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Recent Crime News
Tuesday | via WFMJ-TV Youngstown
Austintown Township police are investigating two cases of elderly residents being cheated out of thousands of dollars through a telephone scam. According to police reports, an 80-year-old woman told police that she received a phone call on Monday from a woman claiming to be officer Nancy Bradshaw of the Penfield, Ohio police department. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 15 | via Tribune-Chronicle
A financial adviser shopped at high-end stores in Cleveland and Pittsburgh and even vacationed in the Bahamas after stealing intended investments from an elderly Weathersfield woman, according to a prosecutor. ''It just stuck in my craw. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 7 | via WFMJ-TV Youngstown
Planned upgrades to power lines disrupted service longer than expected this week in Austintown. Two facilities that focus on caring for the elderly have spent the week dealing with the issue. Comment?
Friday Oct 3 | via WFMJ-TV Youngstown
Township officials tell 21 News that land is being prepared for a new Family Dollar store on Mahoning Avenue, just west of Raccoon Road. The property is across from the K-Mart store, on land that was once occupied by the Mashorda's County Gardens, which moved several years ago to a new location, west of State Route 46. Family Dollar sells a variety of household needs in more than 8,000 stores in rural and urban settings across 46 states. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 23 | via WFMJ-TV Youngstown
It's not the Oscars, but it was still a glamorous night for the high school students showcasing their short films in Austintown on Thursday. It's called the Friends for Friends Film Festival, where students from several area high schools pick a challenging issue affecting their friends, then bring it to life on the big screen. Comment?
Sep 19, 2014 | via WFMJ-TV Youngstown
Police say an Austintown man and a Cleveland woman face prostitution and other charges after an arranged meeting for paid sex ended with a robbery. Investigators say that Todd Higgins, 18, had been talking to Priscilla Scott, 30, for two weeks on Facebook and through text messages. Comment?
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