Hall-of-Famer Warfield set to speak in Warren
WARREN - Pro Football Hall-of- Famer Paul Warfield returns to his roots as the fourth guest in the speaker series ''It All Started Here.'' The speech begins at 7 p.m. July 12 at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. N.W.
Tickets are $20 and are available at the Tribune Chronicle or online at tribtoday.com. Information is available at 330-841-1696.
The series features Trumbull County residents who made their marks nationally or globally. It is being sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle to help mark the 200th anniversary of newspaper publishing in Trumbull County.
Warfield, a Warren G. Harding and Ohio State University football standout, played 13 seasons as a wide receiver in the NFL, including for the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins. The two-time Super Bowl champion was a star running back and defensive end for the Harding Panthers, and also set a state mark in the long jump.
Warren man wounded in machete attack
WARREN - A Warren man was taken to St. Joseph Health Center on Thursday morning after he said he was attacked by a man with a machete.
John E. Cobb, 68, told officers he was walking at about 9 a.m. near 3150 Market St. N.W., when a man he knows attacked him with the knife, a police report states.
No other details were available.
More charges dropped against septic installer
NILES - More charges against a Champion man with a long-standing dispute with the county over septic tank issues have been dropped.
Fifth-degree felony theft-by-deception charges against Berry Meadows, 59, 4581 Templeton Road N.W., were dismissed Wednesday in Niles, the same day similar charges were dropped in Warren Municipal Court. Charges cannot be refiled in Niles but could be refiled in Warren.
Judge Thomas W. Townley ruled Wednesday, about a week after a preliminary hearing on the case, that prosecutors failed to establish probable cause that Meadows knowingly stole from clients he was supposed to provide work for. Meadows' attorney, David Engler, said both cases were essentially contract disputes with clients.
Engler, in court filings, indicated that once the case was dismissed he would file a lawsuit against prosecutors for wrongful prosecution.
Warren pedestrians robbed at gunpoint
WARREN - Two men walking on Parkman Road N.W. reported they were robbed at gunpoint early Thursday.
Reports state that Aaron J. Settings, 20, and Ean E. Kennedy, 18, were walking near Kennedy's home when they were approached by two men wearing dark, hooded sweatshirts. One of the men ordered the two to stand still or he would shoot them, reports state.
The man without the gun patted down both men and stole a cell phone, wallet and social security card before fleeing.
Pittsburgh boy severly burned by 'salt and ice'
PITTSBURGH - A 12-year-old Pittsburgh boy learned the hard way that the "salt and ice challenge" popularized on YouTube
is a dangerous game.
The boy suffered second-degree burns when, on a dare, companions put salt topped by ice on his back. The combination causes a chemical reaction that can begin burning the skin almost immediately. The patient was treated at the West Penn Hospital Burn Center outpatient facility this week and will spend the next several months recovering.
Millions have viewed videos of the salt and ice challenge on YouTube and other Internet sites, and cases of burn injuries associated with the activity have been reported around the country.