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Sentenced for assault



Published: Fri, September 1, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



Sentenced for assault

YOUNGSTOWN -- A man charged with assaulting an assistant principal at The Rayen School has been sentenced to a year in state prison.

Jerome Carter, 19, of Ohio Avenue, received the maximum sentence Thursday from Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

Carter, who failed to show up for sentencing Wednesday morning, was apprehended at his residence Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. Marshal's Northern Ohio Violent Fugitives Task Force after Judge Krichbaum issued a bench warrant for his arrest.

Carter pleaded guilty May 26 to the fifth-degree felony charge of assault on Robert Amatore, who pulled him out of a brawl among students March 14. Carter was charged with threatening and lunging at Amatore.

Hospice ribbon-cutting

POLAND -- U.S. Sen. Michael DeWine, R-Ohio, will attend a ribbon-cutting for the new Hospice of the Valley facility, 9803 Sharrott Road, at 10 a.m. today.

DeWine, who secured $500,000 toward construction of the new building, also will tour the facility, which will officially open Sept. 12 with a public open house.

Pornography charges

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- A 72-year-old Pulaski man is charged with 244 counts of possession of child pornography; 32 counts of dissemination of photographs, videotapes and computer depictions of child pornography; and nine counts of criminal use of a communication facility.

Roger E. Henry, of 149 English Road, was arraigned before District Justice Lorinda Hench on Tuesday and released on $5,000 bond. Pennsylvania State Police in New Castle handled the investigation.

Break-ins reported

YOUNGSTOWN -- A front window at Little Milly's Pizza on South Avenue was broken to gain entry, and the cash register pried open with a knife. The crime occurred sometime before 7 a.m. Thursday, when the break-in was discovered, police said. An undisclosed amount of money was taken.

Earlier Thursday, at 12:30 a.m., a break-in was discovered at Jo For The Road, a coffee shop on Canfield Road in Cornersburg. About $200 in cash was taken, reports show.

An attempt also was made to take money from a carwash nearby but the thief was unable to gain access to the coin safes, police said.

Loud-music citations

YOUNGSTOWN -- Men from Poland and Boardman who received loud-music citations in separate stops appeared for arraignment Thursday in municipal court.

Anthony Simon, 18, of Montrose Avenue, Boardman, pleaded guilty and received a $100 fine, the clerk of court's office said. Simon was pulled over around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday on Fifth Avenue. Police said an assault rifle found in the trunk of Simon's car was taken for safekeeping after he said it belonged to a friend.

Mark E. Davis, 40, of Clingan Road, Poland, pleaded innocent at arraignment, and trial was set for Sept. 19. He was given a citation around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Hilton Avenue.

Epilepsy fundraiser

AUSTINTOWN -- The Mahoning Valley Epilepsy Fund's first Ride for Recognition event is Sunday at 25 N. Canfield-Niles Road. Those wishing to ride in the poker run can do so by registering at the Epilepsy office at 10:30 a.m. the day of the ride. The cost is $5 per person.

A trip through Mahoning and Trumbull counties is planned, with a return to the office at 4 p.m. for refreshments, and music provided by local guitarist James Mocny. All money raised will be used to educate the public about recognizing the signs and symptoms of seizures and instructing how to help someone having a seizure, officials said.

Bridge replacement

BROOKFIELD -- The bridge over Little Yankee Run on Stewart Sharon Road between state Route 7 and Warner Road will be replaced starting Tuesday. Construction will be completed this winter.

The $380,000 project will be paid for with a federal grant covering 95 percent of the costs and will be built by Nasco Construction of Youngstown. MS Consultants Inc. of Youngstown did the engineering at a cost of $114,000.

The detour route will be state Route 7 to state Route 82 to Warner Road.




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