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Woman half-naked in car


Township police arrested Casey Johnston, 22, of Sharon, Pa., on Tuesday on charges of public indecency and disorderly conduct after they observed her sitting half-naked in a parking lot, according to a police report.

Police said they responded to a plaza on Boardman-Poland Road about 7 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a woman “acting strangely” and “believed to be under the influence” at Plato’s Closet. Police reported finding Johnston “sitting nude from the waist down and intoxicated in a parked car” outside Sleepy Hollow Sleep Shop.

A male who was with Johnston told police Johnston had urinated in the back seat of the vehicle.

The report added police also cited Johnston for an open container of alcohol.

Arrested after possible OD


A Girard man faces an inducing-panic charge in connection with his suspected drug overdose, according to a police report.

Police arrested Scott McCleery, 38, on a warrant Tuesday.

According to the report, the charge stems from a July 8 overdose in the parking lot of a Market Street business. An officer reported seeing McCleery unconscious in a car about 6:30 a.m.

Police were able to awaken McCleery, who was taken to a hospital. He told police he had taken an anti-psychotic medication, according to the report. Police did not report finding any drugs in the car, but took part of a plastic bag and $700 in cash from the vehicle.

Domestic-violence case


Township police arrested a man on a felony domestic-violence charge Tuesday, according to a police report.

According to the report, a woman told police that Lewis Valentino, 51, of Southern Boulevard in Boardman, had assaulted her Tuesday morning. He was taken into custody without incident shortly thereafter.

The domestic-violence charge he faces in the incident was elevated to a felony due to his having two previous domestic-violence convictions, police said.

Boardman band event


The Boardman Spartan Marching Band will host its “In Concert” event at 7 p.m. Saturday in the high-school gymnasium, 7777 Glenwood Ave. This annual event is a retrospective of the 2016 marching season.

The band will play music from the field shows while the Spartan Sweethearts and Silks perform their routines.

After the concert, audience members are invited for a reception where they can sample cupcakes baked by band students. The students will participate in a “Cupcake Wars” competition.

Admission to the concert is free for senior citizens 65 and older, $2 for students and $3 for adults.

Clarett to speak


Maurice Clarett, former Ohio State University tailback and now a motivational speaker and founder of Youngstown Red Zone, his program that provides counseling to families and youth in the Youngstown area, speaks Friday afternoon at E.J. Blott Elementary School as part of the school’s Red Ribbon Week activities. He will speak to the students from 1 to 1:30 and 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Clarett, a member of OSU’s 2002 national championship team, will talk to the students about the dangers of drug use and ways they can say no to using illicit drugs.

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