Five suspects in thefts taken into custody
Multiple police agencies including the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Youngstown Police Department, Boardman police, Hubbard police and the FBI converged on a South Side home early Monday in search of items taken in a theft ring.
Officers acting on warrants issued out of Youngstown Municipal Court went to a house on LaClede Avenue just after 7 a.m. There five people were taken into custody, but those names have not yet been released.
Police recovered numerous stolen vehicles, trailers and equipment from across northern Ohio. OSHP didn’t say what type of equipment was found. There were also several stolen vehicles recovered from the property.
Some of the items stolen date back to last summer.
The investigation is ongoing.
Niles police seek help to find missing woman
The Niles Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a 44-year-old Niles woman who disappeared from her North Road apartment after leaving a suicide note.
Kimberly D. Carter of 1227 North Road, Apt. 135, sent text messages Monday to a co-worker threatening to harm herself, Niles police said.
She is a black female, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 172 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Her vehicle is a gray 2005 Chevy Equinox with an Ohio license plate, FGD-8408.
When officers got to Carter’s apartment, she and her car were gone. Carter is a General Motors Lordstown transfer worker from out of state and has not been to work since March 28.
If anyone sees Carter or her vehicle, call Niles police at 330-652-9944.
Adoption information session scheduled
Northeast Ohio Adoption Services invites Mahoning Valley adults, either couples or singles, who are considering adoption or giving foster care to a school-age child, to attend an informal information session between 5 and 7 p.m. next Tuesday, at NOAS offices, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 26. NOAS is a private, nonprofit agency founded in 1978.
The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library will be closed all day April 10 for a staff in-service day.
The closing will affect all locations and services, including the Main Library in Warren; branch libraries in Brookfield, Cortland, Howland, Liberty, and Lordstown; and Bookmobile and Homebound Library services.
Law Day luncheon
“Realizing the Dream: Equality for All” will be the topic of Judge Nathaniel R. Jones, a Youngstown native and retired judge of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, who will be the keynote speaker at the Mahoning County Bar Association’s Law Day Luncheon at noon May 1 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Hall.
A former NAACP general counsel, Judge Jones serves as honorary co-chairman and director of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.
The cost of the luncheon is $20 per person, and reservations must be made through the bar association by 4 p.m. April 29.
Students from area high schools will be honored guests at the luncheon, and essay competition awards will be presented to winning students.
Beginning April 15, U.S. 422 between state Route 616 and Struthers Liberty Road in the Coitsville and Campbell area will be closed for 90 days for bridge replacement, said the Ohio Department of Transportation. The detour is State Route 616 to State Route 289.
This work is the beginning of a $1.6 million project to replace two bridges at the intersection of Route 616 and Route 422 over Dry Run Creek. The project also includes signal upgrades and geometric improvements to the intersection. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by May 2014.
The Hermitage Fire Department will conduct its monthly test of the area’s weather warning sirens at 10 a.m. Thursday. The test will include activation of the Clark, Farrell, Sharpsville, West Middlesex and Wheatland weather sirens. Citizens are asked to disregard the alerting sirens during the test.