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Tue. 9 pm: Former B & B Tavern meets wrecking ball

WARREN TOWNSHIP - Township officials will seek to recover the cost of Tuesday's demolition of the former B & B Tavern, 6783 state Route 5, by billing the owner's property taxes. "We do not typically get involved in the demolition of a commercial building, but this building has been an ...

Mon. 11:24 a.m.: Warren police looking for driver involved in hit-skip crash

WARREN - Police here are looking for the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-skip crash with a bicyclist on Jan. 6 near the Arby's restaurant on West Market Street. The bicyclist, a man, was riding east when he was struck from behind by a vehicle heading in the same direction. The ...

Mon. 9 pm: GOP women attending inauguration festivities

CORTLAND - Two local women have received special invitations to attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday. Mary Theis of Warren and Judie Shortreed of Cortland both received personal invitations with the seal of the Presidential Inaugural Committee by Federal ...

Mon. 9:10 pm: Lordstown students will attend inauguration

LORDSTOWN - Seventeen Lordstown students will be among the thousands present to witness the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump on Friday. The political history club of Lordstown High School will be visiting Washington, D.C. to visit numerous historically significant sites, ...

Mon. 9:25 pm: Warren pastor organizes MLK Day forum

WARREN - A Warren pastor who organized a Martin Luther King Day community forum Monday at the YWCA said he thinks the black religious community could be diluting its power by congregating in separate buildings. The Rev. Todd Johnson, pastor of Second Baptist Church, said there are 65 to 70 ...

Sat. 8:25 pm: Energy regulations play a role in plant development

LORDSTOWN - Development of the proposed Trumbull Energy Center "will stop immediately" if Ohio returns to a system of regulating electric rates, the president of Clean Energy Future said. Bill Siderewicz described "ongoing efforts" by major utility companies to re-regulate the state's ...

Sat. 8:40 pm: Smoking ban opponents recall fight over public cigarettes

WARREN - The one-time opponents sat together at a table in what used to be the nonsmoking section of the Mocha House and sorted through newspaper clippings documenting the battle. Ohio's voter-enacted public places smoking ban went into effect 10 years ago in December. But it was 30 years ...

Fri. 12:51 p.m.: Pa. fireworks company used for national events is fined $200K

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania fireworks business used for many national events has been fined $200,000 by federal agents and ordered to close for two weeks after an employee stole fireworks. Family-owned Zambelli International Fireworks of New Castle blamed poor record-keeping on its ...

Fri. 2:07 p.m.: Ryan ascends to top Democrat on Appropriations subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, already a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee was named the top Democrat on its subcommittee that controls spending for the legislative branch of the United States. The Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee oversees spending in ...

Thurs. 8:30 pm: Jury deliberating child rape case

WARREN - A Trumbull County jury will reconvene Friday to deliberate the case of a Niles man accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl. The jury deliberated about two hours Thursday after testimony concluded in the four-day trial in the courtroom of Common Pleas Judge Andrew ...

Wed. 8:50 pm: Thinning fire department ranks still under discussion

WARREN - The request to eliminate three fire captain positions at a time when the department is expected to grow by nearly a third is not logical, according to the president of the International Association of Firefighters Local 204. John Jerina, the international's president, has been a ...

Wed. 9:05 pm: Auto ParkIt still planning to expand in Warren

WARREN - The owner of Auto ParkIt told council members that plans to open a multi-million dollar manufacturing plant in Warren are still ongoing. Christopher Alan said his plans to open a manufacturing plant to build automatic parking systems has been going slower than he originally ...

Weds. 9:30 pm: Lordstown lands second energy plant

LORDSTOWN - Now that Clean Energy Future has secured the village's preliminary nod of approval for a second power plant along Henn Parkway, the company plans to apply for the permits needed to build the $900 million project. Bill Siderewicz, president of Clean Energy Future LLC, on ...

Tues. 1:10 p.m.: Man guilty in assault on Brookfield police chief

WARREN - A Trumbull County jury this morning found a Johnstown, Pa., man guilty of a felony charge in last October's assault of Brookfield police Chief Dan Faustino. The jury of six men and six women deliberated for about two and a half hours before rendering the decision in the courtroom of ...

Tues. 3:50 p.m.: Ohio city urges justices to reject traffic camera law

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's chief justice raised questions today about a state law that restricts traffic camera use by requiring a police officer to be present. John Musto, an attorney for the city of Dayton, said in arguments before the state Supreme Court that the law that took effect in ...

Fri. 3:30 p.m.: Police: 5 dead, 8 wounded in shooting at Florida airport

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale airport Friday, killing five people and wounding eight before being taken into custody, officials said. The attack sent panicked passengers running out of the terminal and onto the ...

Fri. 3:30 p.m.: Crews find missing plane’s recorder in Lake Erie

CLEVELAND (AP) — Divers searching Lake Erie have found the cockpit voice recorder from a plane that was carrying six people when it disappeared near Cleveland over a week ago. Two of the people on board were Boardman natives. Officials said this afternoon that search crews found more ...

Fri. 8:20 pm: Vallourec to boost workforce

YOUNGSTOWN - An apparent turnaround in the energy field has prompted at least one local plant to rebuild its workforce. Vallourec Star confirmed its Youngstown plant is hiring for all shifts. In an email to the Tribune Chronicle, spokeswoman Jean Gaetano stated, "We've seen signs of ...