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Tim Ryan hopeful YARS will get new C-130s

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VIENNA — The Youngstown Air Reserve Station is well-positioned to receive four next-generation C-130J Super Hercules aircraft that will be bought with $300 million in a defense spending bill before Congress, said a hopeful U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan. “This will go to the (U.S.) Air Force ...

Trumbull jobless rate falls

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WARREN — Trumbull County’s unemployment rate fell 1.3 percent in April, yet the county continued to climb the list of highest jobless rates among counties in Ohio. Trumbull County, with its 5.3 percent unemployment rate, now ranks third among the 88 counties. In March, its 6.6 percent ...

Wolves Club honors students

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HOWLAND — Twelve local high school students were recognized and presented $44,000 in scholarships from the Trumbull County Chapter of the American Association of Wolves who since 1984 have given $500,000 to help students further their educations. Some of the students were presented ...

Two Newton Falls councilmen abstain from annexation vote

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NEWTON FALLS — Two councilmen who are usually on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to voting both abstained from voting on an ordinance involving future annexation into the village. The ordinance passed Monday with a 3-0 vote, with councilmen John Baryak, 2nd Ward, and Tarry ...

Old-time event set for Champion

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SKATING DANCE EVENT: The Focus Building in Warren will present Roll Bounce Old-School Skate and Dance Party 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday at the Champion Skate, 5040 Mahoning Ave. NW, for adults only. The event will feature top urban dance music from the 1960s to 1980s made popular in the Roll Bounce ...

Daycare rapist’s parole hearing delayed

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WARREN — A parole hearing for a man who raped and molested children at a day care — a man the Trumbull County prosecutor said should “die in prison” — was continued for four years. Clyde Bush, 69, has been in prison for 29 years, after admitting to raping or molesting 10 children ...

Agenda

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• NEWTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES have rescheduled their meeting to 6:30 p.m. today at the township hall. • LORDSTOWN BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 6 p.m. today at the high school media center. • GIRARD BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold a special meeting noon Thursday at the superintendent’s ...

Senators want local law officers to go high tech

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YOUNGSTOWN — Ohio’s two U.S. senators want to give local and state law enforcement access to the same high-tech devices border patrol and customs agents have to identify dangerous drugs at U.S. ports. U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, are among several senators ...

YSU grad says a couple made the difference

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NILES — Mineral Ridge resident Christine Snipes said when she was 15 and pregnant, a foster couple took her in and made all the difference in her life. Snipes later became the first African American to graduate with a doctorate of physical therapy degree from Youngstown State University. ...

Eagle district starts levy talk

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HUBBARD — The Eagle Joint Fire District began levy discussions Monday to hire part-time firefighters. Several volunteer firefighters attended the meeting to discuss the possibility of a levy with the fire district board and fire Chief Ron Stanish. “People were shocked that we don’t ...

Lordstown pays schools $72,000 in income taxes

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LORDSTOWN — As part of a shared income tax agreement with the village, the Lordstown Exempted Village School District will receive more than $72,000. Village council Monday passed two motions approving paying the district $46,637 for the income taxes generated in 2018 from employees at ...

Body found in river at park

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WARREN — A body was found on the banks of the Mahoning River at Perkins Park Tuesday evening, according to police. Firefighters and police officers arrived on the scene around 7:30 p.m. after someone attending a nearby softball game saw the body, police said. The fire department pulled ...

On the record – Cortland

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WHAT: City Council regular meeting Monday PRESENT: Deidre Petrosky, Patti Keller, Kevin Piros, Kathy Fleischer, James Edwards, Don Moore and Scott Rowley Council: • Approved an amendment in the contract with Republic Services of Youngstown that will raise the rate for garbage removal ...

Man pleads in BB assault case

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WARREN — A man accused of lying about a robbery to explain away BB gun wounds inflicted on a woman after she refused to have sex with him pleaded guilty to five charges Tuesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Nicholas Chronister, 30, of Cortland, pleaded guilty before Judge ...

Man pleads in child porn case

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WARREN — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a 20-count indictment charging him with possessing, making or distributing child pornography, according to a Trumbull County assistant prosecutor. Daniel J. Scharmer, 43, Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield, pleaded to 17 counts of pandering sexually ...

Woman robbed while walking

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WARREN — A woman walking to her home at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday was robbed by a man who pointed a small black gun at her, demanding whatever cash she had on her person, according to a police report. Na’Kiayha L. Warfield, 21, told police she was walking on Adelaide Avenue SE from a gas ...

Police probe threat at school

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WARREN — A 13-year-old girl at Jefferson PK-8 School was threatened by another student around 11:45 a.m. Monday, according to a police report. The report states the student threatened to kill the girl. No age or sex of the other student was listed on the report. Parents of both ...