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Tues. 9:30 pm: Teen murder suspect’s case draws attention

WARREN - The second-floor hallway outside the Trumbull County Juvenile courtrooms was jammed with people and media Tuesday morning as lawyers exchanged evidence in the aggravated murder case against 15-year-old Bresha Meadows.Ian N. Friedman of Cleveland, the teen's attorney, told reporters he ...

Mon. 3:40 p.m.: Actor Gene Wilder dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 83.Wilder's nephew said today the actor and writer died late Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications from Alzheimer's disease.The frizzy-haired actor was a master at playing ...

Mon. 3:55 p.m.: Ohio State suspends wide receiver Torrance Gibson

COLUMBUS (AP) - Ohio State's depth at wide receiver took a hit today when the university announced that Torrance Gibson has been suspended from school for unspecified reasons.Coach Urban Meyer said the suspension was not related to football, and "I disagree with it." He didn't comment further. ...

Thur. 11:55 a.m.: Local Chicago flights to end immediately; refunds offered

VIENNA - Aerodynamics Inc. abruptly terminated its remaining scheduled Youngstown-Chicago air flights immediately and now is advising passengers with existing reservations to call the Great Lakes Airlines reservations line at 1-800-554-5111 or email refunds@flygreatlakes.com to process ...

Thur. 2:29 p.m.: Girl left on bus, mother demands answers

LIBERTY - A mother whose young daughter was left alone on a bus Wednesday - the district's first day back and her very first day of school - said she wants someone to be held accountable for not making sure the child was dropped off at the right location."Anything could have happened to my ...

Thurs. 7:20 pm: Newspaper carrier arrested in mail theft case

MESOPOTAMIA - A newspaper carrier was arrested Thursday morning after Trumbull County sheriff deputies accused her of taking mail from mailboxes in the Girdle Road area.Heather Gray, 31, 2728 Front St. SW, Warren, pleaded not guilty Thursday before Newton Falls Municipal Judge Philip Vigorito ...

Thurs. 7:35 pm: Woman gets six months in church break-in

WARREN - A Girard woman was sentenced Thursday to six months in prison in connection to the June break-in at a Liberty Township church.Michelle L. Rafferty, 33, 1082 Patricia Drive, pleaded guilty before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald J. Rice to felony charges of breaking and ...

Thurs. 8:30 pm: Tax refund dispute settled

WARREN - A more than $4 million property tax refund claim made by a predecessor of the now defunct RG Steel that made its way Ohio's top court has been settled for $120,000.RG Steel was attempting to force Trumbull County Auditor Adrian Biviano and Treasurer Sam Lamancusa to pay the refund, ...

Thurs. 9:20 pm: Impact of $2.4 million fire grant on tax vote unknown

WARREN - The city will be able to hire 15 new firefighters over the next two years based on the award of a nearly $2.4 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters grant program.City officials are hoping to ...

Tues. 6:45 pm: Chevy adds teen-driver technology

LORDSTOWN - Chevrolet announced Tuesday that teen-driver safety technology will be added to several of its 2017 vehicles, including the locally-built Cruze.Chevy opted for the teen driver technology after a Harris Poll the company commissioned found that 55 percent of parents with teens worry ...

Tues. 8 pm: Coroner: Warren man, 53, jumped to his death

WARREN - A resident of Riverview Apartments jumped to his death Saturday afternoon from the sixth floor of a downtown high rise.The Trumbull County Coroner confirmed that 53-year-old Larry H. Jenkins, 700 Buckeye St. NW Apartment 602, jumped to his death. Results of the autopsy on Jenkins' ...

Tues. 9:15 pm: Dillard’s to change Eastwood Mall format

NILES - Some Dillard's employees at the Eastwood Mall will be moving to the retailer's Southern Park Mall location as the chain converts to a new format.Julie Johnson Bull, a spokeswoman for the Little Rock, Ark.-based company, said Tuesday plans are under way for the Niles store at the ...

Tues. 10 pm: Fire victim named

WEATHERSFIELD - Following a fast burning house fire that took the life of a man, the director of the Trumbull County 911 Center is asking people who have home phones that work through the Internet to ensure the correct address is attached to the number.Andrea Vigorito, 79, was found dead in his ...

Tues. 10:30 pm: Lordstown family found with 11 dogs, 51 cats

LORDSTOWN - Four of 11 dogs taken from a home at 1821 Salt Springs Road Monday afternoon already were adopted by area families 24 hours after they were taken by personnel from the Trumbull County Dog Pound.Gwen Logan, Trumbull County's executive dog warden, said people have responded to the ...

Mon. 11:03 a.m.: Country show booked for Packard

Kip Moore will play Packard Music Hall on Oct. 22.Moore is best known for his chart-topping country hit "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck." His other hits include "Beer Money," "Hey Pretty Girl" and "Running for You." Opening the show will be Jon Pardi, who scored a top five country hit last year with ...

Mon. 5:20 p.m.: Report: Alligator bit boy’s head during Disney attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The father of a Nebraska toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last June reached into the animal's mouth in an attempt to free his son's head from the reptile's jaw, according to a final report on the death released today by Florida's wildlife agency.The ...

Mon. 6:20 p.m.: Speedo USA, 3 other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident

Less than 24 hours after the close of the Rio Olympics, Ryan Lochte took a major financial hit Monday for a drunken incident he initially tried to pass off as an armed robbery.In quick succession, four sponsors announced they were dumping the swimmer, who has since apologized and conceded that ...

Sat. 1:18 p.m.: Fire destroys home, resident missing

WEATHERSFIELD - A man whose Tibbetts Wick Road home was destroyed in a fire late Friday is missing, and investigators now are searching the rubble for his remains.Firefighters believe the resident, whose name is not being released, was inside the home, 2868 Tibbetts Wick Road, when the fire ...

Sat. 2:41 p.m.: Man’s body found, fire investigation continues

WEATHERSFIELD - The body of a man whose Tibbets Wick Road home was destroyed late Friday night was found in the home's basement today by investigators.His name is not being released.Firefighters were called to the home, 2868 Tibbets Wick Road, shortly after 11 p.m. The resident was believed to ...

Thur. 10 a.m.: Traffic backed up in Austintown

AUSTINTOWN - A traffic incident involving a tractor trailer making a turn from state Route 46 onto Mahoning Avenue has backed up motorists for more than a half mile at the busy intersection in Austintown Center.Witnesses say it appears the semi truck lost its axle as it attempted to turn east ...