Bizarre Trumbull County Crash Kills One

Authorities say a Columbiana County woman was killed when a deer struck and sent airborne by a motorist traveling in the opposite direction smashed into the windshield of her family’s car. The State Highway Patrol in Trumbull County says 39-year-old Amy Stoneburner, of Negley, was in the front passenger seat when the deer flew into and through the car’s windshield Thursday night. The crash occurred on State Route 7 in Kinsman Township. She was pronounced dead at the scene- her 37-year-old husband, Daniel, who was driving the car, and their two children, were treated for minor injuries at a hospital. The 69-year-old driver of the car that struck the deer and his three passengers weren’t injured.

Ashtabula Woman Charged After Allegedly Hitting Boyfriend With Car

A 37-year-old Ashtabula woman faces felony charges after she allegedly hit her boyfriend with a car. Police say Kimberly Dick and her boyfriend were arguing near the intersection of West Avenue and George Place on Wednesday night. She claimed that she just tried to stop him from leaving and tried to pull the car in front of him, but accidentally struck him instead. But witnesses told police Dick intentionally tried to hit the man. The unidentified boyfriend remains hospitalized- his condition is unknown.

Habitat for Humanity Renovating Two Ashtabula Homes

Habitat for Humanity in Ashtabula County is renovating two houses this summer in Ashtabula — this one on the east side and another on Woodman Avenue on the west side. Habitat volunteers from Camp Luther’s Family Camp in North Kingsville lent a hand at both locations throughout the week. The county Habitat has rehabbed and built many homes since the group was incorporated in 1992. Conneaut and Ashtabula have been the most common address in those years. Easy availability of land has made Conneaut a popular location, while Ashtabula has its share of blighted properties, Scribben said. Many of the homes and lots were obtained through donations. 

Captains Lose to Kane County, 3-1

The Lake County Captains’ 3-1 loss to Kane County on Thursday may be a disappointment on the scoreboard, but was another positive performance in the development of pitching prospect Juan Hillman. At the Single-A level of professional baseball, it’s all about development. Hillman was sensational as the Captains and Kane County Cougars played a day game, heard live on ESPN 970 WFUN, at sun-drenched Classic Park in Eastlake. The 20-year-old Florida left hander shut out the Cougars on four hits over eight innings– perhaps some of the best pitching turned in by any Lake County hurler this season. He faced 27 batters, three over the minimum, while posting four strikeouts and allowing zero walks. Of his 96 pitches, 64 were strikes. It was the latest in a series of starts where Hillman has put some early-season issues behind him and upped his game dramatically. Catch the Captains live again on Sunday as they take on Clinton, with coverage beginning at 1:10pm on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Browns Coach Tackles Human Trafficking

Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson and his wife, Michelle, have launched a foundation to support organizations that combat human trafficking and aid its victims– those women and children who are exploited, abused and often scarred for life. Jackson said during a kickoff event at the team’s headquarters, [quote] “We want to make a difference in this area.” [end quote] On July 20, The Hue Jackson Foundation announced a partnership with the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland to provide secure housing for women who have been victimized by human trafficking — modern-day slavery that involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of forced labor or sexual act for commercial purposes– crimes that often go unreported or undetected. The scourge of human trafficking was evident at this year’s Super Bowl in Houston, where about 250 people were arrested. The 12-bed recovery facility, named in honor of Jackson, will offer a safe environment for victims to heal and focus on treatment.

Judge Rules in Favor of Madison Village

A judge ruled in favor of Madision Village this week in a fire station dispute, saying Village Council members did not illegally misapply funds by voting to reimburse the Fire District for improvements to a former fire station. Retired Stark County Common Pleas Judge Virgil Lee Sinclair also stated no conflict of interest existed involving the three councilmen who supported reimbursing the Fire District. Former Councilmen John Hamercheck and Kenneth Cahill filed a lawsuit in Lake County Common Pleas Court.

Former Ohio Rep. Regula Dies at 92

Former Ohio Republican Congressman Ralph Regula died Wednesday at the age of 92. Regula was considered a moderate who was elected to 18 terms in the U.S. House and was a key player in creating the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. He represented Canton and northeastern Ohio for 36 years before retiring in 2008. At the time he was dean of Ohio’s congressional delegation, whose moderate views on federal spending and social programs sometimes put him at odds with conservatives in GOP leadership.

Two-Vehicle Rollover Wreck Thursday

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle rollover collision Thursday evening at the corner of Main Avenue and West 58th Street in Ashtabula. Bystanders reported seeing a man parked nearby rescue both male drivers from their their vehicles. According to authorities, a man traveling south along Main struck a pickup truck that was turning onto Main from West 58th Street. Bystander Christian Curry said the sedan was [quote] “going super-fast and hit the truck,” [end quote] adding that he saw the truck flip over.

Summer Heat Assistance

The Ohio Development Services Agency and Ashtabula County Community Action Agency want to help you stay cool this summer. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill or paying for central air conditioning repairs. The Summer Crisis Program assists those with a household member who is 60 years or older, or those that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for health reasons. Conditions can include lung disease, COPD or asthma.The program runs until Aug. 31.

Giants Beat Indians 5-4

San Francisco’s second straight dramatic win against a pennant contender gave the struggling Giants one lighthearted moment on Wednesday afternoon, and it happened to coincide with a Game of Thrones promotion they were plugging anyway. San-Fran Manager Bruce Bochy sat in the actual throne during his postgame news conference. The Giants could enjoy the scenery after catcher Buster Posey’s pinch hit, two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning helped the Giants defeat the Cleveland Indians 5-4. Posey was on a scheduled rest day when he doubled off the wall on a 3-2 slider from Indians reliever Bryan Shaw. Indians first baseman Carlos Santana booted an infield grounder that figured prominently in the three-run rally. Michael Brantley collected his 1,000th career hit in the top of the eighth inning with a double off Giants reliever Steven Okert. The Tribe get today off. But you can catch the Lake County Captains in action today against Kane County at 10:40am on ESPN 970 WFUN.