Man gets two years
for sex with minor
WARREN - A Warren man who failed to show up Wednesday for sentencing turned himself in on Thursday and was sentenced to two years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old girl in 2011.
Besides the two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, Keith Foley, 37, of Maryland Street, also pleaded guilty in May to importuning for texting the girl and inviting her to have sex with him at his home.
Foley was free on $10,000 bond.
Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay already has designated Foley a Tier II sex offender, requiring him to register his whereabouts twice a year for 25 years after being released.
Man facing charges
after attempted crash
WARREN - A Meadowbrook Avenue man accused of trying to crash a car Wednesday night with several people inside it, including three small children, is facing charges of endangering children and domestic violence.
Robert E. Patterson, 38, of 655 Meadowbrook Ave. S.E., was being held at the Trumbull County Jail Thursday in lieu of a $20,000 bond.
According to Warren police reports, Patterson, his live-in girlfriend, Kelly L. Gobowicz, 37, a 16-year-old boy and three children, ages 1, 2 and 3, were inside his car when he tried to crash the vehicle around 9:30 p.m. Police reports state that Patterson also threatened his girlfriend and her 16-year-old son.
No injuries were reported.
The police report indicated Patterson had consumed alcohol.
Former lawyer Ohlin's
COLUMBUS - Two former clients of former Trumbull County attorney Joseph D. Ohlin were reimbursed $8,527.34 as a result of Ohlin's failure to account for settlement proceeds.
The two clients were among 39 victims of attorney theft who were awarded $336,636.59. The reimbursements involve 18 former or suspended Ohio attorneys who were found to have misappropriated client funds. Two deceased attorneys and two permanently retired attorneys were also involved in the claims presented to the board.
Ohlin resigned from the practice of law in Ohio, with discipline pending, on March 14.
Created in 1985 by the Ohio Supreme Court to reimburse victims of attorney theft, embezzlement or misappropriation, the fund is supported entirely by attorney registration fees. Ohio has more than 44,000 attorneys engaged in the active practice of law. Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of those attorneys are involved in CSF claims, according to the state.
Trumbull to share
in fed land payout
Trumbull County and the four other counties in the 13th Congressional District will share $112,000 in payments in lieu of taxes from the federal government.
The money will help local governments provide for police and firefighters, infrastructure work and school construction, according to U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, who announced the payment sharing Thursday.
The PILT (payments in lieu of taxes) program compensates counties and local governments for non-taxable federal land in their jurisdiction.
Trumbull County will receive $38,852; Mahoning County, $3,961; Summit County, $40,299; Portage County, $23,890; and Stark County, $5,262. About 1,900 local governments in the U.S. are getting nearly $400 million under the plan in 2013.
of hydrants to begin
WARREN - A hydrant flushing program will begin between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday and run throughout the summer. The program will begin on the city's north side and gradually move south, according to the Water Department.
Residents may notice low water pressure and brown water during this process. If water turns brown, residents are advised to run cold water until it clears. Do not wash clothes or cook with the water until it has cleared. For questions or concerns, call the Water Department at 330-841-2531.