Sex offender arrested
YOUNGSTOWN -- Robert Washington, described as a violent sexual predator, was arrested Tuesday by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, said Dean Michael, deputy marshal.
Michael said Washington, 46, was arrested on an escape warrant at his East Side home. The warrant was issued in April 2004 in Butler County, where Washington had been in detention on an attempted rape conviction, Michael said. Washington, a registered sex offender, has a criminal history that includes abduction, attempted rape and drug abuse.
Six boys charged in fight
BOARDMAN -- Several Youngstown juveniles were arrested Saturday when a fight broke out at the Skate Connection, Tiffany Boulevard.
Four boys, ages 15 and 16, were charged with disorderly conduct.
One boy, 17, of Hilton Avenue, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and felonious assault. He's accused of hitting another youth across the knuckles with a handgun. He is in the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center. Another boy, 16, also of Hilton, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and tampering with evidence. The four boys facing the disorderly charges were released to their parents.
Meeting considers landfill
GIRARD -- There will be a town hall meeting pertaining to a proposed Girard landfill at 7 p.m. today in the city gym. Hubbard Environmental and Land Preservation members will address Girard citizens. Total Waste Logistics wants to locate a construction and demolition debris landfill on 19.9 acres off U.S. Route 422, adjacent to Creekside Golf Dome. The company applied for a license from the city health department June 9.
Burn victim doing well
WARREN -- A 20-year-old Warren resident who received burns to 25 percent of his body Monday evening remains in good condition at the burn unit of Akron Children's Hospital. Lamont E. Battle was burning trash using gasoline when he received burns to his face, neck, back, chest, and arms.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Robert Duarte, 41, of Southern Boulevard is accused of throwing lighted firecrackers at a car Sunday evening. Duarte was released on a summons and arraigned Tuesday in municipal court. He will be back in court Aug. 5.
Board member replaced
KINSMAN -- The Joseph Badger Board of Education appointed James Hynes to the board Tuesday. Hynes replaces board member Paula McGrath, who resigned June 15. He will be a board member until Dec. 31