Police find suspect in repeated candy thefts
LORAIN - Police in northern Ohio have arrested a 17-year-old boy suspected of stealing hundreds of dollars in peanut butter cups from a gas station store over the past six months.
Police spotted the teen outside the store early Thursday, and a clerk identified him as the thief. Lorain police say the boy was charged with delinquency theft and was released to his parents pending a court appearance.
Store employees had reported a young man would come in usually after midnight, snatch Reese's peanut butter cups and exit the store before they could call police. Employees once tricked the bandit by cutting open the bottom of a box of candy so he fled with an empty container.
In all, officers say about $600 worth of candy was stolen.
Committee seeks donors for violence event
WARREN - The Warren City Committee, a nonprofit community-based organization of city residents, is planning a Stop the Violence march on Aug. 19. The committee is seeking sponsors, donations and speakers to talk to residents about making the community a safer place.
Eric Miller, committee chairman, said there will be a march at 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Warren Community Amphitheatre. There also will be speakers, food, children's games, a concert, balloon launch and a candlelight vigil to remember victims of violence
Sponsorships and donations of school supplies, food and prizes are needed no later than Aug. 10. Call Miller at 330-246-0792 for more information.
Trumbull County GOP opens Niles office
NILES - The Trumbull County Republican Party opened a campaign office in the Great East Plaza Friday.
The Victory Center is located near the cinema in the plaza, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road. Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, was there to open the office and discuss presumptive presidential candidate Mitt Romney's job creation plan, according to a news release. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
Program helps veterans transition into society
Project Welcome Home Troops, a program that helps troops returning to the U.S. transition back to daily life, is having a workshop Aug. 16 to 21 in Youngstown.
The six-day course at First Presbyterian Church teaches veterans breathing exercises and stretching techniques to reduce anxiety, stress and insomnia. It is free to service members, veterans and their spouses.
For information, call 440-623-9799 or go to projectwelcomehometroops.org.
Weathersfield plans scrap tire collection
WEATHERSFIELD - Weathersfield will be picking up scrap tires from Monday to Friday.
Zoning Inspector Sharri Craver said each household can place four tires at the curb. Truck tires will not be accepted and all tires must be off the rims.
Township residents are permitted to bring tires from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to the township administration building, 1451 Prospect St., Mineral Ridge.