Coroner probes death

Coroner probes death
HUBBARD -- The Trumbull County Coroner's Office is investigating the weekend death of a Coitsville man.
The man, who is not being identified pending notification of his family, was found Sunday morning in the men's restroom in Hubbard Public Library on West Liberty Street, police said.
The library was closed until later that day until the Trumbull County Health Department cleaned the site.
An autopsy was to be performed today.
Fire victim identified
HOWLAND -- A 71-year-old man who died at a local hospital after a fire broke out at his home has been identified as Jacob George of 3140 Valacamp S.E.
The fire broke out just after 4 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters and the Trumbull County Arson Task Force are investigating.
Relay for Life meeting
LIBERTY -- An informational meeting for the Relay for Life in Liberty will be at 7 p.m. March 20 in the township administration building.
Businesses and individuals can participate in the May 30-31 event at the high school stadium to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Call (330) 539-6591.
School conferences
CHAMPION -- Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday.
Middle school conferences are Tuesday from 2:30 to 6 p.m.
Central Elementary conferences are Thursday from 3:30 to 6 and 6:30 to 9 p.m., while high school conferences are Thursday from 3 to 5:30 and 6 to 9.
Kindergarten registration at Central also is set for Thursday and the week of March 3-7.
Call the respective schools for information or an appointment.
Shots fired on Steel St.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Bullets fired into a Steel Street apartment Sunday night narrowly missed a 2-year-old and his mother lying on a bed, police said.
The gunfire began when a vehicle pulled up in the 800 block about 11 p.m. Police found 13 casings in the street.
No motive was given for the shooting.
Felony charge for driver
YOUNGSTOWN -- Raymond C. Martinez, 46, of North Schenley Avenue, was driving with 10 separate suspensions on his license when he crashed on Belle Vista Avenue early Sunday.
Police found Martinez's pickup truck on its roof, with Martinez hanging upside down in his seat belt.
Police said Martinez got off Interstate 680 about 1:30 a.m., knocked over a utility pole, swerved to miss another pole, slid sideways across the road, ran through the guardrail and rolled down an embankment.
He was charged with driving under suspension and DUI and booked into the Mahoning County jail after treatment.
Police said Martinez has had four DUI convictions since 1998, which makes this latest charge a felony.
Consultant arrested
YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County deputies arrested George J. Stevens at his Canfield home Sunday night for failure to appear in municipal court Friday on a charge of loitering to engage in solicitation.
Stevens, 57, of Jamison Place, is a part-time consultant at Choffin Career and Technical Center, according to Mike McNair, Youngstown School District spokesman.
Members of the vice squad issued a citation to Stevens on Thursday evening on the lower South Side after a woman who has been convicted 11 times on loitering to engage in solicitation flagged him down then got into his car.
Buggy collision
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- State police said a horse pulling an Amish buggy was killed when the buggy ran a stop sign at Leesburg Station Road and Indian Path Road in Springfield Township.
Eli Byler, 17, of New Wilmington, was driving south on Indian Path around 6 p.m. Friday when he pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Barry Cox, 24, also of New Wilmington, police said.
The Cox's vehicle hit the horse and knocked the buggy into a ditch. Neither driver was hurt.

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