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2 in court on teen's murder


Zaryl G. Bush and Shain Widdersheim, charged in the death of 14-year-old Teddy Foltz, appeared Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court as Judge R. Scott Krichbaum cleared up some administrative issues. They will be back in court for another pretrial hearing June 19, and their trials are tentatively set for June 24.

Bush, 42, is charged with murdering and feloniously assaulting Teddy on Jan. 21; four counts of child endangering pertaining to Teddy; one count each of endangering Teddy’s 10-year-old twin brothers; two counts of intimidating a witness related to one of the twins; and one count of tampering with evidence.

Widdersheim, Bush’s former girlfriend, is charged with manslaughter and obstructing justice in Teddy’s death, two counts of child endangering pertaining to Teddy, and one count each of child endangering pertaining to the twins. She is the mother of the three boys.

Donkey gets loose


Drivers had an unexpected road companion in the form of a donkey loose on Market Street near Boardman Court.

Boardman police were assisted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office when a donkey was found wandering the road, said Police Chief Jack Nichols. When the owner couldn’t be located, a friend loaded the donkey onto a trailer to deliver back to the owner, Nichols said. “It wasn’t really a crime, just a donkey in the road,” he said

Fiscal emergency


Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office has declared Brookfield Schools in fiscal emergency. The declaration came a week after voters were asked to approve a 4.85 mill-levy for current expenses. Totals are unofficial, but votes in favor lead by three. Votes must be recounted.

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