Police: One killed in crash in Youngstown
YOUNGSTOWN - One person died and five were hurt in a Wednesday night crash in Youngstown, police said.
A Volkswagen and a Chevy Impala collided at the intersection of Homestead Avenue and East Florida Avenue on the South Side, police said. One of the cars reportedly ran a stop sign and was hit broadside by the other.
The Volkswagen landed next to someone's front porch. One person in that car died at the scene, and five others were taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to police.
Additional information, including names of victims, was unavailable late Wednesday.
Meanwhile, a motorcyclist ran into the back of a fire truck that was on its way to the crash at the corner of Florida and Gibson avenues. The bike put a minor dent into the back of the truck. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital to get treated for a gash on his head.
Cops: Woman falls from attic window in Warren
WARREN - Police are trying to find out how a woman fell from an attic window about 2:10 a.m. Wednesday.
Police were called to 337 Porter St. N.E. and found Sherri M. Smith, 22, lying on the side of the home bleeding from the back of her head. A neighbor said Smith fell out of the attic window, a police report states.
Smith was thrashing around until paramedics arrived, the report states. She was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Hospital officials could not be reached for comment on her condition.
Women for Obama rallying Saturday
WARREN - Trumbull For Positive Change is holding a Women for Obama rally Saturday at the Local 717 Union Hall, 2950 Sferra Drive N.W.
The noon event will feature state Sen. Nina Turner, D-Cleveland; Kate Chapek, the national women's vote director for Organizing for America; Karen Eusanio, a member of United Auto Workers Local 1112 at the General Motors Corp. Lordstown Complex who spoke at the Democratic National Convention; and Glenn Johnson, UAW 1112 president.
Man saves woman and toddler from house fire
GALLIPOLIS - Fire officials say a southern Ohio man helped get a young woman out of a burning mobile home and then went inside to pull her 3-year-old child to safety through the smoke.
The state fire marshal's office said the 20-year-old woman and her child are alive because of the heroic actions of Christopher Williams, who noticed heavy smoke coming from the mobile home in Gallipolis at around 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Williams banged on the doors to awaken the family and forced open a door to get the woman out. Then he went inside, spotted the woman's 3-year-old son in the smoke and got him out. They were treated by a crew at the scene.
State investigators say the fire originated in the kitchen and was accidental. The home was destroyed.
106,000 voters updated their addresses online
COLUMBUS - Ohio's elections chief says more than 106,000 Ohio voters have updated their addresses online.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted introduced a new option on his website on Aug. 9.
The move was aimed at improving registration accuracy, saving money by reducing the workload at elections offices, and potentially reducing the number of voters casting provisional ballots. Voters are most often required to cast provisional ballots because they show up in the wrong precinct.
Husted said valid addresses make Ohio's voter rolls more secure heading into the Nov. 6 election.
He said 13,700 voters used the system on Tuesday alone, which was the last day of registration. Before this year, voters had to use a paper form to change their address.