Youngstown schools on 2-hour delay today

Youngstown schools on 2-hour delay today


Because of the wind-chill advisory forecast for today, Youngstown City Schools will operate under a two-hour delay for the first time.

All schools will begin two hours later than the regular start times. Bus transportation will still be provided, but pickups will be two hours later.

That means that Youngstown Early College and Rayen Early College Intermediate School both will start at 9:30 a.m. today. All prekindergarten to eighth-grade schools will begin at 10:15 a.m. East and Chaney will begin at 11 a.m.

There will be no morning session at Choffin Career and Technical Center. No breakfast will be served today at any of the schools. Students will report directly to their third-period classes.

All dismissal times will follow the regular schedule.

Trapp to seek seat on appellate court


Democrat Mary Jane Trapp has announced she will be a candidate in the May 8 primary for judge of the 11th District Court of Appeals.

She is running for the open seat to be vacated by the retirement of Judge Diane Grendell.

Atty. Trapp, of Russell Township, Geauga County, has been a lawyer for 36 years and previously served the 11th District as judge from 2007 to 2013. The court reviews decisions from municipal and common pleas courts in Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Portage and Trumbull counties.

She is a principal with Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan LPA in Cleveland and Chardon.

Warren’s 13th killing


The Trumbull County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that the death of Scott E. Rockenfelder Jr., 28, of Elm Road was a homicide as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Rockenfelder was taken from a car at Main Avenue and Second Street Southwest early Dec. 26 after a woman, 27, called 911 reporting that she and Rockenfelder had been shot. Rockenfelder was pronounced dead at 3:10 a.m. at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. His death was the 13th homicide of the year in Warren, the highest total for Warren since at least 2009.

Also on Tuesday, the coroner’s office confirmed the identity of the man found dead in his home on Oakdale Avenue Northwest early Christmas Day. It was the homeowner, Timothy J. Marcu, 59.

A determination of his cause of death is pending further forensic studies and an investigation by the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office, the coroner’s office said.

Assault at dollar store


Reports said a woman waiting in line for a cashier Monday was assaulted and had her hair pulled out by another woman at the Family Dollar store on Gypsy Lane.

Reports said the 22-year-old victim told police she was standing in line when another woman entered the store, charged her and began punching and kicking her and pulling her hair.

The woman tried to drag the victim out of the store before driving away, reports said. Reports said there was a bald patch on the victim’s scalp where hair had once been, and it was bleeding. Witnesses also told police the victim was attacked with no warning, reports said.

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