Man is found dead

Man is found dead
CAMPBELL -- The body of Victor H. Saulsberry, 39, of 85 Gordon Ave., was discovered Thursday in his home by a neighbor.
The neighbor told police he hadn't seen Saulsberry in days and entered the home through an unlocked back door, which he said was usually locked, to check on him.
Police said blood was found in a bedroom and bathroom, on a hallway wall and on a door jamb at the rear of the home. Saulsberry was in the living room. Officers said they did not find any evidence of foul play around the house but that the death is under investigation.
Theft at high school
CAMPBELL -- A janitor at Campbell Memorial High School told police this morning that someone had broken into the school during the night and had stolen as much as $220 from various cash boxes and filing cabinets. Police said a concession stand door had been pried open, which led to a storage room door that was also broken into. A kitchen door was also broken open.
Stolen-funds case
CLEVELAND -- A Lowellville woman has been sentenced to 17 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to obtaining bank funds under false pretenses. U.S. District Judge Lesley Wells also ordered Vicki L. Harris, 51, of List Lane, to make restitution. Harris admitted taking $293,220 from Conti Corp., where she worked between 1994 and 1999. She stole Conti Corp. checks at least monthly and used them to obtain cashier's checks or to make direct payments against her credit-card accounts, the U.S. attorney said.
Gunfire wounds boy
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 16-year-old Sherwood Avenue boy was wounded in the shoulder Thursday on the South Side by two men wearing ski masks. The teen's mother told police the assailants approached the Choffin Career Center sophomore about 10:30 p.m. on La Clede Avenue near Glenwood Avenue and fired more than 20 shots from two handguns.
Drug abuse charges
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 27-year-old South Side man was arrested Thursday on the East Side on a charge of drug abuse. Police said they stopped a car in a South Pearl Street driveway about 7:30 p.m. The passenger, a West Judson Avenue man, got out and placed his hands on its hood. As they searched him, police found two plastic sandwich bags containing suspected cocaine at the man's feet.
New Hope pupil art
YOUNGSTOWN -- The artwork of New Hope Academy pupils will be featured in an exhibit at the Butler Institute of American Art from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. The Voices of Hope pupil choir will perform in Beecher Court at 2 p.m. The public is invited. The academy is a private, religious school on the city's South Side.
Packard band workersreceive pay raises
WARREN -- Conductors and employees of the W.B. Packard Concert Hall Band have been granted hefty pay increases by the board of trustees.
The annual salary of executive director Adone Calderone has been increased from $5,880 to $9,800; associate director Thomas Groth, who was previously paid $10 a concert, has been given a salary of $4,800 a year; and the stipend for conductors was increased from $290 a concert to $500.
The pay increase for band administrators reflects increased responsibilities, said Linda Metzendorf, board vice president.
Girls fight at school
AUSTINTOWN -- Police helped to break up a fight between two girls Thursday afternoon in the cafeteria of Fitch High School.
The girls, ages 15 and 17, were exchanging punches when police and school officials arrived in the cafeteria at about 2:15 p.m.
A group of students surrounded the two girls.
A school clinic worker also was struck during an attempt to break up the fight. The teens were later released to their parents.
Charged with menacing
AUSTINTOWN -- A Farrell, Pa., man was arrested today after he threatened to assault uniformed police officers outside The Mill nightclub on South Raccoon Road. Police said they removed the man, 31, from the club after an altercation at about 1:39 a.m. Police charged him with menacing and disorderly conduct.