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Brian Simmons describes where the burned minivan with a body was found about 10 a.m. Monday near the corner of Pershing Avenue NW and Choctaw Street NW.

Northwest Warren resident finds body burned in van

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WARREN — “It’s like something you would see in a horror movie, but it was real,” Brian Simmons, 32, said of finding a charred body lying halfway out the side sliding door of the smoldering husk of a minivan. “It is an image I will never get out of my mind. It was horrible,” ...

Crowd gathers inside the Covelli Centre in Youngstown awaiting President Trump's arrival for a 7 p.m. speech.

Tues. 5:40 p.m.: Covelli Centre filling up

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Staff / wire YOUNGSTOWN — Crowds are milling into their seats inside Youngstown's Covelli Centre where President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak tonight. Air Force One touched down moments ago at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, as a small crowd gathered outside the airport's ...

Tues. 6:40 p.m.: Crowd warms up with Lara Trump, GOP speakers

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YOUNGSTOWN - The crowd inside Youngstown's Covelli Centre is warming up for President Donald Trump's speech by hearing words from Lara Trump, the pregnant daughter-in-law of the president. Lara Trump is the wife of Eric Trump, who also is on hand today in Youngstown. Also introduced to the ...

Tues. 7:40 p.m.: Trump: “We will build new factories”

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YOUNGSTOWN - President Donald Trump moments ago cautioned Ohioans against selling their houses. "Don't move," Trump said from the podium inside Youngstown's Covelli Centre. "Those jobs have left Ohio, but they are coming back. Don't move. Don't sell your house. ... We are going to fill up ...

Chemical sets 3Q dividend

Business

WARREN — Chemical Financial Corp., parent of Chemical Bank, declared a third quarter cash dividend on its common stock of 28 cents per share, payable Sept. 15 to shareholders of record on Sept. 1. This represents a 3.7 percent per share increase from the previous quarter’s 27 cents ...

YMCA offers career learning

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WARREN — Two camps offered this summer for children and teens at the YWCA of Warren have taken local youth to colleges and other locations — allowing them to see different career opportunities. Camp Discover is held for 10 weeks in the summer to Aug. 11 for children in kindergarten to ...

20,000 vie for chance to see Trump

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YOUNGSTOWN — About 13,000 people are destined to be disappointed if they aren’t lucky enough to snatch a seat today at the Covelli Centre, where President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at a campaign-style stop at Covelli Centre. More than 20,000 have applied to watch Trump deliver ...

Fin Feather Fur Outfitters sells company to employees

Business

BOARDMAN — The owner of Fin Feather Fur Outfitters has sold the business to its employees. The move was made through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP, which involves selling 100 percent of the company, via shares of stock, to employees as part of their retirement benefits. Mike ...

McDonald to hold youth Spartan Challenge

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PHYSICAL FITNESS: The Spartan Challenge is at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at Woodland Park in McDonald. The event for local children ages 14 and under testing their running, agility, strength and throwing ability. Various skilled activities are planned at the park. Check-in for participants is 10:30 a.m. ...

Girard advances medical marijuana

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GIRARD — Girard City Council on Monday passed the second of three readings necessary to allow medical marijuana cultivation and dispensary facilities in the city but decided to wait until the Sept. 11 meeting for final action. Council could have passed the legislation Monday as an emergency ...

Trumbull home sales up, Mahoning down

Business

WARREN — Home sales in Trumbull County increased 7.5 percent last month compared to June 2016. There were 215 closed sales in the county in June, up from 200 the same month the prior year, according to the Warren Area Board of Realtors. Year over year, pending sales rose 24 percent, from ...

Agenda

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• STEAM ACADEMY OF WARREN Board of Directors meets at 3 p.m. today at the school, 261 Elm Road, NE, Warren. • BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday at township hall in executive session followed by a special meeting regarding personnel. • HOWLAND TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES meet ...

Mathews school district considers consolidation

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VIENNA — Mathews Local School District officials are reviewing options for survival, including consolidating with a neighboring school district. In May, voters for the fifth time defeated a bond issue to build a new school complex. Mathews High School is more than 100 years old and must be ...

Arconic reports revenue increase

Business

WEATHERSFIELD — Arconic Inc. reported a slight increase for its second quarter of the year over the same period in 2016. The New York-based company, which has a plant in Weathersfield, on Monday reported revenue of $3.3 billion, up 1 percent year over year, for the quarter that ended June ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, second from left, visits Wheatland Tube on Deitz Road in Warren Monday with employees about his push to expand the Buy America Act rules.

Sen. Sherrod Brown pressures president in Warren

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WARREN — It might cost more but it will be an investment in American industry, American jobs and the American economy if the federal government were to buy only American-made products for federal infrastructure jobs, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said. “Sometimes if it is made with American ...

No change in area bank stocks

Business

Local bank stocks started the new week on Monday where they left off last Friday. First Niles Financial stood pat to close at $10.10 per share, while Cortland Bancorp again closed at $17.86 per share.