Youngstown board meeting postponed

Youngstown board meeting postponed


The Youngstown Board of Education’s emergency meeting, originally announced for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, didn’t happen.

It’s been rescheduled for Friday at 5:30 p.m., district CEO Krish Mohip told The Vindicator in an email.

The Vindicator had objected to the meeting being announced as an emergency on short notice, for the purpose of choosing a board president and vice president. The board has a deadline to choose by Friday.

“Since the board could have scheduled a regular special meeting with 48 hours notification well in advance of Jan. 15, I contend this argument is specious,” said Mark Sweetwood, managing editor for news content.

Voice recorder captured flight


The cockpit voice recorder that was recovered after the disappearance of a private plane recorded the entire flight, a Cleveland TV station reported Wednesday.

Fox 8 quoted a National Transportation Safety Board representative as stating: “An initial readout of the cockpit voice recorder [CVR] was conducted at NTSB’s recorder laboratory in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2017. The review indicated that the CVR worked normally, and the entire accident flight was captured on the recording.”

The NTSB reportedly will assemble a team to compose a transcript of the CVR’s recorded sounds. Information from that process “will be released later in the NTSB’s investigation,” Fox 8 reported.

A Cessna 525 Citation carrying six passengers, including Boardman natives John and Suzanne Fleming, went missing over Lake Erie on Dec. 29. A search-and-recovery operation has since found significant pieces of wreckage.

Woman charged with assault


A woman is charged with felonious assault, accused of holding a man at gunpoint in a vehicle on Tuesday.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a trooper was in his car at 4:30 p.m. on a crossover above Interstate 80 when a man intentionally crashed his vehicle and approached the officer, saying he was being held against his will.

He advised the trooper there was a woman in the car with a weapon.

The patrolman found Benita Williams, 46, of Ravenna in the car with a gun that officials determined had been fired.

Williams is charged with felonious assault and her bond set at $100,000.

Adoption-education series scheduled


Northeast Ohio Adoption Services invites Ohio couples or singles to register for their free adoption/foster care pre-placement education series starting Saturday through Jan. 31 at NOAS, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 26. The sign-up deadline is today.

People who have been considering becoming a foster or adoptive parent – adults over 21 – can find out more about Ohio children and teens served by the child welfare system while waiting for the stability of a permanent home.

Participants can learn more about the care, commitment and strategies that often are helpful when kids need a family to grow up safer and healthier. Call Cindy Wallis at 800-686-6627, ext. 126. Get the information packet in the mail and register to see if adoption or becoming a foster parent can be the right choice.

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