At a glance
Vienna officer nearly run over, shoots weapon
VIENNA — A Vienna police officer shot at a man who tried to run him over Friday evening following a hit-skip crash.
After the main suspect fled from a hit-and-run incident around 6:30 p.m., officers caught up with the suspect in Howland, according to Tribune news partner WKBN 27 News. According to police, when the suspect was pulled over to have an officer speak with him, he took off, nearly running over the officer.
The officer shot at the car, which later crashed into a ditch in the area of Warren-Sharon and Centennial roads, police said.
Both the officer and suspect were taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital but had no injuries. The names of the officer and suspect were not available.
Warren standoff ends peacefully after hours
WARREN — A nearly five-hour standoff that started around 10 p.m. Friday ended peacefully, according to police.
Warren police Lt. Dan Mason said a 37-year-old man barricaded himself inside the ACD Communications store on Youngstown Road near Adelaide Avenue SE with a loaded gun and was threatening to commit suicide. Police, the SWAT team and a hostage negotiator were called to the scene, and officers blocked off a section of the neighborhood.
After four and a half hours of speaking with the negotiator, the man surrendered peacefully. Mason said he was taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
No one was hurt and no charges have been filed. It is unknown why the man was distraught, but police radio traffic indicated he may have been drunk or under the influence of drugs.
Judge: Mom’s confession can be used at trial
BELLEFONTAINE — A judge has ruled that a recorded police interrogation of an Ohio woman saying she smothered her three young sons can be used during her trial.
The judge ruled Friday that 24-year-old Brittany Pilkington’s recorded statements to police Aug. 18, 2015 were voluntary.
The Bellefontaine woman has pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder. She says in the recording that she smothered each boy with a blanket because she didn’t want to see them suffering.
Pilkington lawyers argued the statements were obtained unconstitutionally. Her attorney didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Friday
Two of Pilkington’s sons were infants, and one was a toddler. They were killed at different times over 13 months.
Dayton school board delays dozens of layoffs
DAYTON — A southwest Ohio school board has delayed about 40 scheduled layoffs to classroom aides, building trades workers and others until at least next month.
The Dayton Board of Education on Thursday delayed scheduled layoffs and position removals until Dec. 6 after 20 administrators were laid off earlier this month.
Board member John McManus was voted president pro tem after board President Adil Baguirov left mid-meeting. McManus made the motion to postpone the layoffs.