Mom: Daughter beaten up while walking home
WARREN - A Leavittsburg woman told police her 15-year-old daughter was beaten up by four other students after school Wednesday.
The woman told police her daughter was walking to her bus at LaBrae High School when the four girls said they would beat her up off school property and would not let her get on the bus.
The daughter tried to walk home on Leavitt Road but she was threatened by the four students before they began hitting her in the face at Lovers Lane and Caleb Avenue N.W., reports state. Some of the girls video-recorded the beating on their cell phones.
The victim ran to a nearby home and called her mother, reports state. The victim had blood on her clothes and her hands, knuckles and nose were scratched and bleeding, reports state.
Three of the girls go to LaBrae and another to Warren G. Harding, and it has been an ongoing problem, police said.
Counterfeit items found during stop
CANFIELD - A New York state man is in the Mahoning County Jail on charges of trademark counterfeiting and criminal simulation after a traffic stop at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday on the Ohio Turnpike in Mahoning County.
A news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol states a trooper pulled over a van for an improper lane change and found 1,705 counterfeit items, including purses, shirts, perfume and sunglasses.
The driver, Man Zhang, 30, of Woodside, N.Y., also had two active warrants on the same charges, patrol reports state.
Cash and marijuana found in raid on home
YOUNGSTOWN - Police said they found 22 bags of marijuana on a man Wednesday in a South Side home.
Officers from the vice squad serving a search warrant at 107 E. Lucius Ave. said the drugs were found on Charles Sewell, 52, police reports state.
Police also found more than $400 in cash inside the home, reports state. Sewell was arrested on a charge of trafficking in drugs and is expected to be arraigned in municipal court today.
Weathersfield gets grant for firefighting
WARREN - A $42,750 federal grant will help the fire department in Weathersfield buy protective equipment, vehicles and gear.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Thursday that the department had been awarded the money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Brown said the money will make sure firefighters in the township will ''have the resources they need to perform their jobs safely.''
Hubbard man indicted on federal drug charge
CLEVELAND - A 27-year-old Hubbard man has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Andre M. Little faces a charge of possession with the intent to distribute heroin.
The indictment charges that on or about Feb. 13, Little possessed with the intent to distribute more than 1,000 grams of heroin.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration-Youngstown Resident Office. The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.