Prisoner escapes

Prisoner escapes
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- New Castle police are searching for a Youngstown man who escaped from them. Sean Rushton, 30, of Ayers Street faces charges of possession of drugs with intent to deliver, resisting arrest, aggravated assault and escaping police custody. Police said they arrested Rushton after he was pulled over for a traffic violation at 9:23 a.m. Saturday on Liberty Street and they discovered there was a warrant for his arrest in another traffic matter. When police took Rushton to the police department to wait for arraignment before a district magistrate, they found packets of suspected heroin on him. They said he refused to go into a jail cell. An officer dragged Rushton into the cell, where he stood up and rushed the officer, police said. The officer pushed him back into the cell, where he fell against a wall near a metal sink and cot, police said. Officers called an ambulance to take him to St. Francis Hospital, which he left about 4:30 a.m. Sunday with the help of others.
Youngstown man shot
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 31-year-old man was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center for a bullet wound he suffered Monday morning at Market Street and Boston Avenue. Anthony H. Brock, of Wilmette Lane, was shot once in the back at 8:35 a.m., and the bullet came out his right shoulder. Police said they saw seven bullet holes along the driver's side of Brock's vehicle in a driveway and found the injured Brock on the porch of a nearby residence.
Flu, pneumonia shots
YOUNGSTOWN -- Flu and pneumonia shots will be given by the city health department from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday in city hall council chambers and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Youngstown Baptist Church, 554 S. Meridian Road. Costs are $10 for flu shot and $15 for pneumonia vaccine.
Violence prevention
YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown-based Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. has received a two-year $150,000 grant from Anthem Foundation of Ohio to plan a tri-county family violence prevention project. Dorothy Miller, project coordinator, said Help Hotline is a lead agency that will bring together organizations from Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties to address ways to prevent abuse against domestic partners, children and the elderly. The project will get under way Friday when representatives from more than 100 agencies will attend a kickoff event in Boardman. By the end of the two years, Anthem requires that the group form a coalition and implement a plan.
Free screenings
YOUNGSTOWN -- St. Elizabeth Health Center's Ambulatory Care Center, at Park Avenue and Covington Street, is offering free health screenings from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Screenings include for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, pregnancy, lead toxicity, stroke, osteoporosis and dental and foot health.
Flu vaccine clinic
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Community Health Center, 726 Wick Ave., is offering a flu vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $10 or is free upon presentation of a Medicaid or Medicare card.
Theft-related charge
AUSTINTOWN -- A Niles man was arrested Monday after he took his children to a Mahoning Avenue supermarket in a stolen car. The man, 27, of Poplar Street, was charged by police with receiving stolen property. Police went to the parking lot of the Giant Eagle supermarket about 12:15 p.m. after learning that three children, ages 10, 6 and 2, were alone in a parked car. The 10-year-old told police her father, the Poplar Street man, was in the store and would return. The car was found to be stolen from Youngstown. All three children were taken to the Austintown police station, where they were picked up by their mother.
Parking lot stabbing
BOARDMAN -- A 16-year old girl told police she was stabbed in the Wal-mart parking lot, 1300 Doral Drive, about 11 p.m. Sunday. The girl and her 14-year-old sister were involved in a fight with several other girls earlier that evening, encountering them later at the store.

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