Latest News

Wed. 9:25 pm: Newton Falls woman frantic during 911 call after shooting

NEWTON FALLS - A sobbing and frantic Tammy Szesze called police dispatchers at 12:37 a.m. Saturday, begging for them to send someone to the Newton Village Apartments because her boyfriend, Howard Smith, had just shot himself while they were lying in bed. Newton Falls Police Chief Gene ...

Wed. 10:20 pm: Young mother sentenced to 30 months in OD case

WARREN - Despite an assistant prosecutor seeking the maximum penalty of six years, a Trumbull County judge handed down a 30-month prison sentence Wednesday to a Warren woman convicted of two counts of child endangering after her two young children ate heroin in February and had to be revived ...

Tues. 11:45 a.m.: GM reacts to Trump’s Cruze tweet

LORDSTOWN - Reacting to a tweet in which President-elect Donald Trump this morning criticized General Motors for selling Mexican-made Chevrolet Cruzes in the United States, the Detroit automaker said every unit of the compact car is made at its local plant in Lordstown. "GM builds the ...

Tues. 12:30 p.m.: GOP drops weakening of ethics office, challenged by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans reversed themselves today under pressure from President-elect Donald Trump, and dropped plans to swiftly gut an independent congressional ethics board. The dizzying about-face came as lawmakers convened for the first day of the 115th Congress, an occasion ...

Tue. 1:30 p.m.: Man shot in stomach, hand at Warren home

WARREN - Police are investigating an early morning shooting that sent one man to the hospital. David J. Taylor, 44, 3956 Tod Ave. NW, was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital by ambulance after being shot in his stomach and hand just before 1 a.m. at 31253 Linda Ave. NW, according to a police ...

Tues. 8 pm: Alumni gear up to watch Penguins play for title

YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown State University alumni from all over the country will be gathering at watch parties to cheer on YSU as they compete against James Madison University for the national football championship on Saturday. The Office of Alumni Engagement is hosting free national watch ...

Tues. 8:10 pm: Andre Williams’ Atkins hearing resumes

WARREN - The court-ordered psychiatrist who interviewed convicted killer Andre Williams last March testified Tuesday he didn't believe the man could be classified as intellectually disabled. The hearing before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay, which began in November, will ...

Tues. 8:40 pm: Newton Falls shooting death ruled accidental

NEWTON FALLS - The death of a 49-year-old man who was shot in the head early Saturday at a Newton Village apartment was ruled accidental by Trumbull County Coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk. However, police Chief Gene Fixler said despite the coroner's ruling after Tuesday's autopsy of Howard ...

Mon. 2:10 p.m.: At least 60 inmates killed in prison riot in northern Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 60 inmates died during a prison riot in the northern state of Amazonas, including several who were beheaded or dismembered, in the biggest killing at a Brazilian prison since 1992. Amazonas state public security secretary Sergio Fontes said that in addition ...

Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Monday, Jan 2, 2017. A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden vehicle Monday in a bustling market area in Baghdad, killing at least a dozen people, Iraqi officials said, hours after the arrival of French President Francois Hollande to the country and amid a fierce fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)

Mon. 2:15 p.m.: IS suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad today, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group hours after French President Francois Hollande arrived in the Iraqi capital. The bomb went off in a ...

Wed. 9:30 pm: Warren passes budget, keeps CD funding

WARREN - Council passed a 2017 budget with three dissenting votes Wednesday amid concerns about the way the city's Community Development Department will be funded in 2017. Councilmembers John Brown, D-3rd Ward, Eddie Colbert, D-at Large, and Dan Sferra, D-at Large, voted against the ...

Thurs. 7:10 pm: Events planned for Penguins championship week

YOUNGSTOWN - The university has several events planned to wish the Penguins football team well as it prepares for the FCS title game Jan. 7 against James Madison. The public is invited to join Youngstown State University students, cheerleaders, alumni and the pep band at a send-off rally ...

Thurs. 8:30 pm: Court docs outline tampered bids in utility billing contract

NILES - Former Mayor Ralph Infante is accused of overstepping his authority when he signed a contract with a local company to print and send city utility bills in 2012, according to a bill of particulars filed by the prosecution in the political corruption case against him. The documents ...

Thurs. 8:45 pm: Engineer files retirement with OPERS

WARREN - Trumbull County Engineer Randy L. Smith intends to retire before starting his new term next week. However Smith, who was sworn into office in private Wednesday, said he will continue to serve the public while drawing his retirement pay. He said the decision to file his paperwork ...

Wed. 1 p.m.: Sheriff-elect names top aides

WARREN - Trumbull County Sheriff-elect Paul Monroe has his command staff in place. Monroe announced his chief deputy will be Joe Dragovich, a lieutenant with the Ohio State Highway Patrol; and his two majors will be Dan Mason, a lieutenant with the Warren Police Department, and Jeff ...

Wed. 8:40 pm: Teen murder suspect to undergo competency test

WARREN - A Niles teenager accused of slaying a 94-year-old neighbor in March 2015 will undergo a psychological evaluation to determine if he can stand trial. Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay on Wednesday approved motions by LaRosa's public defenders to see if the teen is fit to be tried ...

Wed. 9 pm: Monroe takes oath as sheriff, names top staff

WARREN - Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Andrew Logan said "I've been waiting for a long time to say this in context: There's a new sheriff in town," after he administered the oath of office Wednesday to new sheriff Paul Monroe. Monroe, who spent about 13 years as police chief in ...

Mon, 9:30 pm: Pepper spray used to disperse crowd at Beachwood Mall

BEACHWOOD (AP) — Police in Ohio say officers have used pepper spray to disperse a large crowd following a fight at an upscale shopping mall. Cleveland.com reports the fight broke out this evening at Beachwood Place mall, prompting a lockdown. Officers initially responded to the scene for ...

Mon. 8 pm: Ex-Delphi employees win case over sealed documents

A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Treasury Department must disclose some 220 withheld documents to former Delphi Corp. salaried workers who are attempting to regain pensions taken away from them by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District ...