Report: Man dead
in Youngstown shooting
YOUNGSTOWN - A man is dead and another is in the hospital after a shooting on Youngstown's South Side.
Elliott Stewart, 25, was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Health Center and his brother, Derrick Stewart, 26, is still at the hospital after being shot in the hip, according to reports by Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV News channel 33.
The shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Southern Boulevard and Judson Avenue.
Youngstown police said there was a dispute at their family-owned business, Breeze Car Waxing, when a man pulled out a gun and shot multiple times.
"A random-type shooting, it does not seem like there is any connection with drugs or gang activity. Just seems like someone took offense to words and instead of dealing with it in a calm manner, they pulled out a gun and started shooting," Youngstown Police Detective Sgt. Ron Rodway told WYTV.
Police: Bank robbed;
suspect at large
LIBERTY - Police are searching for a man in connection with the robbery of a Belmont Avenue bank Friday afternoon.
A man walked into First Place Bank about 2:45 p.m., handed an employee a note and mentioned that he had a gun, sources said.
He then fled the bank in a car, sources said, which may have been parked behind the bank on Excellence Drive. It is not clear whether the man left with any money.
Police said witnesses describe the man as between 30 and 40 years old, 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds.
No arrests have been made.
Fire destroys barn
in Johnston Township
JOHNSTON - Fire crews from several departments in northern Trumbull County were called out Friday afternoon to a barn fire at 7000 Love-Warner Road.
Johnston fire officials received a call at 12:45 p.m. of a barn on fire.
A 911 spokesman said damage was done to the structure and its contents, which included fire equipment that was destroyed. Damage estimates were not compiled.
The spokesman said no humans or livestock were harmed, but the structure burned to the ground.
Departments assisting were from Kinsman, Mecca, Vernon, Gustavus and Eastside Tanker Shuttle.
Johnston officials said the cause of the blaze is not yet determined.
AUSTINTOWN - A ''HomeSafe'' program was kicked off this summer by the Mahoning County Sheriff Office with registration being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive.
Sheriff Jerry Greene said the program is a database operated by the sheriff's office to be used by law enforcement personnel only. The database will allow law enforcement officers to access the database's information when a citizen goes missing.
The program targets individuals with autism, those who may be deaf or blind or have other developmental disabilities or the elderly who may suffer from Alzheimer's or dementia.
The event will include refreshments, and activities and crafts for children. For information, call Kay at 330-720-6545.
elects new officers
WARREN - Three people were elected to the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau board Thursday.
Jordan Taylor, general manager of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, fills the restaurant / entertainment / attraction / event venue board spot; JV Ferrara, owner of Julia's Bed and Breakfast in Hubbard, to the hotel (ownership, marketing or management) seat; and Gwen Logan of Kinsman to an at-large position.
The terms expire December 2016.
Also, executive director Stephanie Sferra said tourism bureau revenue has risen about 6 percent more than the same period in 2012. The board's total for the first 10 months of 2013 is $258,514. Most of the revenue is generated by a 2 percent bed tax on hotels and motels.