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Thursday, September 1, 2005

Man reports shooting
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 25-year-old told police that a man fired three shots at him with a handgun as he walked along West Boston Avenue about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
No major injuries were reported. The victim described the shooter as a black male wearing a gold shirt, blue jeans and a black baseball cap. The victim gave no reason why the man shot at him.
Church break-in
YOUNGSTOWN -- Police responding to an alarm early Wednesday morning at Mount Zion Church on Hudson Avenue found two identification cards belonging to an Idlewood Drive man among miscellaneous items scattered across the floor.
Two windows in the back of the church were damaged, apparently when the intruder or intruders fled, according to reports.
No description of the items was reported.
Man faces drug charge
WARREN -- A man called a prescription in to a pharmacy, pretending to be a doctor, but was arrested when he arrived shortly thereafter to pick it up, police said. Andrew Black III, 38, of Comstock Street Northwest, was charged Tuesday with deception to obtain a dangerous drug and taken to Trumbull County Jail after a pharmacist at Walgreens, 804 W. Market St., told police someone had identified himself as a doctor when he called in a prescription to be filled. Police did not identify the drug.
Elder to be honored
HUBBARD -- Elder Paul Loggins, superintendent emeritus, will be honored at a retirement banquet from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Brentford House, 737 Myron St., hosted by Phillips Chapel Church of God in Christ, 3903 Jacobs Road S.E.
Loggins has served for 27 years as district superintendent of the Greater Youngstown/Warren District 1. He has served longer than any other superintendent in the Ohio North 1 Jurisdiction Churches of God in Christ. His successor is superintendent-elect Ross Johnson.
Street party in Girard
GIRARD -- The Greater Girard Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Girard Rocks Party on the Street beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. The event will run until 1 a.m. and feature food and spirits and live music by First Degree.
Gunlock giveaway
EAST PALESTINE -- Free cable-style gunlocks are being distributed at the East Palestine police department. Chief Clyde L. Hoffmeister said there are about 200 locks available, paid for through a grant from Project ChildSafe, a national program that promotes firearm safety. The locks are available to any gun owner. Last year, the department gave away about 400 locks, Hoffmeister said.
Woman, son charged
GIRARD -- In a police report made available Tuesday, police said a city woman and her 13-year-old son were arrested after a fight with police.
According to police reports, an officer was talking to a group of boys at an overpass on Maple Avenue on Friday when one of the boys, Cory Garlock, started laughing at the officer. Reports say the officer tried to take the boy home and talk to his parents, but the boy struggled and punched the officer in the nose.
Reports say the boy's mother, Greta Kovach, 33, of Maple Ave., arrived a short time later and also began arguing with the officer.
The boy is charged with assault on a police officer, a felony, and resisting arrest. Kovach is charged with misdemeanor obstructing official business.
Collecting eyeglasses
BROOKFIELD -- There will be a used-eyeglasses drive during September at the Brookfield Post Office, 6875 Warren-Sharon Road.
Donated eyeglasses can be deposited in the receptacle in the lobby of the post office, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All donated eyeglasses will be given to the Lions Club for distribution to the needy worldwide.
For more information, call (330) 448-6660.
Sewage agency grant
MERCER, Pa. -- A $5,081 grant was given to the Mercer County Joint Sewage Agency from the state Sewage Facilities Enforcement Grants program. Pa. state Rep. Bob Robbins of Greenville, R-50th, said the money will be used to reimburse the agency for 50 percent of the eligible expenses of enforcing state sewage standards. The agency serves communities in Mercer, Lawrence and Venango counties.
Road patrols in Niles
NILES -- City police will increase the number of patrols on the road targeting drunken and impaired drivers during random times in September. Money for the patrols is being provided by the Trumbull County DUI Task Force.