Thu. 4:34 p.m.: Man arrested in home invasion, beating

NILES – Police have charged a city man in connection with the Dec. 30 home invasion and beating of a 65-year-old woman.

Anthony A. Howe, 19, of 2122 Robbins Ave., is charged with felony one aggravated burglary.

Police said they expect to file additional charges against him after consulting with the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office.

Howe was arrested Thursday afternoon and was being held at the Trumbull County Jail pending his arraignment in Niles Municipal Court this morning.

Linda Spano, 65, was transported to Trumbull Memorial Hospital after suffering a fractured bone in her face and other injuries following the attack at her home, located at 24 N. Butler Ave., reports state.