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Weds. 7:45 p.m.: Drive-by shooting downtown prompts lockdowns

WARREN - A shooting involving two vehicles that occurred in front of the Monroe Center prompted a relocation of students just before noon Wednesday.Warren City Schools Superintendent Steve Chiaro said the center at 261 Monroe St. NW, which already has electronically secured entry, was locked ...

Weds. 8:05 p.m.: Primanti Bros. opens first Ohio restaurant in Boardman

BOARDMAN - Primanti Brothers is serving up its coleslaw- and french fry-packed sandwiches at Southland Crossings the home of the restaurant chain's first Ohio location.The eatery at 6731 South Ave. officially will open to customers Friday afternoon, but fans can start to tailgate at 8 p.m. ...

Weds. 9 p.m.: Hanna brings animals to Town Hall lecture

WARREN - With his own television series and more than 100 appearances with David Letterman, Jack Hanna is a star, but his traveling companions usually get most of the attention.The crowd at Packard Music Hall Wednesday morning "oohed" and "aahed"over a cheetah, a snow leopard, a sloth, a lemur ...

Weds. 9:55 p.m.: Man at center of July standoff pleads to reduced charges

WARREN - A city man at the center of a police standoff in July on Southern Boulevard NW pleaded no contest to two charges after the city law director asked the court to reduce the felony charge against the man to a misdemeanor, according to court records.One of the three original charges filed ...

Weds. 10:50 p.m.: Niles finances still shaky

NILES - The city's financial status has not improved and members of the fiscal planning commission could determine in November if the city will be forced to lay off workers, according to Councilman Stephen Papalas.A finance meeting was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the city's financial ...

Tues. 11:10 a.m.: Pope selects Bishop Murry for meeting at Vatican

YOUNGSTOWN - The Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown was selected by Pope Francis to travel to the Vatican next month to participate in a worldwide discussion on matters related to marriage and family.The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., will be among top church leaders from around the ...

Tues. 11:20 a.m.: Fiat Chrysler, UAW negotiate through night

DETROIT (AP) - Many of the negotiators in contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler took a break this morning after bargaining through the night.The union's contract with the Italian-American automaker - like the General Motors and Ford labor contracts - officially ...

4:30 p.m. TUES: Police look for counterfeiter

WARREN - Warren police are looking for woman who allegedly passed counterfeit $20 bills at the Walgreen's at 804 W. Market St. about 5 p.m. Monday.According to police reports, the store manager said an unkown black woman purchased a permanent reloadable credit card and wanted $500 loaded onto ...

Tues. 9:50 p.m.: Trumbull elections board appoints from within

WARREN - The Trumbull County Board of Elections on Tuesday elevated from within to fill the positions of director and deputy director.Stephanie Penrose, a Republican, who was appointed deputy director in January, but who also has been acting director since August, was unanimously made director ...

Tues. 10:05 p.m.: Fire damages coffee shop

WARREN - The Warren Fire Department battled a blaze inside a vacant commercial building at 468 E. Market St. early Tuesday morning.Firefighters were called at 5:53 a.m. to the downtown address and discovered heavy smoke coming from the rear. Fire crews broke into the building and gained access ...

Tues. 10:50 p.m. ArcelorMittal workers getting nervous as talks drag on

WARREN - The last time the United Steelworkers negotiated a contract for members who work for ArcelorMittal the talks extended a week past the expiration of the three-year-pact.This time around it's been two weeks and some workers at the Warren plant said they are getting nervous.Several ...

Mon. 12:30 p.m.: Post notes Stredney’s withdrawal from mayoral race

NILES - Niles mayoral candidate Edward Stredney has dropped out of the race, according to a post on his Facebook page.Stredney, the city's 3rd Ward councilman, said in the post that he was withdrawing as a write-in candidate from the Nov. 3 election due to questions about his eligibility ...

Mon. 3:20 p.m.: UAW to work under contract extension

United Auto Workers at General Motors manufacturing plants, including the Lordstown fabrication and assembly plants, will continue working under labor contract extensions throughout the negotiating process, local labor leaders said.The labor contract is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. tonight, but ...

Sat. 9:15 p.m.: No agreement yet between UAW, General Motors

LORDSTOWN - As the deadline for a new contract between the United Automobile Workers union and General Motors approaches, the two sides had not yet reached a new pact as of Saturday evening.The current agreement is set to expire at 11:50 p.m. Monday."Everything seems to be going well ... we've ...

Sat. 9:40 p.m.: Packard holds fond memories for Joe Walsh

Life's been good for Joe Walsh, and the good times started at Packard Music Hall.Walsh's band, The James Gang, played the Warren venue in 1969, and one of the people who came to see the group that night was producer Bill Szymcyzk."That's where Bill Szymcyzk heard us, and the next day he offered ...

Sat. 10:25 p.m.: 10 years pass since Girard murder, fatal fire

Ten years ago Sunday, Girard firefighters responded to a blaze at the Dearborn Street home Lena Cross, 22, shared with her two children.They discovered all three had perished in an arson, but it was later learned Cross had been stabbed multiple times on the first floor of the home and the fire ...

Fri. 10:50 p.m.: Northside nurses approve 3-year contract

YOUNGSTOWN - Registered nurses who work at Northside Medical Center have ratified a new three-year contract with Community Health Systems Inc.The nurses, represented by the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association, an affiliate of the Ohio Nurses Association, voted in four waves on Friday at ...

Fri. 11:05 p.m.: Man guilty in aggravated murder case

WARREN - It took jurors in the aggravated murder trial of Michael B. Settle just hours Friday to convict the 27-year-old of killing a man and injuring a woman during an April 2014 home invasion and shooting in Warren.Settle faces the possibility of life in prison with no parole on the most ...

Fri. 11:50 p.m.: Man indicted in connection to overdose death

WARREN - Although a grieving mother said she will never have closure, she said she is relieved and grateful the man accused in her daughter's overdose death has been indicted.Maurice L. Bryant, 27, 868 Shady Lane NE, Warren, was indicted Friday on charges of involuntary manslaughter, ...