At a glance
Road closed for bridge repairs
BRISTOL — Hyde Shaffer Road between state Route 45 and Corey Hunt Road, approximately 300 yards west of Route 45, will be closed until further notice for bridge repairs.
The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office closed the road Monday.
The recommended detour is north on Route 45, west on state Route 88 and south on Corey Hunt Road.
Champion student disciplined
CHAMPION — A Champion Middle School student has been disciplined after making alleged verbal threats against other students Tuesday.
School Superintendent Pamela Hood said Middle School Principal Heather Campbell was made aware of the situation and disciplined the student involved.
Hood said Champion police also were made aware of the situation and are working with the school district.
Hood said there was no weapon involved. She would not provide further details.
Church lawn equipment stolen
WARREN — A thief broke into a church shed Sunday and stole lawn and garden equipment, according to a police report.
Two Stihl leaf blowers and a Toro snow blower were stolen just before 3 a.m. from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, SS Cyril and Methodius site, 185 Laird Ave. NE, the report states. Church surveillance video shows a white man man on a bicycle wearing gray jogging pants, a tan Carhart jacket with a grey hooded sweatshirt under it stopping in the parking lot, breaking into the shed, taking the snow blower and coming back for the leaf blowers, the report states.
Traffic camera case to high court
NEW MIAMI — An Ohio village ordered to pay back $3 million in citations stemming from automated traffic cameras is taking its case to the state Supreme Court.
The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News reports New Miami has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to hear its appeal. Lower courts have ruled that New Miami isn’t immune to legal action because it gained funds by collecting fines under a traffic camera program that was declared unconstitutional in 2014.
The village argues sovereign immunity is guaranteed to municipalities across the state and necessary for preserving “fiscal integrity.”
The village cited nearly 45,000 motorists in 15 months.
Female driver hits building twice
NILES — A woman was cited with driving under the influence after crashing into a building twice, according to a traffic crash report.
Jaylyn Hoschar, 20, of Youngstown, was cited on a charge of driving under the influence after being accused of driving her Kia Spectra through the lot of the Niles Park Plaza and hitting a building, the report states.
A witness told police Hoschar backed up and then drove into the building a second time, the report states.
No one was injured during the crash and Hoschar was cited and released to a sober person, according to Niles police Capt. John Marshall. The crash happened just after 10 p.m. Monday, the report states.
Staff, wire reports