Sentenced to prison

Sentenced to prison
WARREN -- A 21-year-old Lordstown man convicted of two counts of attempted rape has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Prosecutors said Daniel Huseman, 21, had sexual contact with a girl he knows in June 2002.
Filling council vacancy
McDONALD -- The mayor is accepting applications until Feb. 18 to fill an unexpired term on council.
Send expressions of interest to the municipal building at 451 Ohio Ave.
Part of road closed
GOSHEN -- A portion of Seacrist Road, between Pine Lake and Garfield roads in Goshen Township, has been closed indefinitely because of an unsafe bridge.
Randy Partika, Mahoning County bridge engineer, said the structure has developed holes in its concrete deck, making it potentially dangerous for the 240 cars that cross it each day.
The bridge crosses a set of railroad tracks.
Back to deliberations
YOUNGSTOWN -- Jurors were to resume deliberating today in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, where William Vaughn has been on trial for aggravated murder and aggravated robbery.
Vaughn, 22, of Berwick Avenue, is accused of killing 21-year-old Justin Treasic of Logan Avenue in February 2002.
Judge Maureen A. Cronin dismissed jurors Thursday after they'd deliberated about two hours.
Seniors honored
CAMPBELL -- Mount Moriah Fire Baptized Holiness Church is hosting its 10th Annual Senior Citizen's Love Luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday in the St. Mark Center.
Honorees are Daisy Turner, Susy Harris, Elizabeth Weaver, William Crump, Pastor Minola Crump, Frances June Bradley, Rosa Wilburn, Mildred Shaw, Willa Askew, Elizabeth Miller and William D. Miller.
Dr. Lawrence Freeman will be the speaker. The cost for adults is $10 and the cost for children 5 to 10 is $6.
14-year-old's threat
STRUTHERS -- Police removed a 14-year-old boy from Sexton Street School about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after he threatened to hurt himself, fellow students and teachers.
Police were called after the boy accused his teacher of tormenting him and told her, "I am going to make myself known in this school and I am going to start with you."
The teacher told police the boy was extremely angry, clenching his fists and crying, when he made the statement.
The principal told police the boy had been exhibiting his anger in school over the past few days and school officials found letters in which the boy threatened to commit suicide.
The boy was charged with aggravated menacing and taken to Tod Children's Hospital in Youngstown.
Sentenced for 2 thefts
MERCER, Pa. -- A Sharon man will serve three to seven years in prison for two thefts.
Judge Francis Fornelli of Mercer County Common Pleas Court ordered Leslie Smith, 41, of Orchard Street to make restitution of $4,200.
Smith forged and cashed a $3,471 check he had stolen last year and earlier stole a 1986 Ford Bronco valued at $1,500, and $2,000 worth of tools from an Orchard Street house.
Haz-Mat cleanupcloses turnpike
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Both sides of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, from the Ohio line to the Pa. Route 60 interchange, were closed this morning after a tractor-trailer, possibly carrying hazardous material, overturned just before 7 a.m.
The site still not been cleared by 9 a.m.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection was heading to the site to determine if there were explosives on the twin trailers that rolled over in the east lanes about two miles into Pennsylvania.
It was unclear this morning if anyone was hurt, turnpike officials said.
Salem man charged
LISBON -- A Salem man is accused of raping a 10-year-old girl.
John Beeson, 33, of Monroe Street, was secretly indicted recently by a Columbiana County grand jury.
Beeson is charged with rape, a first-degree felony that carries a maximum 10-year sentence.
Authorities allege that he raped the girl, whom he knew, Oct. 20 at his home.
Beeson is free on a personal recognizance bond.
Valentine party
LISBON -- The Lepper Library is hosting a Valentine party that begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
All ages are invited to the free event, which will feature stories, games, refreshments and crafts.
The library is at 303 East Lincoln Way.

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