Cedar’s reports theft at its new W. Side bar

Cedar’s reports theft at its new W. Side bar


Cedar’s Lounge recently left its downtown location for a new building on Steel Street, but the welcome party included a group of thieves.

The bar’s owner told police he is still in the process of moving into the space at 702 Steel St. on the West Side but noticed a door propped open Tuesday night and four 48-inch televisions missing from inside the building. There were also about a dozen bottles of alcohol missing.

Reports say there were no visible signs of forced entry to the building.

Vigil today for man killed in hit-and-run


Family and friends of a man killed in a hit-and-run accident on the South Side last week will come together today for a candlelight vigil in his honor.

Robert Brown, 23, of Youngstown died Monday from injuries he suffered after being hit by a car on Hylda Avenue last weekend. Brown was leaving a bar near Hylda and Market Street when he was hit.

The car that hit Brown left the scene without stopping. Police still are looking for the driver of that car.

Those who knew Brown will be gathering outside Duka’s Bar on Hylda Avenue at 6:30 p.m. today.

The family also has set up a memorial fund for Brown at any Huntington Bank under Robert G. Brown Jr. Memorial Fund.

School bus and car collide in Boardman


A Boardman school bus and a car collided about 8 a.m. Thursday at Indianola Road and Montrose Avenue.

The car’s driver and an aide on the bus were taken to a hospital for further treatment, firefighters said.

The bus driver was not harmed, and no students were on board at the time of the accident, reports stated.

Firefighters did not know to which hospital they were taken.

Firefighters to give away smoke detectors


Howland Fire Department will give out free smoke detectors at the Bolindale Fire Station, 3403 Ridge Road SE, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to Howland residents.

The program is targeted for Bolindale residents. One smoke detector per household will be provided with proof of Howland residency and a photo identification.

The high volume of fires in the Mahoning Valley in recent weeks has reinforced the value of smoke detectors for saving lives, Howland Fire Chief James Pantalone said in a news release.

A fire Jan. 25 at the residence of Joyce Barker, 71, on Deforest Road in the Bolindale area, killed Barker. It is unknown whether the home had working smoke detectors, fire officials said.

Shenango cheer team competes in benefit

Erie, Pa.

The cheer team of Shenango High School in New Castle, Pa., will compete in the “Spirit Against Cancer” Dance and Cheer Competition on Saturday at Behrend College of Penn State University, Erie, 104 Junker Center.

The competition is dedicated to Becky Hubler Deckler, a dance coach for Behrend from 1999 to 2001, who died from melanoma in 2001. All proceeds from the competition are donated to the John Kanzius Foundation in Hubler-Deckler’s name.

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