Man faces charges in booster theft

Man faces charges in booster theft


James Mullen, accused of stealing more than $21,000 from the boosters club he headed as president, will face a preliminary hearing on a felony theft charge Nov. 21.

Mullen, 45, of Girard, had his attorney enter a written not-guilty plea Monday at Niles Municipal Court, and he remains free on bond. Mullen is accused of writing unauthorized checks from the account of the Niles Frontliners, a booster group for the McKinley High School Red Dragons football team.

The group said Mullen made restitution in full last week. Mullen resigned after the Frontliners’ treasurer discovered the money was missing.

Sunset at the Farm is set for Saturday


Sunset at the Farm, an annual celebration of the upcoming fall season, is Saturday.

The free event is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the MetroParks Farm. Guests can ride a hay wagon pulled by draft horses, visit with farm animals, compete in old-fashioned games, get lost in a corn maze and explore the AgVenture Barn.

Cider will be available for sampling, homemade apple butter for tasting and marshmallows for roasting over a fire.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the sunset while listening to folksinger John Mosey.

For more information about Sunset At the Farm, call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107.

Salvation Army will distribute food


Feed The Children will deliver two semi tractor-trailers full of food and essentials to The Salvation Army on Wednesday, distributed to children and families beginning at 9 a.m. at 1501 Glenwood Ave.

The organization, a partner agency with Salvation Army, has pre-identified families receiving the boxes. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of personal- care items. The boxes are designed to help a family of four for up to one week.

More than half of the children living in Youngstown are considered impoverished.

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