Niles grocer Gilbert Macali died Saturday
NILES - Longtime grocer Gilbert A. Macali Sr., 93, passed away Saturday at his residence.
He and his brother Palmer ''Barney'' Macali opened their first Niles grocery store in 1948. In a 1988 Tribune Chronicle article, the brothers said they became interested in the grocery business after tagging along with a Niles grocery deliveryman.
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Police said a driver fell asleep behind the wheel and struck this telephone pole Sunday morning in Hubbard.
The pair purchased their first store on Robbins Avenue and continued to expand over the years. They credited their success to quality and personalized service.
In 1979, they purchased an old A&P grocery store at 48 Vienna Ave. and took on the Valu King franchise. Today, this location is run under the name Macali's Niles Giant Eagle.
Macali served 20 years as president of the Niles Civil Service Commission and was a member of the Niles Historical Society, Friends of the Library and trustees circle of the Butler Institute of American Art.
Report: Driver hits pole after falling asleep
HUBBARD - A car struck a telephone pole on South Main Street about 9 a.m. Sunday morning.
The driver, who told police he had just gotten off of the late shift at work, fell asleep at the wheel, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV.
The driver was transported with minor injuries by a private ambulance to the hospital.
Woman thrown from horse at Mosquito park
BAZETTA - A Bazetta woman was taken to the hospital by helicopter after being thrown from a horse Saturday afternoon.
The 70-year-old woman was riding a horse about 1:30 p.m. on the trails at Mosquito Lake State Park when she fell from the animal, Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33 News reported.
The Bazetta Fire Department, along with help from Mecca, pulled the woman from the woods of the trail off Hoagland Blackstub Road. She was flown to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown in stable condition. Her name was not released.
"It was unknown if she had a medical emergency prior to the fall. It was at least an hour, hour and a half extrication time, that's why the helicopter was called in, for trauma purposes and neurological injuries," Dave Walter, acting supervisor of the Bazetta Township Fire Department, told 33 News.
The horse was corralled and returned to the farm.
Police: Speeder leads cops on 10-minute chase
VIENNA - Police spent about 10 minutes chasing down Jerry Houston, 47, of Vienna, after he refused to pull over for a speeding violation at the intersection of Crews Hood Road and Belmont Avenue on Friday evening.
The chase started at 6:38 p.m. and concluded at 6:49 p.m. Houston already had a warrant out for driving without a license. He is charged with resisting arrest and fleeing police.
Two injured in two-car crash in Liberty
LIBERTY - Two people were transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center with minor injuries after a two-car collision at the intersection of East Liberty Street and Mosier Road around 12:20 p.m. Sunday.
A police report was not available. The Trumbull County 911 emergency dispatch center did not provide names or conditions of the injured.