Industrial accident leaves man 'critical'

Industrial accidentleaves man 'critical'
GIRARD -- A city man was in critical condition late Thursday evening after he was struck by a 25,000-pound steel beam. According to police reports, Greg Doran, 22, of Dravis Street, was working at Girard Machine, 700 Dot St., when the beam fell from an overhead crane at 10:44 a.m. and struck him. Doran was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, where he is being treated for internal injuries, broken bones and severe cuts. The cause of the accident is being investigated.
Boy hit by pickup truck
WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- A 13-year-old boy was hurt when he ran into the path of a pickup truck on Sharon Road. Southwest Regional Police said Scott Barnes Jr., who is from California but is temporarily living with his grandparents in West Middlesex, ran into traffic at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. Police said John Anthony Bartel of West Middlesex was traveling south. Scott was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, where he was in satisfactory condition late Thursday.
Man dies in crashon Salt Springs Road
YOUNGSTOWN -- Michael German, 81, of Burbank Avenue, died Wednesday morning after losing control of his car on Salt Springs Road and hitting the rear end of a tractor-trailer, said Detective Sgt. Rob Deichman, an accident investigator. Deichman said it's unknown whether a medical reason caused German to drive his 1989 Pontiac left of center near Meridian Road. A cause is pending from the Mahoning County coroner's office.
Robbery arraignment
YOUNGSTOWN -- A man accused of using a gun to rob four businesses within the past two weeks was arraigned Thursday in municipal court. Bond was set at 400,000 for Randy Jamison, 31, of Walden Court on four counts of aggravated robbery. He will be back in court April 26 for a pretrial. Detective Sgt. Brad Blackburn said the firearm Jamison used is a very realistic-looking toy gun that shoots soft pellets. Blackburn said Jamison robbed Ken Joy's antique shop on Marshall Street and Inner Circle Pizza, Dollar General and Rite Aid, all on Mahoning Avenue.
Robbery suspect jailed
BOARDMAN -- Police apprehended one of the men accused in a March 3 armed robbery in which 2,500 and a car were stolen. Willie Lee Glenn Jr., 18, of West Boston Avenue, was turned over to Boardman police by U.S. marshals Tuesday. He and another man are accused of robbing one Youngstown man and three Boardman men at gunpoint after meeting the group for a game of basketball at a home on Trotwood Drive, according to police reports. Glenn is charged with three counts of aggravated robbery, reports said. He was being held at the Mahoning County Jail on Thursday, awaiting his arraignment, said Sgt. Steve Riwniak. The second suspect remains at large, he said.
Officer arraignedin misdemeanor assault
YOUNGSTOWN -- An Ohio State Penitentiary corrections officer charged with misdemeanor assault of an inmate was arraigned Thursday in municipal court and released on his own recognizance. Kevin Shimko, 39, of Hubbard will be back in court May 17 for a pretrial. He is accused of twice ramming an inmate's head into a cell door April 1, 2006. Shimko was fired July 31, 2006 for using excess force and, after winning a grievance, was rehired Oct. 29, 2006. If convicted of assault, Shimko will not face discipline at the supermax prison because the matter was already investigated internally, said spokesman Keith Fletcher. Shimko is one of four corrections officers charged this week with assault.