Cancer Society notes others are separate

Cancer Society notesothers are separate
YOUNGSTOWN -- The American Cancer Society is not affiliated or associated with any other cancer agency, including the National Breast Cancer Research Center, which is soliciting area residents, said ACS spokesman Al Stabilito. He urged people to look closely at solicitations before they make contributions. Call (330) 533-0546 for more information.
Gunfire resounds
YOUNGSTOWN -- Police collected 20 9 mm casings and two live 9 mm rounds in the 1400 block of Victor Street on the East Side after an apartment and car were shot up late Wednesday. The victim told police that he suspects a man he argued with earlier in the day opened fire.
Drug raids bring arrests
YOUNGSTOWN -- Three drug arrests were made at 654 W. Laclede Ave. and one at 1480 Shehy St. during raids Wednesday afternoon by the Vice Squad. All defendants were arraigned Thursday in municipal court. At the Laclede address, Damaris Grant, 24, of Winona Avenue was charged with trafficking in crack cocaine, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia (scale). His bond was set at $35,000. Juanita Yohman, 45, of Hudson Avenue was charged with possession of crack and possession of drug paraphernalia (crack pipe). Her bond is $2,500. Anetta Fields, 19, of East Florida Avenue was charged with possession of crack. Her bond is $1,500. Grant, Yohman and Fields will be back in court Sept. 8. At the Shehy address, the resident, Mandy Davis, 46, was charged with possession of crack, heroin and OxyContin, reports show. Her bond is $45,000 and she will be back in court Sept. 9.
Woman reports rape
WARREN -- A 23-year-old Parkman Road woman told police she was raped by a co-worker who forced her into a rear storage room at the Speed Check Food Mart at 2847 Parkman Road N.W. Wednesday evening. The woman told police the rape occurred at the convenience store and gas station while she was on duty at about 9:15 p.m., and police took the report shortly after midnight. No arrest report was on file at the police department Thursday.
Sobriety check set
WARREN -- City police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 4 to 8 p.m. today somewhere in the city. The exact location was not announced. The activity is part of the National You Drink and Drive You Lose campaign, which runs through Tuesday. Other members of the Trumbull County OVI Task Force will be working overtime to target impaired drivers. The task force is funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
Autopsy results pending
LISBON -- Authorities are still awaiting autopsy results for Michael Williams, 37, of Greenwood Road, Rogers, who may have been the victim of a homicide. Williams was found in his car near his home Tuesday morning. Authorities have not described his injuries but have indicated they raised suspicions.
House arrest for theft
MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Dobson sentenced Edward Stinedurf Jr., 42, of North Market Street on Thursday to three to 18 months' house arrest for stealing from a VFW post. The judge also ordered him to perform 50 hours of community service for theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, a felony. He failed to deposit at least $2,000 from the James Stoner VFW Post, 6233 New Castle Road, West Middlesex, in July 2003.
Family day in Girard
GIRARD -- A family fun day, concert and picnic are scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at Liberty Assembly, 6779 Belmont Ave., formerly First Assembly.
This is not a religious event, but it is being held at the church.
The free event will include inflatable jumps and games for all ages, hay rides, face-painting and prizes. A boccie tournament also is planned; call the church at (330) 539-0003 to register to play.
There will be live concerts featuring Spirit Filled, a rap group, and Everlasting Hope, a more traditional group.
Picnic food will be available. Visit for more information.
Pa. road will be closed
WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- Main Street-West Middlesex Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6-9 for road work. The closed portion will stretch from Sharon Road to Sieg Hill. Detours will be posted.

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