Akron man stabbed trying to give change
WARREN - An Akron man told police he was stabbed while trying to change out a $20 bill for another man early Tuesday morning at Jefferson Street and Nevada Avenue S.W.
Devonte L. Wells, 20, 332 Noble Ave., said he was walking about 3:30 a.m. when a man in his 20s, wearing all black clothing, asked for change for a $20, according to a Warren police report. Wells told police that not thinking anything of it, he reached into his left front pants pocket for the $154 he had to give the man change.
He said the man grabbed his arm while his hand still was in his pocket, and a struggle began. Wells told police the man ran away without his money, but he felt blood rolling down his arm, so he knew he had been cut.
Wells was treated at Trumbull Memorial Hospital for a 7-inch laceration to his left shoulder, the police report states.
Howland foundation to award scholarships
HOWLAND - The Howland Community Scholarships Foundation Inc. will award 48 scholarships Thursday totaling more than $35,000 to Howland High School graduates.
The scholarships will be awarded at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Leo's Ristorante, 7042 E. Market St.
The Howland Community Scholarships Foundation was founded in 2006, according to a release from the foundation. It has collected more than $360,000 in donations. Including this year's recipients, the foundation has awarded 258 scholarships totaling more than $160,000.
Student applications are evaluated based upon academics and leadership as well as the completion of a 300-word essay.
For more information about the scholarship program, call 330-856-7222.
Boil alert is issued for Tamarack Drive
HUBBARD TOWNSHIP - Due to a service break, Trumbull County water customers on Tamarack Drive in Hubbard Township are being advised to boil their water used for consumption.
The alert is in effect until further notice.
Portman rep to speak to Young Republicans
BOARDMAN - George Brown, the northeast regional representative for Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, will speak at the Mahoning County Teenage Republican May 22 meeting.
Also at the meeting, the group will discuss changes to their bylaws and plans for the summer.
The meeting is 6:30 p.m. at the Mahoning County Republican Party office, 621 Boardman Canfield Road.
Saturation blitz nets arrests and citations
CANFIELD - The Mahoning County OVI Task Force reported that the Coordinated Saturation Patrol Blitz last week in Youngstown netted three arrests and six citations.
Ten task force officers conducted patrol operations from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday. Officers assigned to the detail conducted 52 traffic stops that resulted in three operating a vehicle while intoxicated arrests, one adult restraint citation, one child restraint citation and three citations for driving under suspensions.
Strategic Planning Committee to meet
WARREN - Residents and city workers will provide updates on 10 projects designed to improve the quality of life in the city during a Strategic Planning Committee meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. today in the council chambers.
Topics include the expansion of a Warren Farmers Market, improvements to the Hughes on North Park and the Packard Park apartments, increasing the number of people living in the downtown area, marketing the downtown, the creation of an educational and medical district on Market Street, restoration of the Robins Theater Building, an update on the bike trail and updates on Mahoningside property and River Condominium project.
City Councilman John Brown Jr., D-3rd Ward, said, "If we have two to three of the projects well on their way towards completion, I will be very happy.''