Car fires reported in Warren neighborhood
WARREN - The Warren Fire Department is investigating two intentionally set car fires that occurred three minutes apart early Friday.
Fire Chief Ken Nussle said the first call came in at 4:05 a.m. Friday at 1117 Rogers Ave. S.E., where a late model Volkswagen Jetta was a total loss after someone set a fire in the interior of the vehicle.
Three minutes later, a second fire was reported at 1046 Kenmore Ave. S.E. involving a late-model Chevrolet Cobalt. That car also a total loss, and the fire was started in the interior of the vehicle. A 2007 GMC Envoy parked in the driveway also sustained heat damage.
''Both were intentionally set,'' Nussle said. ''Out gut feeling is it's the work of the same person or persons, obviously.''
Investigators are waiting for lab analysis to determine whether an accelerant was used to start the fires.
''We're not sure if there is any connection between the two parties, if they were targeting (them) or if this is just random,'' Nussle said.
Jamestown, N.Y., couple facing drug charges
WARREN - Two Jamestown, N.Y., residents facing drug abuse charges after being arrested Wednesday on the Ohio Turnpike were each released from the Trumbull County Jail on Friday on $15,000 bond.
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers arrested Andrew M. Ernewein, 29, and Rachel K. Ernewein, 30, around 8 a.m. after stopping their minivan on the Ohio Turnpike in Trumbull County. Troopers reported finding 2.5 pounds of marijuana and marijuana-laced candy in the van.
Bond was set at $15,000 for each of them after they were arraigned in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on Thursday.
Boil alert is lifted in Hubbard Township
HUBBARD TOWNSHIP - A boil alert advisory issued earlier this week for White Oak Drive in Hubbard Township has been lifted.
The Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer's Office completed two tests that showed that the water meets all Environmental Protection Agency standards and is safe for consumption.