Driver pleads guilty to amended charge

Driver pleads guilty to amended charge


A former Florida truck driver pleaded guilty to an amended charge of vehicular manslaughter after a Nov. 7, 2015, accident resulting in the death of Donald Stephenson III.

Israel Chamizo, 52, of Miami Springs, received a $750 fine plus court costs, 90 days in jail suspended, 12 months of nonreporting probation and a 365-day driver’s license suspension.

Chamizo’s aggravated vehicular assault charge was dismissed in Mahoning County Area Court on Monday afternoon.

Reports said Chamizo side-swiped Stephenson’s vehicle in a tractor-trailer when Chamizo made an improper lane change on Interstate 80 near state Route 46.

Trump signs stolen


Donald Trump signs were stolen from two Melrose Avenue yards, according to a police report filed Wednesday.

One resident reported to police her sign in support of the Republican presidential nominee went missing Wednesday afternoon, and that this had happened to her before.

A neighbor reported her Trump yard sign also had been stolen about the same time.

ACTION program


Guest speakers and Gamaliel affiliates Minister Evans Moore of Pittsburgh and Ponsella Hardaway of Detroit will speak during an ACTION program Nov. 19 at St. Edward Church, 240 Tod Lane. The session is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a light breakfast and lunch. There is no charge but registration is requested by Nov. 15. Send email to or call 330-941-0475.

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