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Families cross border in waves

McALLEN, Texas — A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to shower. Dozens of fathers quietly held their children’s hands in an enclosure made of chain-link fencing. While these families were held at an overcrowded Border Patrol processing center, a ...

Cafaro: Trump should have made a stop in Lordstown

Click here for Capri Cafaro's column WARREN — Fox News opinion columnist and frequent television commentator, former Ohio Sen. Capri Cafaro, wasn’t being cheeky when she invited President Donald Trump in her column to “come and look people in our community in the eye.” It was more ...

Transit contract in limbo after rebid motion fails

WARREN — The already embattled Trumbull County Transit Board — facing allegations its members are allegiant to a transit contractor rather than acting as stewards for its users — hosted a meeting Thursday punctuated by interruptions, raised voices and accusations, and ultimately led ...

Injunction filed over Falls school district logging

NEWTON FALLS — An injunction has been filed against the Newton Falls Board of Education over its decision to log and sell timber on 42 acres of primeval forest behind the elementary school because the land technically does not belong to the district, according to the filing. The district ...

Trustees looking to acquire school

BRACEVILLE — Township trustees are looking to acquire the former LaBrae Middle School located north of the township hall off Braceville Robinson Road. Trustees at a special meeting Tuesday approved moving forward to acquire the building, which is in foreclosure and has about $33,000 in ...

Century Link outage linked to cut line

WARREN — Century Link is attributing Thursday’s widespread internet outage to a fiber line cut inadvertently by a third-party contractor Thursday morning. The damage affected both internet and voice call services, according to a spokeswoman from Century Link. She said in emergency ...

Man, son killed in Campbell crash

CAMPBELL — A father and son died in a crash Thursday morning in Campbell on their way to school. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Paul “Mike” Pickett, 41, and his 11-year-old son, Marcus Pickett, died when the Jeep Wrangler they were in flipped over on Sixth Street, near Wilson ...

Warren Mission to hold Meat Monday

WARREN — The Warren Family Mission, Second Harvest Food Bank, Warren’s Health District and Mayor Doug Franklin are collaborating to hold a food distribution. Dominic Marrari of the mission said the distribution will take place 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Packard Music Hall side and rear ...

Vigil set for victims of Christchurch mosques

YOUNGSTOWN — The Islamic Society of Greater Youngstown is asking people of all faiths to join them to honor the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shootings 6 p.m. today at the Masjid al-Khair, 1670 Homewood Ave. Fifty people were killed in the shooting on March 15. Khalid ...

GM confirms interest in plant

WARREN — General Motors has gotten some outside interest in its Lordstown assembly plant, but the automaker maintains the future of its unallocated plants will be determined by it and the United Auto Workers union. “We have received inquiries from interested parties related to the ...

Man reports theft using cash app on cellphone

WARREN — A city resident filed a police report stating his ex-girlfriend has been using his cash app to withdraw $2,413.05 from his Seven Seventeen Credit Union account to pay members of her family and friends. Lashawn Ziegler, 46, 4302 Harvard Drive, filed a police report at the police ...

Task force to educate teachers on illicit drugs

HUBBARD — The Hubbard Exempted Village School District will host Highway to Health, a free health fair and screenings for its staff today. The school district has partnered with the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force with members guiding teachers through an illicit drug ...

Delays expected for intersection project

HOWLAND — Starting today, work will be done at the intersection of North River Road and North Road as part of an improvement project. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office said traffic will be maintained at all times but delays are expected because of lane closures at the intersection ...

On the record – Newton Falls

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Ken Kline, Jennifer Urbania, Debra Davis and Amie Crowder ABSENT: Brent Powell The board: • Approved Paula Maas as a trustee of Newton Falls Public Library to fill a vacant unexpired seven-year term May 1 through May 1, 2026; • ...

On the record – Western Reserve Port Authority

WHAT: Board of Directors meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Director John Moliterno, board members Martin Loney, Kathleen Kennedy, Sam Covelli, Ron Klingle, Richard Edwards, Sterling Williams and Michael Welsh, Trumbull County Commissioners Frank Fuda, Mauro Cantalamessa and Daniel Polivka, and ...

Trump: Workers ‘better love me’

LIMA — President Donald Trump returned Wednesday to Ohio with a tour of a tank plant, where he touted its revival, but also took time to rally against the closure of the General Motors assembly plant in Lordstown. “What’s going on with General Motors? We have the best economy we’ve ...

Liberty police seek tips on prostitution at hotels

LIBERTY — Township police are asking for help from residents and businesses to help catch human trafficking and prostitution going on at the six hotels surrounding the Interstate 80 and Belmont Avenue exit. Interim police Chief Toby Meloro said the action is coming in the wake of the March ...

TNP study finds Warren hasn’t lost its youth

To read a copy of Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership’s Youngstown Road report, click here. WARREN — The city has not lost its youth, and residents want places to get fresh food along Youngstown Road, according to a study released Wednesday by Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership. The TNP ...

Geostar gives county recommendations to save money

WARREN — The two suggestions made Wednesday by a company working to recommend cost-saving measures for Trumbull County centered on telemedicine services and hiring a company that would procure the county’s gas and electricity, but the county is already in contracts for those ...

Press agent Susan Schulman tells Broadway tales

WARREN — Susan L. Schulman shared stories from a nearly 50-year career as a Broadway press agent on Wednesday during a Trumbull Town Hall lecture at Packard Music Hall. Schulman got bitten by the theater bug at a young age. Growing up in New York City, she saw her first Broadway show at ...