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Tue. 3:32 p.m.: Niles mayor fires ‘union guy’ safety service director

NILES — Niles Mayor Tom Scarnecchia fired Safety Service Director Jim DePasquale today. Scarnecchia said DePasquale was too much of a "union guy" and not on the side of the city's management. He declined to give further details, but said the decision was in the best interest of the city ...

Sun. 10:15 p.m.: Father charged in death of Niles baby

NILES - The father of a five-week-old girl, who died Wednesday after suffering brain and rib injuries, has been charged with murder. Jail records show Matthew Wilson, 32, was booked into the Trumbull County Jail at 1:05 p.m. Saturday. According to information released earlier today from ...

Sat. 8:20 pm: County officials to lobby in Columbus for more revenue

WARREN - Commissioners from Trumbull and Mahoning counties intend to go to Columbus this week to lobby state lawmakers for financial help to offset local losses caused by a change in the way Medicaid Managed Care Organizations are taxed. The 2014 decision from the Federal Centers for Medicare ...

Thur. 1:46 p.m.: One person hurt in Warren shooting

WARREN - Warren police are at a home at 2103 W. Market St. for a reported shooting that injured a person. They are now trying to coax another person inside the home, which is close to Nevada Avenue SW., outside. Traffic has been blocked at the West Market Street and Nevada Avenue SW ...

Thur. 2:33 p.m.: UPDATE – Warren police looking for shooter

WARREN - A man shot today at a home at 2103 W. Market St. was shot in the leg during a confrontation over money, according to Warren police at the home. Police are looking for the shooter. Police said the shooting happened on the front porch. No one was found inside the home, police ...

Thur. 4:45 p.m.: TMH, other local hospitals, sold

WARREN - Community Health Systems Inc. announced today it has reached a definitive agreement to sell Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital and Northside Medical Center. The Valley health care facilities are among eight CHS has agreed to sell to subsidiaries of ...

This image provided by Star TV on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, of closed circuit television footage from Monday, Feb 13, 2017, shows a woman, left, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, who police say was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Star TV via AP)

Wed. 10 a.m.: Woman arrested in killing of N. Korean leader’s half brother

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police arrested a woman today in the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader's exiled half brother who South Korean spies say once begged his sibling to spare his life. The astonishing killing, which reportedly came at the ...

Wed. 4:45 p.m.: Puzder withdraws nomination to be Trump’s labor secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary abruptly withdrew his nomination today after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him, in part over taxes he belatedly paid on a former housekeeper not authorized to work in the United States. Fast food executive ...

Wed. 7:40 pm: Officers catch accused hotel bandit

WARREN - A Warren man was arraigned Wednesday on aggravated robbery charges after he was arrested in connection with an overnight robbery at the downtown Best Western Hotel. Michael G. Sallaz, 55, 152 Comstock NW, pleaded not guilty before Warren Municipal Judge Thomas Gysegem, who set ...

Wed. 8:25 pm: Repeat domestic violent offender going to prison

WARREN - A Niles man was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in prison after he was convicted of being a repeat domestic violence offender. Charles R. Grantz, 46, 909 Main St., pleaded guilty before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay to charges of felony domestic violence and ...

Wed. 8:45 pm: Multiple gunshots killed Weathersfield victim

WEATHERSFIELD - Multiple gunshot wounds killed a man whose suspected killer was shot hours later by police, according to the Trumbull County Coroner's Office and Weathersfield police. Van Blevins, 44, was in his 3518 Main St. home when a man broke in through a back window and shot him in ...

Wed. 9:40 pm: Farmington residents sound off on bad roads

FARMINGTON - Robert Detweiler of Larson West Road said he knows the poor condition of the township's roads - a shaft on his horse-drawn carriage was damaged recently when it struck a pothole on Curtis Middlefield Road. "I can't go anywhere in the township from my house because all the ...

Tues. 8:20 pm: Girard hopeful to fill vacant storefronts

GIRARD - With several local businesses closing in recent months, including one that was a staple for more than 50 years south of downtown, city officials are hopeful new businesses will be moving in. Girard Mayor Jim Melfi said this week the city recently saw the closing of Kuzman's, which ...

Tues. 8:40 pm: Trial date set for man accused in overdose deaths

WARREN - A Warren man accused of causing last fall's overdose death of a pregnant Niles woman will stand trial April 24 on felony charges connected to the case. Anton Lee Perry, 22, of 134 Maryland Ave. NW., appeared Tuesday before Common Pleas Judge Andrew D. Logan for a pretrial. Perry ...

Mon. 1:05 p.m.: Trump cancels visit to the Valley

VIENNA -- Installation leadership and the 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office in Vienna were notified by the White House Advanced Team this morning that President Donald Trump's planned visit to Youngstown scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled. According to Sgt. Robert Barko of the ...

Mon. 1:55 p.m.: Coming Tuesday — Candywood owner says hunts will be safe

WARREN — Michael Mullenax, a part-owner of Candywood Whitetail Ranch, said this morning there would be no nighttime hunting, and that guides would make sure hunters didn't fire errant shots at the fenced-in hunting preserve in Vienna. Residents and Vienna Township trustees weren't ...

Mon. 3:31 p.m.: Lordstown to see down time in March

LORDSTOWN — Production at the local General Motors Assembly Complex will shut down for three weeks next month as part of the automaker's effort to match inventory with consumer demand. Plants leaders said the Lordstown facility, where the Chevrolet Cruze sedan is made, will go idle the ...

Sat. 5:30 pm: Howland chief, assistant shot Weathersfield murder suspect

HOWLAND - Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe said Police Chief Nick Roberts and Assistant Chief Jeffrey Urso were in imminent danger before fatally shooting murder suspect Richard Latimer in the parking lot of Giant Eagle on Tuesday. "It's important for you to know these officers did in ...

Sat. 8:20 pm: 10 ‘stars’ will be honored for community service

WARREN - The brightest examples of community service and the people who do those good deeds will be honored March 21 at the 16th annual Community Star awards dinner. Co-sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle and Trumbull 100, the Community Star program celebrates local volunteers who go above ...