Woman found dead, police investigating
HOWLAND - Police are investigating the circumstances of a township woman's death after her body was discovered Wednesday night.
The woman, in her mid-60s and whose name was not released, was found by police at her home, 8762 Howland Springs Road.
Her daughter, who lives in Columbus, had called police about 4 p.m. because she had not heard from her mother in three or four days.
Police did not say how she died. Police are treating the death as suspicious but did not say why. The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation was called to collect evidence and remained at the house Wednesday night.
Police were unavailable for comment Wednesday night.
Early morning fire destroys garage
WARREN - An early morning fire destroyed a detached garage on Wednesday. Warren fire Chief Ken Nussle said the cause is under investigation.
One firefighter suffered a minor injury that did not require medical attention, Nussle said.
Fire crews were called to the wood-framed garage, which is part of a vacant property, at 149 Charles Ave S.E. around 2 a.m. Flames consumed the garage but did not spread to the house.
Nussle said the estimated loss is $15,000. The property is owned by Painting and Home Improvements.
Salvation Army helped by Bottom Dollar
WARREN - The Salvation Army Warren Corps and Bottom Dollar plan to offer 100 needy families a holiday meal for Christmas.
Bottom Dollar is donating 1,600 pounds of food today that will be packaged by employees and volunteers at the Bottom Dollar store, 1756 North Road N.E.
The meal includes a spiral-cut ham, yams, green beans and cornbread. Bags will be distributed by The Salvation Army.
Capt. Michael Morales said the Army is helping 760 area families, including more than 1,400 children ages 12 and younger. Each child receives toys and each family receives a food basket. Donations from people and businesses help make that happen.
Woman charged in teen sex case
WARREN - A Niles woman is in the Trumbull County Jail after she was secretly indicted by a grand jury on sex charges involving a 15-year-old boy.
AnnMarie Hamrick-Yauger, 34, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
According to the indictment, Hamrick-Yauger engaged in sexual conduct with the teen in June of this year.
Yauger pleaded not guilty to the indictment and is being held on $25,000 bond, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
Crash sends truck driver to hospital
AUSTINTOWN - A crash Wednesday morning on the Ohio Turnpike in Austintown sent a truck driver to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment.
A 2004 International box truck driven by Danny Galleher drifted over the center line and sideswiped a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Michael Ellinos, 44, of Youngstown, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The truck rolled into a ditch near the Interstate-76 / Interstate-80 interchange, just west of the Austintown bike trail. The truck landed on its side.
Galleher suffered "incapacitating" injuries, according to the patrol. Ellinos was not injured.
The crash happened about 8:20 a.m.