Cops find drugs after foot chase
YOUNGSTOWN - A man who ran from members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force officers late Tuesday morning faces several drug charges.
James Patterson, 26, of Division Street, was arrested on the charges of trafficking in drugs, obstructing official business, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in crack cocaine and possession of drug abuse / marijuana.
Members of the task force said they were looking for a man wanted on a warrant at a 1552 Bryson St. home on the North Side about 11:15 a.m. when they saw two men running through the back yard.
Task force members shouted for the men to stop until Patterson was caught. Officers found two bags of crack cocaine, a bag of heroin, a bag of pills, a bag of crack cocaine, a bag of marijuana and $687 in cash on Patterson when he was caught.
Reports do not say what happened to the other man who ran away with Patterson.
Youngstown man sentenced for drugs
CLEVELAND - A Youngstown man who federal agents charged with dealing drugs while investigating the city's largest street gang will serve more than four years in federal prison and was ordered to stay clear of three specific Youngstown gangs when released to probation.
Paul Henderson, 27, was sentenced last week by U.S. Northern District Court Judge Patricia A. Gaughan to serve 52 months in the federal prison in Morgantown, W.Va., after he pleaded guilty to one count of distributing more than five grams of crack cocaine. A second charge of the same offense was dismissed after Henderson pleaded guilty.
The indictment states he sold 6.2 grams of crack twice to a confidential informant working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Nov. 10 and Nov. 13, 2009.
Gaughan stipulated that upon his release, he is not to associate with any members of the 5150 Bloods, the Erie Mob Gangsters or LSP, the gang federal and local authorities were building a case against when Henderson was charged.
Survivors of Suicide vigil set
WARREN - The annual local candlelight vigil in honor of national Survivors of Suicide Day is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 19 in a new location.
The 13th annual event will be held at the Warren campus of the Victory Christian Center, 4257 Tod Ave. N.W., Warren, according to organizers.
The event is open to anyone who has experienced a loss of a loved one to suicide. Survivors may bring photos or signs. The event is sponsored by Loving Outreach Surviving Suicide (L.O.S.S.) and Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S.). For more information, call 330-898-5613 or 330-372-3020.
Giving Thanks letters deadline approaching
WARREN - There still is time to send the Tribune Chronicle thankful thoughts for publication in the Thanksgiving Day edition.
Readers are welcomed to submit messages about good fortune in the last year. The Tribune Chronicle will share that good news with its readers by publishing submissions during Thanksgiving week.
To submit your thanks electronically, go to www.tribtoday.com, click on the blue ''submit your news'' button and go to the Giving Thanks category; or email your submission to email@example.com. Please limit your submission to 25 words.
Include your complete name, a phone number (not for publication) and the community in which you reside.
Teachers are encouraged to submit electronic submissions of thankful thoughts written by students.
Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday.