Obama commutes man’s sentence

WARREN ­­– A man whose 20-year federal prison sentence was commuted by President Obama in August was released Thursday from prison.

Timothy Aaron Brown, 57, formerly of Warren, was sent to federal prison in 2009 after being convicted of distribution of cocaine charges.

Brown, who also served a five-year prison term after a 2001 drug conviction in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, was among the 214 inmates whose sentences were commuted by Obama, who has shortened more prison sentences than the past nine presidents combined.