Lincoln Knolls IGA store to close soon, exec says

Lincoln Knolls IGA storeto close soon, exec says
YOUNGSTOWN -- Santisi's Lincoln Knolls IGA Supercenter will close in late winter or early spring, company president John S. Santisi said in a statement Thursday.
The store is at 2980 McCartney Road.
"Due to rising costs of operations in all areas and static or negative sales growth due to the continued proliferation of competition, the Lincoln Knolls store is losing money and is unable to generate enough revenue to continue to operate in to the long-term future," the statement said. "Until such time as the store is closed, it will continue to offer the same level of quality products, services and competitive prices that it has always offered in the past."
The company's Austintown store is unaffected. Employees of the Lincoln Knolls store will be offered jobs at the Austintown store in accordance with their union contract.
Man survives car crash
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A Niles man who told police he fell asleep while driving survived when his car struck a guardrail, went airborne and flipped several times, throwing him from it.
Joshua S. MacMillan, 24, was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, for a broken arm and cuts.
MacMillan, of Four Winns Court, was driving on Pa. Route 60 south of Mitchell Road when the accident occurred about 10:08 a.m. Wednesday.
Police found him lying on an embankment next to his severely damaged car.
Drug, traffic charges
YOUNGSTOWN -- Cornell Kimberly, who failed to appear in municipal court Dec. 22, 2003, to be sentenced for driving without a valid license and expired plates, was arrested around 1 a.m. Thursday on drug and traffic charges.
Patrolman Chad Zubal, who had been watching a drug house on Mabel Street on the South Side, said he saw Kimberly, 54, of Ellenwood Avenue, enter and then leave the house two minutes later.
Kimberly first drove off without his headlights on then failed to signal a turn, police said. Zubal pulled Kimberly over on South Avenue.
Five rocks of suspected crack cocaine were found in Kimberly's pocket, the officer said in his report.
Kimberly was arraigned Thursday on a charge of failure to appear for sentencing in 2003, plus new charges of driving under suspension, possession of crack cocaine and failure to signal a turn.
Judge Robert A. Douglas Jr. set bond at $6,200.
Kimberly will be back in court Jan. 12 with Judge Douglas for the new charges and with Judge Elizabeth A. Kobly for the 2003 charges.
Traffic offenses
YOUNGSTOWN -- Kristin M. Gjoen, 43, of Erskine Avenue, Boardman, was arraigned Thursday in municipal court on charges of driving under suspension and failure to stop after an accident.
Bond was set at $1,500 and she is due back in court Feb. 1 for a pretrial.
Gjoen is accused of failure to remain at the scene of an accident on Dec. 17 to give her name and address, as required by law.
EHEAP applications
COLUMBUS -- State officials announced that Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program applications are now available to qualified Ohioans who are in danger of having, or who have already had, their heating disconnected.
They could be eligible to receive EHEAP funds up to $175.
Households with less than a 10-day supply of bulk fuel are eligible to receive up to $250 to restore or continue their heating service.
In addition, EHEAP can also pay for heating system repairs in certain cases.
Households whose gross income is at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for EHEAP.
For more information, call (800) 282-0880, Monday through Friday.
Home damaged by fire
AUSTINTOWN -- An electrical fire broke out about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, causing about $2,000 in damage to a home at 21 S. Roanoke Ave., said Assistant Fire Chief William O'Hara.
A neighbor noticed the smoke in the house, located just three blocks from a fire station, and quickly called firefighters, O'Hara said.
The fire was under control in about 10 minutes and no one was hurt, O'Hara said.

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