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Tribune Chronicle / Renee Fox
Lisa Manente and Patricia DelGenio tie blue ribbons to the trees Sunday outside the Girard Police Department to honor Girard police officer Justin Leo, 31, who was shot and killed Saturday night. Leo and another police officer responded to 408 Indiana Ave. for a domestic violence call. Leo died just before midnight in surgery at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Both women said they are connected to law enforcement through their families and felt the need to do something after learning about Leo’s death.

Doing what he loved

Local News

GIRARD — A Girard police officer killed while responding to a report of domestic violence died doing what he loved — serving the community — and was prepared to die in that service, his parents said. Officer Justin Leo, 31, was shot just after 10 p.m. Saturday at 408 Indiana Ave., ...

Tribune Chronicle / Bob Coupland
Jade Sweitzer, a senior at Mathews High School, weighs a fish at the outdoor land lab off Cadwallader Sonk Road in Vienna. Biology students are doing testing and population study of the fish in the pond once per week at the site.

Mathews students learn at outdoor lab

Community News

VIENNA — Mathews High School biology students are spending one day per week when weather permits studying the fish population at the outdoor learning lab behind the school district administration building. Juniors and seniors in advanced biology / science teachers Jared Terlecky and Doug ...

Police blotters: Girard

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Oct. 7-16 Oct. 16, 9:47 a.m. — A man reported his work truck was stolen from 152 Morris Ave. 7:01 a.m. — A disturbance was reported at 65 Morris Ave. 3:47 a.m. — A car reported stolen was found after a crash in the woods off Mosier Road and other stolen ...

Woman IDs suspect

Local News

GIRARD — While investigators have not confirmed the name of the man suspected of shooting and killing a Girard police officer Saturday, the woman who owns the home where the shooting occurred said it was her boyfriend, Jason Marble. “The police officer was there to protect me and my kids, ...

Together again

Michael A. Padula Sr. 1925-2017

Local News

WILLIAMSFIELD — Michael A. Padula Sr., 92, of Williamsfield, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Washington Square Health Care Center in Warren. He was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Leavittsburg, a son of Felix A. and Maria Colasacinno Padula. A resident of Williamsfield since 1995, Mr. Padula was ...

Someplace Safe to host Unity Day

Community News

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS EVENT: Someplace Safe is hosting its 23rd annual Unity Day observance at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Kent State-Trumbull auditorium in the classroom / administration building, 4314 Mahoning Ave., NW, Champion. Unity Day is celebrated in October which is ...

Tribune Chronicle / Guy Vogrin
Viola McClimans, left, a freshman at Girard High School, and Hunter Patrick, attend a vigil Sunday evening for Girard police officer Justin Leo, 31, who was shot and killed Saturday night.

Over a thousand in Girard support police during vigil

Local News

GIRARD — The illuminated sign outside the high school Sunday evening flashed the words: Girard Strong. More than 1,000 people put those words into action by turning out for an impromptu vigil at Arrowhead Stadium to honor fallen police officer Justin Leo, who was shot to death Saturday at ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
U.S. Navy veteran Michael Salcone, 93, of Warren shows a photo of the ship he served on during World War II.

Vet recalls the good, the unusual and the horrible

Local News

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a weekly series published every Monday between Memorial Day and Veterans Day honoring local veterans. WARREN — Michael Salcone will never forget his experiences during World War II: the good, the unusual and the horrible. Salcone, 93, who worked four decades ...

Special to the Tribune Chronicle
Andrew Rockway writes down answers from the round tables at the Your Voice Mahoning Valley meeting Sunday at the Boys & Girls Club in Youngstown.

Group tackles opioid problem

Heroin epidemic

YOUNGSTOWN — Some had battled addiction themselves. Others have family members who are addicted. Still, others tackle the topic of addiction every day in their work as journalists, anti-drug advocates and recovery professionals. Individuals representing all of these perspectives came ...

Old Avalon Club Pro Jeff Myers stands on the improved  #17 Par 5 fairway  with the green in the background...by R. Michael Semple

Things on course at Old Avalon

Local News

HOWLAND — The Old Avalon Golf Course is starting to get up to par for the first time in years. The 129-acre course, which opened in 1928, is owned by Warren and leased to operator Larry Petrozzi, who said he’s spent more than $100,000 to better the course, including improvements to the ...

TMH, other hospitals get name change

Local News

WARREN — The new owner of several area hospitals, including Trumbull Memorial Hospital, said it is changing their names and branding. Trumbull Memorial will become Trumbull Regional Medical Center; Northside Medical Center in Youngstown will be named Northside Regional Medical Center; and ...

McKinley returns home just before election

Local News

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. One hundred twenty years ago, President William McKinley returned home to Ohio to promote his new policies for the nation’s economy in the days leading up to ...

Bellas seeks to unseat Brown in Warren 3rd Ward

Local News

WARREN — Seeking to unseat incumbent 3rd Ward Councilman John Brown Jr., Republican Nick Bellas wants to reduce the number of rental properties in the city, increase demolitions and address the city’s budgetary problems. Bellas has served as a part-time police officer in Howland and ...

Four seek seats on Joseph Badger BOE

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KINSMAN — Four candidates are seeking to fill three openings on the Joseph Badger Schools board of education. Seeking the seats are Jerad Sutton, who was appointed in 2016, Jared Klingensmith and two write-in candidates, Susan Kidd and Laisa Thompson. Kidd, Klingensmith and Thompson are all ...

Deadly crash in Mecca

Local News

MECCA — One person is dead and another was badly injured Sunday when a motorcycle struck the back end of a dump truck just before 8 p.m. at the intersection of Hoagland Blackstub Road and state Route 88, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A release from the patrol states the dump ...

Deadly crash in Mecca

Local News

MECCA — One person is dead and another was badly injured Sunday when a motorcycle struck the back end of a dump truck just before 8 p.m. at the intersection of Hoagland Blackstub Road and state Route 88, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A release from the patrol states the dump ...

Tribune Chronicle / Renee Fox
Jennifer Burr said she wants to to see an end to the Riverview Motel on Parkman Road in Warren, where her daughter, Emily R. Burr, in photo at right, died of a suspected drug overdose in August. She was laid to rest during the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Emily Burr’s daughter, now 6, appears in the smaller photograph with Emily in photo at left.

The ones they leave behind

Local News

WARREN — With a record number of people lost to accidental drug overdoses in Trumbull County last year and so many others unable to parent because they are using drugs or locked up for addiction-related crime, more and more families are raising children in a non-traditional way. Each ...

Girard police Officer Justin Leo was shot and killed responding to a police call late Saturday evening.

Sun. 9:45 a.m.: Girard officer killed on duty is identified

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GIRARD - Girard police Officer Justin Leo, 31, has been identified as the officer who died in the line of duty late Saturday night, sources have confirmed. Leo and another officer were responding to a call for a suicidal male at 408 Indiana Ave. after 10 p.m. When police arrived, a man inside ...

Government survey ranks Ohio No. 7

Business

It’s no surprise to Jonathan Woodford that a new government survey ranks Ohio at No. 7 in the nation when it comes to its number of organic farms. Woodford, who operates SugarWood Acres — the West Farmington farm his great-grandparents established that his family still owns — has seen ...