Naked woman seen
running with scissors
WARREN - A naked woman was reported running with scissors along Washington Street Monday morning in Warren.
Police dispatched at 9:30 a.m. found toilet paper and garbage thrown all over the driveway to a car wash off Washington Street, and found the woman, a police report states.
Residents told police that the woman began to throw things out of a broken window of her apartment before she decided to undress. The woman's clothes were found on the sidewalk.
The woman was taken away by ambulance for a mental evaluation, according to Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33 News.
Former clerk of courts
Durkin dead at 84
YOUNGSTOWN - Former Youngstown Clerk of Courts Rosemary Durkin has died.
Durkin, 84, served from 1975 until she retired in 1999. She died over the weekend after a brief illness and was buried Monday morning in a private funeral service, according to Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33 News.
A public celebration of her life is expected to be held later this summer.
Among her accomplishments, Durkin was the first woman in Mahoning County to hold a major public office. In 2010, she was named to the Mahoning County Hall of Fame.
is hit by vehicle
YOUNGSTOWN - A Youngs-town police officer was treated at the hospital Monday after he was struck by a truck pulling a trailer on the West Side, according to Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33 News.
Police were called around 3 p.m. Monday for a disturbance in the parking lot of Grace Services on Meridian Road. A man got in his truck and left, then came back, according to a police report.
When the man left the second time, he was not paying attention and struck the officer in his leg, slicing it open, the report states. The officer was up and walking around and is expected to be OK, reports state.
The driver is expected to be cited, police said.
Blown-over grill starts fire in Austintown
AUSTINTOWN - A grill knocked over by the wind Sunday started a fire that caused $170,000 in damage about 7 p.m.
Township fire Chief Andy Frost said crews were called to 4830 Heritage Drive and found the back of the home engulfed in flames. He said it took about 12 minutes for firefighters to bring the blaze under control.
A charcoal grill on a table was knocked over by the high winds, which then caught the table on fire and some propane tanks nearby, Frost said.
No one was injured. Canfield firefighters also assisted, Frost said.
Funds available for weather damage
Small businesses in seven northeast Ohio counties, including Trumbull, will have access to federal resources to offset losses caused by frost and freezes last spring, officials announced Monday.
The relief will be available through the U.S. Small Business Administration in the form of federal economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Portage, Summit and Trumbull counties, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said.
Application deadline for low-interest loans up to $2 million is May 6 for both farm and non-farm-related damages that occurred from March 1 to May 31, 2012.