Youngstown murder case delayed again
YOUNGSTOWN - Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney Friday delayed the murder trial of 33-year-old Paul Brown.
Sweeney agreed with a defense motion for a continuance. Brown is on trial for the murder of 19-year-old Ashten Jackson, who was found shot to death in an East Side field May 25, 2009.
Brown was on trial in January 2012 when Sweeney declared a mistrial because police failed to share some documents with attorneys.
Great American Cleanup this weekend
The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District will kick off its Great American Cleanup target litter event at 10 a.m. today at the Mosquito Lake State Park in Bazetta.
Volunteers can meet at the park office to get supplies. Staff will be available to direct participants to areas that need cleaned.
At 1 p.m. Sunday, more than 100 Girl Scouts are scheduled to clean up Howland Township Park. They will also participate in educational activities and recycling crafts.
Holly Carine of the solid waste district said the 24th annual Great American Cleanup in Trumbull County will take place throughout April and May.
To register a cleanup, visit www.startrecycling.com or call 330-675-2673.
More time to vote in primary election
WARREN - The Trumbull County Board of Elections will have additional hours for early, in-person voting in the three days before the May 7 election.
The office, 2947 Youngstown Road S.E., will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 3; 8:30 a.m. to noon on May 4; and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 6.
Warren employee pleads not guilty to paper theft
WARREN - An employee in the city's operations department pleaded not guilty Friday to a misdemeanor theft charge in connection with the theft of 15 copies of Wednesday's Tribune Chronicle from a coin box.
Dennis J. Griffing, 52, of North Street N.W., remains free on a personal bond after an appearance before Warren Municipal Judge Terry Ivanchak. Griffing was scheduled for a pre-trial at 1:30 p.m. June 13 in front of Ivanchak.
A detective in the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office said he saw Griffing put money in a Tribune box in front of Save-A-Lot on North Park Avenue and then grab a stack of the newspapers that he said he distributed to people he worked with.
Griffing was arrested on the spot by the detective.