LIBERTY -- An open house and public meeting concerning a proposal to dredge the Mahoning River will be Wednesday at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex.
Displays explaining the project and possible alternatives may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m.; the meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m.
Mahoning Environmental Dredging Project is designed to remove contaminated sediment from a 31-mile stretch from Warren to the Ohio-Pennsylvania line.
The Army Corps of Engineers will present findings of a feasibility study. Public comment is welcome.
LAKE MILTON -- Milton Township trustees will meet in special session at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the town hall to act on several routine matters.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Allen Mollenkopf, 57, of Salt Springs Road, was in stable condition today at St. Elizabeth Health Center after being injured in a motorcycle accident early today on Interstate 680.
When police arrived, Mollenkopf was being treated by an ambulance crew about 100 yards away from his motorcycle.
He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to wear a protective helmet and failure to have a motorcycle endorsement on his driver's license.
CAMPBELL -- A 23-year-old Akron man charged with aggravated murder and felonious assault is being held in the Mahoning County jail on $1.25 million bond.
Schaun Cloyd is charged in the shooting death Wednesday morning of Glenn Land, 19, of Campbell.
William Fowler, 43, of Youngstown, was also wounded in the shootout, which brought at least 30 officers from Campbell and five other police departments to the scene.
Police believe Fowler was hit by a stray bullet.
Cloyd's preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 2.
WARREN -- Sen. Timothy Ryan, D-Niles, will conduct a constituents day from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hippodrome, 150 High St. N.E.
Constituents also may write to Ryan c/o the Statehouse, Columbus, 43215, call his office at (614) 466-7182 or e-mail their concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
Gunshot fired in home
WEATHERSFIELD -- Police responded to a gunshot fired early today at 3843 Forest Ridge.
The call involved three arguing people, and no one was injured.
Police said they are investigating and may file charges against one of those involved.
Raid by police, agents
WARREN -- Three West Market Street convenience stores were raided by local police and federal agents Thursday evening, and no arrests were made.
Police said they found suspected marijuana and suspected crack cocaine, weapons and drug paraphernalia.
The raid followed an eight-month investigation, police said.
Warren police, Drug Enforcement Agency and FBI agents took part in the raids.
Asphalt spill cleanup
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A section of Moravia Street, from the Columbus Innerbelt to Division Avenue, was closed for five hours as firefighters cleaned up an asphalt spill.
Fire Chief James Donston said 100 gallons of asphalt emulsion fell from a flatbed truck operated by Banner Supply Co. of Youngstown about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Firefighters used water to dilute it; the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spread sand over it, and then Banner cleaned up the debris, he said.
The load of 22 five-gallon buckets was heading to St. Vitus Church on South Mercer Street before the spill, said the fire chief.
No one was injured, and the road reopened to traffic about 7:30 p.m.