Weathersfield to get alert system
WEATHERSFIELD - Trustees have signed up the township for the Nixle alert system.
Administrator David Pugh said the system will allow residents to receive notices or warnings either through a text message or email.
Residents can sign up on the township's website (www.weathersfieldtwp.com) or at the township administration building, Pugh said.
The system can send out an alert to residents for meetings or in emergencies, such as an accident or fire that ties up traffic or a weather warning.
Liberty also uses the Nixle system, that is free, Pugh said.
Pugh said officials have conducted tests of the system, and everything seems to be working. He said it is hoped that residents can begin receiving alerts by the end of this week.
Bullet holes found at warehouse
YOUNGSTOWN - Employees of Allied Erecting, 1290 Poland Ave., found three bullet holes in the side of a warehouse when they opened up Monday morning, reports state.
Police called to the business about 8:30 a.m. reported that two bullets appeared to have traveled through a new steel door. In the warehouse, an employee found a bullet, which was taken for evidence.
Reports state the warehouse is being renovated and is empty.
Men try to hide in drain tunnel
YOUNGSTOWN - Police apprehended two men Monday afternoon on the East Side who they say tried to hide from them in a drain pipe.
Robert Stanko, 39, of Wick Avenue, and Billy Johnston, 38, of Myrtle Avenue, were issued misdemeanor summons for criminal trespass and obstructing official business after they were caught inside an abandoned apartment complex on Hubbard Court about 2:35 p.m.
Reports state officers saw a pickup truck in the driveway and when questioned, the driver said he was having mechanical problems before driving off. Police then heard sounds in the building and saw at least one person run through the back of the complex toward Crab Creek along Hubbard Road.
Stanko and Johnston were found hiding in a large pipe underneath the bridge at Crab Creek. They both came out at the point of a Taser, reports state.
The two were released on the scene. The driver of the truck was not found.
Cash taken from Internet cafe
YOUNGSTOWN - Police reports state someone who appeared to have a key stole an undetermined amount of cash from The Sweepstakes Club, 2545 Belmont Ave., early Monday.
An employee called police at 9:30 a.m. and told officers that when he opened for business he noticed the alarm had been set off. Police then watched a video that showed a man wearing a mask use what looked like a key to get inside about 1:30 a.m. He tried to get into a safe but failed to do so.
At one point it appeared the man was talking on a cellphone. He left, came back about five minutes later and opened the safe.
The man then left the store and locked the door but did not reset the alarm, reports state.
A copy of the video was made for detectives.
Body discovered along Ohio River
EAST LIVERPOOL - A body discovered Monday by two fishermen at the edge of the Ohio River could be that of a man who either jumped or fell from the Newell Bridge last month.
Identification found on the body indicated the victim was a 64-year-old Columbiana County man, but police would not release the ID pending investigation. Police said no one has reported the person missing.
Officers had received a report April 13 that people fishing near the Newell Bridge heard a large splash and a man screaming for help.
Officers arriving on the scene that night also reported hearing someone yelling for help, but a search turned up no one.
Police said they believe the man found Monday could well be the victim of that incident, saying it will probably never be determined whether he jumped or fell from the toll bridge.