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Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Sharon woman stabbed in fight over man



Sharon woman stabbed
in fight over man

SHARON, Pa. — A 26-year-old Sharon woman was stabbed in a fight over a man. Uolanda Bailey came to Sharon Regional Hospital at 3 p.m. Sunday with a stab wound to her left side near the rib cage, said Police Chief Mike Menster. She was later taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she was being treated Monday afternoon. Menster said authorities do not believe her injuries are life-threatening, but there may be damage to her spleen and lung. Menster said Bailey told them she got into an argument with another woman on the 800 block of Ravine Place at 6 a.m. Sunday that turned physical, and Bailey was stabbed. Menster said Bailey didn't initially think the wound was serious but lost much blood. She went by private vehicle to the hospital. Menster said they are working on identifying the woman who stabbed Bailey and expect an arrest soon. He said Bailey knew the woman but not her name.

3 pets, home lost in fire

LEAVITTSBURG — A township couple lost their home and three pets after an early Monday fire. Jeff and Cathy Montgomery were able to escape the blaze that broke out at 3:05 a.m., but a dog and two cats died at 4766 Parkman Road, said Kenneth Schick, Warren Township fire chief. The home is considered a total loss, and the damage is estimated at $25,000. The state fire marshal's office is investigating, Schick said.

Forum on sales tax

AUSTINTOWN — The Austintown Democratic Club, in cooperation with the Mahoning County sales tax committee, will host an open forum/public discussion in support of the county sales tax issue at 7 p.m. Wednesday at American Legion Post 301 on Oakwood Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend. The sales tax issue will be on the May 8 primary ballot.

2 arrested in robbery

HUBBARD — Police arrested two men in the robbery of the Circle K convenience store on West Liberty Street late Saturday. Sean Schrecengost, 19, of Rebecca Avenue, and Jeffrey Metze, 21, of Wahabe Court, Masury, are each charged with complicity to aggravated robbery.

The store clerk told police a man came into the store just before midnight claiming to have a gun and demanding cash. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the man left in a silver car. Police said a witness identified either Metze or Schrecengost as being with the robber. The men were spotted by police driving a silver car and arrested, police said. Police are still looking for the third man believed to be involved.

Sports cards, case stolen

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Football and hockey cards valued at more than $4,000 were taken from a kiosk at the Shenango Valley Mall. Hermitage Police said the cards were in a display case and the case was taken sometime from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said they have no suspects.

MS walk set Saturday

CANFIELD — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is having its 2007 Mahoning Valley MS walk Saturday at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Check-in time for participants is 9 a.m., and the 2- or 4-mile walk/runs begin at 10 a.m. Walkers can participate as individuals or as part of a team, collecting pledges and earning incentive prizes. On average, Ohio walkers raise $225 to be used for local services and MS-related research. In 2006, the MS Walk generated about $53 million nationwide, and participants from the Ohio Buckeye Chapter raised about $1.2 million. For more information about multiple sclerosis or the 2007 MS Walk in Mahoning Valley, call (800) 667-7131 or visit the chapter's MS Walk Web site at www.MSohiowalk.org.

Officer finds dog carcass

YOUNGSTOWN — A police officer on patrol made a gruesome discovery Monday afternoon.

The body of a pit bull, with only a "spine and innards" left between its hips and neck," was lying in the road on Atkinson Avenue just west of Vaughn Avenue on the city's East Side, according to a police report.

The dog had bite injuries to its face and head consistent with dog fighting, and one of its front legs was ripped off, the police report says.

The officer spotted the remains at 3:45 p.m. and called dog warden Dave Nelson.

Nelson told the officer that three vacant houses on Wardle Avenue, 2545, 2606 and 2633, are being used for dog fighting.

All are wide open, and 2545 has four feet of water in the basement, making it a drowning hazard for any children that wander in, the police report says.

The houses are filled with garbage, broken glass and animal feces. They pose health hazards to the whole neighborhood and will likely draw rats, the report says.

Nelson told police he's found dog carcasses there before. The houses should be demolished immediately, the report says.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Sharon woman stabbed
in fight over man

SHARON, Pa. — A 26-year-old Sharon woman was stabbed in a fight over a man. Uolanda Bailey came to Sharon Regional Hospital at 3 p.m. Sunday with a stab wound to her left side near the rib cage, said Police Chief Mike Menster. She was later taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she was being treated Monday afternoon. Menster said authorities do not believe her injuries are life-threatening, but there may be damage to her spleen and lung. Menster said Bailey told them she got into an argument with another woman on the 800 block of Ravine Place at 6 a.m. Sunday that turned physical, and Bailey was stabbed. Menster said Bailey didn't initially think the wound was serious but lost much blood. She went by private vehicle to the hospital. Menster said they are working on identifying the woman who stabbed Bailey and expect an arrest soon. He said Bailey knew the woman but not her name.

3 pets, home lost in fire

LEAVITTSBURG — A township couple lost their home and three pets after an early Monday fire. Jeff and Cathy Montgomery were able to escape the blaze that broke out at 3:05 a.m., but a dog and two cats died at 4766 Parkman Road, said Kenneth Schick, Warren Township fire chief. The home is considered a total loss, and the damage is estimated at $25,000. The state fire marshal's office is investigating, Schick said.

Forum on sales tax

AUSTINTOWN — The Austintown Democratic Club, in cooperation with the Mahoning County sales tax committee, will host an open forum/public discussion in support of the county sales tax issue at 7 p.m. Wednesday at American Legion Post 301 on Oakwood Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend. The sales tax issue will be on the May 8 primary ballot.

2 arrested in robbery

HUBBARD — Police arrested two men in the robbery of the Circle K convenience store on West Liberty Street late Saturday. Sean Schrecengost, 19, of Rebecca Avenue, and Jeffrey Metze, 21, of Wahabe Court, Masury, are each charged with complicity to aggravated robbery.

The store clerk told police a man came into the store just before midnight claiming to have a gun and demanding cash. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the man left in a silver car. Police said a witness identified either Metze or Schrecengost as being with the robber. The men were spotted by police driving a silver car and arrested, police said. Police are still looking for the third man believed to be involved.

Sports cards, case stolen

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Football and hockey cards valued at more than $4,000 were taken from a kiosk at the Shenango Valley Mall. Hermitage Police said the cards were in a display case and the case was taken sometime from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said they have no suspects.

MS walk set Saturday

CANFIELD — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is having its 2007 Mahoning Valley MS walk Saturday at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Check-in time for participants is 9 a.m., and the 2- or 4-mile walk/runs begin at 10 a.m. Walkers can participate as individuals or as part of a team, collecting pledges and earning incentive prizes. On average, Ohio walkers raise $225 to be used for local services and MS-related research. In 2006, the MS Walk generated about $53 million nationwide, and participants from the Ohio Buckeye Chapter raised about $1.2 million. For more information about multiple sclerosis or the 2007 MS Walk in Mahoning Valley, call (800) 667-7131 or visit the chapter's MS Walk Web site at www.MSohiowalk.org.

Officer finds dog carcass

YOUNGSTOWN — A police officer on patrol made a gruesome discovery Monday afternoon.

The body of a pit bull, with only a "spine and innards" left between its hips and neck," was lying in the road on Atkinson Avenue just west of Vaughn Avenue on the city's East Side, according to a police report.

The dog had bite injuries to its face and head consistent with dog fighting, and one of its front legs was ripped off, the police report says.

The officer spotted the remains at 3:45 p.m. and called dog warden Dave Nelson.

Nelson told the officer that three vacant houses on Wardle Avenue, 2545, 2606 and 2633, are being used for dog fighting.

All are wide open, and 2545 has four feet of water in the basement, making it a drowning hazard for any children that wander in, the police report says.

The houses are filled with garbage, broken glass and animal feces. They pose health hazards to the whole neighborhood and will likely draw rats, the report says.

Nelson told police he's found dog carcasses there before. The houses should be demolished immediately, the report says.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007
A 26-year-old Sharon woman was stabbed in a fight over a man. Uolanda Bailey came to Sharon Regional Hospital at 3 p.m....