Water service will be temporarily stopped
GIRARD -- Water service will be cut off to Girard Water Department customers on the following streets from about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday: Mosier Road, north of the interstate highway overpass to East Liberty Street; Elruth from Mosier to East Wilson; and all of Park Circle. The shut-off is due to the installation of a new fire hydrant and shut-off valve at Mosier and East Liberty Street.
Former officer arrested
YOUNGSTOWN -- The manager at Sav-A-Lot on South Avenue turned 48-year-old Marvin Hunter over to police Sunday claiming that the East Philadelphia Avenue man put a pear, mango, candy bars and biscuits in his coat, reports show. Hunter pulled the items -- worth $8.31 -- from his coat when escorted to a back room by the manager, police said. Hunter, a former Youngstown police officer, was charged with theft and issued a court summons. He failed to show for arraignment Monday in municipal court, and a warrant was issued, the clerk of court's office said. Hunter left the police department in November 1999.
Pair of women charged
AUSTINTOWN -- Police arrested two women and charged them with illegal possession of chemicals used in drug manufacturing.
An officer stopped the vehicle about 3 a.m. Saturday near the Interstate 80 and state Route 46 intersection, reports say.
Lori K. Nichols, 40, of Hartville, whose license is suspended, was driving the car.
Police found over-the-counter drugs that contain a chemical used in the manufacture of methamphetamine in the vehicle. Other items used in the manufacture, including ice and cat litter, also were found.
Nichols was charged with driving under suspension and the drug charge.
Her passenger, Kellie A. Spears, 42, of Akron, was charged with the drug charge. She was carrying more than $4,000 in cash.
WARREN -- Police used pepper spray to force suspected burglars from the crawl space of a vacant home.
Five officers responded about 2:40 a.m. Sunday after neighbors reported seeing two men breaking in to 121 Ohio N.W. They found two men hiding in the crawl space. After they refused to come out, police used pepper spray.
Jailed on charges of breaking and entering and resisting arrest are Benjamin P. Benson, 21, of 3525 state Route 5, Newton Falls; and Kevin E. Sommers, 22, of 10296 Nikols Ave., Garrettsville.
Candidates forum slated
YOUNGSTOWN -- The 7th Ward Citizens Coalition will hold a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at Brownlee Woods Presbyterian Church.
The coalition will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m., and the candidates forum will follow at 7 p.m.
Bertram deSouza, Vindicator columnist, will be the moderator.
Open house scheduled
YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State University students can tour the University Courtyard Apartments in Smoky Hollow during an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. One student will win free rent for a year. The 408-bed student apartment complex offers full furnished apartments with one to four bedrooms and all-inclusive monthly rents ranging from $445 to $635 a student.
Students who sign leases by April 30 will have their names put into a drawing for one year of free rent.
Candidates night set
YOUNGSTOWN -- A candidates night for mayor of Youngstown will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Dominic Parish Center, 3403 Southern Blvd.
The Southern Boulevard Block Watch will host event. The public is invited to attend.