Incident in parking lot
A parking lot hook-up ended in a smashed car window and a stolen cellphone late Saturday.
A Warren man was visiting a township woman who he had met on Craigslist at apartments in the 4800 block of Westchester Drive, according to the report. The two parked in a carport and began “messing around,” when a vehicle parked behind them, blocking them in, according to the report.
A man left the vehicle parked behind the trapped car, approached its driver-side window then smashed the window with a hammer, according to the report.
The Warren man got out, called the police and the thief grabbed the phone out of his hand and left in the vehicle he used to trap the car in the carport.
Home total loss after fire
The home at 4057 Adrian Drive SE was a total loss of about $125,000 because of a fire, and the lone person inside suffered minor injuries and remained hospitalized in stable condition at press time Tuesday.
The man injured himself breaking out a window while attempting to leave the house and was found outside with limited clothing and taken to the hospital.
Howland Fire Chief James Pantalone issued a news release Tuesday saying the cause of the fire is still undetermined.
The fire also damaged the siding on the adjacent houses on the east and west side of 4057 Adrian.
The temperature at the time of the 2:37 a.m. fire was minus 12, Pantalone said.
Attorney announces candidacy for judge
Atty. Marty Nosich has announced candidacy for Trumbull County Eastern District Court.
Nosich has been in private practice 12 years at his Cortland firm.
He is seeking the judgeship to be vacated by Judge Robert Platt, who is retiring.
The court’s jurisdiction is Brookfield, Masury, Yankee Lake, Gustavus, Hartford, Kinsman, Orangeville, Vernon and Burghill.
Nosich has been acting judge at the Brookfield court for the past five years.
According the Supreme Court, in the last four years (2013-2016), the Eastern District Court’s case load has increased by 20 percent, Nosich said.
Man pleads guilty
Jason E. Dibell, 44, of Wilson Sharpsville Road in Fowler Township, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to robbing a woman and her daughter at an ATM at the Huntington Bank in Cortland in October.
The woman said she entered her PIN number, and a man came up to her car window demanding money.
The victim drove away unharmed, but she left her card in the ATM, enabling the suspect to grab $200 before running away.
Dibell could get up to three years in prison when he is sentenced in about four weeks.
South High School Class of 1965 meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Denny’s, 154 Boardman-Canfield Road.
Girard City Council is accepting resumes for the vacated position of 3rd Ward councilman.
Resumes will be accepted beginning today through 3 p.m. Jan. 17 at the mayor’s office, 100 W. Main St.
Applicants must be 18, a ward resident and a registered voter.
The annual financial reports for the village of Craig Beach for 2017 are available for review at the municipal building, 2538 Grandview Road, by appointment. Call the fiscal officer to make an appointment at 330-654-2107.
Student art on display
The artistic talents of Youngstown City Schools students are on display at Mill Creek MetroParks’ Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., through Jan. 31.
An open reception to meet the young artists and their teachers is set from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center at the Gardens.
The YCSD Visual and Performing Arts Unity Project includes a piece from each of the district’s schools. Each artwork involved the talents of many students and embodies the unity theme.