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Semi crashes on I-80


The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded at about 2:10 p.m. Wednesday to a semi-truck crash at an Interstate 80 rest stop in the township.

Officials discovered the truck had jack-knifed. The truck did not overturn and there were no injuries, the OSHP reported.

The incident remains under investigation.

Liberty trustees to meet


Liberty Township trustees will have a special meeting at noon today in the administration building on Church Hill-Hubbard Road to hire six part-time firefighters.

Work-study meeting


Coitsville Township trustees will have a work study meeting at 8:30 a.m. today at the town hall, 3711 McCartney Road.

DUI charge for teen


A city woman faces charges after police say she crashed into a house Tuesday evening while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Noelle Thomas, 18, of Girard is charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to control, violating the open-container law, underage consumption of alcohol and violating the restrictions of her temporary driving permit.

Officers responded about 11:30 p.m. to a home on the 1100 block of Marie Drive. The home is not Thomas’ residence.

A crash report states Thomas had been attempting to pull into the driveway, but instead drove into the home’s yard and struck a tree before colliding with the side of the house.

Olive Garden to thank local first-responders


More than 800 Olive Garden restaurants nationwide will deliver and serve their local first- responders a special thank-you lunch on Labor Day for their ongoing, dedicated service to the community.

This is the 15th consecutive year that Olive Garden has coordinated this nationwide effort, resulting in more than 10,000 meals served from 2002 to 2016.

Furnace demo on hold


The demolition of the blast furnace at the former RG Steel mill, which had been planned for this fall, is now on hold, according to a document from the demolition company MCM Management Corp. of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Tara Cioffi of the Youngstown City Health Department, environmental health director for the Mahoning County Air Pollution Control Agency, which is responsible for monitoring the demolition on behalf of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, said that was the only information the demolition company provided her.

MCM had indicated in earlier documents that the demolition would be complete by the end of November.

Indicted in meth case


A man accused of making methamphetamine in an apartment on Fifth Street Southwest on July 14 has been indicted on charges that could produce a prison sentence of 20 years or more.

Keoni L. Walker II, 29, of Spruce Trail Southwest, was indicted this week on illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs and aggravated drug possession.

Warren police said two officers were working a side job at the Hampshire House apartments when a woman ran up to them at 3:50 a.m. and said Walker was “making meth in the apartment.”

Police found Walker in the parking lot.

2 injured in crash


Two men suffered injuries, at least one of them serious, in a head-on crash at 5:29 a.m. Wednesday on state Route 87 between Noble Lane and Combs Road.

Shane Hall, 30, of Rootstown, was driving a 2004 GMC Sierra pick-up truck, and Kenny Brown, 30, of Orwell, was driving a 2001 Dodge Ram van when Brown traveled left of center and struck Hall in the left front of Hall’s vehicle, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.

Brown was taken to Geauga Medical Center, while Hall was flown by helicopter to University Hospitals in Cleveland with serious injuries.

Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt, and the road was closed a short time to clear away debris, the patrol said.

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