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Tribune Chronicle / Raymond L. Smith
Brian Simmons describes where the burned minivan with a body was found about 10 a.m. Monday near the corner of Pershing Avenue NW and Choctaw Street NW.

Northwest Warren resident finds body burned in van

WARREN — “It’s like something you would see in a horror movie, but it was real,” Brian Simmons, 32, said of finding a charred body lying halfway out the side sliding door of the smoldering husk of a minivan. “It is an image I will never get out of my mind. It was horrible,” ...

20,000 vie for chance to see Trump

YOUNGSTOWN — About 13,000 people are destined to be disappointed if they aren’t lucky enough to snatch a seat today at the Covelli Centre, where President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at a campaign-style stop at Covelli Centre. More than 20,000 have applied to watch Trump deliver ...

Girard advances medical marijuana

GIRARD — Girard City Council on Monday passed the second of three readings necessary to allow medical marijuana cultivation and dispensary facilities in the city but decided to wait until the Sept. 11 meeting for final action. Council could have passed the legislation Monday as an emergency ...

Mathews school district considers consolidation

VIENNA — Mathews Local School District officials are reviewing options for survival, including consolidating with a neighboring school district. In May, voters for the fifth time defeated a bond issue to build a new school complex. Mathews High School is more than 100 years old and must be ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, second from left, visits Wheatland Tube on Deitz Road in Warren Monday with employees about his push to expand the Buy America Act rules.

Sen. Sherrod Brown pressures president in Warren

WARREN — It might cost more but it will be an investment in American industry, American jobs and the American economy if the federal government were to buy only American-made products for federal infrastructure jobs, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said. “Sometimes if it is made with American ...

Recovery plan in hands of fiscal commission

NILES — The Niles fiscal recovery plan is all buttoned up and ready for the city’s oversight commission to accept or reject Thursday. After a series of special meetings, Niles City Council on Monday voted into law elements of the fiscal plan it passed last week. Two new $5 license ...

Falls council indicates services for proposed annexation area

NEWTON FALLS — Village council at a special meeting Monday approved legislation indicating what services it would provide to the 444.9-acre tract proposed to be annexed from Braceville and Newton townships into Newton Falls. Trumbull County commissioners earlier this month accepted the ...

OAC grants for Trumbull, Mahoning

Two Trumbull County and 10 Mahoning County organizations will receive money from the Ohio Arts Council as part of more than $12 million in grants announced Monday. Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership received two grants totalling $7,978. A $4,842 grant will finance a program called Warren ...

Semi driver killed in Route 11 crash

FOWLER — A Boardman man was killed Monday morning when his tractor-trailer rig hit a fence and tree off state Route 11 near state Route 305, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Thomas Detwiler, 64, of Boardman, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the patrol ...

Route 11 ramp to close Thursday

VIENNA — The state Route 11 southbound ramp to King Graves Road will be closed Thursday evening and overnight until Friday morning, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced. The ramp will close at 7 p.m. for resurfacing work. It is set to reopen at 7 a.m. Friday. The posted detour ...

Hubbard makes position to handle water problems

HUBBARD — Hubbard City Council created a water administrator position to handle water-related matters in the city instead of those issues being combined with the administrator also handling wastewater. The water administrator will address waterline issues, water projects and drinking water ...

Warren man shot in hand and leg

WARREN — A man was shot in the hand and leg early Sunday morning in the area of Southern Boulevard NW, according to a police report. Frederick J. Morgan, 24, of Adelaide Avenue SE, was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital by a man who was driving by a Caesar’s restaurant on West Market ...

Trauma from deer killed woman

WARREN — A passenger killed when a deer was launched into the air after being struck by an oncoming vehicle died of blunt cranial and cerebral trauma, according to the Trumbull County Coroner’s Officer. Amy Stoneburner, 39, Negley, died at the scene of the 10:15 p.m. Thursday crash, ...

Lakeview PK-8 school construction rolls along

CORTLAND — Skyrocketing temperatures last week were not slowing members of the Bricklayers Local 8 of Youngstown on their work constructing walls for the new $31 million PK-8 School complex at Lakeview Local School District. The new two-story 130,000-square-foot traditional style brick ...

Howland woman felt quake while in Greece

WARREN — Howland resident Maria Anagnostou was visiting relatives in Rhodes, Greece, last week when she and her family felt the earth move. A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the European country of Greece early Friday. Anagnostou, who was back home and serving Greek food at Sunday’s St. ...

Vet recalls Vietnam, being a ‘Walrus’

Editor’s note: This is part of a series published every Monday between Memorial Day and Veterans Day honoring local veterans. By MARLY KOSINSKI Tribune Chronicle McDONALD — Four years, three months and 18 days. That is how long David Martin, 75, spent in the U.S. Navy during the ...

Little relief found for flooded lawns

By RENEE FOX Tribune Chronicle Andrew Buettner said his trouble with the Niles Water Department began four months ago. Although he resides on Ravenwood Drive in Howland, his water service is provided by Niles, and so after a waterline break started filling his yard with water, he called ...

Stills, Collins team for Powers concert in October

Tribune Chronicle Stephen Stills and Judy Collins will perform together on Oct. 15 at Powers Auditorium. Stills and Collins were a couple 50 years ago, and that love affair was immortalized in Stills song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” which was recorded by Crosby, Stills & Nash on its ...

McKinley first to campaign by phone

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. President William McKinley was the first president to campaign by telephone. It has happened to all of us. We pick up the telephone when we are in the middle ...

Trumbull County Fair results

Dairy cattle Lauren Almasy, Hubbard — 2nd, Red and White, junior heifer calf Brent H. Ayers, Vienna — 1st, Jersey, three and four-year-old dry cow; 2nd, Jersey, intermediate yearling heifer; 2nd, Jersey, dam and daughter; 3rd, Jersey, intermediate heifer calf; 3rd, Jersey, produce of ...