Pleads not guilty

Pleads not guilty


Janetta M. Jones, 21, of Fifth Street Southwest, pleaded not guilty Monday in Warren Municipal Court to four counts of child endangering after police found her four children home alone Sunday afternoon.

Jones is being held without eligibility to make bond. She also was arrested on warrants for failure to appear on another case.

A woman called police at 2:30 p.m., saying Jones had asked her to check on Jones’ children. The woman said when she got there at 11 p.m., the front door was open, and children age 5 and 4 and twins age 2 were home alone. The oldest said the children were hungry, and it appeared the kids had tried to make noodles on the stove, police said.

The apartment was dirty, there were soiled diapers on the floor and broken end tables in the living room, police said. Jones arrived while police were there. Children services was contacted, and the children went with their grandmother.

Woman to face traffic charges


A woman will be arraigned today after being charged with driving under the influence and failure to control her vehicle.

Police stopped Taniesha Madison, 40, of Campbell about 12:43 a.m. Saturday near Coitsville Road and Memorial Circle. Her car was traveling in the wrong direction for the lane before switching to the correct lane and then weaving in and out, according to a police report.

The report states she smelled of alcohol and failed a series of field-sobriety tests. Madison registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.073, the report states. The legal intoxication limit in Ohio is 0.08.

Woman pleads guilty, sentenced to 2 years


Colleen D. Maky, 40, of Ridge Road in Johnston Township pleaded guilty Monday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to possessing chemicals used to make methamphetamine and was sentenced to two years in prison.

Her indictment says she committed the offense in June.

She also was charged with several drug offenses in February, after the Trumbull Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force and Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office Clandestine Meth Response Team conducted a search at her home and found methamphetamine, scales and packing materials, according to 21 WFMJ-TV, the Vindicator’s broadcast partner.

That case is pending with another common pleas court judge.

Assault charge


Michelle D. Hill, 44, of Hoyt Street Southwest was arraigned Monday in Warren Municipal Court on a felonious assault charge after she was accused of stabbing her boyfriend, 49, in the head and elsewhere Sunday night at their home.

The victim has addresses on Hoyt and Oak streets Southwest.

The man walked out the front door of the home with stab wounds on the back side of his body and “blood everywhere,” when police arrived, police said.

Police arrested Hill at the scene and recovered a steak knife during the 10:45 p.m. call. The victim was taken to ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

A no-contact order was issued in court, and a not-guilty plea was entered for Hill. She is not eligible to make bond.

Man faces charges


Jason L. Elix, 36, of Kenilworth Avenue Southeast and another unspecified address, faces charges of felonious assault and felony domestic violence after his family said he assaulted them and threatened them with a butcher knife Saturday afternoon.

A woman at the home said Elix is her estranged husband, and he stays at another address.

He spent the night at her home, was drinking and using other substances and argued with her and two children, the woman said.

Elix began to push and hit her, so her son, 14, came to her aid, she said. Elix hit the boy and grabbed him by the neck and began to choke him, she told police. The boy had red marks on his neck, police said.

The woman’s daughter, 16, then intervened, and Elix also hit her in the chest and face, police said. Elix then grabbed a butcher knife and threatened them with it, the woman said.

Firefighters fight two blazes on East Side


Firefighters on Sunday fought two blazes on the East Side about an hour apart.

About 7:15 p.m., crews were called to a 1208 East High Ave. home, where reports said an electric space heater in a spare room sparked a fire that caused $7,000 worth of damage. The house was listed as a total loss. There were no injuries.

About 8:05 p.m., firefighters were called to a vacant 1527 Shehy St. home, where a fire in the attic caused $4,000 in damage. There were no injuries in that blaze, either.

Road closing


The closure of Wood Lenhart Road, halfway between Newton Falls Bailey Road and Hewitt Gifford Road, needs to be extended through Nov. 18 for bridge repair, the Trumbull County Engineer announced.

The recommended detour route is west on Newton Falls Bailey Road, northeast on Kale Adams Road and south on Wood Lenhart Road.

Religious studies


Jewish/Christian Studies/North will focus on the Values at Sinai during a program Wednesday at Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way. The group gathers at 12:30 p.m. with the study at 1.

For information, call the Rev. George Balasko at 330-406-1034 or Rabbi Joseph Schonberger at 330-759-1429.

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