Armed intruder shoots at house and robs man

Armed intruder shootsat house and robs man
YOUNGSTOWN -- An armed intruder robbed William Cushwa, 64, of Fifth Avenue at 10:55 p.m. Sunday while the retired businessman and community leader sat at his computer, according to police.
Cushwa, former director of Commercial Shearing and former president of the Youngstown Area Urban League, said a gunman in a ski mask fired a shot through double doors on an enclosed porch and demanded money. The bullet lodged in a dictionary that laid on a podium.
Cushwa said he gave the robber money and the man ran out through the garage.
Township man arrestedon various warrants
AUSTINTOWN -- An 18-year-old township man was arrested on five outstanding felony warrants and 10 misdemeanor warrants after police found him at the apartment of his girlfriend, police reports show.
Township police saw Craig L. Hall run into the Compass West apartments shortly after 4 p.m. Friday They followed him and found his girlfriend in the hallway with Hall barricaded in the apartment.
Several minutes later, after being warned that police would use a K-9 response to get him out and after his mother pleaded with him, Hall surrendered.
He was arrested on felony warrants accusing him of aggravated burglary, two counts of felonious assault, abduction and menacing/stalking, according to police reports.
He also faces several misdemeanor charges including aggravated trespassing, criminal damaging and criminal trespassing.
Student, 18, arrestedat vocational center
CANFIELD -- An 18-year-old student at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center was arrested after being accused of drug abuse. A teacher found suspected marijuana around 12:30 p.m. Friday in a bathroom stall the teen was using, police reports show.
The teacher said he saw the teen take the substance out of a plastic bag. The teen, of Lowellville, admitted it was his, according to police reports. He said he had purchased it from someone outside a Struthers gas station.
KSU Salem Campusset for pumpkin fest
SALEM -- A pumpkin fest at Kent State University Salem Campus will be Tuesday through Friday, with activities daily.
There will be pumpkin carving on the campus patios Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Thursday, there will be a pumpkin display at 7:30 p.m. on the front patio, and hayrides, refreshments and a storyteller. Pumpkins will be on display Friday from 7 to 11 p.m.
There is no charge for any events. KSU Salem is on state Route 45 south of Salem.
Thiel College namesadmissions office
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Thiel College has officially named its admissions office the Arthur J. and Eva R. Brosius Admissions Center.
The honor comes posthumously for the longtime friends of the college. Eva R. Brosius was associate dean of students, dean of women and director of placement at Thiel in the 1960s, and later worked at the University of Pittsburgh. She was named to the Thiel board of trustees in 1978, earning the Thiel alumni association's Alumni Award in 1990. She left the board in 1995.
Her husband, Arthur, vice president of Dravo Corp. in Pittsburgh when he retired, accompanied his wife on many of her trips to Greenville.
The couple created three scholarship funds -- the Arthur James Brosius Scholarship, the Brosius Scholarships and the E. Frank and Dorothy V. Brosius Scholarship.
She died in 1998 and he died in 2000.
Ex-police chief diesin traffic accident
LIBERTY -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol's Southington Post is investigating an accident this morning that killed a former Youngstown police chief.
John E. Lynch, 63, of Warner Road, was driving northbound on Warner Road about 1:30 a.m. today. His vehicle went off the road and struck a ditch. He was ejected from the vehicle.
Lynch retired from the department in 1985 after 22 years of service. He was chief from 1982 to 1983.