Metro Digest || Pleading guilty

Pleading guilty


Sarah Graham, 27, of Spyglass Court, Howland, has pleaded guilty to 12 counts of deception to obtain a dangerous drug in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

She has been accepted into a program that allows a defendant to receive treatment in lieu of conviction.

Graham was fired from her job as a corrections officer with the county jail after she was charged with the crimes in October. She had worked at the jail since 2006.

Graham’s indictment said she deceptively obtained the drug Tramadol 12 times between July 2009 and August 2010. Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. If Graham completes her drug-treatment program satisfactorily, her drug charge will be removed from court records.

Workday planned


The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation will have its monthly workday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Participants will assist in painting, boarding up 705 Cohasset Drive, removing brush, and general cleanup on several properties. Those interested in helping should meet at the Youngstown Playhouse.

Ruled suicide


A coroner says an Ohio man killed by a passing train in western Pennsylvania committed suicide. Beaver County Coroner Teri Tatalovich-Rossi said Terry Sierp, 61, of Poland, drove up to a railroad crossing in his van, then got out of the vehicle and stepped in front of the train around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to reports.

House fire


Residents of a home at 567 Belvedere SE escaped safely after a fire ignited Tuesday night in the second-floor attic. Firefighters were called to the home at 9:20 p.m. and cleared the scene about an hour later. Neither the cause nor the amount of damage are known. The residents’ names were not available.

Historic awards


The Historic Preservation Committee of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society is seeking nominations for its seventh annual Historic Preservation Awards program. The awards honor those in the Valley who take an active role in preserving historic buildings, sites and districts.

Historic preservation projects in Trumbull and Mahoning counties are eligible for recognition in appropriate categories. The winners will be announced during Historic Preservation Month in May and recognized by the members of the MVHS at the group’s annual meeting in June.

A brochure containing all awards program criteria and an application form is available at or by mail. Call 330-743-2589, or e-mail for more information.

Completed nominations are due by April 1.

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