Police in Warren investigate shooting
WARREN - City police were called to Trumbull Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning after receiving reports that someone had been shot.
Donovan C. Cavin, 19, of Cranwood Drive S.W., suffered apparent broken bones, a possible internal injury and a severe laceration, according to a Warren police report.
Reports state Cavin was shot at the Sunoco Gas Station at 805 W. Market St. around 3 a.m.
The police report indicates that officers recovered seven shell casings. Details were sketchy, and no other information was available. An update on Cavin's condition was not available.
Woman held without bond in fighting case
WARREN - A woman accused of fighting with an employee at Circle K on North Park Avenue Saturday night is being held without bond following her arraignment on Monday.
Brita F. Hicks, 42, of 903 Highland Ave. S.W., is facing a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. She is due back in Warren Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing Oct. 1.
Police were called to Circle K around 9 p.m. after receiving a report about a shoplifter fighting with an employee, Sarah N. Salem, 32, of Ogden Avenue N.W., according to a Warren police report.
The report states that Hicks was attempting to walk away from the scene when officers arrived.
At the time, Hicks was out of jail on bond waiting for a pretrial that was scheduled today in Warren Municipal Court. She is facing a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge in that case as well.
No injuries were reported.
Several Girard homes, vehicles vandalized
GIRARD - Police are investigating several reports of homes and vehicles in the city being vandalized by spray paint over the weekend.
At least five homes and three vehicles were targeted, according to police reports, by the vandals who drew smiley faces and the word "tag" multiple times.
Reports of the spray paintings were filed along North Highland Avenue, East Kline Street, Joan Avenue, East Broadway Avenue and East Liberty Street.
Girard police believe the vandalism was done sometime between Saturday night and early Sunday morning. No arrests have been made.
Brookfield trustees reject hunter's request
BROOKFIELD - Trustees turned down a request from a local hunter to shoot his bow on township property not far from the administration building on state Route 82.
Trustee Ron Haun said the trustees decided Monday night that the liability of hunting was too great, but would permit the man to set up a trail camera to record the coming and going of deer. The area, which Haun estimated spans some five acres, is currently planted with corn though over a decade ago it was gifted to the township for the purpose of being eventually turned into a cemetery.
While Ohio law prohibits discharging a firearm in cemeteries without proper approval, Haun said the land would not be needed to function as a burial ground for some time since they acquired property closer to their current cemetery for that purpose.
Southington names water board member
SOUTHINGTON - Former township fiscal officer Lori Mills has been appointed to fill an opening on the Southington Water Board for the remainder of this year.
Mills will be filling the position held by Bill Horton, who died recently.
Horton was one of the three original members appointed when the water board formed in 2009 to look at getting water to the township.
Board member Skip Haines said if Mills wants to continue a new three-year term starting in 2014, she will have to submit an application along with any other interested residents to the township trustees who will make the appointment.