Three, including baby, hurt in Braceville crash
BRACEVILLE - Three people, including a baby, were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on state Route 5 near Burnett Drive.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, which is investigating the 8:30 a.m. collision, confirmed that the baby, who was in a car seat, and two other people were transported to Trumbull Memorial Hospital for treatment. Their names were not released, and an update on their conditions was not available Tuesday.
Wife of parent killer sentenced to prison
WARREN - The 36-year-old wife of a local man who is serving two life sentences for killing his parents was sentenced herself Tuesday to a year in prison.
Tonya Mann, of Maple Street, Newton Falls, was found guilty of a probation violation by Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Andrew Logan, who ruled she failed to complete a drug program.
She was placed on probation in November 2010, when she pleaded guilty to breaking and entering.
She testified in last November's capital murder case in which her husband, Louis, escaped the death penalty. The self-proclaimed drug addict, who stole from his parents, admitted that he strangled his mother, Frances M. Mann, 53, with a clothesline and shot his father, Philip J. Mann Sr., 59, with a .22 caliber rifle after beating him to death with a flashlight Sept. 30, 2011.
Warren man charged with rape of boy, 14
WARREN - Bond for a city man charged with the rape of a 14-year-old boy was set at $100,000 during his arraignment on Tuesday.
Michael E. Jachimiak, 61, of 979 State Road, has a preliminary hearing scheduled Aug. 28 in Warren Municipal Court in front of Judge Thomas P. Gysegem.
Jachimiak, who was told he is prohibited from having any contact with the boy, was being held at the Trumbull County Jail.
The boy's aunt reported that a sexual assault involving the boy had occurred around 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Packard Park.
Youngstown to hold back-to-school kickoff
YOUNGSTOWN - The Youngstown City School District will host "The Total Package" - a kickoff event on Saturday for students, parents, teachers, staff and the community ahead of the new school year.
The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Rayen Stadium, 250 Benita Ave., and is free. It will include entertainment, prizes, games, face painting and food as well as free transportation to and from the stadium.
Children in grades K-12 will be given bookbags filled with school supplies. Registration for the giveaway will begin at 10 a.m.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Couple stabbed at home; adult son charged
WESTLAKE - A 22-year-old man suspected of stabbing his parents at their suburban Cleveland home has been charged with felonious assault.
Westlake police said in a statement Tuesday that a 58-year-old man was flown to a Cleveland hospital with life-threatening injuries, and his 56-year-old wife was in stable condition. Police say authorities learned about the stabbings after a hang-up 911 call Monday night and a subsequent callback by a dispatcher.
The couple's son was arrested without incident after a search less than two hours later.
$2M offered to farmers to help reduce algae
TOLEDO - The federal government is offering $2 million to Ohio farmers to help prevent farm runoff that contributes to potentially harmful algae blooms.
Farmers in 20 counties in the western Lake Erie watershed can apply for some of the funds to plant cover crops to reduce nutrient runoff and erosion. The federal money, provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, is aimed at reducing future algae blooms.
Staff, wire reports