Police seek help in finding Niles woman
NILES - Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 44-year-old woman they said is believed to be suicidal.
Police said a co-worker of Kimberly Dianne Carter, 1227 North Road, asked them earlier Monday to check on her welfare.
They said the co-worker had received text messages from Carter in which she threatened to harm herself. Responding officers found a suicide note inside Carter's apartment, but she and her vehicle were gone.
Carter is black, with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet 8 and weighs 172 pounds. She drives a gray 2005 Chevrolet Equinox.
Police said Carter is a General Motors Lordstown transfer worker from out of state and has not been to work since Thursday. Police are asking anyone who has had contact with Carter or her vehicle is to contact them at 330-652-9944.
Man pleads guilty to vehicular assault
WARREN - A 34-year-old former Struthers man will undergo a pre-sentence investigation ordered Monday after he pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular assault in connection with a July 18 ''road rage'' incident that injured his girlfriend.
Trevor L. Noble Sr., who has a more recent address in Transfer, Pa., is free on $5,000 bond after admitting to the fourth-degree felony that developed from a crash on state Route 82, between Howland Wilson Road and state Route 11.
Noble was reportedly headed westbound on Route 82 and slid across the median strip, striking an eastbound pickup truck driven by 62-year-old John Cross of Howland.
Assistant prosecutor Michael Burnett said troopers discovered that Noble was driving about 70 mph and had repeatedly been passed and continued passing another car when he locked up his brakes, skidding across the highway.
Angela Vitale, 32, of the Struthers address and who was in Noble's car at the time, was seriously injured, Burnett said.
Man charged in theft of statue
GIRARD - A Hubbard man was charged Monday in connection with the taking of a brass veterans memorial statue from the Mahoning Valley Memorial Park in Youngstown.
Richard Couturiaux, 30, entered no plea to charges of receiving stolen property at his first appearance in Girard Municipal Court. He plead not guilty to misdemeanor theft charges.
The 4-foot statue of a soldier was stolen from the park last week. According to reports, Couturiaux's name was on a receipt at a Girard junkyard. According to the receipt, he received $25. The statue was valued at $36,000.
Couturiaux's preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday and his bond was set at $75,000.
Two hospitalized in Mesopotamia crash
MESOPOTAMIA - A two-vehicle collision Monday afternoon left two people injured on state Route 87.
According to reports, Sarah Hoskinson, 23, of Windham, tried to make a left turn onto state Route 534 at about 5:30 p.m. when her Ford E350 van was hit in the side by Ronald Gingrich, 57, of North Bloomfield.
Gingrich, who was driving a Chrysler Voyager, was flown to University Hospital in Cleveland. Hoskinson was taken by Bristol EMS to Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.
She was cited with failure to yield to oncoming traffic.
Reports said Gingrich was later taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown for a chest injury, but his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.