Pennsylvania girl injured in one-vehicle accident
COITSVILLE -- A 12-year-old New Castle, Pa., girl is in critical condition after a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on U.S. Route 422. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash occurred at 3:48 p.m. when a westbound Dodge Caravan containing four passengers hit a slippery patch, crossed the eastbound lane, left the road and crashed into a tree. Jenna Loader, 12, who was in a back seat of her friends' mini-van, was thrown 70 to 80 feet from the left rear window of the van, the patrol said. She was transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center and was listed in critical condition Sunday night. The driver, Roger Decarbo, 32, of New Castle and the other two passengers, DeCarbo's stepsons, were taken to St. Elizabeth's with minor injuries. None of the passengers were wearing seat belts. The accident remains under investigation.
Financial program set
YOUNGSTOWN -- Reservations are being taken for a program at 9 :30 a.m. Saturday geared to students and parents seeking financial support to pursue undergraduate education. "Finding Foundation Support for your Education" offers a step-by-step approach to finding financial aid and includes facts about foundations and other sources of help. The program will take place at Boardman Library Meeting Room, 7680 Glenwood Ave. For reservations, call the main library at (330) 744-8636, and press 2 at the prompt for reference information.
ACTION hosts program
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods will host an educational program on predatory lending at 6 p.m. April 11 at Union Baptist Church, 528 Lincoln Ave. Atty. Cherrie Howard with Northeast Ohio Legal Services and George Garchar, executive director of Catholic Charities Housing, will discuss predatory lending in the Youngstown area and how it affects both individuals and neighborhoods. A few years ago, Youngstown ranked 13th in the nation for predatory lending, ACTION said in a press release.
Armed robbery reported
LIBERTY -- Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at Sav-A-Lot grocery store, 3551 Belmont Ave., in the Liberty Plaza around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night. Liberty police could provide no information on the matter, but the county emergency 911 center said the suspect was a man and was believed to be carrying a handgun. He was seen leaving in a turquoise Chevy Geo, heading east on Goldie Road. No injuries were reported.
Police probe robbery
BROOKFIELD -- A robber got away with $300 to $400 from the Quickstop convenience store at 745 Warren-Sharon Road on Saturday night. A clerk said a tall black man wearing a black sweat shirt and mask entered the store around 7:45 p.m. and demanded cash, telling the clerk he had a gun. The clerk did not see a weapon. Reports did not indicate how the suspect left, but no vehicle was seen. Brookfield police and a Sharon, Pa., police K-9 unit checked the area. There were no injuries.