St. Patrick's fund-raiser set in Austintown



St. Patrick's fund-raiserset in Austintown
AUSTINTOWN -- The township's St. Patrick's Day Parade fund-raiser this year will be two screenings of the John Wayne movie "The Quiet Man," at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. today, at Austintown Cinema, Austintown Plaza. Cost is $5 a person, and replaces the annual raffle, said parade chairwoman Joyce Pesta. This year's parade will be March 12.
Man injured in crash
YOUNGSTOWN -- Jason T. Marchese, 21, of Island Drive, Poland, was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment around 1 a.m. Friday after flipping his pickup truck on East Boston Avenue at Southern Boulevard, police said.
Marchese lost control of the 2000 Chevrolet S-10 on the icy road, and the vehicle rolled over and came to rest on the driver's side in the intersection, reports show.
He had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was in satisfactory condition at the hospital Friday afternoon.
Rocks thrown at bus
YOUNGSTOWN -- A city schools bus driver told police that a group of kids hurled rocks at a bus filled with children as she drove south on Oak Hill Avenue Thursday afternoon.
The rocks broke a back window. No injuries were reported.
The children were switched to another bus for the balance of the trip.
Search nets drug charges
YOUNGSTOWN -- Antwan Slocum was arrested during a search at 44 Brooklyn Ave. by members of the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force Thursday evening.
Slocum, 29, of Erskine Avenue, was charged with drug trafficking. Police said they found three ounces of suspected crack cocaine, one ounce of suspected powdered cocaine and an electronic scale in his coat pockets.
Also arrested by the task force was Phillip Howells, 48, of Hermosa Avenue. He tried to buy one ounce of crack cocaine for $900, police said. He is charged with drug trafficking.
Wrongful death lawsuit
LISBON -- The administrator of a Salem woman's estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court against Salem Community Hospital and Dr. Berislav Spahija of East Liverpool.
Majorie Blake, the daughter of the late Arlene Raber, is seeking in excess of $25,000 in damages.
The lawsuit says Raber was admitted to the hospital on July 4, 2004, for treatment for seizures and died six days later. The lawsuit said the defendants failed to recognize and respond to changes in Raber's condition and report the changes to her physician.
Unruly juvenile held
LIBERTY -- A 15-year-old Churchill-Hubbard Road boy is being held in the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center as an unruly juvenile after authorities say he kicked his pregnant 16-year-old sister in the stomach.
According to police reports, the girl called police at 10 p.m. Thursday and said the boy kicked her and threw a steak knife at her.
The mother of both juveniles confirmed the attack happened, and the boy was taken into custody.
The girl was taken to stay with a grandmother in Niles.
Female suspect sought
GIRARD -- Police are still looking for a woman accused of threatening two city residents in their home with a gun earlier this week.
According to police reports, two women living in an apartment on Liberty Street said another woman knocked on their door Tuesday. When they answered the door, the woman barged in waving a gun, they said.
The women told police the intruder said she was looking for a "Josh" because her niece had been "ripped off." The woman then broke out a kitchen window with the gun, said she would be back with two others and then left.
Raid nets drugs, cash
SALINEVILLE -- A raid on a mobile home at 19765 Monroeville Heights around 10:20 a.m. Friday resulted in the seizure of drugs and cash, according to the Columbiana County Drug Task Force.
Authorities confiscated 282 doses of heroin with a value of $7,000, and 1,758 grams of marijuana with a value $7,500.
Police also seized more than $12,000 in cash.
No arrests were reported.
Purse snatching
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 57-year-old East Dewey Avenue woman was grabbed at her doorstep and her purse was snatched around 8 p.m. Thursday, police said.
A neighbor who heard the woman scream said he looked out and saw a man dressed in black walking away at a fast pace.
Police followed footprints in the snow to where a getaway car likely had been parked.

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