Three injured Sunday in crash in Champion
CHAMPION - One person was transported by helicopter and two others by ambulance to area hospitals following a three-vehicle crash on Mahoning Avenue on Sunday.
Troopers said Dale Calvin, 84, of Warren, who was driving a pickup truck, was traveling on Cleveland Street about 1:50 p.m. when he attempted to cross state Route 45 and hit a vehicle operated by a 15-year-old driving student that was traveling south on Route 45.
Troopers said the car driven by the girl, whose name was not released, then hit a vehicle operated by Debra Starkey, 59, of Warren.
Calvin was ejected from his truck and hit his head on the pavement, troopers said. He was transported to an area hospital by helicopter because of possible head trauma. The teen girl, who was in a car with her driving instructor, and a passenger in Starkey's vehicle, were each taken to hospitals by ambulance.
Troopers said neither Starkey nor the driving instructor was hurt.
Calvin was cited for failure to yield for a stop sign and failing to wear a seatbelt.
Brookfield to meet on pacts, hunting
BROOKFIELD - Township trustees have scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. today for an executive session on the police and fire contracts.
After that meeting, a second special open meeting will be held to discuss hunting on township property.
Tickets on sale for Taste of Home
Tickets are on sale for the annual Taste of Home cooking school sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle. The show will take place Oct. 8 at the W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
Along with the chance to win a door prize, those who buy a ticket at $10 for general admission can win a table top KitchenAid mixer if they donate a nonperishable food item at the door.
Goodie bags full of coupons and more also will be offered to all attendees and include a cookbook with the recipes featured in the day's presentation, led by culinary specialist, chef Eric Villegas.
For more information and to buy tickets, contact Sue Shafer at 330-841-1696 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or click on the Taste of Home button, just below the poll question on the Tribune Chronicle home page, at www.tribtoday.com.
Castro's son hopes crimes lead to change
CLEVELAND - The son of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro says he hopes his father's life and death can lead to changes in handling sexual predators, domestic violence, mental illness and prison safety.
Anthony Castro wrote in a Plain Dealer column published Sunday that "justice truly will have been served" if his father's horrific acts can prevent similar crimes.
Ariel Castro committed suicide in prison this month while beginning a life sentence for imprisoning three women in his home for a decade, repeatedly beating and raping them.
Staff, wire reports