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Wed. 5:20 pm: Commissioners adjust bed tax allocation again

WARREN ­ Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday - for the second time in less than a year - amended the allocation of the county's 5 percent lodging tax, this time restoring the county Convention and Tourism Bureau the half percent the board took away last August. The move ­ as of ...

Wed. 9 pm: Council may explore Old Avalon sale

WARREN - Council is considering revisiting the idea of selling the Old Avalon Golf Course at the recommendation of the Citizens Committee that agreed to support the 0.5-percent income tax increase. Dick Thomas, who led the discussion between council and the citizens group on Wednesday, ...

Tues. 7:35 pm: Speed camera revenue funding street paving in Girard

GIRARD - After reviewing the condition of streets throughout the city to find which need the most work, city council will proceed with a $422,100 paving project this summer. Mayor James Melfi said Monday the city received a $164,600 Ohio Public Works grant covering 39 percent of the project ...

Tues. 9:30 pm: Niles man on trial in attack

WARREN - A Howland woman testified on Tuesday she thought she was going to die when her ex-boyfriend broke into her mobile home and attacked her in August. The 51-year-old woman was the first witness in the trial of Cecil Flenner, 42, 176 Potomac St., Niles, who is facing charges of two ...

Mon. 12:30 p.m.: Niles, Youngstown meetings canceled

A meeting of the Niles city Utilities Committee, previously scheduled for 5 p.m. today, has been canceled, according to the mayor's office. The Youngstown Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday also has been canceled, according to the city schools' spokeswoman. No rescheduled dates ...

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, accompanied by the committee's ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 27, 2017. Senate Democrats forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mon. 2:15 p.m.: Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats today forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, announced that, as ...

Sun. 10:14 p.m.: Hearing to resume for death row inmate

COMING MONDAY: Testimony is expected to continue Friday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on the hearing to decide whether death row inmate Andre Williams in constitutionally eligible to be executed. Expected to testify this week are three lay witness for the defense, who are all ...

Sun. 10:23 p.m.: Changes coming to Warren’s garbage pickup

COMING MONDAY: Warren city residents and property owners no longer will be allowed to dump piles of debris curbside for free pick-up under legislation proposed by council last week. The legislation would require people with city garbage accounts to rent a roll-off container if their household ...

Sun. 10:28 p.m.: Fowler Market takes over old Neal school

COMING MONDAY: Jessica Gollan remembers the day life changed for her and her young family. Gollan, a part-time officer with the Fowler Police Department, said her husband, Doug, talked her going to an auction on Oct. 31, 2015. "We brought our baby boy Doug III, who was dressed as a monkey," ...

Fri. 2 p.m.: Confidence waning of health care bill’s passage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is no longer expressing confidence that the upcoming House vote on health care will be successful. Instead, spokesman Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump is confident that the White House has done "every single thing possible" to corral the 216 votes ...

Fri. 3:50 p.m.: House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump ...

Fri. 8 pm: Austintown racino expansion to start Monday

AUSTINTOWN - Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course is increasing the size of its gaming floor, allowing for the addition of 50 new video lottery terminals. The move, which marks the Austintown facility's second expansion since it opened in September 2014, will bring the total ...

Thur. 4:30 p.m.: Health care vote delayed until Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders have postponed a vote on their health care until Friday. Prospects for the Republicans' showcase health care bill had looked grimmer by the minute today despite Trump's personal lobbying of conservatives. That still left the legislation short of the ...

Slideshow: 2017 Community Stars

A compilation of images from the March 21, 2017, Trumbull County Community Stars banquet presented by the Tribune Chronicle and Trumbull 100.

Wed. 11:30 a.m.: Firefighters battle Brookfield blaze

BROOKFIELD - Firefighters remain on the scene of house fire at 931 Judson Road SE where they were dispatched shortly after 9 a.m. today. Police said a relative of the home's residents called 911 to report the house was on fire and black smoke was coming from the windows. The residents were ...

Wed. noon: Motorist dies after sliding off state Route 82

BAZETTA - A motorist died after being involved in a crash early today in the area of state Route 82 at Elm Road here. The person's identity has not yet been released. State Highway patrol Troopers said the motorist slid off the road around 6 a.m., exited the vehicle and called to report the ...

Wed., 12:23pm: Officer stabbed at UK Parliament; report of car rampage

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament was locked down today after an attacker stabbed an officer and was then shot by police, and witnesses said a vehicle struck several people on the nearby Westminster Bridge. London police said they were treating the attack as a "terrorist incident until we ...