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Tiger Town comes down

Volunteers Cole Lawson, 15, of Hubbard, left, and Devin Matthews, 21, of Liberty, both members of the Movement Church, remove a large section of the Tiger Town playground at Howland Township Park on Saturday. The wooden playground, constructed by a community effort in the 1990s, was deemed in ...

Man drowns at Mosquito Lake

BAZETTA — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is investigating a drowning Sunday evening near the Mosquito Lake State Park beach. Bazetta fire safety crews, ODNR and Mosquito Lake marine patrol were called out about 6:15 p.m. to the swimming area after learning a man was drowning. A ...

Auction brings cash to 4-H kids

BAZETTA — Bid after bid, animal after animal, this year’s market projects came to a close this weekend with the 4-H members’ final hurdle of the Trumbull County Fair — auction. Every 4-H member who exhibited a market or carcass animal sold his animal, and the money they earned is ...

Mon. 8:30 a.m.: Trump, Putin meeting privately today

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting privately, joined only by translators, in the Finnish Presidential Palace. The two leaders entered the Gothic Hall with serious expressions earlier today, moving quickly to two ornate wooden chairs set before American and ...

Local Navy officers joined RIMPAC

Two area residents participated in the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise “Rim of the Pacific” held at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamal Hameed of Warren and Petty Officer 2nd Class Chena Cross of Youngstown were part of the event that ...

Man recalls time in U.S. Navy as Seabee

Editor’s note: This is part of a series published every Monday between Memorial Day and Veterans Day honoring local veterans. CORTLAND — On a living room wall facing the entrance of John Klamut’s front door is a handmade U.S. Navy Seabees emblem. It was given to Klamut, 86, as a gift, ...

Family reporting for duty

WARREN — New Salvation Army Capts. Kiley, 38, and Christopher Williams, 45, promise to bring energy and their own special skills to their new position heading the Franklin Street Warren Salvation Army barracks. The Williams come to Warren from a three-year assignment in New Castle, Pa., ...

Celebrating the victory at Santiago in 1898

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, on this July 16, 1898, sent the following message to Gen. William Shafter, commander of the U.S. forces near Santiago, Cuba: “The ...

Patrol investigating teen’s foot being run over by car

BROOKFIELD — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a late Saturday incident where a 17-year-old male’s foot was run over by a vehicle. A Trumbull County 911 report states a call was received 10:30 p.m. at 840 Crestwood Drive NE from a man who says his son’s foot was run over ...

Lordstown group collects 1,050 signatures, plan more

LORDSTOWN — Members of a local group supporting returning the zoning of 290 acres of property that may be used for the TJX HomeGoods Distribution Center back to residential have collected 1,050 signatures as of Sunday. Brett Dickson, a leader in the movement that opposed the zoning ...

Road to close for painting beams under I-80 bridge

LIBERTY — Liberty Street / Jones Road between Belmont Avenue and Motor Inn Drive will be closed 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday to Friday for painting of beams on the Interstate 80 overhead bridge. The exit ramp off I-80 will remain open. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office recommended a ...

Trumbull County Fair, Junior Fair results

Fine Arts Watercolor • Still Life — Lilah Turon, West Farmington, first; Leanne Lee, Girard, first; Ruthie Kaiser, Orwell, second; Ruthie Kaiser, Orwell, third. • Nature — Nicolette Bates, Warren, first; Ruthie Kaiser, Orwell, first; Hannah Kaiser, Cortland, second; Serenity ...

New cases

Cases filed in Trumbull County June 30-July 7 NOTICE OF APPEAL-11TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS SABINO, ANTHONY vs. LIBERTY HEALTH CARE CENTER STATE OF OHIO 11TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS vs. SIMPSON, SHAUN RYAN ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL GILMARTIN JR., THOMAS P. vs. DEPARTMENT OF ...

Divorces and Dissolutions

Divorces and dissolutions in Trumbull County June 30 to July 7: DIVORCE HITE, AMANDA D. vs. HITE, JUSTIN C. METZ, JAMIE vs. METZ JR., TERRANCE GARBRANDT, MICHELLE LYNN vs. GARBRANDT, TROY ALAN DISSOLUTION BASCH, NICOLE D. vs. BASCH, MATTHEW J. SPAHLINGER, FRED vs. ...

Cows judged at county fair

BAZETTA — Sunday brought relief for exhibitors and fairgoers alike as the exhibition drew to a close. Contests like the cow milking and Dress a Kow took center stage along with the nighttime Demolition Derby held at the grandstand. For many 4-Hers the boots and show clothes came off, ...

Leeoria Willis’ swine research makes impact

BAZETTA — It was her younger siblings’ disqualifications from swine exhibitions at the Trumbull County Fair that led Leeoria Willis to exhaustively research what caused the texture and color of the meat of her brothers’ pigs to sour. That investigation led the teen to reach out to ...

Testing to begin at Lordstown plant

LORDSTOWN — Testing of the power-generating equipment inside a natural gas-fired electric plant in the village is scheduled to begin next week as the $900 million facility nears its targeted opening date. William Siderewicz, part owner of Clean Energy Future Lordstown, said the test run, ...

COG wants cash to levy grant dollars

WARREN — While the Trumbull County Regional Council of Governments is hoping to get revenue from an increase in the county sales tax, there are several plans in the making to share resources among member communities that will cost little to nothing, its chairman said. James LaPolla, ...

Sugarland offers music with message

YOUNGSTOWN — It was music with a message that country megastars Sugarland brought to fans via their first new album in about seven years — and to the Covelli Centre stage after a five-year hiatus. The duo opened the Youngstown concert on their comeback tour Friday night with the title ...

County sales tax has fluctuated

The debate between the imposition of a sales tax increase and letting voters choose to raise the tax in Trumbull County isn’t a new one. While the sales tax percentage Trumbull County collects has held steady at 1 percent from 2006 until now, the rate fluctuated between 2002 and 2006 when ...