Boil alert issued for Brookfield, Hubbard
Due to a waterline break on state Route 7 between Stewart Sharon Road and Pine Grove, a boil alert was issued late Wednesday and is in effect until further notice.
Officials with the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer's Office said an 8-inch waterline was broken by contractors installing the Kermont Heights Sanitary sewer.
The alert means to take precautions and boil the tap water used for drinking and ingestion. A rolling boil for 3 to 5 minutes is adequate, officials said.
OVI checkpoint set for Mahoning County
CANFIELD - The Mahoning County OVI Task Force is planning a checkpoint today to look for drunken drivers. The location of the checkpoint will be revealed sometime today.
In addition, officers will patrol the roads around the checkpoint to look for any impaired drivers who may try to elude it.
McDonald to pave Ohio Avenue in summer
McDONALD - The village's main route, Ohio Avenue, will be paved later this summer and not cost the community a penny.
Mayor Glenn Holmes said the $548,200 resurfacing project of the street will span from Marshall Road north to the mill area by the bridge and the boulevard area by the municipal building.
The entire cost will be paid by federal transportation grants through Ohio Department of Transportation and state funding from Ohio Public Works Commission. Holmes said the engineering costs also will be covered.
The project will not begin until after the annual village firefighters' festival held around July 4.
Officials said at this week's meeting that the state will also handle bidding for the project, and that will take place in May.
Man stabbed on South Side
YOUNGSTOWN - Police say a man stabbed on the South Side early Wednesday morning is not being very cooperative.
Reports state officers were called to a home on Cohasset Avenue about 4:10 a.m. Wednesday and found Darren Moore, 47, bleeding heavily from stab wounds to his ankle and leg.
A woman who lives in the home who is a relative told police she heard a knock on the door and a car drive away. When she opened the door she found Moore, reports state.
All Moore would tell police is he was stabbed by a woman at the corner of Oak Hill and Chalmers avenues. He was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center, reports state.
Car fire spreads to house in Warren
WARREN - An early morning fire destroyed one vehicle and damaged a house in Warren.
According to a fire official, a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier caught fire about 6:30 a.m. Thursday at 129 Ohio Ave. The blaze destroyed the vehicle and the flames spread to the exterior of the house at 121 Ohio Ave., causing approximately $1,500 worth of damage to the building.
Fire officials do not know what caused the fire and estimated the damage to the vehicle to be about $800.
No one was injured.
Area railroads honored for solid safety records
WARREN - A number of local short line railroads are among those in Ohio that were recognized for outstanding 2012 safety records.
Honored with 2012 Jake Awards for their dedication to high safety standards are the Warren and Trumbull Railroad, Youngstown and Austintown Railroad Co., Youngstown Belt Railroad and Youngstown and Southeastern Railroad Co.