Foul play not suspected in Austintown death
AUSTINTOWN - Police Chief Bob Gavalier said foul play is not suspected in the death of a man found early Tuesday afternoon.
Gavalier said relatives of the man called police about 1:35 p.m. and told them the man may have been in a wooded area at Norquest Boulevard and Evans Avenue. The man was dead when police arrived.
Gavalier declined to immediately release the man's name but said police are not investigating the death as a homicide.
Wanted teen leads
police on foot chase
WARREN - A 15-year-old teenager wanted on a probation violation from the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center led an officer on a foot chase late Monday morning, according to police.
Reports state an officer on patrol about 11:10 a.m. saw the juvenile and another male on Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority property on Kenmore Avenue and the officer asked the pair if they were allowed on the property.
When the officer found out the juvenile was wanted by the Juvenile Justice Center, the juvenile ran through a parking lot, across Plaza Drive and through several back yards, ignoring several warnings to stop, reports state. He was caught in a wooded area in the 1900 block of Larchmont Avenue N.E., reports state.
His name was not released.
Schools, teachers to be honored at luncheon
CANFIELD - Three area teachers soon will be recognized for their innovation in education.
For the third year, the Eastern Ohio P-16 Partnership for Education will host its luncheon, "Excellence in Education - Celebrating our Schools," from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, 7300 N. Palmyra Road, Canfield.
A winner will be announced at the luncheon, where more than 100 principals from Trumbull, Mahoning, Ashtabula and Columbiana counties also will be recognized for Excellent and Excellent with Distinction Ohio Report Card achievements.
Five schools, including Girard Junior High and LaBrae Intermediate schools, will be recognized for moving up two levels on the 2011-12 Ohio Report Card.
Rebecca Watts, associate vice chancellor of academic affairs for the P-16 Initiative, will be guest speaker.
Community forum to cover latest scams, fraud
YOUNGSTOWN - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Office will host a regional community fraud forum Thursday in Youngstown.
The free event will focus on consumer and charitable scams and patient and Medicaid abuse. It will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Youngstown Public Library Newport Branch, 3730 Market St. It is open to the public.
Similar forums also have been held in Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo.
Task Force nets three
OVI checkpoint arrests
CANFIELD - The Mahoning County Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence Task Force nabbed three drunken drivers late Friday evening and early Saturday morning.
The task force operated a checkpoint from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on South Avenue near U.S. 224 in Boardman and pulled over 555 vehicles, police said. A special patrol was conducted around the checkpoint for any impaired drivers who may have tried to dodge the checkpoint, police said.
Of those vehicles stopped, 17 were diverted to another area for more investigation.
Two adults were arrested for OVI, while a person younger than 21 was arrested for the charge, a news release states. Nine drivers were cited for driving under suspension, and two people were summoned for drug abuse and another two for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Some synthetic drugs, such as "spice" and bath salts, were seized, the task force said in a news release, and one person was cited for underage possession of alcohol.