13 Valley reservists set to be deployed to Iraq
VIENNA -- Thirteen 910th Airlift Wing reservists are scheduled to deploy today to the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The reservists are members of air and maintenance crews at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station.
They will be deployed for 90 days, and will be assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing at the base. Qatar is located on a peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. The primary mission of the 910th is to deliver personnel and cargo by airdrop and air-land techniques.
Sexual assault, robbery reported in city
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 32-year-old Jefferson Street woman who was asked to pick up her aunt's friend at a house on West Princeton Avenue late Tuesday night said she was sexually assaulted and robbed of her purse by a young man who answered the door.
The woman didn't have an address but described the house as white with blue trim and across from a school. The woman told police she kicked the man in the crotch while he was ripping her clothes off and slapping her around. The kick caused the suspect to topple and the woman was able to escape. She drove to police headquarters downtown to report the crime. The victim, who had visible bruises, was told to not wash her clothes but to bag them and turn them over to investigators. Photos were taken of her injuries.
City land plans set
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown 2010 Land Use Plan, the guiding plan for the city's development, is complete and available for viewing. Those wanting to see the plan can get it on the Web at www.youngs-town2010.com, or can look at reference copies at each Youngstown branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, and the city's planning department on the sixth floor of city hall weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Any questions or comments on the plan can be mailed to: Youngstown Planning Department, City Hall, sixth floor, 26 S. Phelps St., Youngstown 44503. Also, questions or comments can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or answered via the telephone at (330) 742-8842.
The city's planning commission reviewed the plan at its Tuesday meeting, and is expected to recommend July 19 that city council approve the plan.
Keep your lawn in check
COITSVILLE -- Township Inspector David Ornelas reminds residents the township has a 10-inch high grass limit and law that will be enforced. He added that unlicensed vehicles in any township yard must be removed as soon as possible. For questions about the township zoning laws, call Ornelas at (330) 536-6047 on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Community health fair is set for Friday
YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown Community Health Center, 726 Wick Ave., is having a health fair from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. The health fair features blood pressure, asthma and blood sugar screenings as well as free refreshments, children's games, and raffles. St. Elizabeth Health Center's blood donor services will be at event to collect blood, and more than two dozen social agencies will be represented. YCHC is a nonprofit organization that specializes in health services to the area's medically underserved population.