Franklin Twp. man dies after tractor rolls over

A 59-year-old Franklin Township man was found dead after it was reported to the county sheriff at 6:54 a.m. Friday he had not been seen since the previous day. After speaking with his two sons, the area was searched near Meister Road. David Yoskey Sr. was found dead after his tractor had rolled over on top of him.

County Sheriff

— Deputies delivered a message to a Columbiana-Waterford Road, Fairfield Township, resident at 2:15 p.m. Monday after the person’s brother had died and the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office needed to speak with them.

— Deputies checked on a Guilford Lake area man, who was on the phone with the Counseling Center and threatening to harm himself at 10:14 a.m. Monday. The man was not home, but was located where he works in Hanoverton. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

— A suspicious woman was reported on Clarkson Road at 10:02 a.m. Monday wearing pink pajama pants, wearing a backpack and walking down the road. Deputies were unable to find her.

–A man was reported acting strangely in the Dollar General in Rogers at 8:23 a.m. Monday. He asked the employee for a woman, who did not work there, and then had the employee look around for the woman anyway. The employee was so disturbed she locked the door behind the man, when he left the store. Deputies found the man, who refused to identify himself, although deputies did identify his name. He told deputies to go ahead and call the president and the president’s attorney and claimed he was a prophet for David, the king of Israel, and a prophet of the president. He claimed he was at the store wanting to received a fax from Dollar General for his marriage license. He was told Dollar General does not have a fax and he decided to leave.

— A woman reported while she was at the Dollar General on U.S. Route 62 in Alliance, a woman she knows pulled up along side her, made an obscene gesture, called her a derogatory name and threatened to get her. The woman said this is an ongoing issue and she is married to the other woman’s cousin. Deputies suggested she consider getting a protection order.

— Andrew Hunley, 44, East Liverpool, was taken into custody by Wellsville police on multiple warrants. At 6:24 a.m. Monday, after he was transported to the county jail, a piece of aluminum foil came out of his shoe or sock and was found to contain a crystal-like substance.

— Deputies checked the McCloskey Road, Unity Township, area for a man riding a red moped, who was pulling into other people’s driveways at 9:13 a.m. Monday. No one was located.

–A Butcher Road, Salem Township, woman reported at 1:33 p.m. Monday a neighbor told her she saw a woman pick up her dog that was near the roadway. The dog’s owner contacted the person who took it, who was returning it. The woman had picked it up believing it to be lost and had posted something on Facebook about it.


— Lori G. Smith, 50, of Salineville, was cited for assured cleared distance after she struck a parked vehicle belonging to Sandra Frost of Poland on North Beaver Street at 9:28 p.m. Friday. Frost’s vehicle was parked along a yellow curb outside Numbers Brewing while loading/unloading.

— Shanna Lee drove into a ditch while turning around on Saltwell Road at 8:43 a.m. Tuesday.

East Palestine

— A bicycle was found at 10:32 p.m. Monday in the City Park. The street department was notified to pick it up and place it into storage.

— A garage fire was reported at a Park Avenue address at 2:31 a.m. Tuesday. Everyone was evacuated from the building and the East Palestine Fire Department extinguished the fire. There were no injuries. A burn barrel next to the garage was found to have ignited mattresses and wood leaning against the garage.

— An unresponsive man was reported at 11:11 p.m. Monday at an East Clark Street home. He was treated for a drug overdose and transported by EMS. He also was heavily intoxicated. The matter is under investigation.

— An argument between neighbors on East Taggart Street was reported at 9:14 p.m. Sunday.

— A firefighter reported seeing suspicious activity in an alley off of Valley at 12:12 a.m. Sunday. A 12-pack of Mike’s alcoholic beverages were found by the firefighter, who had seen several girls outside with flashlights, who claimed to be looking for an animal that was dropped off. The matter is under investigation.

–An official at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church reported at 8:10 a.m. Saturday a neighbor parked in their lot, but they needed the lot for a church function. An officer went to the neighbor’s home, who moved the vehicles from the lot.

— A Sugar Camp Drive resident reported at 5:48 p.m. Friday, someone keyed a vehicle earlier in the day while they were at work.

— Police were asked to check on a woman’s son living at an East Main Street home with his father at 3:37 p.m. Friday. The child was in good health and in no danger.

— Police checked for a suspicious vehicle parked at a business on Brookdale Avenue at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday. It was discovered the vehicle was allowed to be there.

— After receiving a report of possible child abuse or neglect at a home outside of East Palestine at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, police forwarded the information to Children Services.


— An officer responded to an alarm drop at the Coke Ovens maintenance building at 2:19 p.m. Thursday but found everything secure.

— A social worker from the children’s hospital in Boardman contacted police Friday regarding possible child abuse of a 7-month-old that occurred at a West Main Street home. The social worker reported the infant had been brought into the emergency room with head trauma and the mother, who has visitation rights, and the temporary guardian both said they did not know what had happened, although the guardian’s 9-year-old daughter said she found the infant on the floor of the bedroom and the infant had been throwing tantrums. A children services case worker later contacted police to report both the mother and guardian were saying the infant had fallen off the bed and she would be providing a medical release form to the mother.

— An officer responded to a 300 block East High Street home at 2:19 p.m. Friday in reference to an individual who stole his sister-in-law’s phone charger and two cords. The individual voluntarily returned the items and no charges were filed.

— An officer responded to a 200 block East Main Street, Washingtonville, home at 7:31 p.m. Friday in reference to a noise complaint but could not make contact with the home owner.

— John B. Groner, 33, Cherry Valley Road, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop at Main and High streets at 8:39 p.m. Friday.

— An officer responded to a Union Street, Washingtonville, home at 9:57 a.m. Saturday to check the welfare of the resident after an individual said she had not seen him for at least three days. The officer checked the unlocked residence and found no one and eventually learned the resident was in the Salem hospital.

— An officer clocked a black dodge with no rear license plate traveling 51 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone at state Route 344 and Cunningham Road at 9:14 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle sped up when the officer initiated a traffic stop and entered Salem city, at which time the officer ended the pursuit due to safety reasons. The matter is under investigation.

— Officers responded to a 200 block Ridge Street home at 10:39 p.m. Saturday in reference to a bat in the residence. Officers safely removed the bat from the home.

— An officer assisted Washingtonville police with a domestic violence call at a Chris Avenue home at 10:21 a.m. Monday.

— An officer assisted Columbiana EMS with a medical issue at a 400 block Pearl Street home at 12:58 p.m. Monday.

— A resident from the group home on High Street reported on station at 1:36 a.m. Tuesday he did not want to go back and wanted to be sent to a hospital. He was told the hospital would send him back once he was released, so he then said he did not want to go to the hospital. He was transported back to the home and advised to speak with his case worker about being transferred to another facility.

— An officer responded to an alarm at the library at 3:07 a.m. Tuesday but found the building secure.


— An officer responded to a 1900 block East State Street home at 6:55 a.m. Monday where the resident reported finding one of her vehicles missing when she was leaving for work that morning. She found that her son had loaned it to a friend.

— An officer spoke with someone at 10:36 a.m. Monday regarding narcotic drug abuse and the welfare of a child in the 100 block of Fair Avenue. The matter is under investigation and the incident was forwarded to children services.

— A 300 block Fair Avenue resident reported on station at 10:58 a.m. Monday a bicycle was stolen from his home and there was pry marks on the back door as if someone had attempted to force entry.

— A 500 block Walnut Street resident reported on station at 12:57 p.m. Monday suspicious activity around his house.

— Officers responded to a 1000 block Cleveland Street home at 1:32 p.m. Monday in reference to a domestic dispute between two sisters. Both claimed the other had started it and neither wished to press charges.

— Officers responded to a 400 block South Broadway Avenue home at 1:46 p.m. Monday to check the welfare of two juveniles and spoke with their stepmother who said children services is aware of the situation and the incident in question happened outside the city.

— An officer responded to the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue at 2:38 p.m. Monday in reference to suspicious activity but was unable to find anything.

— An officer responded to the 900 block East State Street at 3:50 p.m. Monday in reference to a verbal dispute that could turn physical. The two people involved left before the officer arrived.

— An officer responded to a 400 block North Ellsworth Avenue home at 4:30 p.m. Monday where a threatening letter had been left in the mailbox. The incident was documented and added to an ongoing investigation.

— A 300 block North Ellsworth Avenue resident reported on station at 6:10 p.m. Monday she gave someone $400 for a vehicle and now the person won’t give her the vehicle or return the money. She also said the person’s son had threatened her with physical harm.

— Officers responded with medical personnel to a 100 block South Union Avenue home in reference to an unresponsive male and stood by until he was transported to a hospital.

— A 2300 block Southeast Boulevard resident reported at 7:15 p.m. Monday someone told him via phone he has a warrant for his arrest and he had to put money Google Play cards to avoid being arrested. The resident was told it is a scam.

— An officer responded to at 500 block Bank Street home at 7:37 p.m. Monday where the resident reported she let her brother shower there because he is homeless and she believes he stole her husband’s wallet. The officer was unable to contact the brother. The matter is under investigation.

— A woman flagged down an officer in the area of Sharp Avenue and West Wilson Street at 9:31 p.m. Monday who made vague references to someone driving past her home and listening to her conversations. After a few moments, she said she did not need police help.

— Officers responded to a 300 block West Ninth Street home at 9:47 p.m. Monday in reference to a dog barking the past four days. Officers spoke with the home owner who said he was watching his daughter’s dog for a week while she is away and agreed to take it inside. Due to the dog looking malnourished, the owner’s contact information was forwarded to the county dog warden.

— Officers responded to the area of Vine Avenue and East Third Street at 1:12 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a domestic dispute and spoke with a woman who said her boyfriend had broken a window out of her vehicle then left, but she did not want to press charges.


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