Police in Warren investigate robberies
WARREN - City police are investigating separate Friday night robberies at two local eateries.
Warren police reports state that officers responded to Caesar's Restaurant at 2801 W. Market St. just after 9 p.m. in reference to a robbery in progress. Witnesses told police an armed individual took a small amount of cash from the register before taking off in a northbound direction toward Avon Oaks. Police said they checked the area but were unable to locate the gunman. The police report indicates approximately $189 was taken from the cash register.
Sometime between 8:46 and 9:15 p.m. police were called to Carmen's Pizza at 1861 Youngstown Road S.E., after receiving reports of a robbery in progress there. Nothing was taken during that robbery.
Investigation continues into death of boy, 7
HOWLAND - The death of the 7-year-old son of Corey Floyd and Pamela Mcintosh is still under investigation by the county coroner.
The child was found unresponsive at 8454 High St. about 5:30 a.m. Friday. Attempts to resuscitate the child by both his father and emergency responders were unsuccessful and he was declared dead shortly after being transported to St. Joseph's Health Center.
Police have yet to release the boy's name, and Chief Paul Monroe did not immediately return a call asking for comment on the matter Monday.
Fire destroys old Youngstown church
YOUNGSTOWN - Fire officials are investigating a fire that destroyed an old church early Monday on the city's west side.
Fire crews were called to the former St. Mary's Byzantine Rite Church at Salt Springs Road and Florence Avenue around 4 a.m. The blaze gutted the brick building, which was scheduled to be demolished.
Brown touts Social Security modifications
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is supporting a bill that would increase senior citizen benefits and extend the solvency of the Social Security trust fund, according to a news release.
Brown, a Democrat, was at the Senior Independence Senior Center in Youngstown Monday beating the drum for Strengthening Social Security Act of 2013, a measure, Brown says, that will let ''seniors receive the benefits they've earned so that they can continue to retire with dignity.''
The bill would change the calculation methods for Social Security benefits and cost of living adjustments and phase out the taxable cap and instead ask the wealthiest to contribute the same share of their income as the middle class.
Frosty footprints lead police to burglar
NEWTON FALLS - Frosty footprints led police to arrest a 19-year-old male charged with burglary at Shopko early Monday.
Police responded to an alarm at the store around 5 a.m. where they discovered the front glass door broken and merchandise missing. Chief Gene Fixler described the subsequent capture as "good old-fashioned police work."
Officers, including a canine, tracked the footprints of Alec Gatrell of Newton Falls along the frost-covered ground. Police recovered more than $900 worth of merchandise from Gatrell. He was arraigned in Newton Falls Municipal Court and was being held in the Trumbull County Jail on charges of breaking and entering, theft and criminal damaging.
Deaf, ASL groups invited to Kent exhibit
WARREN - Area Deaf and ASL organizations are invited to set up information tables during a Deaf World Exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at Kent State University at Trumbull.
The event will showcase the different Deaf organizations - local, state, national and international levels - as well as provide a workshop titled, "How to Start Your Own Small Business." Refreshments will be sold in support of the ASL Club.
To reserve a table, contact Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org. A $10 donation is requested, with proceeds to support the 2014 Deaf World Exhibit.