Warren cops investigate two armed robberies
WARREN - City police on Thursday continued investigating two armed robberies, including one at a cash advance business, from Wednesday morning.
Tamila L. Neer, 43, of Niles, a clerk at Quick Loans, told police she was robbed at gunpoint around 9 a.m. as she was opening the store at 1602 Parkman Road for business. The gunman made off with approximately $14,000 that was taken from the store safe, according to a Warren police report.
No injuries were reported.
In a separate incident, Keith Battee, 59, of Milton Street S.E., Warren, told police he was robbed at gunpont of $600 in the area of Woodland Street and Chestnut Avenue N.E. between 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. The police report indicates he suffered apparent minor injury. However, police did not provide any other information about the incident.
Airport to add printing fee for boarding passes
VIENNA - A $5 fee for printing boarding passes at the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport will become effective May 1.
The Allegiant-created fee can be avoided by checking in online and bringing a printed paper boarding pass to the airport or by using the Allegiant2Go mobile boarding pass application that is available for smartphones and tablets.
The charge will not apply to passengers who are unable to check-in online or via the mobile app due to Allegiant system restrictions, passengers with disabilities or traveling with special service requests, such as service animals or cabin pets.
MCESC receives $300K grant for home visits
CANFIELD - The Mahoning County Educational Service Center has received a grant for more than $300,000.
The grant, called the Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Home Visitation grant, will provide home visits next year for Mahoning County residents who are pregnant or have children ages 5 or younger.
Kim Johnson, MCESC Infant and Toddler supervisor, said the staff conducting the home visits are trained in the Growing Great Kids' curriculum and will be doing health and development screenings.
Referrals are accepted from any source, including the families themselves. Referrals can be made by calling 330-965-7912.
Veterans Services hosts Pearl Harbor Day
WARREN - The Trumbull County Veterans Service Commission will hold a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W.
The event will mark the 72 years since the bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II.
Carrie Delgado of the veteran's commission said last year a Pearl Harbor survivor attended, but she is not aware of any attending this year.
Streets closed for Warren holiday event
WARREN - Several streets are schedued to be closed today in downtown Warren for the Christmas Time in the City event at Courthouse Square.
Safety Director Enzo Cantalamessa said from 5 to 9 p.m. the inside lanes around the square will be closed during the festivities.
Mahoning Avenue at High Street, Mahoning Avenue from West Market to High Street and West Market Street from Mahoning to North Park Avenue will be closed.
All vehicles need to be moved from the inside lane around the square or they will be subject to towing.
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