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Southington woman dies in Portage crash

GARRETTSVILLE – A Southington woman died about 3 p.m. Friday in a single-car accident, police said.

Rebecca Proudfoot, 43, was driving on state Route 82 in Garrettsville, west of Stanley Road, when the Toyota Echo she was driving dropped off the road. The vehicle struck a traffic sign, utility pole and business sign, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.

Proudfoot died from injuries she sustained in the crash, police said. She was not wearing a seat belt.

Judge sets bond in beating death

YOUNGSTOWN – Bond for a man charged in the Thanksgiving day beating death of an elderly city man was set at $1 million on Friday.

Leo H. Kellish, 33, was arraigned in Youngstown Municipal Court on charges of aggravated murder, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.

Police found the victim, 70-year-old Dennis Simmons, at about 3 a.m. Thursday outside 2427 Shirley Road. Simmons’ body was found nude and lying in the snow, police reports state.

While officers were checking on the victim, Kellish appeared from a side door wearing only boxer shorts, with blood on his hands and body. Kellish then told the officers, “It was self-defense” and “I want my rights read,” according to reports.

The murder marked the city’s 18th homicide in 2013.

Man arrested in Youngstown bar fight

YOUNGSTOWN – A Boardman man was arrested early Thursday in connection with a large bar fight, police said.

Bond was set at $3,000 Friday for Jonathon Italiano, 27, who was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police said he refused to leave the V2 restaurant on Federal Street before grabbing an unwilling female patron and putting her over his shoulder. Italiano was also verbally combative with police.

He was eventually subdued with pepper spray and placed under arrest, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.

Police were called initially on a report of a large scuffle at the bar, which may have involved up to 10 people.

Italiano’s next court date is set for December.

Prescription drop-off boxes are available

The Lordstown and Niles police departments have added drop boxes in the lobbies of each police station for unwanted prescription drugs.

The Lordstown box is at 1583 Salt Springs Road and the Niles box at 15 E. State St.

Allowable medications and items include pills, capsules, patches, powders, vitamins, inhalers and pet meds. Drugs should be dropped in their original containers or in sealed plastic bags.

Drugs and other items not accepted include liquids, needles, syringes, lancets, thermometers, IV bags, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide, empty containers and illegal drugs.

Officers from the Trumbull Ashtabula Group will keep a count of the medications and then destroy them.

The boxes were purchased by the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board through a grant.

Vigil planned for World AIDS Day

YOUNGSTOWN – The Youngs-town World AIDS Day committee will hold a walk and candlelight vigil to promote awareness of HIV / AIDS in observation of World AIDS Day from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday in downtown Youngstown.

The walk and candlelight vigil will begin at the steps of the Mahoning County Courthouse and will end at the B&O Station. A free social will follow at the B&O station, where light refreshments will be served.

The mission of the Youngstown World AIDS Day committee is to unite and promote HIV awareness under the theme “We Are HIV.”

The Youngstown committee is looking for volunteers to assist on the day of the event. Contact co-chairs Anita Davis at 330-518-4718 or Shavar Johnson at 330-423-8250

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Kasich leads Democrat in early opinion poll

COLUMBUS – A new poll shows Ohio Gov. John Kasich is out in front of Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald with just under a year before the election.

The poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut shows the Republican Kasich is ahead of FitzGerald 44 percent to 37 percent.

The same poll in June had Kasich leading by a 47-33 margin.

The survey this month notes that most Ohioans don’t know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive who will be Kasich’s likely opponent next November. The poll found that nearly three out of four Ohioans surveyed didn’t know enough about FitzGerald to have an opinion about him.

The survey of 1,361 Ohio voters has a margin of error of just under 3 percentage points.

West Farmington to swear in new mayor

WEST FARMINGTON – West Farmington village council has scheduled a special meeting for 7:30 p.m. Friday at the village hall to swear in Thomas Christlieb as the new mayor. He will begin serving effective Sunday.

Christlieb, who served as council president, will become the new mayor as Allen Patchin retires Saturday.

Council will also give second reading for water rate adjustments.

Police investigate attempted robbery

WARREN Police are investigating an attempted robbery at a local Arby’s on Monday.

Police went to the restaurant at 1001 W. Market St. around 9:45 p.m. after receiving a report there was an attempted robbery. Officers were told the individual responsible did not get away with anything, according to a Warren police report.

The report states the individual fled before officers arrived.

No injuries were reported, and no other information was available.

Young Republicans will meet Friday

WARREN – The Trumbull County Young Republicans will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the new Republican Party headquarters, Suite 910 inside the Eastwood Mall near the JCPenney corridor.

The guest speakers will be Jim Shaw, from the group Americans For Prosperity, and Sarah Fowler, a member of the Ohio State Board of Education.

Walmart evacuated after bomb threat

BAZETTA The Walmart Supercenter off Elm Road was closed for more than an hour on Tuesday after the store received a bomb threat.

Police were called around 11:30 a.m. to the Millennium Drive store, which was evacuated, a 911 supervisor confirmed.

Officials said police and fire crews searched the building but did not find anything suspicious.

The store was re-opened about 12:50 p.m.

It was not clear on Tuesday how the threat was received or if officials know who made it.

No injuries were reported.

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Broken water fixture closes Howland High

HOWLAND – The high school will be closed today as a result of a broken second-floor bathroom water fixture that allowed water to overflow from the second floor, onto the first floor and then into the basement.

The flooding was discovered shortly after 11 a.m., Sunday morning.

Although calling the damage to the school building minor, Superintendent John Sheets said the high school will be closed today so district employees can survey the extent of work that needs to be done to get the flooded areas back to normal and to allow them to clean the area.

Sheets expects the high school to reopen Tuesday.

There is no estimate to the cost of the damage.

Protest staged at injection well site

WEATHERSFIELD – Opponents of hydraulic fracturing from various environmental groups in Ohio and Pennsylvania, including Frack-Free Mahoning Valley, held a protest Sunday morning outside a new injection well being drilled in Weathersfield Township.

The well, on state Route 169 near the Niles-Weathesfield Border, began last month as the first of two Class II salt water injection wells to be drilled by Howland-based American Water Management Services.

Protestors stood near the large rig set up along the busy stretch of roadway where the well, to be used for permanent disposal of oil field brine and waste thousands of feet underground, is being drilled.

Alice Fine, representing the group, said the water blessing ceremony, a religious service involving water from nearby fracking-affected communities, also was to be held Sunday morning. Protestors planned to block entrance to the well.

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Police investigate

discovery of man’s body

WARREN TOWNSHIP – Police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old township man whose body was discovered early Thursday morning in a garage.

Warren Township police Chief Don Bishop said it appears Tyler Gelet, 23, of 453 N. Leavitt Road, died from a gunshot wound. His body was found around 4 a.m. on the floor of the unattached garage at his residence, which he was sharing with a friend. Bishop said the friend told police he had returned home from work Thursday morning and when he went to pull into the garage he saw Gelet’s body lying on the garage floor.

“His friend thought he had gone to work. By the looks of it he had been there several hours,” Bishop said.

Bishop said police found a gun near Gelet’s body.

ODOT to host Market

Street bridge meeting

WARREN – The Ohio Department of Transportation will host a public hearing 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Warren Township administration building, 3765 W. Market St., to discuss the replacement of the Market Street bridge over state Route 5.

Other work in the approximately $5.2 million project includes rehabilitation of the Eagle Creek Road and North Leavitt Road bridges, a new guardrail approach, new signs and pavement markings.

The project is scheduled for construction in the spring of 2015.

Written comments can be made to Edward W. Deley Jr., District Four Environmental Coordinator, Ohio Department of Transportation, 2088 S. Arlington Road, Akron, 44306 by Dec. 20.

Grand jury meets again in Steubenville rape

STEUBENVILLE – The special grand jury investigating whether other crimes were committed last year when two Steubenville High School football players raped a teenage Weirton girl met again Thursday for the fourth straight day.

The 14-member panel has been in session since Monday reviewing evidence to determine whether any adults had knowledge of the rape last year but failed to report it as required by Ohio law. The teens were convicted in August 2012.

The grand jury has issued indictments against William Rhinaman, the former director of technology for the Steubenville City School District, on charges of tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury, related to the rape. His daughter, Hannah Rhinaman, also was charged with receiving stolen property unrelated to the rapes. Both have pleaded not guilty.

Governor candidate

to stump in Boardman

BOARDMAN – Presumed Democratic nominee for Ohio governor, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, and his newly named running mate for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Eric Kearney, are scheduled to campaign in Boardman today.

The visit to the Yankee Kitchen, a popular stop for Democrats, is part of the second day of a two-day swing across Ohio that wraps up in Columbus tonight. The event is set for 10 a.m. at the restaurant, 6635 Market St.

FitzGerald announced Wednesday that Kearney, the minority leader in the Senate, was his selection for lieutenant governor.

Area educators to get grants for innovation

Several area schools will receive up to $1,500 to fund classroom projects, thanks to the submissions of greater Mahoning Valley educators.

Slated to receive the Innovative Teacher Mini-Grants include Hubbard Elementary School, Prospect Elementary in Girard, Austintown Fitch High School and La Croft Elementary in East Liverpool.

The grants are being issued by not-for-profit organization the Turning Foundation to promote and support creative and innovative classroom practices in local schools.

The projects will use devices such as Kindles and iPads to enhance students’ instruction in reading and writing, communications, peer modeling and other technology-based academic lessons.

The grants will affect 233 students in K-12 classrooms in the Valley.

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Trumbull commissioners extend labor contract

WARREN – Trumbull County commissioners Wednesday agreed to extend a bargaining agreement with police and fire dispatchers at the county 911 Center while the sides negotiate a new contract.

Negotiations began this month and are expected to last beyond Dec. 31, the expiration of the current two-year deal for the dispatchers, represented by the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. The bargaining unit has 26 members.

Trumbull courthouse repairs scheduled

WARREN – Trumbull County’s majestic courthouse will undergo some minor interior repairs, including paint work to the ornately decorated ceilings.

An agreement approved by county commissioners Wednesday calls for Masterpiece Painting Company of Warren repair and repaint about 35 ceiling locations in the courtrooms and corridor ceilings and patch and repaint about 50 locations throughout the courthouse.

The $37,610 cost is being paid for through the court’s special project fund, funded through court fees. The work will be done after hours and cleaned up daily.

3.5 magnitude quake reported in S.E. Ohio

NELSONVILLE – The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a mild earthquake has shaken residents in southeastern Ohio.

The agency says the 3.5-magnitude quake occurred close to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The epicenter was about 2 miles southeast of the town of Nelsonville in Athens County.

The county’s emergency management agency says it received a number of 911 calls about the event but no immediate reports of damage.

Geophysicist John Bellini described the quake as “light.” He says people in the area might have felt a quick jolt, while some unstable items could have fallen from desks or shelves.

He says earthquakes must register at a 4.5 magnitude to cause any significant damage.

Ohio University, in nearby Athens, says its campus felt the earthquake, but there was no damage to facilities reported.

Olive Street bridge replacement planned

WARREN – Commissioners Wednesday approved a contract between Trumbull County and the Ohio Department of Transportation to replace the abandoned Olive Street bridge.

The agreement lets the state do the $6.6 million complete replacement of the structure that links Niles and McDonald. It has been closed since 2009 because of decay and structural concerns.

The new bridge will span 370 feet, much shorter than the 933 feet it now spans across the Mahoning River. The span decreases because earth will be used to fill in some open space below the deck. Work is expected to begin in Spring 2014 and last two years. Federal and state grants are being used to pay for the project.

McDonald Mayor Glenn Holmes said Wednesday a force main attached to the bridge will be removed and bored under the river to the Niles water treatment facility. Holmes said the work is under way.

Staff, wire reports

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Human trafficking

part of program

BOARDMAN – Help Hotline Crisis Center is sponsoring a workshop on human trafficking from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, 7440 South Ave.

Keynote speaker is Holly Smith, a survivor of child trafficking and a consultant for Amber Alert. She has appeared on the ”Dr. Oz” show to raise awareness for the issue of domestic minor sex trafficking.

Also speaking are Isabel Seavey, co-director of the Northeast Ohio Coalition on Rescue and Restore and Tracey Plouk, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

For information on the program, call Help Hotline at 330-747-5111.

Weathersfield business

network meeting set

WEATHERSFIELD – Weathersfield Township trustees will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the township Administration Building for the second Business Development Network meeting.

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Report: Man dead

in Youngstown shooting

YOUNGSTOWN – A man is dead and another is in the hospital after a shooting on Youngstown’s South Side.

Elliott Stewart, 25, was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Health Center and his brother, Derrick Stewart, 26, is still at the hospital after being shot in the hip, according to reports by Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV News channel 33.

The shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Southern Boulevard and Judson Avenue.

Youngstown police said there was a dispute at their family-owned business, Breeze Car Waxing, when a man pulled out a gun and shot multiple times.

“A random-type shooting, it does not seem like there is any connection with drugs or gang activity. Just seems like someone took offense to words and instead of dealing with it in a calm manner, they pulled out a gun and started shooting,” Youngstown Police Detective Sgt. Ron Rodway told WYTV.

Police: Bank robbed;

suspect at large

LIBERTY – Police are searching for a man in connection with the robbery of a Belmont Avenue bank Friday afternoon.

A man walked into First Place Bank about 2:45 p.m., handed an employee a note and mentioned that he had a gun, sources said.

He then fled the bank in a car, sources said, which may have been parked behind the bank on Excellence Drive. It is not clear whether the man left with any money.

Police said witnesses describe the man as between 30 and 40 years old, 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds.

No arrests have been made.

Fire destroys barn

in Johnston Township

JOHNSTON – Fire crews from several departments in northern Trumbull County were called out Friday afternoon to a barn fire at 7000 Love-Warner Road.

Johnston fire officials received a call at 12:45 p.m. of a barn on fire.

A 911 spokesman said damage was done to the structure and its contents, which included fire equipment that was destroyed. Damage estimates were not compiled.

The spokesman said no humans or livestock were harmed, but the structure burned to the ground.

Departments assisting were from Kinsman, Mecca, Vernon, Gustavus and Eastside Tanker Shuttle.

Johnston officials said the cause of the blaze is not yet determined.

HomeSafe program

holds registration

AUSTINTOWN – A ”HomeSafe” program was kicked off this summer by the Mahoning County Sheriff Office with registration being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive.

Sheriff Jerry Greene said the program is a database operated by the sheriff’s office to be used by law enforcement personnel only. The database will allow law enforcement officers to access the database’s information when a citizen goes missing.

The program targets individuals with autism, those who may be deaf or blind or have other developmental disabilities or the elderly who may suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The event will include refreshments, and activities and crafts for children. For information, call Kay at 330-720-6545.

Tourism Bureau

elects new officers

WARREN – Three people were elected to the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau board Thursday.

Jordan Taylor, general manager of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, fills the restaurant / entertainment / attraction / event venue board spot; JV Ferrara, owner of Julia’s Bed and Breakfast in Hubbard, to the hotel (ownership, marketing or management) seat; and Gwen Logan of Kinsman to an at-large position.

The terms expire December 2016.

Also, executive director Stephanie Sferra said tourism bureau revenue has risen about 6 percent more than the same period in 2012. The board’s total for the first 10 months of 2013 is $258,514. Most of the revenue is generated by a 2 percent bed tax on hotels and motels.

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Liberty man faces threat charge in Atlanta

AKRON – Marcus Aaron Scissum, 32, of Liberty, will be sent to Georgia, where he will face federal charges alleging he called CNN in Atlanta and threatened to place bombs at various locations on Sept. 11.

Scissum waived a detention hearing Monday in U.S. District Court here.

Struthers man accused of attempted murder

YOUNGSTOWN – A Struthers man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he attempted to kill his wife during an October rampage inside the couple’s Parkway Street home.

Brian Myers, 26, entered the plea during an arraignment in Mahoning County Court. His $65,000 bond was continued and he is due back in court Dec. 9, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.

Myers is charged with attempted murder, felonious assault, kidnapping and endangering children in connection to a Sept. 27 attack on his wife.

According to police reports, Myers became enraged with his wife over an “improper tax filing.” Myers allegedly threw the family’s pet dog across the room, held his wife at gunpoint and shot a rifle inside a home where their 10-month-old daughter was sleeping.

Myers took the girl from the home and went to his parent’s house in Boardman where he was arrested.

Howland residents get aggregation program

HOWLAND – Howland Township residents are being offered a gas aggregation program beginning in December 2013 to November 2014 billing cycle with Constellation Energy.

The price is $4.49 per thousand cubic feet.

Howland officials said to receive a rate they need to call 800-718-1493.

Submit gratitude for Giving Thanks feature

WARREN – The Tribune Chronicle is continuing its tradition of publishing notes of gratitude for the annual Giving Thanks features over Thanksgiving week.

Good fortune may include things like a steady paycheck, a happy family, a life-changing experience or a special person.

To submit thankful thoughts, use the form published periodically in the Tribune Chronicle and mail to: Tribune Chronicle, attn: Giving Thanks, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren OH 44483. Or submit electronically at, click ”VNR: submit your news” and go to “Giving Thanks”; or email to

Include your complete name, a phone number (not for publication) and the community in which you reside. Submissions should be limited to 25 words.

Local schools who wish to participate this year are encouraged to send student submissions electronically. After each submission, please list the student’s name and grade. Also include the name of the school and community.

Submissions are due at the Tribune Chronicle no later than Nov. 15.

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Police in Warren investigate robberies

WARREN – City police are investigating separate Friday night robberies at two local eateries.

Warren police reports state that officers responded to Caesar’s Restaurant at 2801 W. Market St. just after 9 p.m. in reference to a robbery in progress. Witnesses told police an armed individual took a small amount of cash from the register before taking off in a northbound direction toward Avon Oaks. Police said they checked the area but were unable to locate the gunman. The police report indicates approximately $189 was taken from the cash register.

Sometime between 8:46 and 9:15 p.m. police were called to Carmen’s Pizza at 1861 Youngstown Road S.E., after receiving reports of a robbery in progress there. Nothing was taken during that robbery.

Investigation continues into death of boy, 7

HOWLAND – The death of the 7-year-old son of Corey Floyd and Pamela Mcintosh is still under investigation by the county coroner.

The child was found unresponsive at 8454 High St. about 5:30 a.m. Friday. Attempts to resuscitate the child by both his father and emergency responders were unsuccessful and he was declared dead shortly after being transported to St. Joseph’s Health Center.

Police have yet to release the boy’s name, and Chief Paul Monroe did not immediately return a call asking for comment on the matter Monday.

Fire destroys old Youngstown church

YOUNGSTOWN – Fire officials are investigating a fire that destroyed an old church early Monday on the city’s west side.

Fire crews were called to the former St. Mary’s Byzantine Rite Church at Salt Springs Road and Florence Avenue around 4 a.m. The blaze gutted the brick building, which was scheduled to be demolished.

Brown touts Social Security modifications

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is supporting a bill that would increase senior citizen benefits and extend the solvency of the Social Security trust fund, according to a news release.

Brown, a Democrat, was at the Senior Independence Senior Center in Youngstown Monday beating the drum for Strengthening Social Security Act of 2013, a measure, Brown says, that will let ”seniors receive the benefits they’ve earned so that they can continue to retire with dignity.”

The bill would change the calculation methods for Social Security benefits and cost of living adjustments and phase out the taxable cap and instead ask the wealthiest to contribute the same share of their income as the middle class.

Frosty footprints lead police to burglar

NEWTON FALLS – Frosty footprints led police to arrest a 19-year-old male charged with burglary at Shopko early Monday.

Police responded to an alarm at the store around 5 a.m. where they discovered the front glass door broken and merchandise missing. Chief Gene Fixler described the subsequent capture as “good old-fashioned police work.”

Officers, including a canine, tracked the footprints of Alec Gatrell of Newton Falls along the frost-covered ground. Police recovered more than $900 worth of merchandise from Gatrell. He was arraigned in Newton Falls Municipal Court and was being held in the Trumbull County Jail on charges of breaking and entering, theft and criminal damaging.

Deaf, ASL groups invited to Kent exhibit

WARREN – Area Deaf and ASL organizations are invited to set up information tables during a Deaf World Exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at Kent State University at Trumbull.

The event will showcase the different Deaf organizations – local, state, national and international levels – as well as provide a workshop titled, “How to Start Your Own Small Business.” Refreshments will be sold in support of the ASL Club.

To reserve a table, contact Laurie at A $10 donation is requested, with proceeds to support the 2014 Deaf World Exhibit.

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Hubbard woman faces several charges

EAST LIVERPOOL – A Hubbard woman was charged Sunday by city police with underage drinking and a weapons violation following reports that a teenage girl was struck twice by the woman’s vehicle.

Teja T. Isleman, 18, was charged with prohibitions, carrying a concealed weapon, reckless operation and leaving the scene of an accident, with other charges pending.

Police said they received a call from a female saying she had been “jumped” on Erie Street, with Patrolman Steve Adkins arriving to find another adult woman and a 14-year-old girl had been in a fight.

It was reported the other adult, who was not charged, dragged the teenager by her hair into a car being driven by Isleman, who decided to drive off. The other woman then shoved the teenage girl from the car, causing her to be struck by the vehicle, according to police.

Isleman and the other woman drove off, striking a car, then returned, striking the teenage girl again before striking a second car, leaving behind the bumper of Isleman’s vehicle.

Submit your gratitude for Giving Thanks

WARREN – The Tribune Chronicle is continuing its tradition of publishing notes of gratitude for the annual Giving Thanks features over Thanksgiving week.

Good fortune may include things like a steady paycheck, a happy family, a life-changing experience or a special person.

To submit thankful thoughts, use the form published periodically in the Tribune Chronicle and mail to: Tribune Chronicle, attn: Giving Thanks, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren OH 44483. Or submit electronically at, click ”VNR: submit your news” and go to “Giving Thanks”; or email to

Include your complete name, a phone number (not for publication) and the community in which you reside. Submissions should be limited to 25 words.

Local schools who wish to participate this year are encouraged to send student submissions electronically. After each submission, please list the student’s name and grade. Also include the name of the school and community.

Submissions are due at the Tribune Chronicle no later than Nov. 15.

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Trumbull Head Start receives $3.1 million

WARREN – Trumbull County Action Program in Warren was awarded $3.1 million for its Head Start program, U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Niles, announced late Thursday.

The grant is part of the Head Start full-year, part-day handicapped training and technical assistance program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The money will fund the program starting today through Oct. 31, 2018.

Fire damages vacant house in Warren

WARREN – Fire crews were called to a fire Thursday morning at a vacant house on Front Street S.W.

Officials said flames were contained quickly. The fire started around 8:55 a.m. on the first floor in the back of the house but spread to the second floor of the two-story wood frame structure, they said.

No injuries were reported. Officials said the house, which was boarded up, had been vacant for some time. The cause is under investigation.

Officials estimated the structure sustained about $20,000 in damage.

City records show that the house is owned by Phyllis Ewing of Canfield.

Submit your gratitude for Giving Thanks

WARREN – The Tribune Chronicle is continuing its tradition of publishing notes of gratitude for the annual Giving Thanks features over Thanksgiving week.

Good fortune can include everything from a steady paycheck, a happy family, a life-changing experience or a special person in your life.

To submit a thanks, use the form that will be published periodically in the Tribune Chronicle and mail it to the newspaper, Attn: Giving Thanks, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren OH 44483. Or submit them electronically on the Tribune Chronicle’s Virtual Newsroom at by clicking ”VNR: submit your news” and going to the Giving Thanks category; or by emailing submission to

Include your complete name, a phone number (not for publication) and the community in which you reside. Submissions should be limited to 25 words.

Local schools who wish to participate this year are encouraged to send student submissions electronically. After each submission, please list the student’s name and grade. Also include the name of the school and community. Submissions are due at the Tribune Chronicle by Nov. 15.