Drugs found during traffic stop on I-80
AUSTINTOWN - Three 21-year-old Youngstown men were booked in Mahoning County Jail early Monday after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers stopped a car on Interstate 80 and seized several bags of drugs.
The 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was traveling more than 100 mph shortly before 3:30 a.m., a patrol report states. After the car was stopped and the driver removed from the vehicle, troopers called in a K-9 unit to check the car. The dog indicated that drugs were present, and troopers then found bags of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, heroin, pills and marijuana, troopers said.
The driver, Alden Young, and passengers Shane Overton and Michael R. Stanley, were all charged with felony drug possession. Young also was charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs.
All three of the men are on probation for either drug or assault charges.
Two Warren women injured in crash
BAZETTA - Two women were sent to the hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle accident Monday evening.
Alyssa Mymo, 22, of Warren, ran a southbound stop sign on North Park Avenue and was hit by a car traveling east on state Route 305 around 5:20 p.m. Monday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.
Mymo and the driver of the other car, Barbara Wooldridge, 76, also of Warren, were taken to hospitals for treatment, troopers said.
Mymo was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.
Both vehicles, Mymo's 2001 Pontiac Grand Am and Wooldridge's 2008 Saturn Aura, were heavily damaged. Police and emergency crews from Bazetta and Champion townships, along with the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office, assisted. The intersection was closed for about an hour and a half.
Military flyovers scratched for services
POLAND - Military flyovers were missing from Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, one of the results of sequestration.
Traditionally, air crews from the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna fly their C-130s over various parades and ceremonies in the area. This year, those missions were scratched because of budget problems in Congress.
Former lawmaker and Air Force pilot John Boccieri, who spoke at Monday morning's service in Poland, said the flyovers are popular with his fellow reservists.
"I know quite a few local air crew members who love to participate in Memorial Day events, maybe not necessarily to get up there and speak and give a speech like I was able to, but they like to participate in that way, fly over different services across the community," Boccieri told WYTV 33 News. He is commander of the 773rd Airlift Squadron at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station.
Boccieri said he and others are hoping the budget issues can be resolved in Washington so the flyovers and other events can be restored next year.