Former sheriff's deputy dies days after shootings
YOUNGSTOWN - A one-time Mahoning County sheriff's deputy suspected of shooting his wife and himself late Sunday is dead.
According to the Lawrence County, Pa., coroner, Joseph Lupo, 50, died early Thursday at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Earlier this week, troopers from the New Castle, Pa., barracks said Lupo had been reported dead Monday of a gunshot wound to the head in the 11:15 p.m. Sunday gunfire in Mahoning Township, about 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
On Tuesday, however, police said that he was listed in critical condition at St. Elizabeth's.
His wife, Caroline Lupo, 50, is also hospitalized at the same facility after surgery for gunshot wounds to the leg and abdomen.
Sunny Spa re-opens after suspension served
WARREN - An East Market Street massage parlor ordered closed by the health department last month re-opened Thursday after an agreement was reached by the two sides.
City officials and an attorney for the spa met before a hearing Thursday in front of the city Board of Appeals and agreed on a 45-day suspension that ended the same day.
The spa was ordered closed April 1 for 90 days after Warren Deputy Health Commissioner Robert Pinti said he found a bikini-clad spa employee helping a naked customer shower during a surprise health inspection March 21.
Warren man sentenced over shooting in bar
WARREN - A 38-year-old Warren man was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to shooting a man inside a local bar.
Simpatico Dorsey of Jefferson Street S.W. pleaded guilty to felonious assault with a firearm specification, having weapons under disability and having a gun inside a bar. Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald Rice sentenced Dorsey.
Warren police arrested Dorsey in connection with the shooting of Andrew Thornton, 49, of Risher Road S.W. Prosecutors said Thornton was shot in the left knee on Dec. 2 inside the Powerhouse Bar after the two men argued.
Woman forced into car, beaten and robbed
WARREN - A Summit Street woman told police she was forced into a vehicle, beaten and robbed early Thursday morning while walking on Dietz Road N.E.
Amanda Lee Blevins, 34, told police she was approached by unknown people while walking to her boyfriend's house just after 3 a.m.
She said she was grabbed and beaten, then forced into a vehicle, but dropped off a short time later, according to a Warren police report. She reported that her purse and its contents, including a bank card and personal checks, were taken from her.
Warren man assaulted; gun, ammunition stolen
WARREN - City police are investigating a report of an aggravated burglary Wednesday during which a man was assaulted and a semiautomatic handgun was stolen from a Main Avenue house.
Raphael Napolitan, 20, went to St. Joseph Health Center for medical treatment after the break-in, according to a Warren police report. The report indicated he suffered apparent minor injury.
The other resident, Roderick Croff, 28, reported that a Ruger 9 mm semiautomatic handgun and two, 100-round boxes of Blazer 9 mm ammunition were taken. Croff told police that he didn't know the people who broke into his house.
Howland schedules mosquito spraying
HOWLAND - The township has approved Alexander Pest Control for mosquito control spraying each month through September. The first spraying is 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.
In case of rain, the spraying will take place the following evening.
Residents are encouraged to close their windows, keep pets inside and not to leave any food outdoors during the spraying.