Area news briefs

Woman reports robbery outside Circle K

WARREN – A 60-year-old city woman told police she was robbed Sunday night outside the Circle K on North Park Avenue.

The woman reported that she was getting back into her vehicle after making a purchase inside the store when she saw a man stumbling toward her, according to a Warren police report.

She stated that she asked the man not to touch her vehicle and he slammed her car door onto her knee, on which she had just had surgery. She told police that the man picked up the money she had dropped and walked south on North Park Avenue.

A witness told police he had seen the entire incident and that the man was swearing at the woman as he approached her.

The witness told police that he saw the assailant slam the door on the woman, take her money and walk away. The witness also told police that the robber was wearing camouflage clothing.

The woman refused medical attention at the scene, but had ice applied to her knee, police reported. The police report indicated the store had surveillance video of the incident.

Kent State, YSU awarded science grants

Youngstown State University has been given a $200,640 grant from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, announced Monday.

The money will be used to further research being done to improve the performance of systems used in the automobile industry to convert carbon monoxide emissions to less harmful substances, according to a release from the lawmaker’s office.

Kent State University, too, was given a $347,096 grant from the foundation to advance research into liquid crystal.

TCAP workers discover bullet hole

WARREN – Maintenance workers preparing to clean floors at the Trumbull Community Action Program building last week discovered a bullet hole in a first-floor window.

Initially, the workers noticed a hole in the curtain at the Palmyra Road building around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

They also found a bullet hole through both window panes and a cabinet adjacent to the window where the glass was shattered, according to a Warren police report. Police located a small shaving off a bullet inside the cabinet.

20 Under Twenty nominations sought

WARREN – Nominations are being accepted for the Tribune Chronicle’s second annual 20 Under Twenty program.

For the program, the paper and Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley are honoring 20 individuals younger than 20 for their outstanding leadership through community service, extracurricular activities as well as academic achievements.

The top five award recipients will be given $1,000 to be donated to their chosen charity.

A magazine featuring the chosen individuals will be published by the Tribune Chronicle, and award recipients will be invited to a banquet in early December.

Nomination forms can be acquired at local high school guidance offices or by contacting Sue Shafer at or 330-841-1696. Forms also are available online at

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