Sentenced to 2 years for child endangering
Chad M. Lamarr, 24, of Apricot Drive, was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court after pleading guilty earlier to child endangering.
Lamarr broke the femur bone in the leg of his 8-month-old daughter in August 2013 at the Warren home where he and his wife were living.
Lamarr gave several accounts to explain how the child suffered the fracture and eventually failed a lie-detector test, said Diane Barber, an assistant county prosecutor.
TNP begins second phase of outreach
Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is conducting the second phase of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Challenge Grant outreach in Northwest Warren.
The goal of the HUD Community Challenge is to create neighborhood-specific plans, to outline choices about the priorities of the neighborhood, what to do with vacant spaces, and how and where to make improvements.
The Northwest meetings, and their focuses, are:
July 21: Noon meeting, focus on all Northwest, First Church of God, 1951 Parkman Road N.W.; 6 p.m. meeting, focus on west of U.S. Route 422 and south of Summit Street, First Church of God.
July 22: 6 p.m. meeting, focus on east of Route 422 and north of Summit, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oakdale Drive N.W.
For information, call Marissa Williams at 330-469-6827.
Man faces drug charge
A police officer who stopped to give a man who had fallen on the ground a helping hand also charged him with possession of marijuana.
Reports said the officer was on patrol when he spotted 66-year-old Donald L. Davis of Youngstown sprawled on the ground at Lemoyne and East Midlothian boulevards about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Davis told the officer he was coming home from visiting a friend and fell out of his wheelchair.
When Davis got up to get on his chair, there was a bag of suspected marijuana on the chair. Reports said Davis told the officer he smoked marijuana for recreational use. He was given a citation for possession of marijuana and the officer gave him a ride to his home.
The Poland school board will have a work session at 6 p.m. today in the board office at the high school, 3199 Dobbins Road. No action is expected to be taken at the meeting.
Vice squad investigates suspected drug activity
Members of the vice squad serving search warrants Tuesday investigating suspected drug activity at two homes found a small amount of drugs and cash.
At 2407 Logan Ave., where officers searched the home about 2:10 p.m., police found a bag of suspected marijuana, a magazine for an AR-15 assault rifle, a heroin press, a bag each of suspected heroin and crack cocaine, two digital scales and $277 in cash.
Arrested on a failure to appear warrant was 33-year-old James Tinsley of Campbell. Arrested on charges of possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs was Terrell McDowell, 34, of Youngstown. Both were taken to the Mahoning County jail.
About 3:22 p.m. at 203 E. Chalmers Ave., police found a total of $1,741 in cash, 35 suboxone strips, and 11 pills. Cited there on charges of drug abuse and possession of drugs was 38-year-old Terrance May of Youngstown.
Complaint filed about bottle-bomb explosions
Police received a complaint from a Patricia Avenue resident that someone set off a Drano bomb Tuesday night.
The resident told police people are setting off the bottle bombs in an apartment complex waste receptacle in the 1000 block of Patricia.
The resident told police she is concerned for the safety of children in the area.
Police found little to no debris in the receptacle, which recently had been emptied, a police report said.
Meeting scheduled to discuss potential levy
The Cardinal Joint Fire District trustee board will have a special meeting for the purpose of discussing a potential levy for operating expenses at 5:30 p.m. today in council chambers, 104 Lisbon St.
A 50-year-old Farrell, Pa., man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court here to being a felon with a gun. Ralph Samuels Jr., who had a prior felony conviction in Ohio, engaged in an Oct. 3, 2012, gunfight with Daniel Odem Jr., in which both men were injured, the U.S. attorney said.
The gunfight stemmed from an earlier bar fight. Samuels is facing up to 10 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine when Senior U.S. District Court Judge Terrence F. McVerry sentences him at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 10.
An exhibit of Gail Trunick’s photography runs through Aug. 11 at the Nissen Gallery in Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St. The exhibit includes 51 photographs made during the artist’s trip through South America with her daughter. All pieces are for sale.
Trunick will discuss her traveling experiences on a $20-a-day budget at 11:30 a.m., Aug. 6, in the hospital cafeteria. For information about Trunick’s art, go to gailtrunick.com.
Zoning work session
The Ellsworth Township Zoning Commission will meet for a work session at 6 p.m. today at the town hall, 11125 Akron-Canfield Road.