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Mellencamp showcases talent

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — Someone once told John Mellencamp that if he really wanted to sell his work, he needed to paint still lifes and flowers. “I don’t want to sell paintings that bad,” Mellencamp said. One walk through “John Mellencamp: Expressionist,” which opened Thursday at the Butler ...

Ohio Star Forge to mark anniversary

Business

WARREN — Ohio Star Forge will hold a ribbon cutting for its recently completed expansion in conjunction with the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber at 10 a.m. Saturday at the company’s location, 4000 Mahoning Ave. NW. The company also will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on Saturday. ...

Hartford, Lordstown hold apple festivals

Community News

It’s apple festival time as two Trumbull County communities are holding apple-themed events and activities running today through Sunday. Hartford Township is celebrating its 55th annual apple festival at the intersection of state Routes 7 and 305, while Lordstown Village is marking the ...

Tornado sirens delay students’ release

Local News

WARREN — Tornado sirens were blaring all across Trumbull County Thursday afternoon, just as area schools were letting out for the day. The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued the warning for portions of western Trumbull County and southeastern Geauga County after reports that a ...

Agenda

Community News

• VIENNA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a special meeting 6 p.m. today at the township hall to discuss a contract with Mathews schools for a school resource officer. • BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a special meeting 7:30 a.m. Monday at township hall to discuss police and fire ...

Police seek tips in murder in Niles

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NILES — Police are offering a $10,000 reward for any information that might help lead to the arrest of those responsible for the murder of Arlene Frasca. Frasca, 74, was found dead just before 11 p.m. Oct. 6, 2016, by police at the bottom of the basement stairs inside her home at 1626 ...

Currie to receive new water system

Local News

VIENNA — After high arsenic levels were found in Currie Elementary School’s well water in January 2016, the school will have a new water system installed in a few weeks. Mathews Local School District Superintendent Russell McQuaide said at Wednesday’s board meeting the Ohio ...

Woman arrested in crowbar attack

Local News

LIBERTY — A woman was accused Thursday of assaulting someone with a crowbar that she ordered her child to grab for her. Titanna Floyd, 25, of Youngstown, was arrested just after 12 a.m. on charges of felonious assault, endangering children, assault and obstructing official business. ...

Liberty continues to explore water options

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LIBERTY — Township trustees this week decided to table for further review supporting House Bill 602, also known as the Clean Water Fair Pricing Act. Trustee Jodi Stoyak said the township is seeking fair water pressure and equitable water rates from other communities, and the bill may be ...

Blown transformer blamed for outage

Local News

WARREN — A transformer blew near downtown Warren around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, knocking out power to hundreds of customers, including the Tribune Chronicle on Franklin Street SE ; the Warren Police Department on South Street SE, and Trumbull Regional Medical Center on East Market ...

One dead in two-vehicle crash

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BROOKFIELD — One person died Thursday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 62, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The crash occurred just after 9 a.m. on U.S. Route 62 at Bedford Road when a 2001 Ford Windstar hit a 2014 Mack truck that didn’t stop at a stop sign, a press ...

On the record – Bristol

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WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Doug Seeman, Ramon French and Mark Webb Trustees: • Adopted a policy for usage of the electronic sign at the center on what types of postings shall be permitted. Allowed are emergency information, road closings, high water, sprayings, ...

On the record – Brookfield

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WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Ronda Bonekovic, George Economides and Tim Filipovich ABSENT: Ron Brennan and Kelly Carrier The Board: • Approved an updated policy allowing students to use personal communication devices. Superintendent Velina Jo Taylor said the ...

On the record – Mathews

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WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Tarin Brown, Michele Garman, Rex Rager, Tom Gifford and Jim Pegg The Board: • Heard of plans to repair and replace the bleachers at the football stadium; • Approved increasing substitute classified position wages from minimum ...

On the record — Weathersfield

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WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Aaron Wallace, Cheryl Basista, Mark Bodo, Tim Gleason and Joshua Garris The Board: • Received a $3,000 donation from Dave Sylak of the Mineral Ridge Alumni Association to be used for a scholarship; • Heard from Superintendent ...

Military academy information day set

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WARREN — Women and men interested in joining one of the country’s military academies are invited 9:30 a.m. Saturday to a military academy information day hosted by U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, R-Russell. Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. ...

On the record – Maplewood

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WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Dan Schwartz, Dan Denman, Tami Morrison, Tom Donaldson and Kevin Blair The board: • Approved Karafa’s Landscaping Service of Warren at $320 per school per snow removal this winter. The company will remove snow at the high school in ...

On the record -Newton Falls

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WHAT: Village council meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Joseph Battisti, Tarry Alberini, Phillip Beer, John Baryak, Mark Stimpert and Mayor Lyle Waddell Council: • Heard first reading on an ordinance to adopt sections of the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code that would bring the code ...