Early voting transport service today in Warren
WARREN - Early voters in Warren will be provided with free transportation today from seven area churches to polls as well as a rally.
Vans will depart at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. from the following locations: Trinity Baptist; New Freedom Missionary; Grace AME; Agape Assembly; St. Paul's; Triedstone Baptist; Greater Apostolic Faith and Hoyt Street Church of God.
The "Rally in the Valley and Vote Early Initiative" will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Upton House, 380 Mahoning Ave. N.W.
The event, sponsored by the Trumbull Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, will feature food, prizes and a chance to meet candidates.
Voters will be taken to the polls, then to the Upton House for refreshments and a chance to speak with candidates, and then returned to their original pick-up location.
The rally is free and open to the public.
Vacant Newton Falls house catches fire
NEWTON FALLS - Crews from three departments battled a fire at a vacant 504 Newton Drive home about 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Crews from Braceville and Warren Township assisted firefighters from the Newton Falls Joint Fire District in fighting the flames, a supervisor with the Trumbull County 911 Center said.
There were no injuries and a damage estimate was not available. Members of the fire district could not be reached late Friday.
Man's body found in Columbiana identified
LISBON - The body of a man found Wednesday morning by a group of Mennonites near the "ski slope" area of state Route 45 has been identified as an East Liverpool mental health patient missing since June.
Columbiana County Sheriff Ray Stone confirmed Friday afternoon that the body found was that of Donald T. McCauley, 44, who had been most recently staying at the Kendall House, a mental health facility on the campus of the Columbiana County Counseling Center in Lisbon.
He had been transported by ambulance June 10 to Salem Community Hospital emergency room, from which he was released the same day.
Officials had reported previously that McCauley suffered from various mental illnesses, including hallucinations.
Stone said Salem police were also notified of the identification so McCauley could officially be removed from the missing persons list.
Ohio reports 16 meningitis cases
COLUMBUS - Ohio health officials have reported 16 meningitis cases linked to a larger outbreak of the illness and recalled steroid injections for back pain.
The Ohio Department of Health said Friday that the latest cases involve an 85-year-old Clermont County man and a 31-year-old Franklin County woman. Cases of rare fungal meningitis also have been reported in Crawford, Hamilton, Marion, Morrow, Warren and Union counties.
Those cases involve adults, and none have died.
Federal officials report more than 400 illnesses and 29 deaths in the outbreak linked to a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts called the New England Compounding Center. It recalled its products.
Teen charged in shooting of man
COLUMBUS - A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man on a south Columbus street.
The Columbus Dispatch reported that the man died at 8 p.m. Thursday at a hospital about an hour after the shooting. Two people were later taken into custody after a brief standoff.
After the suspects were interviewed by investigators, the 16-year-old was charged with murder.
The victim was identified as 19-year-old Kylan Cunningham.
Detectives are still trying to determine what led to the shooting.