Pregnant woman shot
YOUNGSTOWN -- A woman was hospitalized in critical condition after she and a male companion were shot while walking down West Judson Avenue on the city's South Side on Wednesday afternoon.
Damarus Naovaro, 18, no address given, was taken to St. Elizabeth's Health Center after what witnesses described as a drive-by shooting. Kevin Dodson, 18, of West Judson Avenue, was also wounded and taken to the hospital.
According to reports, police were called to 325 W. Judson where they found that Naovaro was unconscious and had been shot in the stomach. Naovaro is pregnant, according to the report. Dodson told officers he had been shot in the leg. Officers recovered two spent .380 shells and one slug on the street.
Dodson told police he had left a friend's house and was walking along the street with his girlfriend when someone started shooting at them from a small red car.
Naovaro underwent surgery at St. Elizabeth's to remove a bullet from her stomach. Dodson was treated and released. An investigation is continuing.
Marshals capture fugitive
YOUNGSTOWN -- U.S. marshals from the Washington, D.C., area found a fugitive on the South Side on Wednesday.
Jason Ingram, 30, was wanted on a parole violation for weapons and robbery convictions out of Virginia Beach, Va., and as a material witness in a homicide, U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott said.
Elliott said Ingram had been staying at a house in the 600 block of West Boston Avenue. After being spotted at Hylda and Hudson avenues Wednesday morning, Ingram dropped a bag and ran to a house in the 2800 block of Idlewood Avenue, where he barricaded himself for about 20 minutes before coming out, Elliott said. The bag contained a 9 mm handgun, the marshal said.
Forum center dedication
HOWLAND -- Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital will dedicate the new outpatient diagnostic center at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony is part of an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. for invited guests at the new center in Howland Township, 9371 E. Market St. (across from he Butler Institute of American Art -- Trumbull County branch). The new center has a full spectrum of medical imaging services.
Habitat supplies stolen
WARREN -- Items were stolen from a Habitat for Humanity site at 1641 Oak St. S.W. The organization, which builds homes for those in need, reported to police Tuesday that 16 square feet of vinyl siding, 130 feet of facia and other materials had been stolen from the back yard.
Man arrested on warrant
WARREN -- Police on Tuesday arrested Robert Simmons, 34, of Willow Drive Southwest on an aggravated vehicular assault warrant, in an episode Monday in which an 8-year-old boy was hit by a motorcycle.
The boy, Niclas Hackenson, was on 999 Mahoning Ave. watching motorcycle stunts about 9:20 p.m. when struck, his father told city police. Niclas had a serious leg injury and was taken from St. Joseph Health Center to Akron Children's Hospital. He is in fair condition.
Pasta dinner fund-raiser
YOUNGSTOWN -- Croatian Home St. George Lodge 66 will hold a pasta dinner today from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at its club rooms at 3200 Vestal Road.
Dinner includes spaghetti, ravioli or cavatelli; salad; bread; butter and coffee. Proceeds will benefit the club's building fund.
Search for escapee abides
WARREN -- Police are searching for a man who escaped from NorthEast Ohio Community Alternative Program, 411 Pine St. S.E., Saturday evening.
A man wearing a black button-down shirt, white undershirt, and black pants climbed the south side fence around 5 p.m. and ran northbound.
City festival's car show
CAMPBELL -- The Campbell City Fest will hold a car show 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Roosevelt Park. Registration begins at 4 p.m. For information call Tommy at (330) 502-3580.
Blood drive in Austintown
AUSTINTOWN -- The Austintown Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Austintown Ambulatory Healthcare Center, 45 N. Canfield-Niles Road.
Local merchants, such as Belleria Pizza and Giant Eagle of Austintown, have contributed discount certificates that will be given to the donors. Dar Lanes Basket Gifts and Wines will provide the door prize, which will be raffled.
Prospective donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, present two forms of identification, be at least 17 and healthy.