Swiped, burning Jeep driven into Quinby pond
WARREN - A "joy ride" ended with a Jeep on fire being driven into the small pond in Quinby Park about 8 p.m. Monday.
Fire department officials said the car was not being driven by its owner. The driver jumped out before the Jeep hit the pond. No injuries were sustained, and officials believe the vehicle was stolen.
Police and fire crews put out the fire and removed the vehicle from the water. The name of the driver was not released and the cause of the fire is not yet known.
Police investigating weekend shooting
WARREN - No arrests had been made by Monday night in the weekend shooting that left one man wounded.
Warren police confirmed that David P. Nelson, whose age or address was not available, was shot Saturday.
Police reports state Nelson was shot in the shoulder about 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Parkman and Palmyra roads S.W. Nelson was able to drive to the Sunoco gas station at 805 W. Market St., where he called police.
Details remained sketchy on Monday. Police said the shooting remains under investigation.
Assault case handed over to prosecutor
NILES - A Sunday incident involving two women near the Eastwood Mall has been handed over the the city prosecutor's office for review.
Police said Sara Jerina, whose age and address were not available, told them that the other woman, who dates the father of her child, chased her through the mall area in a vehicle and cut her off at Youngstown Road near the BP gas station about 3:15 p.m., according to a Niles police report.
Jerina told police that the other woman got out of her own vehicle and, after opening Jerina's car door, started punching Jerina in the face. Jerina told police the other woman also damaged her car door and backed into it while the door was open, breaking the door frame.
Police reported that a witness "described the event exactly as stated by" Jerina.
The police report did not indicate whether anyone needed medical attention.
Diocese to help with typhoon relief effort
YOUNGSTOWN - The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Office of Social Action / Catholic Relief Services, is accepting monetary donations for emergency relief and long-term development after the devastation in the Philippines and the surrounding region caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Catholic Relief Services, the official overseas emergency relief and development agency, continues to work with local church-related institutions to provide emergency shelter, water and sanitation, household relief items such as blankets and cookware, potable water and toilets.
To donate online, visit ccdoy.org/social-action/disaster-relief-efforts/ or to donate by mail, make check payable to Catholic Relief Services - Diocese of Youngstown (memo line: Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund) and mail it to Diocese of Youngstown, Office of Social Action / CRS, Attn: "Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund," 144 W. Wood St., Youngstown, OH 44503.
Councilwoman will seek Hagan's office
YOUNGSTOWN - Sixth Ward Councilwoman Janet Tarpley is running for the 58th District Ohio House seat. Tarpley said in a news release that she will file her nominating petitions today with the Mahoning County Board of Elections.
Also seeking the Democratic nomination next year so far is Michele Lepore-Hagan, wife of incumbent state Rep. Bob Hagan, who cannot run again for the House seat because of term limits.
The district includes Austintown, Campbell, Coitsville, Lowellville, Struthers and Youngstown.