Warren girl, 11, accused of assaulting sister
WARREN - An 11-year-old Nevada Avenue girl is accused of assaulting her 6-year-old sister Wednesday afternoon, according to police.
Police said they were called to Highland Avenue about 5:20 p.m. in reference to an assault between two sisters. Police said they determined the 11-year-old was the aggressor. They took her into custody on a domestic violence allegation, but she was later released to the Juvenile Justice Center, according to a police report.
The 6-year-old suffered apparent minor injuries, police reported.
two to hospitals
AUSTINTOWN - A child was transported to Akron Children's Hospital and an adult to another local hospital following a car-SUV crash Thursday morning near Kirk Road and Penny Lane.
One of the vehicles rolled over, and a woman was trapped inside the SUV. More information was not available Thursday night.
Canfield family sues over rape charges
CANFIELD - A Canfield couple is suing a city police department and a prosecutor for what they claim was the malicious prosecution of their 11-year-old daughter on rape charges.
The $5 million lawsuit against the city of Canfield, some of its police officers and a Mahoning County prosecutor was filed this week in federal court.
The action claims the couple's daughter was falsely imprisoned and maliciously prosecuted after three other girls claimed she raped them in 2012. She later was acquitted of all the charges.
One of the accusers recanted and gave officers information ''that showed the three accusers conspired to fabricate their allegation,'' the lawsuit said.
The Mahoning County Prosecutor's Office declined to comment.
Poland man dies in Carroll County crash
A Poland man died Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident in Lee Township.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, James C. Masterson was driving a 2012 Freightliner south on state Route 9 in Carroll County when he failed to negotiate a curve.
Masterson, 54, lost control of the semi and it overturned. He was wearing a seat belt at time of the crash, the patrol reports.
He was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to the patrol.
The accident remains under investigation.
$9,000 for SCOPE
CHAMPION - Trustees at a special meeting on Thursday approved contributing $9,000 toward the township's SCOPE center.
About $54,000 is needed to run the center on state Route 45 near Kent State University at Trumbull. The remainder will be covered by senior levy funding.
SCOPE is requesting a total of about $30,000 from three communities that house their facilities.
The request is a result of actions taken by the Senior Services Advisory Board to help make up for some of the funding that SCOPE has been losing the past few years.
loses pet dog to fire
HUBBARD - A family lost its pet dog in a Thursday morning fire at a home on Washington Avenue, a 911 supervisor confirmed.
Firefighters were called to the home at 5954 Washington Ave. S.E. about 9:40 a.m. The house, which was heavily damaged, was engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived, officials said. No one was home at the time. Firefighters rescued the family's cat from the basement, according to reports.
Fire crews from Hubbard, Coitsville, Liberty, Brookfield and the U.S. Air Force were at the scene.
The American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley was called in to assist the family of two adults and two children.