Man died outside car in Youngstown
YOUNGSTOWN - A man was fatally wounded in his car Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Officers about 3:30 p.m. were in a yard on Saranac Avenue on the North Side, where they found a man in his early 20s dead from gunshot wounds, police said.
The man was sitting inside his parked vehicle in the driveway when he was shot. He then tried to flee the area and collapsed in the backyard, police said.
Police said they weren't releasing the man's name until his family is notified.
The death is the ninth homicide in the city this year.
Teen shoots self in leg at home
YOUNGSTOWN - A 16-year-old shot himself in the leg about 11:10 p.m. Tuesday at his 2652 Volney Road home on the South Side, reports said.
Police found the teen, who was not named in a police report, bleeding from the leg when they got to the home. His grandmother asked police to check her bathroom, where officers found a small amount of blood on the floor.
Police found a .22-caliber pistol that had six rounds in the magazine. The grandmother said she had hidden the gun and ammunition, but the teen told police he found them both.
He was taken to Northside Medical Center to be treated for his wound. Police took the gun for evidence.
Basement fire damages home
WARREN - A fire caused about $20,000 damage to a home on the northeast side of town Tuesday.
Firefighters were dispatched at 4:20 p.m. to Paul Brehm's home at 1050 Mellwood Drive N.E. Fire Chief Ken Nussle said the fire was caused by an electrical short in the basement. Fire damaged the basement, and smoke and heat damaged the other two floors, he said.
Family members were home when the fire began. No injuries were reported, Nussle said.
Brehm is the owner of Brehm Trophy, 3207 Youngstown Road S.E.
Warren prepares to end sewer overflow
WARREN - The city is seeking a bidder to eliminate the last combined sewer overflow line in the city.
It has until July 31 to eliminate a combined line affected by 16 properties located from 160 North Park to Market Street or face possible sanctions from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Combined sewer overflow systems create problems during heavy rain storms when roof and street runoff surge water from storm lines into sanitary lines.
"These combined systems were commonplace at the beginning of the last century," Ed Russ, the network systems supervisor with Warren's Waste Water Department, said. The city has been eliminating the combined systems since 2005.
"It is not a lot of work," Russ said. "It is primarily rerouting some storm sewer lines from properties and removing them from the sanitary sewer line."
Farmington garage fire is reported
FARMINGTON - A garage fire occurred at 5:37 p.m. Wednesday at 1094 Richards Way in Farmington.
Farmington, Bristol, South-ington and Mesopotamia responded. Details were sketchy Wednesday night.
There were no reported injuries.