Cops investigate incident at hotel

Cops investigate incident at hotel


Police are investigating a report a man exposed himself in the front lobby of a Tiffany South hotel.

An employee reported to police a man entered the hotel about 1:15 a.m. Friday and asked about booking a room for his mother.

After she told him there were rooms available, he reportedly said he was going to wait for his mother, and then sat in the lobby for 30 to 45 minutes.

The employee later looked over to see the male’s genitals exposed while he performed a sex act, according to a police report.

He reportedly left the business after she confronted him.

Multiple similar incidents have been reported to Austintown police in recent months.

Friday’s report to township police notes that a similar situation was reported at an Austintown branch of the same hotel within the last month or two.

$2.2M lawsuit filed against MetroParks


Changes and decisions at Mill Creek MetroParks have turned into a $2.2 million lawsuit against the park board, its executive director, members of the park police department and the operator of the park cafe.

21 WFMJ-TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, reports that Patricia Tinkler and Peter Mitchell Lynch, who formerly operated Friends Roastery in Salem and the Garden Cafe in the park, filed a civil-rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

The suit claims Tinkler and Lynch were victims of alleged retaliation by Aaron Young, after they became critical of some of his actions when he became the park’s executive director.

The couple claims they operated the Garden Cafe at Fellows Riverside Garden without any issues since 2015, until August 2016, when the park board terminated their lease nearly a year and a half before it was to expire.

The suit alleges that a few months before losing their lease, there were “dramatic upheavals” in MetroParks management which undermined the couple’s relationship with park management.

Grandparents get custody of children


Trumbull County Family Court has awarded legal custody of children to the maternal grandparents of Carlisa Davis, the woman sentenced to 30 months in prison Wednesday for failing to protect her children from an opiate overdose. The children are almost 3, almost 2 and almost 8 months.

The order modifies the court’s previous order, which granted temporary custody to the grandparents for the two older children and joint custody of the youngest child to the grandparents and Davis, 19.

Davis was convicted of two counts of felony child endangering Nov. 3 and has been in the county jail since then.

Prosecutors said Davis knew drug dealing was occurring in the house where she and the children were living in February when the children became unresponsive from ingesting the drugs.

She also didn’t tell hospital officials about the drugs at the hospital, delaying their treatment by 30 minutes, prosecutors said.

Luncheon planned


The Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, for an employee recognition luncheon, according to Susan Krawchyk, commission executive director.

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