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Woman charged with using counterfeit cash


Boardman police arrested an Akron woman on warrants for criminal simulation after she was accused of using counterfeit currency.

Alice Brunson, 29, or Superior Avenue is charged with four counts of criminal simulation.

Brunson is accused of going to the Coach store in Southern Park Mall and using fake money to buy items for a total of $618 on Dec. 21, according to a police report.

The store manager told police Brunson paid with 14 marked $50 bills.

Brunson also is accused of using counterfeit money Dec. 21 at Ulta Beauty on U.S. Route 224.

The purchase at Ulta was for more than $300, and seven counterfeit $50 bills were used.

Former school liaison sentenced to probation


Honeya D. Price, 42, of Perkinswood Boulevard Northeast, former family liaison at Warren City Schools’ Lincoln K-8 building, has been sentenced to five years’ probation for improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

She pleaded guilty earlier in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court after Warren police said she brandished a firearm in the parking lot of the Elm Road Giant Eagle while off work in early 2013.

Price gave up her job in a settlement agreement last fall with the Warren school board. The agreement followed legal action Price filed against the district after the district terminated her employment in early 2013.

Adoption, fostering


Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 26, invites Mahoning Valley area adults, either couples or singles, who are considering adoption or giving foster care to a school-age child, to stop in for an informal information session from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 26, in Warren.

People can talk to NOAS staff to learn more about Ohio children and teens who need good families. Successful adoptive families say that getting a few one-one-one questions answered at the very beginning from the individual family’s point of view is often helpful.

For information and to make a reservation, call 800-686-6627, ext. 123. NOAS is a private, nonprofit agency that has developed families for more than 1,200 children and does not charge fees to families for adoption.

Man pleads innocent


Chaylon A. Breckenridge, 26, of Fifth Street Southwest, pleaded innocent to aggravated burglary, assault and obstructing official business Tuesday in Warren Municipal Court after police said he fled after a Sunday night domestic dispute.

Police were called at 8:26 p.m. Monday to a home in the 400 block of Tod Avenue Southwest, where a woman reported Breckenridge struck her in the mouth during an argument.

When police pulled up, Breckenridge fled toward Highland Avenue. Police saw him on the porch of a house on Highland in a confrontation with another male. Police arrested Breckenridge and learned he tried to break into the Highland home.

A judge set bond at $75,000.

Road designated


Gov. John Kasich signed legislation Tuesday designating a road in memory of a fallen Marine near Wellsville in Columbiana County.

A portion of state Route 45 will be named in memory of Marine Cpl. Ernest G. Madden, who was killed in action in Vietnam in May 1967.

The portion of the route between Lisbon Street in Wellsville north to the Madison Township line will be designated the “Corporal Ernest G. Madden Memorial Highway.”

Hunger challenge


Protestant Family Service of Youngstown is joining Rhode Island philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein’s 17th “Annual $1 million Giveaway to Fight Hunger” campaign.

The Feinstein Foundation will distribute $1 million among hunger-fighting agencies nationwide to help them raise funds until April 30. Donations or pledges made to Protestant Family Service, 496 Glenwood Ave., Suite 115, Youngstown, will be counted for the hunger challenge. Donations made by Mahoning Valley residents will stay in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, local officials said.

Donations and pledges can be monetary or food items (valued at $1 per item or pound).

Call 330-746-4600 for information.

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