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Toy giveaway


Nevels Temple Church of God in Christ, 939 Elm St., will host a free toy giveaway from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for infants through age 17. To qualify, participants cannot be signed up at Salvation Army, must have a current ID, must show proof of whole family income, must show legal papers showing custody of children or proof of legal guardianship, must have a Social Security or medical card for each child or a printed form from Job and Family Services showing all information.

Two men jailed


A Youngstown man was arraigned Wednesday in Mahoning County Area Court on burglary, drug abuse and theft charges after an arrest Tuesday afternoon.

Police spotted a stolen car traveling on Market Street, driven by Steven Timmins, 33, of Howard Street, and carrying passenger Kenneth Hubbard, 36, of Applecrest Court. Timmins parked the vehicle and the two entered a McDonald’s on Market Street in Youngstown. An officer approached them at the counter and detained them.

Police also identified Timmins as the suspect in a Nov. 17 burglary in which the vehicle was stolen. A search of the men and the car revealed a crack pipe, two bags each of marijuana and cocaine and a pill bottle filled with heroin, a report says.

Hubbard is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Timmins is charged with three counts of drug abuse and burglary. They are in the county jail.

Pasta man arraigned


A township man accused of breaking into an Italian restaurant and cooking himself dinner appeared in Mahoning County Area Court here Wednesday for arraignment.

Gary F. Robertson, 68, of Kirk Road, is charged with breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony offense. A plea was not entered Wednesday.

Robertson remains in the Mahoning County jail on a $2,500 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to be back in court Nov. 30.

Robertson was arrested Monday night after township police reportedly found him in Chad Anthony’s Italian Grille on Mahoning Avenue in the process of cooking pasta.

Calling all tuba players


“TubaChristmas in The Valley” needs tuba and euphonium players of all ages for the 18th Annual TubaChristmas in The Valley at 2 p.m. Dec. 4, and the 43nd anniversary for TubaChristmas concerts/events, which are presented throughout the world. Registration for the event is 11:30 a.m. at the concert location, Stambaugh Auditorium’s Concert Hall, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. There is a $10 participation fee. For more information , contact coordinator Teresa Kirkland at 330-219-2998 or

Arrested after chase


Township police arrested one of the two men involved in a car crash at Glenwood and Ferndale avenues at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday while fleeing from township officers. A police spokesman said he did not know why the car was being chased. The car crashed into a utility pole, knocking down some utility wires.

No serious injuries were reported from the incident.

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