Area man charged with domestic violence

Area man charged with domestic violence


A man hit the mother of his children at a residence on Douglas Drive, then dragged her back in by her hair after she escaped, police report.

John J. Gentile, 22, of 26 Douglas Drive, is charged with domestic violence.

He was arrested Saturday around 6 a.m. after the woman called police from a gas station in the city.

She told police Gentile hit her in the head several times at his house around 3:30 a.m.

He took off her clothes so she couldn’t leave the house, then left the room, the police report says.

While he was gone, she grabbed some clothes and escaped.

He found her outside and dragged her back in across pavement, grass and gravel, the police report says.

They stayed at the home until a relative of Gentile’s drove them to the gas station.

Gentile would not let the woman leave while the relative was filling the car, but she fought her way out and into the store, where she managed to contact police, the report says.

False-report charge; man says he was robbed

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A man was charged with filing a false police report after he said he was robbed of $200 at gunpoint, Neshannock Township police reported.

Theodore J. Irwin of Volant, Pa., told police he was robbed Friday on Mitchell Road.

Police said they investigated and discovered Irwin had spent the $200 on losing lottery tickets.

West Side Coalition schedules meeting


West Side Coalition will meet at 7 p.m. today at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave.

The bylaws will be reviewed.

Youngstown school board sets meeting


Youngstown school board will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in the Irene L. Ward building, at 20 West Wood St.

It will be preceded by an open caucus at 5:30 p.m., during which the board may adjourn to executive session.

Formal action may take place at this meeting.

The Certificated Personnel Committee will meet at 5 p.m. in the Caucus Room, for the review of new personnel to the district on the agenda.

Vindicator staff reports

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