Man arrested after fifth call at apartments
WARREN - A man who was warned to stay away from an apartment building was arrested early Tuesday morning after officers were called for the fifth time within 24 hours to deal with him.
Richard Kline, 53, 3320 Lodwick Drive, was arraigned on the charge of disorderly conduct Tuesday in Municipal Court after he was arrested about 4:45 a.m. at his home.
Reports state police found Kline underneath a blanket in a hallway, and he was very drunk. Neighbors in the apartment building said he had been knocking on doors and banging and kicking things.
Kline had been warned to leave the building the day before because of abusive, drunken behavior and he was taken into custody when officers arrived the fifth time, reports state.
Kline pleaded not guilty at his arraignment, but because he is on probation for a previous disorderly conduct case, he was denied bond after Judge Thomas Gysegem found probable cause that he violated his parole. He will have a parole violation hearing within 10 days.
New member appointed to Mahoning board
YOUNGSTOWN - Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted appointed Tracey Winbush, a Republican, to the Mahoning County Board of Elections.
Winbush was recommended by the Mahoning County GOP executive committee in January to fill the expiring term of former party chairman Clarence Smith, who stepped down from the board on Jan. 7. The term ends in February 2016.
County party Chairman Mark Munroe said Winbush will be a great addition to the board. ''She's been one of our most loyal supporters over the years. It's an honor that is well deserved,'' he said.
Winbush had to step down as county party treasurer because it was incompatible with the board position, but she has taken over as party secretary. In addition, Winbush is the state central committeewoman for the 33rd District and was just elected by the state committee to serve as assistant treasurer for the Ohio Republican Party.
Man pleads not guilty in snow-tracked theft
NILES - A 38-year-old Warren man remains free after pleading not guilty in Niles Municipal Court Tuesday to charges of receiving stolen property.
George W. Fryer was scheduled for a pretrial March 6 following his arrest Saturday when he was accused of grabbing an armful of copper from BRT Extrusions, 1818 N. Main St.
A witness called Niles police to report that a white male on a blue, 10-speed bicycle ran out of BRT Extrusions with an armful of copper. Fryer, who reportedly worked at the plant, was arrested about noon on North Main Street with some copper, police said. Officers also followed bicycle tracks through the fresh snow to a Dumpster adjacent to the business, where other copper had been stashed.
Fryer, who was released on a summons for Tuesday's court appearance, also faces a trial on another receiving stolen property charge Feb. 20.
Watershed coordinator to discuss rain barrels
WARREN - The use of rain barrels and rain gardens will be the topic of a 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 program being hosted by Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership in the Warren Reserve room in the Raymond John Wean Foundation, 147 W. Market St.
Amy Reeher, watershed coordinator with the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District, will be the featured speaker.
Information on what rain gardens and rain barrels are, the benefits they provide, the ideal location to install one, and the costs associated with construction and maintenance will be presented.
A demonstration will be conducted after the presentation. Contact George Piscsalko at 330-469-6828 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.