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Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple

Julie Fee of Champion holds a photo of her father, Marine Corps veteran Richard Kuszmaul, who died May 8. The flag and the bullets she is holding are from her father’s military burial. Kuszmaul served in the Korean War.

For Memorial Day, family members recall dads’ war stories

They are dying at an alarming pace, but they are not forgotten. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports: • 372 World War II veterans die every day. It’s estimated of the 16 million men and women who served in the era of WWII, about 1.7 million are left, and there will be less ...

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LaVerne Dietzel

YOUNGSTOWN — LaVerne Dietzel, 78, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, May 25, 2017, after a two- month illness of pulmonary fibrosis. She was born Nov. 29, 1938, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late John and Dorothy Krichbaum Dietzel. LaVerne graduated from Boardman High School and ...

Attorney speaks of teen girl’s closed case

WARREN — The attorney for Bresha Meadows said he was reluctant to represent the teen accused of murdering her father until a jail cell meeting two nights after the July 28, 2016, shooting. “She didn’t know what was going on,” said Cleveland attorney Ian Friedman. “She was a little ...

Kushner sought secret back channel to Russians

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat. Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak ...

Union riflemen prepare to fire during a battle at the Civil War re-enactment, which is part of the encampment event. There also is crafts, food, music and open houses at several of the village buildings.

Civil War era comes to life in Burton

BURTON — Visitors were taken back in time to the Civil War with an encampment and a battle re-enactment Saturday at the Century Village Museum. At a battle near an encampment organized by the Geauga County Historical Society, groups of Union and Confederate infantry exchanged musket fire as ...

Dan Cutler as Chief Cornstalk

Warren program sheds light on American Indian

WARREN — Scholar Dan Cutler will provide visitors to Ohio Chautauqua in Warren a look at an often overlooked perspective of America’s history — American Indian history. He will portray Chief Cornstalk, a prominent leader of the Shawnee nation prior to the American Revolution who lived ...

Orange-barrel summer returns to Interstate 80

WARREN — With the Memorial Day weekend here, Mahoning Valley motorists are facing their second summer of driving woes along the construction zone of Interstate 80 in Trumbull County. And businesses in Liberty and Girard are also growing weary of the orange barrels and ramp closures. As ...

Food ‘theft’ leads to camera use

AUSTINTOWN — An employee with Austintown Intermediate School’s Food Service Department was disciplined for installing a camera in the school’s food pantry, according to Superintendent Vincent Colaluca. The incident happened in late April or early May, when Principal Jeff Swavel was ...

Culvert work closes road

HARTFORD — Bushnell Campbell Road between Spencer Clark Road and Everett Hull Road in Hartford will be closed Tuesday through Friday for a culvert replacement. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office said the recommended detour is west on state Route 305, north on Warner Road and east on ...

ODOT to close Liberty roads

LIBERTY — There will be several road closures affecting motorists in Liberty this summer, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Pleasant Valley Road between Anderson Morris Road and Smith-Stewart Road is closed through late July for a bridge replacement. The detour is ...

Niles man charged in fatal shooting

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — The Niles man arrested in connection with a Monday fatal shooting in Pepper Pike has been charged, according to Pepper Pike police. Matthew Stecher, 40, faces charges of voluntary manslaughter and drug trafficking. At his arraignment last week, no pleas were ...

Trumbull County courts

Cases closed in Trumbull County May 15 to 20: CLOSED WOOD, NICOLLE M. vs. WOOD, BRIAN F. PRESCO, DANIELLE R. vs. PRESCO, SCOTT A. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR TRUMBULL COUNTY OHIO vs. MARUCCI & GAFFNEY EXCAVATING CO et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TREASURER, TRUMBULL ...

Warren expected to get new post office

99 years ago in 1918: l Warren was planning the construction of a new post office and local heroes saw themselves in pictures. The business of the local post office had entirely outgrown the building and it was necessary to rent additional quarters. Postmaster Brown utilized the basement ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple

GED graduates Gene Barr of Warren, left, and Misty Allen of Niles perform the tradition of moving their tassels across their mortorboards Friday as they graduate at Trumbull County Take Flight on Elm Road in Warren.

Young, old receive their GEDs

WARREN — A diverse group of students received their GEDs Friday, with their reasons as varied as their backgrounds. Approximately 14 people were honored in a ceremony at the Trumbull County Take Flight facility on Elm Road NE in Warren, including young people who were unable to complete ...

Slaying suspect faces $2M bond

WARREN — Bond for a man accused of firing a shot into a house full of people and killing a Bane Street man was set Friday at $2 million. Jimmie Ray Stella Jr., 37, Seventh Street SW, pleaded not guilty Friday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to felony murder, improperly discharging a ...

Memorial Day travel expected to be high

WARREN — A high number of travelers is expected for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association. Approximately 39.3 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, making it the highest level of Memorial Day travel since ...

States wrestle oversight of online charter schools

COLUMBUS — As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get a real education and schools get the right funding. The future of virtual schools is part of the larger school-choice debate seeing renewed ...

Woman reports break-in, arrested on warrant

WARREN — A woman who called police because her car was broken into at 1087 Perkinswood Blvd. was arrested on a warrant, according to a police report. Breawna Lyons, 25, called police around 6 p.m. Thursday and said someone smashed her car window and stole her purse with her wallet and $80, ...

Woman charged after call on child left alone

WARREN — A local woman pleaded not guilty to charges of child endangering and animal abuse at her arraignment Friday in Warren Municipal Court. Brandi Davis, 35, of Warren, faces three counts of child endangering and two counts of animal abuse following her arrest Thursday afternoon. She ...

Memorial Day events

Tribune Chronicle TODAY • WARREN — Memorial service, 2 p.m. at Pineview Memorial Park chapel, 4049 Youngstown Road, Warren. U.S. Air Force Major Brad Forridor of the 910th is guest speaker. Balloon release for veterans lost this past year. Sunday • MCDONALD — War memorial, 1 p.m. ...