Dog dies in blaze in Brookfield home
BROOKFIELD - A dog died in a fire at 1355 Collar Price Road about 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Fire departments from Brookfield, Vienna, Fowler and the Eagle Joint Fire Department showed up to the blaze, according to fire reports. The homeowner, listed on the state auditor's website as Ed Brown, was not at the residence at the time.
According to Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33 News, a neighbor called 911 to report smoke was coming from the house and went inside to rescue several dogs, but one died in the fire. The homeowner came home just prior to firefighters' arrival. No one was injured.
The cause of the fire and damage estimate both are to be determined, though the house was not a total loss.
Police investigate injuries to infant
BOARDMAN - Police are investigating possible abuse after a baby boy who wasn't breathing was taken to Akron Children's Hospital Boardman campus, given CPR, had a breathing tube inserted and was flown to the Akron campus, police said.
The father told police the 3-month-old was sleeping on a couch when a dog jumped on the couch. The father said he removed the dog, but the baby fell.
Xrays showed the baby had nine fractured ribs and multiple brain bleeds that looked like they had come from previous injuries, and not falling off the couch, reports state.
The baby's mother was not home at the time, reports state.
Detectives are investigating. A message left for comment Tuesday was not returned.
Charges filed in bomb threat in Canfield
CANFIELD - Police said Tuesday that an 11-year-old girl was charged Friday in Mahoning County Juvenile Court with making false alarms in connection to a March 20 bomb threat at the middle school.
The department said it was able to find the girl with help from school administrators, and they noted the girl's parents also cooperated with police.
The school was evacuated after a threat was phoned in and crews searched the building. Students were bussed to the high school during the search. A call to juvenile court to find out the girl's status was not returned.
Police: Man shot woman who flashed headlights
AKRON - Police in northeast Ohio say a reputed gang member is accused of shooting a woman who flashed her car headlights at him as she passed him in the street.
Police say they connected 21-year-old William Dawson to the Jan. 24 shooting in Akron through ballistic evidence from the scene.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports that 59-year-old Wylene Edwards was shot in the back after she flashed her headlights to alert two men who were standing in the middle of a street.
Lordstown board to hold interviews
LORDSTOWN - The Lordstown Board of Public Affairs has scheduled a special meeting for 3:30 p.m. today at the village administration building on personnel. There will be an executive session to conduct interviews for the laborer / machine operator position.
Staff, wire reports