Fined for loud music

Fined for loud music


The owner of an Indianola Avenue bar Tuesday was fined $250 and court costs after pleading no contest to a charge of loud music coming from her bar.

Judge Elizabeth Kobly found Paula Laviena-DeJesus, 55, guilty of the charge in municipal court. It is her second conviction for loud music coming from the El Patron bar, which she owns. The first conviction was in March 2015.

Laviena-DeJesus told the judge the disc jockey she employed both times the bar was cited does not work there anymore. The citation came after the police department’s vice squad received several noise complaints from residents in the neighborhood.

Flu-shot clinic set


A flu-shot clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Green Township Administration Building, 12200 Lisbon Road. The charge is $40 or $55, depending on the vaccine to be given.

Participants are asked to bring their driver’s license and Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance cards to enable insurance billing.

Flu shots are free with most insurances. No appointment is necessary for this clinic, which is sponsored by the Mahoning County District Board of Health.

Canfield bonfire


The Canfield School District is hosting its annual bonfire at 6 p.m. Thursday at the high school, 100 Cardinal Drive.

This community bonfire will include a food-eating contest featuring high-school staff and students, a dance off, band performance, as well as cheers and introductions of the Canfield cheerleaders and football players. The evening will culminate with the singing of the alma mater and the lighting of the bonfire at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The bonfire is a day before the annual “Battle of 224” between Canfield and Poland’s varsity football teams.

The district is also hosting a free community tailgate Friday, rain or shine, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the high school featuring the cheerleaders and the marching band.

Facing drug charges


A Boardman man was arraigned Tuesday in Mahoning County Area Court on two drug-related charges from a Sunday arrest, in addition to two other charges from a Friday arrest.

Police arrived at Doral Drive to find a driver who was side-swiped by another car while pulling out of PetSmart, causing her to hit a curb and lose a wheel. Police later found Nathan Huk, 21, of Glenview Avenue, with slurred speech and difficulty standing. He told police he was taking prescription drugs when he fell asleep driving and struck a road sign, multiple curbs as well as the other driver, a report said. Officers found eight Xanax pills that aren’t prescribed to Huk. He was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired and drug abuse and released on a summons.

He was arrested Friday afternoon after officers found him at St. Charles School on Westview Drive in a different vehicle. He admitted to smoking marijuana before driving and lied about his name because his license was under suspension. Police charged him with obstructing official business, physical control and a citation for driving under suspension.

Hiding in play ship


Officers arrested a man on a domestic-violence charge who was hiding out in a child’s play ship in his live-in girlfriend’s backyard.

According to a police report, Charles Parisi, 28, of Viall Road, told his girlfriend he was going to slit her throat when he came back from a Monday night outing. When Parisi returned an hour later, he attempted to break into the home. Officers ordered Parisi out of his hiding spot inside a child’s play ship, and threatened to use a stun weapon on him if he failed to comply.

Fall update planned


Good Evening Boardman, an annual fall update to residents and members of the business community, will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Magic Tree Pub & Eatery on South Avenue.

Township Trustee Tom Costello, schools Superintendent Tim Saxton, and Boardman Park Commissioner Joyce Mistovich will speak at the event, which is co-sponsored by First National Bank and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber.

There will be a presentation on the recently finalized land exchange between the school district and township that will allow construction of a new fire station and school bus garage. For information, contact Becky Litowitz at, or 330-744-2131, ext. 1219.

Makerspace scheduled


The Oak Hill Makerspace will host Makers Mash from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. It is an open-house/maker free community event on at the Oak Hill Makerspace, part of the Oak Hill Collaborative, at 507 Oakhill Ave. on the city’s South Side. Officials said they hope the event will be an annual South Side community event. For information visit or www/