Wed. 12:02 p.m.: UPDATE Howland woman dies in fire

HOWLAND – A morning house fire has claimed the life of an elderly woman.

Fire crews were called to the duplex at 7582 Pegotty Drive N.E. around 5 a.m.

Naomi Smith, 80, was dead at the scene and transported to Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Officials said Smith and her son, Richard Noble, were in the home at the time of the fire. Noble suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to St. Joseph Health Center. He was later transported to the burn unit in Akron.