Cops find pot in victim's home
WARREN - A Warren man called police to report he'd been shot during a burglary, only to have police find marijuana plants in his home.
Elliot A. Landis, 26, of 123 Linden Ave. S.E., told police he returned home about 8:40 p.m. from a class at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center to find a man he didn't know inside his home.
He said the man charged him and Landis slammed the door on the man's hand. Reports said Landis ran from the home toward the corner of Linden and East Market streets when the man fired several shots at him. Landis was not hit. Officers noted Landis had blood on both pant legs.
Two guns were stolen from the home, police said.
Police searching the home found a bag of marijuana in his kitchen, a plant in the attic and several more plants and drug paraphernalia in the basement, reports said.
Police also found an identification card, believed to be the suspect's.
No charges have been filed.
Church giving rides to voters
WARREN - Grace AME Church, 1137 Main Ave. S.W., is offering a free ride to the Board of Elections in Warren for residents to vote through Nov. 6.
Those needing a ride can call the church at 330-394-6270 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday.
Women for Obama rally set
WARREN - The Trumbull for Positive Change, a local grassroots organization, will sponsor a Women for Obama Rally at noon Saturday at 717 Union Hall, 2950 Sferra Drive.
Various speakers are scheduled at the event including State Senator Nina Turner, Glenn Johnson, Local 1112 Union president, and Kate Chapek, national women's vote director for the Obama for America presidential re-election campaign.
Parks to host fracking forum
CANFIELD - Mill Creek MetroParks officials will host two public hearings on whether they should lease park property for drilling of natural gas and oil.
The meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens and from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield. Members of the public wishing to speak will be allotted two minutes each.