Counterfeit cash

Counterfeit cash
AUSTINTOWN -- Police arrested two Ravenna men accused of trying to use counterfeit cash to buy food at a fast-food restaurant.
An employee at the Clarkins Drive Burger King called police when two men ordered food at the restaurant's drive-through Tuesday night and tried to pay with a fake $20 bill.
Alan Miller, 40, and Albert W. Wagner, 27, both of Ravenna, were charged with theft and criminal simulation, both misdemeanors.
Police said they told them that they had successfully used some of the phony bills to buy food at other restaurants.
An employee at Taco Bell, North Canfield-Niles Road, also reported a fake $20 used at that restaurant Tuesday night.
At the time of their arrest, Wagner was carrying $50 in fake cash while Miller had $200, police said. Both men also were carrying actual money.
Man guilty of arson
WARREN -- A 23-year-old Warren man has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated arson. Jonathan Owens, no street address available, entered the plea Wednesday in the courtroom of Judge John Stuard of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.
Owens is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, said Chuck Morrow, an assistant Trumbull County prosecutor. Owens could face up to 10 years in prison.
According to Morrow, Owens set a house on fire Feb. 13. The house at 1061 Woodland sustained damage but no one was injured, Morrow said.
Vienna watch meeting
VIENNA -- Trumbull County Probate Judge Thomas A. Swift, also a Vienna Township resident, will be the speaker at the next township Neighborhood Watch meeting at 7 p.m. June 13 at Vienna Town Hall.
Judge Swift will be speaking on wills, estates and other probate court services. Power of attorney and living will forms will be available at the meeting.
Police Chief David Ovesny will give his monthly report and field questions.
Refreshments will be served. Members are asked to invite a neighbor to attend.
YMCA summer program
WARREN -- Trumbull County YMCA has a new Summer Park Program at Perkins Park in Warren.
The program will have two sessions Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Events include sports, games and swimming every Tuesday.
Cost is $30 per week; daily rates are $7. Sign up at the Warren Family YMCA.
For more information, call (330) 544-2383 or (330) 394-1565.
Canfield baccalaureate
CANFIELD -- Pastor John Temple of North-Mar Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Warren will be the speaker at baccalaureate services for the Canfield High School Class of 2005.
The service will take place at 7 p.m. June 9 at the high school.
Boy charged with theft
YOUNGSTOWN -- One of three boys seen breaking into cars parked in a rear lot at Ludt's Towing on East Laclede Avenue was captured by a witness Tuesday evening, police said.
The 14-year-old Brooklyn Avenue boy was issued a juvenile court summons that charges him with theft. He was released to his grandmother.
The witness, an employee of the business, told police that the cars had been impounded by city police. Windows were broken on the vehicles and the radios taken, reports show.
Special trustees meeting
LAKE MILTON -- Milton Township trustees will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Friday to discuss the demotion and appointment of public employees.
The meeting will be held at Town Hall on Milton Avenue.
'Touch-a-Truck' event
BOARDMAN -- Boardman Township Park will hold a "Touch-a-Truck" event for children from 10 a.m. to noon June 18 at Masters Pavilion.
The park will showcase service and industrial vehicles from the Mahoning Valley. Children will be able to get an up-close look at police vehicles, fire engines, ambulances, radio station vans and 18-wheelers.
The event is free.
For more information, call (330) 965-0482.

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