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Pit bull attacks 2 women in Ellsworth

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ELLSWORTH — Two women were treated for dog bites after a pit bull attacked a jogger around 9 a.m. Monday in the 4500 block of South Duck Creek Road and the dog’s owner tried to get the animal off the woman, according to Mahoning County deputy dog warden Dave Nelson.

The Mahoning County Public Health District is expected to decide today what to do with the animal — hold it for 10 days in a rabies quarantine or euthanize it if it is deemed aggressive, Nelson said.

The dog did not have a history of aggressive behavior and was owned by the family for about three years, Nelson said.

The jogger was treated at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and the dog’s owner drove herself to the hospital, Nelson said.

The owner was attacked trying to get the pit bull off the jogger.

Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene and attempted to use a Taser on the animal, but it wasn’t subdued until the dog’s other owner came home and got it in a truck, Nelson said.

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