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Marissa Knaub Avon plays the harp with the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra at Lakeview High School Friday morning in advance of their Sunday performance at Christ Episcopal Church in Warren.  
Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple

It’s the season for strings as WPO performs

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple Marissa Knaub Avon plays the harp with the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra at Lakeview High School Friday morning in advance of their Sunday performance at Christ Episcopal Church in Warren. More photos, Page A4.

Horses taken from Brookfield resident

BROOKFIELD — Two horses were taken from 7119 Warren Sharon Road Friday afternoon by the Trumbull County Animal Welfare League after it received complaints from neighbors. Harold Firster, a humane officer with the Animal Welfare League, said a 12-by-12-foot fenced area behind the property ...

Liberty cruisers receive soil pads after incident with woman

LIBERTY — Police cruisers in Liberty now come stocked with soil pads after a woman arrested on a warrant and experiencing a medical condition had an “extreme case of explosive diarrhea” in the back of a cruiser. Liberty police arrested Lacey Livermore, 27, on Austintown warrants after ...

Couple arrested after fight over underwear

AUSTINTOWN — A married couple is awaiting trial on domestic violence charges stemming from a dispute over a dirty pair of boxer shorts, according to a police report. Joseph Gionfriddo, 69, and Helen Gionfriddo, 86, both of South Edgehill Avenue, were arrested on charges of domestic ...

Shots fired in Warren before school buses arrive

WARREN — Police searched for a man who fired a gun on Scott Street NE just after 4 p.m. Friday, moments before two school buses from Willard PK-8 School dropped children off a few feet away. It does not appear anyone was injured, said Warren police Lt. Martin Gargas. The man took off ...

Bazetta trustees rescind raise for IT specialist

BAZETTA — The wage increase granted to information technology specialist Joel Davis at Monday’s trustees meeting was short lived as trustees rescinded it during a special meeting Friday. Joel Davis was granted a pay increase of $3.20 per hour — $25.30 to $28.50 — by a 2-0 vote Monday, ...

Church holds annual Community Outreach Day

WARREN — Whether raking leaves, cleaning yards or sweeping carpets, members of Blessed Sacrament Parish were out in the community in full force helping residents as part of the sixth annual Community Outreach Day. Following a special Mass, participants who made up about 30 different groups ...

Religion events

THANKSGIVING ECUMENICAL SERVICE: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will host a Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service 7 p.m. Sunday at St. James Catholic Church, 2532 Burton St. SE, Warren. Calvary Presbyterian hosted the service in 2015 and Grace United Methodist in 2016. The service will have all three ...

Letter: Imprisoned man true follower of God

DEAR EDITOR: During my years as a pastor of a local church, I came to know very well a man named Joe Dudley. Joe had committed a very serious crime and was sentenced to prison for 15 years to life with a gun specification. I became his minister of record, visiting and counseling him for more ...

Tips help when hunting for a house

If you’re preparing to look for a home, here’s a few tips to help: • Know that there’s no “right” time to buy. If you find the perfect home now, don’t risk losing it because you’re trying to guess where the housing market and interest rates are going. Those factors usually ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County Nov. 1-6: Bazetta Cliff Keller to Allison and Amber Spadaford, 2585 Cadwallader Sonk, $129,000. Valerie G. Watson to Carl Watson, 3224 Deer Trail Unit A, $71,500. Jeremiah Fike to Deborah Persin, 3406 Warren Meadville, ...

Hubbard Joint Eagle Fire Department Chief Ron Stanish and other firefighters look at the severity of the damage to the single family ranch home that caught on Fire Thursday morning.

Family pets die in Hubbard fire

HUBBARD — A Hubbard family lost just about everything — except their lives — in a fire around 2:20 a.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Simler Street. James and Angela Vint credit their 17-year-old son, James, as their hero because he banged on the home’s walls and floor, yelling ...

Auditor warns of public theft

The Ohio Auditor is hoping to warn public bodies about the risk of theft by public employees with a new report highlighting some of the cases in Ohio over the last decade, including several examples in Trumbull County. “Our review showed that time and again, rogue employees have ...

Niles schools seek fiscal plan submission extension

NILES — School officials are asking the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of School Finance for an extension in submitting a fiscal recovery plan. School Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen announced at Thursday’s board meeting that since the schools are in ‘‘fiscal caution,’’ ...

Man pleads to shooting his wife, gets five years

WARREN — A Niles man who shot his wife at their Battles Avenue home has struck a plea deal that puts him in prison for five years. Clair Douglas Enlow, 55, pleaded guilty to one charge of felonious assault and one charge of domestic violence before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge ...

Golden Triangle project aims to help businesses grow

HOWLAND — Work in Howland that should allow businesses in Trumbull County’s Golden Triangle to grow is under way. J.S. Bova Excavating LLC of Struthers earlier this week worked to install an 8-inch water line along Mill Street NE in Howland, a part of a $198,000 improvement project ...

Consumer chief’s expected Ohio gubernatorial run draws reaction

COLUMBUS — Federal consumer chief Richard Cordray’s expected entry into the race for Ohio governor is bolstering many Democrats’ hopes for winning back some control in the bellwether state, even as others see his decision to resign the post as a negative for the party ...

Man found dead in parking lot

WARREN — A man was found dead Wednesday morning in a car parked in a McDonald’s parking lot, according to a police report. Warren police were called to the 162 North Road SE location around 10 a.m. when an employee noticed an unresponsive man in a car. Ian T. Reynolds, 30, 210 Broadway ...

Man charged in sale turned robbery

LIBERTY — A Campbell man is being held on a $250,000 bond at the Trumbull County Jail after a Cortland man, 22, reported he was robbed at gunpoint when he met with the man to sell him a game system. Shamar J. Robbins, 23, 241 Reed Ave., is charged in Girard Municipal Court with aggravated ...

Agenda

• SOUTHINGTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a special meeting 9 a.m. Sunday at the town hall to discuss fire department budget and firemen’s indemnity board.