Fatal car crash in Columbiana Co.
A Carrollton woman was killed in a single-car crash on state Route 164 in Salem Township just south of Lisbon at 2:25 p.m. Saturday.
Pamela J. Yeager, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unclear whether her death was the result of a medical issue before the crash or whether she died from crash injuries, the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lisbon Post reported.
The crash remains under investigation.
Police: Cab driver shot himself in leg
A 26-year-old cab driver for Independent Radio Taxi Inc. shot himself in the leg with his own gun during a struggle with a female customer over fare money at 8:43 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of East Philadelphia Avenue, police said.
The driver said he picked up a woman on Jean Street in Campbell and took her to East Philadelphia, but the woman said she didn’t have any money. She said she would go in the house and get money for him.
He asked her to leave her cellphone for collateral, but she refused, then grabbed the driver by the neck from behind. The driver pulled out a handgun from his shoulder holster, and the gun went off, shooting him the leg.
The man was in stable condition Saturday in St. Elizabeth Health Center.
About 1,500 customers were out of power in Girard on Sunday evening, but were expected to be back in service by 11 p.m. Sunday, according to Ohio Edison.
Power was flickering on and off in Girard about 7:30 p.m. Sunday on the north end of town, sending the Girard Fire Department to Trinity Steel, 1170 North State Street, for a fire alarm.
Fire officials said there was no fire, and they believe the power problem set off the alarm.
Burglary charges for Youngstown man
Robert Manigault, 18, of Youngstown was arrested and charged with burglary, attempted burglary, obstructing official business and resisting arrest at 2:10 p.m. Saturday after police chased him from a home on West Dewey Avenue that had been burglarized.
Police responded to the 600 block of West Dewey after a man reported hearing footsteps in the upstairs of his house, then saw a door upstairs broken.
He ran downstairs while calling 911 and saw Manigault breaking into a house nearby at 639 West Dewey. When police arrived, they spotted Manigault on a porch nearby and chased him, eventually catching him behind J.E. Washington Funeral Home at 2334 Glenwood Avenue on the South Side.
Police found two gold bracelets and two gold rings on him with another gold ring nearby. Police found evidence of a break-in upstairs at the caller’s residence.
Man charged after repeated 911 calls
Daniel Boone Jr., 24, of Addison Road, Brookfield, was convicted in Newton Falls Municipal Court on Dec. 17 of misdemeanor criminal damages after he repeatedly called 911 early Dec. 10 asking to be arrested, Newton Falls police said.
“Officers obliged Mr. Boone and arrested him,” Newton Falls police said in a report of incidents from earlier this month.
Boone was verbally abusive toward the dispatchers, according to The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, 21 WFMJ-TV.