Austintown police seeking bank robber
AUSTINTOWN - Police say an Austintown bank was robbed Tuesday morning.
Reports state a man walked into the Home Savings and Loan, 4259 Kirk Road, about 10:50 a.m. and gave the teller a note asking for money. The man said he was armed, but a gun was never shown, reports state.
The man received cash from the teller before getting into a four-door vehicle and driving east on Kirk Road toward Meridian Road.
Authorities described the man as white, in his 40s or 50s, and wearing a baseball cap and a dark coat.
Austintown police ask that anyone with information call them at 330-799-9721 or Detective Sgt. Daniel Kosco at 330-270-5111.
Fire destroys Warren home; no injuries
WARREN - Firefighters estimated damages at $25,000 for a blaze Monday night that destroyed a two-story home at 635 Porter St. N.E.
Fire Chief Ken Nussle said the building is owned by Sharon Gatling and was occupied by one tenant on the first floor and another tenant on the second floor. Neither tenant was home when firefighters were called at 9:19 p.m., and no injuries were reported.
Firefighters said the house was engulfed when they arrived, and they were on the scene until 2:20 a.m.
''Only a shell remains where the house stood. It will most likely have to be demolished,'' Nussle said.
The chief did say that minimal damage was reported to a home next door at 645 Porter and a vehicle in that driveway. He said the cause of the blaze is under investigation.
Teen wounded by gunfire on East Side
YOUNGSTOWN - A 15-year-old Campbell male is being treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center after being shot in the shoulder and chest about 3:34 p.m. Monday, police said.
Officers were called to 328 S. Jackson St., where they found the teen, who was not named, sitting on a porch, a police report states. The teen told officers he was with a friend in the 100 block of Park Heights when the friend pulled out a gun and began shooting.
Reports state officers could find no evidence of a shooting on Park Heights, and neighbors did not report hearing or seeing anything unusual.
Warren employee suspended for 60 days
WARREN - A city Building Department employee has been suspended without pay for 60 days for gross neglect of duty and gross insubordination.
The suspension runs Friday through July 9.
Christopher Tanneyhill, who has been employed with the city since 2001, was notified of the suspension in an April 11 letter from Safety-Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa.
There was a hearing to discuss the allegations held involving Tanneyhill and Daniel J. Sferra Jr., president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2501, and the city, represented by Brian Massucci, director of human resources, and David D. Daugherty, personnel supervisor.
Cantalamessa would not comment on the specific allegations that led to the suspension. Tanneyhill could not be reached for comment.