Suspect wanted in connection with thefts
WEATHERSFIELD - Township police are asking for the public's help in locating a man suspected in two thefts.
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of James J. Depizzo, 44, of Girard. Police reported that the thefts took place at the Pilot Truck Stop and Sheetz on Salt Springs Road. In one theft $300 worth of candy was stolen, police reported.
Anyone with information about Depizzo's whereabouts is asked to contact the Weathersfield Township Police Department at 330-652-6486 or the dispatch line at 330-675-2730.
Man reports assault by woman's ex-boyfriend
WARREN - A city man told police he was assaulted at his home by his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend on Monday.
The 25-year-old man stated that the other male came to his Beal Street home just before 8:30 a.m., pulled out a small black revolver and fired it at the ground before putting it to his throat, according to a Warren police report.
The man told police "this had been a continuous problem" since he'd been dating the female.
Three to state cases for health board seat
WARREN - Three people have applied for a five-year appointment on the Trumbull County Board of Health.
Marisha Agana, a pediatrician from Howland who sought a seat on the board in August; Darryl Black, a former trustee in Mecca; and William A. Hagood, who is seeking to stay on the board of health when his term expires in March, will argue their case to members of the District Advisory Council, which fills openings on the board, when it meets on March 12.
The meeting will be held on the fifth floor of the county administration building, 160 High St. N.W. The council is made up of representatives from each township, village and city in the county general health district and county commissioners. Girard, Niles and Warren are not part of the county health district.
Bumper in back seat linked to hit-skip
NILES - Despite a 25-year-old city man's claims that he wasn't involved in a hit-skip crash early Saturday morning, police said they they connected him to the scene by spotting a damaged bumper and other car parts in the back seat of the Trailblazer he was driving.
William Holbrook Jr. of 158 N. Arlington Ave., is facing various misdemeanor charges, including operating a vehicle while impaired, leaving the scene of an accident and having an open container of alcohol. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Tuesday in Niles Municipal Court, and is due back for a pretrial at 8:30 a.m. March 21.
Police said they received a call about a hit-skip crash at U.S. Route 422 and state Route 46 around 12:47 Saturday. Police were told that a gray Trailblazer hit another vehicle at the traffic light, then drove away.
Police said they spotted on Main Street an SUV matching the description and missing its front bumper. The vehicle was stopped, and the driver, Holbrook, questioned and arrested.
County prepares $1.8M from Senior Levy
WARREN - About $1.8 million will be distributed for elder care services provided by the Senior Levy in the next round of contract funding.
Of the available dollars, $910,000 will be used for services such as personal care, adult daycare and in-home meals; $600,000 for community centers; $280,000 for adult protective services; and $25,000 a piece for transportation and mini-grants.
Trumbull County commissioners today are expected to authorize seeking bids from companies to provide the services. The year-long contracts will begin July 1.
Not included is funding for the Niles-Trumbull Transit System, which is due to receive $435,000, said Diane Drawl, senior levy administrator. The levy money is used as leverage for federal money to run the transit system.