Teen arrested at Harding with knife
WARREN - Police arrested a 15-year-old male at school Wednesday for pulling a knife.
According to reports, the teen pulled out a 3-inch pocket knife about 2 p.m. Wednesday at Warren G. Harding High School and threatened another student.
The teen, whose name was not being released, was taken to the Juvenile Justice Center, where he was booked.
Toy giveaway in Warren
WARREN - The Sons of Allen is having a Toys for Tots Giveaway at Grace AME Church, 1127 Main Ave. S.W., from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 22.
Local barbecue cook James "Sterling" Frazier will give away meals in exchange for donations that will be sent to Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey.
Frazier also is selling "He ain't heavy ... he's my brother" T-shirts. Proceeds from the T-shirt sale also will be used to support Hurricane Sandy victims.
For information, call 330-394-6270.
Police claim man punched plainclothes cop
YOUNGSTOWN - Police arrested a man who they say reached into a car at St. Elizabeth Health Center on Wednesday afternoon and punched a plainclothes police officer.
Reports state Donald E. Fleming, 53, 1044 Belmont Ave., was in the parking lot of St. Elizabeth and walked in front of a car driven by Chief of Detectives Capt. Mark Milstead. Milstead and Detective Sgt. Ron Rodway, who was also in the car, were at the hospital to interview a stabbing victim.
Reports state Fleming told Milstead to get out of the way, and when Milstead said something to him, he reached inside the car and punched him.
Fleming resisted arrest and had to be tackled, reports state. He was booked into the Mahoning County Jail for the charges of assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest. Reports state Milstead was wearing a badge.
Jury selection begins in South Side murder
YOUNGSTOWN - Jury selection began Thursday for a man accused of a South Side murder in September 2011.
Jurors were called to the courtroom of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Lou D'Apolito to be selected to hear the case against 26-year-old Donovan Miller.
Miller is accused of killing Quest Wagoner inside a 1339 Inverness Ave. home. Wagoner was found by his mother with a bullet wound to the head.
There was also a small marijuana grow operation in the home, police said.
Miller is charged with murder, drug trafficking and tampering with evidence.
Cortland library preps sale of old branch
CORTLAND - The Warren Trumbull County Public Library is looking to re-zone its old Cortland branch in order to sell the property.
The current property at 212 N. High St. is classified as a non-taxable R-M, Residential Multi-family. City Council held a hearing in November to discuss the property and is slated to vote on an ordinance at their Monday meeting to re-zone the land as a C-2, Highway Commercial District.
According to library director Jim Wilkins, the library system has no use for the property since opening its new Cortland branch in June. He said the property was recently appraised at $265,000, but with a bad market they may not have an equal return. As of yet, Wilkins said they have had no offers.
City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:45 p.m. Monday followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., during which the ordinance will be voted upon.