Owners: Black bear visits home
VIENNA - Mary Mills was standing in her yard chatting on the phone Friday evening when she was startled by a noise.
It turned out to be a visit from a black bear to her Cole Road home.
''It was more interested in my bird feeder than it was me,'' Mills said.
She said she has not seen black bears in her area before, but has read newspaper accounts recently reporting many black bear sightings in the area.
Mills ran into the house to retrieve her camera, and was able to capture the visitor on video through her window as it strolled around the backyard.
Wildlife officials say the recent bear sightings are not unusual because this is the time of year when young male adults are moving away from their mothers and trying to find their own new homes. In most cases they will eventually move on, officials say.
Police: Girl loses a finger on bike
WARREN - A girl riding her bicycle severed a finger when she crashed early Wednesday evening, according to police.
The accident happened about 6:15 p.m. along the railroad tracks that run between South Leavitt Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
A relative drove the girl to the Warren Township Fire Department, where they administered first aid and transported her to St. Joseph Health Center.
County wants to buy old building
WARREN - Trumbull County commissioners are interested in purchasing an old apartment building near the county's administration building, possibly for more parking.
Commissioner Frank Fuda said the Napolet Apartment Building, 378 Harmon St. N.W., has a large garage that's ''in pretty good shape,'' that could be used for storage too.
On Wednesday, commissioners hired Warren attorney Gilbert L. Rieger of Valley Title and Escrow Agency to prepare the purchase agreement.
Motorists cited after crash
WARREN - Two motorists were injured and both were cited Tuesday evening when their vehicles collided at the intersection of Main / Mahoning Avenue and West Market Street.
A southbound car on Mahoning driven by Cathie L. Evans, 45, of North Street N.W., Warren, was making a left turn onto West Market when it crashed into a northbound vehicle on Main driven by Clinton Gillespie, 32, of Belmont Street, Warren. The crash happened at 8:52 p.m.
Police cited Evans for failure to yield the right-of-way at an intersection, and Gillespie was cited for operating a vehicle impaired, driving under suspension and fictitious license plates.
Both drivers were taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital, where nurses couldn't confirm if either was still hospitalized.