OVI Task Force vigilant

OVI Task Force vigilant
The OVI (operating vehicle impaired) Task Force will be out from 11 tonight to 3 a.m. Sunday in Youngstown, New Middletown, Goshen, North Jackson, Poland and Canfield. Extra police will enforce impaired driving and seat belt laws. The task force reminds those who plan on using alcohol to act responsibly by designating a sober driver.
Auditor: Democratic Partycomplies with state law
WARREN -- State Auditor Betty Montgomery says the Trumbull County Democratic Party does comply with state law in the way it handles its money. Her office performed various procedures, which were agreed to by the Trumbull Democratic Executive Committee, to help the committee in evaluating its compliance with the Ohio Revised Code for the year ended Dec. 31, 2004. Although the procedure was not an audit, all of the party's books balanced, and its records were in order, a letter from Montgomery states. The party's beginning balance on Jan. 1, 2004 was $2,141. Its receipts from Ohio Political Party Fund distribution that year were $2,282. Disbursements were rent ($1,200) and "other" ($2,855) for a $4,055 total. The party's ending balance on Dec. 31, 2004 was $368.
2 men report robbery
YOUNGSTOWN -- Two men in their mid-20s, one from Columbus and one from Akron, told police they were robbed at gunpoint of cash and pills at 2 a.m. Friday on the South Side. The victims said the gunman approached them outside a bar on West Hylda Avenue and they turned over $60 and pills for HIV. The robber then ran northbound behind an alley.
Man shot in arm at home
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 52-year-old Nelson Avenue man who was shot in his left arm around 12:40 a.m. Friday told police his cousin did it after demanding money. The cousin then ran out. Police recovered a rifle casing from the living room of the Nelson Avenue home. The victim was advised to contact the city prosecutor's office about filing charges.
Belmont Avenue segmentclosed for pipe repairs
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Department of Public Works closed Belmont Avenue between Rayen and Lincoln avenues Friday because of a possible sewer or waterline break. The department was detouring traffic east to Fifth Avenue via Lincoln and Rayen avenues. Motorists are urged to follow the detour. The road was to remain closed until the break was repaired.
Sodom Hutchings to close
WARREN -- Trumbull County Engineer's Office will close Sodom Hutchings Road at two places beginning Monday for culvert replacements. The road will close approximately 1,360 feet south of state Route 5 in Johnston Township Monday through Wednesday. Recommended detour is south on Sodom Hutchings Road, east on Bradley Brownlee Road, north on Warner Road, west on state Route 88. Sodom Hutchings Road, approximately 1,600 feet south of Warren Sharon Road in Vienna Township, will be closed Wednesday through Friday. Recommended detour is south on Sodom Hutchings Road, east on state Route 82, north on Warner Road, west on Warren Sharon Road.
Woman, son uninjuredafter man fires at car
WARREN -- A 21-year-old woman reported that her vehicle was shot by a man she knew while she was stopped at the corner of Colonial Street and Niles Road on Thursday night. Neither the woman nor her 5-year-old son, who was a passenger in the car, was injured, but officers found two bullet holes in the driver side door. The woman said she did not know why the man shot at her.
Police respond to reports of shooting, find evidence
WARREN -- Occupants in a gold car and a red Blazer fired shots at one another Thursday evening in the 1600 block of Burton S.E. According to a police report, officers found that the east side of the house at 1627 Burton S.E. had six bullet holes in it. Five 7.62 mm rounds were found in the street in front of the house, and four .45-cal auto rounds were found in the driveway. A concerned citizen called the station and said a man got out of a gold vehicle and threw something into the woods near Atlas Auto. Officers searched the woods and found a Norinco SKS 7.62 rifle; the rifle and rounds were taken as evidence. While officers were at the house, a gold Ford Taurus with two occupants pulled into the driveway; they said the house was their brother's and they didn't want to press charges for the damage. They also denied being involved in the shooting.
Coalition hosts picnic
YOUNGSTOWN -- West Side Citizens 4th and 5th Ward Coalition will have a picnic at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the picnic grounds at the corner of Bears Den Road and Normandy Drive. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

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