METRO DIGEST || 2 pups found starving, 1 dead

Agents find dogs


Humane agents found three emaciated dogs in deplorable conditions on the city’s South Side Wednesday, according to Vindicator broadcast partner, WFMJ TV 21.

One of the puppies was found dead in a cage that was set outside in the rain on Parkwood Avenue.

Animal Charity Humane Society Agent Christopher Flack said the dog was trampled by the other two animals, but a necropsy will be done to determine the cause of death.

He told 21 News the dogs were found with no food or water, were exposed to the elements and soaking wet.

Animal cruelty charges are pending, the station reported.

Braceville fatality


One person was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday evening on Barclay-Messerly Road. The Southington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating after getting the call about 9 p.m. No further information was available late Wednesday.

Flu vaccines


The flu vaccine will be given to children from 6 months to 18 years old from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Niles Senior Citizen Center, 14 E. State St. No appointments are needed. Cost is $3. There will be no cost for those on Medicaid or without health insurance.

Meeting planned


Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority meets at noon today in the board room at Amedia Plaza, 131 W. Boardman St.

Testimony delayed


Testimony in the double-murder trial of Louis Mann was expected to close Wednesday, but was pushed back to today when Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, Trumbull County coroner, was unable to return to the county from Milwaukee because of an airline problem, so he’s expected to testify this morning. Closing arguments will follow. If Mann is found guilty, the penalty phase of the trial would begin next week. Mann, 33, is charged with killing his parents, Phillip and Frances Mann, at their house on Jefferson Street Southwest in 2011.

Warren house fire


A woman escaped from her home unharmed, but her house was nearly a total loss in a 5:30 a.m. Tuesday fire at 518 Third Street SW. Marjorie Smith was awakened to the sound of the fire near the exterior of her bedroom, got out and called 911, said Warren Fire Chief Ken Nussle.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, but it caused extensive damage to the one-story structure, including a partial collapse of its roof. Damage was estimated at $25,000 to the house and $10,000 to the contents.

The fire started on an exterior wall near the electrical service to the home, but it’s too early to tell whether the fire was accidental or arson, Nussle said. The American Red Cross provided shelter for Smith.

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