Facing felony charges
A Lordstown man faces felony drug charges after township police arrested him during a traffic stop Sunday.
Aaron Cunningham, 20, of Salt Springs Road, is charged with felony counts of drug possession, trafficking in marijuana and trafficking in ecstasy.
Police reportedly found the drugs in Cunningham’s possession after they stopped him on West Boulevard near Shields Road because he reportedly was driving erratically.
Arrested on rape charge
Police arrested Wilbert A. Patterson, 54, of Youngstown, on Sunday on a first-degree felony rape charge. Officers responded to Jean Street after a grandmother reported that Patterson had raped her grandson. The purported victim is under 13, according to a news release. The investigation continues.
Trustees will meet
The Brookfield Township trustees will meet at 8 p.m. today at the administration building, 6844 Strimbu Drive, for a workshop to continue discussion on implementation of the comprehensive plan.
Block Watch meeting
Four Square Block Watch will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 646 Lakewood Ave. Sophia Buggs will speak during the meeting.
Boil alert in Girard
A water-main break reported Tuesday resulted in a boil-water alert for city residents who live along West Liberty Street between Salt Springs and Marshall Road. Until further notice, residents are advised to boil water before drinking it or using it to cook.
Block Watch to meet
The Powerstown Neighborhood Block Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Faith Community Church, 1919 Midlothian Blvd. Councilman John R. Swierz, D-7th, will attend to discuss neighborhood issues.
Man cut during fight
A 61-year-old Cortland man suffered two cuts to his torso, one of them severe, during a fight with his girlfriend at a house on Palmyra Road Southwest at 7:15 p.m. Monday.
The girlfriend, Dana M. Taylor, 51, of the Palmyra address and Southern Boulevard, was arraigned Tuesday in Warren Municipal Court on one count of felonious assault. She was released from the Trumbull County Jail after posting $3,500 bond.
The victim said he and Taylor had been arguing outside the apartment, then she went inside and locked him out. The victim said he crawled through a window, and she stabbed him when he got inside.
The woman said she stabbed him because she feared he was going to assault her. The victim was treated at ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Fire kills mom, daughter
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP)
A woman and her daughter died in an overnight house fire that also injured a father and son in Shenango Township.
Pennsylvania State police say the dead woman is Kalle Convery, 33, and her daughter, Aidan Kelley, 9. The girl’s father, Andrew Kelley, 35, and brother, Quentin Kelley, 7, escaped and were taken to hospitals where their conditions weren’t immediately available.
Shenango Township Fire Chief Dave Rishel says the fire started about 3 a.m. Tuesday and quickly engulfed the home’s first and second floors. He says the intense heat made it unsafe for firefighters to immediately search the home. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.