Student at Liberty admits to bomb threat
LIBERTY - A Liberty High School student admitted to making a written bomb threat that was discovered on a restroom wall on Tuesday, police said.
Liberty police Chief Richard Tisone said officers took the 18-year-old male student into custody after questioning him at his home Wednesday morning. He was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren for a mental evaluation, Tisone said.
The student had not been charged on Wednesday, but police said he could be facing a felony charge of inducing panic. He is on probation on a robbery charge in Warren.
The threat stated a bomb would detonate on Wednesday. Police searched the school but found nothing.
Telephone messages left at the high school and Liberty School Board of Education offices were not returned on Wednesday.
Police find pot plants in Bazetta house
BAZETTA - Police removed nine marijuana plants, with a street value of about $9,000, from a Durst Clagg Road home after being called to the location to handle a domestic violence situation Tuesday evening.
Officers arrested Jonathan Adams, 4711 Durst Clagg Road, for domestic violence against his stepfather, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal manufacturing of drugs.
According to acting police Chief Mike Hovis, the officers discovered the indoor growing operation about 6 p.m. in Adams' bedroom, complete with heaters, lamps and fertilizer.
Three officers aided with the incident, which took about 3 1/2 hours. Adams was taken to jail, and the stepfather was evaluated on the scene by paramedics but was not taken to the hospital.
Youngstown police find loaded gun in park
YOUNGSTOWN - Police arrested a man on weapons charges after they found a loaded .38-caliber revolver underneath a hooded sweatshirt in a South Side park Tuesday evening.
Jawuan Brown, 23, is being held in the Mahoning County Jail on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and having weapons under disability after he was arrested in front of an 844 Compton Lane home at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Police were called to the 700 block of Wilbur Avenue for a report of a large fight and were told that one person was seen with a gun, reports state.
When police arrived, the crowd had dispersed to nearby Homestead Park, and several people were walking out of the park on Compton Lane.
Brown fit the description of the person who had the gun, reports state, and they found the sweatshirt they said he was wearing in the park. Reports noted there were several children around the sweatshirt where the gun was hidden.
Youngstown teen is shot in the hand
YOUNGSTOWN - Police say a male teenager was wounded in the hand and thumb following a shooting in front of 540 E. Boston Ave. on the South Side about 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Reports state Arthur Tarver, 14, was in a car with his mother when someone fired several shots and he was hit. He was driven to a relative's home at 540 E. Florida Ave., where police were called.
Tarver's mother told police her son had been fighting with another teen earlier, and she went to look for him and found him on East Boston Avenue. Gunfire broke out when he got in her car, reports state.
A window on her car was shattered, reports state. Police found the car at a South Avenue store, where Tarver's mother had parked while looking for the person her son had been fighting with, reports state.
Reports did not state where Tarver was treated for his wound.
Rep. Joyce to meet with constituents
U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, a Republican who represents the northern portion of Trumbull County, will have his first mobile office hours Saturday.
The ''Coffee with Dave'' will be from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Woods Room at the Mentor Ice Arena / Community Center, 8600 Munson Road, Mentor. Joyce will be available to talk about issues affecting Ohio's 14th U.S. Congressional District.