Howland Papa John's robbed late Monday
HOWLAND - A man wearing a black and green hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses robbed an Elm Road N.E. pizza shop employee Monday night, according to the Trumbull County 911 Center.
According to dispatch, the robbery happened shortly before 10 p.m. when the man walked into Papa John's, 1976 Elm Road N.E., showed an employee a gun and demanded money. Dispatch said the man ran south toward Warren after getting the money. An amount was not known.
Police from Howland were at the pizza shop late Monday. The employee was not hurt.
Squirrel spurs power outage in Mahoning
AUSTINTOWN - A squirrel caused about 8,200 customers in Mahoning County to lose power Monday morning.
According to a spokesman for Ohio Edison, a squirrel climbed into a substation in the 3700 block of Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown about 10 a.m. and spurred the outage.
About 6,000 customers in Austintown and 2,000 in Youngstown were affected.
Police arrest man with gun in Youngstown store
YOUNGSTOWN - Police took a loaded .45-caliber handgun from a man who tried to run from an officer about 2:35 p.m. Sunday.
Reports state an officer was called to a store at 1721 Landsdowne Blvd. for a complaint, when he noticed a man at the front counter who had the handle of a gun sticking out of his pants.
The officer asked the man to stop, and the man began to run. The officer grabbed the man's jacket and the gun was in full view, reports state.
The officer tackled the man a short distance away. The man, Marvin Reese, 21, 2820 Benford Lane, was booked into the Mahoning County Jail on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest.
He is expected to be arraigned in Municipal Court today.
Peace parade selects winning participants
YOUNGSTOWN - The second annual peace parade and rally organized by the local Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past held Sunday in Youngstown had more than 55 participating units.
Penny Wells, an event organizer with Sojourn to the Past, said selected for best float was United Purpose II - a Youngstown State University group - with a float covered with peace signs. Selected for best banner was the family of Jamail Johnson, who was killed in a shooting at a party in February 2011.
Selected by the judges for the overall winner of promoting the theme of peace and nonviolence was East High School, whose students marched in the parade and helped at the event.
Tribune Chronicle editors head to Cortland
CORTLAND - The next stop in a yearlong series of gatherings to allow the public to meet the editors of the Tribune Chronicle is scheduled for today in Cortland.
Readers are invited to ask questions and make suggestions at the event, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive.
Scheduled to attend are Tribune Chronicle publisher Charles Jarvis; general manager Len Blose; editor Frank Robinson; managing editor Guy Coviello; business editor Brenda Linert; features editor Mary Beth Wyko; humor columnist and assistant metro editor Burton Cole; entertainment writer Andy Gray; Browns beat reporter Mike McLain; chief photographer R. Michael Semple; and community news reporter Bob Coupland.
Light refreshments will be served. The monthly sessions are being coordinated as part of the Tribune Chronicle's bicentennial celebration.
The next Meet the Editors event is planned for Nov. 20 in Weathersfield.