Attempted robberyat family restaurant
YOUNGSTOWN -- Two brothers who stood outside their family business, Karpinski Family Restaurant on Youngstown-Hubbard Road, were approached by four juveniles with guns around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The would-be robbers ordered the brothers inside the restaurant and told them to sit at a table. One of the juveniles then demanded the money box from a female employee. Instead, the woman ran upstairs, locked the door and called police. The four juveniles then ran, reports show.
Man charged withdrug abuse, possession
YOUNGSTOWN -- Larry D. Taylor, 52, was arrested Tuesday when members of the Vice Squad used a search warrant to enter his home at 2822 Mary St. He was charged with drug abuse (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia (scale). Police said they found four partially burned marijuana blunts and a glass cup with $125 in a closet, several bags of marijuana in a kitchen cabinet, a scale on a garage shelf and a magazine loaded with 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
Harrison to speakat group retreat
SHARON, Pa. -- The Rev. Michael Harrison, past president of ACTION-Youngstown, will be the guest speaker at The Shenango Valley Initiative's Dr. Martin Luther King Social Justice Retreat workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Joseph Church. The Rev. Ralph Newell of Jesus Church in Farrell, the new president of SVI, said the Rev. Mr. Harrison will challenge citizens to focus on "Holy Ground Actions" and "How to Be Powered to do Social Justice." He will incorporate ideas of King with "The Power of African American/Caucasian Clergy Working Together for Social Justice" and "Why the Shenango Valley Cannot Wait to take Action." People should dress warmly and come prepared, at the close of the retreat, to visit possible "holy ground sites." Breakfast will be served. Call (724) 346-4165 for reservations.
Warren man accusedof setting house afire
WARREN -- Police say a man tried to torch his house after fighting with his girlfriend. Arturro Gray, 50, of 1925 Ward St. N.W., is in Trumbull County Jail on a charge of domestic violence. Police report he slapped his live-in girlfriend at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, "and then proceeded to set the house on fire." The Warren Fire Department said the small fire was contained to the dining room area and contents, but there was smoke damage throughout the residence. Also Tuesday, the fire department said a vacant house at 1111 East Ave., which had been condemned, was vandalized with fire about 5:30 p.m. There were no injuries reported.
Surplus funds used
WARREN -- The board of education decided Tuesday to use surplus funds from a school construction project to help pay off debt from the very same project. Trimming the number of schools being built to four elementary schools (from five) and one new high school last year resulted in a $17 million savings. The board will use the district's $3.3 million share of that savings to retire outstanding bonds. The schools are being paid for by the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission and the local board.
Presidential welcomeat Mount Union College
ALLIANCE -- A community open house and reception to welcome Mount Union College President-designate Dr. Richard Giese and his wife, Sandra, will be from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Friday at Hoover-Price Campus Center. Giese was selected to become Mount Union's 11th president effective July 1, replacing Dr. John L. Ewing Jr., who announced his departure effective June 30. Giese is completing his eighth year as the president of Monmouth (Ill.) College.
Zoning board meetings
HUBBARD -- The Hubbard Township Zoning Commission will hold both a regular meeting and a reorganizational meeting at 7 p.m. today at the township administration building, 2600 Elmwood Ext. S.E.