Woman pleads innocentto endangering children
YOUNGSTOWN -- Yolanda Hargrove, 29, of Glenwood Avenue pleaded innocent Monday in municipal court to endangering children. Bond was set at $2,500.
On Saturday evening, one of Hargrove's children was found crying in the middle of Glenwood. The 6-year-old boy told the woman who found him that his mother beat him and locked him in the house because he spilled paint, reports show.
The boy, who was bleeding from his left wrist and had swollen cheeks and lips, said he climbed out a window, reports show. The boy was turned over to Mahoning County Children Services after being treated for his injuries.
Hargrove's two other children, 11 and 1, also were turned over to foster care, police said.
WWII vehicle rally
HUBBARD -- The World War II Vehicle Museum and Learning Center will host a vehicle rally, swap meet and flea market Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The rally will include nearly 30 vendors selling military and vehicle parts. There also will be living history displays featuring American, British, Russian and German World War II re-enactors and Civil War re-enactors.
Re-enactors will present German-American battles Saturday at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Admission to the rally is $5 per day. There will be morning and afternoon guided tours of the World War II Vehicle Museum that will last two hours. Tours will cost $5 for adults and $3 for children.
For more information, call (330) 534-8125 or visit www.wwiivehiclemuseum.com.
Police look into break-in
WARREN -- Police are investigating an aggravated burglary at a Raymond Avenue Northwest address to see if it fits a pattern of several similar crimes.
A 64-year-old man there said he was awakened around 5 a.m. Monday by his screaming teenage daughter.
The 17-year-old said she woke up and saw a man who appeared to be less than 25 and about 6 feet tall going through the drawers in her bedroom. She asked who he was and started screaming.
The man fled down the stairs and out the back door.
A police detective said there have been about 10 similar crimes recently on nearby Tod Avenue Northwest near Riverside Square.
Upon examining the back door, police found a hole in the rubber molding near the doorknob, which appeared to have been forced open; the door was new and did not yet have a dead bolt.
Road closure, reopening
MESOPOTAMIA -- The Trumbull County Engineer's office will close Bundysburg Windsor Road, about 150 feet south of state Route 87, Wednesday through Friday to replace the culvert. The recommended detour is state Route 87 to Parkman Mesopotamia Road.
Meanwhile, Hallock Young Road in Newton Falls, about one mile east of state Route 534, will reopen Wednesday after the culvert is replaced. The recommended detour is state Route 534 to Carson Salt Springs Road to Newton Falls Tomlinson Road.
Pitt researchers to fishfor water contaminants
PITTSBURGH -- University of Pittsburgh researchers will be doing some fishing this fall in hopes of identifying contaminants in the drinking water.
Researchers plan to catch 100 fish in the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers and examine the fish, the water and sediment where the fish swim. Researchers say they want to see what effect those compounds could have on humans.
Dan Volz, a Pitt Graduate School of Public Health professor and the project's lead investigator, said he believes the fish will foretell of problems in the local drinking water.
Pat Eagon, a Pitt Cancer Institute professor participating in the study, said the compounds scientists believe are mutating fish might cause breast cancer and reproductive problems in humans.