Report: Gunman leads resident on money hunt
WARREN - Police continue to investigate a report of an aggravated burglary Saturday at the residence of Ramona Jackson, 1746 Southern Blvd. N.W.
Jackson reported that after going to bed, her daughter beside her, she awoke to find three masked subjects in her bedroom, two of whom had handguns. They demanded money and led Jackson around her house, leaving her daughter in the bed. They confronted Jackson's 9-year-old son Delvon Smith, who had been sleeping in the basement, and ordered him to stay there, the police report states.
After finding no money in the house, the burglars took Jackson's iPhone and ordered her to lie on her bed and not move, the report states. Jackson told police she stayed there for close to three hours until her boyfriend came home. The boyfriend, Norman Miller, took Jackson's children from the residence and Jackson called the police.
Police checked the residence, noting that items in the house were scattered and the rear door window had been broken.
Grant establishes new health center at YSU
YOUNGSTOWN - The James and Coralie Centofanti Center of Health and Welfare for Vulnerable Populations will be created at Youngstown State University under a $1 million gift.
Funded with a gift from the James and Coralie Centofanti Charitable Foundation, the center will aim to help expand and improve the ability of the YSU Bitonte College of Health and Human Services to make a difference in health and welfare challenges throughout the region, according to a statement from organizers.
Citizen police academy taking applications
WARREN - Fall classes for the Citizens Police Awareness Academy begin Nov. 8.
Classes will run for eight consecutive weeks and cover "A Day in the Life of an Officer." Participants will tour the Trumbull County Jail, go on a police ride-along and practice shooting. There will be breaks for holidays.
Spots are available for the Nov. 8 class. Interested Warren residents will need to turn in their application no later than Wednesday to Officer Geoff Fusco, 141 South St., between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Applications are still being taken for future classes.
For more information, call Fusco at 330-841-2788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crashed tractor-trailers close state Route 11
CANFIELD - A highway accident involving two semi-trucks in Canfield left northbound state Route 11 closed from 5:50 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Ronald Nickell of Berlin Center lost control of his semi-truck while it was headed East on Interstate 80. His truck went through a guardrail and landed on Route 11, where Stelian Hritchu of North Olmsted was driving a semi-truck north, the patrol reported.
In order to avoid Nickell, Hritchu ended up in a ditch near the entrance to route 80.
There was no collision and there were no injuries, according to the patrol.
Spaghetti fundraiser helps family from fire
WARREN - First United Methodist Church, 309 North Park Ave., is holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday for the Jessica Young family, whose home at 1510 Tod Ave. was destroyed in a fire Oct. 22.
Young and her seven kids are staying at a local Holiday Inn, using a Red Cross voucher, which is good through Nov. 7.
"There will be no charge for the dinner, but contributions will be accepted," Warren City Council President Bob Dean said.
Giuseppe Cincinnato, the owner of Bellanapoli Restaurant, in Canfield is providing the dinners for the fundraiser. Dinners will be served by volunteers. Call 330-609-6749.