Man sentenced for wife's death in fight
YOUNGSTOWN - A 56-year-old Knapp Street man was sentenced to 11 years in prison Tuesday for the August 2011 death of his wife.
Daniel Wellington had his sentence handed down by Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney for the charge of involuntary manslaughter, to which he pleaded guilty last month.
Wellington was charged with strangling his wife, Doris Wellington, 44, during an argument inside their home.
Wellington told police he and his wife were arguing about 1:10 a.m. Aug. 5 and she jumped on him while he was on the bed. He told police he grabbed her as she grabbed him from behind and they rolled off the bed. Wellington said in a police report that his wife's head hit a table.
When officers arrived, Wellington was trying to revive his wife but was unable to do so.
Cause pending on body found in Warren
WARREN - City police have identified the body of a man found Monday morning at Pineview Memorial Park on Youngs-town Road S.E.
Warren Police Lt. Jeff Cole said investigators are waiting on word from the Trumbull County Coroner's Office to determine how Raymond M. Rulong, 26, of Warren, died. His body was discovered at the cemetery around 7 a.m. Cole said there was no evidence of trauma.
Coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk said that the cause of death is pending. He said there were no signs of foul play or trauma and that toxicology tests are being performed, which usually takes about eight weeks.
Teen rape case grand jury finishes first day
STEUBENVILLE - A grand jury on Tuesday began investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl a judge determined was raped by two high school football players after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.
One of the questions before the 14-person panel meeting in Steubenville is likely to be whether adults such as coaches or school administrators knew about the rape allegation but failed to report it.
School Superintendent Mike McVey has previously acknowledged that he, other administrators and head football coach Reno Saccoccia were interviewed by investigators in the days leading up to the players' March trial.
Newton Falls plans flushing of hydrants
NEWTON FALLS - The village will flush its hydrants beginning next month.
The flushing will begin at 8 a.m. May 20 and continue routinely through June 7. Residents of the listed streets and adjacent areas should be alert to the possibility of discolored water and / or low pressure.
For a list of locations by date, visit ci.newtonfalls.oh.us and click on the Community News and Announcements link.
Weathersfield sets meeting on sewers
WEATHERSFIELD - Weathersfield trustees will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday to discuss the proposed Heaton Chute sanitary sewer project.
Residents and business owners of the Heaton Chute area in the township are asked to meet at the United Steelworkers of America Union Hall, 1265 state Route 169, Niles. Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer's Office representatives will make a presentation and answer questions.