— A Carrollton man lost control of his car on state Route 9 Sunday afternoon but he was not cited due to icy roads. Patrol arrived on the scene in Butler Township at 2:21 a.m. and reported that they were also unable to stop on the road due to icy conditions. The driver in the one-car accident was traveling southbound on 9 when he lost control and crashed into a culvert and a dead tree. Officers suspected minor injuries but the man refused medical treatment. The car was damaged extensively and the driver made arrangements with the tow service to get the vehicle after the road was treated.

— In Elkrun Township on state Route 517, an icy curve damaged one car and nearly claimed several other victims, patrol reported early Sunday morning around 4:30. A Hanoverton woman had been traveling eastbound when she lost control of her car, ran off the right side of the road, hit and damaged a guardrail, ran off the left side of the road and then struck a ditch. She had to climb out of the passenger side of her car to exit the vehicle. The officer on the scene reported that while they waited for the tow truck, he saw several vehicles nearly crash at the same curve. ODOT came through and treated the roadway after the crash. The vehicle sustained functional damage and no injuries were reported.

— Mark E. Foden was charged with operating a vehicle without reasonable control after a one-car accident 3:06 a.m. Friday morning in Elkrun Township. Foden of Park Place Avenue in East Liverpool was traveling southbound on state Route 11 with a passenger when he went off the right side of the road then struck a ditch. He told officers he had struck a patch of ice and lost control as he traveled at 70 mph but the report noted the officers did not observe any visible patch of ice in the immediate area. They also reported seeing other cars navigate the roadway safely while at the scene and said ODOT had been plowing and salting the area all night. Foden had no registration for the vehicle and told officers he had purchased it from a man who was now in jail and had no proof of ownership. The car was not drivable after the accident and was towed. No injuries were reported.

— Laura Freeman, 24, Pittsburgh, was traveling southbound in Madison Township on state Route 7 at 5:05 Sunday morning when she ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree. Freeman said she was driving back from Wisconsin from Pennsylvania and she had been driving for ten hours and was tired. She said she had been taking breaks and naps between drives. She reported injuries to her back, shoulders, neck, head and shin and was transported to the hospital in East Liverpool. Freeman was cited for failure to control. The vehicle was seriously damaged in the impact.

— Daniel Isaac Colman told officers he may have fallen asleep after working a 12 hour night shift at his job at 8 a.m. Monday when he rear ended another car. Coleman, 26, of state Route 267 in East Liverpool was southbound on state Route 7 in Middleton Township when he said he did not realize traffic was stopped at a light and hit another car in front of him. Colman was going 50 mph in a 35 zone and was cited for assured clear distance. The car he was driving sustained the more serious damage and was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.

— Elliott Charles Roy, 18, was stopped at the stop sign eastbound on County Road 806 at state Route 9 in Butler Township Saturday afternoon when he pulled out in front of another vehicle and caused an accident. Roy is from McKenzie Road in Clinton, Pa. and he is cited for failure to yield at the stop sign. The other car sustained disabling damages and both vehicles were towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.

— After a one-car crash in West Township on US Route 30, a Minerva woman has been charged for failure to control. Chloe J. Monroe, 19, was eastbound Jan. 6 5:31p.m. when she lost control, went off the right side of the road, down an embankment and hit two trees. Her car was damaged and towed and she said she might have been injured but refused treatment at the scene.

— A woman from Louisville told police she was driving westbound on Hartley Road in Knox Township Friday at 6:39 p.m. when she said a red truck went left of center from the other direction, side swiped her then left the scene. The woman was unable to describe the driver or the plate number but she did say it was a man driving down the center of the road. She was not injured and the damage to the vehicle she was driving was minor.

— Mark William Kline has been charged after he drove his vehicle into a Grant Street house in Center Township Saturday shortly before 8 p.m. Kline was driving north on Steubenville Pike Road at the Grant Street intersection when he lost control, went off the north side of Grant Street and struck the house. Kline, who was taken to Salem hospital for sore neck and cut to the leg, was cited for failure to control. Two people were inside the home at the time and one reported minor injuries from jumping during the impact. Kline’s vehicle was significantly damaged and towed from the scene.

— A man from Sioux Falls in South Dakota was not injured late Sunday night when his car caught fire. He was traveling northbound on Esterly Drive when the front right brake mechanism caught fire. He was not injured or cited; however the front end of the car had been engulfed and was damaged and had to be towed.

— Two drivers were treated for minor injuries by EMS at the scene of a crash Friday afternoon in Knox Township and one was cited. Morgan Alexandria Lucas, 19, of East Rochester was cited for reasonable control after she rear-ended another vehicle on Rochester Road. Both vehicles involved were damaged and Lucas’ vehicle had to be towed away. She said the car in front of her had stopped suddenly.

— An abandoned motorcycle was found by patrol on New Year’s Eve just before 11 p.m. in West Township beside state Route 172. The motorcycle is registered to a Youngstown man but police were not able to reach him. They found a helmet left at the scene. The bike was not seriously damaged and was towed away as police left the owner a voicemail on Jan 6.

— After a one-car accident flipped her vehicle, Jennifer R. Weaver of Wingate Road in Poland has been charged for reasonable control. Weaver was traveling east on US 30 at 7:19 p.m. Jan. 6 in Hanover Township when she slid on the snowy roadway, went off the left side of the road, hit a ditch and then flipped over. Officers at the scene had to pry her door open to free her from the car. She complained of head, neck and shoulder pain but refused treatment or transport to a hospital. The vehicle was seriously damaged and was towed.

— Jenette S. Orr, 70, was charged for reasonable control on Jan. 4 after she drove into an embankment. Orr, of Salineville, was headed south on state Route 164 in Wayne Township at 2:40 p.m. when she went off the right side of the road and came to rest in the embankment. Weather was cool and clear and roads were dry at the time of the accident. It is unclear what caused the accident by the report. No injuries were reported. A tow truck removed the car from the embankment and then it was able to be driven from the scene.

— An Akron man has been charged with improper starting and backing after he rear-ended a car in front of him at a light in Unity Township. Taylor David Swanson, 18, said he hit the car in front of him on Jan 3 shortly after noon when he thought the light had already turned green. Damages were minor and neither driver was injured.

— Authorities are trying to locate the driver in a hit-and-run Jan. 3 in Unity that sent a Youngstown woman to the hospital for suspected minor injuries. The woman was on state Route 165 headed north when another car failed to stop for the stop sign on Heck Road, struck her car then left the scene. The car was badly damaged and had to be towed.


— Officers responded to Southern Terrace Saturday evening for a heroin overdose.

— Officers arrested and charged Jonathan T. Angle, 24 and Katrina L. Clay, 29, of Mantua, with having weapons under disability after locating suspected narcotics and a firearm inside a vehicle during a traffic stop on State Route 14 at 12:08 a.m. Friday. Angle and Clay were transported to Mahoning County Jail.

— Police responded to Compco on West Railroad Street for a truck versus telephone pole accident Friday afternoon.

— Officers responded to a residence on West Park Avenue regarding a dispute Friday.

— Amy Harmicar, 35, of Salem, was arrested and charged with possession of hashish, OVI and impeding the flow of traffic Saturday near Town Center Avenue.

— O’Neil Dean, 43, of Youngstown, was cited for driving under suspension at 4:20 p.m. Sunday.


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