A 19-year-old man faces rape charges stemming from a reported sexual assault at a sorority house near the University of Akron. Charles D. Anderson, 19, of North Jackson, faces a first-degree felony rape charge in Akron Municipal Court.

A preliminary hearing and pretrial have been set at noon Oct. 16 for a Damascus area man charged with felonious assault and other charges related to an incident earlier this month when he was found naked swimming in a pond. Jordan B. Phillips, 19, of 29549 Salem-Alliance Road , appeared for arraignment in Mahoning County Court in Sebring Thursday on multiple charges, with a bond of $150,000 cash/surety set.

An annual state audit of records kept by the board that oversees operations at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and some economic development in Trumbull and Mahoning counties turned up no problems with internal controls or instances of non-compliance. The audit, released Tuesday by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost's Office, reviewed calendar year 2012 at the Western Reserve Port Authority.

It may be a half-scale, but the impact the Moving Wall replica made when it was finally in place Friday was larger than life. Gathered around the 254-foot-wall bearing more than 58,000 names, friends and family members of those killed in action in Vietnam paid their respects.

Thirteen years ago, Lisa Kleinhandler of Canfield was living in Long Beach, N.Y., and witnessed the ''horror and devastation'' of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

A young female juror was excused Tuesday afternoon and replaced with an alternate juror as authorities investigate potential jury tampering in the capital murder case of David Martin. Testimony continued after Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Andrew Logan signed an order that was directed to officials at Mahoning County Jail where Martin, 29, remains housed during the trial and where investigators pored over Martin's recent jail telephone calls.

Both Goshen Township and the village of Washingtonville's bids to provide police coverage for Green Township were discussed during a 90-minute meeting before more than 60 guests on Tuesday. The result was both are now within what a 3.9-mill continuous police levy brings in, Fiscal Officer Randy Chismar said afterward.

The Mahoning Valley Retreads, a group of motorcyclists in Mahoning County, will meet Saturday at Denny's restaurant in Austintown.

Although many area communnities are seeing a dramatic rise in road salt prices for attacking snowfall this winter, Aurora is in pretty good shape, according to Service Director John Trew. Portage County Engineer Michael Marozzi said this year's bid from Morton Salt is $108 per ton, a 400 percent increase over last year's price.

The last thing Chris Redfern and the Ohio Democratic Party need is vocal, public dissension from within the ranks about their gubernatorial hopeful, Ed FitzGerald. Republicans already are providing ample criticism of the Cuyahoga County executive, with frequent reminders of the woman in the car and the years without a driver's license.

The Columbiana County Park District is close to realizing its long-term goal of reaching the Ohio River with the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail. Park Board Chairwoman Dottie Betz said they recently signed a 25-year lease with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that grants them access to an abandoned railroad bed that runs through state forest land in St. Clair Township.

The Canfield Historical Society's Fall Lecture Series begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 when Gary Pilcher will present a lecture titled "Survey of Civil War Battlefields."

Salvador Scarpino, 80, Canton, was eastbound on state Route 172 in West Township at 11:50 a.m. Saturday and went left of center into a mailbox then spun counterclockwise across the centerline and slid off the north side of the road into a stop sign a pedestal and utility pole. Ellen M. McGhee, 51, Liberty Street, Salem, was northbound on state Route 45 in Center Township at 7:35 a.m. Thursday and struck Skylar N. Wiggers, 17, Miller Road, Lisbon, who was attempting to turn south from a private drive.

Stage Left Dance Academy of Canfield participated in a independent film shot in Mahoning County in August. The film's director and crew, from New York City, heard about Stage Left through a local relative and asked them to audition back in November of 2013.

The Western Reserve Port Authority on Thursday got another new board member; a new executive director is expected to be next. About 40 minutes after Mahoning County commissioners appointed David Mosure to fill the last vacant seat on the eight-person board, they were meeting behind closed doors with several members of the port authority board and a businessman who had been named previously as one of the primary candidates for the organization's executive director post.

A woman accused of threatening her husband with a knife and punching him in the face will be arraigned for domestic violence Thursday in Mahoning County Court #3 in Sebring.

The state education department has accused the Portage County Educational Service Center of misleading parents, taxpayers and teachers by trying to open an unauthorized charter school in the Cincinnati area by using a defunct Youngstown-area school's state identification number to open a school more than 250 miles away in Hamilton County.