REWARD IN DISAPPEARANCE



Reward in disappearance
LISBON -- A 5,000 reward has been offered for information on the disappearance of Tracy Hill, who was last seen in 2001. She was 24 at the time. The Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation has offered the reward. Detective Sgt. Allan D. Young of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office said Tracy's husband, Clifford Hill, is serving a prison sentence for robbing an Amish woman at gunpoint in Holmes County in 2004. Young said Hill remains a person of interest his wife's disappearance. People with information should call Young at (330) 424-7255.
Charged in fatal accident
WARREN -- A Trumbull County grand jury had indicted Lionel G. Stinson Jr., 22, of Sharon, Pa., the driver of a car involved in a fatal accident this past summer, on a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide.
Stinson was driving a vehicle on the ramp coming off state Route 82 onto state Route 62 in Brookfield Township on Aug. 19 when the vehicle went off the right side of the road, over a guardrail and overturned, ejecting Kellen D. Newby of Hermitage, Pa., from the rear seat and killing him.
Stinson suffered minor injuries and submitted to a breath test, which showed his blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit of 0.08, the Warren post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. A second passenger in the car suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. If convicted, Stinson could be sentenced to two to eight years in prison.
Symposium for students
YOUNGSTOWN -- Forty high school students from Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties will participate in a symposium focusing on the importance of civic engagement at 3 p.m. Monday at Youngstown State University. The program is being held in conjunction with the swearing-in of Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann. The students will meet in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center. Dann will take the oath of office at the Trumbull County Courthouse earlier in the day and then attend the symposium.
Sentenced in gun purchase
MERCER, Pa. -- Bryan Delbane, 38, formerly of Jones Street, Hubbard, has been sentenced to one to 23 months in prison for receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor. He had a semiautomatic handgun from K's Exotic Body, 157 E. State St., Sharon, in August, knowing it had been stolen. He was sentenced in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
SUV crashes into bank
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A Lawrence County bank had to temporarily close after a sport utility vehicle drove through its front door. Shenango Township Police said they do not expect to file any charges and think the matter was an accident. Donald Oliphant, 66, of New Castle told police he pulled up to Sky Bank in the Lawrence Village Plaza, off Ellwood Road, and his gas pedal stuck at 11:53 a.m. Thursday. The SUV went over the sidewalk, through the front window and about 30 feet into the bank. A bank customer, Mike Verroco, 63, of Farrell was hit by the car. Police said Verroco had a broken leg. He was in satisfactory condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown on Friday. Police said Oliphant's car had major front-end damage, but he was not injured.
3 injured in one-car crash
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Three people were injured in a one-car crash on Mercer Road in Lawrence County. Pennsylvania State Police said Nathaniel Peck, 17, of Grove City, was traveling north when his car failed to negotiate a curve and went off the road at 7:20 p.m. Thursday. The car traveled back onto the road and off again, finally hitting a tree. Police said Peck was ejected from the car. He was in critical condition late Friday in St. Elizabeth Health Center. Passenger Erwin Menacho, 16, also of Grove City, was in satisfactory condition at St. Elizabeth. Another passenger, Minwoo Chung, 18, of Slippery Rock, Pa., was treated at Jameson Memorial Hospital in New Castle. Police said no one was wearing a seat belt.
Bridal shows at MetroPlex
LIBERTY -- Two bridal shows featuring the products and services of more than 25 vendors will be Sunday at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex, 1620 Motor Inn Drive. Many aspect of wedding planning will be addressed, including tuxedos, photography, centerpieces and honeymoon travel arrangements. Bridal shows begin at 2 and 6 p.m. Doors open at noon and 4 p.m. Admission is 7.
Driver charged in crash
CANFIELD -- A Poland man who crashed into a tree on Leffingwell Road at 12:20 a.m. today has been charged with operating a vehicle impaired and failure to control, said the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Bruce Foster, 49, of Meadowood Circle, was westbound on Leffingwell, just west off Tippecanoe Road, when his car went off the right side of the road and struck a tree, the patrol said. His injuries were minor. He will appear Wednesday in Mahoning County Court here.

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