Motorcyclists hit donkey in roadway
BRISTOL - Two motorcyclists were injured, one critically, when their bike crashed into a donkey apparently in the roadway early Sunday morning.
State troopers are investigating the crash. They did not release the victims' names pending notification of their families.
Troopers said the two were riding on a 2003 custom-made motorcycle at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday on state Route 45 when a donkey walked into the roadway.
The motorcycle struck the donkey, causing the bike to flip and both passengers to be ejected.
The driver was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The passenger was taken to TMH and was later flown to St. Elizabeth with serious head injuries, troopers said.
Brown to speak at business summit
YOUNGSTOWN - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will deliver the welcome address at the TechBelt Export Summit June 18 in Youngstown.
Also speaking are two senior level export officials, Fred Hochberg, chairman of the U.S. Export-Import Bank; and Francisco Sanchez, under secretary of commerce for international trade.
According to a news release from the senator's office, the event is being held to help business in the Cleveland-Pittsburgh region increase exports by giving them information about available resources.
The event is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. at the D.D. and Velma Davis Center at Mill Creek Park's Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Relay for Life raises $52,000 in Falls
NEWTON FALLS - The Lordstown / Newton Falls Relay for Life raised $52,000 this weekend, the highest amount over the last five years that it was held in Newton Falls, said an event coordinator.
Terry Baldwin, event co-chair, said 11 teams took part this year, with a goal of raising $34,000. She said the weather was cooperative and helped in making the event a success.
This was the final relay to be held in Trumbull County with others in Niles, Warren, Liberty and Cortland completed within the past month. All proceeds help the American Cancer Society.
Trumbull Transit Board sets meeting Thursday
WARREN - The Trumbull County Transit Board will meet 1 p.m. Thursday to hear comments from the public on its intention to create and oversee one countywide transportation system.
The board will give 15 minutes to individuals or organizations wanting to speak. Responses from the board will be limited to five minutes. Questions also can be written and will be addressed first if they are provided by 11 a.m. Thursday to county commissioner clerk Paulette Godfrey.
The meeting will be on the fifth floor of the county administration building, 160 High St. N.W.