Woman reports shooting
WARREN -- A Wallace Street Southeast woman sitting in her bedroom had a scare when a bullet zipped into her house.
The 50-year-old woman told police that a man she knows stopped his car outside the residence in the 2000 block of Wallace, and fired a shot into the upstairs bedroom about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
No arrest was reported. The man would face charges of improper discharge of a firearm into a habitation and violation of a temporary protection order.
Man arraigned in rape
YOUNGSTOWN -- A Boardman man was arraigned earlier this week in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on three counts of raping a young boy.
The indictment says Darryl L. Adams, 41 of Glenwood Avenue, threatened the boy to submit on three occasions between June 1, 2002, to June 30, 2004. The indictment says the first sexual assault took place when the boy was 14. Rape is a first-degree felony punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 10 years in prison.
Village spring clean up
NEW MIDDLETOWN -- The village spring cleanup will take place May 3 and 4.
BFI will pick up extra items on residents' designated pickup days.
As in the past, no tires, refrigeration units, concrete, paint, hazardous waste, batteries or tree limbs more than 36 inches long or more than 7 inches in diameter will be accepted.
Arts Extravaganza set
CHAMPION -- The public is invited when Champion schools hold their annual Arts Extravaganza, the district wide showcase for the visual and performing arts. The event will be from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at the high school. The showcase features the jazz band, elementary singers, musical and play highlights, art exhibits and industrial arts designs. All grade levels are represented in the showcase.
Kite festival planned
AUSTINTOWN -- The Jessica Moorhead Foundation for Hope will host its first kite festival -- Let Your Dreams Fly -- from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Austintown Park.
The event is open to the public. Kite enthusiasts will see exhibitions by expert kite-flyers from Ohio, Pittsburgh, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Kites designed by patients in Tod Children's Hospital's Pediatric Cancer Program also will be flown after a ceremony to dedicate the Jessica Moorhead Pavilion at noon.
Area children will participate in a Fun Run, organized by 9-year-old Nathan Moorhead, and a number of children's games and activities will be featured. The cost of the event is $10 per carload, and lunch is free.
BOARDMAN -- West Boulevard Elementary School is announcing the celebration of its 50th Anniversary this school year. The school opened in January 1954.
The celebration will be Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium with a reception for current and past staff, parents, administrators and the community who have ties to West Boulevard School. A short program, honoring those who have helped make West Boulevard School an excellent school, will be followed by an open house and decade tables with pictures and memorabilia from the past. A presentation on the history of the school will be part of the program. Refreshments will be served. Anyone in the community with ties to the school is invited.
County OKs agreement
WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners accepted a LiveScan Digital Fingerprint Unit on Thursday that will allow the sheriff's department to take fingerprints and photos without the old ink pad and paper and camera, and to transmit that data electronically to state and national data systems. The system will cost the county no money. The unit was provided by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.