Warren man reports robbery at gunpoint
WARREN - A city man reported being robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning.
Robert L. Ochsenbine, 55, of Francis Ave. S.E., told police he was walking home from the Big Apple convenience store on Youngstown Road S.E. around 12:24 a.m. when he was tripped from behind and fell on his face, according to a Warren police report. Two males approached, and one of them pointed a gun toward his face and ordering him to give up his money, the report states.
Ochsenbine stated that he gave the gunman $700, which he removed from his wallet. He stated that the assailants took off on foot and that he walked to his girlfriend's Homewood Avenue residence.
Police said they checked the area but did not find anyone. The report indicated Ochsenbine suffered apparent minor injury.
Girard man gets 4 years in Warren burglary
WARREN - A 44-year-old man was sentenced to four years behind bars Monday after pleading guilty to a charge of burglary.
Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos also ordered Darrell Sims of Dearborn Street, Girard, to pay $1,000 in restitution to homeowners in Warren who Sims and a co-defendant were charged with burglarizing last year. Charges are still pending against the co-defendant.
The two men were observed walking up the driveway of a home in Warren last year by two Warren police officers, who later caught the men with property from the home, according to police reports.
Woman gets probation in child endangering
WARREN - A 67-year-old Leavittsburg woman, whose husband was sentenced in December to life in prison for sexual attacks on two girls, was placed on two years probation Monday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of child endangering.
Patricia Grantz of Burnett Road also was ordered by Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos to have no contact with either of the victims who her husband, John, preyed upon as far back as 2006.
Grantz' husband becomes eligible for parole in 10 years.
Southington Water Board continues drive
SOUTHINGTON - The Southington Water District Board is continuing its effort to get water to the township through a project that would involve bringing water lines along U.S. Route 422.
A petition is being circulated to show the interest of residents, who currently get their water from wells and cisterns. Between 70 and 80 percent of the nearly 200 residents in the proposed water district area would need to sign a petition before the project could move forward.
Board Chairman Skip Hanes said although Monday's water board meeting was canceled due to a board member's family emergency, residents can contact any of the three board members or attend the 6 p.m. March 24 meeting to sign the petition. The other board members are Lori Mills and Ron Davis.