Bullet rips through Warren home
WARREN - A bullet ripped through a northwest side home Monday night where a mother was home with her four young children.
Teauna Jenkins, 23, 682 Commerce St. N.W., told police she was upstairs with her children, ages 8 months to 6 years, when she heard gunshots.
Jenkins said she went downstairs and found a bullet through her first-floor living room window, through a dining room wall and into a sliding glass door on the other side of the room, which shattered.
Officers reported finding two shell casings in the parking lot in front of 608 Commerce. Several callers told police they saw a black man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with gray pants running through the area toward Avon Oaks Apartments with a silver handgun.
Woman killed in crash with truck
NORTH?JACKSON - A crash at the intersection of Bailey Road and Gladstone Road, just south of Lordstown, claimed the life of a woman Tuesday afternoon.
Police said the woman was driving along Gladstone Road around 3 p.m. when she pulled onto Bailey Road in front of a truck carrying steel coils. The truck was unable to stop and hit the woman's car, police said.
The woman died at the scene, officials said. The victim's name was not released Tuesday evening.
The impact caused the steel coils to spill all over the road, according to Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33 News.
Poland school board OKs pay-to-play
POLAND - The Poland Schools Board of Education has OK'd a pay-to-play plan for student athletes and marching band members.
Under the plan, fees are $200 for each high school sport, $100 for each middle school sport and a $75 transportation fee for each marching band member, according to Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33 News. Fee collection will begin in August.
Board members said the move was made necessary by tough financial times.
Gospel concert tickets still available
WARREN - Balcony seating is still available for the Friday Gospel music concert at Packard Music Hall.
Jeff and Sheri Easter, an award-winning gospel music duo, will perform as part of a Gospel Music Festival to help mark the Tribune Chronicle's 200th anniversary of publishing. The event also will feature The Stevens Family of Howland and The Keelings of Hadley, Pa.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. with music set to start at 7.
Balcony seating is on sale for $5 and may be purchased at the Tribune Chronicle or online at tribtoday.com. For more information, call 330-841-1696.
Man awakened by gun in face
YOUNGSTOWN - Police reports state a man was robbed of $27 in cash and a .38-caliber revolver after waking up to a gun in his face at about 2:10 p.m. Monday.
Branan Rodger, 55, of North Broadview Avenue, told police he was sleeping at 17 Benita Ave. when he was awakened by a man pointing a gun in his face.
Rodger told police he gave the man his money and the gun, which he said he had borrowed from a friend to go target shooting. A woman in the home said she knew who the robber was and let him in the home.
Rodger also was arrested on an unrelated warrant from Hubbard Township police and taken into custody.