Gun found in probe
Police found a 9mm handgun Tuesday afternoon during a shooting investigation on the South Side.
Reports said officers on patrol on South Avenue about 4:50 p.m. heard a series of gunshots in the 500 block of East Boston Avenue and saw an SUV driving away from where the gunfire was reported.
Police pulled the SUV over in the parking lot of a 3126 South Ave. store, and after additional officers arrived, told the people inside the SUV to get out. As they did, officers found the butt end of the gun sticking out from underneath the driver’s seat.
The SUV driver, Dwayne A. Moody Jr., 23, of Youngstown, was arrested on a charge of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. He was taken to Mahoning County jail pending his arraignment in municipal court.
Committee to meet
Lordstown Village Council Parks, Buildings and Grounds Committee meets at 5 p.m. today in council chambers, 1455 Salt Springs Road SW.
Board will meet
The Mahoning Unlimited Classroom Board of Directors meets 9 a.m. today in the cafe conference room on the first floor of the Mahoning County Educational Service Center, 100 DeBartolo Place.
Head Start closed
The Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership’s Renaissance Head Start/Early Head Start at 345 Oak Hill Ave., will be closed today because of a waterline break, said Al Stabilito, MYCAP director of outreach and communications.
Eyeing cause of fire
The cause of a fire that damaged a home Tuesday night at 678 Comstock Ave. NW remains under investigation.
Firefighters were called to the blaze shortly before 7 p.m. The fire is believed to have started in a crawl space in the home. No one was injured. and no damage estimate was available Tuesday evening.
Normal trash pickup
Residential garbage collection within the city of Youngstown will not be affected by the subzero temperatures. Ohio Valley Waste will follow its normal pickup schedule. Residents should place their garbage at the curb for their regularly scheduled collection date.
Police cited three people involving criminal trespass about 3:25 p.m. Tuesday inside a vacant home on the South Side.
Officers were called to a Fairgreen Avenue home by neighbors who said there were people inside. When officers arrived, they found three people who said they were in the home to try to escape Tuesday’s brutally cold weather. They had set a small fire inside to try to keep warm.
The three — Forest L. Webster, 52, of Columbus; Brenda Lee McMinn, 54, of Youngstown; and JayJuan Hardy, 40, of Youngstown — were all issued a summons for criminal trespass and released at the scene. The fire department put out the small fire that was set.
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