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Drivers expected to increase

Business

WARREN — Americans are expected to travel in record numbers over the year-end holiday season despite this year’s increased gas prices. Some 107.3 million people, according to AAA projections, will travel between Saturday and Jan. 1, marking a 3.1 percent increase when compared to last ...

Scout collects band instruments

Community News

HUBBARD — Wanting to help other band students who may not have musical instruments or who may need replacements, a local Boy Scout held a band instrument drive to replenish the number available. Isaac Coxson, a senior at Hubbard High School, said the two-week band instrument drive for his ...

Warren

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Dec. 4-10: Dec. 10, 6:38 p.m. — Kellyanne Barton, 26, was arrested in the 500 block of Kenilworth SE on charges of resisting arrest and felonious assault. 4:25 p.m. — Theft reported in the 100 block of Logan Avenue SE. 4:21 p.m. — Theft reported in the 2500 ...

JFK High gets $100,000 grant

Community News

SEEING EYE FUNDS HELP SCHOOL RENOVATION: The Cafaro Foundation made a $100,000 grant presentation to John F. Kennedy High School in Warren, which will be used to renovate the school’s former woodshop into a new music room. The project is part of an enhanced band program. The grant is a ...

Bazetta

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Nov. 26 to Dec. 9: Dec. 9, 6:26 p.m. — Menacing reported in the 2100 block of Millennium Boulevard. 3:39 p.m. — Vehicle crash without injuries reported in the area of state Route 5 and Millennium Boulevard. 2:38 p.m. — A woman, 28, of Warren, was arrested on ...

Howland

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Nov. 21-30: Nov. 30, 5:25 p.m. — Accident reported on Elm Road. 2:56 p.m. — Theft reported in the 1800 block of Niles Cortland Road. 9:40 a.m. — Menacing reported in the 3400 block of Elm Road. 9:16 a.m. — Theft from a vehicle reported in the 2400 ...

Girard

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Dec. 7-11: Dec. 11, 7:39 p.m. — A boy, 14, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence at 228 S. Davis St. after reports a boy slammed his brother on the floor during a fight about a gaming system. 11:25 a.m. — A a woman at 1632 Squaw Creek Drive reported ...

Liberty

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Dec. 6-11: Dec. 11, 10:45 a.m. — A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a Wise Foods work truck parked at 1061 Trumbull Ave. 12:40 a.m. — Billy R. Morrow Jr., 27, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct after reports a man was lying in front of ...

Cortland

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Nov. 17- Dec. 7: Dec. 7 , 9:20 p.m — Possible damaging reported in the 500 block of South Mecca Street. 2:46 p.m. — Custody dispute reported at Lakeview Middle School. 12:45 p.m. — Identity fraud reported. Dec. 5, 5:12 p.m. — Distraught subject reported ...

Tribune Chronicle / Jon Wysochanski
Police take a man into custody outside a home on John Street in Niles Friday afternoon after the man was found hiding out there following a robbery at PNC Bank in Liberty and a police chase. The man, identified by Liberty police Sgt. Ray Buhala as Michael Scott Williams, 36, was booked into the Trumbull County Jail on charges of robbery, receiving stolen property and failure to comply.

Liberty bank robbery suspect caught in Niles

Local News

NILES — After a bank in Liberty was robbed Friday afternoon, police from several agencies quickly found the suspect hiding in a house on John Street. The PNC Bank on Belmont Avenue at Churchill Road was robbed around 3:30 p.m. by a white man in his 30s with blond hair, a brown jacket and a ...

Man hurt in home invasion

Local News

WARREN — A man was assaulted Friday by two men who entered his home and stole his dog, according to a police report. Police were called just before 11 a.m. to 473 Washington St. NE regarding the home invasion, the report states. Warren police Sgt. Jeff Orth, who was at the scene with ...

Ex-substitute teacher accused of child porn

Local News

WARREN — A former Liberty Local Schools substitute teacher was arrainged Friday on numerous child pornography charges. Michael Mattocks, 31, of Youngstown, pleaded not guilty in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Wyatt McKay’s court to eight counts of illegal use of minors in ...

Local autoworkers distribute food, toys

Local News

LORDSTOWN — Shayna Logan was surprised, but grateful, that someone had referred her to United Auto Workers Local 1714 this year for some holiday assistance. The Warren woman has two children and one on the way. On Friday, UAW Local 1714 members greeted her at the union hall on Salt Springs ...

Fire destroys Newton home

Local News

NEWTON TOWNSHIP — A fire destroyed a home Friday morning in Newton. No one was injured in the blaze, said Mary Hostetler, a resident at 82 Queens Drive. Only her husband was home and he was able to rescue the family dog, she said. Family and friends are helping until the Red Cross ...

Transit board: Feds’ visit went well

Local News

WARREN — Trumbull County Transit Board officials and attorneys said an unusual site visit from Federal Transit Authority representatives went well. The representatives of the FTA interviewed each board member, transit contractor Community Bus Services and the administrator with follow up ...

Officer cleared in use-of-force case

Local News

NILES — An officer was justified in trying to fire his gun as a car backed into him in November while he was responding to a bar fight, police said. Police were called to DJ’s Lounge, 603 W. Federal St., just before 1:30 a.m. Nov. 25 regarding a large fight with a possible firearm ...

St. William Parish finishes $800K addition

Local News

CHAMPION — Congregation members and staff at St. William Parish, 5431 Mahoning Ave., will be able to use the new areas of the parish building with the completion of an $800,000 addition at the front entrance. The Rev. Michael Balash, pastor, said the staff will be moving into the new ...

Religion events

Local News

CHRISTIAN SERVICE: Blessed Sacrament Parish in Warren will have its members prepare and serve meals 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the St. Vincent de Paul dining hall in Niles. The group meets on the third Saturday of each month. WOMEN OF FAITH: Women of Faith Minister’s Wives and Widows will ...

Live Nativities

Local News

Local churches will hold live Nativities for the Christmas season. • Trinity Lutheran Church, 56 N. Chestnut Ave., Niles, will hold a live Nativity 6 to 8 p.m. today and Sunday. • New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave. SE, Niles, will hold a live Nativity 7 to 8 p.m. ...