Still no verdict handed down in Amish case
CLEVELAND - Jurors have ended a second day of deliberations without a verdict in the trial of 16 people accused of hate crimes in hair- and beard-cutting attacks against their fellow Amish in Ohio.
The jury started deliberations Thursday morning and will now take the weekend off before resuming Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.
The members of a breakaway Amish settlement are accused of hate crimes in what federal prosecutors say were attacks motivated by religious differences. They say the defendants cut off Amish men's beards and women's hair because the hair carries spiritual significance in their faith.
Defense attorneys acknowledge that the hair-cuttings took place but contend that prosecutors are overreaching by calling them hate crimes.
All the defendants could face lengthy prison terms if convicted.
Youngstown cops find handgun on man in car
YOUNGSTOWN - A West Side man was arraigned on charges of having weapons while under disability and carrying concealed weapons after police found a loaded .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun on him Thursday evening.
Jimmie Reese, 59, was arrested about 8:25 p.m. at Myrtle Avenue and Lois Court after a car he was riding in ran a red light in front of some Vice Squad members.
Reese was a passenger in the car and was fidgeting with his pants before he was ordered out of the car. As he stood up to be searched, the gun fell out of his pants and onto the road, reports state.
He has a preliminary hearing set for Sept. 20, according to court records.
Financial seminar scheduled at TCTC
WARREN - PNC Wealth Management will host two seminars on financial, tax and estate planning issues surrounding new oil and gas leases at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center, entrance A, 521 Educational Highway.
Featured speakers for the seminar entitled "New Found Wealth: After the Lease is Signed, Now What?" will be Chris Gabrick, a CPA who will discuss tax implications of oil and gas transactions, and Christopher J. Schiavone, an attorney who will discuss the nuts and bolts of estate planning.
To register or obtain more information, contact Eloina Moro at 330-742-4273 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.