a Sky Bank manager reported to police that Robertson had cashed five fraudulent postal money orders, totaling $4,810, between March 4 and March 10 at the Mahoning Avenue bank.
She told police that she cashed the money orders for a man she met on the Internet.
Police filed another forgery charge against her Thursday, and she is to appear in Mahoning County Court on Monday.
BOARDMAN -- A clerk at a Market Street discount store told police that a man tried to rob the business Wednesday night.
The clerk at Family Dollar told police that a man she described as white and scruffy-looking came into the store, demanded money and displayed a gun tucked in his pants.
The employee said she refused to give him anything and he left.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning and Columbiana Training Association has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide temporary jobs to dislocated workers.
The grant pays the wages of residents removing debris from areas and waterways affected by flooding that occurred in August 2004 and September 2004. The jobs pay $11.27 per hour.
Call Columbiana County One Stop at (330) 420-WORK, Ext. 111, for details.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Candidates for three city offices have been invited to a forum at the meeting of the 7th Ward Citizens Coalition. The offices are mayor, municipal judge and president of council.
The public is invited to the session at 6:30 p.m. April 21 at Brownlee Woods Presbyterian Church, 1970 Everett Ave.
AKRON -- Former Youngstown resident Kathy Frazzini Culver will officially take her appointment as judge with the Akron Municipal Court at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The ceremony will take place in the Oliver Ocasek Government Office Building, 161 S. High St.
The Youngstown State University and University of Akron School of Law graduate began her term Feb. 14. Culver has previously worked as an attorney in private practice and as chief assistant prosecutor for the city of Akron.
Road to be closed
HOWLAND -- State Route 46 will be closed at King Graves Road from Friday to Monday as work resumes on the $1.4-million project to widen and resurface Route 46, to provide a left turn lane on Route 46 at King Graves Road and to relocate Raglan Road to align with King Graves Road.
The project is scheduled for completion by summer.
WARREN -- The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District will have two free appliance collections in April. The first collection is 6 to 9 p.m. April 9, and the second is 6 to 9 p.m. April 12. Both will be at the new permanent collection facility at 5138 Enterprise Blvd.
Residents of Geauga and Trumbull counties can take advantage of this free collection to drop off household appliances.
Freon will be removed free of charge from Freon-bearing appliances by certified technicians. Some acceptable appliances include refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, hot water tanks and stoves. No televisions or microwave ovens will be taken.
For more information, call (330) 675-2673.
Man killed in crash
MERCER, Pa. -- A Pittsburgh-area man died Thursday morning after a two-car accident on Georgetown Road in Deer Creek Township.
Pennsylvania State Police said Jerry W. Smith, 69, died from injuries sustained when his 2002 Buick Regal was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by Kenneth Walls, 38, of Conneaut Lake.
The crash occurred at 8:20 a.m. Thursday, when Smith apparently failed to yield the right-of-way and turned left in the front of Walls, who was traveling east on Georgetown Road.
Walls veered left to avoid a crash, striking Smith's car in the westbound lane.