Niles girl, 14, reports sexual assault in Warren
WARREN - City police are investigating the reported sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl sometime earlier this week.
The girl, a Niles resident, told police she was assaulted over a two-day period "somewhere on Jefferson Street S.W.," according to a Warren police report. Police provided few details.
The police report indicates that the assault was reported on Wednesday and that the girl suffered unknown injuries.
Elderly man says 'ninjas' intruded his apartment
WARREN - A 70-year-old city man told police two masked intruders dressed in ninja outfits came into his apartment Monday night and took $300.
Terry L. McClellan of Dunstan Drive N.W. told police on Tuesday that he was lying on the couch watching the 11 p.m. news when he noticed someone standing by a chair near the front door, according to a Warren police report.
McClellan told police that when he asked the person what he wanted, someone else grabbed him by the throat from behind. He told police one of the intruders took his wallet and money from his pockets, threw the wallet on the floor and both intruders left through the back door.
McClellan said he believes both intruders entered the apartment through a window on the second floor.
Leadership group accepts applications
YOUNGSTOWN - Leadership Mahoning Valley, a program created to help develop leadership and community commitment, is accepting applications through May 1.
LMV says it provides adult community leaders with an overview of the Mahoning Valley, an opportunity for increased understanding of key community issues and the potential to develop effective working relationships with other civic leaders.
Participants complete a nine-month program, which includes nine monthly daylong sessions that focus on major community systems such as education, health, human service, heritage, government, justice, labor, business, poverty and diversity.
A selection committee will choose up to 40 participants for the 2014-2015 class. Applications may be requested by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or or by phone at 330-744-2131, Ext. 41. The LMV office is in the First National Bank Building, 11 Central Square, Suite 1600, Youngstown, OH 44503.
Spring cleanup set for Saturday morning
WARREN - The Northeast Warren Neighborhood Association will host a spring cleanup beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the bike path entrance on Woodland Street N.E.