Warren man to answer to kidnapping charges
WARREN - A 20-year-old local man is scheduled for a preliminary hearing later this morning on a charge of aggravated burglary and three counts of kidnapping after police said he held a gun to a woman's head last month.
Kemari James of Tod Avenue remains in Trumbull County Jail without bond pending the appearance before Warren Municipal Judge Thomas Gysegem.
James was charged by Warren detectives May 13, the day after they said Takia Williams of Lancer Court was held against her will along with two of her children she has with James after James broke into her home.
Police:?Truck catches fire on Interstate 680
YOUNGSTOWN - City fire and police departments worked Wednesday afternoon to clear a truck fire on Interstate 680. Traffic was backed up as crews worked to clear the scene.
The accident happened just before 4 p.m. in the southbound lane of the interstate near the Glenwood Avenue exit, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
No injuries were reported.
Commissioners OK new contract with Chamber
WARREN - Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday approved a new contract with the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber to continue economic development services in Trumbull County.
The 12-month contract, totaling $18,000, will enable the Regional Chamber to continue its multi-faceted economic development efforts throughout Trumbull County, according to Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33 News.
The Chamber provides a broad range of economic development services, including assisting companies in identifying suitable properties, securing project incentives and obtaining strategic information.
Sarah Boyarko, the chamber's vice president of Economic Development North America, said that during 2012, the Regional Chamber had significant involvement in 10 Trumbull County projects totaling nearly $221 million of investments, and the creation of 87 new jobs with an estimated annual payroll of more than $3.1 million as well as 4,508 retained jobs.