Drug arrest

Drug arrest


Police say they found two doses of suspected heroin after pulling a woman over about 4:35 p.m. Saturday for making an improper turn.

Reports said officers pulled over a car driven by 38-year-old Holly Folkwein of Sheridan Road at Indianola and Oakhill avenues and they found a spoon inside with suspected heroin residue and a dose of heroin. Underneath a child safety seat, police found two syringes. In Folkwein’s purse was another dose of heroin and some suboxone, reports said.

Folkwein was taken to the Mahoning County jail on charges of possession of drugs/heroin, possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and no operators license.

Found unconscious


Police found a man and a woman passed out in a truck in front of a home in the 1200 block of Ivanhoe Avenue just after midnight Saturday from the suspected effects of heroin.

Officers found the pair inside the cab of the truck, passed out and sweating profusely, reports said. Officers woke them, and the man, later identified as Chad Holbrook, 37, of Niles, had slurred speech. The woman in the truck told officers she had just taken drugs, reports said.

An ambulance was called. Holbrook was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia because a needle was found inside the truck, reports said. No charges were filed against the woman, who was not identified in reports.

Veterans benefit


From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Bob Evans restaurants in Alliance, Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, East Liverpool, Liberty, Niles and Salem will donate 15 percent of sales on dine-in or carry-out orders to Youngstown State University’s Veterans Resource Center project.

A flier, available at ysu.edu/downloads/BobEvans.YSUVRCFlyer.pdf, must be presented at the time of check out to contribute to the fundraiser. The Veterans Resource Center is nearing completion on Wick Avenue on YSU’s campus.

Head Start funds


U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced $4,587,210 in new federal funds to support Head Start programs run by Community Action Agency of Columbiana County Inc. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Head Start is a federal program that provides children up to age 5 who are from low-income families with programming to prepare them for school. These programs include health, nutrition, and social services.

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