At a glance
Teen struck by train in East Palestine identified
EAST PALESTINE — Village police on Wednesday said the boy struck and killed by a train Tuesday night was from Wellsville, but had been staying with relatives in town for the past several days.
The boy was identified as Ethan Ferguson, 16.
Police Chief Jim Brown III said in a press release the department is continuing to investigate the death, which they believe to be accidental.
East Palestine police, fire and EMS were notified around 6:07 p.m. Tuesday that an eastbound Norfolk and Southern train had struck a pedestrian in the area between the North Pleasant Drive and James Street crossings.
East Palestine School District Superintendent Traci Hostetler said Ferguson had just been registered to attend the district this week and was scheduled to begin classes at the high school on Wednesday.
Man in ‘Scream’ mask robs gas station in Howland
HOWLAND — Police are looking for a man who robbed a gas station Tuesday while wearing a “Scream” mask.
The unknown man robbed the store and was armed with a knife, according to Howland police.
Surveillance footage shows the man wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants, purple gloves and the mask.
Anyone with information should call Howland police at 330-856-5555.
Bristol BOE to meet on energy savings project
BRISTOL — The Bristol Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for 5 p.m. today at the board offices on an energy savings project by Plug Smart.
Possible action to enter into an energy savings contract may take place.
Easter Seals’ office theft victim
WARREN — A charitable organization fell victim Wednesday to breaking and entering.
Police were called to Easter Seals, 1983 Ridge Road, just before 2 a.m. for an alarm going off and they found a front glass window broken out, according to a police report. Someone had emptied $200 from the cash register and then unlocked a front door to leave the building, the report states.