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Man stabbed in domestic fight

WARREN – A Warren man was treated Saturday at Trumbull Memorial Hospital for a stab wounds he said he received during a fight with his girlfriend, according to a police report.

Kristopher D. Ford, 29, 1087 Woodland NE, told police his girlfriend stabbed him in the back of his head with a key and then punched him in the face several times. Ford said the woman later stabbed him in the left thigh with a kitchen knife, the report states.

Hospital staff said the wounds were superficial, and police advised the man about filing charges.

Woman reports home robbery

WARREN – A Jefferson Street SW woman said she was awakened by a commotion downstairs early Monday and found three men in her home carrying guns, police reports state.

The woman told police she gave the intruders about $1,000, and the men also took prescriptions for Percocet and Zanex, the report states. The woman told police two men shot their guns into the floor before the trio left in a silver Chevy Impala.

The victim was unsure how the men got into the house because the door was locked and police found no signs of forced entry, the police report states.

Voter rally set for Warren square

WARREN – A voter information rally is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in Courthouse Square in downtown Warren.

Candidates and representatives from both major parties and independents will speak and distribute information, according to organizers affiliated with the local tea party.

For more information, email or visit

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Teen killed in bike crash

NEWTON – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a Sunday morning fatal crash that killed a 19-year-old riding a bicycle.

Reports indicate a bicycle being ridden by Michael S. Hunyady of Newton Falls and an SUV were traveling eastbound around 7:50 a.m. on Holcomb Newton Falls Road when the SUV struck the rear of the bicycle. Hunyady was pronounced dead at the scene, the patrol said..

The driver of the SUV, 53-year-old Don Bryant of Newton Falls, was not injured, reports indicate.

According to Warren post of the patrol, alcohol use was not a factor in the crash.

Howland home damaged by fire

HOWLAND – A Howland home suffered severe damage from a fire Sunday afternoon.

A 911 spokesman reported crews from Howland, Cortland, Brookfield, Vienna and the air base responded about 2:20 p.m. to a house on fire at 625 Brentwood Ave.

Reports said a neighbor saw the fire and smoke.

There were no injuries, and the homeowners were not at home at the time of the fire, reports said.

Road to close for culvert work

HOWLAND – North Road between North River Road and Blair Drive will be closed for culvert replacement today and Tuesday.

The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office is recommending motorists travel west on North River Road, north on Elm Road and east on Blair Drive.

Warren Township to hold meeting

WARREN TOWNSHIP – Warren Township trustees will hold a special meeting 9:30 a.m. today township administration building for discussion on housing demolition, road personnel, and meeting with department heads.

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Warren man, 36, dies from apparent OD

WARREN – A man found his nephew dead Thursday morning of an apparent drug overdose in their Central Parkway SE home, according to a police report.

Michael James Cash, 36, was found dead just after 6 a.m. in the basement of the home, with a needle on the floor next to him, the report states. Police also found six syringes and suspected heroin near Cash, the report states.

Attempted break-in reported at garden

WARREN – Someone damaged a lock and latch while trying to break into the Victory Garden’s storage trailer this week, according to a police report.

Volunteers at the garden at Jackson Street SW and York Avenue SW reported the damage 12:30 p.m. Thursday, and said it likely occurred sometime the night before, the report states.

The damage could cost about $300, but nothing was taken.

Rally for Recovery set today in Warren

WARREN – People affected by the persistent heroin epidemic in one way or another will come together today for the fourth annual Rally for Recovery, “A Celebration for Families” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Warren Community Amphitheatre.

Hosted by the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, a division of the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, registration for the kid-friendly event begins at 10 a.m.

In addition to live music from The 21220 Project and a free lunch, Andy the Armadillo and Captain McFinn will make an appearance, and games include an obstacle course, corn hole and a dog demonstration from Sit Means Sit.

Information on recovery programs and other resources will be available. Sponsors also include Mercy Health Behavioral Health Institute / New Start Treatment Center and Compass Family & Community Services.

ODOT announces lane restrictions

Lane restrictions began 7 p.m. Friday on state Route 82 between state Routes 46 and 193 in Howland and Vienna townships, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The restrictions will be between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. until Tuesday.

The work is a part of a $900,000 project in Trumbull, Ashtabula and Mahoning counties.

The department also announced the opening of state Route 534, south of state Route 88, in Farmington.

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Diamond man guilty in sex case

WARREN – A Diamond man pleaded guilty Tuesday to having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Anthony C. Golden, 21, appeared before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Andrew D. Logan, who ordered a pre-sentence background report be done on Golden by the county Adult Probation Department.

Golden faces a potential maximum 18-month prison sentence. Logan said Golden also would be labeled a Tier 2 sexual offender, which would require him to register his address with the county sheriff twice a year for the next 25 years.

Prosecutors said Golden had sexual intercourse with a teen girl last year, who subsequently gave birth. DNA evidence proved that Golden was the father, according to assistant Prosecutor Diane Barber.

Meeting to plan for vigil, rally

WARREN – The Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative will hold a community meeting 6 p.m. Thursday at the YWCA of Warren, 375 N. Park Ave., to take a stand with families of domestic violence.

The meeting will address ways a community can come together to support families impacted by domestic violence and what resources are available.

Planned events include a prayer vigil 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Courthouse Square and a rally 8:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at the Juvenile Justice Center, 220 Main St.

For information call 503-333-0310.

Recovery House groundbreaking

Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers broke ground Tuesday morning for a new 12-bed recovery-supportive housing unit for women adjacent to its main campus in Youngstown.

Named in honor of doctors Pugh, Cinelli, Wang and Gerberry, it will provide abstinence-based living arrangements with services that include housing, meals, treatment, community-building skills and recovery coaching.

The recovery house is funded with a grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and contributions from the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, the J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

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Two teens caught in store break-in

WARREN – Two 16-year-old boys were questioned by city police early Sunday morning about an attempted break-in at a beverage store on Atlantic Street NE.

Officers said they arrived at the store about 2:40 a.m. and found the security gate ripped off the front door and shattered glass. As police waited for the store owner to unlock the front door, one officer observed two youths climbing out of the hole in the door and beginning to flee, a police report said.

After a short chase, police said, one teen was found hiding behind a garage on Belmont Street NE, while the other was discovered lying behind a fence at 452 Atlantic St. NE. The police report said the juvenile prosecutor was contacted Monday about filing breaking and entering charges against the pair.

Man gets one year for violations

WARREN – A city man was sentenced to a year in prison Monday after he admitted to his second probation violation for a 2014 receiving stolen property conviction.

Chad DeCost, 29, 1054 Southern Blvd. NW, admitted to the violations before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter J. Kontos. The violations included failed drug tests, plus failures to pay restitution and to write an apology to the victim in the case, the probation officer said.

DeCost received probation in late December 2014 after pleading guilty to the fifth-degree felony.

Man sentenced for gun felonies

WARREN – A city man on Monday was sentenced to 18 months in prison after being convicted of multiple gun felonies.

Kareem Joseph Dowell, 28, Dickey Ave. NW, Warren, pleaded guilty to charges of carrying a concealed weapon, having weapons while under disability and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

After Dowell waived his right to a pre-sentence investigation, Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter J. Kontos sentenced him to concurrent terms. Assistant prosecutor Charles Morrow said the case involved a January 2016 traffic stop by the Ohio State Highway Patrol in which a loaded handgun was found on the defendant.

Crash leads to OVI, pot charge

WARREN – A Cortland man is facing a charge of driving under the influence after hitting a mailbox and crashing into a pole around 6:10 p.m. Monday while driving south on Mahoning Avenue, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Lewis Cairns IV, 25, suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene of the crash near the intersection with Maryland Street NW, according to the patrol.

The patrol said Cairns could also face other charges including possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to control, driving under suspension and no seat belt.

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Semi-truck crash victims identified

HUBBARD – Two people were injured in Saturday evening’s crash involving three semi tractor-trailers.

The crash temporarily closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 near the Pennsylvania border.

Sgt. Patrick Abel of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said two semis were traveling side-by-side eastbound on I-80 about 8:55 p.m., when the semi driven by Samuel Magee, 25, of Hattiesburg, Miss., hydroplaned on wet pavement, striking the semi driven by Duane Borgelt, 52, of Beaverdam, Ohio.

Both semis went into the median strip and flipped over, Abel said, partially blocking the westbound lane. It was struck by a semi driven by William J. Udkins, 48, of Rochester, N.Y., Abel said.

Borgelt and a passenger in Magee’s semi, 28-year-old James Van Norman of Magnolia, Miss., were taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, but Abel said no condition report was available.

Twenty Under 20 nominations sought

WARREN – Nominations are being accepted for the Tribune Chronicle’s fourth annual Twenty Under 20 program.

The newspaper and Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will honor 20 individuals under age 20 for their outstanding leadership through community service, extracurricular activities and academic achievements. Nominations are due by Friday.

The top five award recipients will split $1,000 to be donated to their chosen charity. A magazine featuring the chosen individuals will be published by the Tribune Chronicle, and award recipients will be invited to a banquet Dec. 6.

Nomination forms can be acquired at local high school guidance offices or by contacting Tribune Chronicle Community Events Coordinator Sue Shafer at or 330-841-1696 or on

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Chase ends with crash into pole

NILES – A city man accused of crashing into a utility pole after running several stop signs is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Monday in Niles Municipal Court.

Herbert McCrea II, 23, 405 Ward Ave., was charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failure to comply with the order of a police officer, driving under suspension and having tinted windows, according to a police report.

He pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanors and entered no plea for the failure to comply felony charge. He is free on a $5,000 bond.

An officer on patrol around 2 p.m. Thursday in the area of Main and Maple streets tried to stop the driver because of the vehicle’s tinted windows, the report states. After running several stop signs, the driver hit a utility pole and tried to run from the scene, but was cuffed by police immediately, according to the report.

Church welcomes speaker from Ga.

WARREN – Prophetess Latoya Sanders of Atlanta will speak at noon today at Alpha and Omega Ministries, 561 Washington St. NE, Warren. The theme of her speech will be ”Woman at the well.”

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Woman faces drug, endangerment charges

WARREN – A Farmdale woman facing drug and child endangerment charges pleaded not guilty Friday in Warren Municipal Court to the misdemeanors and is free on a $2,500 bond, according to court records.

Patricia Bloom, 28, 4327 Gardner Barclay Road, was revived from a suspected drug overdose Sunday with 16 doses of Narcan in the parking lot of Taco Bell, Elm Road, while her two children sat in the back seat of the car she was in, according to court records and Tribune Chronicle news partner WKBN 27.

Bloom is scheduled to appear Oct. 11 for a preliminary hearing and is charged with two counts of child endangering, possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia, according to court records.

Police found 20 hypodermic needles when they arrived, reports state. Bloom was found passed out in the trunk of the car in the parking lot and employees of the fast food restaurant called for help, reports state.

The children are being cared for by family members, WKBN reported.

Elderly residents safe after house fire

WARREN – Elderly residents of a city home were safely removed from the residence after a Friday morning fire.

Officials said the fire at 1080 Southern Blvd. spread from the basement of the single-story, woodframe home of Eldrid and Ruth Davis.

A passing driver reported the blaze that was “under control” shortly before 4 a.m., according to a Warren Fire Department report.

The cause was under investigation. A damage estimate was not available

Fenton Road bridge in Bristol reopens

BRISTOL – A section of Fenton Road, previously closed for bridge repairs, was scheduled to reopen Friday, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Fenton Road, between Messick South Road and Nurse East Road, has been closed as part of an $800,000 project replacing several bridges in Trumbull County. The entire project is scheduled to be completed next month.

Tribune plans to honor breast cancer stories

The Tribune Chronicle wishes to profile local heroes who battled or overcame breast cancer, and honor the memories of those lost, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

To share your story, or to honor someone and tell how they inspired you during struggles and triumph with breast cancer, contact Features Editor Burton Cole at, or send him mail at 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren 44483. You may tell your own story or a reporter will write it for you.

Nominees will be profiled in Tribune Chronicle publications throughout October.

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Man gets one year for theft from kin

WARREN – A Cortland man was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison after being convicted in a theft case.

Michael Millik, 32, 3001 Liberty Blvd., appeared before Judge Andrew D. Logan, who credited Millik for time already served in the county jail.

Millik, who has been jailed since April 21, pleaded guilty June 18 to a charge of theft from a person in a protected class. Authorities said the defendant was accused of stealing from his grandmother in Warren.

Participants are needed for parade

WARREN – Organizations that want to participate in the Warren Homecoming parade Sept. 24 can now find forms at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, said Kurt Sauer, Kiwanis Club member.

The parade needs marchers, floats, bikes, cars, monster trucks and tractors. Forms must be returned by Thursday. A $15 entry fee is required.

Mail forms to Warren Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 891, Warren 44482.

The parade starts at 9 a.m.

Council approves bid for waterline

LORDSTOWN – Village council at a special meeting Monday accepted a bid from SET Inc. for $5.193 million to get waterlines and upgraded sewer lines to the Lordstown Energy Center.

The company will do the waterline, sanitary sewerline and pump station improvements as part of the project.

Mayor Arno Hill said the upgrades need to be made before the center opens. The upgrades, which should begin in two weeks, will make sure the village’s pump station can handle the load from residents and the plant.

SET Inc. was recommended by CT Consultants and the village’s board of public affairs.

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Man, 81, crashes on Route 82

HOWLAND – An elderly man lost control of his car on state Route 82 Monday afternoon and had to be taken by helicopter to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Sgt. Patrick Abel said Robert Yerman, 81, of Howland, was driving a 2009 Toyota Camry westbound on Route 82 just west of East Market Street around 5:15 p.m. when he lost control, went off the left side, drove through a grassy median into the eastbound lanes and into a wooded ravine and swamp area.

Yerman had to be removed from the car by mechanical means. Abel said he suffered serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. Abel said the crash still is under investigation, but troopers speculate Yerman suffered from a medical condition prior to the crash.

State route 82 eastbound was shut down at Elm Road for about 30 minutes to keep traffic off the highway so the helicopter could land, Abel said.

Two killed in Portage crash

RAVENNA TOWNSHIP – A military Humvee drove left of center, hitting two vehicles and killing two people, including a 6-year-old boy, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Troopers from the Ravenna post are still investigating the crash, which occurred just after 6 p.m. Friday on state Route 14 in Ravenna Township. The Humvee was being driven southeast by Jeremy R. Taylor, 20, of University Heights in Cuyahoga County.

A news release from the patrol states Taylor went left of center and sideswiped a northwest bound 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Lisa M. Mancini, 48, of Ravenna Township. He then struck a northwest bound 2015 Kia sedean head-on, the patrol said.

The driver of the Kia, Bryan M. Bargar, 34, and his passenger, Wyatt Bentley, 6, of Berea Township, died at the scene. Taylor and two passengers in the Humvee were taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Road now open after culvert work

KINSMAN – State route 7 just north of state Route 5 is now open, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Also, U.S. Route 62 in Hubbard and Brookfield townships has various daily lane restrictions for resurfacing and pavement repairs, including Route 62 from just north of Interstate 80 to the Pennsylvania state line and I-80 at the Route 62 entrance and exit ramps.

This work is part of a $9.8 million project to resurface Route 62 from the northern Hubbard corporation limit to the Pennsylvania state line. The project also includes repairs to five bridges, including the replacement and widening of the I-80 bridges over Route 62. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by September 2017.

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Council to meet on sewer, waterline

LORDSTOWN – Village Council will hold a special meeting 6 p.m. today at the village municipal building to act on legislation for a contract for water and sewer line and pump station improvements for Lordstown Energy Center.

Trustees shoot down annexation

HOWLAND – Trustees on Friday voted unanimously to oppose an annexation request by Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE.

Chairman Rick Clark said trustees sent a letter stating their opposition to the Trumbull County commissioners, who will vote on whether to approve the annexation into the city of Warren. He said the funeral home requested a variance for a new structure on the property, and the township Board of Zoning Appeals denied it.

Clark said the funeral home appealed the board’s decision to Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, which upheld the township’s ruling.

Tribune plans to honor heroes

The Tribune Chronicle wishes to profile local heroes who battled or overcame breast cancer, and honor the memories of those lost, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

To share your story, or to honor someone and tell how they inspired you during struggles and triumph with breast cancer, send a brief description to Features Editor Burton Cole at, or by mail to 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren 44483.

A few of the nominees will be profiled in Tribune Chronicle publications throughout October.

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Kinsman roads to close for repairs

KINSMAN – Kinsman Ridge Road between state Route 87 and Church Street will be closed Monday and Tuesday for road repairs and paving, according to Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith.

The detour will be east on state Route 87 and southwest on state Route 7.

On Wednesday, the intersection of Burnett East Road and Farmdale North Road will be closed for repairs and paving. The detour will be south on state Route 5 and northwest on Mayburn Corners Barclay Road.

Smith said emergency vehicles will be accommodated during both closures.

King Graves Road closing is canceled

VIENNA – The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office’s closure of King Graves Road in Fowler and Vienna townships between Sodom Hutchings Road and state Route 193 for electrical pole upgrades by Ohio Edison has been canceled.

The closure was originally to have been through December.

Trumbull GOP opens headquarters in Warren

WARREN – Trumbull County Republican Party chairman Randy Law has announced the opening of the party’s Victory Center for the November election.

The Victory Center is located at 103 W. Market St., in the Atrium Building in downtown Warren. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Trump signs are available. The center can be reached at 234-806-3953.

Youngstown man facing drug, gun charges

A Youngstown man faces a slew of federal gun- and drug-related charges, including one that accuses him of selling heroin that resulted in a fatal overdose, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland.

Lebron Charles Bunkley, 37, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon in Akron. He was arrested Thursday.

The charges against Bunkley include distribution of heroin; distribution of cocaine; distribution of crack cocaine; being a felon in possession of a gun; and having a gun while committing the trafficking crimes he is accused of doing, according to an indictment. He also faces a charge in connection to a May 14 fatal heroin overdose of a person he is accused of supplying the drug to, the indictment states.

The investigation was conducted by the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Rollover crash on I-80 backs up traffic

GIRARD – Traffic was backed up for more than an hour Friday afternoon in the construction area of Interstate 80 after a rollover crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a woman driving a 2008 Buick Lucerne lost control about 2 p.m. and struck a construction barrier on the interstate west of state Route 11, near Salt Springs Road. The impact caused her to roll over, the patrol said.

The driver, whose name was not available, was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control and was taken to the hospital for unknown injuries.

Timken cited for failing to protect workers

CANTON – Federal investigators have cited a northeast Ohio steel mill for safety violations, including that workers weren’t protected from a dangerous atmosphere caused by chemicals leaking into the ventilation system.

WEWS-TV reports documents released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration say TimkenSteel also failed to train workers to detect dangerous chemicals in the work area at its Canton plant.

A security worker had been found dead in an elevator at the plant earlier this year. OSHA says nitrogen used in the plant flooded the air and caused oxygen levels to fall. Officials said his death was preventable.

A plant representative says the company is in the process of improving its facilities.

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Man gets nine months in prison

WARREN – A man was sentenced to nine months in prison Tuesday on felony charges in connection to a theft of a gun from an Erie Street home in Cortland.

Gregory W. Hundley Jr., 25, of 146 Erie St., Cortland, pleaded guilty to charges of theft and for illegally possessing a gun. Hundley was sentenced by Trumbull County Judge Andrew Logan.

The gun charge stems from sanctions from a Mahoning County conviction when Hundley was a juvenile, assistant Prosecutor Gina Buccino-Arnaut said.

Hundley was arrested June 28 by Cortland police.

Niles woman gets eight-month term

WARREN – A Niles woman opted for prison Tuesday rather than a bed at the Northeastern Ohio Community Alternative Program after she had failed a drug test that voided her intervention in lieu agreement with Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Reesha Myers, 35, 903 W. Park Ave., was sentenced to eight months in prison by Judge Andrew D. Logan. The court had found Myers to be eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction and rehab after she pleaded guilty Jan. 19 to one count of possession of heroin.

Logan said the agreement, which nulls the conviction if the defendant can stay clean of drugs for one year, is canceled when the defendant fails one drug test.

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Donald Trump to return to the Valley

YOUNGSTOWN – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled today to return to the Mahoning Valley.

Dan Dickten, director of aviation for the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, confirmed Sunday the U.S. Secret Service informed him that Trump is flying into the Vienna airport today, but it’s unknown when he will arrive. It’s believed Trump will go to the Canfield Fair.

Trump will be the second big political name stopping in the area within the last few days. Vice President Joe Biden campaigned Thursday for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the United Auto Workers Local 1714 hall in Lordstown and then at the Canfield Fair.

Trump’s last visit was Aug. 16 at Youngstown State University, where he gave a foreign policy speech.

Patrol stops driver of stolen ambulance

YOUNGSTOWN – A man who police said stole an ambulance from Liberty and then led them on a chase into Youngstown on Sunday is in police custody, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The man is accused of taking a Life Fleet ambulance from the Speedway gasoline station on state Route 193 near Interstate 80 in Liberty. The state patrol and police in Mahoning County tracked the vehicle, using a GPS tracker inside, to Sheridan Avenue in Youngstown.

Police did not have the man’s name late Sunday, but Tribune Chronicle newspartner WKBN 27 reported the driver was Jose Diaz Jr., 41. He faces charges of failure to comply with the orders of a police officer and receiving stolen property.

Man killed in Youngstown crash

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown police are investigating a crash that killed one person at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday on Bennington Avenue.

A Youngstown police officer was injured at the scene from an electrical shock when he came into contact with a live wire, according to Tribune Chronicle newspartner, WKBN 27. The officer, who has not been identified, was taken to the burn unit at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Reports state the vehicle crashed into two utility poles before hitting a tree. Police believe speed was a factor in the crash. The name of the driver is not being released.

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Man died from heart issue before crash

WARREN – A Warren man died from a heart attack before crashing his car 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the corner of Elm Road and Clermont Avenue NE, according to the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office.

Anthony Cipolla, 73, had a history of heart problems, according to the office.

The car Cipolla was driving hit a tree at the Warren Bible Methodist Church, throwing him from the vehicle.

Bike trails closed in Austintown for work

AUSTINTOWN – Nearly 5 miles of Mill Creek MetroParks bike trails are closed for several days as workers conduct maintenance work on the pavement, according to a news release.

The section stretching from Kirk Road to County Line Road was closed Friday to cyclists and pedestrians.

The trail is expected to open after the work is completed.

Tickets available for Hoppers show

WARREN – The Hoppers, one of America’s favorite gospel music groups, will perform at the “Praising God and Country” concert series co-sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle and Warren First Assembly of God.

The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the church, 2640 Parkman Road NW. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are available through the Tribune Chronicle by calling Sue Shafer, community events coordinator, at 330-841-1696, or by stopping into the newspaper office, 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren. While the event is free, a ticket is needed. Tickets are limited to four per request. The church is handicapped-accessible.

Taste of Home Cooking School tickets on sale

CHAMPION – The Taste of Home Cooking School will be staged this year at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Champion High School auditorium. Culinary specialist Dana Elliott will cook fall favorites and demonstrate kitchen techniques in a lively, humorous two-hour show.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and pre-show begins at 6 p.m. Ticket holders receive a goody bag. There will be door prizes and attendees who bring a nonperishable food donation for Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley will be entered in a drawing to win a KitchenAid mixer.

To order tickets, find coupons in the Tribune Chronicle; log onto and click on the Taste of Home button; or call 330-841-1696 with a credit card.

This is the 12th year that the Tribune Chronicle has brought the show to Trumbull County.

Children treated after eating hot peppers

WEST MILTON – Officials say several dozen Ohio middle schoolers apparently ate extra-hot peppers brought in by a student and were treated by medics after some had adverse reactions.

The Dayton Daily News reports emergency crews went to Milton-Union Middle School at lunchtime Friday after students ingested suspected ghost peppers. Five children were taken to hospitals.

School Superintendent Brad Ritchey says some students had teary eyes, blotchy skin or hives. A 911 caller reported two students vomiting.

Eighth-grader Cody Schmidt said he tried a pepper provided by a student he didn’t know, then got worried when others nearby had physical reactions to the peppers.


A news brief in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle incorrectly reported that a Warren burglary victim was involved in the crime.

Sharvez Gilmore is facing up to a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge stemming from the break-in at the home of Gary McElroy on Oak Street SW, Warren.

The prosecutor said Gilmore – not McElroy – was arrested and later confessed to the crime. Gilmore later told investigators he had ordered two juveniles to carry out his plans.

The Tribune Chronicle regrets the error.

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Car hits two girls walking in road

WARREN – Two teen girls who were hit by a car 9 p.m. Wednesday while walking in the road in the 100 block of Forest Street were taken to the hospital, according to a police report.

Christian Jackson, 20, of Warren, was driving a 2000 Cadillac and told police he did not see the girls in the road until it was too late, but he tried to swerve, the report states.

Quinyotae Brantley, 16, and Desiree Martinez, 15, both of Warren, were taken by Med Star Ambulance to Trumbull Memorial Hospital with possible injuries, the report states.

The Cadillac was not damaged, according to the report. No one was cited, according to court records.

Charges dropped against teacher

BOARDMAN – Charges against a Boardman teacher accused of excessive discipline of a young child were dropped Wednesday, according to Tribune news partner WKBN.

Mary Rowan, 37, was arrested last week and charged with domestic violence and endangering children. The West Boulevard Elementary teacher pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Police said Rowan poured baby soap into a child’s mouth because he was misbehaving. The child is not a Boardman student and is her stepson.

The child’s father provided an exclusive statement to WKBN about the charges being dropped. He said his son has “behavioral challenges.”

Superintendent Tim Saxton said the district is keeping Rowan on administrative leave, noting she would be out on maternity leave soon, anyway. A decision on her return to school will be made after her maternity leave, Saxton told WKBN.

Make A Difference Day set Oct. 22

The 14th annual Make A Difference Day, sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle, is set Oct. 22.

Project registration forms will be published regularly in the newspaper until the Oct. 7 registration deadline. Individuals, businesses and organizations are encouraged to get involved with the volunteer effort.

For more information or to register a project, contact Tribune Chronicle community events coordinator Sue Shafer at 330-841-1696 or

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