Firefighter back to work

Firefighter back to work


A city firefighter wounded by a gunshot while on a call last December is back on the job, Fire Chief John O’Neill Jr. told 21-WFMJ TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner.

Lt. Paul Lutton , who was driving a fire engine when a gunman opened fire on the city’s North Side, was struck in the right leg, embedding shrapnel in his calf. One of the other three shots fired grazed the coat of firefighter Dwayne Montogmery.

Police investigated the possibility that Cameron Dyer of Youngstown fired the shots at the truck on Halleck Street but no one has been charged in the shooting.

Dyer faces a charge of disrupting public services in a trial next week, accused of arguing with firefighters while they put out the fire.

Meeting moved


The Poland Municipal Forest board has moved its regularly scheduled meeting to Wednesday. The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. at village hall.

Crash closes road


A 1:30 p.m. crash involving a tractor-trailer on U.S. Route 422 near Phalanx Mills Herner Road on Monday closed the eastbound lanes while crews cleared the wreckage.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated the crash, in which the tractor-trailer drifted off the right side of the roadway and lost control, overturning in the roadway.

The truck was transporting a load of steel coils, which fell off the trailer and came to rest in the ditch.

The driver, Joseph Kennedy, 59, of Warren, was not injured. He was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control.

Fire departments from Southington, Champion and Farmington townships assisted. The vehicle received severe damage and was towed.

Charged under new law


Collin J. Macaulay, 19, of Gates Street in Cortland was taken to the Trumbull County Jail on Monday to be transferred later to a treatment program after being charged with committing felony intimidation and animal abuse.

Macaulay is the first Trumbull County person charged under a new state law called “Goddard’s Law,” which makes it a felony to knowingly cause serious physical harm to a companion animal.

Macaulay was charged after Cortland police said he abused his pit-bull puppy, which suffered face trauma, two fractured teeth and other injuries.

The intimidation charge relates to threats Macaulay made to two neighbors who called police.

Macaulay was ordered to complete a treatment program, serve five years’ probation, have no pets for five years and serve 250 hours of community service.

Crime Watch meeting


The Beaver Police Department’s next Crime Watch meeting will take place at 7 p.m. March 28 at Shepherd of the Valley, 9111 Sharrott Road.

Sgt. Larry McLaughlin from the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office and his canine partner will be the guests. McLaughlin, who is assigned to the Mahoning Valley Drug Task Force, will speak on the area’s drug epidemic. Local crime statistics will be covered.

Forestry work planned


Asplundh Tree Expert Co. will perform forestry work on several of FirstEnergy’s electrical line easements that run across Mill Creek MetroParks property, according to a park news release.

The work will take place over the next several months at these locations: Mill Creek Park, along U.S. Route 224; Mill Creek Park, north of Shields Road (between East and West Newport drives); the MetroParks Bikeway, north of state Route 446; and the MetroParks Farm, along state Route 62.

The work may include cutting trees and brush, pruning trees and applying herbicide treatment on stumps and to specific vegetative species.

Apply for scholarships


Each year, the Mahoning County Bar Association Foundation funds scholarships for people having substantial ties to the Mahoning Valley who are about to enter or have already entered law school. The scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,000 and will be paid directly to the school toward tuition.

All applications must be typed and received no later than May 13.

Along with the application, transcripts from the most recent semester (either college or law school) should be submitted to Confirmation of receipt of emails will be sent.

There is a strong preference for emailed applications, but hard copies will also be accepted at the Mahoning County Bar Association Foundation, 114 E. Front St.

Applications are available by calling 330-746-2933 or emailing

Spring Open House


The Sutliff Museum, 444 Mahoning Ave., will host a Spring Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, to celebrate the start of the spring season. The public is invited to share some lemonade and cookies with a visit to the Victorian parlor featured in the museum and telling of a Victorian Easter story at 3 p.m.

The museum is operated by The Warren Library Association and is on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library in Warren’s historic district. For information, visit, or call 330-399-8807, ext. 121.

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