Vehicles set on fire
YOUNGSTOWN - Two landscaping vehicles were intentionally set on fire Sunday afternoon, Tribune Chronicle partner WYTV 33 News reported.
Police told the station that arson investigators believe the two trucks were set on fire about 12:30 p.m. on Victoria Road.
There were no injuries reported.
Man pleads guilty
in double homicide
YOUNGSTOWN - A man accused of shooting two men to death a year ago pleaded guilty Monday to lesser charges.
Quentin Jones, 23, faced two counts of murder in the Aug. 6, 2011, shooting deaths of Jasmon Reeder, 19, and Oscar Teague, 56, at 1091 Wirt St. on the city's North Side. Jones pleaded guilty Monday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to two counts of voluntary manslaughter, according to WYTV 33 News.
He faces up to 22 years in prison when he returns for sentencing next month.
Jones was one of four men indicted in the case. He was a fugitive for more than a month before turning himself in on the charges in late September.
A second suspect, Keilan Clinkscale, 23, pleaded guilty in March to two counts of involuntary manslaughter with a firearms specification. He was sentenced in April to six years in prison.
Doctor accused in 'pill mill' case found dead
LIBERTY - An anesthesiologist from Hubbard indicted as part of a crackdown on "pill mills" in Scioto County was found dead inside a Liberty hotel room on Saturday.
Victor Andrei Georgescu, 51, 308 Rebecca Ave., was found about 11:30 a.m. in room 122 of the Super 8 Motel, 4250 Belmont Ave., according to WYTV 33 News.
The cause of death is under investigation. A police report states an empty bottle of 90-proof vodka and a plastic cup used to mix prescription medications, and several prescription medications were found at the scene.
Trumbull County Coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk said he is treating the death as drug-related, but an official cause of death won't be known until toxicology results are complete, which could take up to eight weeks, according to 33 News.
Georgescu was facing 16 total counts, including four counts each of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, conspiracy to engage in corrupt activity, funding drug trafficking and permitting drug abuse, and was to go on trial next month.
He and co-defendant Marshall Adkins operated Greater Medical Advance in Wheelersburg.