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Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple

Julie Fee of Champion holds a photo of her father, Marine Corps veteran Richard Kuszmaul, who died May 8. The flag and the bullets she is holding are from her father’s military burial. Kuszmaul served in the Korean War.

For Memorial Day, family members recall dads’ war stories

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They are dying at an alarming pace, but they are not forgotten. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports: • 372 World War II veterans die every day. It’s estimated of the 16 million men and women who served in the era of WWII, about 1.7 million are left, and there will be less ...

A vision to serve

Business

BAZETTA — Jeff Stosik knows first-hand the difference having the right tool can make for someone who is visually impaired. Stosik, 63, of Howland, was born with Kalnienk vision, also known as tunnel vision, or the loss of peripheral vision. “I’ve learned a lot over the years ...

Service to honor fallen police officers

Community News

HONOR FALLEN OFFICERS: The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 12 Frank Spano Chapter in Warren will hold a prayer service and hanging of the wreath 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Police Memorial Marker by the log cabin across from Courthouse Square, Mahoning Avenue, Warren. The event will honor fallen ...

Police blotters: Cortland, Champion, Newton Falls

Police Blotters

Cortland Police activity reported May 12-25: May 25, 8:31 p.m. — An intoxicated person was reported at Circle K. 7:23 p.m. — A suspicious person was reported walking on the railroad tracks just north of Bradley-Brownlee Road. 4:04 p.m. — A traffic crash was reported in the 200 ...

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LaVerne Dietzel

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — LaVerne Dietzel, 78, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, May 25, 2017, after a two- month illness of pulmonary fibrosis. She was born Nov. 29, 1938, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late John and Dorothy Krichbaum Dietzel. LaVerne graduated from Boardman High School and ...

Attorney speaks of teen girl’s closed case

Local News

WARREN — The attorney for Bresha Meadows said he was reluctant to represent the teen accused of murdering her father until a jail cell meeting two nights after the July 28, 2016, shooting. “She didn’t know what was going on,” said Cleveland attorney Ian Friedman. “She was a little ...

State launches initiative to help businesses stay safer

Business

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Public Safety has launched a new effort to help keep businesses safer. The My Safer Ohio Business clearinghouse, established in partnership with the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, provides businesses with resources and information that can be used to ...

Tribune Chronicle / Bob Coupland
Devon Johnson of Bristol, a junior at Trumbull Career and Technical Center, shoots basketballs at the Dribble for a Cause fundraiser at Bristol High School to benefit the Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation. Participants had to dribble basketballs for a period of time.

Junior hits court to fight cancer

Community News

BRISTOL — Bristol resident Devon Johnson said his grandfather passed away from cancer four years ago and he wanted to do something to help those who are battling cancer. The high school junior who attends Trumbull Career and Technical Center hosted a Dribble for a Cause fundraiser at ...

Kushner sought secret back channel to Russians

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat. Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak ...

Businesses hiring find vets are dedicated and capable

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers. “When you say, ‘I need you to do this right now,’ they get it done and get it done well,” says Smith, a former Marine who is CEO of Government ...

Union riflemen prepare to fire during a battle at the Civil War re-enactment, which is part of the encampment event. There also is crafts, food, music and open houses at several of the village buildings.

Civil War era comes to life in Burton

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BURTON — Visitors were taken back in time to the Civil War with an encampment and a battle re-enactment Saturday at the Century Village Museum. At a battle near an encampment organized by the Geauga County Historical Society, groups of Union and Confederate infantry exchanged musket fire as ...

Dan Cutler as Chief Cornstalk

Warren program sheds light on American Indian

Local News

WARREN — Scholar Dan Cutler will provide visitors to Ohio Chautauqua in Warren a look at an often overlooked perspective of America’s history — American Indian history. He will portray Chief Cornstalk, a prominent leader of the Shawnee nation prior to the American Revolution who lived ...

Orange-barrel summer returns to Interstate 80

Local News

WARREN — With the Memorial Day weekend here, Mahoning Valley motorists are facing their second summer of driving woes along the construction zone of Interstate 80 in Trumbull County. And businesses in Liberty and Girard are also growing weary of the orange barrels and ramp closures. As ...

Food ‘theft’ leads to camera use

Local News

AUSTINTOWN — An employee with Austintown Intermediate School’s Food Service Department was disciplined for installing a camera in the school’s food pantry, according to Superintendent Vincent Colaluca. The incident happened in late April or early May, when Principal Jeff Swavel was ...

Culvert work closes road

Local News

HARTFORD — Bushnell Campbell Road between Spencer Clark Road and Everett Hull Road in Hartford will be closed Tuesday through Friday for a culvert replacement. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office said the recommended detour is west on state Route 305, north on Warner Road and east on ...

ODOT to close Liberty roads

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LIBERTY — There will be several road closures affecting motorists in Liberty this summer, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Pleasant Valley Road between Anderson Morris Road and Smith-Stewart Road is closed through late July for a bridge replacement. The detour is ...

Niles man charged in fatal shooting

Local News

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — The Niles man arrested in connection with a Monday fatal shooting in Pepper Pike has been charged, according to Pepper Pike police. Matthew Stecher, 40, faces charges of voluntary manslaughter and drug trafficking. At his arraignment last week, no pleas were ...

Trumbull County courts

Local News

Cases closed in Trumbull County May 15 to 20: CLOSED WOOD, NICOLLE M. vs. WOOD, BRIAN F. PRESCO, DANIELLE R. vs. PRESCO, SCOTT A. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR TRUMBULL COUNTY OHIO vs. MARUCCI & GAFFNEY EXCAVATING CO et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TREASURER, TRUMBULL ...

Warren expected to get new post office

Local News

99 years ago in 1918: l Warren was planning the construction of a new post office and local heroes saw themselves in pictures. The business of the local post office had entirely outgrown the building and it was necessary to rent additional quarters. Postmaster Brown utilized the basement ...

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GED graduates Gene Barr of Warren, left, and Misty Allen of Niles perform the tradition of moving their tassels across their mortorboards Friday as they graduate at Trumbull County Take Flight on Elm Road in Warren.

Young, old receive their GEDs

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WARREN — A diverse group of students received their GEDs Friday, with their reasons as varied as their backgrounds. Approximately 14 people were honored in a ceremony at the Trumbull County Take Flight facility on Elm Road NE in Warren, including young people who were unable to complete ...