New principal

New principal


Joshua Stutz has been hired as principal of John F. Kennedy’s Lower Campus for the 2014-15 school year.

Stutz replaces Joe Kenneally who has taken over duties as the Upper Campus principal and interim president for the Kennedy system. Stutz brings more than 13 years of educational experience to Kennedy, including teaching, coaching and leading a building. Most recently, he served as school leader at Our Lady of Peace Elementary School in Canton. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Kent State University in 2000 and his master’s in education from Ashland University in 2006.

Man indicted


A federal grand jury has indicted a Youngstown man on a charge of being a convicted felon in illegal possession of a gun.

Marvin T. Howard, 28, is charged with possessing a 9 mm pistol May 17 after his robbery conviction in Lee County, Ala., the U.S. attorney said. The case was investigated by Youngstown police and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is being prosecuted by David M. Toepfer, the Youngstown-based assistant U.S. attorney.

Man stabbed


Police are investigating after a 23-year-old man showed up in the emergency room at St. Elizabeth Health Center about 12:30 a.m. Thursday with three stab wounds.

Reports said the man told officers he was at a party on Fairgreen Avenue when his friend got in a fight with another man. That man grabbed a knife and stabbed the victim in the hand, stomach and thigh.

The victim said he did not know the name of the man who stabbed him, but he could identify him if he saw him again, reports said.

Stolen eyeglasses


About $2,000 worth of eyeglass frames were stolen Wednesday from America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, 439 Boardman-Poland Road.

According to a police report, a woman in her late 30s or early 40s entered the store with a small child and carrying a large orange bag.

According to the employee who reported the theft, the suspect opened the orange bag and placed seven pairs of Fendi eyeglass frames and nine pairs of Ray Ban eyeglass frames into the bag.

The woman then left the store before the employee could stop her.

Blasting to begin


On Monday, blasting work will begin on state Route 39 as part of a rockfall remediation project just east of Salineville in Columbiana County.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says this will cause minor traffic delays. The operation will take place between 2 and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting.

Traffic will be stopped at the construction zone daily for approximately 10 minutes while blasting occurs. Only one blast will occur per day. Two-way traffic is being maintained into one, 11-foot lane, ODOT says.

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