Two men arrested

Two men arrested


Police arrested two men Thursday morning on charges they fired shots at a man on the South Side earlier in the week.

Reports said officers who went to arrest 25-year-old Keith Allen Fant at a home in the 900 block of Ridge Avenue about 10:30 a.m. were told by his mother and his girlfriend he was not there, but police went inside to look and found him hiding behind a furnace in the basement.

Also arrested about 9:30 a.m. was Jonathan Hilson, 24, at a home in the 800 block of Palmer Avenue.

The pair are accused of taking a shot at a man as he was walking on Aberdeen Avenue about 1:10 p.m. Monday. The man was not injured. Fant and Hilson were booked into the Mahoning County jail on charges of felonious assault.

Fire destroys house


Firefighters responded to fires at two vacant Zents Avenue homes between 5:45 and 6 p.m. Thursday. At 16 Zents Ave., there was a fire on an enclosed front porch that caused about $1,000 in damage. At 20 Zents Ave., a home valued at $2,000 was a total loss as firefighters said there was a strong odor of flammable material.

Electrical fire


Fire reports say an electrical problem was responsible for a fire that caused $1,000 in damage to a North Side home about 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

Crews called to the 481 Francisca Ave. home found a small fire near the electric meter and put it out with a fire extinguisher, reports said. Reports said perhaps a short circuit caused wires near the meter to ignite.

Ohio Edison cut electrical service to the home, and the Red Cross was called to assist the family of five who lives there to find a place to stay, reports said.

Woman arraigned


A township woman was arraigned Thursday on child-endangering charges, accused of leaving her children at home alone.

Latoya Ramey, 29, of Applecrest Court is charged with two counts of endangering children. Ramey is accused of leaving her children home alone while she was working Tuesday. Her shift was from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Wednesday, but police advised her to come home, according to a police report, which did not reveal the children’s ages.

Ramey’s mother told police the children were left alone in the apartment while her daughter was at work. Ramey told police she left for work and believed her mother was going to come and watch the children, a claim her mother denied.

Children services took custody of the children. Ramey was taken to Mahoning County jail. Her pretrial hearing will be at 4 p.m. Nov. 21 in Mahoning County Area Court here.

Boil advisory lifted


The Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer’s Office on Friday lifted the boil-water advisory issued Thursday for township water customers who live on Chestnut Ridge Road east of Hubbard Thomas Road.

Concert planned


Warren-Youngstown Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae will present the Mary B. Smith Memorial Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Bliss Recital Hall at Youngstown State University.

Smith, who was initiated in the organization in 1958, was a patroness member. The recital is free but donations toward the Mary B. Smith YSU Scholarship Fund will be accepted.

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