Hearing on Altiereis delayed till August
COLUMBUS -- Election complaints against Trumbull County Sheriff Thomas Altiere will have to wait a while longer.
An Ohio Elections Commission hearing, already delayed twice, was to have been Wednesday, but it has been delayed to Aug. 23 at the request of Columbus attorney Don McTigue, who represents William Jobe, who filed the complaint.
In October, Alphonse Cincione, commission chairman, gave Altiere 90 days to fully answer questions from the Trumbull County Board of Elections and work out any other differences with the board before the commission would hear the case.
More than 400 questions centered on Altiere's campaign finance reports from 1993-98.
The commission is expected to determine if the questions have been fully answered and if any fines or sanctions should be leveled against Altiere.
Park Avenue closing
WARREN -- Park Avenue will be closed at the Champion-Bazetta township line between state Route 305 and Airport Road on Monday.
From Tuesday through Friday, it will be closed from Bristol Champion Townline Road to Housel Craft Road along the Bristol/Mecca township line.
The Trumbull County Engineer's Office will be doing culvert work and recommends detouring around the areas those days.
Jail doctor hired
WARREN -- As expected, Trumbull County commissioners hired Niles osteopath Phillip P. Malvasi on Wednesday to provide medical care to county jail inmates for two months.
He will be paid $17,000 per month for June and July while bids are collected for a one-year contract.
Acquitted in assault
WARREN -- On Wednesday, a jury in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court acquitted a 36-year-old Vernon man of a felony count of assaulting a police officer.
Thomas Cebula was accused of shoving Deputy Roger Gregory on July 3, 2000. The jury deliberated about two hours.
Trees to honor veterans
NILES -- There will be an Eisenhower Green Ash tree-planting ceremony in Niles Union Cemetery at 11 a.m. June 6 in honor of all Trumbull County veterans and deceased members of VFW Post 2074.
May Ralph Infante will speak and a lunch will follow the ceremony at the post at 140 Higgins Street.
Murder trial date set
YOUNGSTOWN -- Mark Batcho's murder case is set for trial Jan. 22, 2002, in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.
Batcho, 34, of Campbell, faces charges of aggravated murder, murder, aggravated robbery and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.
Authorities say he shot to death Boardman businessman Lawrence Sisman in March 1996.
Prosecutors have said the multiple murder counts are because there are separate and distinct circumstances surrounding the death.
Batcho already is serving an 18-year sentence for trying to kill Paul Gains in December 1996, a week before Gains took office as Mahoning County prosecutor, and for shooting Atty. Gary Van Brocklin in his downtown office.
SHARON, Pa. -- Michael Milliron, 29, of Scenic Mobile Home Park, Transfer, was in Mercer County Jail on $10,000 bond today after arraignment on assault charges.
He's accused of attacking a former girlfriend and the woman's teen-age daughter. Police said Milliron struck his 34-year-old ex-girlfriend in her home in the 300 block of Tamplin Street around 8:30 a.m. and then returned to the house around 4 p.m. and grabbed the woman's 17-year-old daughter by the neck, slammed her against a doorjamb and threw her to the floor.
Milliron was picked up about 90 minutes later in Sharpsville and arraigned Wednesday before District Justice James McMahon on charges of simple and aggravated assault.
Man faces drug charges
SHARON, Pa. -- Police said a 21-year-old Spearman Avenue man stopped for driving too fast faces drug charges.
Police said they found a partially smoked marijuana cigarette in his vehicle and what appeared to be fake crack cocaine on him in the 300 block of Mesabi Street around 12:40 a.m.