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Wed. 2:05 p.m.: Egypt says signals picked up from doomed plane’s black box

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt said today a French ship has picked up signals from deep under the Mediterranean Sea, presumed to be from one of the black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month, killing all 66 passengers and crew on board.The development raised hopes the plane's flight data and ...

Wed. 8 pm: Customer demand boosts Cruze sales

LORDSTOWN - Customer demand boosted May sales of the locally made Chevrolet Cruze despite its limited availability, said leaders of the automaker that manufactures the popular small car.On Wednesday, General Motors said the all-new Cruze - which went into production at the GM Assembly Plant in ...

Wed. 8:10 pm: County board talking jobs again

WARREN -Trumbull County commissioners have implemented a committee format to interview candidates for two high-level openings in county government.Commissioner Mauro Cantalamessa on Wednesday announced the new policy on a trial basis in the wake of another heated public meeting in which ...

Wed. 10:40 pm: Niles officer returns to payroll

NILES - Council members on Wednesday eliminated the engineering department and safety director position in order to relieve the cash-strapped general fund, but were able to secure the cash to bring back a laid-off police officer.Officer James Reppy is back on the city's payroll with no cost to ...

1-year probation for man who threw alligator into restaurant

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man who threw an alligator through a drive-thru window was sentenced to a year of probation after throwing himself at the mercy of the court.Joshua James, 24, told the judge today that he's sorry he threw the alligator through the window at a Wendy's last ...

Tues. 8:30 pm: Two vie for Niles treasurer

NILES - The city soon will have a permanent treasurer to replace Robert Swauger, who resigned last month amid a fiscal firestorm.The city's Democratic Central Committee will meet June 8 to choose Swauger's replacement, who will finish out his unexpired term through 2017.In the running are Mayor ...

Tues. 9:50 pm: Cortland splash pad closed for repairs

CORTLAND - The city's new splash pad made its debut over Memorial Day weekend, but the water fun was short-lived since a leak was found and it had to shut down for repairs.The splash pad is located off Pearl Street and it is closed indefinitely while repairs are made. A sign is posted at the ...

Tues. 9:10 pm: String of car break-ins reported

NILES - Police are investigating a string of car break-ins, with six reported over the long Memorial Day weekend, and five reported the previous weekend, according to police records.The most recent break-ins, which were reported Monday, and several reported May 22 and 23, were clustered in the ...

Tues. 9:35 pm: 7 former and current workers sue Trumbull engineer

YOUNGSTOWN - Seven current and former employees of the Trumbull County Engineer's office filed a multi-million dollar civil lawsuit Tuesday, accusing Engineer Randy Smith and the Engineer's office of adverse workplace acts that were politically motivated.The suit was filed in the U.S. District ...

Tues. 10 pm: Commissioners reinstate online job postings

WARREN - In response to an editorial by the Tribune Chronicle, two Trumbull County commissioners on Tuesday authorized county Human Resource director James Keating to reinstate county job postings online at the HR website.Commissioners Daniel Polivka and Mauro Cantalamessa have agreed to bring ...

0527 9:30 a.m.: Tribune All-Access e-edition down temporarily

WARREN - The Tribune Chronicle's All-Access e-edition is temporarily not operational due to technical difficulties. As always, today's stories are available to online subscribers at www.tribtoday.com. The newspaper is working to correct the All-Access e-edition problem as soon as possible. We ...

Thurs. 8:35 pm: Mathews school officials preparing for levy try

VIENNA - School officials and community volunteers are in the early stages of preparing for a ballot issue, that, if approved in November, would pave the way for a new K-12 school complex.Mathews Local Schools officials have until Aug. 10 to file the bond and levy request with the Trumbull ...

Thurs. 8:55 pm: Lawmakers secure $250,000 for local military hub

VIENNA - Mahoning Valley lawmakers secured funding they said will help move forward a plan to turn a vacant cargo building near the Youngstown Air Reserve Station into a military readiness center."It's one step but it's an important one," said state Rep. Sean J. O'Brien, D-Bazetta. "This is a ...

Thurs. 9:15 pm: Water project gets state funding

WARREN - The residents of West Farmington are closer to gaining a new water source as the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday preliminary funding of about $12.5 million for the Trumbull County Blueprint to Prosperity water project that will extend a line 12.5 miles from ...

Wed. 2:07 p.m.: Tribune speller in third round at national bee

Riki Kaiser, the Tribune Chronicle's representative at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, is spelling in the third round of the competition.Kaiser, 12, a seventh-grade student at Bloomfield-Mespo Local Schools, correctly spelled "laccolith" to advance out of the second round today. The event is ...

Weds. 8:30 pm: Cafaro Co. set to move from Youngstown to Niles

NILES - By the time the work taking shape at the Eastwood Mall Complex is done, guests lodging at the Residence Inn will be able to walk the corridor stretching from the inside of the hotel to the mall without having to step outside.An added bonus for Cafaro Co. employees, along with the ...