Man gets prison in 'bodily substance' case
WARREN - A 21-year-old Hubbard man was sentenced to 30 months in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges of robbery and harassment with a bodily substance.
Daniel Good of East Liberty Street was sentenced by Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay to six months for throwing urine on a corrections officer in Trumbull County Jail last fall after he had been arrested on the robbery charge.
Good got an additional two years in prison for the robbery charge that stemmed from a cell phone and car keys stolen from a woman at knifepoint.
Assistant county prosecutor Diane Barber said the robbery occurred at Good's home. Charges of abduction and kidnapping in that incident were dismissed in exchange for the plea.
Woman gets 90 days in jail in fatal accident
YOUNGSTOWN - A 22-year-old Poland woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail by Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge R. Scott Krichbaum on a charge of attempted aggravated vehicular homicide.
Prosecutors had not recommended jail time for Michelle Green, only probation.
Krichbaum also suspended her driver's license for a year and placed her on five years probation.
She entered a guilty plea on Nov. 14.
She was charged in a July 2 accident at the intersection of Middletown and Unity roads in Springfield Township that killed 32-year-old Matthew Clinkscale and injured two of his children. Green and a 3-year-old in her car also were treated for injuries.
Sen. Portman to tour Youngstown company
YOUNGSTOWN - Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman will tour Dearing Compressor and Pump in Youngstown on Friday, his office announced.
The half-hour tour of the facility on Simon Road is the first of several stops Portman is set to make in northeast Ohio. He also will tour AlphaMicron in Kent and attend a liquid crystal technology roundtable there and then visit the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown.
The senator also is expected to swing by the Mahoning County Republican Party headquarters in Boardman in the morning.
Pastor convicted of rape of woman at shelter
NORTH JACKSON - A North Jackson pastor was convicted Wednesday of the 2010 rape of a developmentally disabled 20-year-old woman who was staying at the shelter he ran.
Ronald Pyles, 59, pastor of the Victory Harvest Ministry in North Jackson, was convicted of rape and gross sexual imposition in a bench trial before Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge James C. Evans. Pyles was acquitted of another count of rape and gross sexual imposition.
Sentencing is set for Jan. 23. Prosecutors are asking for the maximum 16-year sentence, according to WYTV 33 News.
The rapes occurred between October 2010 and April 2011 at Victory Harvest Ministry. The investigation began when the woman told a teacher, according to 33 News.
Pyles' attorney, David Gerchak, said he believed the prosecution failed to prove rape and that the woman was coached what to say during testimony. He plans to appeal, according to 33 News.
Liberty Trustees to hold special meeting on parks
LIBERTY - Township trustees will conduct a special meeting at 11 a.m. today in the Township Administration Building.
The board will explore options regarding the two parks in the township, Churchill and Center parks. Also attending the public meeting will be officials from the Trumbull County MetroParks to discuss possibly taking over control of the two parks.
The special public meeting will be followed by an executive session to discuss personnel issues.