Kiwanis ceremony

Kiwanis ceremony
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Kiwanis Club of Uptown Youngstown had a dedication ceremony recently at the D. D. and Velma Davis Garden Center in Mill Creek Park. Uptown Kiwanis recently purchased a flag pole in honor of D.D. Davis, a charter member, who has been instrumental in many projects in the community, including the $6 million garden center. He is one of three original members of the club, which was founded in 1947, and offered considerable support and contribution throughout the years. In light of the recent events in the United States, the dedication will pay tribute to the many Americans who are continuing to help the country grow. The Rayen School ROTC Honor Guard will participate in the dedication ceremony and help the Uptown Club raise the flag. Also planning to attend is Kiwanis Lt. Governor Wally Sinn, along with area dignitaries.
City to pick operator
YOUNGSTOWN -- The city's downtown redevelopment agency expects to choose an operator for its four parking lots in November. Staff of the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. will evaluate proposals from USA Parking and AMPCO and make recommendations to CIC's parking and property committees. The full board will vote in November. The property committee heard presentations from both Tuesday, each touting how its company would best suit the CIC.
Police arrest woman
BOARDMAN -- A 33-year-old Struthers woman was arrested on a drug paraphernalia charge after police found heroin tools on her when she was accused of trying to steal a VCR, a camera, laundry detergent and a box of Honey Comb cereal from the Value City store at 1130 Boardman-Poland Road, police reports show. The woman was detained by store personnel who said they saw her trying to steal the items around 3:30 p.m. Monday. When township police arrived to make the arrest, they found three spoons, two containing suspected heroin residue, a cotton ball and a pill bottle containing water. The woman told police the spoons and water are used to mix the heroin and the cotton is used to filter it.
Couple faces pretrial
YOUNGSTOWN -- Lester Scott and Shauna Barry Scott of Elm Street will be back in municipal court Monday for a pretrial on drug charges that resulted from a weekend raid at their home. At the Scotts' arraignment Tuesday, Judge Robert P. Milich set Lester Scott's bond at $400,000 cash or surety on charges of trafficking in crack, drug abuse and mislabeling of prescription drugs. The judge set Shauna Barry Scott's bond at $175,000 cash or surety on charges of possession of a dangerous drug, mislabeling of prescription drugs, possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in crack and aggravated trafficking in marijuana. Should the couple make bond, the judge has ordered that they be placed on electronically monitored house arrest.
Township board to meet
BOARDMAN -- The township Park District board will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday at the park district offices in the Georgeanna A. Parker Activity Center, 375 Boardman-Poland Road.
Stolen jewelry reported
CANFIELD -- A woman told police Tuesday that $1,650 worth of jewelry she had given her mother is missing from her parents' North Broad Street home. The woman said she and her sisters first began looking for the jewelry in June. Since then, her father has died and her mother has moved to an assisted care facility, she said. The woman said she does not know who may have taken the jewelry. However, she said that several health-care workers have been in the home during the last two years. The missing jewelry includes an anniversary ring worth $800, a necklace worth $120, and a pendant and bracelet set worth $725.
Teen with gun arrested
POLAND -- Township police arrested an 18-year-old township man on a charge of underage purchase of a firearm after responding to his Highland Avenue residence on a domestic dispute call, police reports show. The teen's father had called police at about 5 p.m. Sunday after he discovered his son sleeping in his bed with a .38-caliber handgun by his side. The father said he took the gun and called police after the two had an argument and the father had asked the son to leave. The teen told police he purchased the gun from a friend for $250 to protect himself.