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New Trumbull sheriff tackles challenges

WARREN — Paul Monroe took control of the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office with two large, looming challenges ahead of him — a dwindling budget and the heroin epidemic that’s crippling communities in all parts of the county. And he hit the ground running on both when he took over the ...

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New Howland chief settling in

HOWLAND — Former detective Nick Roberts is settling in to his new position as chief of the Howland Police Department. Growing up in Niles, Roberts was motivated to become a police officer after a good friend was hired full-time with the Niles Police Department. He attended the now-closed ...

President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, right, arrives for a White House senior staff swearing in ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump softens combative message

WASHINGTON — After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready to begin governing a divided nation. Trump thanked top law enforcement officers for their service and support. And he swore-in a group ...

Firefighters: Increase fees

WARREN — As promised, union leaders in the Warren Fire Department offered the administration some ideas on how to save money and generate revenue instead of reducing the number of captains. They made their pitch during a police and fire committee meeting last week during which the rank ...

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That Musical ‘Seussical’

Lauren Kraker, 16, a junior at John F. Kennedy High School, assists Trevor Patchin, 15, a freshman, in putting on a hat. in Sunday’s ‘‘Seussical Jr.’’ production at John F. Kennedy High School. The program featured both students from the school’s Upper Campus and Lower Campus in ...

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Glenbeigh treatment center will expand

ROCK CREEK — Glenbeigh drug and alcohol treatment center is preparing for a $3 million expansion, to be completed late this summer, funded through its parent ACMC Healthcare System. The 32-bed campus along state Route 45 in Rock Creek is receiving a new 13,500-square-foot residential care ...

No injuries reported in plane crash

BELOIT — The Ohio State Highway Patrol Canfield Post is investigating a small plane crash that occurred Sunday at the Tri-City Airport. Tribune Chronicle news partner WKBN-27 reported the pilot, Thomas Warner, 62, of Alliance, wasn’t injured in the crash at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Reports ...

Homeless count set in Trumbull County

WARREN — The Trumbull County Housing Collaborative is coordinating the ‘‘Point in Time Count’’ of the homeless in the community from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Volunteers in Trumbull County will be on the streets searching from 8 p.m. to midnight to identify homeless ...

Tribune seeks tales of readers’ first dates

How did your first date turn out? For our Valentine’s edition, the Tribune Chronicle wants to share your stories full of the promise, excitement, awkwardness, comedy and even the disasters of your first outing with that special person. We will print the best submissions or call you to help ...

On the record

Trumbull County WHAT: Commissioners meeting Thursday on fifth-floor of county Administration Building. PRESENT: Mauro Cantalamessa, Frank Fuda, Daniel J. Polivka The board: l Authorized sub contracts between the commissioners on behalf of the county Nutrition Program for the Elderly ...

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The Rev. Todd Johnson, pastor of Second Baptist Church in Warren, said recently that he would like to see the number of African-American churches in Trumbull County reduced to increase the impact of the remaining churches.

Are churches stronger together?

WARREN — While putting together the Warren Citywide Youth Choir, the Rev. Todd Johnson recognized there were more African-American churches in Trumbull County than he realized. “I was sending out fliers to the churches, and I thought I would only have to send out 30 or so, ...

The Conrad family of Cortland, from left, Craig, Rachael, 11, Carson, 9, and Liz, traveled to Cleveland Saturday for a Women’s March meant to mirror the one in Washington, D.C., designed to send a message to President Donald Trump.
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Women gather in protest

WARREN — Worldwide protests on the first full day of the Donald Trump administration led several local residents to join the estimated half a million protestors in Washington, D.C., Saturday. Their voices joined an estimated 4.7 million sister marchers around the world, according to the ...

A demonstrator holds a sign as she marches in support of the Women's March on Washington Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Phoenix. Thousands of protesters in Phoenix joined in support of those in cities around the globe protesting against Donald Trump as the new United States president. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Anti-Trump marches held across country

WASHINGTON — In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches in the nation’s capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won’t let his ...

Warren man’s claim stirs up storm

WARREN — A Warren man claims he was targeted by the city for his outspoken criticism of a 0.5 percent income tax increase and city hall’s decision to partially subsidize the Community Development Department with money from water, waste water, storm water and sanitation funds. James Walker ...

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Brillant sunlight fills the sunglasses of Alexandra Marino, 22, of Warren. as she attends the Polar Plunge at Mosquito Lake State Park beach area Saturday afternoon...by R. Michael Semple

Sun takes sting out of Polar Plunge

BAZETTA — It was so cold at last year’s Polar Plunge that the ends of Mary Sue Polivka’s hair froze. “We couldn’t get it thawed for a half hour,” said Polivka, 53, of Mecca. On Saturday, the temperature was 60 degrees when the first person took the plunge into Mosquito Lake for ...

Nominees sought for Community Star award

WARREN — The Tribune Chronicle and Trumbull 100 are seeking nominations for the annual Community Star award. The program, now in its 16th year, celebrates volunteers who go above and beyond to make a measurable impact in the lives of others. Nominations will be accepted through Monday. The ...

This Week in History

99 years ago in 1918: l A German spy came in an unusual package — a little Youngstown girl delivering a pack of dynamite. A 16-year-old girl believed to be a dangerous German operative was being held under the strictest guard in Chicago while detectives sought to learn more of the ...

Trumbull County courts

New cases Cases filed in Trumbull County Jan. 7-14: COMPLAINT SAM LAMANCUSA, TREASURER, TRUMBULL COUNTY OHIO vs. ROBINSON, DENISE et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TREASURER, TRUMBULL COUNTY OHIO vs. PETERSON, SHEANNA et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TREASURER, TRUMBULL COUNTY OHIO vs. LEE, ROBERT et ...

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Three new Warren firefighters were sworn-in Friday morning, from left, Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa, New Firefighters, Sebastian Zlotkowski, Daniel Woll, and Brian Barton...by R. Michael Semple

Another swearing-in

Three new Warren firefighters, the first of 15 expected to be hired this year under the city’s two year, $2.39 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant, gather in City Council chambers Friday to be sworn in. From left are Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, Safety Service ...