Injunction in drug case
AUSTINTOWN -- An Ayrshire Drive home that was boarded up earlier this month because of nuisance drug activity will remain boarded up for one year.
Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Magistrate Eugene J. Fehr issued a permanent injunction Tuesday after Glenn T. Hetherington, 3852 Ayrshire, was evicted Dec. 9 as the result of a temporary restraining order.
Austintown police received many complaints of drug activity from Hetherington's neighbors last summer and fall.
WARREN -- The city school board awarded an $89,000 contract Tuesday for demolition of the former Willard School and three outbuildings at Warren G. Harding High School to Pro Quality Land Development Inc. of Campbell.
The board plans to build a new kindergarten-through-eighth-grade building on Willard Avenue Southeast, next to the site of the former school.
At Harding, a barn used to store snowplows and other equipment, a painters' shack and the athletic ticket office will be demolished.
DARE program grant
NEW SPRINGFIELD -- A state grant will allow continuation of a school drug prevention program here for another year. Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro announced that $1,687 has been awarded to the Springfield Township Police Department to continue the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program for the 2005-06 school year in the Springfield Local Schools.
Officer Ray Fellows said DARE is a nine-week course about the effects of alcohol and drugs that he presents to about 85 fifth-graders each year at the intermediate school. He said the program has been presented for about 10 years.
Armed robbery reported
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 44-year-old Canfield man told police he was robbed at gunpoint on South Avenue of $1,700 -- rent money he had collected from his South Side tenants.
The man said he was walking near East Philadelphia Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Monday when the suspect approached and told him to empty his pockets. The Canfield landlord said the suspect ran south through a bar parking lot and then east on Boston Avenue. The suspect is described as a 5-foot-6-inch, 20-year-old white man who weighs 150 pounds and was wearing a blue hooded sweat shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.
Food distribution set
YOUNGSTOWN -- Metro Assembly of God, 2530 South Ave. (across from Roadhouse Restaurant), will have a neighborhood food pantry distribution for ZIP codes 44502 and 44507 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. Photo ID is required. If you moved recently, present a current utility bill with current address and photo ID.
Store, customer robbed
BOARDMAN -- Two gunmen robbed Sally Beauty Supply, 4300 Market St. The gunmen, one of whom was wearing a ski mask, then demanded money from a customer at the store Saturday, before fleeing in a burgundy Oldsmobile.
Dump truck tips over
NILES -- Main Street and Robbins Avenue was blocked to traffic Tuesday afternoon when a dump truck tipped over, spilling a load of demolition material. There were no injuries. Police said the truck driven by Michael Wills, 28, of Vance Street, Greenville, Pa., was westbound along Robbins and tipped over when the truck turned left onto Main.
Facing drug charges
CAMPBELL -- Police arrested a 19-year-old man on drug charges after a concerned citizen reported three armed males driving in a gray car on Murray Avenue.
Keith Rodgers Jr., of 150 Chambers St., faces charges of felony drug abuse, drug possession and drug paraphernalia, according to police reports.
When officers pulled the car over Monday, Rodgers got out and dropped two bags -- one containing suspected marijuana and another containing suspected crack cocaine, police said.
Searches of Rodgers and his two male companions turned up no weapons.