YSU will give honorary
degree to Ed O'Neill
YOUNGSTOWN - A television star will visit the Youngstown State University campus for spring commencement.
Youngstown native Ed O'Neill, who stars in the hit television show "Modern Family," will attend YSU's commencement at 10 a.m. May 18, where he will receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. His credits also include starring on the long-running series ''Married ... With Children.''
Tickets are required to attend the ceremony and will be given to about 1,000 undergraduate students who will receive diplomas at the ceremony.
YSU president Cynthia E. Anderson, who retires June 30, will speak during the afternoon commencement at 2:30 p.m., at which 200 graduate students will receive degrees. Tickets are not required for the afternoon ceremony.
O'Neill, 66, attended Ursuline High School, YSU and The Ohio State University.
sought by Warren police
WARREN - A security camera captured an image of the man police believe stole a woman's purse earlier this month.
According to police, a 67-year-old woman was in front of the Giant Eagle on Elm Road about 2 p.m. Feb. 9 when a man took her purse. The woman told police the man was with another man and they left in a silver Pontiac G6.
Police are asking that anyone with information contact Warren Detective Mike Currington at 330-841-2660.
Bullet flies through
house in disturbance
WARREN - A bullet flew through a Jackson Street S.W. house Thursday, hitting items on a shelf in the living room, police reported.
Kevin Jenkins, 36, told police gunfire erupted across the street in a neighbor's front yard about midnight during a disturbance among four people he did not know. According to reports, a bullet hit and penetrated the southwest corner of Jenkins' house, traveled across the living room, hit the items on the shelf before hitting a wall and dropped to the floor.
No injuries were reported and no other information was available.
official free on bond
WARREN - A Kinsman Free Library official is free on $2,500 bond after pleading not guilty Thursday to six counts related to theft in office.
The case of Sharon R. Vankanegan, 47, State Street, Kinsman, was assigned to Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay. A pre-trial hearing is set for Wednesday.
Prosecutors claim the former clerk-treasurer defrauded the library of more than $14,000 between August 2010 and January 2013. She was indicted on one count of theft in office, one count of misuse of credit cards and four counts of forgery.
Vankanegan is accused of forging checks in December 2011 and in January, and of using a library credit card for Sam's Club to purchase Coors Light and Bud Light beer, men's thermal underwear, bacon, turkey oven bags, dryer sheets, conditioner, shampoo and nail polish.
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