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Warren man gets six months

WARREN — A Warren man was sentenced to six months in prison after being convicted on charges involving a Sept. 9 break-in in Champion.

Steven E. Kuhn Jr., 49, 1678 Cranberry Lane NE, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a trespassing into a habitation charge before Trumbull County Judge Andrew D. Logan, who immediately pronounced sentence.

Kuhn agreed to plead guilty after prosecutors agreed to drop a theft charge in the case, court officials said.

Warren woman  wins lottery prize

A Warren resident is the latest winner of an Ohio Lottery game.

Lottery officials said in a release Tuesday that Warren resident Mamie Ball won $4 million in the Nov. 8  Mega Millions game. Ball matched all five numbers and no Mega Ball. She said yes to the Megaplier, which multiplied her second-tier $1 million prize by 4. The megaplier number was four.

After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent, Ball receives a lump sum of $2,840,000.  Using auto pick, she purchased the ticket from Gasland in Warren. Gasland receives $1,000 for selling a second-tier Mega Millions winner.

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Schiavoni still minority leader

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman, was unanimously re-elected Tuesday as minority leader by Democrats in the Ohio Senate.

It’s a position Schiavoni has held since 2013. Rounding out the rest of the Democratic leadership team are Assistant Minority Leader Charleta B. Tavares of Columbus, Minority Whip Edna Brown of Toledo and Assistant Minority Whip Cecil Thomas of Cincinnati.

Tavares and Brown have served in their leadership positions since 2013, while Thomas is new this year. He joined the Senate in January 2015.

Trumbull County  posts job opening

WARREN — This week, Trumbull County has posted a job opening for a pound keeper at the county dog kennel.

Applicants for this $11.27 per hour job must be high school graduates or have a GED and have at least six months experience in a related field.

Consideration will be first given to members of AFSCME Local 2493.

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Barn fire kills 22,000 chickens

ASHLAND — More than 22,000 chickens are dead after a fire at a barn in north-central Ohio.

The smoke was visible for miles as the fire burned Monday at a Mennonite poultry operation in Nova Township, north of Ashland. It took hours for crews from several fire departments to fully extinguish the fire.

Staff, wire reports