Boil alert is issued for parts of 3 townships
The Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer's Office on Thursday issued a boil alert advisory for water customers in Brookfield, Vienna and Liberty townships east of state Route 11 and north of Churchill Road due to a water main break.
The alert will be in effect until further notice, officials said.
The alert means customers should take precautions and boil the tap water used for drinking or other ingestion, with a rolling boil for three to five minutes adequate.
Officials said the break occurred late Wednesday under a bridge on Niles Vienna Road near the area of Liberty Lakes with cold weather likely the cause. The boil alert is precautionary because water pressure decreased in that area while the line was being repaired, officials said.
Committee to hear from CityScapes speaker
WARREN - Warren City Council's Resident Advisory Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the City Council caucus room, 141 South St., followed by the Strategic Planning Committee, which will have guest speaker Sharon Letson of Youngstown CityScapes.
Police identify body found out in snow
WARREN - The body of a woman found at the corner of Forest Street N.E. and Atlantic Street at approximately 2:20 p.m. Wednesday has been identified as Janell Diann Embry-McGriff of 148 Hall Ave. N.W.
Embry-McGriff, 48, was found outside in the snow. There were no visible signs of trauma, according to police, and Trumbull County Coroner Humphrey Germanuik has ruled out foul play.
The cause of death remains under investigation, police said.
Mill Creek Park roads to close for race Sunday
YOUNGSTOWN - Mill Creek MetroParks will close three streets in the park Sunday for the Race To The Altar 5K Run / Walk.
The streets that will be closed are West Cohasset Drive, Valley Drive and East Park Drive. The streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Plans set for crime lab to reduce time
COLUMBUS - Ohio's attorney general is announcing efforts by the state crime lab to cut the time it takes to process evidence.
When Mike DeWine took office in 2011, state investigators needed more than four months to process biological evidence, typically blood or other body fluids that could link a suspect to a crime.
The lab also needed 43 days for fingerprints.
DeWine's office said he will provide details today on how Ohio is reducing turnaround time for evidence and how these efforts are helping law enforcement.
Improving the crime lab was a campaign priority for DeWine, whose office has sought to speed processing by hiring more forensic scientists, adding equipment and doing a top-to-bottom analysis of how the lab handles evidence.
Judge dismisses stun gun claim by inmate
COLUMBUS - A judge has dismissed an Ohio jail inmate's claims that deputies used excessive force when shocking him with a stun gun at the jail and later at a hospital.
The allegations by Michael Reed were among several claims of unconstitutional use of stun guns brought in the past two years by inmates at the Franklin County Jail.
Reed said deputies improperly used a stun gun when trying to remove him from his cell for a medical appointment following a seizure on Jan. 29, 2009, and again later in the day at the hospital.
Columbus federal judge Edmund Sargus said Wednesday that deputies responded appropriately to control Reed and that Reed's claims of excessive force aren't backed up by video evidence.
Staff, wire reports