Complaints about trucks
NORTH LIMA -- Beaver Township trustees are considering adopting a resolution that would prohibit the use of compression brakes by truck drivers passing through the township.
The proposal is being considered because of complaints about the noise generated from the use of the brakes.
The township addressed the issue at its meeting earlier this week. Trustees plan to read the proposal at the March 8 meeting and vote on its adoption in April.
Last year, several residents told trustees they have been awakened in the middle of the night by truck drivers using compression brakes while approaching the intersection at Woodworth Road and state Route 165.
Beaver Township Police Chief Carl Frost agreed to look into the issue. He said he does not believe it is necessary for drivers to use their compression brakes as often as they do.
Tsunami benefit planned
Members of the Salvation Army Advisory Board of Mahoning County and volunteer members of the Salvation Army will ring the bell Saturday to raise funds for tsunami victims.
They will man the red kettles from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at various locations including Sparkle Market in Cornersburg, Wal-Mart in Austintown and Boardman, K-Mart and Hobby Lobby in Boardman.
All funds collected will be used for the South Asia Relief fund. All workers involved are volunteers.
Street closes for work
NEWTON FALLS -- South Canal Street Extension has been closed by the Trumbull County Engineer's Office for bridge repairs until further notice.
The work site is about a half-mile north of Pritchard Ohltown Road in Newton Township.
The recommended detour is: East on Bridge Baldwin Road, south on West River Road, west on Pritchard-Ohltown.
Gun found during arrest
YOUNGSTOWN -- A gun was found after police saw a car going the wrong way on Labelle Avenue, a one-way street, at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday.
Police approached the driver, Antwan L. Lake, 22, of East Lucius Avenue, when he pulled into a driveway on Labelle.
Lake, who was traveling without a licensed driver, was asked to step out of the car when he handed officers a temporary driving permit.
He was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, illegal possession of a weapon based on prior drug convictions, drug abuse (cocaine), improper operation on a temporary permit and disobeying rules for a one-way street.
Police said they found a loaded handgun and several rocks of suspected crack cocaine in Lake's sweatshirt pocket.
Stolen clothes recovered
YOUNGSTOWN -- Stolen clothes were found during a routine traffic stop on Hillman Street Tuesday night.
The driver, who had failed to signal a turn, gave police permission to search the car.
The passenger, Lizzie M. Pearce, 55, of West Ravenwood Avenue, was charged with receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana. A marijuana cigarette was found in her coat pocket, reports show.
Police said they found two Nautica windbreakers, with security devices still attached, and six Polo shirts rolled into a large clump on the floor where Pearce had been sitting.
The woman told police she knew the items were stolen and bought them from a woman on Willis Avenue for $175. Pearce said she needed the coats for her grandchildren, according to reports.
WARREN -- City police have referred to Trumbull County Children Services a case involving a 5-year-old girl's ingestion of about 20 mixed prescription pills.
Child endangering was reported to police at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Detective Mike Krafcik said he contacted CSB Thursday morning.
The girl, of the 1300 block of Robert Ave. N.W., had been watched by a adult baby sister.
The girl was taken by ambulance to Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital, where she was treated in the emergency room and then discharged.