Reservists come home
VIENNA -- Several 910th Airlift Wing Reservists are scheduled to return home at 1 p.m. today.
The 28 reservists are members of aircrew and maintenance in Vienna. They are returning from a 90-day deployment to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Among the reservists on the aircrew are a schoolteacher from West Branch High School, a fireman/EMT from Akron, a brick layer from Warren, a school administrator from Dayton, a full-time Air Reserve Technician from the base and state Rep. John Boccieri of New Middletown, D-61st.
When deployed, the reservists are assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing at Al Udeid AB.
Qatar, a country in the Middle East, is located on a peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia, and is roughly the size of Connecticut.
Open house held
LIBERTY -- Humility of Mary Health Partners had a recent open house at its new multipurpose facility -- The Humility of Mary Home Care and Home Pharmacy building.
The building, which serves Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull counties, opened earlier this year and received its official blessing and dedication Wednesday. The building, 979 Tibbetts-Wick Road, combines three offices -- including the former Austintown and Warren offices -- to maximize cost efficiency.
The 10,800-square-foot structure was designed specifically to suit the health center's needs and houses a pharmacy. Humility of Mary Care and Home Pharmacy are part of the Humility of Mary Home Health Services, an integrated health care system in the Youngstown and Warren areas. More information is available online at www.HMpartners.org.
Drug deal abduction
WARREN -- A drive to Warren to buy crack cocaine on Commerce Avenue Northeast turned into an abduction for a Garrettsville woman.
The 37-year-old admitted to police early Thursday that she went to Warren to buy the drug, their report states.
While leaving a residence in the 600 block of Commerce, a man jumped into her vehicle, showed her a handgun and forced her to drive around.
A city patrol officer responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle, and discovered the woman in the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard on the West Side.
She told police that the man had fled when he saw the cruiser. She was cited for driving under suspension and released on a citation.
Window damage reported
BOARDMAN -- Several township businesses reported their windows being broken between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
An employee at CVS, South Avenue, found a small window near the front damaged upon arriving at work Wednesday morning.
An employee at Cigarette Outlet, South Avenue, told police that someone threw a large rock through the front window of the store. An unknown number of cigarettes and about $100 were taken from the store.
Someone damaged the frame and window on the east side of Paul's Tire, Southern Boulevard, and Mother Goose Day Care, Market Street, reported a broken front window. That damage was done between Saturday and Monday afternoons.
Route 45 under repair
WELLSVILLE -- The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Thursday that state Route 45 is reduced to one lane in Wellsville for landslide repairs.
ODOT's contractor, Mike Pusateri Excavating Inc., of from East Liverpool, will be installing a 200 foot H-Pile Wall to stabilize the slide.
Work is expected to take 90 days and cost about $205,000.