Mom gets 15 years in son's abuse death
YOUNGSTOWN - The mother of a Struthers teen who was beaten to death earlier this year was sentenced to 15 years behind bars on Wednesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.
Shain Widdersheim, 32, of Struthers, pleaded guilty in June to four counts of child endangering and obstructing justice charges.
Her boyfriend, Zaryl Bush, 43, of Struthers, also pleaded guilty in the case and was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 33 years on charges of murder, four counts of child endangering and two counts of intimidation.
Widdersheim's son, Teddy Foltz, 14, died Jan. 26 of head trauma after he was taken first to Akron Children's Hospital Boardman Campus and then St. Elizabeth Health Center.
She was accused of allowing the abuse to happen and hindering the investigation by Struthers detectives.
Anti-fracking meeting set for tonight at church
YOUNGSTOWN - An activist group opposing hydraulic fracturing and related measures is hosting a town hall meeting 7 to 9 p.m. today at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown.
Group spokeswoman Susie Beiersdorfer said the meeting will help "inform the public of all aspects of fracking, injection wells and other related processes."
The group is leading the charge for a "Community Bill of Rights" which will appear on the November ballot in the City of Youngstown.