Canfield Fair honor

Canfield Fair honor


Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels presented a certificate of recognition to the Canfield Fair for the completion of an outstanding 2012 fair season. Craig Myers accepted the certificate on behalf of the Canfield Fair board. The presentation was made during the annual meeting of Ohio’s 94 agricultural societies at the Ohio Fair Managers Association convention. Fair-board delegates from Ohio’s county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair participated in the convention in Columbus. For information on Ohio’s fairs, including a listing of fair dates for the 2013 season, visit

BCI opens new regional office


Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation has opened a new regional office in Cambridge.

The 1225 Woodland Ave. location will serve as a drop-off point for evidence to be processed at BCI’s laboratories in London and Richfield, according to Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office. It also will house agents investigating crimes in the area and will offer onsite polygraph testing.

“It is important that BCI services are easily accessible to law enforcement,” DeWine said in a released statement. “The sooner we receive evidence, the sooner we can test it and get the results back to investigators.”

ODOT launches new website


The Ohio Department of Transportation has launched a new website designed to provide motorists with real-time travel information on state roadways. was developed for multiple-user platforms including mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers. It replaces

The new website will have up-to-the-minute information about current highway traffic speeds, traffic accidents, road construction or delays, travel times and winter road conditions.

Suspect sought in assault of woman


New Castle police are looking for a man they say assaulted with woman with a baseball bat in an apartment in the 800 block of West Washington Street on Sunday.

Donald Cleaver, 34, last known address 735 Mount Air Road, faces charges of attempted criminal homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threatening, three counts of assault and recklessly endangering another person, according to a press release by New Castle police.

The victim was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown with severe head injuries, the release stated.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-656-9300.

Man arrested after disturbance at house


A man was arrested after a disturbance on North Cedar Street ended in the hospitalization of another man with stab wounds, according to a press release by New Castle police.

Jason Wilshusen, 27, was arrested on charges of criminal attempt to commit homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of assault and possession of instruments of a crime on Sunday evening.

Police responded to a disturbance in the 700 block of North Cedar Street when a female came out of a house yelling “he stabbed him, he stabbed him,” the press release stated.

Robert Morris, 50, came stumbling out of the doorway with several stab wounds, according to police.

Morris was taken St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown where a report on his condition was not available Monday night.

Mobile home burns


Fire engulfed a mobile home at 29 Larry Lane in Bazetta Township Monday night, according to dispatchers.

No injuries were reported at the time of the fire. As of 8:30 p.m., fire personnel still were on the scene.

Bazetta Fire Chief Dennis Lewis could not be reached to comment before deadline Monday.

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