re damages Bazetta apartment complex
BAZETTA - Fire crews were called to extinguish flames Monday afternoon inside an apartment complex.
Firefighters said the blaze started in the floor of one of the units at the apartments in the Ivy Hills development off Elm Road.
No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation and a damage estimate was not available.
Man charged in investment fraud
AUSTINTOWN - A Boardman man accused of mishandling an investor's money has been charged with grand theft and complicity to forgery.
Austintown police said David M. Perham accepted a check for almost $13,000 from a client, who believed it would be invested on his behalf. Instead, Perham deposited the check into his personal account, police said.
Police believe Perham may have at least two other victims and they are urging individuals who have done business with him or any of his associates to check their investments. Individuals who believe they are victims of theft are being advised to contact police.
Firm sues Trumbull over Falls sewer project
WARREN - A Boardman engineering firm has filed suit against Trumbull County commissioners, seeking $296,000 in damages after claiming the county breached a contract by terminating it before performance on a second phase.
ES&C International Engineering and Sat Adlaka filed the lawsuit in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court earlier this month. The case has been assigned to Judge Andrew Logan. No hearing date has been set.
ES&C says it completed work on the first phase of what's known as the Scott Street Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project in Newton Falls.
Commissioners had no comment on the suit, but the county reportedly handled engineering for the second phase of the project in-house rather than award another contract.
Falls man pleads innocent in drug case
WARREN - A Newton Falls man pleaded not guilty Monday to three counts pertaining to making methamphetamine, including one count that accuses him of being a major drug offender.
Matthew Greathouse, of McMullen-Allen Road, remained in Trumbull County Jail in lieu of $50,000 following his arrest on secret indictments charging him with illegal possession or assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs and aggravated possession of drugs.
Agents with Trumbull-Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force in November reportedly found Greathouse with 330 grams of meth, which prosecutors say is 100 times the bulk amount leading to the major drug offender allegation, which can enhance any penalty if convicted.
Nominations sought for Community Stars
Nominations are being sought for the Tribune Chronicle Community Star program.
Now in its 13th year, the program celebrates the volunteers who have had a significant influence on Trumbull County, be it through tireless hours of service, random acts of kindness or a single moment of courage.
The 10 people chosen will be recognized in a special section published in the newspaper, and treated to a banquet open to the community at W.D. Packard Music Hall on March 18.
Nominations are due by Monday. They can be emailed to Sue Shafer at firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted through the Virtual Newsroom on tribtoday.com. They can also be hand-delivered or mailed to Sue Shafer, c/o Tribune Chronicle, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, OH 44483.