Man charged in business break-in
WARREN - A Niles Road man is being held in the Trumbull County Jail after police caught the man trying to break into a fishing tackle supply shop.
Michael Lowery, 28, 2114 Niles Road, was charged Wednesday with breaking and entering and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment about 8 hours after he was apprehended by police and is being held in the jail on $10,000 bond.
Reports said officers arrived at the Erie Dearie Lures Company, 829 High St. N.E., and saw Lowery trying to fit through a small window to the building surrounded by a chain-link fence.
Reports say Lowery tried to get free but gave up once he realized the fence was surrounded by officers.
Dog dies in house fire
YOUNGSTOWN - A family dog died in a fire at 1325 Gray Ave. on Youngstown's East Side Wednesday afternoon, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV Channel 33 news.
Firefighters said a neighbor reported the fire about 5:30 p.m. Firefighters said the Red Cross is assisting the residents who lost everything in the blaze.
Russo said there was extensive heat, smoke and water damage to the two-story home, but he could not give a dollar amount. He said there is no insurance on the home, and he does not believe there was working smoke detectors.
The cause is still under investigation, but Russo said it does not appear to be suspicious at this time.
Trumbull tourism events sought
WARREN - The Trumbull County Tourism Bureau is collecting information for its 2012 calendar of events.
The calendar will be published four times a year, with the first printing to include events taking place January-April.
Groups who have events scheduled for January-April are encouraged to submit their Trumbull County event information by Nov. 30 for possible inclusion.
Also to submit material directly to the Tourism Bureau's new website at www.Explore-TrumbullCounty.com by clicking on the Submit an Event button on the home page.
Head of EPA wants new name
COLUMBUS - The head of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is asking for ideas for a new name, to end confusion with the federal EPA.
Ohio Environmental Director Scott Nally has directed workers at the state agency to submit suggestions.