Hill decision appealed

Hill decision appealed


An attorney for Danny Lee Hill has appealed a decision by a visiting judge that refused to allow Hill to receive a new trial based on bite-mark evidence.

Hill, 49, is on death row for murdering, raping and kidnapping Raymond Fife, 12, in 1985 along a wooded path off of Palmyra Road Southwest. The appeal goes to the Warren-based 11th District Court of Appeals. No arguments were given in the filing for why the decision should be overturned.

Grant continued


U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, announced the continuation of a $2.4 million grant for the Head Start program to be awarded to Trumbull County Community Action Program. Head Start promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of low-income children through the delivery of comprehensive health, educational, nutritional, social and other services, according to a press release. The funds are through Oct. 31, 2017.

Facing drug charges


Aaron L. Davis, 30, of Woodview Drive Northwest and Robert A. McKinney, 29, of Wick Street Southeast were taken to the Trumbull County Jail on Wednesday after a raid on a home on Lener Avenue Southwest.

Davis is charged with heroin trafficking, cocaine trafficking and being a felon in possession of a firearm. McKinney is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police said they recovered high-powered weapons, including a pistol and an assault rifle, both capable of penetrating a bullet-proof vest. The raid followed a five-month investigation carried out by the Warren Street Crimes Unit.

Police also seized 35 grams of suspected heroin, 10 grams of suspected crack cocaine, a small amount of oxycodone, digital scales, packaging material and a hydraulic press.

Clothing drive planned


The Matron’s Ministry of Mount Zion Baptist Church, 827 Wilson Ave., is sponsoring the Four Seasons Clothing Drive from noon to 5 p.m. Friday. People in need of clothes, coats, shoes and miscellaneous items are welcome. New and gently worn items will be available.

Refreshments also will be provided. For information, contact the church from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 330-746-3601.

Mix-it-up Day set


Students at CH Campbell Elementary school in Canfield will be mixing it up at lunch from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Friday for Mix-it-up Day. The day is part of the Sandy Hook Promise and promotes an inclusive environment. Students will be assigned to different lunch tables in an effort to help the children get to know other students on a deeper level.

The Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonprofit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.