Flasher offers to help woman with yard work
WARREN - A city woman told police a man exposed himself to her Thursday afternoon after asking her if she needed help with her yard work.
The woman, who lives on Summit Street N.W., told police she was trimming her hedges around 12:30 p.m. when the man asked her if she needed help. She said when she turned around, the man was standing there exposing himself and he appeared to be sexually aroused, according to a Warren police report.
The woman described the man as dark-skinned, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build, and "good looking," the report states. The woman told police he was wearing a red shirt and baggy pants.
The report states the woman's son pulled up to the house and, after she explained what happened to him, he approached the man, who then threatened him and ran away.
Police identify fatal shooting victim
YOUNGSTOWN - City police have identified a man who died in a shooting on the city's South Side Thursday night.
Police said they found Daniel Watkins, 19, of Boardman, slumped over in the driver's seat of a 2000 Pontiac Firebird with multiple gunshot wounds about 11:30 p.m. Reports state he was barely breathing.
Officers found Watkins when they were called to a home at 3721 Loveland Road after receiving reports of gunfire in that area.
March set to oppose drugs and crime
WARREN - The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board and Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention will hold an anti-drug and crime march from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
Those participating are asked to meet at the parking lot next to Trumbull Memorial Hospital on Laird Avenue S.E.
The group says it wants to send a message of change and is asking law enforcement, government officials, health officials, neighborhood groups and others to join.
2 men charged in 2010 slaying of teen
CHARDON - Authorities say two northeast Ohio men have been indicted in the 2010 slaying of a 17-year-old boy.
The announcement by Geauga County officials Thursday came three years to the day after Daniel Swan's body was found bloodied and unconscious in the middle of the road. He died three weeks later.
Indictments were issued for 26-year-old Dustin Plottke and 23-year-old Matthew Boone. Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland said they killed Swan in a "random act of violence" after finding him walking home along a road.
Bank repossesses wrong house in southern Ohio
McARTHUR - A bank says a bad GPS navigator is the reason it repossessed the wrong house - and threw out all the possessions inside.
Homeowner Katie Barnett says her McArthur home was wrongly repossessed while she was away with her family last month. When they returned to the house, the locks had been changed and many of their belongings were missing.
Barnett wants the First National Bank of Wellston to give her $18,000 for the lost items.
Staff, wire reports