Reward offered in Donofrio death
YOUNGSTOWN - A $25,000 reward is being offered for information about the death of local businessman James Donofrio.
The reward is being offered through Youngstown Crime Stoppers and the Mahoning County Violent Crimes Task Force.
Donofrio, former owner of Avalon Gardens restaurant in Youngstown, went missing Sept. 26, 2011. His SUV was found abandoned near the Mahoning River by the Market Street Bridge.
His body was pulled from the Ohio River near the West Virginia line on March 25, 2012. However, it took more than a year to identify him. Officials in West Virginia explained that the identification process was delayed because the state only has one medical examiner to perform autopsies.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 330-746-CLUE (746-2583) or can send an anonymous tip to www.ValleyTaskForce.com.
Police issue warrant in RV break-ins case
WEATHERSFIELD - Township police have issued an arrest warrant for a Niles man wanted in connection with a break- in at an RV business in McKinley Heights.
Weathersfield police have charged Wayne Edward Perry with eight counts of breaking and entering. Reports state that several RVs and motor homes at Ralph's Mobile Home and RV Center on Youngstown-Warren Road were broken into in July. Doors were ripped off, and TVs and fishing poles were stolen.
Reports indicate that the evidence collected led police to Perry. More charges are expected sometime this week. Police are asking anyone who has information about Perry's whereabouts to call the Weathersfield Township Police Department at 330-652-6486 or the dispatch line at 330-675-2730.
Man arrested on robbery charges
WARREN - Police are investigating a robbery reported Sunday at the Circle K convenience store on North Park Avenue.
Garry Morgan Jr., 27, of Scott Street, was arrested on robbery charges after he tried but failed to steal money from the store's cash register just before 3 p.m., according to a Warren police report.
Reports state that Morgan tried to take the money directly from the cash register but fled when he was unable to do so.
Police said they located and arrested Morgan in front of 199 Porter St.
Man gets two years in burglary, violence
WARREN - A city man was sentenced to two years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to burglary and domestic violence from an incident April 8 at Stonegate Apartments on Roberts N.W.
Jamar Holmes, 27, of Maxwell Avenue N.W., had remained in jail since that time in lieu of $150,000 bond.
Prosecutors said Holmes kicked in the door of the apartment of his child's mother and assaulted her while she was pregnant with another of his children.
Warren police found him hiding in a closet in the women's apartment.
Trumbull Fair Board to elect officers Saturday
BAZETTA - The Trumbull County Fair Board annual meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the fair board meeting room where four proposed constitutional amendments will be voted on.
Election of fair directors will follow from 1 to 5 p.m.
The following are running for the five seats: Paul Aaron, Cortland; Barry Brown, Cortland; Kim Carnivale, Cortland; Richard Houk, Newton Falls; Jack Lammers, Hartford; Michael McCaslin, Southington; Norman Wilson, Bristolville; and Tyler Wolfe, Farmdale.