Police: Child’s illness possibly drug-related

Police: Child’s illness possibly drug-related


Police are investigating another possible child drug overdose. Police were called to a home on Scott Street Northeast at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday for a boy, 26 months, who was unconscious.

He was taken to ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital and later to Akron Children’s Hospital, according to a police report that also indicates the child may have consumed drugs. He is OK and expected to be released from the hospital today.

Detective Nick Carney, who is investigating the case, said it’s not known yet whether the child’s illness was because of drugs. But the results of a drug test should provide that information in about a two weeks.

Trumbull County Children Services has taken custody of the boy’s sibling, 3. The family had just recently moved here and is living with other family members, Carney said.

Trustee revisits plan to merge Girard, Liberty fire districts


Township Trustee Jodi Stoyak wants to revisit a study on a joint fire district with the city of Girard.

More than 100 people from the township and Girard attended a contentious joint meeting Wednesday night at the township administration building. Of those who spoke, most strongly objected to exploring a merger of the two fire departments.

After members of the public offered input, however, Trustee Chairman Stanley Nudell stated that trustees would forgo the study. Stoyak said Thursday, however, she believed trustees should have the chance to vote on the study. She plans to place the issue on the agenda at the next regular township meeting April 10.

Niles man convicted


Cecil Flenner, 41, of Potomac Avenue, Niles, could get more than 40 years in prison April 24 when he is sentenced on convictions for rape, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, domestic violence and tampering with evidence.

Flenner was convicted at trial Thursday on seven charges related to an Aug. 26 incident at Forest Grove mobile home park on Weir Road in Howland. Judge Peter Kontos of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court presided over the trial.

Police say Flenner went to the trailer of a woman he knew while she was asleep, broke in and assaulted her while holding a crowbar.

Final input meeting


Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip hosted the last of five Community Input Meetings on Thursday evening at Martin Luther King Elementary School on Mariner Avenue. About 40 parents attended the meeting, who had questions clarified regarding community schools, special-education programs and kindergarten and first-grade retention practices. The CEO will review input from the meetings and evaluate the responses. He will announce his decisions mid-April.

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