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Neighbors Complain of Disruptions from Youngstown Group Home Residents - WKBN


People who live on Canfield Road in Youngstown say a group home for the developmentally disabled is causing problems in the neighborhood. Ian Beniston is the director of the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Its headquarters is about half a block from the group home. He says the men of the home harass and scare some neighbors, including one woman with children. “Her daughter is actually afraid to go out of the house,” Beniston said. “The gentleman entered her front yard and grabbed the daughter on her arm.” “He walked up on my porch, grabbed her arm and tried to take the phone out of her hand because he wanted to call his mom,” said Lisa Weidele, the mother of the girl. “But she’s 12, and he’s almost 300 pounds.” To read the whole story from WKBN, click here.