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Niles mayor fires safety chief

Local News

NILES — Mayor Tom Scarnecchia on Tuesday fired his top aide and over the weekend fired a meter reader accused of stealing gas from the city by allowing his brother to fill up at a city pump. Scarnecchia said Safety Service Director James DePasquale was too much of a “union guy” and not ...

Community Health Systems Inc. reports 5.1 percent revenues drop

Business

WARREN — Community Health Systems Inc., which announced last week it is selling Trumbull Memorial Hospital and other area facilities, said its net operating revenues fell about 5.1 percent last year compared to 2015. Franklin, Tenn-based CHS released its financial and ...

Execution process in Ohio to be reviewed by federal court

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COLUMBUS — A federal appeals court plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio’s lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again. Eight Trumbull County inmates sit on Ohio’s death row, including the only woman, Donna Roberts. ...

Area gas prices rise slightly

Business

WARREN — Average gas prices across the Mahoning Valley rose about 4 cents on Tuesday over the previous week, but remained lower than they were the same time last month. In the Warren-Youngstown area, the average cost for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.07 versus $2.03 the ...

Agenda

Community News

• GIRARD PLANNING COMMISSION will meet 3 p.m. Thursday at mayor’s office in city hall. • LORDSTOWN BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold work session 5 p.m. Thursday in the high school media center. • MAHONING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will meet 10 a.m. Thursday in commissioners’ hearing ...

Dad charged with murder held on $100K bond

Local News

NILES — A man charged with the murder of his 5-week-old daughter is being held on a $100,000 bond, according to Niles Municipal Court records. Matthew Wilson, 32, did not enter a plea to the first-degree felony charge when he was arraigned via video Tuesday in the court, where he is ...

Local bank stocks remain unchanged

Business

Unchanged since the middle of last week, local financial stocks again stood pat Tuesday, with First Niles Financial closing at $10 per share and Cortland Bancorp closing at $18.35 per share. The market was closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day.

Organization looks at creating veterans home

Community News

WARREN — A local organization is reaching out to the community for both volunteers and donations to transform a three-story home on Washington Street NE into a proposed home for veterans. Susan Greisinger, executive director of Trumbull Take Flight, said at a recent open house on the ...

Man gets jail term in Niles break-in

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WARREN — The man convicted on arson charges linked to the August destruction of the Niles McKinley High School Dragon Wagon was convicted Tuesday on charges of felony vandalism and breaking and entering stemming from an earlier incident at a North Bentley Avenue business in Niles. Ricky ...

African-American museum ‘truly great,’ Trump says

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump denounced “bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms” during his first visit to the new Smithsonian black history museum Tuesday. Trump, in remarks after his tour, called the museum “truly great” and said he would be back to ...

Officials open to JEDD discussions

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BRACEVILLE — Township trustees said they are open to meeting with neighboring Newton Falls village to discuss a Joint Economic Development District, but said they are not sure if village officials would be willing to talk. Trustees held a special meeting Tuesday — the first meeting since ...

Appeal filed in assault case

Local News

WARREN — The Johnston, Pa., man who was found guilty by a Trumbull County jury last month of a felony charge connected to the October assault of Brookfield police Chief Daniel Faustino has appealed his conviction to the Ohio 11th District Court of Appeals. A notice of appeal to the appeals ...

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Rebecca Anderson, teen specialist at the Cortland Public Library, stirs chocolate as Hannah Holko pours some on wafers Tuesday evening. Anderson has a session with teens each week and chocolate was the theme since Valentine's Day is in February. Teens could try dark chocolate chili with chili pepper, and chocolate with sstrawberry yogurt, cookies and cream, coconut wafers, even popcorn.

SWEET TRIP TO THE LIBRARY

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Rebecca Anderson, left, teen specialist at the Cortland Branch Library, stirs chocolate as Hannah Holko pours some on wafers Tuesday evening. Anderson has a weekly teen session at the library and chocolate was the theme Tuesday, since Valentine’s Day is in February. Teens could try dark ...

Panel holds first meeting

Local News

WARREN — It was an organizational meeting Tuesday as the newly formed Trumbull County Citizen Budget Review Committee met for the first time. Larry Connelly of Niles, who said he was the oldest member of the 11-member group, said the committee spent most of the time exchanging personal ...

Man sent to prison for 10 months

Local News

WARREN — An indictment on a drug trafficking charge has triggered a probation violation that sent a Warren man to prison for 10 months. Jaylen Dukes, 25, 254 Kenmore Ave. NE, was sentenced Tuesday by Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Andrew D. Logan after Dukes admitted to the probation ...

New trial date set for drug defendant

Local News

WARREN — The special prosecutor trying the case against a Warren man accused of causing last fall’s overdose death of a pregnant Niles woman found a technicality Tuesday that caused the defendant’s trial to be moved up two weeks. Anton Lee Perry, 22, 134 Maryland Ave. NW, appeared for a ...

Man gets prison time for violation

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WARREN — A McDonald man who is a registered sex offender was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in prison after he pleaded guilty to a probation violation stemming from a 2014 conviction on charges of importuning and corrupting another with drugs. David Allen Dean, 23, West Fourth Street, ...

Cortland OKs $168K sidewalk resolution

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CORTLAND — City Council on Tuesday cemented plans to construct nearly $168,000 worth of sidewalks in the area of Lakeview High School and the new elementary and middle school building. Council passed a resolution authorizing Council Clerk Rhonda Horn to advertise for bids for what is being ...