Man from Warren reports beating
WARREN - A city man was surrounded and attacked by three men Sunday who ultimately stole the shoes off his feet.
Walter S. Trkula, 18, of Elm Road N.E., told police he was walking from his girlfriend's home in Leavittsburg to his home about 11 p.m., when he was followed and attacked by three men in the Convenient Food Mart's parking lot at 3120 Parkman Road N.W.
Trkula was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital by his girlfriend, reports said. He suffered injuries to his ribs, right foot and face.
Reports said he was walking through the parking lot when he heard a car stop behind him. The three men, all of whom were wearing black, surrounded him then repeatedly punched and kicked him.
Trkula told police he curled up in a ball on the ground and was kicked several more times in the ribs and head. He said he felt people going through his pockets. When they found nothing there, they stole his shoes, reports said.
Young Valley leaders plan meeting today
Young leaders in the Mahoning Valley will meet with the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium (NEOSCC) in Youngstown today to discuss land use, economic development, environment, housing and transportation issues in Northeast Ohio.
The event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Youngstown Labor Museum, 151 W. Wood St. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. and the discussion at 6 p.m.
To be discussed are findings in the NEOSCC's Conditions and Trends Platform, an online tool to help residents and officials understand the region's challenges and find solutions. Located online at cat.neoscc.org, it has land use, economic development, environment, housing and transportation data in 12 Northeast Ohio counties, including Trumbull and Mahoning.
Sutliff Museum extends hours for Chautauqua
WARREN - The Sutliff Museum on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library has extended its hours during the Ohio Chautauqua.
Sally Thomas, museum curator, said the museum will be open from 1:30 to 4 p.m. today through Saturday.
Participants going to the adult workshops at the library that are part of the Chautauqua are invited to visit the museum's Victorian Parlor, which was recreated from an Underground Railroad station.
The public also is invited.
Man facing attempted robbery charges
CHAMPION - A Warren man is facing charges on claims he reached for money in a cash register at a Mahoning Avenue gas station, a move the man repeatedly said was a joke.
Mitchell S. Mamula, 21, 259 Perkinswood, pleaded not guilty Monday in Warren Municipal Court on attempted robbery charges.
He posted $2,500 bond and is scheduled for a pretrial Sept. 6.
Reports said Mamula went to the BP gas station at 5710 Mahoning Ave. about 9:20 p.m. Saturday and bought a pack of cigarettes. While the employee there was getting change, reports said, Mamula reached for the open cash register.
The employee told police he slammed the drawer shut on Mamula's fingers. Mamula, the employee said, told him, "Dude, I was only joking."
A woman who was with Mamula told police the employee yelled at Mamula, who told her he was joking with the man about the cash register incident.
Mamula also told police he was joking after they arrested him. While at the police station, reports said, Mamula punched a concrete wall, causing his knuckles to bleed.