Area news briefs

Three burglaries

reported in Warren

WARREN – Police are investigating three aggravated burglaries that took place Monday evening.

A woman at 1160 Roberts Ave. N.W. said a man she knows came into her home about 5:30 p.m. and took several video games and movies.

At 8:24 p.m., a 3326 Northwest Blvd. N.W. man said a man he knows came to his door, sprayed him with pepper spray, and took a remote to an alarm system and a key to a van.

At 8:56 p.m., a 3022 Lancer Court woman said a man she knows broke down her back door, smashed her television and left.

Woman says beating

was over drug debt

WARREN – A Grant Street S.E. woman said she was beaten in her driveway about 7:30 p.m. Monday over her boyfriend’s drug debt.

Kimberly Fritz, 39, 1249 Grant St. S.E., told police at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, where she was being treated for her injuries, that a man her boyfriend owes money to for drugs hit her during an argument in her driveway. She ran into her house and locked the door when she thought she saw a gun, the police report states.

After the man left, she walked to the hospital, where police were called, the report states. She had injuries to her head and face, police said.

The report noted Fritz said her boyfriend is in rehab.

Niles Board of Education

to conduct interviews

NILES – The Niles Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. today at the administration building, 100 West St., to interview candidates for a vacancy on the board.

The board position became open with the recent resignation of member Eric Lanham, who resigned Feb. 21.

The board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Jackson Elementary School.

Brookfield officials

approve road work

BROOKFIELD – Township trustees at a special meeting on Tuesday approved 15 roads for either hot mix or chip-and-seal work, with all project costs to be less than $50,000.

Trustee Chairman Ron Haun said hot mix work will be done on Upper Sunnydell Drive.

Chip and seal is planned for South, Locust, Oak, Chestnut, Lower and Upper Elm, Short, Lower and Upper First, Second, Lower and Upper Third and Collinan streets. A section of Amy Boyle Road where there are surface problems will also have chip-and-seal work done.

Bristol trustees approve

work on town hall

BRISTOL – Township trustees have approved Mahan Construction at $6,400 for work at the new community room at the old fire department building.

Trustee Chairman Doug Seemann said work will include insulating the ceiling in three bays to allow for heating, creating a pass through area to get to the kitchen, panic bar on exit doors and automatic door closers.

The room is in the former fire bays and can be rented by the public for various events.

Cafe owner pleads not guilty

on gambling charge

LIBERTY – The owner of an Internet cafe entered a plea of not guilty on Tuesday during his arraignment at Girard Municipal Court.

Adam Syed, 30, of Fairlawn, faces a first-degree misdemeanor charge of operating a gambling house. His pretrial hearing is set for April 29 and he was released on $5,000 bond, according to WYTV 33 News.

Police raided the cafe on Feb. 26 and seized guns and slot machines, according to reports. Employees Amber Al Mhaiat, 27, of Warren and Patricia Micochero, 45, of Tallmadge, were both charged with a first-degree misdemeanor of operating a gambling house and gambling. They have also both pleaded not guilty.