Southington woman dies in Portage crash
GARRETTSVILLE - A Southington woman died about 3 p.m. Friday in a single-car accident, police said.
Rebecca Proudfoot, 43, was driving on state Route 82 in Garrettsville, west of Stanley Road, when the Toyota Echo she was driving dropped off the road. The vehicle struck a traffic sign, utility pole and business sign, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
Proudfoot died from injuries she sustained in the crash, police said. She was not wearing a seat belt.
Judge sets bond in beating death
YOUNGSTOWN - Bond for a man charged in the Thanksgiving day beating death of an elderly city man was set at $1 million on Friday.
Leo H. Kellish, 33, was arraigned in Youngstown Municipal Court on charges of aggravated murder, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
Police found the victim, 70-year-old Dennis Simmons, at about 3 a.m. Thursday outside 2427 Shirley Road. Simmons' body was found nude and lying in the snow, police reports state.
While officers were checking on the victim, Kellish appeared from a side door wearing only boxer shorts, with blood on his hands and body. Kellish then told the officers, "It was self-defense" and "I want my rights read," according to reports.
The murder marked the city's 18th homicide in 2013.
Man arrested in Youngstown bar fight
YOUNGSTOWN - A Boardman man was arrested early Thursday in connection with a large bar fight, police said.
Bond was set at $3,000 Friday for Jonathon Italiano, 27, who was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police said he refused to leave the V2 restaurant on Federal Street before grabbing an unwilling female patron and putting her over his shoulder. Italiano was also verbally combative with police.
He was eventually subdued with pepper spray and placed under arrest, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
Police were called initially on a report of a large scuffle at the bar, which may have involved up to 10 people.
Italiano's next court date is set for December.
Prescription drop-off boxes are available
The Lordstown and Niles police departments have added drop boxes in the lobbies of each police station for unwanted prescription drugs.
The Lordstown box is at 1583 Salt Springs Road and the Niles box at 15 E. State St.
Allowable medications and items include pills, capsules, patches, powders, vitamins, inhalers and pet meds. Drugs should be dropped in their original containers or in sealed plastic bags.
Drugs and other items not accepted include liquids, needles, syringes, lancets, thermometers, IV bags, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide, empty containers and illegal drugs.
Officers from the Trumbull Ashtabula Group will keep a count of the medications and then destroy them.
The boxes were purchased by the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board through a grant.
Vigil planned for World AIDS Day
YOUNGSTOWN - The Youngs-town World AIDS Day committee will hold a walk and candlelight vigil to promote awareness of HIV / AIDS in observation of World AIDS Day from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday in downtown Youngstown.
The walk and candlelight vigil will begin at the steps of the Mahoning County Courthouse and will end at the B&O Station. A free social will follow at the B&O station, where light refreshments will be served.
The mission of the Youngstown World AIDS Day committee is to unite and promote HIV awareness under the theme "We Are HIV."
The Youngstown committee is looking for volunteers to assist on the day of the event. Contact co-chairs Anita Davis at 330-518-4718 or Shavar Johnson at 330-423-8250