Authorities try to ID body found at river
An autopsy is planned for this morning on the body found on the bank of the Mahoning River.
Dr. Joseph Ohr, medical examiner with the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office, said that the body of a man was found Saturday afternoon by two men fishing at the Mahoning River.
Ohr said the fishermen were in Struthers on the northern shore of the river and saw the body when they crossed a bridge.
“He had washed up on the shore, and the two fishermen were on the north shore and one came across the bridge,” Ohr said. “There was a fallen tree that was partially in the river, and beneath the tree was the body, face-down.”
The fishermen called Struthers police, who are investigating along with the coroner’s office.
Ohr said the body was so badly decomposed that an age or race couldn’t immediately be determined, but the man has short, dark-brown hair and no facial hair.
An autopsy, full X-ray and dental examination will be performed today, Ohr said.
Animal shelter seeks toys, food donations
The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County requests donations of dog and cat toys and treats and Purina Puppy Chow because of the large number of puppies at the facility.
The organization asks that the donations be dropped off at the shelter, 545 Brunstetter Road SW, Lordstown, or its Menagerie Thrift Store, 6037 E. Market St., Howland.
Mill Creek MetroParks is soliciting public comment for an upcoming improvement project that will commence this summer.
Park officials are asking for residents to send any comments or issues regarding Robinson Hill Drive between Old Furnace Road and West Glacier Drive to Mill Creek MetroParks, RE: Robinson Hill Drive, P.O. Box 596, Canfield, OH 44406 or call 330-702-3000.
Comments will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. April 20.
Robinson Hill Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic during construction. The project is substantially funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation, according to the MetroParks.
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