Man picked up in
kidnapping and rape
WARREN - City police on Tuesday arrested a man at the Hamilton County Jail who is accused of kidnapping, raping and robbing a city woman in April.
Warren detectives picked up Kevin Jones, 23, 207 Williamsburg Road, Cincinnati, on outstanding rape, kidnapping and aggravated robbery warrants from the city police department.
He was transported to the Trumbull County Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $350,000 bond after his arraignment Wednesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.
Police provided few details about the allegations. However, officers were called to Trumbull Memorial Hospital April 13 after an emergency room nurse reported that a 21-year-old woman had been raped, according to a Warren police report. The police report indicated the woman was injured, but did not specify to what extent or how seriously.
Police: Man reported
dead in shooting lives
HILLSVILLE, Pa. - State police say a western Pennsylvania man who earlier was reported to have been killed in a Lawrence County shooting stemming from a domestic dispute is alive but in critical condition.
Troopers from the New Castle barracks said 50-year-old Joseph Lupo had been reported dead Monday of a gunshot wound to the head in the 11:15 p.m. Sunday gunfire in Mahoning Township.
But police said Tuesday that he was listed in critical condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Caroline Lupo, 50, is also hospitalized at the same facility after surgery for gunshot wounds to the leg and abdomen.
Police have not said whether the two are married or who is believed to have fired the shots.
Lupo is a former Mahoning County Sheriff's deputy.
Design work begins
on Elm Road fixes
WARREN - Design work is starting on a project to improve the intersection of Elm and North River roads.
Gary Shaffer, engineer with the Trumbull County Engineer's Office, said the project includes improvements to the curbs, drainage, adding new signals, skid-resistant pavement and realigning the intersection. Work on the project should begin by June 2014.
On Wednesday, county commissioners approved $43,610 to be done in design work by the Floyd Browne Group in Akron. Shaffer said the county has budgeted about $108,000 for engineering on the project, but he expects the cost to much less.
Bazetta Fire Dept.
receives federal grant
BAZETTA - The fire department in Bazetta has been awarded $8,172 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Assistance to Firefighters grant can be used for training, wellness and fitness programs, equipment, facility improvements and other supplies.
The award was announced in a press release Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Niles.
Cash, Kindle stolen
in video store break-in
YOUNGSTOWN - Police were contacted by a customer early Tuesday morning about a possible break-in at a local video rental store.
The front door of the Family Video on Midlothian Boulevard had the glass broken out, and a rock sat just inside the establishment.
A customer who was returning a video about 5:30 a.m. noticed the damage to the door and called police. Officers contacted the manager after securing the scene, a police report states.
Employee Samantha Guffy, 25, confirmed drawers were gone through in the office area. She said approximately $350 and a Kindle electronic device were missing, the report states.
She told police the store was secured for the night about 12:30 a.m.
The Youngstown police crime lab is processing fingerprints.