Bomb threat made
at Warren McGuffey School
WARREN - Warren police and the Geauga County Sheriff's Office searched the McGuffey K-8 school Wednesday afternoon following a bomb threat that was posted on the school's internal messaging system.
Superintendent Michael Notar said an administrator at the Tod Avenue N.W. school saw a post on the student messaging system that they were going to blow up the school on Thursday because they were unhappy with how other students were treating them.
Warren police were contacted, and they did a sweep of the school with the assistance of a bomb sniffing dog from the Geauga County Sheriff's Office, Notar told Tribune news partner WYTV 33 News.
Notar said the threat was posted at the end of the school day and nothing was found during the search. He said the building was cleared and secured, and all parents and staff were notified of the situation through the district's automated phone system about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
He said students will be searched by Warren police as they enter the building this morning. Notar asked that students not bring backpacks to school so the search process goes more quickly.
Notar said the police department is working with the school district's information technology staff to determine who made the threat.
Former Warren woman
dies after N.C. crash
GASTONIA, N.C. - Former Warren resident Joleesa Denise Hameed, 25, died Saturday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident Friday in Gastonia, N.C.
Police said Hameed was driving her 1998 Chevrolet Impala north on Union Road around 6:50 a.m. Friday when she lost control, police said. The vehicle hit a curb and several trees and ended up in the lawn of Gaston Manor, an assisted living center at 1717 Union Road, police said.
She was resusciated at the scene and admitted into the intensive care unit at Gaston Memorial Hospital, where she died the next day. Speed was a factor in the crash, police said.
Hameed was employed with DirecTV in Gastonia, N.C. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the House of Prayer Church, 2016 Wick St. S.E., Warren, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the services.
Deadline for dog license
extended through February
WARREN Dog owners have until Feb. 28 to get licenses for their pets or will face a penalty.
The Trumbull County Auditor's Office has extended the time for dog owners to get licenses through Feb. 28 instead of Jan. 31. Cost is $14 per dog by Feb. 28 or $28 after that. Kennel license is $60 by Feb. 28 or $120 after that. The license is good for one year.
Ohio Revised Code requires every person who owns, keeps, or harbors a dog more than three months of age to file with the county auditor, an application for registration for the following year. The board of county commissioners may extend the period for filing the application.
If the application for registration is not filed and the registration fee not paid by Feb. 28, the penalty will be assessed.
Half-naked, intoxicated man
fights with Warren police
WARREN - A 40-year-old resident at 250 Tod Ave. was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital after getting into a fight with two city police sergeants about 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Police were called to investigate a disorderly conduct call about an intoxicated, half-naked man on the third floor of the apartment building.
As one of the officers stepped off the elevator the man, Michael Joll, swung a fist at the officer. A fight ensued.
Joll was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries. He was placed on a police hold.
The officers received some cuts and bruises, but were not kept at the hospital.