Meeting to addressOld Furnace upgrade
YOUNGSTOWN -- City Councilwoman Carol Rimedio-Righetti, D-4th, and Councilman Michael Rapovy, D-5th, are sponsoring a public meeting to discuss possible improvements to Old Furnace Road between Bears Den Road and West Drive, at the entrance to Mill Creek Park.
The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 640 Industrial Road.
Several options will be presented relative to the scope of the proposed improvements, and representatives of the city Department of Public Works will answer questions. Forms will be available for anyone who wishes to submit written comments.
After the meeting and a review of all comments received, Rimedio-Righetti and Rapovy will determine how to proceed in pursue funding for the improvements.
Student is arrested
YOUNGSTOWN -- Brian M. Smith, 16, of Potomac Avenue was arrested at Wilson High School on Friday afternoon when police found an unloaded .22-caliber handgun in his pocket, according to a police report.
An assistant principal reportedly was informed by another student that Smith had a gun.
When confronted, Smith told police, "You might as well get it," and raised his arms, the report said.
Smith was taken to the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center to face charges of carrying a concealed weapon and illegal conveyance of a dangerous weapon onto school premises.
Vice squad arrests
YOUNGSTOWN -- Three men were arrested when members of the vice squad raided 1024 Overland Ave. on Friday evening.
The resident, Herman Clark III, 33, and Lamont Crankfield, 29, of Robinson Avenue were charged with trafficking in crack cocaine. Robert A. Harley, 43, of St. Louis Avenue was charged with drug abuse (marijuana).
Police rammed through the rear door.
In all, the officers seized 23 packaged-for-sale bags of suspected crack from Clark and Crankfield. A bag of suspected marijuana was found in Harley's pants pocket, reports show.
Police dog monument
BOARDMAN -- The township police department is going to build a stone monument to honor its deceased police dogs, officer Kim R. Kotheimer said.
"We are accepting donations for ... [a] memorial stone that will be located at the entrance to the government center," he said. Individual nameplates showing years of service will be added to the memorial upon a dog's death.
The cost of the memorial is estimated at be $1,500, he said.
Donations should be made payable to: Boardman Police Department (include "K9 Memorial" in the memo). Donations should be mailed to: Officer Dean Lysowski; K9 Program Coordinator; Boardman Police Department; 8299 Market St.; Boardman, Ohio 44512.