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Wounded by gunfire



Published: Thu, February 20, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m.



Wounded by gunfire

YOUNGSTOWN -- Charles E. Hanlon, 61, of Southern Boulevard was in guarded condition today at St. Elizabeth Health Center with eight gunshot wounds.

Hanlon called 911 about 3:30 a.m. today, saying he was shot in the head and chest, police said. Police found Hanlon sitting on his bed. The victim told police that he opened a side door and let in two men he knows, one of whom opened fire.

The suspects then fled to a car parked on East Philadelphia Avenue. No motive was given for the shooting. Police said they collected a crack pipe and small bags used for distribution of crack cocaine in the bedroom where Hanlon had been shot.

Howland death probed

HOWLAND -- Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 49-year-old township man.

Timothy Miller was found inside his burning vehicle around 10:45 p.m. Sunday in a carport at 2500 North River Road.

The Trumbull County Coroner's Office is awaiting results of an autopsy performed Monday.

Trash pickup delays

YOUNGSTOWN -- Browning-Ferris Industries of Ohio, Youngstown District, is operating on its regular daily garbage collection schedule.

Trucks are running late, however, because of the inclement weather, said Brent Bowker, company spokesman.

Man shot in foot

YOUNGSTOWN -- James Bevly, 21, of Tod Lane, who told police he was shot in the foot late Monday during a robbery, mentioned that he was to begin a one-year prison term today.

Bevly wondered if the injury would keep him out of court and asked that someone at the police department contact the Trumbull County prosecutor today, reports show. The reason for the prison term wasn't immediately available.

Bevly told police he was walking on Halleck Street about 10 p.m. when a gunman approached, robbed him of $15 and shot him in the foot. He was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Shots fired into house

YOUNGSTOWN -- Seven children under age 8 were in a dining room with three adults at a house in the 100 block of East Boston Avenue at 1:45 a.m. today when gunmen opened fire through the north and south dining room windows, reports show. Police found multiple holes in the windows. No injuries were reported.

As police arrived, Kendal B. Morris pulled up and told them he was there to see his girlfriend. Morris, 21, of Trussit Avenue, was arrested on charges of driving under suspension and trafficking in drugs. Police said they found a bag of crack cocaine under the driver's seat. Police said the crack was in cake form, a sign that it had just been manufactured in preparation for sale.

Coroner's ruling

NILES -- The Trumbull County Coroner's Office has ruled the fatal heart attack a man suffered last month was not caused by a blow he took to the chest.

Laverne Hartley, 71, died Jan. 24 from a heart attack only minutes after he escorted unruly patrons from Racks Cafe on Main Street.

During the scuffle, a customer hit Hartley in the chest.

The coroner's office autopsy found the hit had nothing to do with the heart attack.

Austintown outage

AUSTINTOWN -- A total of 5,193 Ohio Edison customers were without power Monday morning after equipment failed on a power line near Meridian Road and Interstate 680. Power was out from 7:23 a.m. to 10:48 a.m.

Many of the traffic lights on state Route 46 and the western portion of Mahoning Avenue were off during the outage.

Paul Harkey, Ohio Edison's Mahoning County manager, said a 40-pound piece of equipment had to be hauled up an 80-foot tall power pole to fix the problem. OE is investigating to determine what caused the outage.




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