Woman charged with ramming ex's car
WARREN - A 22-year-old Cortland-area woman is free on $5,000 bond after pleading not guilty Monday to two counts of felonious assault in connection with a traffic crash early Sunday when her boyfriend and another woman were reportedly run off the road.
J'me Brady of North Park Avenue Extension was ordered to have no contact with Michael Keith, 22, of Eggelsson Drive N.W., and Sara Barnosky, 21, of Garrettsville. The couple told police that Brady rear-ended their car several times about 2:30 a.m. when they were driving on Parkman Road N.W. The couple said they turned on Southern Boulevard and were run off the road and into a tree in front of 1635 Southern Blvd.
Both refused medical attention. Keith told police Brady was his ex-girlfriend.
Brady, who was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Oct. 15, told an officer she simply wanted to get Keith's attention to talk to him, the police report states.
Four hurt when
SUV hits parked car
YOUNGSTOWN - A woman and three children were injured in a crash early Monday morning on the lower West Side, police said.
Reports state an SUV driven by 34-year-old Amy Sharafan of Youngstown was traveling north on Division Street about 3:50 a.m. when it hit a parked van in front of 423 Division St.
Sharafan and three children, ages 15, 13 and 9, were all taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center to be treated for minor injuries. She was cited for failing to maintain assured clear distance.
Hiram woman killed in single-car crash
HIRAM - A Hiram woman was killed Sunday night in a one-car crash near her home.
Troopers from the Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash occurred about 9:15 p.m. on Pope Road, north of Winchell Road.
A 2008 Pontiac G6 operated by Rebecca Brownlee was traveling south on Pope Road when the vehicle dropped off the east side of the road, hit a tree, flipped and landed on its top.
Brownlee, 23, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be cut free from the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Portage County coroner's investigator.
She was not wearing her seat belt, according to the report.
The crash remains under investigation.
Store operators robbed at closing
WARREN - A Youngstown couple who operate Z&J Market at 1006 Perkinswood Blvd. S.E. was robbed of $7,000 by two men as they were closing the business Friday night.
Mustafa Amireh, 57, and his wife, Ibtisam, 53, said they were walking to their car about 10 p.m. when they were attacked by the two people, who eventually took off in a northwest direction. A police dog lost the scent of the robbers.
Mustafa Amireh said he was struck over the head as he was shutting off lights outside the store.
His wife already was in the car when another person grabbed at plastic bags inside the vehicle. The woman said she tried to strike the attacker, but he grabbed a bag that contained candy and her husband's medication and the money before running off.
Howland Corners topic of meeting
HOWLAND - The Howland Township Zoning Commission will hold a work session at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the township administration building to discuss amendments to the zoning resolution and to discuss residential strategies for the Howland Corners area.