Youngstown death investigated as homicide
YOUNGSTOWN - City police are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered early Wednesday at his home in the 300 block of East Florida Avenue.
The man has been identified as 36-year-old Roosevelt Cooper III. Police said they learned about Cooper's death from a man they arrested earlier on an unrelated charge. That man led them to Cooper's home.
That man isn't facing charges related to Cooper's death, police said.
Although initial reports indicated Cooper had been shot, police said they are waiting on results of the Mahoning County coroner's investigation to determine how and when Cooper died.
Mayor's son fined $50 on disorderly charge
NILES - Jelani S. Franklin pleaded no contest to an amended charge of disorderly conduct and was fined $50, according to court records.
Franklin, 28, the son of Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, was cited in January after an officer of the Ohio Investigative Unit of the Ohio Department of Commerce said he saw Franklin smoking what was identified as marijuana in a vehicle parked outside of Uncle Sil's Bar & Grill, 2774 Youngstown Road S.E.
The original citation was a misdemeanor possession of marijuana, which was changed to disorderly conduct. Franklin was found guilty by Judge Thomas W. Townley.
Ryan: One Health receives grant share
One Health Ohio, which operates clinics in Warren, Youngstown and Alliance, has been given a federal grant to hire workers to help with outreach and enrollment for uninsured Ohioans eligible for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
The $127,937 grant announced late Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan is part of $150 million awarded to 1,159 community health centers in the U.S.
Health centers are expected to hire 2,900 employees, according to the news release from Ryan's office.
Coroner's office conducts autopsy of boy
YOUNGSTOWN - Mahoning County Deputy Coroner Dr. Joseph Ohr conducted an autopsy of 22-month-old Adam Dorman. Dorman died of multiple head injuries, Ohr said Wednesday.
Dorman was hit about 8:30 p.m. Monday in the driveway at 20 Euclid Ave., Struthers. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Struthers police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol said no charges are likely to be filed, according to WYTV 33 News.
Weathersfield sets dates for scrap tire pickups
WEATHERSFIELD - A $2,400 scrap tire grant from the Geauga-Trumbull Waste District will be used to pay for curbside pickup of scrap tires from Aug. 5 through 9.
There is a limit of four off-rim car tires per household, township officials said. Large truck tires will not be accepted.
Tires may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during collection week at the Township Administration Building, 1451 Prospect St., Mineral Ridge, OH 44440.