Canfield motorcyclist dies in I-680 crash
YOUNGSTOWN - A Canfield man died late Monday in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 680.
Zachary R. Zarlenga, 32, died after he was speeding at about 10 p.m. on I-680 southbound past the Mahoning Avenue exit and hit the rear of an SUV, the Mahoning County Coroner's Office reported Tuesday.
Zarlenga was not wearing a helmet. He was pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m. in the emergency room of St. Elizabeth Health Center, according to the coroner's office.
The accident shut down the highway for more than two hours, according to WYTV 33 News.
Police chase ends with crashes into two utility poles
YOUNGSTOWN - A police chase ended with crashes into two utility poles on Youngstown's South Side Tuesday evening.
The police chase started about 8 p.m. on South Avenue near Midlothian Boulevard and ended about 2 miles later at the intersection of Williamson Avenue. The driver sheared off one telephone pole during the chase, but didn't stop until he wrapped his car around a second pole, according to Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33 News.
The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, reports state. His name has not been released, but police said charges are pending.
It was not released yet what set off the chase.
Fourth rabid raccoon found in Mahoning
YOUNGSTOWN - A fourth raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Mahoning County.
The raccoon was found near Market Street and Meadowbrook Avenue in Boardman, according to WYTV 33 News.
Officials from the local U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services confirmed the positive test results. The animal was sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for variant typing.
In April and May, three raccoons found in Struthers, Boardman and Canfield tested positive for the rabies virus, according to 33 News.
Appeal hearings set in liquor permit cases
Ohio's Liquor Control Commission will hold appeal hearings on Sept. 11 on the renewal of liquor permits for Gadd's Olympic Inn and Blue Magoo's Ventures LLC, which held the permit for the Sunset Lounge on East Market Street.
In the case involving Gadd's Olympic Inn on Parkman Road N.W., Warren won its objection with Ohio's Division of Liquor Control to the 2012-13 permit renewal. However, the city had its objection to the renewal of Blue Magoo's 2012-13 permit overruled by the state.
Gadd's Olympic Inn is appealing the nonrenewal of its license and Warren is challenging the state's ruling on Blue Magoo's Ventures' permit.