Plea on sex charges
WARREN -- A 36-year-old Brookfield man has pleaded innocent to four counts of gross sexual imposition. James Binion, no street address available, entered the pleas Monday in the Trumbull County Common Pleas courtroom of Judge Peter Kontos. Binion is being held in the county jail under $50,000 bond. Binion is accused of having sexual contact in November 2001 with a girl he knows under 13.
Charged in fatal crash
BROOKFIELD -- A Hermitage woman faces charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault from a weekend crash that left a 71-year-old woman dead.
Catherine Settlemire, 41, appeared in Eastern District Court on Monday. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 21.
According to the Southington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Yvonne Edwards of Hermitage was a passenger in a car that was struck head-on by Settlemire, who crossed the median at about 7:20 p.m. Saturday on Standard Road, near U.S. Route 62.
Edwards died Sunday.
Sidewalk office hours
WARREN -- Third Ward Councilman John Homlitas will have sidewalk office hours at 9 a.m. Saturday at Montclair N.E. and Garfield Drive. He's conducted the meetings for four years and says the informal setting leads to positive dialogue.
WARREN -- A 24-year-old Southington man who pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated robbery and four counts of kidnapping has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by Judge Peter Kontos in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Timothy Kinter of Barclay-Messerly Road pleaded guilty in December. He was accused of robbing the Wagon Wheel Bar in Leavittsburg on April 4 and Party On in the Great East Plaza, Niles, on April 9.
Liberty school board
LIBERTY -- The board of education has called a special meeting for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the board offices to review and discuss the district's liability insurance.
GIRARD -- St. Rose Home and School Association will sponsor its sixth annual Valentine Dance in the school gym at 2 p.m. Feb. 10. Cost is $7; tickets can be bought at the school office, church rectory or the door. Those attending should bring their own drinks and snacks.
HOWLAND -- The board of education honored two employees Monday.
Thom Williams, a high school English teacher, and Holly Marchio, a central office secretary, were chosen employees of the month for January.
The board voted to buy two 71-passenger school buses from Myers Equipment. Each bus will cost $57,164.
SHARON, Pa. -- A Masury man remained in Mercer County Jail this morning under $15,000 bond.
Police say they stopped Richard A. Williams, 22, about 2:30 a.m. Saturday because he appeared to be a juvenile.
They said he initially gave them a fake name; when they discovered his real identity, they learned there was a warrant for his arrest on not appearing at a sentencing in Mercer County court.
When they tried to arrest him, he ran; officers had to chase him for several blocks and wrestle him to the ground.
He faces charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and giving false identification.
Charged in car theft
SHARON, Pa. -- A Farrell Avenue man faces a charge of receiving stolen property after he was stopped driving a stolen car, police said.
The red Dodge Neon was reported stolen from Club Topsy in Brookfield at 3:53 a.m.
Juan Houston, 23, of Fruit Avenue was driving the car, police said. He was arraigned and released.
WARREN -- Geraldine Cox, whose humanitarian work with Cambodian orphans is the subject of an Academy Award-winning documentary, will speak to students at Harding High School on Thursday, and then at the Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture Series at the main campus of Kent State University.
The 7 p.m. lecture will be in the KSU Student Center. The documentary, "My Khmer Heart," will appear on HBO in February.