Trumbull dog wardento check for licenses
WARREN -- The Trumbull County Dog Warden's Office will be checking for unlicensed dogs starting June 11.
Dogs must be licensed every year by Jan. 31 at a cost of $8.
There is an additional $8 fee for late licenses. The late fee is not charged for puppies, new dogs or new Ohio residents.
Licenses may be purchased at the warden's office or at more than 30 outlets throughout the county.
Officials warn that failure to comply could mean a citation in court.
Heart disease seminar
WARREN -- Scope Senior Center will sponsor a seminar on preventing and treating heart disease at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Gary Sas, a pharmacist, will lead a discussion on risk factors for heart disease and high blood pressure, target health levels, and the use of nutrition and medication to manage disease.
Call (330) 399-8846 to make a reservation.
Warren man suesover vehicle search
YOUNGSTOWN -- A Warren man has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court here, contending that four Trumbull County deputy sheriffs illegally searched a vehicle he was driving.
Clyde Wilson of Regal Drive is seeking $500,000 in compensatory damages and $750,000 in punitive damages.
Deputies Daniel D'Annunzio, Brian Kaintz, Peter Lucic and Robert Altier are the defendants. Lucic declined comment. The other three deputies could not be reached.
The suit says the deputies stopped Wilson on Feb. 6 for a traffic violation and forced him to remain in a patrol car while they searched his vehicle, even though he committed no crime and they had no probable cause to conduct the search.
Man guilty of bigamy
NEWTON FALLS -- A 40-year-old Mahoning Court man has been found guilty of bigamy.
Randy Jarvis pleaded no contest Thursday and will be sentenced by Municipal Judge Thomas Old at 10:30 a.m. July 24. He faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
City Prosecutor Richard Swartz said Tammy Jarvis told the court she married Jarvis in March, then found out in April he was still legally married to a woman in California.
Driver safety program
WARREN -- An AARP 55 Alive driver safety program will be conducted at the Downtown YMCA on Tuesday and June 12.
The class consists of two four-hour sessions, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a one-hour break for lunch.
It covers age-related physical changes, declining perceptual skills and rules of the road, local driving problems and license renewal requirements.
Cost is $10; class size is limited. Register by calling Mobile Meals at (330) 394-2538.
WARREN -- A 24-year-old Niles man, who has been convicted of aggravated burglary with a gun specification and kidnapping with a gun specification, will be sentenced June 11.
Judge Peter Kontos scheduled the sentencing Thursday, moments after a Trumbull County Common Pleas jury found Nick Kaczmark guilty.
The jury, which began hearing the case Tuesday, deliberated two hours.
Police said Kaczmark went to a man's home in Niles on Oct. 16 and threatened him.
Program gets grant
WARREN -- The Trumbull Community Action Program has received $357,671 in federal funding under the Department of Health and Human Service's Head Start program.
The grant will provide full-year, part-day, handicapped training and technical assistance for the Warren-based program.
Man shot in thigh
YOUNGSTOWN -- Police have no suspects or witnesses in the shooting of a 51-year-old man about 1:44 a.m. today in the 900 block of West Woodland Avenue.
Herman Haithcock, whose address is listed as the Tallyho-tel, 4249 Belmont Ave., Liberty, was treated for a thigh wound.
Appeal in murder case
MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer County District Attorney James Epstein doesn't believe Ronald Fuller will get anywhere with an appeal of his murder conviction in the slaying of a 13-year-old Sharon boy.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court hears appeals automatically in first-degree murder cases, Epstein said, predicting the court will dismiss it in short order.
The 25-year-old Farrell man was convicted March 31, 2000, in the May 29, 1999, shotgun slaying of Jeremy Farrand in a Sharon house.