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One last lap in Champion

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Champion Middle School eighth-grader Tyler Rupe, 14, and other eighth-graders take their final lap around the school Tuesday and are congratulated by other students at the school. Tuesday was the last day students will attend the middle school and Central Elementary, which will be demolished ...

Students visit NASA Glenn

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YOUNGSTOWN — Seniors from the Choffin Career and Technical Center visited the NASA Glenn Research Center on May 14 as part of the Gaining Traction on Mars Competition. Choffin’s team — Rhea Dowell-Betts, Lorenzo Flowers, Silas Elder and Samuel Nazario Rivera — designed 3D parts for ...

DI Team heading to global finals

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HOWLAND —A Howland High School Destination Imagination team is heading this week to compete at global finals at University of Tennessee. The Super Smash Bros and Princess Peach team includes seniors Taylor Cook, 18, Robert Carr, 18, Liam McGee, 18, Kyle Rhine, 18, junior Daniel Hardy, ...

Court ruling clears way for Auto Parkit

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YOUNGSTOWN — The road is being cleared for Warren native Christopher Alan to purchase the former Delphi Packard Electric building from a bankruptcy court trustee for an estimated $455,000. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Kay Woods approved a request by trustee Richard Zellers to begin a direct ...

TBEIC to hold founders exchange event June 25

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WARREN — The Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center will host a founders exchange event 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 25 at the Speakeasy Lounge. The cost of attendance is $25 per person. Guests will include Jeff Gargas, co-founder of Progressive Mastery Learning & The Grid Method; Dennis Schiraldi, ...

Canoe City ceremony set

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RIBBON CUTTING: A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held noon Friday at Canoe City MetroParks, 75 North Leavitt Road NW, Leavittsburg, to showcase newest improvements. The location includes kayak rentals. RETIREES MEET TODAY: Retirees of Local 717 will meet 11 a.m. today at the union hall. Guest ...

Goldsteins Furniture closing its doors

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After serving the Valley for more than a century, Goldsteins Furniture is closing its stores in Niles, Boardman and Hermitage. The stores will be re-branded Levin Furniture stores in the fall. Steve Goldstone, president and CEO of Goldsteins Furniture, said market conditions played a big ...

Local human resources group earns recognition

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The Western Reserve Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management has been awarded the EXCEL Gold Award for the group’s accomplishments in 2017. The WRC-SHRM, begun in 1997, serves human resource professionals in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. The local chapter includes ...

Agenda

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• TRUMBULL COUNTY COMMISSIIONERS will meet 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for regular meeting in commissioners hearing room. • TRUMBULL METROPARKS will meet 4:30 p.m. today at the offices , 185 E. Market St., Warren. • HOWLAND TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 6 p.m. today at township hall. • WARREN ...

HVAC repair bids sought in Niles

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NILES — City council took emergency action Tuesday during a special meeting to seek bids for replacement of the heating and air conditioning system at the Safety Services building. Funding for the repairs will come from a $1.6 million bond council approved last year for critical repairs ...

Local bank stocks mixed

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Cortland Bancorp continued its upward trend in trading Tuesday, gaining 51 cents to close at $22 per share. First Niles Financial held steady again to close at $9.80 per share.

Recycling bins ousted in Bazetta

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BAZETTA — Because of continued problems with people dumping garbage and non-recyclable items at the recycling containers, township trustees voted Tuesday to have them permanently removed, effective June 4. The bins, located near the township hall off state Route 5, are provided by the ...

Specific plans to save township park revealed

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BAZETTA — Members of the Bazetta Park Board and local sporting and athletic groups will be working together this summer seeking donations, holding fundraisers and distributing information on keeping the township park open. A 0.25-mill, five-year additional levy for parks and recreation ...

Shooting accident sends one to hospital

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NILES — A man was accidentally shot Sunday by his friend on Roberts Street. Steven Pence, 24, of Warren, was shot by friend William Stefan, 24, of Roberts Street, a police report states. Stefan told police he was showing Pence, who was seated in a van, the 40 caliber Smith & Wesson when ...

Orange barrels, tires caught fire in Warren

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WARREN — The cause of an orange construction barrel and tire fire Monday at an industrial property remains under investigation. Firefighters were initially called just before 9:30 p.m. about what was thought to be a brush fire on Niles Road that turned out to be a fire behind Shelley and ...

Patrol investigates two-vehicle accident

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FOWLER — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car crash over the weekend on state Route 305 that sent both drivers to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Reports state Arlene Hofius, 77, of Fowler, was backing out of a private residence 10:45 p.m. Sunday and became disabled ...

Congressman Ryan to hold town hall

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YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, will hold a town hall 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 29 in Room 132 of DeBartolo Hall at Youngstown State University. The event will be moderated by Derek Steyer.

Austintown Fitch given ‘purple star’

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AUSTINTOWN — Fitch High School has been named a “purple star” school by the Ohio Department of Education. The award is given as recognition of a major commitment to students and families connected to the armed forces. The school has had lunch with a veteran, veteran appreciation ...

Woman rescues family from fire

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WARREN — A woman awakened by the sound of a smoke detector at about 2:30 a.m. Monday was able to wake her teen boys and her brother as flames snaked up the front porch of the house. Deborah Croff first thought she was having a bad dream when she heard the the piercing noise of the smoke ...

Tues. 5 p.m.: Fire damages Howland home

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HOWLAND - A bedroom fire caused an estimated $12,000 in smoke damage this afternoon to a Hunters Trail home. Howland and Cortland fire departments responded to the fire at 8443 Hunters Trail SE earlier today. Crews encountered smoke in the house and a fire in a bedroom. One of the home's ...