Missing Austintown boy returns home safely
AUSTINTOWN - The stepmother of the 15-year-old boy missing since Friday said that he was returned to his family's home about 6 p.m. Wednesday by the township police.
"He (Jason Pinto) went over to a friend of ours' house, and they took him to the police station," Jessie Endicott said. "He ran away because he received bad grades in school and was grounded."
The teenager told his parents that he went over to the house of a friend who lives in Niles.
"He would not tell us whose house he had been staying," she said. "He said he was not aware of the lengths we had taken to find him."
The family, along with family and friends, spent Sunday passing out flyers in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Jason is one of five children.
"We would like to thank the police, the school district and everyone who helped us in the search for our son," Endicott said. "We're grateful for the community support in bringing him home safely."
Police hunt gunman who attempted robbery
WARREN - A man with a gun attempted to rob the McDonald's restaurant at the corner of East Market Street and North Road N.E. at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to police reports.
The man ran from the store on foot down East Market Street toward Howland, police said.
A police dog was called out to assist in the search, but the man eluded capture.
TCTC Air Reserves holds fundraiser at restaurant
WARREN - Trumbull Career and Technical Center U.S. Air Force J.R.O.T.C. program is having a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Ponderosa Steakhouse, 3581 Elm Road N.E., Warren location.
Mention "AFJROTC" when paying, and 10 percent of the bill will be donated to the Junior R.O.T.C. Program. All funds raised will go toward a Washington, D.C., trip and uniforms.
Submit your gratitude for Giving Thanks
WARREN - The Tribune Chronicle is continuing its tradition of publishing notes of gratitude for the annual Giving Thanks features over Thanksgiving week.
Good fortune can include everything from a steady paycheck, a happy family, a life-changing experience or a special person in your life.
To submit a thanks, use the form that will be published periodically in the Tribune Chronicle and mail it to the newspaper, Attn: Giving Thanks, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren OH 44483. They can also be submitted electronically on the Tribune Chronicle's Virtual Newsroom at www.tribtoday.com by clicking ''VNR: submit your news'' and going to the Giving Thanks category; or by emailing submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include your complete name, a phone number (not for publication) and the community in which you reside. Submissions should be limited to 25 words.
Local schools who wish to participate this year are encouraged to send student submissions electronically. After each submission, please list the student's name and grade. Also include the name of the school and community.
Submissions are due at the Tribune Chronicle by Nov. 15.