Donofrio website

Donofrio website


A new website,, is providing information about James “Jim” Donofrio, a Boardman man who was reported missing Sept. 25. Donofrio was expected to close his restaurant, Avalon Gardens on Belmont Avenue, that night but never arrived.

Website visitors can download missing-person fliers of Donofrio to post in their neighborhood. Family and friends are asking anyone with any information to please come forward.

A reward is being offered to the person who submits information that will lead to Donofrio’s discovery. Anyone with information is asked to call Youngstown police at 330-742-8911 or anonymously at 330-746-CLUE.

4 teens leave facility


Four juveniles in the custody of Trumbull County Children Services walked away from the facility Tuesday. They were back at the facility Wednesday.

Separate police reports filed at 5:15 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. Monday reported the children gone. Girls, age 14 and 13, left the facility without authorization and had done this each of the last three days, including one time earlier Monday.

At 8:35 p.m., a CSB employee reported that boys age 14 and 15 ran away. “The other boys in the unit said the two boys were going to try and meet up with the other two female runaways,” a Warren police report said.

Nick Kerosky, CSB executive director, said the problem of runaways “comes and goes” periodically depending on “the kids we have.” The state does not allow CSB to restrain teens, so there is the potential for them to walk away, but Kerosky said the teens are generally there because “they don’t have a place to go,” not because they are dangerous.

Building fish farm


The Parkview Community Garden is raising funds to build a fish farm in the Idora Neighborhood on the city’s South Side.

The farm will be a neighborhood-scale, zero-discharge recirculating aquaponics system that will enable the group to raise and harvest healthy and nutritious tilapia, as well as fresh produce year-round.

Donations are being accepted online at Ghost Walk hours


The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County will have its annual Ghost Walk from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 21 and Oct. 22. Guided tours leave First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, about every 10 minutes and cover about one mile of the city’s historic district.

Costumed actors portray people who once lived in Trumbull County. Cost is $7 for adults age 13 and older and $5 for age 12 and under.

There is $1 off tickets purchased in advance at the Trumbull Art Gallery or W.D. Packard Music Hall or when a public library or school library card is presented.

Block watch to meet


Powerstown Neighbors Block Watch meets at 7 p.m. today at New Vision New Day Church, 1970 Everett Ave. Councilman John R. Swierz, D-7th, will discuss neighborhood issues.

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