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Mon. 4 p.m.: Body found near Hubbard grocery store

HUBBARD - A man's body was found today covered in the snow on the east side of the Save A Lot grocery at 880 W. Liberty St.Police were notified by a man who called police after he found the unidentified body shortly after noon.The Trumbull County Coroner's office and the state Bureau of ...

Sun. 7:18 p.m.: Browns fire coach Mike Pettine after 3-13 season

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns have fired coach Mike Pettine following a 3-13 season.Pettine went 10-22 in two years, dropping 18 of his final 21 games after a promising 7-4 start in 2014. The Browns announced Pettine's firing - and the dismissal of general manager Ray Farmer - shortly after a ...

Wed. 7 p.m.: Court rules against refund request

WARREN - The 11th District Court of Appeals has struck down an attempt by owners of the now defunct RG Steel to get more than $1 million in taxes overpaid by a predecessor of the steelmaker, WCI Steel, refunded.The ruling denies RG Steel's try to force Trumbull County Auditor Adrian Biviano and ...

Weds. 9:10 p.m.: Ballot disqualification protests filed

WARREN - Two men left off the March 15 primary election ballot over issues involving their filing paperwork are protesting the decision to disqualify them as candidates.Joe O'Grady, who filed to run for the Democratic nomination for sheriff of Trumbull County, and David Cook, who filed in the ...

Wed. 9:15 p.m.: Man charged in connection to fraudulent check cashing

CHAMPION - A man is behind bars on felony charges, accused of cashing several checks worth $1,500 taken from his former girlfriend's stepfather apparently after staging a break-in, according to a police report.An automatic not guilty plea was entered Wednesday in Warren Municipal Court for ...

Wed. 9:30 p.m.: Guilty Niles worker fired

NILES - The Niles city employee who pleaded guilty to stealing from the church where he worked is no longer employed by the city.Michael Marrara, 59, 215 Sayers Ave., Niles, was removed from the city's sewer-maintenance department Monday, according to a letter released Wednesday by outgoing ...

Wed. 10 p.m.: Browns honor Tribune Chronicle reporter Mike McLain

CLEVELAND - Thirty-three years covering the Cleveland Browns earned Tribune Chronicle sports reporter Mike McLain more than just an impressive resume. A jersey came with it, too.McLain, who is retiring after 38 years with the newspaper following Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, ...

Tue., 5:18 pm: Traffic lights reported out on Warren’s west side

WARREN - Several traffic lights in the west side of Warren are not functioning, according to unconfirmed reports called into the Trumbull County 911 Center.Lights where West Market Street intersects with Tod Avenue and Highland Avenue were reported out by a passerby, according to the 911 ...

Tues. 8 p.m.: Woman charged after scene in county building

WARREN - A woman was freed Tuesday from the Trumbull County Jail on a $2,500 bond after an incident at the Trumbull County Department of Job and Family Services where a woman was bloodied, an officer was kicked and shooting threats were made, according to an incident report and court ...

Tues. 8:20 p.m.: Suspected mall thief in court

NILES - A woman arrested at the Eastwood Mall complex Dec. 22 in relation to a theft ring pleaded not guilty to a charge of petty theft at an arraignment in Niles Municipal Court Tuesday.Angela Falkner, 41, of Bedford Heights, was released on personal recognizance and had a pre-trial scheduled ...

Tues. 9 p.m.: Owner thwarts would-be robbers

WARREN - It is unclear if two juvenile boys were charged or held in connection to an attempted robbery just after 4 p.m. Monday at the Quick Shop on Mahoning Avenue, but the owner of the convenience store says if the boys had just asked he probably would have given them something to drink or ...

Tues. 10:30 p.m.: Discipline decision soon for Niles worker

NILES - Any disciplinary action against a Niles city employee who pleaded guilty to grand theft is expected to be determined by outgoing Niles Mayor Ralph A. Infante by the end of this week.Michael Marrara, 59, 215 Sayers Ave., Niles, was arrested on the job in 2014. He pleaded guilty Nov. 25 ...

Mon. 9 p.m.: Sheriff’s candidate disqualified

WARREN -- Several candidates who filed nominating petitions to run in the March 15 primary election that contained mistakes or omissions dodged a bullet Monday when the Trumbull County Board of Elections agreed they should still be on the ballot, but one well-known candidate was left ...

Mon. 12:40 p.m.: Danny Lee Hill hearing continues in Trumbull Court

WARREN - Oral arguments are proceeding at this hour in a Trumbull Common Pleas Courtroom about whether convicted Trumbull County killer Danny Lee Hill should be permitted to ask for a new trial.Hill, who has been on death row for nearly 30 years after being convicted in the 1985 attack, rape ...

Mon. 12:50 p.m.: Judge to rule in Hill case within 10 days

WARREN - A visiting judge hearing oral arguments this morning on Danny Lee Hill's plea for a new trial is expected to rule within 10 days.Closing arguments are being delivered now in the hearing being held in Trumbull Common Pleas Court. Hill is seeking permission to ask for a new trial in the ...

Mon. 8:25 p.m.: Man facing several charges after Howland chase

HOWLAND - A police chase ended Monday afternoon when the suspect leaped through the front window of a restaurant at the Eastwood Mall Complex, according to Howland police.Anthony Joseph McClintock, 28, is facing charges of resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, obstruction of justice, ...

Mon. 8:45 p.m.: Report released for fatal Pa. plane crash

LINESVILLE, Pa - A preliminary report on a Dec. 7 plane crash in Linesville, Pa., that took the lives of pilot Timothy C. Williams and passenger Nathan Koontz was released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board.According to the report, Williams, 59, of Burghill, and Koontz, 33, took ...

Mon. 9:15 p.m.: Niles recovery plan includes eliminating 911 dispatch

NILES - Eliminating the city's 911 dispatching service is one part of a new financial recovery plan passed Monday by the state Financial Planning and Supervision Commission.However, after objections from a dispatcher and Police Chief Robert Hinton, mayor-elect Tom Scarnecchia said he wanted to ...

Wed. 9 p.m.: 20 years later, new leads lead nowhere

WARREN Although investigators recently conducted interviews into the disappearance of a Bristol couple 20 years ago, no new information or leads were obtained, according to the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office.Sheriff's Major Tom Stewart said the investigation into the sudden and rather odd ...