METRO DIGEST || Niles police ceremonies
Before today’s city council meeting, the police department will promote detective Dan Adkins to his new position as lieutenant, and two new patrolmen will be sworn in and introduced. The ceremonies will take place at 5:45 p.m. in council chambers, 15 E. State St.
Expected in court
A 27-year-old Canfield man accused of ignoring police and driving into the path of a police pursuit is expected in court today.
Dominic J. Leonelli is charged with failure to comply with order of a police officer. On Friday, officers from Mahoning Township, Pa., Boardman and the Ohio State Highway Patrol were trying to stop a suspect fleeing west from Pennsylvania to U.S. Route 224.
Police stopped traffic at Tippecanoe Road and Route 224 with their cruiser lights flashing, and Leonelli is accused of driving around police onto Route 224 into the path of the pursuit, records state.
Back in court
A 29-year-old city man accused of drug trafficking will be back in court Tuesday. Nathaniel Lopez Sr. was arraigned this week after his arrest during a Saturday traffic investigation. Police stopped Lopez about 4:45 p.m. on U.S. Route 224 near Glenwood Avenue after hearing loud exhaust from the car, reports state.
The car contained four adults, two children, seven bags of marijuana and a pipe, police said. Lopez told police the pipe was his, and he is facing charges of possessing drug paraphernalia and felony drug trafficking.
Mahoning Valley Historical Society executive director H. William Lawson will discuss the significance of the Youngstown-Warren area’s ethnic diversity at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at Kravitz’s Delicatessen, 3135 Belmont Ave.
The program is sponsored by the Ethnic Heritage Society, a group dedicated to supporting local immigrant and migrant communities and helping to preserve their heritage. The event is open to the public with an admission fee of $5.
The discussion focuses on a case study of the local Polish-American community. For information, contact Ethnic Heritage Society co-directors Tom Welsh at 330-792-7936 or Sandra Cika at 202-297-0362.
Daniel P. Good, 21, of East Liberty Street, Hubbard, has been sentenced to 21/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery and harassment with bodily substances.
The robbery related to an incident June 5 at his home in which he brandished a knife and stole car keys from a woman he knew.
The other charge was for threatening corrections officers at the Trumbull County jail with urine in October. Good pleaded guilty to the charges and received his sentence Wednesday from Judge W. Wyatt McKay of common pleas court.