Coroner rules accident in wheelchair user's death



Coroner rules accidentin wheelchair user's death
HUBBARD -- The Mahoning County Coroner's office has ruled the July 21 death of Joseph Venglarcik, 83, an accident.
Venglarcik, of Shadow Run Apartments on West Liberty Street, was struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross West Liberty in his wheelchair at a pedestrian crossing.
The driver, Joel Sabella, 74, of East Liberty, has not been charged.
Venglarcik was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Health Center. The coroner's office said he suffered a broken back and pelvis.
The city later removed the crossing because the pedestrian stripes and lights embedded in the surface had been obliterated during a resurfacing project.
Police said that when they receive the official coroner's report, the case will be turned over to the prosecutor's office.
Boy heads to courtin crash death
NEWTON FALLS -- A 17-year-old North Jackson boy is expected in Trumbull County Juvenile Court today to face a misdemeanor count of vehicular homicide.
Adam Keck of Bailey Road also faces a misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the charges stem from an Aug. 6 crash that killed John Snodgrass, 31, of London, Ohio.
State patrol reports say Keck went through a stop sign at the intersection of state Route 534 and Pritchard-Ohltown Road around 7:45 p.m. Aug. 6 and collided with a military bus. The bus lost control and struck a car in which Snodgrass was a passenger.
Newton road closing
NEWTON FALLS -- McMullen-Allen Road in Newton Township will be closed about 1,900 feet north of Bright Baldwin Road on Monday and Tuesday while workers from the Trumbull County Engineer's Office replace a culvert.
School levy meeting
GIRARD -- The city board of education will meet in special session at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Girard High School, 31 N. Ward Ave., to consider placing an operating levy request on the November general election ballot.
School registration
MINERAL RIDGE -- Registration for new pupils in the Weathersfield Local School District will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Parents who miss the registration dates will need to register immediately at the school building their child will be attending. Call the school district for more information.
Parents need to bring the child's birth certificate, immunization records, Social Security number, proof of residency and legal proof of custody, if applicable.
Camp Fitch trip
MINERAL RIDGE -- Sixth-grade pupils from Mineral Ridge Middle School will attend Camp Fitch from Sept. 1 through Sept. 3.
There will be a meeting for parents regarding Camp Fitch at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the middle school library.
If you still owe money for your child to attend Camp Fitch, you may submit your payment at the meeting or before the first day of school. The total amount for Camp Fitch is $82. Checks can be made payable to Mineral Ridge Middle School.
Orientation for school
McDONALD -- McDonald schools have scheduled an orientation session for all parents of open-enrollment pupils for 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the high school auditorium, 600 Iowa Ave.
Girl in stable condition
YOUNGSTOWN -- Jessica Dothard, 10, of East Pasadena Avenue was in stable condition this morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center after being struck by a car on her street at 9 p.m. Thursday.
A 1991 Ford Tempo driven by Estella Howard, 30, of Ohio Avenue was traveling westbound in the 400 block of Pasadena when Jessica ran across the dark street into the path of the oncoming car, police said.
Fishing workshop
EAST LIVERPOOL -- A fishing and fly-tying workshop will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday along Beaver Creek just upstream of the iron bridge at Beaver Creek State Park.
Sterling Hanselman and his son, Scott, owners of Books and Hooks Fly Fishing shop of Girard, are fly-fishermen of Beaver Creek and make several trips with clients to the park every year in search of smallmouth bass.
Throughout the afternoon, the Hanselmans, park naturalist Todd Metz and other volunteers will cover fly selection, fly tying, casting and more.
Children will get to tie their own fly and fish with it in the pond.

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