OVI checkpoint results in arrests
AUSTINTOWN - More than 580 vehicles passed through an OVI checkpoint this weekend and a dozen vehicles were stopped by a saturation patrol that resulted in two OVI arrests, five summons for various reasons and one arrest on a felony warrant.
The operation was conducted by the Mahoning Valley OVI Task Force from 11 p.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday on Mahoning Avenue at Howard Avenue by 13 officers from several organizations.
"Motorists need to understand that law enforcement is committed to enforcing the drinking and driving laws in Mahoning County. People planning on consuming alcohol must make arrangements to get home safely," said Canfield Assistant Chief Scott Weamer.
The OVI task force is funded by a federal grant administered through the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
Falls Relay For Life raises $40,000
NEWTON FALLS - Newton Falls Relay For Life raised $40,000 this weekend for the American Cancer Society.
Terri Baldwin, co-chair of the relay that included 11 teams from Newton Falls, Leavittsburg and Lordstown, said this was the seventh year for the event at the Newton Falls football stadium.
Baldwin said various events were held Friday and Saturday including a talent competition. Local Madison Baryak won a recording session at Tune Town Studios.
This was the final Relay For Life in Trumbull County this year.
Mayflies survive for another season
PORT CLINTON, - A researcher in northern Ohio says that Lake Erie's mayfly population shows no signs of trouble despite recent water quality woes.
Now is the time of year when residents along the Lake Erie shore usually see the annual invasion of mayflies.
The pesky but harmless bugs rise out of the lake and blanket street lamps, store windows and just about anything they can cling to in places that include Sandusky, Port Clinton and parts of the Toledo area.
Mayflies are a sign of a healthier Lake Erie.
Staff, wire reports