Regional roundup

City man arrested

for shooting gun

STEUBENVILLE –James Snyder, 32, of 2237 Sunset Blvd. was arrested late Saturday afternoon on several charges after City Police said he was firing a gun into the backyard of the residence.

Police were called around 5:38 p.m. Saturday about shots fired near the residence. Officers reported Snyder was shooting a gun from the back porch of the house towards the backyard.

Snyder was charged with discharging a firearm within city limits, tampering with evidence, using a weapon while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia and a bench warrant out of municipal court.

He was being held without bond at the county jail.

Woman arrested after son shoots sister

HAYESVILLE — A woman whose 8-year-old son shot his 4-year-old sister has been arrested.

The Mansfield News-Journal reports the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office has said the girl was shot multiple times Saturday afternoon at a home in Hayesville, about 70 miles southwest of Cleveland.

The girl was flown to a hospital in Cleveland, where she’s listed in stable condition.

Both children have been placed in the custody of the county.

Mike Tyson’s former home becoming church

WARREN — A garishly appointed Ohio mansion that heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson once called home and subsequently fell into disrepair is being converted into a house of worship.

The Living Word Sanctuary Church has been cleaning up the property in Trumbull County’s Southington Township, roughly 45 miles southeast of Cleveland, since the 25,000-square-foot mansion was donated to the church several years ago.

The mansion is a considerable step up; the church has been holding services at a YMCA. The sanctuary the church hopes to have ready by year’s end is an area where Tyson and his guests splashed in an indoor pool. A four-bay garage is being turned into youth classrooms and a nursery. Tall steel cages where Tyson kept four tigers have been dismantled for a pavilion.

From staff and wire reports