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Ex-Campbell mayor gets jail time in OVI


Former Campbell mayor George Krinos has pleaded guilty to a second charge of operating a vehicle impaired.

Krinos pleaded in Canfield court, reports TV-21 WFMJ, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner. He was given a fine and will be required to serve 180 days in jail, with 147 days suspended.

Krinos also will be placed on 30 days’ house arrest. The former mayor, who resigned last year, pleaded guilty to an OVI earlier this year in Beaver Township.

State ‘bait cars’ help fight car break-ins


Attorney General Mike DeWine warned those with plans to break into cars this holiday season that his office is offering law enforcement the use of several “bait cars” to assist in car break-in investigations.

The cars are outfitted with multiple cameras both inside and outside the vehicles, DeWine said. The cameras activate when motion is detected near the vehicle, and a live feed of the crime-in-progress is sent to law enforcement.

Police in Grove City, Ohio, recently made two arrests after the suspects worked together to break into a bait car, the attorney general said. The car was stationed in an area that had been the target of a number of recent car break-ins.

Assault reported near Burger King


A male walking home from Eastwood Mall around 3:30 a.m. Friday was stopped by five black males in a dark- colored car on Youngstown Road near Burger King, he told police.

Three of the males got out of the car with one of them telling the victim to empty his pockets. The victim tried to run, but one of the males caught him and ripped his shirt, then grabbed the victim’s backpack and took it.

The victim gave the male his iPod Touch, but the male punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground, the victim said.

The suspects got back into their vehicle and headed toward Warren, reports say.

$2,700 gift to WYSU


Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,700 to WYSU FM for annual program support.

“We are pleased to be able to support WYSU FM. We appreciate all that they do to bring exceptional programming to our Valley,” said Darlene Pavlock, foundation executive director. WYSU is non-commercial listener-supported public radio.

Niles armed robbery


Police are investigating an armed robbery of a pizza delivery person on Hunter Street at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday.

The driver said he pulled up to Riechard Industries, 1725 Hunter Street, to make a delivery, but it was closed.

The driver went south on Hunter Street and stopped near the driveway of Herman Rossi Inc. and was trying to call the number of the customer who ordered the pizza when a white male wearing a bandanna put a gun to his head and demanded money.

The driver gave the thief all of his tip money and some change from the cup holder in the car. The suspect ran away, so the driver called his manager and drove to the restaurant before calling police.

Meeting in Warren


The South West Neighborhood Association will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Tod’s Crossing community meeting room, 1330 Blakely Circle.

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