down from bridge
BROOKFIELD - Traffic was stopped for about 40 minutes at state Route 82 and U.S. Route 62 about 11 a.m. Friday as a man was threatening to jump off a bridge.
A fire department spokesman said the man called 911 himself and told them he was on the bridge at the overpass and was going to jump.
The spokesman said traffic was blocked off in all directions as personnel tried to talk the man down. He finally relented after two police officers and fire Chief Keith Barrett managed to get him to come down.
The man was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, the spokesman said.
on rape charges
WARREN - A 21-year-old Warren man is in the Trumbull County Jail on felony charges of kidnapping, rape and three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
Timothy Tenney, 1965 S. Feederle St., was secretly indicted Wednesday, arrested Thursday by Warren police and pleaded innocent to the charges Friday in Common Pleas Court.
He is being held on $75,000 bond. A pretrial is set for Tuesday.
According to Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33, the victims were ages 17 and 13 at the time of the incidents, which happened in July and August. Other details were not available Friday.
Police: Teen shot
self at church
YOUNGSTOWN - A teen who was wounded in the basement of a South Side church during a basketball game Thursday shot himself by accident, police said.
The teen, 15-year-old Teven Grerry, was released from St. Elizabeth Health Center Friday after he was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.
Grerry initially told police he was playing basketball when someone dressed in black came in then shot him in the leg.
However, police Chief Rod Foley said after interviewing witnesses and reinterviewing Grerry, they learned Grerry shot himself while putting the gun in his pocket.
Foley said Grerry told police in the second interview that someone gave him the gun, but he doesn't remember who.
Police are still searching for the gun, Foley said.