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Police investigate Saturday shooting
YOUNGSTOWN – Police continue to investigate a Saturday shooting that wounded one man here.
William McClain, 39, was found by police lying in the street about 11 p.m. along East High Avenue. Witnesses reported hearing what sounded like a fight just prior to the gunshots, reports said.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found an SUV near the victim parked awkwardly with several bullet holes in it.
Police said late Sunday that they had spoken to several witnesses but had not made any arrests.
McClain was taken to an area hospital.
Mahoning County blitz numbers released
CANFIELD – The Mahoning County OVI Task Force has released numbers from its Friday night blitz.
According to a release, officers assigned to the detail made 41 traffic stops, resulting in one OVI arrest, two summons for driving under suspension, one citation for a red light violation, one citation for improper start, and one citation for traveling outside of marked lanes.
One driver failed to stop. This resulted in a chase and a charge of felony fleeing and eluding, and a citation for possession of marijuana.
The blitz was conducted by seven officers between 11 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday. It focused on state Route 224.
Warren ward meeting to address flooding issues
WARREN – Councilwoman Cheryl Saffold will hold a 6th Ward meeting at 6 p.m. today at Hoyt Street Flourishing Ministries Church, 763 Hoyt St.
Warren officials will attend to speak about the recent flooding situation and how it can be fixed, she said.
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Warren police find man who was shot in leg
WARREN – Police found a northwest side man lying in the driveway of a residence in the 100 block of Idylwild N.E. about 4:30 a.m. Thursday with a gunshot wound to his leg.
Michael G. Sallaz, 51, 152 Comstock St. N.W., told police he did not know who shot him, according to a Warren police report.
He was taken to a local hospital, and an update on his condition was not available.
Warren man jailed in felonious assault case
WARREN – A city man accused of pulling a gun on a woman Friday morning in Weathersfield remained at the Trumbull County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
Simpatico Dorsey Jr., 21, of Jefferson Street S.W., is facing felonious assault charges and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.
Weathersfield police reported being called to the parking lot of Carl’s Paving on Columbus Avenue, where they found Dorsey and the woman.
Man arrested after chase by police
WARREN – A city man is at the Trumbull County Jail after police said he led them on a foot pursuit on Thursday.
Bond for Keith Jamar Holley, 23, 273 Idylwild St. N.E., was set at $75,000 at his initial court appearance.
He also has been charged with violating parole, carrying a concealed weapon, having weapons under disability and menacing.
Holley was arrested at 146 Idylwild St. N.E. by the city’s Street Crimes Unit about 1:30 p.m. Thursday after he threw a handgun during the foot pursuit, according to a Warren police report.
Weathersfield to hold ‘State of Township’
WEATHERSFIELD – Township trustees will hold a ”State of the Township” during their regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the township hall.
Trustee Chairman Gil Blair said the presentation will include an update of all ongoing projects and initiatives and a discussion of the future of the township and future projects trustees are working on.
OVI checkpoint set in Mahoning County
CANFIELD – The Mahoning County OVI Task Force has scheduled a sobriety checkpoint for today.
Officials said police will conduct roadside checks to identify drivers who are alcohol and drug impaired. Also, saturation patrols will be conducted throughout the weekend.
The Ohio State Patrol and Ohio Department of Transportation will also participate.
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Report: Bicyclist hit by vehicle in Howland
HOWLAND – Emergency crews were called to East Market Street and Route 82 this morning after an individual on a bicycle was hit by a vehicle, according to reports.
Police scanner traffic indicated there were no serious injuries. However, witnesses said the bicyclist was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
No further information was immediately available.
Police confiscate drugs in Columbiana raids
WELLSVILLE – Police raided two homes on Clark Avenue Wednesday morning, confiscating marijuana plants at one and heroin in the other, police said.
The Columbiana County Drug Task Force, Wellsville Police Department and the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Department served two search warrants.
The first at 1718 Clark Ave. netted 19 marijuana plants.
The second warrant was served at 1825 Clark Ave., where no one was home during the search. Along with a small amount of heroin, agents found suspected drug paraphernalia and packing materials, which were all seized, police said.
In both cases, charges are reportedly pending, Wellsville police Chief Joe Scarabino said.
Woman hurt on carnival ride in Newton Falls
NEWTON FALLS – A 29-year-old woman was injured on a carnival ride Wednesday in Newton Falls.
According to reports, the woman was riding the ride when the seatbelt came loose, and she was tossed around inside the ride’s basket.
The woman was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. An update on her condition was not immediately available.
Report:?Garage catches fire in Leavittsburg
LEAVITTSBURG – A structure fire required the assistance of several area departments late Thursday night, as crews fought to contain the blaze.
The initial call came in at 9:55 p.m. for a fire in a garage at 473 Bechtel Road.
Fire departments in Warren Township, Champion and Braceville worked to put out the flames, officials with the 911 center said.
The Trumbull County Fire Investigating Unit is expected to investigate for a cause, officials said.