Struthers man gets at least 33 years in slaying
YOUNGSTOWN - A man who pleaded guilty to murdering his girlfriend's teenage son will spend at least the next 33 years in prison.
Zaryl Bush, 43, of Struthers, was sentenced Friday morning to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 33 years on charges of murder, four counts of child endangering and two counts of intimidation.
Earlier this month, Bush admitted to killing Teddy Foltz, 14, who died Jan. 26 of head trauma at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngs-town.
Foltz's mother, Shain Widdersheim, 32, also has admitted her role in her son's death. She pleaded guilty to four counts of child endangering and obstructing justice. Detectives said she refused to answer initial questions and seemed to be bereft of any feelings about her son's death.
Widdersheim is expected to serve about 10 years.
Man dies after auto strikes horse and buggy
PARKMAN TOWNSHIP - One man is dead following a horse-and-buggy accident here Friday afternoon.
According to the Chardon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Robert Miller, 18, of West Farmington, died after the buggy he was riding in was struck about 3 p.m. by Haley Jane Otto, 25, also of West Farmington.
Miller was traveling west on Farmington Road when his 2008 homemade buggy was struck from behind by a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Otto, troopers said. Miller was thrown from the buggy.
He was flown by helicopter to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:51 p.m., the report states.
Otto was wearing her seat belt and was not injured.
Truck gets stuck under Interstate 80 overpass
HUBBARD TOWNSHIP - One lane of state Route 62 south was closed at Interstate 80 for about two hours on Friday as crews worked to remove a flatbed truck that got stuck underneath an overpass.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the truck was hauling an oversized load when it became stuck under the bridge just after 9 a.m. The truck was dislodged and removed from the roadway about 11:15 a.m., the patrol reported.
No injuries were reported. Troopers said the bridge sustained minor damage but deemed safe after inspection.
Troopers said Sebastien Dubois, 30, of Quebec, Canada, was driving a 2007 black Western Star commercial truck hauling an oversized load module pump.
Warren man killed in Pennsylvania crash
CLARION TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Warren man was killed Thursday in a crash involving four commercial vehicles on Interstate 80 in Clarion Township, Pa.
Joseph Bieganowski, 54, died after his truck hit the back of another stopped in a construction backlog about 6:30 p.m. on I-80 east, about a mile west of the state Route 38 / Emlenton exit, according to Pennsylvania State Police
Bieganowski's truck hit the rear of one driven by James Beaty, 64, of Nicktown, Pa. The impact pushed Beaty's truck into a truck driven by Calvin Tartt, 61, of Canton, who then struck a fourth truck driven by Alonzo Pipkin, 37, of Columbus, Ga.
The crash shut down the eastbound lanes of the interstate for several hours, according to the patrol. It was not clear whether anyone else was injured.
Eight years for officer in school sex case
COLUMBUS - A former Ohio school resource officer has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison followed by a year on house arrest for coercing sexual behavior from minors.
Todd Smith was also ordered to register with local police as a sex offender for life.
The 50-year-old Smith pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of using a cellphone to entice two underage minors to engage in sexual activity.
Staff, wire reports