Tether in betting case
CLEVELAND -- Todd Yallech, 35, of East Huntington Drive, Boardman, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to two years' probation, with the first six months on electronically monitored home confinement. Yallech, who pleaded guilty to operating an illegal gambling business, was one of 15 men and one woman investigated by the FBI in the case it built against LaVilla Sports Bar & amp; Grille in Struthers, the hub of the gambling business. U.S. District Judge Paul R. Matia also ordered that Yallech not participate in any form of gambling.
Board elects officers
BOARDMAN -- Fred Davis was elected president and Mark Fulks vice president at the organizational meeting of the Boardman Local Board of Education. Kenneth Beraduce, a board member since August, was appointed legislative liaison and the law firm of Henderson, Covington, Messenger, Newman & amp; Thomas was retained as counsel at the Monday meeting.
Computer center debuts
YOUNGSTOWN -- Southside Community Development Corp. has opened the new Computer Center at Oakhill Renaissance Place. The center features 18 new computers that are linked to the Internet and arranged in their own computer booths. The center was made possible by a grant from the SBC Community Technology Fund of Ohio, said Adrian Byrne, interim executive director. The facility will be available to area organizations to help them advance individual understanding of computer use. Time at the center can be scheduled by calling (330) 740-6691, Ext. 7391, and leaving a message on when your group would like to use the lab and a contact number.
Burglar hits car shop
WARREN -- Warren Auto Care, 425 High St., reported a breaking and entering on Monday. The business discovered at 9:30 a.m. that someone had thrown a brick through the front window and taken $150 from the cash register.
WARREN -- A 26-year-old Main Avenue S.W. man told police he was abducted and robbed of a vehicle early Monday. The man said he was getting out of a lent car at the Dairy Mart on Park Avenue when two men pushed him back inside and ordered him to drive. He was pushed out on Pine Avenue Southeast. The vehicle being sought is a purple 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Convict pleads innocent
WARREN -- A city man sentenced Monday to 26 years in a state prison for abusing a woman with a hot iron was served a secret indictment on additional crimes. Ernest L. Averiett III, 33, was guilty of felonious assault, kidnapping, intimidation and failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer. The new indictment on two counts of kidnapping and five counts of rape charges him in two rape cases in 2002 and 2003. Averiett pleaded innocent to the new charges on Monday before Judge Peter Kontos of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.
WARREN -- The Trumbull County Educational Service Center's governing board will have its organizational meeting at 4 p.m. Monday at the center, 347 North Park Ave.; the regular board meeting will follow.
BOARDMAN -- A Youngstown man was arrested Tuesday on marijuana charges, culminating a three-month undercover operation involving Boardman police and Drug Enforcement Agency agents. Raylen W. Wallace, 18, of 2123 Rosedale Ave., was booked on two counts of trafficking marijuana in the vicinity of a juvenile after police and DEA agents arrived at an Applecrest Court apartment with an arrest warrant, Chief Jeffrey Patterson said. "Additional arrests are pending," Patterson said. Police conducted a search of two apartments at 6053 Applecrest Court, but Patterson declined to say what was found.