METRO DIGEST || Youngstown under a snow emergency

Youngstown under a snow emergency


Charles T. Shasho, Youngstown’s deputy director of public works, declared a snow emergency, effective at midnight. The declaration shall remain in effect until further notice.

During a snow emergency, parking is prohibited on all streets except streets or alleys having a width of 25 feet or less, and providing there are no driveways. Any vehicle parked in violation of this ordinance will be subject to removal by towing at the owner’s expense.

Woman sues county


A Campbell woman has sued Mahoning County commissioners for more than $25,000 over a right-ankle injury she said she suffered in a March 31, 2011, fall as she descended freshly waxed marble interior stairs in the county courthouse.

Pamela Gurd, 37, of 15th Street, filed the suit, which demands a jury trial, Friday in the common pleas court. The suit says the county negligently created a slippery and dangerous condition, and is assigned to Judge R. Scott Krichbaum.

Deputy Sheriff Charles Emery said in an incident report he didn’t see any foreign objects that would have contributed to Gurd’s fall and that an ambulance took Gurd to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment.

Prosecutor Paul J. Gains, who represents the commissioners, declined to comment on the lawsuit.

E. Side house fire


An East Side home was gutted and its residents displaced after a Thursday morning fire. Crews went to 1634 Forest View Drive at about 1 a.m. after the homeowner called 911 and said he awoke to find his living room engulfed in flames. The man got out of the house without injury. The fire department is investigating. The homeowner will be staying with relatives.

Shooting in Warren


Police continue to investigate an 8:35 p.m. shooting Wednesday outside a house on Idylwild Street Northeast that left a 66-year-old Bristolville man with three gunshot wounds to his legs.

Alan Schweikart of Housel Craft Road was in satisfactory condition at ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital on Thursday.

Schweikart was leaving a female friend’s house when he was robbed and shot by a black male dressed in black who took Schweikart’s wallet, police said.

The thief tore the wallet out of Schweikart’s pants, police said. They questioned one man Wednesday night but released him.

Food distribution


Victory Lutheran Church, 2110 Glenwood Ave., will have a food distribution from 9 to 11 a.m. today for residents of ZIP code areas 44502, 44507 and 44511. Recipients must have two forms of identification and present their address with photo.

Poster ceremony


The Knights of Columbus and Columbiana County Educational Service Center’s sixth annual “Substance Abuse Awareness” poster-contest awards ceremony has been moved to 7 p.m. Friday due to inclement weather. The ceremony will take place at Columbiana County Educational Career and Technical Center, 9364 state Route 45.

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