Reality dance series comes to Youngstown
YOUNGSTOWN - The Lifetime channel reality series ''Dance Moms'' will tape an episode Sunday at Stambaugh Auditorium.
The cast and crew of the series will be at the venue for a full day of taping for the In10sity Dance Competition starting at 10 a.m.
The series focuses on dance instructor Abby Lee Miller and her students (and families) at Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh. The filming in Youngstown will be part of episode three of the show's third season and is scheduled to air on Jan. 13.
A limited number of tickets will be available to the public for the dance competition at Stambaugh, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. General admission tickets are $25 and are available at the Stambaugh box office and by calling 330-259-0555.
Group scares gunman from Warren home
WARREN - A group of people scared off a would-be robber from a Roosevelt Street home about 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police report.
A group of four men were at 307 Roosevelt St. N.W. and one of them was leaving through the back door when someone stood in the doorway with a gun and demanded money, the report states.
The gunman got as far as the kitchen when the others in the home ran out of the front door, and the gunman ran out the back door.
Police said the gunman was wearing a mask, and those in the home said they did not get a look at his face.
Nothing was taken.
Cortland man faces 9th drunken driving charge
WARREN - A man was indicted on his ninth drunken driving charge Wednesday.
A Trumbull County Common Pleas Court grand jury issued a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence against Ricky R. Slabaugh, 50, of Cortland. Slabaugh was arrested after a car he was driving crashed into a disabled vehicle Sept. 9 on Bradley Brownlee Road in Johnston.
He also faces a count of endangering children since his 12-year-old son was in the car with him.
Higher education funds on Kasich's agenda
COLUMBUS - Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he's considering whether Ohio should tie college and university funding to graduation rates, rather than enrollment.
Kasich told reporters Wednesday that university presidents are expected to come to him by Thanksgiving with a new funding formula.
The Republican governor said changing how state subsidies to institutions are determined would be a part of legislative discussion next year.
Kasich said he also wants Ohio's community colleges and four-year universities to show incoming students what they can get for their education, similar to a menu. He said the lists would show what jobs are available in the state, what they pay, and what courses are needed to get the positions.
Paul Ryan busing across Ohio this weekend
NEW PHILADELPHIA - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will campaign across Ohio by bus this weekend, making eight stops in two days.
Mitt Romney's campaign says the Wisconsin congressman will begin his bus tour Saturday morning in New Philadelphia and Zanesville in eastern Ohio, then head southwest with stops in Circleville, Yellow Springs and Dayton. Sunday's schedule takes him to Celina, Findlay and Marion in western and northern Ohio. Details will be announced later.
Vienna commission sets special meeting
VIENNA - The Vienna Zoning Commission will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. today at the township hall, 848 Youngstown Kingsville Road, on various zoning matters.
Staff, wire reports