Police find drugs, cash in traffic stop
YOUNGSTOWN - Police found nine bindles of heroin and more than $900 in cash on a man they arrested about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday during a South Side traffic stop.
Michael Stanley, 25, of Philadelphia Avenue, was taken into custody on drug charges after the stop at South and Boston avenues.
Reports state Stanley was the driver of a car that pulled into traffic abruptly from a South Avenue gas station after a police car pulled into the station.
While he was being searched, reports state Stanley tried to stop the officer, and he was immediately handcuffed. The drugs and money were found in a pants pocket, reports state.
Crews battle Youngstown blazes
YOUNGSTOWN - City fire crews battled two fires Wednesday evening.
In a 3633 Neilson Ave. house on the East Side at 11:20 p.m., firefighters found Christmas trees and pine in the basement of the home, which had been vacant for several years.
An extra engine was called to the scene because of heavy fire and other engines being tied up on other calls. Damage is listed at $12,350, a total loss.
Earlier in the evening, crews battled a fire at 195 W. Myrtle Ave. about 8:05 p.m. Crews searched for people inside after someone told them they heard screams, but no one was found. Three pets, however, were killed.
Reports state it appears the fire started in two separate locations. Damage is listed at $6,710.
No one was injured in either blaze. Both fires are under investigation.
Howland settles in ambulance accident
HOWLAND - Trustees have agreed to a roughly $3,100 settlement to pay for damages in an accident involving a township ambulance.
The ambulance backed into Amanda Fabijance's 2008 Pontiac Torrent on Oct. 11 at 9500 Howland Springs Road S.E. Both parties sought to settle all claims that exist or could exist, according to a resolution set by the trustees with the help of the township's law director.
Trustee Jim Saker said the accident was described to him as a "fender-bender."
"We wanted to make sure we made good for the damage," Saker said.
The settlement also covered the cost of a rental car and was paid directly to the repair service, according to Saker.
Howland plans to improve entry points
HOWLAND - Howland engineers will work with the Trumbull County Engineer's Office to create more welcoming entry points to the township through a grant to develop a corridor plan.
Trustee Jim Saker said the improvements are aimed at people entering the township,"So when they come into Howland they feel a sense that they enter the community."
According to a resolution approved by the trustees at their regular Wednesday meeting, URS Corp. engineers will be paid $4,000 to help the township and the county's engineers develop the corridor plan and a grant application to improve the infrastructure in the "Golden Triangle" area of the township.
The "Golden Triangle" is in the northwest corner of the township where Delphi Packard Electric is located.
The county will reimburse the township half the cost of development.