Attorney asks dismissal in septic dispute
WARREN - The attorney for a septic system installer in a dispute with the Trumbull County Health Department filed a motion Monday to dismiss the administrative hearing that could result in the revocation of the installer's license.
Attorney David Engler said any decision from the hearing would be invalid because it was prematurely stopped, and that furthering the hearing would be a misuse of taxpayer money.
Berry Meadows, owner and operator of Digging Dirt LLC in Warren Township, is accused of doing faulty work or not working on projects for which he took money. His could lose his license.
The hearing was held one day in September and on Nov. 15, but was stopped on Nov. 16 by the health board because, according to county Health Commissioner James Enyeart, it became a ''dog-and-pony show'' over issues not relative to the proceeding.
Warren police arrest woman after argument
WARREN - A Williamsburg Street woman was arrested Saturday evening after police say she refused commands to provide information.
Reports state an officer came upon a couple arguing next to their car in the middle of Parkman Road about 8:35 p.m., and the man said the woman slapped him in the face.
While officers talked to the man, the woman, identified as Monica Massey, 42, got in the car and drove into the parking lot of a nearby store. When the officer got in his cruiser and drove into the parking lot, she tried to pull out and he had to block her car with his cruiser, police reports state.
Massey would not tell the officer her name or obey any commands, and was arrested for obstructing official business, but she also resisted being handcuffed, reports state.
She was taken to the Trumbull County Jail pending her arraignment in Municipal Court. She pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Monday and was given a $1,000 bond. She has a preliminary hearing Jan. 15.
The man with her refused to sign a domestic violence complaint.
Bristol road closed for bridge inspection
BRISTOL - Fenton Road between Messick South Road and Nurse East Road will be closed until further notice for a bridge inspection.
The recommended detour is west, then north on Messick South Road, east on Peck Leach Road and south on Fenton Road.
Fire at East Side store causes $13,000 damage
YOUNGSTOWN - A fire at an East Side store early Sunday morning caused $13,000 in damage.
Police first responded to Six Brothers Food Mart, 1010 Oak St., about 2:20 a.m. for a burglar alarm and called firefighters when they spotted flames.
Reports state firefighters had to cut open metal roll-down doors to get inside. The owner said the business had closed at 11:50 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas dinner set for Families Helping
WARREN - People wanting to attend the annual Families Helping Families dinner on Christmas Day should call 211 to make a reservation.
The free event will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 25 at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Niles. Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at about 4 p.m. This is the 23rd year for the event.
A meeting will be held 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at the McDonald's restaurant near the intersection of East Market Street and North North Road for anyone interested in volunteering. Also, anyone wanting to donate a ham or turkey can call Dan Polivka, 330-233-2024.