Investigating death

Investigating death


Police today will continue its investigation into the cause of death of a woman, in her late 20s, found behind a township motel by a man walking his dog late Tuesday. The woman’s body was found in the woods by the Econo Lodge, 5431 Seventy-Six Drive, after 11 p.m. As of late Wednesday, officials did not know how long the body had been there. Authorities told 21 WFMJ-TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, the death is not being treated as a homicide.

Deals for Wheels


The Deals for Wheels program is again being offered this month by the Mahoning County Child Support Enforcement Agency to increase payments to custodial parents before the holidays.

Child-support debtors can have their driver’s licenses reinstated up to Nov. 30 by paying one month’s support, plus $1 on the arrearage in each case and a $25 reinstatement fee, and agreeing to seek employment, if they are not working.

Program participants should go to CSEA offices, Oakhill Renaissance Place, 345 Oak Hill Ave., between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exceptions of Nov. 11 and 24 and 25, when the offices will be closed for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving and the day after, respectively.

Repaving cost OK’d


Village council this week approved the cost of expanding the repaving of Sheridan Road. The expansion increased the price of the project by $10,558, for a total of $61,678. The expansion of the project, said street commissioner Russell Beatty, is to reach the requirements for a $28,860 grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission the village applied for early this year.

The project will be funded by the five-year, 2-mill levy for road repairs and the state grant. Construction began Wednesday by Butch & McCree Paving of Hillsville, Pa., and should take a couple of days to finish, Beatty said. The project is the first phase of a five-year plan to repave all village streets.

Hurt during robbery


A woman, 33, of Southington, was taken to St. Joseph Warren Hospital for treatment of injuries suffered when she was robbed while trying to make the night deposit from her employer at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday.

The woman was at the Cortland Bank branch, 2935 Elm Road, trying to drop the deposit in the bank machine when a male 20 to 30 years old dressed in a gray- and blue-hooded sweatshirt and wearing a blue bandanna over his face attacked her from the side, knocking her to the ground and taking the restaurant’s money, $993. He also knocked her down a second time, she said. Another employee was in the victim’s car, police said.

Reinforcing walkway


West Market Street at the northwest corner of the intersection of West Market and North Leavitt Road will close approximately 100 feet heading westward of the northern of the two westbound lanes on West Market today and Friday to reinforce falling walkway. There will be no detour, however there will be lane restrictions and possible delays.

Robbery reported


A woman reported that her brother was robbed of $1,400 in cash and a cellphone in the middle of Oak Street Southwest at 9 p.m. Tuesday by a man who pretended to be helping the victim. The victim, 54, was having a low-blood-sugar problem at the time, the woman said.

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