Man wanted in Texas

Man wanted in Texas


Village police arrested a man Friday who is wanted for the theft of a tug-boat propeller in Texas valued at between $50,000 and $90,000.

A news release from the department said police were answering a fireworks call Friday evening and learned that 20-year-old Brandon O’Neil of New Springfield was wanted on a nationwide theft warrant from Port Arthur, Texas, police.

O’Neil is in the Mahoning County jail waiting to be extradited back to Texas.

Block Watch to meet


The Girard Second Ward Block Watch will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Girard Free Library, 105 E Prospect St.

The group will make final plans for a picnic that will take the place of the August meeting.

The Block Watch’s Sept. 18 meeting will include a presentation by the Youngstown Better Business Bureau on identity theft and ways to protect against fraud.

HMHP to offer info at farmers market


Representatives from Humility of Mary Health Partners will provide free blood-pressure screenings and information on a wide range of health topics, programs and services from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today during the Idora Neighborhood Farmers Market, 2600 Glenwood Ave.

Topics include HMHP’S Prescription Drug Assistance Program; the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center and Joanie’s Promise, which provides free diagnostic breast services to uninsured and under-insured women; nutrition and cancer; and community health education.

Teen faces sex charges


Village police say gross-sexual-imposition charges have been filed in Mahoning County Juvenile Court against a 15-year-old Austintown boy.

In a news release, the department said the teen is facing five counts of gross sexual imposition involving a series of assaults from January to May of this year, of a stepsister who lives in New Middletown who is under age 10.

The case was investigated by police and the county Children Services Board. Akron Children’s Hospital also assisted, the release said.

Police find drugs, cash on Hubbard man


A Hubbard man arrested on charges of possession of heroin and possession of crack cocaine late Saturday had more than $2,700 in cash on him.

Reports said officers stopped to give a citation to 46-year-old Charles Fisher in the 300 block of Kenmore Avenue about 10:45 p.m. because he was in the street instead of using a sidewalk, and when officers approached him, he had his fists clenched like he was hiding something.

Police managed to get him to open up his fist, and they found a bag each of heroin and crack cocaine, and during a search police found $2,722 cash, reports said. Franklin was taken to the Mahoning County jail.

Taken into custody


A man wanted in a June 18 shooting at a South Avenue store is in custody.

Tyrell Maiden, 24, was taken into custody at the police station about 10:30 p.m. Friday. He is wanted on two counts of felonious assault. He is in the Mahoning County jail.

Police said Maiden, of Lucius Avenue, went into the store at 3211 South Ave. looking for another man he was arguing with and several shots were fired, wounding the 25-year-old store owner and a 12-year-old boy who also was there.

Police said the man Maiden was looking for, Levert Dent, 25, of Cook Avenue in Boardman, is not being charged in the shooting but is facing a count of carrying a concealed weapon for having a gun during the incident. Police are also searching for him.

Both men were indicted by a grand jury as well.

Maiden was arraigned in municipal court Monday and his bond was set at $50,000.

Motorcyclist charged


Police say a man riding a motorcycle early Sunday faces several charges after he tried to flee from officers.

Reports said police were trying to pull over a motorcycle driven by 33-year-old Theodore W. Helmick of Youngstown about 1:25 a.m. after it tried to pass three cars by driving in the turning lane on Mahoning Avenue near Steel Street.

Reports said the motorcyclist refused to pull over, and actually drove between a cruiser and another car on South Lakewood Avenue until he turned into a driveway in the 200 block of South Portland Avenue.

Reports said Helmick would not get off the motorcycle despite several commands, so he was shot with an electronic stun gun.

A breath test registered his blood-alcohol content at 0.147. The legal limit to drive drunk in Ohio is 0.08.

Helmick was taken to the Mahoning County jail on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and failure to comply.

VA clothing allowance


The Department of Veterans Affairs deadline to apply for a clothing allowance is Aug. 1.

Veterans can receive a VA clothing allowance for these reasons: prosthetic or orthopedic appliance, such as a wheelchair or crutches because of a service-connected disability (soft and flexible devices, such as an elastic stocking, are not included); or medication prescribed by a physician for a service-connected skin condition that causes permanent stains or otherwise damages outer garments.

Valerie Denson of Wade Park Prosthetics said the VA clothing-allowance application must be completed by the deadline.

Call Wade Park Prosthetics at 216-791-3800, ext. 5914, for information or the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission at 330-740-2450 for assistance.

Pedal to the Point Ride


More than 2,800 cyclists are expected to participate in the Bike MS Pedal to the Point Ride on Aug. 2-3 to support people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease of the nervous system, with programs, services and research to find a cure.

The Pedal to the Point Ride begins at Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Road, Brunswick, on Aug. 2. There are route options of 30, 75, 100 and 150 miles so riders of any age 12 and over, experience and ability level can ride. The route is supported with rest stops every 8-12 miles.

Registration is $75 per rider. Riders are responsible for meeting a $300 fundraising minimum. First-time riders are encouraged to sign up and receive free registration with the coupon code NEWRIDER2014.

For information about riding or volunteering at Bike MS, visit or call 216-503-4183.

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