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Badger Schools to meet on calamity days

KINSMAN – The Joseph Badger Local Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. today at the board office to take action on a calamity day makeup plan for the district.

Niles City Schools voted last week to put the makeup plan in place, which allows three additional days to the state-allotted five, as long as students are given make-up work to complete. Warren City Schools announced last week that it will is meeting at 8 a.m. today to act on the plan.

Many schools have already used five or more calamity days this month due to extreme cold temperatures and heavy snow and are likely to have to use more as temperatures are to drop into the negative degrees by Monday evening and continue through Wednesday.

American Red Cross opens warming center

LIBERTY – Karen Conklin, executive director of the American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley, said that in anticipation of severe weather conditions, the American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley will open a warming center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at 3530 Belmont Ave., Suite 7, Youngstown, across from Walmart, next to Home Savings.

Conklin said the Red Cross will continue to monitor the need for overnight shelters.

Nominations sought for Community Star event

Nominations are being sought for the Tribune Chronicle Community Star program.

Now in its 13th year, the program celebrates the volunteers who have had a significant influence on Trumbull County, be it through tireless hours of service, random acts of kindness or a single moment of courage.

The 10 people chosen will be recognized in a special section published in the newspaper, and treated to a banquet open to the community at W.D. Packard Music Hall on March 18.

Nominations are due by Feb. 3. They can be emailed to Sue Shafer at or submitted through the Virtual Newsroom on They can also be hand-delivered or mailed to Sue Shafer, c/o Tribune Chronicle, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, OH 44483.

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Two in Democratic primary for House seat

WARREN – Former Warren Mayor Michael J. O’Brien is the second person to file to run for the Democratic nomination in what will be an open 64th District Ohio House seat.

O’Brien, who also served as a Trumbull County commissioner and councilman in Warren, joins Eugene Mach, the Upward Bound coordinator at Youngstown State University. Mach, also of Warren, filed with the Trumbull County Board of Election on Jan. 10; O’Brien filed Thursday.

Seeking the Green Party nomination for the seat is Elaine Mastromatteo of Bristol. So far, she is the only person to file for that party’s nomination. No Republicans have filed for their party’s nomination.

The deadline is Feb. 5. State Rep. Tom Letson, D-Warren, can’t run because of term limits.

Johnston trustees place fire renewal on ballot

JOHNSTON – Johnston Township trustees on Thursday approved placing a 2-mill, five-year renewal levy for fire and emergency medical service on the May 6 primary ballot.

Fiscal Officer John Moran said the levy, which was originally passed in the 1990s and last renewed in 2008, would continue to generate $33,995 annually for day-to-day needs for the fire department and EMS. Moran said with a renewal there is no increase in taxes.

Sen. Brown promotes mortgage tax break

YOUNGSTOWN – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will be in Youngstown today to call on Congress to reverse a tax increase put on homeowners.

The Democrat will speak at Catholic Charities on Belmont Avenue to promote his Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act, which would for a year relieve the requirement on homeowners to pay taxes on mortgage debt forgiveness. Brown said, unless passed, the IRS will treat principal reductions homeowners get through mortgage modifications as income.

He will joined by Thomas Williams, the former president of the Ohio Association of Realtors and a local woman who is at risk of a tax increase.

McDonald OKs contract with OAPSE workers

McDONALD – The McDonald Board of Education this week approved a three-year contract with the 14 employees represented by the Ohio Association of Public School Employees 662.

Board Vice President John Saganich said the agreement is retroactive to Sept. 1 and includes a 2.75 percent pay increase each year of the agreement, which is the same pay increases approved for the district’s teachers late last year.

OAPSE members – which include some secretaries, bus drivers, custodians and cooks – also will receive a one-time stipend of $1,500. Saganich said this was approved since the teaching union had their insurance premium contribution decreased from 20 to 10 percent, with the OAPSE contribution already at 10 percent.

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Woman reports burglary

as pair tries to kick in door

WARREN – A city woman told police that two males kicked in the back door of her Burton Street S.E. home Tuesday night while she was watching her four grandchildren.

Police said they were called to the residence around 8:30 p.m. after receiving reports that there was a burglary in progress. Barbara Buehler, 67, told officers that the intruders took off when she yelled that the police would soon be on their way because the alarm was going off, according to a Warren police report.

The report states that the intruders ran out of the rear of the residence when they heard Buehler yelling.

Vallourec Star union vote

results expected today

YOUNGSTOWN – Voting was to wrap up at 8 this morning on whether 531 hourly workers at Vallourec Star will be represented by the United Electrical Workers Union.

Voting got under way early Tuesday at two trailers situated on company property outside each of the two Youngstown pipe mills.

An official with the National Labor Relations Board, which is overseeing the election, said the ballots will be counted immediately following the close of the election this morning.

Results will be posted as soon as they are known at

New sledding hill

hits delay in Cortland

CORTLAND – Sledding at the Eastlake Metropark just north of Lake Vista Retirement Community will have to wait for another winter.

“We ran into the end of the year. We want to take our time and get the sled hill done right,” said Zachary Svette, Trumbull Metroparks operations director.

Construction on the park off of state Route 46 began in August with hopes of being completed in time for the winter. Svette said the park is between 60 and 75 percent complete; a 40-car parking lot is already complete.

More dirt is needed to complete the hill, which will then be graded. It will run east to west toward Mosquito Creek Reservoir, stopping about half mile from the reservoir. Snow fencing was placed around the park to discourage early sledders, he said.

The park will include a connection path to the Turkey Run hiking trail.

The park is a joint project between the city, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Trumbull Metroparks. The pavement cost about $168,000, while the trail and hill will be done in-house to deter costs.

Nominations sought for Community Star program

Nominations are being sought for the Tribune Chronicle Community Star program.

Now in its 13th year, the program celebrates the volunteers who have had a significant influence on Trumbull County, be it through tireless hours of service, random acts of kindness or a single moment of courage.

The 10 people chosen will be recognized in a special section published in the newspaper, and treated to a banquet open to the community at W.D. Packard Music Hall on March 18.

Nominations are due by Feb. 3. They can be emailed to Sue Shafer at or submitted through the Virtual Newsroom on They can also be hand-delivered or mailed to Sue Shafer, c/o Tribune Chronicle, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, OH 44483.

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Hartford, Vernon to meet on police contract

HARTFORD – Hartford and Vernon township officials will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Hartford to discuss a contract for police protection.

Hartford provides police protection to Vernon.

Hartford officials will also meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday to review the fire department contract.

Nominations sought for Community Stars

Nominations are being sought for the Tribune Chronicle Community Star program.

Now in its 13th year, the program celebrates the volunteers who have had a significant influence on Trumbull County, be it through tireless hours of service, random acts of kindness or a single moment of courage.

The 10 people chosen will be recognized in a special section published in the newspaper, and treated to a banquet open to the community at W.D. Packard Music Hall on March 18.

Nominations are due by Feb. 3. They can be emailed to Sue Shafer at or submitted through the Virtual Newsroom on They can also be hand-delivered or mailed to Sue Shafer c/o Tribune Chronicle, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, OH 44483.

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Bond set at $250,000 for suspect in Niles assault

NILES – Bond was set at $250,000 for at 19-year-old city man accused of invading an elderly woman’s home and assaulting her last month.

Anthony A. Howe, 2122 Robbins Ave., was returned to Trumbull County Jail following his arraignment Friday morning in municipal court. He is charged with felony aggravated burglary.

He is due back in municipal court at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 27 for a preliminary hearing before Judge Thomas W. Townley.

Police said Howe broke into the North Butler Street home of a Linda Spano, 65, around 5 a.m. Dec. 30 and beat her. He was arrested Thursday.

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Liberty police looking for missing woman

LIBERTY – The Liberty Township Police Department is asking for help in finding a local woman who has been missing since Wednesday morning.

A 911 supervisor said Thursday that anyone with information on Dawn Blagovich, 42, of Niles, is asked to call the 911 non-emergency number at 330-675-2730.

Reports indicate Blagovich didn’t show up for a scheduled appointment and has been missing since 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Blagovich is described as standing 5-foot-5, weighing 140 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, and was believed last seen driving a 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada, license plate number FXQ 4592.

Police report break-in at Warren business

WARREN – Police are investigating a break-in they said took place at a local business shortly after it was destroyed by fire earlier this week.

A city police officer was on patrol around 9 a.m. Wednesday when he was alerted to the break-in at Lifetime Muffler & Auto Repair, 2643 W. Market St., according to a Warren police report. The report indicates the break-in took place Tuesday afternoon – a day after fire crews were called to extinguish a blaze at the building.

Fire officials said the structure appeared to be destroyed. However, a damage estimate had not yet been determined as of Thursday. The report doesn’t state what might have been taken in the break-in.

Sheriff office investigating stabbing at Bristol Inn Bar

BRISTOL- The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Thursday evening stabbing reported at the Bristol Inn Bar, 6233 state Route 45.

A 911 spokesman said the stabbing occurred at 8:52 p.m., and a man was taken to the hospital. The sheriff’s office and Ohio State Highway Patrol are working together on what happened and locating the person who committed the stabbing.

Further details on the stabbing, including name of the victim and his condition, were not available Thursday night.

East Liverpool shooting suspect found in Columbus

EAST LIVERPOOL – A man considered a suspect in the shooting of a local man last July has been found in Columbus and was being held there Thursday by officials.

Christian Radcliff, 25, Columbus, is currently incarcerated in the Franklin County Jail after a call by city Detective Don Fickes in relation to a more recent case involving his alleged victim.

Radcliff is suspected of shooting Tyler Austin, 22, Wells Avenue, Wellsville, during a confrontation in the East End last July which resulted in Austin suffering a wound to his torso and being flown to a Pittsburgh hospital.

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Woman cited in crash that knocks out power

WEATHERSFIELD – A Sebring woman was issued a failure to control citation on Saturday after the vehicle she was driving hit a mailbox and two utility poles along Tibbets Wick Road east of U.S. Route 422.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed that Shawna Blake, 27, suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown after the crash.

Troopers said the vehicle Blake was driving left the side of the roadway around 1:47 p.m. and hit the utility poles, briefly knocking out power and telephone service. Ohio Edison and Time Warner were called.

Garbage catches fire in Weathersfield

WEATHERSFIELD – Garbage in a loaded Allied Waste truck caught fire Monday morning in the township.

Fire officials said the truck driver noticed the load was on fire after picking up trash at a mobile home park in the township about 11 a.m.

He called 911 and was instructed to pull into the Weathersfield Township Fire Station at 1382 W. Park Ave. and dump the load there. Crews then spread the burning trash with a front loader and put the fire out.

No injuries were reported. Fire officials said they were able to save the garbage truck.

They were not sure what caused the fire.

Warren seeks comments on trailhead project

WARREN – The city is looking to use federal funds to construct trailheads for the Great Ohio Lake to River Greenway on North River Road N.W. and Youngstown Road S.E.

Work to be done would including constructing parking lots and various amenities. The trailheads are projected to be completed in 2015.

Comments and questions should be submitted to Paul Makosky, director of the city’s Engineering, Planning and Building Department, by Feb. 21. He can be reached at 330-841-2973.

Women accused of prostitution arraigned

AUSTINTOWN – Four women facing prostitution charges were arraigned Monday in Austintown Area Court.

LaCarra Peterson, 28, and Tiye Brightwell-Knox, 27, were arraigned on misdemeanor charges of prostitution. Christina Gradillas, 34, and Maria Polas, 25, are facing felony drug and prostitution charges.

The were all ordered to undergo HIV and AIDS testing.

The women were arrested Wednesday after a raid conducted by the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force, the Youngstown office of the FBI, the Austintown Police Department and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, according to reports. Reports state the women advertised their services on the Internet.

Entries requested for IngenuityFest

The open call entries to the 10th annual IngenuityFest to be held in September in Cleveland has been announced by Ingenuity, an organization highlighting creativity and innovation that make Cleveland vibrant.

IngenuityFest is a three-day celebration of art, music, technology and other aspects. Artists, creators, inventors and experimenters are invited to propose large or small projects.

To mark the 10th anniversary, IngenuityFest is considering work that would extend beyond the three-day event and single geography. Creative teams can consider multi-week projects that take place outside the location of the Fest itself.

Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. April 6. Further details and the online entry for can be found at

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Howland Fire responds to crash on East Market

HOWLAND – The Howland Fire Department responded to a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon off East Market Street.

Lt. Lance Blair said the fire department was called to an accident scene about 3:20 p.m. at East Market Street and Clifton Drive after a male driver heading east on East Market Street lost control and went off the side of the road and hit a tree.

Blair said the Jaws of Life was brought to the scene to get the driver out of the vehicle. He said the driver was speaking to firefighters at the scene and was transported to Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Blair said no other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was also called to the scene and is investigating the accident.

Howland schools to discuss reconfiguration

HOWLAND – Howland schools will hold a Key Communicator’s assembly at 7:15 p.m. today at the middle school cafeteria to discuss the conceptual plan for reconfiguration of the elementary school buildings.

Superintendent John Sheets said that after reviewing elementary enrollment numbers and the physical capacity of school buildings, Howland schools are proposing to reconfigure its kindergarten to fifth buildings for the 2014-2015 school year.

Under consideration is the following plan: all fourth- and fifth-graders will attend HC Mines Elementary School, all second- and third-graders will attend Glen Elementary School, all kindergarten and first-graders will attend Springs Elementary School and North Road Elementary will be taken out of service.

Sheets said the reconfiguration will help to strengthen learning, provide efficient use of building space, and reduce deficit spending.

Parent informational meetings will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mines, Jan. 21 at North Road, Jan. 28 at Glen and Jan. 30 at Springs.

Lordstown to meet on electing TCTC rep

LORDSTOWN – The Lordstown Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for 8 a.m. today in the board offices for the purpose of electing a member of the board to serve as representative to the Trumbull Career and Technical Center board.

Commissioners to hold hearing on sales tax

YOUNGSTOWN – The Mahoning County commissioners will hold a sales tax public hearing at 10:30 a.m. today at the county courthouse basement.

A previous hearing was held last week, but due to cold weather there was very low attendance.

The commissioners will also hold their reorganizational meeting at 9:30 a.m. today in the hearing room followed by the board meeting at 10 a.m.

Fitness Challenge deadline approaches

The sign-up deadline for the 13th annual Tribune Chronicle / St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Fitness Challenge is Friday.

Teams of five need to have their entry forms submitted along with at least $50 of the $250 entry fee by Friday. The initial weigh-in for the Fitness Challenge is Jan. 16.

For 10 weeks, teams will compete to get fit and shed pounds. Each team will designate a charity, which is guaranteed a donation of at least $225. The team that loses the greatest percentage of its starting weight gains the greatest share of the prize money for its charity.

Contact Sue Shafer at 330-841-1696 with any questions or for more information.

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Fatal accident in Gustavus under investigation

GUSTAVUS – The driver of an SUV was killed following a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Gardner Barclay Road near Farmdale.

Ellwood V. McCracken, 69, of Kinsman, was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

McCracken was driving his 2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer east about 2:20 p.m. when it slid on ice, slipped off the right side of the road and hit a tree, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

McCracken was wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

Warren SOUP accepting presentation proposals

WARREN – Warren SOUP is accepting proposals for its next micro-funding dinner from presenters with creative local projects looking for a financial jump start.

The dinner will be held Feb. 1, and presenters will be given a limited amount of time to pitch their idea to attendees who will then vote on which project they would like to fund through their ticket donation. Projects can range in topic from social entrepreneurship, urban gardens, youth development, fine and performing arts, social justice and the like.

All proposals are due in hand by noon Jan. 21. Applications can be obtained from 170 N. Park Ave. or by contacting Sheila Calko, Warren SOUP committee member, via her email Volunteers and those wishing to donate soup, paper products and the like are also encourage to contact Calko.

STEAM Academy closes early due to pipe leak

WARREN – Students at STEAM Academy of Warren were dismissed after a pipe burst in the building.

Head of School Timothy Freeman said due to lack of water and heat in the building, students were sent home around noon Thursday.

A pipe in a downstairs room near the gymnasium burst around 9:30 a.m., and “water was coming out pretty profusely,” he said.

The school had to shut off the water to the building as well as the boiler.

A plumber was called and will make the repairs today. However, no damage estimate or repair cost is available, Freeman said.

Students were given lunch and then dismissed at noon.

Freeman said classes should resume today.

Detroit woman with suspended license stopped

WEATHERSFIELD – Police said they caught a Detroit woman driving while having a lifetime suspension on her Michigan driver’s license.

Kimberly R. Ross, 41, of 13957 Winthrop St., is scheduled to be arraigned in Niles Municipal Court today.

Weathersfield police reported stopping her on Route 169 last week. Police explained that the type of suspension Ross has a specified lifetime suspension. In Ohio, driving with that type of suspension is a felony of the third degree.

39-year-old man indicted in girlfriend’s beating death

YOUNGSTOWN – A Mahoning County grand jury on Thursday indicted a man on murder charges in the Dec. 31 death of a his live-in girlfriend.

Larry Johnson, 39, was picked up by U.S. Marshals around 6:30 p.m. Jan. 1 at a Walmart in Columbus.

He is accused of beating and stabbing Lashea Parker, 26, whose body was found in her Shelby Road home on the West Side of Youngstown. Johnson was found in her car, police said.

Youngstown police detectives returned Johnson to Younsgtown last week. He is being held in the Mahoning County Jail.

A court date for his arraignment in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court had not been set on Thursday.

Girard blockwatch meeting set at library

GIRARD – The city’s 2nd Ward blockwatch will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, to be attended by several city officials.

Girard Councilman Larry Steiner will be joined at the meeting by a representative from the Girard Police Department.

The meeting is set to be held at the Girard Public Library.

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Armed robbery reported on Perkinswood Blvd.

WARREN Police were called to investigate an attempted armed robbery Sunday night at Z & J Market on Perkinswood Boulevard S.E.

Initial reports indicated two males fled from the store in a silver Bonneville around 8:41 p.m. and were last seen heading towards Youngstown Road, according to police scanner traffic. Witnesses told a police dispatcher the gunmen’s faces were covered.

It was not clear whether anyone was hurt. No other information was available.

Tribute planned for MLK, Mandela

WARREN – The Trumbull County NAACP Youth Chapter will sponsor a tribute to Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Alliance Community Outreach Center, 2051 Niles Road.

For information, call 330-469-3247.

Brookfield trustees to hold executive session

BROOKFIELD – Brookfield Township trustees will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the township hall for an executive session on conducting fire department interviews, hiring of fire department personnel, and for discussion and signing of fire department contracts.

Public hearing today on Mahoning sales tax

YOUNGSTOWN – The Mahoning County commissioners will hold a sales tax hearing at 6:30 p.m. today at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St.

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Report: State trooper hit by sliding car

YOUNGSTOWN – An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper from the Canfield post is recovering in the hospital after he was hit by a car Thursday night. Trooper Brian Cowles suffered a broken leg, according to the patrol.

Reports state that Cowles was standing along Interstate 680 near Meridian Road in Austintown helping a motorist whose car was stuck in the snow-covered median when another vehicle slid out of control and hit him.

The driver of the car that hit Cowles has not been charged, according to the patrol.

Youngstown murder suspect ready for return

COLUMBUS – Bond was set at $1 million for a Youngstown man accused in the New Year’s Eve slaying of his live-in girlfriend.

Larry Johnson, 39, is at the Franklin County Jail following an extradition hearing Friday afternoon in Columbus. Youngstown officials have until Jan. 10 to pick him up.

Johnson was arrested Wednesday evening by U.S. Marshals at a Columbus Walmart. He was in the victim’s car, police said.

He is accused of the Tuesday afternoon homicide of Lashea Parker, 26, at their Shelby Road home on the city’s West Side.

The Mahoning County coroner released a statement Friday that Parker died of multiple blunt and sharp force injuries to the head.

A neighbor saw Parker’s four children playing outside Tuesday without coats or supervision. When she went to take care of the children, she found found Parker’s body inside the house, police said. The children are with Parker’s relatives.

Lordstown collects 81 pounds of medication

LORDSTOWN – Since Oct. 1, the Lordstown Police Department received 81.4 pounds of unwanted pharmaceuticals as part of its new prescription drug drop box.

The department received the prescription drug drop box from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators. The box is installed in the lobby of the police station, 1583 Salt Springs Road, accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Chief Brent Milhoan said it helps “limit the misuse of drugs by children and teens who often get the drugs right from their family’s medicine cabinets.”

Medications accepted include pills, capsules, patches, powders, vitamins, inhalers and pet medications. Drugs need to be in original containers or in sealed plastic bags. Medications not accepted are liquids, needles, syringes, lancets, thermometers, IV bags, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide, empty containers and illegal drugs.

For more information, call 330-824-2728.

Library reschedules children’s event

NEWTON FALLS – The Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St., has rescheduled the children’s Candyland from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

The event includes a giant Candyland board for ages 3 to 8 in the meeting room with the game taking 10 to 20 minutes.

The event was rescheduled when the library had to close early Thursday due to severe winter weather.

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Warrant names suspect in Youngstown murder

YOUNGSTOWN – Police have issued a warrant for the suspect in a Tuesday morning homicide that took the life of a 26-year-old woman on the city’s West Side.

Larry Johnson, 39, is wanted on an accusation of murder, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News. Police said the man was the live-in boyfriend of the victim, Lashea Parker, who was found by a neighbor inside her Shelby Road home.

The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office is still investigating the cause of death, but it is believed the woman was stabbed and / or beaten to death, reports said. The coroner said it is likely Parker was killed sometime late Tuesday morning.

It marked Youngstown’s 20th homicide of 2013.

McDonald man charged after Niles police chase

NILES – A McDonald man is facing several charges after he nearly hit a sheriff’s deputy, then led him on a chase through Niles Monday afternoon.

James Seaquist, 19, is in the Trumbull County Jail charged with failure to comply, reckless operation and driving under suspension.

A Trumbull County sheriff’s deputy said Seaquist was speeding down Robbins Avenue passing vehicles and nearly struck the officer’s cruiser. During a pursuit, Seaquist and a passenger, Chelsea Landis, switched seats, causing the car to veer into a devil strip, almost hitting a telephone pole.

Landis was cited for DUI after a blood alcohol test showed she was nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.

Well protesters mark anniversary of quake

NILES – In an effort to raise awareness for what they say is negligence on the part of the oil and gas industry, two protest groups held rallies Tuesday to commemorate the Dec. 31, 2011, earthquake that shook the Mahoning Valley.

Local residents and anti-fracking groups staged the rally outside of the Niles injection well along state Route 169 in Niles. Another group rallied at Market and West Federal streets in downtown Youngstown.

The protesters believe the injection well caused the 4.0 magnitude earthquake, plus other tremors around that time period.

In addition to the rally, protesters are attempting to collect signatures necessary to include a “community bill of rights” on Niles’ May ballot. The measure would attempt to deny fracking within city limits. A similar attempt on the ballot in Youngstown in November failed.

Trash collection delayed for holidays

Allied Waste / Republic Services trash and recycling collection will be closed on New Year’s Day.

Mona Rance, customer service manager, said all residential trash and recycling collection will be on a one-day delay following the holiday this week.