Man reports being robbed at gunpoint
WARREN - A man walking on Second Street in Warren said he was robbed at gunpoint late Wednesday.
Mitchell D. Johnson of Main Avenue S.W. told police he was walking south on Wood Street nearing Second Street when he saw four men walking the same direction at a distance behind him. He turned onto Second Street and walked faster, and they increased their speed until they caught up with him, the police report states.
One of the men held a silver handgun while another emptied his pockets of a cell phone and $43. Johnson said his wallet, including his identification, was returned to him. He was not injured, the report states.
Johnson described the robbers as black men in their early 20s, one of whom wore a gray sweatshirt and had dreadlocks.
Greene trustees seek fiscal officer applicants
GREENE - Greene Township trustees are looking to fill the position of fiscal officer after the recent resignation of the officer.
Trustees will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the township hall, state Route 87 and Durst Colebrook Road, to receive resumes.
Individuals interested in filling the position are asked to bring their resumes and letter of interest to the town hall.
Culvert work planned in Southington
SOUTHINGTON - Phalanx Mills Herner Road between state Route 534 and Herner Countyline Road will be closed today through Monday for culvert replacement work.
The Trumbull County Engineer's office is recommends the following detour: north on Route 534 and west on Herner Countyline Road.
Food bank sending water to Toledo
YOUNGSTOWN - Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley will ship more than 1,000 gallons of bottled water to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. The water will leave around 11 a.m. today.
They join other Ohio food banks in pitching in to get safe drinking water to Toledo area residents after reports of contaminated water supplies earlier in the week.
Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley said food banks are the key leaders in Ohio's emergency food assistance network.
"Our most pressing and ongoing work is providing food in the event of emergencies related to job loss, illness and other hunger-causing crises. But we are also here as a network to respond in the event of emergencies like the water contamination in northwest Ohio, " he said.
Vehicle theft ring suspects indicted
YOUNGSTOWN - Five Trumbull County residents were indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury Thursday on 10 counts in connection to a theft ring stealing from unlocked car and trucks.
Indicted were Rex Putnam, 34, of Warren; Roxann Putnam, 32, of Warren; Mark Mansfield, 30, of Niles; Tera Watters, 24, of Niles; and Keith Sarrach, 23, of Niles.
Each faces one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, one count of felony burglary, one count of attempted theft, four counts of felony theft and three counts of receiving stolen property.
In late June, Putnam and Mansfield, both of Niles, were arrested when Mahoning County deputies and members of the U.S. Marshal's Task Force raided a home on Huntley Drive in Howland.
Watters, Sarrach and Putnam were arrested after a string of thefts in Poland during a separate raid.
Officials said that during the raid, they found five duffel bags full of suspected stolen merchandise, including cell phone and GPS units believed to have taken from unlocked vehicles around southern Mahoning County, including Canfield.
Investigators reported having at least 25 thefts in the Canfield area the past couple of months, with dozens more in other communities in southern Mahoning County.