Fri. 2 p.m.: Missing elderly man found safe

WARREN – An elderly man with health problems who went missing Wednesday was located around noon today, in the wooded area near his home.

Trumbull County 911 dispatch confirmed that Robert Yekich, 80, of 2 Kings Drive, Warren, was found around noon today, after two days absence, in the woods near his home. He was awake and talking, according to Trumbull County Sheriff’s office and 911 dispatch.

A report issued Thursday was being investigated by the Trumbull County Sheriff’s deputies, who found the man while searching the area near his home.

Yekich was transported to St. Joseph Warren Hospital for treatment for dehydration and to be checked over for general wellness today afternoon.

Yekich suffers from dementia and diabetes.