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Wed. 8:30 pm: Austintown racino posts wagering record

AUSTINTOWN - Wagering at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course jumped more than $13.4 million in February compared to the same month last year, setting a new record for the local facility. The racino saw $94.83 million in credits played last month - the most posted in a month since ...

Tues. 9:30 pm: Baby found with drugs in system in Warren

WARREN - Police are investigating why an 8-month old girl was found unconscious and turning blue with traces of an opiate drug in her system. No charges have been filed against the parents of D'Iarra Williams, but police are investigating how a child that could not walk could have obtained ...

Tues. 9:50 pm: Mom of shooting survivor files for protection against him

WARREN - The mother of a man shot in the face and arm during a shooting in Howland that left two dead last month filed a protection order against her injured son, her estranged husband and another son, according to documents filed in Trumbull County Family Court. Tracy Hendrickson, 47, ...

Mon. 3 p.m.: Fired Niles worker reinstated

NILES - Matthew Marrara, 53, who was fired from his job as a meter reader after he was charged with petty theft involving the city's fuel pumps, was reinstated Monday by Mayor Tom Scarnecchia following a successful petition from his union. Marrara pleaded not in Niles Municipal Court and is ...

Fri. 9:20 pm: 23 overdoses recorded in 48 hours in Trumbull

WARREN - County health officials are warning the public about a drug cocktail that seemed to work its way down from distributors in Cleveland to the Mahoning Valley, resulting in 23 non-fatal overdoses over a two-day period. The alert was sent by April Caraway, executive director of the ...

Thur. 1 p.m.: Bond revoked in Howland shooting case

WARREN - A judge this morning revoked the bond of a Howland man facing capital aggravated murder charges in the shooting deaths of two people last week outside his 1564 Niles-Cortland Road home. An agitated Nasser Y. Hamad, 47, pleaded not guilty before Common Pleas Judge Ronald J. Rice ...

Wed. 8:50 pm: Newton Falls man found guilty in woman’s attack

WARREN - A Trumbull County jury deliberated for about an hour Wednesday before finding a Newton Falls man guilty of felony charges in an attack of his ex-girlfriend last summer on a bike trail in Newton Falls. Donald W. DeWees, 52, 5525 Charleston Road, will be sentenced March 15, according to ...

Tue. 12:58 p.m.: Rep. Timothy J. Ryan won’t run for Ohio governor

U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, whose name is often on the wish list of Democrats to run for Ohio governor, won't, at least in 2018. Ryan announced today he believes the best way for him to serve is in Congress. "Constituents in my district are at the forefront of an economic transformation that ...

Tue.: 1:35 p.m.: Vague threat causes lockdown at Niles McKinley High School

NILES - A vague threat written on the wall of a girl's bathroom is what caused Niles McKinley High School to go into lockdown today, according to school and police officials. Police are investigating. For more on this story, read Wednesday's Tribune Chronicle or online at www.tribtoday.com.

Tue. 5:45 p.m.: Cruze makes Consumer Reports’ Top Picks list

LORDSTOWN - Consumer Reports has named the locally made Chevrolet Cruze among its 2017 Annual Top Picks list. The popular small car, a General Motors' best seller, is the first domestic to earn top compact car category in over a decade, the nonprofit consumer organization announced Tuesday. ...

Tue. 7 pm: Man paints different picture of attack

WARREN - A Newton Falls man on trial on attempted rape and kidnapping charges took the stand Tuesday in his own defense, saying he was the one attacked last summer by his ex-girlfriend after he found her having sex with another man off a river trail near a railroad overpass in Newton ...

Mon. 1:30 p.m.: Missing Mecca woman found dead

MECCA - Neighbors walking their dog this morning found the body of a Mecca woman who had been reported missing one night earlier. The Trumbull County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Rachel E. Cella, 27, of 2365 Edgewater Dr., Apt. A, Cortland. The woman's body was found at ...

Mon. 2:15 p.m.: $5 million bond set for suspected Howland shooter

WARREN - A judge this afternoon set bond at $5 million for Nasser Hamad, 47, the suspected killer in Howland's weekend shooting. Hamad has been held in Trumbull County Jail since his arrest shortly after five people were gunned down outside a Howland home at 1564 Niles Cortland Road. Hamad ...

Sun. 1:15 p.m.: Howland victims identified

HOWLAND - Investigators have identified three of the victims - including one who died - involved in a mass shooting Saturday outside a township residence along state Route 46. Surviving are April Trent, 43, and Bryce Hendrickson, 20, who each underwent surgery Saturday night; and a ...

UPDATE: Sat. 11 pm: Man arrested in Howland shooting

HOWLAND - One person is in custody and two people are dead after a shooting Saturday afternoon on state Route 46 near Sleepy Hollow Sleep Shop. Police said the shooting occurred about 4:30 p.m. after Nasser Hamad, 1564 Niles Cortland Road, opened fire on a van in the driveway. One person ...

Fri. 10:10 a.m.: Niles man indicted in infant daughter’s death

WARREN — A Trumbull County Grand Jury this morning handed up an indictment for a Niles man accused in the death of his 5-week old daughter. Matthew Wilson, 32, is expected to be arraigned momentarily in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, according to the Trumbull County prosecutor's ...

Fri. 10:15 a.m.: State meeting under way to determine Trumbull GOP leadership

COLUMBUS - A meeting is under way in Columbus to resolve a Trumbull County Republican Party dispute over who should be in control of the local GOP party. The meeting convened at 10 a.m. with representatives from two party factions, including Randy Law and Kathi Creed. Law, who was elected ...