Boardman restaurant owner back in jail
Boardman restaurant owner Michael Alberini is back in jail for the weekend.
According to Mahoning County jail records, the 55-year-old owner of the Boardman restaurant that bears his name was sentenced on Thursday to three days in jail for contempt of court.
Alberini was booked into the lockup on Thursday and is scheduled to be released on Sunday.
According to jail records, the sentence is related to a case filed in the domestic relations court of Judge Beth Smith, which does not release information on individual cases.
It was late April when Alberini appeared in Struthers Municipal Court and pleaded no contest to violating a protection order.
Alberini was first arrested in December 2021 by police following a domestic situation at his Squirrel Drive home after police got a call that he had blocked his then-wife from leaving home, allegedly stating that if "anyone comes to the house, there would be a standoff." Police reported that Alberini was sitting with a semi-automatic rifle on his lap pointed toward the front door.
Originally pleading not guilty to the charges in December of 2021, Alberini changed the plea to guilty and was sentenced in July to community service and two years’ probation.