Two charged in theft attempt of car parts
WARREN - Two people accused of trying to steal radiators and batteries from a local business remained at the Trumbull County Jail on Monday in lieu of $3,500 bond.
Michelle Cox, 35, and Alan C. Jones, 31, both of 2837 Carrie Ave., Southington, are charged with felony breaking and entering.
They were arrested after they were seen breaking into and entering WTR Services at 2421 W. Market St. on Sunday afternoon, according to a Warren police report.
The report states the two were in the process of removing the 20 radiators and batteries, at a total value of $32,500, from the business when they were arrested.
Resident detains woman for police
WARREN - A Hubbard woman is facing aggravated burglary and drug possession charges after a Berkshire Drive resident came home, discovered her inside her apartment and held her down until officers arrived, according to police reports.
Police said they transported Jamie L. Gillespie, 26, to the Trumbull County Jail, where she remained Monday, jail staff confirmed. She is accused of trying to steal jewelry from the residence.
Ohio AG rejects petition to legalize pot
COLUMBUS - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize the use of marijuana in the state.
DeWine on Monday rejected the proposal, saying the petition's summary was not "fair and truthful."
A DeWine spokesman said the proposed regulatory scheme did not restrict the use of cannabis to medicinal purposes.
DeWine in a statement explained some of the submitted ballot summary's "defects." Among them is its mention that classes may be offered to explain to people the medical harms or benefits from the use of marijuana. Yet, DeWine said such language referencing the harms or benefits is not in the amendment itself.
The proponents needed DeWine's approval before gathering the roughly 386,000 valid signatures needed by next July to get the issue before voters in Nov. 2014.