Coroner: Boy who died suffered viral infection
YOUNGSTOWN - A news release from the Mahoning County Coroner's Office states preliminary results from an autopsy show that a 4-year-old boy who died Saturday had results consistent with a viral infection.
Hunter Ewert, 4, of Boardman, died early Saturday at Akron Children's Hospital Beeghly Campus in Boardman after his parents found him unresponsive in his bed.
Forensic pathologist Dr. Joseph Ohr said that tissue samples have been sent to the state Health Department to see if they can rule out the flu as a cause of death, but those results may take several weeks.
A spokeswoman for the Health Department did not return a message seeking comment.
Three people injured in Youngstown shooting
YOUNGSTOWN - Three people were shot Tuesday night inside an apartment on Plazaview Court in Youngstown, police said.
The shooting happened just before 8 p.m. on the city's East side, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News
One victim was shot in the chest and taken to the hospital, where police said he was in serious condition.
Another victim suffered an injury to his leg, while the third victim drove himself to the hospital. His condition was unknown late Tuesday.
Names of victims and details of what happened were unavailable Tuesday night as police continued to work the scene.
Car crashes into doctor's office
HOWLAND - Emergency crews spent several hours cleaning up after an SUV crashed into a local dentist's office shortly after noon on Tuesday.
The vehicle hit the brick building at 8893 E. Market St. where Dr. Jeffrey R. McClain DMD, MD, practices oral and maxillofacial surgery.
The 84-year-old woman who was driving hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, police reports state. There were people in the waiting room, but no one was injured, according to Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33 News.
An attempt to reach McClain by telephone at his office on Tuesday was not successful. A woman who answered the phone at the doctor's office said the practice was not ''really'' open at the time.
Officials said no one was injured.