Woman cited in crash that knocks out power
WEATHERSFIELD - A Sebring woman was issued a failure to control citation on Saturday after the vehicle she was driving hit a mailbox and two utility poles along Tibbets Wick Road east of U.S. Route 422.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed that Shawna Blake, 27, suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown after the crash.
Troopers said the vehicle Blake was driving left the side of the roadway around 1:47 p.m. and hit the utility poles, briefly knocking out power and telephone service. Ohio Edison and Time Warner were called.
Garbage catches fire in Weathersfield
WEATHERSFIELD - Garbage in a loaded Allied Waste truck caught fire Monday morning in the township.
Fire officials said the truck driver noticed the load was on fire after picking up trash at a mobile home park in the township about 11 a.m.
He called 911 and was instructed to pull into the Weathersfield Township Fire Station at 1382 W. Park Ave. and dump the load there. Crews then spread the burning trash with a front loader and put the fire out.
No injuries were reported. Fire officials said they were able to save the garbage truck.
They were not sure what caused the fire.
Warren seeks comments on trailhead project
WARREN - The city is looking to use federal funds to construct trailheads for the Great Ohio Lake to River Greenway on North River Road N.W. and Youngstown Road S.E.
Work to be done would including constructing parking lots and various amenities. The trailheads are projected to be completed in 2015.
Comments and questions should be submitted to Paul Makosky, director of the city's Engineering, Planning and Building Department, by Feb. 21. He can be reached at 330-841-2973.
Women accused of prostitution arraigned
AUSTINTOWN - Four women facing prostitution charges were arraigned Monday in Austintown Area Court.
LaCarra Peterson, 28, and Tiye Brightwell-Knox, 27, were arraigned on misdemeanor charges of prostitution. Christina Gradillas, 34, and Maria Polas, 25, are facing felony drug and prostitution charges.
The were all ordered to undergo HIV and AIDS testing.
The women were arrested Wednesday after a raid conducted by the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force, the Youngstown office of the FBI, the Austintown Police Department and the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office, according to reports. Reports state the women advertised their services on the Internet.
Entries requested for IngenuityFest
The open call entries to the 10th annual IngenuityFest to be held in September in Cleveland has been announced by Ingenuity, an organization highlighting creativity and innovation that make Cleveland vibrant.
IngenuityFest is a three-day celebration of art, music, technology and other aspects. Artists, creators, inventors and experimenters are invited to propose large or small projects.
To mark the 10th anniversary, IngenuityFest is considering work that would extend beyond the three-day event and single geography. Creative teams can consider multi-week projects that take place outside the location of the Fest itself.
Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. April 6. Further details and the online entry for can be found at www.ingenuitycleveland.com/2014call.