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Driver is killed, passenger hurt



Published: Thu, May 10, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Driver is killed,passenger hurt

LEAVITTSBURG -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one-car crash that killed one 18-year-old Leavittsburg man and critically injured another one.

A spokesman for the patrol's Southington post said a car driven by Michael D. Johnson, of state Route 5, was southbound on Benedict-Leavittsburg Road around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday when it went over railroad tracks and out of control.

Johnson was thrown from the car and died a short time later at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital, officials said.

A passenger, Michael Leeworthy, was in critical condition this morning in St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

School's Fun Fest

WARREN -- McKinley Elementary School PTO will sponsor its annual Fun Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school, 1321 Elm Road N.E.

It features food, games, prizes, auctions, an animal show and more.

The main raffle drawing will be at 3 p.m.

Drug charges

NILES -- An East Woodland Avenue man will return to municipal court Friday morning, charged with preparation of drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dennis Toth Jr., 21, was released Wednesday after posting bond.

The police narcotics unit arrested Toth on Tuesday after searching his home.

The raid came after a three-month investigation by the narcotics unit and the Trumbull County Drug Task Force.

Officers seized several ounces of suspected marijuana, drug paraphernalia, records and cash.

Law firm hiredfor cable-TV talks

CHAMPION -- Township trustees approved a contract Wednesday with John Gibbons of Walter & amp; Habeverfield law firm at a cost not to exceed $5,000 to represent them in cable TV negotiations.

Trustees have been unhappy with Time-Warner and have not signed a new contract, saying the company never kept its promise to extend service to outlying areas.

Vicious dogs

WARREN -- Councilwoman Susan Hartman, D-7th, will conduct a ward meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Secrest Elementary School, 1001 Bennett N.W.

Residents are invited to air concerns and discuss problems about vicious dogs.

Indian art, artifactsto be Viets program

CORTLAND -- A presentation on "Native American Art and Artifacts" will be the program for the "Morning at the Museum" series at the Viets Museum, 244 N. High St., at 10 a.m. May 22.

Former Warren teacher Sally Grant will show items from her contemporary Indian art collection.

Cost is $3 per person and includes refreshments and a tour of the museum which, because of Memorial Day, is featuring a display of military uniforms and memorabilia from the Civil War through the Vietnam era.

Focus on Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN -- Crews from the Arts & amp; Entertainment cable television network are filming a profile of Youngstown for the "City Confidential" series. Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul J. Gains was interviewed Wednesday.

A network spokesman said the segment will examine how Youngstown has been affected by organized crime.

The segment will air later this year, but a date has not been set.

Clothes for kids

COLUMBIANA -- The Way Station is collecting new and good summer clothing to be distributed June 23 to the Children of Chernobyl.

A group of children living in the area of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Russia will spend several weeks in Columbiana County this summer.

Dresses and boys' dress pants and shirts sizes 6 to 14 are especially needed.

Items may be dropped off at The Way Station, 202 E. Park Ave, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Counterfeit money

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Another bogus bill has turned up in the city -- this one a bad reproduction of a $50 bill.

It showed up in the night depository of First National Bank on Tuesday, police said, noting the bill was smaller than normal and not of good quality.

A very good replica of a $100 bill turned up last week at a store in Hermitage Towne Plaza.




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