Youngstown man gets six years in shootings
YOUNGSTOWN - A man who pleaded guilty last month to three slayings in two incidents was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday.
Keilan Clinkscale, 22, was sentenced by Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge John Durkin after he entered the pleas in March.
He was accused of killing two men in a 1091 Wirt St. home on the North Side in August, and a killing in a 2009 shooting on Delaware Avenue in which a man was shot to death when a home was shot up.
That shooting was part of a feud between rival groups and the people in the home were shooting back, according to police.
Police: Woman dumped from car at gas station
WARREN - An unconscious woman dumped out of a car Monday afternoon near a gas pump at McQuaid's Sunoco Service Station, 805 W. Market St. remained in Trumbull Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, police said.
Felicia Meadors, 26, of Champion, was put out of a teal or light blue small two-door sedan by a white female driver about 12:45 p.m. Monday, police detectives said.
Detectives said they were unaware of any foul play so far but are asking that anyone with information on the female driver of the vehicle call them at 330-841-2576.
No cause yet in woman's death at nursing home
NILES - An official cause of death was still unknown Tuesday for an elderly woman who apparently wandered from a nursing home Monday.
Eva Gorosics, 84, was found dead Monday morning just outside Grace Woods Senior Living, 730 Warren Youngstown Road, according to police.
Employees of the facility found her in the parking lot covered in blankets. Police said it was likely she died of hypothermia.
An employee reportedly said Gorosics was in her room when it was checked at 4 a.m. But she was gone when a check was made again at 6 a.m. She was found outside shortly after 6:30 a.m.
Police said an alarm to notify employees when an outer door is opened was malfunctioning.
A message seeking comment was left Tuesday with Grace Woods.
Patrol plans sobriety checkpoint this week
RAVENNA - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is holding an OVI checkpoint this week to deter and intercept impaired drivers.
The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint, and the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint, according to a news release.
"Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year in Ohio," Lt. Nakia J. Hendrix, commander of the Patrol's Ravenna Post, said. "State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in combating these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways."
Local law enforcement agencies will be assisting.
Liberty battles apartment complex fire
LIBERTY - Fire crews from Liberty and Youngstown were called shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to a fire at a six-unit apartment complex in the 3000 block of Hadley Avenue.
Fire officials told Tribune news partner WYTV 33 News the fire started in the basement where crews were working on a boiler earlier in the day. It is believed a torch overheated a wall which smoldered most of the day, officials said.
Crews had to rip apart the walls to get to the fire on the third floor, officials said.
Six families in the complex were left without homes for the night due to heavy smoke damage.