Trumbull and Cuyahoga agree on autopsies deal
WARREN - A longstanding relationship between the Trumbull County Coroner's Office and Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office to perform some autopsies has been put in writing.
The one-year agreement county commissioners approved Wednesday calls for Cuyahoga County to do some autopsies and related testing for $1,075 per autopsy. It's an arrangement the two agencies had for some time, and Wednesday's action formalizes the arrangement, according to Trumbull County commissioners.
Cuyahoga County will only do the autopsies when county coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk is unable or the body is badly decomposed. Trumbull County doesn't have the facility to process bodies in advanced stages of deterioration.
Hermitage police look for bank robber
HERMITAGE, Pa. - Police are looking for a man who robbed a PNC Bank branch at 1055 N. Hermitage Road about noon Wednesday.
A news release states a man walked into the bank and gave a note to a teller asking for money and the teller complied. No weapon was shown, the release states.
The man is described as about 5-foot-9 inches tall, between 40 and 50 years old, and wearing glasses. He had on a brown wool-type hat and light blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call Hermitage police at 724-983-6780 or 724-662-6110 after 5 p.m., or the Pittsburgh office of the FBI at 412-432-4000.
Cortland bridge project still on schedule for 2014
CORTLAND - Work on a project to replace the worn-down Main Street bridge in Cortland and improve the intersection it feeds is on pace to hit the targeted build date next year, according to Trumbull County commissioners.
Now engineering and right-of-way acquisition work is being done on the $1.8 million project that includes replacing the bridge over Walnut Run and adding two turn lanes at the intersection of Main and High streets.
The project, headed by the county Engineer's Office, also includes some cosmetic work that will be done to the new bridge and decorative sidewalk lighting. That's being paid for by a $200,000 grant Cortland received for the 22 new lamps and decorative railing and concrete stamping to the bridge.
Septic replacement to begin in Hubbard Township
WARREN - Construction of a project to replace broken and failing septic systems with sewers in the Kermont Heights neighborhood of Hubbard Township should begin Monday.
The $3.4 million project is one of a dozen Trumbull County is required to complete under an agreement with the state in areas of the county identified as a potential health risk because of the systems.
Dave Sugar Excavating of Petersburg is doing the work. Construction should be complete by November.
The project involves putting in place almost 17,000 feet of sewer to service 163 homes and a few businesses in a northern part of the township, according to county commissioners.
Jury picked for inmate's case of attempted stabbing
YOUNGSTOWN - Jurors were selected Wednesday to hear the case of an inmate at the supermax prison on the East Side who is accused of trying to stab prison guards with a homemade knife.
Jurors were also taken to the prison on state Route 616 Wednesday afternoon to view the crime scene before hearing opening arguments in the case today.
Cornelius Harris, 30, faces charges of felonious assault and attempted felonious assault in the attack, which took place in 2010.
Harris is acting as his own lawyer. Opening statements and testimony are expected to take place today.