Warren woman dies in morning car crash
MESOPOTAMIA - A Warren woman was killed in a crash Tuesday morning on state Route 87 west of state Route 534.
Brandi L. Miller, 26, was traveling east on state Route 87 in a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am about 7:15 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle and slid left of center, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. She collided with a 2002 Dodge Caravan driven by Katrina L. Port, 32, of Dorset.
Miller was killed. Port was transported to Geauga Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, according to the patrol. No other injuries were reported.
Troopers said unsafe speed for the condition of the roadways - wet from snow - appears to be a factor.
Mayfield heights man stabbed in Warren
WARREN - City police were called to St. Joseph Health Center on Monday after receiving a report that a man had been stabbed.
Police said Anthony H. Brown, 26, of Mayfield Heights, provided few details about the incident or the person responsible for stabbing him.
A Warren police report indicates Brown suffered apparent minor injury and that he reported being robbed of $15 around 9:30 p.m.
Police: Woman drives on wrong side of Route 82
BAZETTA - Police arrested a Cortland woman on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol on the wrong side of state Route 82 about 1:40 a.m. Sunday.
Officers reported seeing Valerie Campbell, 42, driving west in the eastbound lane of the highway and pulled her over east of Larchmont Avenue, according to police reports. She was unable to pass field sobriety tests, police said.
Officers took Campbell into custody and called her father to take possession of her dog, which was in the back seat of the car, and of Campbell herself. She also was charged with reckless operation of a vehicle and given a court date.
Prosecutors win appeal to use tossed evidence
WARREN - Trumbull County prosecutors won an appeal Tuesday, signaling the startup of a Warren Township drug case that was delayed when a former judge threw out evidence that he ruled was based on hearsay.
The case involves Anthony Hudson, 30, who was living on Miller Street S.W. when county drug agents said they raided his home in November 2006 and found 27 grams of crack cocaine after making undercover buys there.
Former Judge John M. Stuard suppressed the evidence, saying that a search warrant used for the raid was based on information relayed from an undercover agent to the detective who applied for the warrant.
Prosecutors argued successfully at the 11th District Court of Appeals that second-hand information is acceptable and a ''good faith exception'' applies.
Girard ward blockwatch to hold public meeting
GIRARD - The city's 2nd Ward blockwatch will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 21, to be attended by several city officials. Girard Safety Service Director Jerry Lambert, fire Chief Kenneth Bornemiss and Councilman Larry Steiner are scheduled to appear at the meeting.
The meeting is set to be held at the Girard Public Library.
Warren crews called to douse vehicle fire
WARREN - City fire crews were called out Monday night to extinguish a vehicle fire on Parkman Road S.W. Warren Fire Chief Ken Nussle said it is believed the fire was set intentionally and that investigators are working to sort out all the details.
Reports state the fire started around 7 p.m. and that the 2012 Jeep Wrangler was a loss. The vehicle was set on fire outside owner Mary Lee Spain McClain's residence at 1322 Parkman Road S.W., reports state.
No injuries were reported.