Warren couple reports attack by group
WARREN - A couple reported being attacked at 2119 Peace Ave. about 11:30 p.m. Friday by about 15 people after a verbal confrontation about loud noises coming out of a nearby apartment.
Rebecca Barnett and John Vickerstaff, 540 Federal St. N.W., said they were outside their apartment when they were assaulted.
Barnett said the suspects came out of a neighboring apartment, and a verbal argument began. Several of the suspects began hitting Vickerstaff in the face. He was cut over his right eye and had puffiness over both eyes.
When Barnett tried to get them off Vickerstaff, several people began hitting her. Her nose was cut and a tooth was knocked out.
Barnett said the group left the area when the police were called.
Warren man accused of shooting Cadillac
WARREN - Daron Warfield Jr., 23, was arrested about 1:20 a.m. Friday at 2121 S. Robbins Ave., in connection with an Oct. 6 shooting outside of the BP gas station, 1290 E. Market St.
Warfield is accused of shooting at a four-door 2001 Cadillac as its owner, Johnny L. Taylor, 2255 Willow Drive S.W., was filling it up with gasoline.
No one was injured in the attack. However, Taylor said the car was hit several times on its front quarter panel.
Officers found nine spent .38 caliber shell casings on the scene.
Warfield, 337 Lane Drive S.W., was charged with felonious assault.
Warren Boulevard Bridge reopened
WARREN Repairs have been completed on the Warren Boulevard Bridge over the Ohio Central Railroad line between Chestnut and Logan.
Work on the $1.3 million project began this spring and was completed last week. The project was paid for with federal and state funds and was overseen by the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The bridge deck, approach slabs, parapet walls, abutments, pavement and guardrails were replaced.
The bridge was closed for about five months.
Austintown medical bus to be dedicated
AUSTINTOWN - A dedication ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30 in the Austintown Middle School parking lot for the Falcon Mobile Medical unit that was purchased with a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The 39-foot bus contains two fully equipped medical examination rooms and a reception area. Through a partnership with Northside Medical Center, the bus will serve both Austintown school students and community residents.
Champion trustees to meet on health care
CHAMPION - Champion trustees will meet in special session at 6 p.m. today at the township hall to review township health care options.
Hagan proposes ban on NFL blackouts
COLUMBUS - A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would stop Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns games from being blacked out on local television if they're not sold out.
The bill introduced in the Ohio House on Monday by Democrat Robert Hagan of Youngstown would prohibit any team playing in publicly financed stadiums or arenas from blacking out games. A violation would result in the team repaying its public funding.
Hagan acknowledged that any such law would be challenged in court.
The Federal Communications Commission has been urged to rescind a federal rule barring cable and satellite systems from showing a sporting event that is blacked out on local stations. The NFL's policy says games not sold out 72 hours before kickoff cannot be shown on local television.