Woman shot in head
YOUNGSTOWN -- Erica Winner, 19, of Wayside Drive was shot in the head around 4:20 a.m. Friday in a bedroom of her home during a drive-by shooting, police said. Winner was in critical condition Friday night at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Road improvementsto be authorized
YOUNGSTOWN -- City council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to authorize an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation on a $280,000 state project to improve roads and bridges on and near the Madison Avenue Expressway. The city will pay $56,000, or 20 percent of the project's cost. The city's board of control approved the contract Thursday pending council action. ODOT is opening bids for the project July 27. The department's internal policy is to get signed legislation from communities involved in state projects no later than two weeks before opening bids, said Carmen S. Conglose Jr., deputy director of the city's public works department. Conglose said he will drive the signed legislation to ODOT's District 4 office in Akron on Wednesday.
Water rates up in Girard
GIRARD -- The city has increased its water rates 9 1/2 percent, effective July 1. Safety-Service Director Jerry Lambert said the rate increase was because of an increase in water purchase charges by the city's suppliers, Mahoning Valley Sanitary District, McDonald Village and the cities of Niles and Youngstown.
LORDSTOWN -- Tate Road will be closed through Aug. 12 for bridge replacement. The road will be closed between Highland Avenue and state Route 45, about three-quarters of a mile southwest of Highland Avenue. Trumbull County Engineer's Office recommends the following detour: north on state Route 45, east on Lane West Road, south on Highland Avenue.
DUI Enforcement Team
The Lawrence County DUI Enforcement Team conducted a roving patrol recently in northwestern Lawrence County.
The patrol netted four DUI arrests, eight traffic citations, 13 written warnings, one arrest on an arrest warrant and three underage drinking citations. The team is operated by New Wilmington, Neshannock and Northwest Regional police departments.
Obstruction charge against man is dropped
YOUNGSTOWN -- An obstruction of justice charge against Joseph Gonzalez, 25, of Ninth Street, Campbell, was dismissed Wednesday in municipal court. He had been accused of carrying away a gun used by someone else in a bar shooting last month on Steel Street.
Phone book drop-off
WARREN -- The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District has set up a recycling drop-off location for outdated phone books at Wal-Mart, 2015 Elm Road, through July. People are asked to put the phone books in the container marked "phone book recycling." The district says recycling 1 ton of paper saves 3,700 pounds of lumber, 7,000 gallons of water, 17 trees and three barrels of oil.
Canfield waterline break
CANFIELD -- City residents are being asked to curtail all nonessential water usage this weekend. This includes washing cars, filling swimming pools and watering lawns. The city discovered a break in the 24-inch waterline supplying Canfield with water from the city of Youngstown. Crews are working to make repairs.
Stolen stereo equipment
STRUTHERS -- Two men told police that stereo equipment was taken from both their vehicles parked outside an Elm Street residence late Thursday. One of the victims went to his car to return to his home at about 11:30 p.m. and discovered that an in-dash CD player had been removed from his car, according to a police report. The other man, upon looking inside his car, found that an in-dash CD player, two 12-inch speakers and an amplifier had been removed.