Gunman takes cash in home invasion
WARREN - City police are investigating a Tuesday morning home invasion at a residence on Jackson Street S.W.
According to reports, Chester Galbreath told police a man he doesn't know came into his residence about 7:44 a.m., showed a handgun, and took cash from him and his wife.
Tour bus overturns on I-80 in work zone
LIBERTY - A tour bus overturned Tuesday night on Interstate 80 near the Logan Way overpass, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
William Nasos, 75, of New Jersey, was driving a 2008 Motor Coach Industries tour bus west on I-80 about 11:23 p.m. when he drove off the right side of the road, striking a guardrail face and several cement barriers, according to the patrol. The vehicle continued off the right side of the roadway, overturned and landed on the passenger side.
Nasos was the only occupant in the vehicle and was not injured, the patrol reported.
The crash occurred within a non-occupied work zone. I-80 was closed for about 10 minutes for recovery vehicles to upright the bus.
Liberty police and fire departments assisted as well as members of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station Fire Department.
Woman claims son's hand burned
WARREN - An Oak Street S.W. woman told police a male she knows burned her juvenile son's hand Tuesday morning.
Tina Robinson, 1484 Oak St. S.W., reported the alleged assault about 9:30 a.m. It was not clear how severely the boy was hurt.
Catholic Charities seeks tornado donations
YOUNGSTOWN - The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown is accepting donations to help those hurt by recent severe storms and tornadoes.
Catholic Charities USA, which has been commissioned by the U.S. Catholic Bishops to represent the Catholic community in times of domestic disaster, responds with emergency and long-term assistance as needed.
Checks may be made payable for domestic disasters to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown, and for international disasters Catholic Relief Services, Diocese of Youngstown. Note the donation is for the "2013 Spring Storms Disaster Fund." Mail to Office of Social Action, 144 W. Wood St., Youngstown OH 44503.
For more information, call 330-744-8451, Ext. 320.
Guardrails to be replaced in Trumbull
WARREN - The Trumbull County Engineer's Office, with money given by the County Engineers Association of Ohio, will replace 11,000 feet of guardrail in 21 locations around the county this summer.
Wayne Hickman, an engineering technician with the office, said 8,500 feet of outdated guardrail will be replaced, and 2,500 of new guardrail will be installed. The guardrail being put in has added safety features for motorists.
The work is expected to be done by the end of summer.
Lake Erie Construction Company of Norwalk won the contract for the work, bidding $281,320. Bids from two other companies ranged from $285,000 to $336,000. The project is being fully funded by a grant from the association.
County 911 center set to add Weathersfield
WARREN - Trumbull County's 911 Center will begin dispatching police and fire for Weathersfield on July 1, under an agreement county commissioners approved Wednesday.
The agreement calls for the township to pay $1,755 a month, and the one-year contract renews automatically, said Ernest Cook III, 911 director. Weathersfield's switch to the 911 center moves the service away from Niles, which had been dispatching the township's safety forces.