Report: Woman robbed at YSU parking deck
YOUNGSTOWN - A female Youngstown State University student was robbed at gunpoint in the Lincoln Avenue parking deck about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33.
According to reports, a man pointed a gun at her through her car window and demanded her purse. After she gave it to him, he fled and she called YSU police
A text alert was sent to students within 20 minutes of the robbery with a description of the suspect.
A man fitting the description given by the victim was seen walking with another man on the other side of campus. One suspect was caught by YSU police on Adams Street, but the other suspect fled.
Police secured a perimeter in the area of Smoky Hollow, and a police dog tracked the suspect to the sixth floor of the Wick Avenue parking deck.
Reports state police believe the suspect fled the scene in a car and he remains at large.
Youngstown State gets grant for equipment
YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown State University has been given a $470,000 award from the National Science Foundation.
The Research Instrumentation Award will let YSU purchase a Cyber-Enabled Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer, used in research support in nonmedical science and engineering fields, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Niles, who joined YSU President Randy J. Dunn to announce the award Tuesday.
The device will permit precise determination of the three dimensional structures of a molecule and provide accurate information about the spatial arrangement of a molecule, the release states.
Warren sets Halloween parade noon Sunday
WARREN - The Warren Halloween parade will be held at noon Sunday in downtown Warren,
The parade will travel from Mahoning Avenue to Market Street Extension and East Market Street to Vine Avenue to High Street and disband on Harmon Avenue.
Streets will be closed starting at 11 a.m. Sunday and will be unblocked at 1 p.m.
Warren City Safety Director Enzo Cantalamessa said all vehicles must be moved from the streets mentioned by 10 a.m., or they will be subject to towing at the owner's expense.
Niles committee to meet on vacant properties
NILES - Niles council's safety committee will meet at 3 p.m. today in the first-floor conference room at city hall to discuss legislation the city of Warren passed concerning vacant properties.