METRO DIGEST || Body found in lake

Published: Thu, October 19, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

Body found in lake


The body of a boater missing since Sunday on Mosquito Lake was found Tuesday morning, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says.

The body of John Schuster, 51, of the Youngstown-Girard area was taken to the Trumbull County morgue to determine the cause of death.

Stephanie Leis, public information officer for the ONDR, said his body was found in the middle of the lake on the southern half. Cadaver dogs had narrowed the search area to that area, Leis said.

Another man in the plastic canoe was rescued when it capsized at 10:24 a.m., but Schuster could not be found.

The ODNR used boats with cadaver dogs and sonar since Sunday in an attempt to locate Schuster.

14th open suspension


Robert Brown, 56, of Springdale Avenue, picked up his 14th open suspension on his license about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood and Schenley avenues on the West Side after reports said he passed a school bus that had its lights on and was letting students off the bus.

Reports said Brown has 27 previous convictions for driving without a license. He was issued a citation and a court date.

Earlier, about 3:10 p.m. Christopher Caffey, 18, was cited for leaving the scene of an accident after a car he was driving hit a city school bus at Cottage Grove and East Boston Avenue, reports said. Reports said officers found Caffey at a Selma Avenue home on the North Side, where he went after hitting the school bus. They were able to find out where he lives after someone gave police his license. Reports said Caffey told police he drove away because he does not have a driver’s license.

Balance-due bills


The Mahoning County Treasurer’s office has mailed courtesy balance-due bills that county property owners should receive in the coming days.

The billings alert taxpayers of outstanding balances.

Taxes must be paid in full by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 31 to avoid being published in the delinquent tax listings Dec. 5 and Dec. 19.

Property owners with past-due balances can contact the taxpayer services department with questions at 330-740-2460, ext. 7774.

Sidewalk contract


Township trustees voted this week to award a contract for construction of a sidewalk on Dobbins Road to J.S. Bova Excavating of Struthers.

The bid came in at $148,016. The township will cover 20 percent of the construction cost, with an Ohio Public Works Commission grant covering the remainder.

The sidewalk will run from Poland Seminary High School to the Tuscany housing development on Dobbins.

Immunization clinic


Austintown schools will host a communitywide flu immunization clinic through a partnership with Steward Health Care. The clinic will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Falcon Mobile Medical Van. The van will be parked on the home side of the Fitch High School stadium near the finish line pavilion.

The clinic is open for anyone at least 6 years old. The cost is $25 cash or check without insurance. Insurances are being accepted, but participants should check with their insurance company to see if there is an associated fee for the vaccine. For information and necessary forms, visit

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