Pregnant woman says man punched her
A Girard woman, 32, reported that the father of her unborn child punched her in the side of her stomach, causing a possible internal injury, early Monday on South Street near Niles Road.
The man attacked her after pulling his car in front of her car, causing her to stop, she said. The incident happened at 12:15 p.m., police said.
The woman said after being struck, she ran from the car, which was a rental, because she feared the man would punch her in the face. Someone else in the suspect’s vehicle took over driving that vehicle after the suspect got out of that one, she said.
The woman called police later to report that she was able to get the stolen car back later Monday morning at a location off Niles Road.
Four OVI arrests
A sobriety checkpoint over the weekend resulted in four arrests for operating a vehicle while impaired, nine summonses for driving under suspension, five citations for speeding, two arrests on active warrants and two summonses for drug abuse. There was also a felony arrest for crack cocaine.
Members of the Mahoning County Operating a Vehicle Impaired Task Force, in collaboration with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, conducted a sobriety checkpoint Saturday at 2214 Mahoning Ave. in Youngstown. Two task force officers and four patrol state troopers also conducted saturation patrol in support of the checkpoint.
State Rep. John Boccieri of Poland, D-59th, applauded the incorporation of an amendment Monday affecting the Mahoning Valley into the latest version of the state budget bill. The amendment, offered by Boccieri, expands eligibility for the Ohio Federal Research Network to include all federal installations and local universities.
The amendment language on OFRN clarifies that all state institutions of higher education, private nonprofit institutions of higher education and federal installations are eligible for funding. The previous version of the bill only explicitly listed Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, NASA Glenn Research Facility, Ohio State University and a vague “Ohio’s research universities.”
Summer food service
The Youngstown City Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children free of charge who are enrolled. Students must register and enroll in the 2017 Youngstown City Schools Summer Enrichment Program. This is a closed site. Dates for the Summer Enrichment Program are June 5 through June 30.
Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows: 8:30 to 9 a.m. and noon to 12:30 p.m. at Paul C. Bunn, Harding, Martin L. King, William Holmes McGuffey, Taft and Williamson elementaries and 8 to 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to noon at Choffin Career and Technical Center.
Film to be shown
The film “Legalize Democracy and the Move to Amend,” will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Youngstown State University’s Cushwa Hall, Room B112.
Greg Coleridge of the Move to Amend Ohio Network will be on hand for a discussion afterward.
The film and discussion are free. The speaker series is sponsored, in part, by The James Dale Ethics Center. There is free on-street parking after 5 p.m. at the metered parking spaces along Lincoln Avenue and nearby streets. Anyone needing assistance should call the YSU Student Security Service at 330-941-1515.
Adventure Day Camp registration underway
Boardman Park is accepting registration for its Adventure Day Camp. The goal of our Camp is to offer young minds the opportunity to explore their imaginations, discover physical fitness, expand their knowledge of sports and develop a growing sense of adventure through diverse activities.
Adventure Day Camp will run for 10 weeks from June 12 through August 18. The Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. Arrangements can be made if there is a need to bring campers early or pick them up later for an additional charge.
Registration for one week or all 10 by going to www.boardmanparkcamp.com. Many discounts are offered such as Early Bird enrollment, Boardman resident and multi-sibling family discounts.
For additional information please contact Karen at 330-965-0482, or visit the Camp website at www.boardmanparkcamp.com.
Warner Road, between state Route 305 and Everett Hull Road, will be closed due to culvert replacement. The closing is effective May 8-26. The recommended detour route is west on state Route 305, and north on Sodom Hutchings Road.
Man faces charges
Police were serving a warrant Saturday when they found suspected heroin in a man’s motel room, according to a report.
Donald Dunlap, 29, of Berlin Center, was in a hotel room with the suspected heroin as well as a syringe, a burnt soda can and a tourniquet, police said.
Dunlap was indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury on charges of aggravated possession of drugs and possession in March, and the warrant officers served was issued by the judge overseeing that case.
Saturday’s incident resulted in charges of possession of heroin, drug-abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and defacing a prescription bottle.
Police found an opioid pain medication on a woman during a traffic stop Friday night, according to a report.
Candina Arroyo, 42, of Vienna, had reportedly swerved into the left lane on Mahoning Avenue when officers ran her plates and saw she had a suspended license. Upon a search of Arroyo, officers found two packets of Tramadol tablets in her pants, totalling 10 pills. Arroyo was cited for driving without a license, failure to stay within marked lanes and charged with possession of a controlled substance.