Police rescue man
hurt by falling tree
BRACEVILLE - Police rescued a Warren-Ravenna Road man after a tree fell on him Friday afternoon.
Braceville police Chief Bill Garro said one of his officers made a traffic stop at 12:54 p.m. Friday in the 3200 block of Warren Ravenna Road when he heard a large tree fall about 50 yards away. He heard a man yelling for help.
The Braceville officer and a Newton Falls officer who arrived shortly after used a chainsaw to cut the tree off the man, Garro said. He said the man was lucky that police were nearby at the time and that his injuries to did not appear severe.
He said the man had been cutting the tree down when it fell on him.
Garro said the man, whose name has yet to be released, was taken to a hospital. Further details on his injuries and condition were unavailable Friday.
Man pleads guilty
to robbing eight banks
COLUMBUS - A central Ohio man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that accuse him of robbing eight banks.
U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart in Columbus says 54-year-old Kenneth J. Horsley entered his plea on Thursday.
The Columbus man, who authorities dubbed the "Bad Beard Bandit," has been charged with five counts of bank robbery and three counts of armed bank robbery.
His attorney, Alan Pfeuffer, says prosecutors and Horsley have agreed on a 10-year prison sentence, but the judge overseen the case is yet to decide whether to accept the agreement.
Prosecutors say Horsley allegedly entered the banks and demanded money from employees. They say he allegedly brandished a handgun during three robberies and threatened to shoot anyone who followed him.
to be hospital worker
COLUMBUS - Security officials at a central Ohio hospital are on alert after they twice found a woman wearing scrubs and a stethoscope pretending to be an employee.
Officials at Grant Medical Center in Columbus on Friday said they located the woman wandering near the infant floor on Wednesday and on a different floor the following day.
OhioHealth Vice President of Security Operations Harry Trombitas says the woman was escorted out of the building in both instances and the hospital has filed a criminal complaint against her. Trombitas says the woman was unable access the secure areas housing infants and mothers.
Employees have been instructed to contact police should they see her again. Area hospitals have been alerted about the woman.
20 under Twenty nominations sought
WARREN - Nominations are being accepted for the Tribune Chronicle's inaugural 20 Under Twenty program.
For the program, the paper is honoring 20 individuals younger than 20 for their outstanding volunteer work as well as academic achievements.
A magazine featuring the chosen individuals will be published by the Tribune Chronicle, and award recipients will be invited to a banquet early December.
Akron university sees enrollment decline
AKRON - The University of Akron is seeing a drop in the number of students for the second year in a row.
The Akron Beacon Journal reported that the 5.9 percent decline to about 27,000 students appeared to be the largest in northeast Ohio.
The university has been grappling with budget problems and recently eliminated 100 positions, though some slots were vacant. It also took additional steps this year to close a $27.6 million budget gap. The school's financial officer says the university may need to make other cuts.
Staff, wire reports