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Safety personnel and others wait as recovery crews from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on Monday search Mosquito Lake for John Schuster, 51, who went missing after he fell out of a canoe Sunday morning while fishing.

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple

Search continues for missing boater on Mosquito Lake

BAZETTA — Recovery crews from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will return to Mosquito Lake this morning to continue their search for a man who went missing after he fell out of a canoe Sunday morning while fishing. Sgt. Josh Orwick of ODNR’s Division of Parks and Watercraft, said ...

Cafaro Co. offers Amazon $20M incentive

HOWLAND — The Cafaro Co. has offered to sell its Enterprise Park at Eastwood property to Amazon for $1 and give the internet-based retailer $20 million in seed money to develop its second headquarters on the greenfield acres next to the Eastwood Mall Complex. Anthony Cafaro Jr., Cafaro Co. ...

One hurt as plane crash lands in Gustavus

GUSTAVUS — A small single-engine plane believed to be carrying two passengers crashed Monday night in the 3500 block of Gardner Barclay Road. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating what caused the plane to go down east of state Route 11. Reports indicate the plane was trying to land ...

Fire at Uncle Sil’s bar ruled arson

WARREN — Uncle Sil’s Bar & Grill, 2774 Youngstown Road SE, sustained between $50,000 and $75,000 in damage early Monday from an intentionally set fire, according to fire officials. The Trumbull County 911 center received three phone calls from residents reporting a fire beginning at ...

083117...R HAMAD 1...Warren...08-31-17...Nasser Hamad, foreground, and his attorney Geoffrey Oglesby listen to Common Pleas Judge Ronald Rice during the final pre-trial Thursday afternoon...by R. Michael Semple

Hamad trial jury pool needs 9

WARREN — The attorneys in the capital murder trial of a Howland man picked up the pace in jury selection Monday as the number comprising the final jury pool fell within nine of the judge’s goal of 40. Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald J. Rice said he expects a jury of 12 and ...

Howland trustee candidates talk speed cameras, township growth

HOWLAND — Two Howland trustees seeking re-election said a vote to decide whether the police department should start using handheld traffic cameras will wait until after the Nov. 7 election. Incumbents James LaPolla and Matthew Vansuch are defending the seats against political newcomer Sal ...

Cortland residents, from left, Shelby Nichols,  Megan Cross and Caitlyn Dales were among several who donated time putting up Halloween and fall decorations for the two-day Cortland Oktoberfest on Main Street.

Festive weekend in Cortland

Cortland residents, from left, Shelby Nichols, Megan Cross and Caitlyn Dales were among several who donated time putting up Halloween and fall decorations for the two-day Cortland Oktoberfest on Main Street.

Area cleaner

WARREN — A volunteer clean up Saturday morning at Pershing and Choctaw avenues SW netted 81 tires and large amount of garbage, but according to a woman living there, a truck was seen dropping brush in the area almost immediately after the volunteers left. “About 2 1/2 hours after the ...

Fees for Chromebooks questioned

State lawmakers are seeking to answer whether school districts can charge students for electronic devices like Chromebooks. Many districts in Trumbull County have Chromebooks in classrooms and some offer devices to take home. The question is whether the districts can charge students anything, ...

Man accused of breaking into home

WARREN — A Warren man accused of breaking into a Southern Boulevard NW home faces a charge of aggravated burglary in connection in Warren Municipal Court. Meko Howard, 26, who pleaded not guilty to the charge Monday, is free on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, court records show. ...

Gustavus culvert to be replaced

GUSTAVUS — Barclay Messerly Road between Wakefield Creek and Ashtabula Countyline roads will be closed starting Wednesday to Nov. 10 for a culvert replacement. The recommended detour is west on Wakefield Creek Road, north on Stoddard Hayes Road, east on Underwood Road, and south on ...

Man treated for smoke after fire

WARREN — City fire and police are investigating a fire Saturday at 1642 W. Market St. that caused a man to be treated for smoke inhalation, according to a police report. Darrell L. Manson, 65, of the home, suffered minor injuries in the fire that broke out about 7 p.m. While fire crews ...

Austintown woman gets short jail term

WARREN — An Austintown woman Monday was given 30 days in jail for mailing the anti-opioid drug suboxone to an inmate at the Trumbull County Jail. Stephanie Iudiciani, 33, appeared before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Kontos, who also gave her five months probation ...

Lordstown OKs pact for road striping

LORDSTOWN — Village council Monday approved a $43,472 contract with Dura Mark Inc. of Aurora to paint new traffic stripes on several roads. Mayor Arno Hill said the work will begin shortly to have all roads striped this fall. He said there are some roads where the lines have become ...

Cortland man wins $1M in lottery

CORTLAND — A Cortland man won $1 million from a Max the Money scratch off ticket. The Ohio Lottery Commission reports Arthur Black bought two of the $30 instant tickets, the second one being the winner. He will receive $40,000 per year for 25 years. The commission said Black is an avid ...

Mecca finances draw questions by residents

MECCA — With the Ohio Auditor’s Office still having Mecca’s financial books on the unauditable list, township residents asked trustees Monday why it’s taking the state so long to get the situation rectified. More than 40 residents attended the meeting asking questions of the delay ...

New council combines business, GOP

WARREN — Business and politics will be at the center of the newly formed Northeast Ohio Business Resource Council, its organizers said. The council, holding its first event Wednesday, will be a place for local businesses of any size to get together, express their concerns and ideas and ...

On the record

Mecca WHAT: Trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Fritz Birkhimer, Dan Galbencia and Jim Governor Trustees: l Scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. Friday at the town hall to approve a bill for Cortland to provide paramedic and emergency medical service for calls if the township is unable to ...

Warren development fund backers to be announced

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — The Fund for Warren’s Future is expected today to announce the two private business owners who will provide $50,000 a piece and guidance for the project designed to market the city. The announcement is expected to come at 4 p.m. at the Raymond John Wean ...

Nine indicted by grand jury

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — Nine people were indicted Monday in a report by the Trumbull County Grand Jury. Those charged with felonies are scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 27 before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge W. Wyatt McKay. The following were charged with felonies: • ...