Facing felony charge


Facing felony charge

YOUNGS-TOWN — The Boardman man accused of failing to stop after running over a bar patron in a parking lot was video arraigned Wednesday in municipal court from Mahoning County Jail.

Judge Robert P. Milich set bond at $100,000 for Nicholas E. Cobbin, 25, of Stratford Road. A preliminary hearing on the felony charge of failure to stop after an accident involving harm to persons will be Wednesday. Police said the victim suffered serious harm May 6 outside Big D’s Irish Pub, 3143 Mahoning Ave. on the city’s West Side.

Man faces drug charges

YOUNGSTOWN — A search warrant used to enter 328 Jackson St. turned up suspected heroin, a digital scale and a semiautomatic rifle and resulted in the arrest Tuesday afternoon of the renter, Andre Little, 22.

Little appeared via video from the jail for arraignment Wednesday in municipal court. He is charged with trafficking in heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge Robert P. Milich set bond at $20,000 and appointed a lawyer to represent Little, who said he has no income.

During the search, police confiscated two bags of suspected heroin and the scale, both found on a kitchen counter. Officers also seized $140 found on Little and a camera cell phone that had photos of him posing with assault rifles and other firearms, reports show.

Civil War program set

YOUNGSTOWN — A Civil War program will be presented at The Youngstown Historical Center, 151 W. Wood St., at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Local historian Steffon Wydell Jones will portray several Civil War soldiers. Contact the Youngstown Historical Center for more information at (330) 743-5934.

3rd Ward cleanup

YOUNGSTOWN — A community cleanup will take place for the city’s 3rd Ward from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Councilman Jamael Tito Brown, D-3rd, encourages community members to make the neighborhood better by cleaning up trash and litter in the ward. Immediately after the cleanup, a community cook-out will be at Crandall Park pavilion at the corner of Tod Lane and Fifth Avenue.

Appliance, tire disposal

STRUTHERS — The city will accept old appliances and scrap tires for disposal from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Sexton Street Parking lot off Euclid Avenue. It costs 50 cents to dispose of a tire off the rim and $1 if the rim is still attached. The limit is two per person. It is open to Struthers residents only, and you must show valid ID.

Two die in car accident

BESSEMER, Pa. — Two people were killed in an accident on Columbiana Road in North Beaver Township.

Gerald C. Murberger Jr., 26, of 1681 Mount Jackson Road in Enon Valley, was pronounced dead after being taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center. He was thrown from his car after it left the road and hit a tree late Tuesday, said Pennsylvania State Police in New Castle.

His passenger, Christina M. Hammond, 22, of 1505 Belmont Ave. in New Castle, was trapped in the vehicle and freed by the North Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Department. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred as Murberger was traveling east about a half-mile west of Smalls Ferry Road.

Arrested in stabbing

WARREN — A 42-year-old city woman has been arrested in the stabbing of her live-in boyfriend of 17 years during a dispute at the home they shared.

Police placed Cherry McDonall of South Feederle Drive in the Trumbull County Jail when police were called to her home to investigate a woman telling 911 operators she was being attacked. She is charged with felonious assault. A hearing will be set in municipal court.

Police arrived at the home to find Michael Roberson of the same address stabbed in the left biceps.

Police reports say McDonall and Roberson told police McDonall was responsible for the stabbing. Roberson was taken to Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital for treatment.

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