Focus on Youngstown

Focus on Youngstown
YOUNGSTOWN -- Crews from the Arts & amp; Entertainment cable television network are in the area filming a profile of Youngstown for the network's "City Confidential" series. Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul J. Gains was interviewed Wednesday.
A network spokesman said the segment will examine how Youngstown has been affected by organized crime. The segment will air later this year, but a date has not been set.
Nature hike
COITSVILLE -- A nature hike at McGuffey Wildlife Preserve will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the boyhood home of William Holmes McGuffey. Participants are instructed to watch for a Mill Creek Metro Park sign to locate the home, on McGuffey Road. For more information, call Coitsville Historical Society at (330) 536-8331.
Police Memorial Week
YOUNGSTOWN -- City flags are to fly at half-staff today in honor of Police Memorial Week, the mayor's office said.
The date was changed to this week so the observance can't be confused with any link to next week's execution of Timothy McVeigh.
Cafe owner shot
YOUNGSTOWN -- Erjeng Sayeste, 30, the owner of Point Cafe on Lincoln Avenue, was shot twice in the abdomen while making a delivery on Otis Street about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Sayeste was in critical condition this morning in St. Elizabeth Health Center. When police found Sayeste next to a streetlight in the 1200 block of Otis, they also saw two guns near him in the grass and a food order receipt. Officers from the hospital told city police they chased a man through the housing projects but lost sight of him.
Driver is killed,passenger hurt
LEAVITTSBURG -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one-car crash that killed one 18-year-old Leavittsburg man and critically injured another one.
A spokesman for the patrol's Southington post said a car driven by Michael D. Johnson, of state Route 5, was southbound on Benedict-Leavittsburg Road around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday when it went over railroad tracks and out of control.
Johnson was thrown from the car and died a short time later at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital, officials said.
A passenger, Michael Leeworthy, was in critical condition this morning in St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Boardman school threat
BOARDMAN -- Police are investigating a threat made Wednesday by a female at Center Middle School. Police reports say the female entered the school just before 10:30 a.m. and said, "I'm going to shoot up this whole school." After making the statement, teachers told police that the female left the building. Reports did not mention a weapon or give an approximate age of the intruder.
Clothes for kids
COLUMBIANA -- The Way Station staff is collecting new and good summer children's clothing to be distributed June 23 to the Children of Chernobyl. A group of children living in the area of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Russia will spend several weeks in Columbiana County this summer.
Dresses and boys dress pants and shirts sizes 6 to 14 are especially needed. Items may be dropped off at The Way Station, 202 E. Park Ave, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
Counterfeit money
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Police said another bogus bill has turned up in the city -- this one a bad reproduction of a $50 bill. It turned up in the night depository of First National Bank on Tuesday, police said, noting the bill was smaller than normal and not of good quality.
A very good replica of a $100 bill turned up at a store in Hermitage Towne Plaza in the city last week. No arrests have been made, police said.
Indian art, artifactsto be Viets program
CORTLAND -- A presentation on "Native American Art and Artifacts" will be the program for the "Morning at the Museum" series at the Viets Museum, 244 N. High St., at 10 a.m. May 22.
Former Warren teacher Sally Grant will show items from her contemporary Indian art collection.
Cost is $3 per person and includes refreshments and a tour of the museum, which, because of Memorial Day, is featuring a display of military uniforms and memorabilia from the Civil War through the Vietnam era.