Road closed

Road closed


West Parkside Drive is closed until further notice, according to the Boardman Road Department.

Since an engineer’s survey that found that culvert pipes under the street were in danger of collapsing, township officials decided to close the road until it can be repaired.

Larry Wilson, road superintendent, said traffic can move through Sabrina and East Parkside drives while West Parkside is closed.

Wilson said the department has applied for emergency funding from the state to repair or replace the culverts.

“We ask for residents’ patience and understanding until such time as we can get it back up,” he said.

Culvert work


State Route 45 at Middletown Road will be closed through from Monday through July 28 for a culvert replacement. The detour will be U.S. Route 224 to state Route 534 to state Route 14 to state Route 165.

Detour posted


Beginning July 25, state Route 164, just south of Western Reserve Road, will be closed through July 28 for a culvert replacement. The detour will be Interstate 680 to U.S. Route 224 to state Route 7. This work is the beginning of a $1 million project to replace various culverts throughout Mahoning County. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by late October.

Assault reported


A 23-year-old woman reported that a man she knows tackled her on the driveway of her home Thursday on George Place Southwest in a 7:27 p.m. robbery. The man put her into a headlock, then held a handgun to her head, she said.

The man stopped pointing the gun at her and let her get away when her boyfriend ran over, but then the suspect pointed the gun at her boyfriend, leading to a wrestling match between them. Eventually the suspect left in a car, she said.

Police later recovered a vehicle on Union Street Southwest that they believe had some of the suspect’s clothing inside.

Car hit by bullets


A 24-year-old woman reported that three gunshots hit her car while she was driving on Milton Street Southeast near Hazelwood Avenue at 12:19 a.m. Friday.

The woman said she heard several gunshots, then stopped her car on Niles Road, where she discovered the car had been hit, two in the driver’s-side passenger door and the third one in the driver’s door near the mirror.

Police located two shell casings on Hazelwood just south of Milton.

Event at park


Meridian Community Care’s Families Who Know and Boardman Park are sponsoring Families Who Know Night Out at the Park at 6 p.m. next Saturday at Boardman Park in front of the Maag Theatre.

The free event is designed to bring kids and their parents together for a fun evening of family-friendly activities. Twister, wagon rides, bounce-a-rounds, face painting, live music, special appearances by Youngstown State University athletes, and a movie are among the activities planned.

Families Who Know is program developed by Meridian to help parents and kids deal with life’s everyday challenges; and encourages parents to talk to children and help them make healthy decisions. For information, call Renee Amacher at 330-259-8623.

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