Coffee & conversation
Councilwoman Anita Davis, D-6th, invites the public to share what is going on in the neighborhood during a Coffee and Conversation from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Flambeau Dinner Club, 2308 Market St.
Davis will provide complimentary coffee as she provides an overview of major happenings and will entertain questions. Topics will include water rates, water infrastructure and summer road paving.
The NAACP Youngstown/Mahoning County Branch will host a community forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Rose Room of the Cobbins Building, 1350 Fifth Ave., Suite 202.
The forum’s purpose is to present the NAACP’s third six-month review of Krish Mohip, Youngstown schools CEO, to give a human/civil rights status preview of what the NAACP Collaborative will be monitoring over the next 18 months regarding the school district’s academic standing – school by school – and to report on year-to-date district/high school academic status (GPA/criterion reference testing/outcomes).
For information, contact vice president Jimma McWilson at 330-782-9777.
Group to host second annual action forum
The Greater Youngstown Community Dialogue On Racism will host its second annual action forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 343 Via Mount Carmel Ave.
The purpose of the forum is to form action teams to launch projects to address various aspects of racism in Youngstown.
A snack supper will be provided. Participants will select programs such as bridging inner-city and suburban youths and establishing job training and employment opportunities.
Call 330-953-3450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Man pleads guilty, sentenced to 11 years
Roy J. Allen III, 48, of Warren-Meadville Road in Bazetta Township was sentenced to 11 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to raping a girl several times.
Judge Peter Kontos of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, who sentenced Allen, was set to preside over Allen’s rape trial Monday before Allen agreed to a plea agreement.
If Allen would have been convicted at trial, he could have gotten a life prison sentence. He must register as a sex offender for life.
Warren man faces felony robbery charge
Damion Patton, 19, of Parkman Road Northwest and Hampton Court in Youngstown was arraigned Monday in Warren Municipal Court on felony robbery, accused of taking a man’s cellphone in the parking lot of the Trumbull Plaza, 2505 Parkman Road, Sunday afternoon. A not-guilty plea was entered, and bond of $12,500 was set.
The victim, 40, of Niles, said he agreed to meet a man at the plaza to sell him a cellphone. He handed the buyer the phone, and the buyer took off running. The victim chased the suspect, who slipped and fell, at which time the victim took the phone back. The suspect then told the victim he was going to shoot him, so the victim let the suspect go, he told police.
An officer found Patton walking nearby, and he was wearing the same jacket and clothing the victim described. The victim identified Patton as the robber.
One person was sent to the hospital after a four-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 422 Monday evening. According to 21 WFMJ-TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, the accident happened about 7:15 p.m. outside the Burger King next to Eastwood Mall.
Police said the crash happened because someone ran a red light. Police said the road was closed for a few minutes while three of the cars were towed. Police said no one was seriously injured.