More time in prison

More time in prison
YOUNGSTOWN -- A Struthers man already in prison was sentenced to five additional years on a robbery conviction.
Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court sentenced Kevin Burkey, 40, Friday on the robbery charge.
The sentence is to run concurrent with a 3 1/2-year sentence imposed by Judge Jack Durkin in January. Burkey is serving the time on felonious assault, forgery, misuse of a credit card, receiving stolen property and theft charges.
Girard fund raiser
GIRARD -- The Girard citizens group Girard United Against Ruinous Dumping will have an ice cream social from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bruster's and Creekside Golf Dome on State Route 422. Ice cream, hot dogs and kettle corn will be sold. There will be free entertainment inside the golf dome. Proceeds will go toward legal costs associated with GUARD's efforts to stop a new landfill from coming to the city.
Terrorism program
WARREN -- Domestic terrorism will be the topic of a free public program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W. Paul Minton, an emergency medical services consultant, will give a PowerPoint presentation on home-grown terrorist groups, the warning signs of terrorist activity and how citizens can protect themselves.
Chamber renewals
MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer County commissioners reappointed Douglas Riley, executive director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, to a five-year term on the Mercer County Industrial Development Authority.
Commissioners appointed John Ligo chairman of the Mercer County Agriculture Land Preservation Board until June 30, 2006, and James White, Hermitage, to the Mercer County Solid Waste Authority through Aug. 2, 2010.
Arts council meeting
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Arts Council of Youngstown and Mahoning County will have its annual meeting at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ohio Historical Society/Youngstown Center of Industry and Labor, (Steel Museum), 151 Wood St. Annual reports will be presented at the open session.
Flag burning ritual
NEW SPRINGFIELD -- The auxiliary to VFW Triangle Post 2799 will sponsor a POW-MIA Recognition Day dignified flag burning ceremony at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the post, 3161 E. South Range Road. A Missing Man Table Ceremony also will take place. For more information call (330) 542-9928.
Backhoe is stolen
AUSTINTOWN -- Someone used a trailer to steala backhoe, valued at $42,500, from a Mahoning Avenue job site this week. The vehicle belonged to Don Hall Excavating Inc.
Car, motorcycle thefts
AUSTINTOWN -- A 1995 Chevrolet Lumina and a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle were taken from two different apartment complexes between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
The van was taken from the Four Seasons, New Road. The motorcycle was taken from Deer Creek Apartments, Kirk Road.
Weapons charge
POLAND -- Village police arrested a McKeesport, Pa., man on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.
A police officer saw a minivan traveling on U.S. Route 224 around 4 a.m. Friday at a high speed. When the officer stopped the car, he learned that the license of the driver, Damaris Shidler, 30, of New Castle, was under suspension.
The officer also discovered that the passenger, James Brooks, 38, of McKeesport, had an outstanding warrant from Portage County for driving under suspension. When searching the vehicle, police found a loaded handgun under the passenger seat, resulting in the weapon charge against Brooks.
Warren rapes reported
WARREN -- Two rapes were reported to city police Thursday. A 21-year-old North Street Northwest woman said she was raped about 4 a.m. while she was staying at a friend's house on Lener Avenue Southwest by a man she didn't know, who was wearing a white T-shirt and white cotton shorts. She was treated and released at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. In the other case, a Linden Street Southeast woman reported her 15-year-old daughter was raped by an unknown man on the railroad tracks between Woodland Street and East Market Street at 1:30 p.m.

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