METRO DIGEST || Prom patrols this weekend in Boardman

Prom patrols


Boardman Police Department will be supplementing its regular patrols with high-visibility patrols this weekend as high schoolers attend prom.

Statistics show that traffic deaths among teens are at their very highest during prom season weekends, according to a press release by Boardman police.

“As the department is encouraging students to celebrate and have a great time without the involvement of alcohol or drugs, officers will be targeting all violators for both aggressive and distracted driving offenses, seat belt usage, and operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) related violations, including underage drinking,” the release stated.

Funding for the additional patrols is provided by an Ohio Department of Public Safety Office of Criminal Justice Services federal traffic safety grant from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Shots fired in Warren


Four Warren police officers responded to 1300 Robert Ave. NW, the Stonegate apartments, at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday for shots fired, but they found no one injured.

Police did find several bullet casings and a 2002 Ford Windstar van that had been struck by a bullet.

Hubbard BOE meeting


Hubbard Board of Education will meet in special session at 1:30 p.m. today in the board room at 108 Orchard Avenue. The board will consider the acceptance or rejection of bids for the Athletic Facilities Improvement Project.

Struck by cars


Two people — one man in his yard and one motorist who got out of her car — reported being struck by cars Wednesday evening.

A 42-year-old Niles woman suffered a minor injury when she got out of her car to confront a driver who had gotten upset with traffic and thrown a bottle at her car on Youngstown Road near Central Parkway.

The driver drove into the woman at 4:20 p.m., she said.

At 6:17 p.m., a 46-year-old North Park Avenue man said he was raking the devil strip part of his yard in the 1500 block when a woman drove her car over the curb and aimed her vehicle him.

The victim used his hands to hold back the car and was not injured. The victim said the suspect had previously lived at his home.

Marrow-donor drive


Missy Ginnetti needs a stem- cell transplant to save her life.

Supporters are asking the public to attend a marrow donor registry drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in St. Nicholas Church’s Great Hall, 762 Fifth St.

Team Missy will offer family-fun activities for all ages at the drive. There also will be a bake sale, basket auction and a 50-50 raffle.

In 2010, Ginnetti was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She endured intense chemotherapy, clinical trials and long hospital stays. Her cancer went into remission after a stem- cell transplant with her own cells.

However, in January the cancer returned, and she needs a donor match for the transplant.

Anyone can attend and donate money, but those who are 18 to 44 also have a chance to join the donor registry. Or donate at www.bethematchfoundati

CASA dinner


Mahoning County Casa/GAL Program will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a dinner, raffle and auction at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Wolf Banquet Hall, 7095 Lockwood Blvd.

Tickets are $40 per person, $70 per couple. For information, call Carla Baldwin Fields at 330-740-2244, ext. 6439, or Patty Fisher or Dawn Daugherty at ext. 6466. Judge Theresa Dellick of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division will be honored for her advocacy of children, and CASA volunteers will be recognized. The menu will be Kentucky Derby-themed.

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