One charged, one sought in attempted theft of copper

One charged, one sought in attempted theft of copper


City police charged a Girard man with breaking and entering and resisting arrest after an alleged attempted theft of copper from the Vallourec Star facility on State Street about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

A Vallourec Corp. employee called police to report that two men, both dressed in dark clothing, were trying to take copper from a storage lot. When the employee disturbed the men, they fled and hid in a wooded area near company property.

Police searched the area and found Mark Reese Jr., who began to run. Police chased Reese and arrested him. The second man escaped and has not yet been identified.

Ribbon cutting set


Humility of Mary Health Partners and the HMHP Foundation celebrate the opening of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Serenity Garden at St. Elizabeth Health Center with a blessing and ribbon-cutting at 2 p.m. today to be followed by a reception.

The garden is west of the breast care center between the center and St. Elizabeth Ambulatory Care Center.

Cleanup planned


A Tod Avenue Southwest neighborhood cleanup organized by Erica Royster, local resident and community activist, is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Residents are asked to meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Warren West Community Health Center at Tod Avenue and Palmyra Road Southwest, and bring their own lawn-care tools, if possible.

One Health Ohio is providing a free fruit breakfast, shelter and water from its mobile dental van, and also will provide free blood-pressure screenings throughout the morning.

For information, contact Royster at 330-519-4607.

CPR mobile tour


The American Heart Association’s national CPR Mobile Tour will be at United Autoworkers of America Local 1112’s Reuther-Scandy Alli Hall, 11471 Reuther Drive SW, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to offer free training to the public on how to perform the life-saving skill of hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

To register for the training, visit and click on the registration link.

Theft reported


A woman stole two video games just before 4 p.m. Tuesday from Best Buy on U.S. Route 224 and assaulted two employees who confronted her on her way out, according to a report.

One of the male workers told police he saw the woman take two video games into the restroom. He then sent two female employees in to confront her, but she ran past them. When the worker and another male employee confronted the woman at the door, she proceeded to elbow both of them in the abdomen and ran out.

Video surveillance showed she was picked up by a blue Chevrolet Silverado that fled toward South Avenue. The investigation continues.

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