Drive-by shooting being investigated
WARREN - Police are investigating a shooting Monday afternoon along Jackson Street that left a home struck with several bullet holes.
Police responded to the scene about 12:47 p.m. at 2556 Jackson St. S.W. after receiving several calls about the shooting.
According to officials with the Warren Police Department, a black vehicle pulled alongside the home, and the assailants then fired two shots.
Two people were sitting on the porch at the time, but no one was injured.
Police said they have no suspects at this time. Neither the make or model of the vehicle nor the weapon used were immediately known.
It also remains unclear, according to police, if the incident is connected to the string of shootings in Warren over the weekend.
Police investigate robbery at knifepoint
WARREN - Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at about 7:21 p.m. Monday at 805 W. Market St.
The suspect used a knife to attempt to rob a female and was pepper sprayed.
He fled on foot and jumped into a car that was headed north on Tod Avenue.
Man pleads guilty in 2 counts of robbery
WARREN - A 24-year-old Warren man was sentenced to two years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery stemming from a holdup earlier this year at a local store.
Michael D. Bland, of Red Fox Run N.W., admitted to demanding $350 from two clerks at the Big Apple Convenient store on Youngstown Road S.E. on Feb. 27.
The plea headed off a trial that was supposed to start Monday in the courtroom of Judge Andrew Logan.
Recruiting center opens it doors
VIENNA - The doors to a new Air Force Reserve recruiting center were opened at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station on Monday.
"A critical part of the Air Force Reserve recruiting is availability and location," said Senior Master Sgt. Joann Shaw, senior recruiter. "Our new building is easily accessible to any potential recruits or those just seeking information about the Air Force Reserve program."
Even before the ribbon-cutting at the new recruiting center, the facility already had seen its first enlistment. Efrain Maldonado, 19, took the oath on Wednesday. A graduate of Youngstown Early College, he will enter the Financial Management Air Force career field.
"Recruiting is the tip of the spear of the Air Force Reserve. We have the ability to recruit, advertise and provide promotional materials to individuals who do not have access to the base," Shaw said.
Weathersfield sets candidates night
WEATHERSFIELD - The township will host a "meet the candidates" night at 6 p.m. today, where voters may hear from and interact with candidates for trustee and education board.
On hand will be trustee incumbents Steve Gerberry and Marvin McBride, along with challenger John Vogel. Board of education candidates include Bruce Bacak, Cheryl Basista and Debbie Maust.
In addition, a presentation will be given by Damon Dohar regarding the Weathersfield school renewal levy.
The event is sponsored by the Education Committee of the First Presbyterian Church in conjunction with Weathersfield schools. Coffee and cookies will be served after the event.