Two hurt in crash of motorcycle, SUV
LIBERTY - Two Youngstown residents were transported to area hospitals after a motorcycle crash resulted in serious injuries about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Ralph Eisenbraun Jr., 46, was riding a 2012 Harley-Davidson west on Gypsy Lane when the bike hit the rear end of a 2000 GMC Jimmy, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The Jimmy, driven by Tina Lipscomb, 28, was stopped for traffic.
Eisenbraun was thrown from the motorcycle. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center with serious injuries, troopers said. Lipscomb transported herself to Northside Medical Center. Both were listed in stable condition on Wednesday, troopers said.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol Warren Post is investigating the accident.
Man shows up to court with drugs and cash
WARREN - A 34-year-old man convicted of drug trafficking Wednesday apparently thought a judge would allow him to post an appellate bond before he would have to serve his four-year prison sentence.
Instead, Judge W. Wyatt McKay denied the motion for bond and Stanley Redd Jr., of North Park Avenue, was patted down by deputies before being taken to Trumbull County Jail.
During the pat-down deputies found a roll of currency estimated at between $3,000 and $5,000 in Redd's pocket. A bag of suspected cocaine about the size of a baseball also was found as well.
Prosecutors are now looking at further charges against Redd, who already agreed to forfeit $9,500 from the most recent case.
Greenville woman dies in single-car crash
MERCER, Pa. - Juliana Denzinger, 26, of Greenville, Pa., died in a vehicle crash Wednesday morning on state Route 58.
Denzinger was driving a 2001 Daewoo Laganza eastbound about 9:30 a.m. when it traveled off the right side of the roadway. It then appeared that she steered the vehicle back to the left, which caused it to slide toward the center of the roadway, police said.
The vehicle then slid back across the roadway and into a yard, where it struck a tree.
Denzinger was transported to the Greenville Hospital by Superior Ambulance, where she was pronounced dead.
She had not been wearing a seat belt, police said.
Kent State University president to retire
KENT - Kent State University's president plans to retire next year.
Sixty-six-year-old Lester Lefton announced his retirement plans Wednesday, effective July 1, 2014. He became Kent State's president in 2006.
During his tenure, Kent State enrollment has grown 25 percent to more than 42,000, and the university launched a $200 million campus improvement project.
While he was president, Kent State set a record with a $265 million fundraising drive and acquired a college of podiatric medicine located in Independence near Cleveland.
Ohio U students protest tuition hike
ATHENS - Students at Ohio University aren't happy about a proposed tuition hike.
More than 100 students, some toting signs, marched on the southeastern Ohio campus Tuesday to demand a tuition freeze like at other state schools.
The Columbus Dispatch reported there could be more protests on the Athens campus Friday when university trustees plan to vote on a proposal to hike undergraduate tuition by 1.6 percent. The proposal also includes a 3.5-percent increase in room rates and a 0.5-percent hike in board fees.
Besides a tuition freeze, protesters are demanding salary caps and cuts to top administrators' salaries.
The University of Toledo and Ohio State University have announced plans to freeze tuition to make college more affordable. Ohio University now charges in-state undergraduates $10,216 per year in tuition and fees.
Staff, wire reports