Work will delay traffic
WEATHERSFIELD -- Traffic will be delayed on Salt Springs Road from the Trumbull County line north to Interstate 80 beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.
Crews under contract with the Trumbull County Engineer's Department will be resurfacing the road. Work is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. Sunday.
Charged in beating
WARREN -- Police have charged Eugene Russ, 40, of 2007 Hamilton St. S.W. in the beating of a juvenile Wednesday morning.
Police reports say Russ struck a boy several times in the legs with a large stick in front of the boy's Nevada Northwest residence.
He faces one count of felonious assault in the attack and two counts of child endangering because, police say, Russ left his 6-year-old daughter home alone when he went to attack the boy.
The juvenile told officers he does not know Russ. There was no indication on the report what prompted the attack.
Authorities to probecause of house fire
NEWTON FALLS -- State fire marshals were to investigate today the cause of a fire that destroyed much of a ranch home Wednesday, while its occupants were out of town.
Newton Falls Fire Department was alerted to the fire by a 911 call at 8:52 p.m. Flames were already coming out windows and the roof at 53 Mahoning Court when they arrived, fire officials said.
By the time the fire was out two hours later, half the home was destroyed and the remainder heavily damaged by water and smoke, officials say.
The residence was being rented by the Brenda, Anthony and Aime Greening, according to neighbors and the city telephone directory.
Trumbull County tax records list Terry, Darrell, Dan and Leah Clonch, as the property's owners.
WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be installing raised pavement markers next week on state Route 60 from the Lawrence County line, north to Interstate 80.
The markers are installed on the center line of the roadway, serving as reflectors to aid drivers' night vision. There will be intermittent lane restrictions. The work will begin Monday.
SHARON, Pa.-- Fire of undetermined origin damaged a vacant second-floor apartment at 83-85 Third Ave. Firefighters said the apartment tenants left Sunday. The fire was discovered shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Firefighters found a burner on the stove had been left on, but that wasn't the source of the fire. The blaze started in the front living room, firefighters said. They were able to confine the flames to that room, but there was extensive smoke, heat and water damage. The building is owned by Thomas Sanford of South Oakland Avenue and is insured.
Search for man goes on
RAVENNA -- The search for a missing Canton man continued Wednesday evening in the area near the Kirwan reservoir at West Branch State Park.
An abandoned boat registered to Timothy Heaton was found by state park officers at 4 p.m. Sunday on the north shore of the reservoir.
Local law enforcement officers and search-and-rescue units joined in the search for Heaton on Monday morning. He was officially declared missing at 8:40 p.m. Sunday.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Another drain-cleaner bomb has been found in the city, this time on Oak Street near Garland Avenue on the East Side. Detective Sgt. Zaida Miranda spotted a smoking two-liter plastic soda bottle in the street late Tuesday and notified the fire department.
Police suspect a 15-year-old boy who lives nearby and was arrested a month ago for possession of such an explosive. This makes the fifth drain-cleaner bomb to be found since mid-April.
NORTH LIMA -- A Mahoning County deputy sheriff took a 17-year-old South Park, Pa., boy into custody late Wednesday. He was caught with three cases of fireworks at BJ Alan Fireworks on Columbiana-Canfield Road, Beaver Township.
A store employee had reported seeing several teen-agers under a storage trailer. When the deputy confronted the 17-year-old boy, he threw the fireworks, worth $534, to the ground near his van, reports show. He was taken to the juvenile justice center, and his four companions, also from South Park, were questioned and released.