Teen hit by car remains 'critical'

Teen hit by carremains 'critical'
MECCA -- A 13-year-old Cortland girl was in critical condition this morning at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown after being struck by a car Wednesday.
The Southington Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said Nita K. Oliver, whose address wasn't available, was crossing state Route 46 in the 7300 block about 7:15 a.m.
Carla Phelps, 26, of Cortland, who was driving north on Route 46, swerved but was unable to avoid hitting the girl.
The accident is under investigation.
Housing information
WARREN -- A community meeting has been called for residents who want to know more about the city's housing programs.
Councilman Dan Polivka, D-at-large, has called the meeting for noon Saturday at McDonald's on East Market Street.
The legislator said he'd like to see more people take advantage of funding that's available through the city's housing rehabilitation and home painting programs.
Farmers market closes
GIRARD -- The Greater Girard Area Chamber of Commerce farmers market is done for this year.
The annual market is operated each Saturday from the beginning of August until October in front of the chamber office at 27 W. Liberty St.
Fire station open house
WARREN -- Warren Township Fire Department will have open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The station is at 750 North River Road. Among other attractions, there will be a presentation on bike safety and a life-flight helicopter will land around 2 p.m.
Cigarette coupon scam
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- New Castle police say a former cashier and a gas station owner are wanted in a cigarette coupon scam.
Michelle Omer, 44, formerly of 810 Cunningham Ave., New Castle, and Hamed "Tony" Mosat, 32, of Mahoning Avenue, Warren, each face charges of theft by deception, conspiracy to commit theft and receiving stolen property. District Justice Melissa Amodie has issued warrants for their arrests.
Police said the charges stem from $3,447.60 in cigarette coupons missing from the Beer For Less store in Cascade Galleria.
Woman arrested
SHARON, Pa. -- Police arrested Jill R. Martin, 29, of Knox, Pa., on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child, accusing her of leaving her 2-year-old son in a locked car in a parking lot on West Connelly Boulevard for about 30 minutes Friday.
Martin turned herself in at the police station Wednesday. She was freed on her own recognizance.
Man put on probation
MERCER -- A man was placed on probation in several crimes committed as a juvenile.
Common Pleas Judge Michael Wherry placed Andrew Wylie III, 22, of Elm Street, Sharon, on five years' probation and ordered $300 restitution in four cases, which were consolidated. The offenses, all of which occurred in 1997 in Greenville, included burglary of the Jules Tavern on Ohl Street and the theft of two cars and a back pack.
Although Wylie was only 17 when he committed the crimes, the law allowed him to be charged as an adult because he fled the state and was not apprehended until recently, said assistant Prosecutor Brian Farrone. Also sentenced: Anthony Kuchmak Jr., 22, Orangeville Road, Hermitage, one to three years in prison for possession of a handgun which was prohibited, because he has a previous conviction for retaliation against a witness.
Dinner for medical team
CANFIELD -- The Mission of Love will have a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Colonial Catering here to honor a medical team that provided treatment in Mexico. The treatment, including two surgeries, saved the life of Uba Balam, a Mayan Indian from Mexico who is an interpreter for the Mission of Love medical and construction teams there.
Medical treatment was not available for Balam in her homeland. The medical team consisted of Drs. Kathie Nelson, Todd Bodd Boliton, Nancy Gantt, Robert Rodgers, James Goettsch and Jean Lambert and registered nurse Linda Budd. Cost of the steak dinner is $20 per person. Call Kathleen Price at (330) 793-2388 for reservations.