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Theft, drug charges


Jenna Nair, 26, of Hamilton Avenue, Poland, is charged with theft, possession of drug-abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia after a theft report turned into a drug- related arrest.

Boardman police were called about 4 p.m. Tuesday to Once Upon A Child on Boardman-Poland Road, then located on U.S. Route 224 a vehicle that was seen leaving the store. During inventory of Nair’s vehicle, police found a hypodermic needle and spoon with burnt residue inside a diaper bag. There also were five items of clothing, valued at $23.50, believed stolen, reports said.

Nair was released on a summons. She had been arrested in October after she was accused of stealing from Old Navy while she had her child with her. She pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct Feb. 11 in Boardman court and had to pay $100 in fines. She pleaded guilty to endangering children, was given six months’ probation, ordered to perform 80 hours of community service, and was referred to a drug and alcohol treatment center.

Check Out Hunger


Through March 31, Sparkle Market customers will have the opportunity to “Check Out Hunger” and feed hungry families in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

Customers will have the choice to tear off a $1, $5 or $10 coupon available at the register that will be added to their grocery bill. Customers also may donate nonperishable food items by placing them in the collection bin at the front of the stores.

Last year, Sparkle Markets raised $5,789 through the donation coupons, which enabled Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley to distribute $86,835 worth of food to Valley residents.

For information on how to get involved in Harvest for Hunger, visit

For information on the food bank, visit, or call 330-792-5522.

Waterline repairs


Due to anticipated repairs on a main waterline, city water customers are asked to conserve their water, officials said in a press release Thursday. Work to repair the line will begin at noon today, and at that time, the city no longer will be able to receive water for the Christian Avenue storage tank. The tank, however, will be filled before line repairs get underway.

The repairs are scheduled to be completed by 8 p.m., and once they are complete, a boil advisory will be in effect for 48 hours, officials said.

Multiple charges


Boardman police arrested a 25-year-old woman after she was accused of stealing a friend’s bank check and cashing it for $100.

Chelsea Chizmar of Crystal Drive is in the Mahoning County jail charged with receiving stolen property, two counts of forgery, identify theft and tampering with records. She was arrested about 3 p.m. Tuesday at Boardman court. In January, Chizmar’s friend told police Chizmar took one of her bank checks and cashed it for $100, after she wrote it out to herself.

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