Agency gets new office
The city’s Human Relations Commission has moved its office to 20 Federal Place, Suite M5-A, at 20 W. Federal St. The agency’s telephone number is now 234-254-4006, and its fax number changed to 234-254-4144. The commission handles fair housing and fair employment complaints for the city.
Facing rape charges
Dominique J.T. Seem, 18, of Parkman Road Southwest, was indicted Tuesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on four counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition.
If convicted of four rape charges, he would get a life prison sentence.He’s accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with four children under age 13.
He’s in the Trumbull County jail in lieu of $1 million bond.
Clerk reports attack
A clerk at an 1821 Mahoning Ave. store told police Tuesday she was attacked by the daughter of a woman she carded for cigarettes.
Police were called to the West Side store about 12:30 a.m., where the clerk told police after she asked the woman for identification, she left but her daughter came in a short time later.
Reports said the daughter jumped behind the counter, shoved the clerk and tried to punch her before her mother came in and dragged her away.
Backpacks filled with pencils, paper and other school supplies will be available for free to local families Sunday during a national backpack giveaway.
The backpacks can be picked up at the TCC store at 5507 Mahoning Ave. between 1 and 4 p.m. The store will have 220 backpacks available and will distribute them on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event is the fifth annual “TCC School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.”
Get information on accounting degree
The Lariccia School of Accounting and Finance at Youngstown State University will host an information session for the Master of Accountancy Program 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Williamson College of Business Administration on campus.
The program can be completed on a full- or part-time schedule in as little as two semesters. It enables students to develop advanced knowledge of accounting and taxation; communicate clearly, logically, and persuasively; recognize and address ethical issues in a financial and business context; and use relevant information to support decision-making.
For information, visit www.ysu.edu/macc, call 330-941-3196, or contact Ray Shaffer, DBA, at email@example.com.
Robbery hearing set
A pretrial hearing has been set for Friday for a man accused of robbing someone at gunpoint.
Keith Walker, 25, of Youngstown faces a charge of aggravated robbery. Officers arrested him on a warrant from Campbell Municipal Court on Monday.
A man told police two men robbed him at gunpoint near Sanderson Avenue. Police believe the second suspect is still at large.
A judge set bond for Walker at $6,000 during his arraignment Tuesday. Walker is in the Mahoning County jail.
Sentenced after chase
An East Palestine man who led Jackson Township police on a chase in a stolen pickup truck was sentenced Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to 21/2 years in prison.
George Faulkner, 30, received the sentence from Judge R. Scott Krichbaum after pleading guilty to charges of failure to comply with the order and signal of a police officer and receiving stolen property.
The truck Faulkner was driving was reported stolen out of Columbiana when it was spotted April 15 by township police. Faulkner was arrested after the chase.
Head Start to expand
Trumbull Community Action Program is expanding its Head Start Program. The agency is opening a new location at Wildare United Methodist Church, 7211 N. Park Ave.
The new Head Start Center, Trumbull Northwest Head Start, will be open for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. The classroom at Trumbull Northwest will be an all-day classroom operating from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Enrollment is underway. Classes begin Aug. 23. Registration can be completed at TCAP, 1230 Palmyra Road or online at http://tcaphelps.org/menus/head-start.html.
For information, contact the registration office at 330-393-2507, exts. 222 or 271.