Clothes set ablaze
City police arrested Roy J. Taylor, 23, of Youngstown on charges of arson and domestic violence Christmas Day.
Police were called to an East Boston Avenue home just before midnight for a man starting a fire. When police and the fire department arrived, they found a large pile of clothing on fire in the middle of the driveway.
Taylor yelled to police: “Take me to jail; yeah, I set her clothes on fire,” according to a police report.
A female outside the house in a minivan told police she lived with Taylor and is the mother of his two children. The two were arguing because Taylor supposedly was upset that the female and their children opened Christmas presents without him, according to a police report.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol Canfield Post is investigating a pedestrian-vehicle accident that occurred at 6 p.m. Monday on Indianola Road east of state Route 7.
A 1999 Saturn driven by Stacy Cogley, 46, of Youngstown was entering Indianola from a private drive to go east. A male juvenile was walking north across Indianola and was struck by the Saturn, the patrol said in a news release.
The driver of the Saturn was not injured, and the juvenile was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital for injuries not deemed to be life-threatening. Boardman police assisted with traffic control around the crash scene.
OH WOW! schedule
OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology will be closed Sunday. The remainder of the holiday season will follow normal hours.
The center, at 11 W. Federal St., downtown, is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
OH WOW! is selling buttons for the area’s only family-friendly New Year’s celebration called First Night Youngstown.
The WOW! Pals will be open as part of the celebration New Year’s Eve. Visitors with a button can explore beginning at 4 p.m. until it is time for fireworks at 9 p.m.
For information, contact Colleen Ruby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-744-5914.
Commission cancels weekly meeting
Today’s weekly meeting of the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission is canceled. The commission’s next meeting will take place at 9 a.m. Jan. 3.
Those with questions should call Susan Krawchyk, executive director, at 330-740-2450.
Seeking applicants for trustees board
Mayor John A. McNally is seeking applicants who are city residents to be appointed to the Western Reserve Transit Authority Board of Trustees for an unexpired term ending Feb. 26, 2019.
Those interested should send resumes to the mayor at City Hall, 26 S. Phelps St., Youngstown, OH 44503 or to MayorMcNally@youngstownohio.gov by Jan. 20.