Burger King robbed in Austintown
AUSTINTOWN - A masked couple with a knife robbed the Burger King on Mahoning Avenue on Thursday, police said.
Three employees told police they were approached about 11 p.m. by a man with a knife and a woman with a small gun. The couple demanded money from the employees, then fled.
Reports state that the robbers wore black clothing and ski masks.
No injuries were reported.
Teen driver hurt in Youngstown crash
YOUNGSTOWN - An early Friday crash on the city's East Side sent a teen driver in a stolen car to a local hospital.
Emergency crews had to cut the vehicle to reach the driver trapped beneath it. The driver, who was not identified, was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Health Center with critical injuries, police reports state.
Three passengers in the vehicle were not hurt in the 1 a.m. crash in the 300 block of Orrin Avenue. All of the occupants are juveniles, police said.
According to police, a Pontiac G-6 was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed when it hit a fire hydrant, a brick wall, drove through some bushes and flipped multiple times before landing upright. All four tires were ripped off the car.
The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pinned beneath the car after he was ejected during the crash.
The car was reported stolen Thursday evening from Austintown, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
Workshops today for rock camp volunteers
WARREN - Volunteer workshops are being held from 10 a.m. to noon and noon to 2 p.m. today at the YWCA of Warren for females interested in helping with the Girlz Rock Camp! Ohio, a weeklong music and empowerment camp for girls.
The fourth annual camp for girls ages 7 to 17 will be held July 14 to 20 at TCAP, 1230 Palmyra Road in Warren.
Program coordinator Terri Morgan said musicians and counselors are needed, but must attend one of the two workshops.
For more information, visit www.girlzvoices.org or contact Heather Jakubec at 330-974-5445 or Tina Brandon at 330-432-2282.
Residents invited to free trash-shredding
WARREN - Humility of Mary Health Partners will hold free recycling events in celebration of Earth Day.
Residents of Warren and surrounding communities can bring documents for shredding to the parking lot behind St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave. S.E., from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 24. Cintas Document Management will destroy the documents and prepare the shredded paper for recycling.
Residents of Boardman and surrounding communities can bring documents from 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 24 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman. Residents of Youngstown and surrounding communities can bring them to the Wound Care Center parking lot at St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, between 9 a.m. and noon April 25.
For more information about these events, call 330-480-2048.
Coldwater Creek to close at Eastwood
NILES - Women's apparel retailer Coldwater Creek last week filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection and plans to liquidate and close all its stores nationwide.
Liquidation at a local store inside Eastwood Mall is expected to begin in May.
No closing date has been set for the store, located in the mall's center court area.
The Idaho-based retailer last year operated 349 retail stores and 38 factory outlets nationwide, employing 6,600 workers.