Woman interrupts burglary at her home
WARREN - A 68-year-old Nocturne Ave. N.E. resident returned home at 5:17 p.m. Thursday to find a car with a strange woman sitting in her driveway.
Shirley Flowers, 1810 Nocturne N.E., parked her car directly behind the vehicle, got out and asked the woman what she was doing, according to a police report.
"Waiting for James," the woman responded.
When Flowers walked to the rear of the home, she noticed a PlayStation with controller and two games and a Black and Decker weed trimmer that had been in the garage were sitting on a porch chair just outside of her garage.
Flowers ran to the stolen items and grabbed them from the suspect's hands, while screaming she was going to call the police, the police report states.
The man ran to the front of the house, got into the car, and the couple drove away. Because Flowers had parked her car behind the suspect vehicle, they drove through the southeast corner of Flowers' front yard.
The garage door was kicked in, police said.
Neighbors' reports lead to drug charges arrest
NILES - Police arrested a Vienna Road man about 4:15 p.m. Friday on drug trafficking charges.
A news release from the department states that Thomas Wimer, no age given, 1819 Niles Vienna Road, is in the Trumbull County Jail on two counts of trafficking in drugs, a fifth degree felony.
The arrest came after a long investigation by the department's Narcotics Unit in which crack cocaine was bought from Wimer, the release states.
The department acted on information supplied by neighbors of what was going on at the home and police thanked them, the release states. It also encouraged anyone who knows of drug activity in their neighborhood to contact police.
Fire district set to discuss fiscal officer
NEWTON FALLS - The Newton Falls Fire District will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the fire station for hiring a new fiscal officer and for purchasing computers and accounting software.
Limited founder will leave Ohio State post
COLUMBUS - Ohio State University has announced that Limited Brands founder and longtime university supporter Leslie Wexner is stepping down from the board of trustees.
Wexner, a 1959 Ohio State graduate, has donated more than $200 million to the university and helped raise hundreds of millions more.
The university in February named its medical center for the billionaire Wexner a year after he donated $100 million to the center, one of the largest such gifts to a public university.
Staff, wire reports