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Jobs in Trumbull County decline

WARREN — As the rest of the nation celebrated figures released this month indicating middle class income finally may be recovering from the Great Recession, there were few hurrahs in Ohio — and even fewer in Trumbull County. Since a 1997 peak of 99,265 jobs, the number of jobs reported ...

Bill would remove bed cap

WARREN — A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would remove a cap on the number of people who can be treated at a Medicaid-accepted center for substance-use disorders. The cap, known as the Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) exclusion, was enacted in 1965 and makes it so ...

Plastic bag ban proposed

WARREN — Banning stores in the city from selling single-use plastic bags by 2020 is the goal of at least one member of city council. If Councilman Eugene Mach, D-7th Ward, is successful in convincing his colleagues to agree, Warren could be the first city in Ohio to outlaw these types of ...

Warren holds homecoming

WARREN — Warren Homecoming attracted visitors from across the country and across town. Karla Davis Donahue of San Diego and Sally Trask Fowler of Mecca shared a hug in the Taste of Warren tent and caught up when they found each other on Saturday. They were classmates at Warren G. Harding ...

Trumbull County courts

Closed cases Cases closed in Trumbull County Sept. 8-15 CLOSED EAKIN REIDER, MICHELLE L. vs. REIDER, SCOTT J. ISAAC, SHANNON vs. ISAAC, JAMIE SLIFKA, KAREN M. vs. SLIFKA, DAVID J. WILLOUGHBY, ELENA A. vs. WILLOUGHBY, JOHN R. BROCK, ALLAN L. vs. BROCK, CHERYL L. ORITI, ...

Trumbull County courts

Marriage applications Marriage applications filed in Trumbull County Sept. 10-14: Allen B. Troyer, 39, West Farmington, and Martha C. Miller, 36, Bristolville Katrina N. Flavell, 36, North Salt Lake, Utah, and Daniel P. Stephens, 38, North Salt Lake, Utah Anthony M. McAnallen, 28, ...

This week in history

99 years ago in 1919: • Nine girls of the base arid soldering department of the Ohio Lamp Company walked out when they said their demands for increased pay were refused. The girls said they asked for sufficient increase to make their average pay $3.50 or $4 per day. Company officials ...

Niles park rededicated to veterans

NILES — Veterans from all over Trumbull County gathered Friday at Veterans Memorial Park, formerly known as Circle Street Park, for the 10th annual POW/MIA Recognition Day. “Every war we’ve fought overseas, we’ve had men and women who have not returned. They’ve been missing in ...

Union reps rally for Cordray

WARREN — Local union leaders on Friday pledged to rally their members in support of the Democratic candidate for governor who spoke at the United Steel Workers 1375 hall in Warren. Jose Arroyo, a USW staff representative, said with less than two months to go before the Nov. 6 election, ...

Tornado touched down in Trumbull County

WARREN — A tornado touched down Thursday in northwest Trumbull County, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland. The storm, which had a maximum wind speed of 95 mph, started around 2:31 p.m. about three miles northeast of Middlefield in Geauga County near Nauvoo and Hayes ...

Woman accused of causing lockdown ruckus

WARREN — A woman pleaded not guilty to charges Friday in Warren Municipal Court after police said she tried to take her children from McGuffey PK-8 while the school was on lockdown because of a tornado warning Thursday afternoon, according to a police report. Raquel Mostella, 30, was ...

Power transformer explodes in Champion

CHAMPION — A transformer explosion about 6 p.m. Friday in the 4100 block of North Park Avenue left many in the area without power. The Champion Fire Department closed the road for about an hour before Ohio Edison arrived to restore power. The department said the explosion was likely caused ...

Warren woman’s face cut during attack

WARREN — Staff at Trumbull Regional Medical Center called police 3:30 a.m. Friday after a woman arrived in the emergency room with cuts to her face and arm, according to a police report. The Warren woman, 24, told police she went to an unknown address on Douglas Street to wait for the ...

Woman reports she was stabbed on porch

WARREN — A woman, 69, reported she was stabbed 2:30 a.m. Friday on the porch of her Iddings Avenue NE home by a stranger, according to a police report. The woman told police she got out of her car and went to open the door to her home when a man she didn’t know attacked her and ...

On the record — Lordstown

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: William Catlin, Carla Click, Cheryl Kistler, Niki Reid and Jackie Woodward The board: • Heard from Superintendent Terry Armstrong that enrollment in the district has increased by 4.25 percent, with more students at both the ...

Church sees new pastor

WARREN — The Rev. Peter Haladej has been named the new pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Warren. Haladej started at the church Aug. 11 after having served nine years as pastor at Holy Trinity Parish in East Liverpool, associate pastor at St. Christine in Youngstown for two years and ...

Religion news

LITTLE DRESSES FOR HAITI: Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, is continuing to welcome all teens and adults interested in learning to sew or to share their sewing skills with others to participate in its Little Dresses for Haiti program. The program is 10 a.m. ...

Woman recognized for service

WARREN — When she was a teen, Kimberly Clinkscale of Warren dreamed of being a teacher and having a school. Today, she serves as director of Shepherd of All God’s Children and Hope Academy for Autism on Niles Road in Warren. Clinkscale was recognized by family, friends and the community ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County Sept. 14-19: Bazetta Steven K. Lew to Jessica L. Shipman, 3342 Woodland Trail Unit B, $72,000 Barbara A. McVicker to Robert Pumphrey and Robin Tolley, Johnson Plank, $129,900 Thomas N. Munson to Paul A. Straniak, 2421 Wilson Sharpsville, ...

Mellencamp showcases talent

YOUNGSTOWN — Someone once told John Mellencamp that if he really wanted to sell his work, he needed to paint still lifes and flowers. “I don’t want to sell paintings that bad,” Mellencamp said. One walk through “John Mellencamp: Expressionist,” which opened Thursday at the Butler ...