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Mon. 10:58: Water problem closes Howland Middle School today

HOWLAND — Howland Middle School students were sent home for the day because of very low water pressure in the building, according to the Warren City Warren Department. The problem is in a private water line which is off the road, not a water main break, so there is no disruption to traffic ...

Mon. 11:13 a.m.: Update – Water problem closes Howland Middle School today

HOWLAND — Howland Middle School students were sent home for the day because a water line problem, according to schools Superintendent Kevin Spicher. A line going into the school ruptured, causing flooding in the parking lot and very low water pressure in the school. “We have people working ...

Mon. 1:05 a.m.: Charles Manson dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charles Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind the 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and 6 others, has died, according to the Associated Press. Manson was serving several life sentences at Corcoran State Prison in California when he fell ill and was moved to a ...

Sun. 8:40 p.m.: Flood warning issued for Eagle Creek

BRACEVILLE - The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood warning for the Eagle Creek at Phalanx Station with forecasts for minor flooding. This evening, reports indicated the water stage was at 9.3 feet, nearing flood stage of 9.5 feet. The water is expected to rise above ...

On the record – Bazetta

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Paul Hovis, Frank Parke and Ted Webb Trustees: • Agreed not to have a hearing for ALDI’s liquor permit request; • Increased IT specialist Joel Davis’ wage by $3.20, for a total of $28.50 per hour, with back pay from July 2. The ...

Tues. 1:35 p.m.: Warren man held on $1 million bond

WARREN - A city man indicted last week on a 27-count indictment alleging rapes of two women here, was arraigned today in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Keion Stella, 35, of Dunstan Drive NW, appeared in orange coveralls before Judge Andrew D. Logan, who set bond at $1 million. Stella ...

Thur. 12:33 p.m.: Police identify shooting victim

WARREN - Police have identified the man shot to death Wednesday as Charles Parisi Jr. Parisi, 29, of Youngstown, was shot just before 4:30 p.m. on Deerfield Avenue SW near the corner of Surfwood Circle SW while riding his motorcycle, according to police. The shooting happened as a school bus ...

Thur. 3:14 p.m.: Hamad given life with chance of parole after 30 years

WARREN - Convicted murdered Nasser Hamad was sentenced today to life in prison with the chance of parole after 30 years for killing two people and wounding three others in a shooting Feb. 25 outside his home in Howland. Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald J. Rice followed the jury's ...

Wed. 10:20 a.m.: Jury declines death penalty for Hamad

WARREN - A jury recommended Nasser Hamad be sentenced to life in prison with a chance at being paroled in 30 years. Hamad, 48, was convicted of killing two people and wounding three others during a Feb. 25 shooting outside his home on state Route 46 in Howland. Trumbull County Common Pleas ...

Tue. 8:37 p.m.: Shaker ahead in Niles court race, Niles schools levy failing

NILES - Early returns from the Trumbull County Board of Elections show Chris Shaker has nearly a two-to-one lead over Kara A. Stanford in the race for judge of Niles Municipal Court. Shaker has 63 percent to Stanford's 36 percent, the returns show. Also in Niles, an additional 9.25-mill ...

Tue. 8:50 p.m.: Incumbent at-large members of council winning in Warren

WARREN - The three incumbent at-large members of council, all Democrats, have substantial leads over the lone Republican vying for one of the three available seats. Eddie Colbert and Helen Rucker each have 29 percent of the vote, and Daniel J. Sferra, 26 percent, according to early returns ...

Tue. 8:52 p.m.: Martuccio, Moliterno, Ryser lead Girard at-large seats

GIRARD — Lily Martuccio, John Moliterno and William Ryser are the leading vote-getters so far for three open Girard City Council at-large seats. Martiuccio so far has 27.4 percent of the votes, Moliterno 24.8 and Ryser 23.9 percent of the votes in unofficial results. Dan Moadus, 13.4 ...

Tue. 9:01 p.m.: Lastic, Profato, McNaughton winning Niles at-large race

NILES - The city's former safety service director is trailing in a four-person race for three at-large seats on city council here. Incumbent Michaesl A. Lastic is leading with 29 percent of the vote, and coming in third, another incumbent, Ryan McNaughton, with 22.8 percent, early results ...

Tue. 9:04 p.m.: Brookfield zoning plan builds a lead in election results

BROOKFIELD — With seven precincts reporting, a proposed zoning plan for Brookfield Township is passing, 58.6 percent to 41.4 percent. With one precinct reporting, an additional 2.5-mill levy for roads in Farmington Township is failing 77.4 percent to 22.6 percent. In Gustavus, a 2-mill ...

Tue. 9:23 p.m.: Local liquor options passing handily in election results

Local options for liquor sales are faring well in today's general election. With 90 of all 158 Trumbull County precincts counted, here are the latest results: An option for Sunday sales of alcohol in Niles precinct 2A is passing, 71.9 percent to 28.1 percent. An option for Sunday sales in ...

Tue. 9:33 p.m.: Brookfield zoning, Girard senior levy hold leads in elections

With more votes counted, a proposed zoning plan for Brookfield Township continues to pass, 54.1 percent to 45.9 percent, but its lead has shrunk slightly in incomplete voting results. In Girard, a 1.8-mill renewal levy for Girard City Senior Services has a huge lead, with 80.3 percent for to ...

Tue. 10:38 p.m.: Incumbent, newcomer, take seats on Newton Falls council

NEWTON FALLS — An incumbent for council at-large will serve again and a fresh face to politics will take the 1st Ward seat, according to general election results Tuesday. With 56.1 percent of votes, Tarry Alberini, incumbent, bested former mayor Patrick Layshock's 43.9 percent of the votes ...

Tue. 10:47 p.m.: Incumbents re-elected to Vienna trustee board

VIENNA -- Incumbent trustees Heidi Brown and Richard Dascenzo were the top vote-getters Tuesday in a four-person race for two seats on the Vienna Township Board of Trustees. Incomplete and unofficial results from Tuesday's general election show Dascenzo receiving 38.1 percent of the votes; ...