Man said he was robbed at gunpoint
YOUNGSTOWN - A man claims he was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday by a woman he knows.
Rebecca Kirkland, 42, is wanted by police on charges of aggravated robbery after she allegedly robbed a passenger in her car of his wallet.
The victim told police Kirkland was giving him a ride home from work when an argument broke out about 7:45 p.m. in the area of McGuffey Road and Cassius Avenue. Kirkland then grabbed the victim's wallet and pointed an unknown type of handgun at him, ordering him out of the vehicle.
The victim reported his wallet contained $480 in cash, along with identification and a credit card.
No one was injured in the incident. Youngstown police are investigating.
JFK to host annual State of the School
WARREN - Several announcements about additions to the John F. Kennedy Catholic Schools educational and athletic programming will be announced at 6 p.m. Wednesday during the annual ''State of the School'' address to be held at the school, 2550 Central Parkway S.E.
Jillian Phillips, director of communications and advancement at JFK, said the event will highlight students from both JFK Upper and Lower campuses.
Families of students in the district have been asked to attend to hear what is being planned for the 2013-14 school year.
Tickets available for Community Star event
WARREN - Tickets are available for the 2013 Community Star banquet.
Open to the public, the March 19 event will be held at W.D. Packard Music Hall, Mahoning Avenue N.W.
Now in its 12th year, the program celebrates the volunteers who have had a significant influence on Trumbull County, be it through tireless hours of service, random acts of kindness or a single moment of courage.
The nine Community Stars also will be recognized in a special section published in the newspaper the following day.
Tickets are $20 and the deadline to purchase them is 5 p.m. Thursday. To purchase a ticket, call Sue Shafer at 330-841-1696; stop by the Tribune at 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, OH 44483; or mail in the ad that is running in the newspaper.
New study on drilling and rivers, streams
PITTSBURGH - A new scientific study on natural gas drilling and Pennsylvania waterways has found that old-fashioned erosion, not toxic chemical spills, appears to be more of a cause for concern.
The peer-reviewed study published Monday took a statewide look at surface water impacts from the drilling boom. It found some good news and some reasons for concern.
Lead author Sheila Olmstead says the research didn't find evidence of significant chemical spills from drill sites, but did note a 5 percent increase in suspended solids in downstream waterways. It also found a 10 percent increase in chloride levels downstream from plants that handle drilling wastewater.