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Remembering Justin Leo one year later

GIRARD — It was one year ago today when city police officer Justin Leo lost his life while responding to a call for help. The pain of such a tragedy never really leaves, according to Girard Mayor James Melfi, who was at the hospital with Leo’s family when the officer, 31, died in surgery ...

TBEIC unveils energy lab

WARREN — It was standing room only Thursday night for the unveiling of the new energy lab at TBEIC — the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center — in downtown Warren, which many involved believe will spur economic activity from businesses from all over the country. The crowd, which swelled ...

Ryan outpaces DePizzo in fundraising

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a corrected version of a story first published in Sunday's Tribune Chronicle that contained inaccuracies about the geographical origin of many donations to the re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland. Tribune Chronicle WARREN - U.S. Rep. Timothy J. ...

Fire damages Weatherfield home

WEATHERSFIELD — Three departments responded to a fire early Saturday at 1264 Emerson Ave. According to a report from the Trumbull County 911 Center, a fire at the two-story house was reported shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday. All of the occupants were able to escape. The fire was under control ...

Biden in town to stump for Cordray

POLAND — Former Vice President Joe Biden will be in the area Oct. 29 campaigning for Richard Cordray, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor. Biden will be at a major fundraiser at the Lake Club in Poland from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., according to Greg Hicks, the local coordinator for ...

Man leads police on road, foot chase

WARREN TOWNSHIP — A man remains at large after leading Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers on a pursuit a little after midnight Saturday. A trooper reported stopping a car for a speeding violation on North River Road NW and Mahoning Avenue in Warren Township. The driver then sped away, ...

This Week in History: Woman wins naming rights to Falls hotel

99 years ago in 1919: l It was announced that Miss Velma Boyd’s hotel at Newton Falls will be called “The Maderite Inn.” Mrs. Clyde DeCamp of 1 Lanphear Court won the $10 prize for suggesting this name. Miss Boyd had advertised in the Tribune for a name for her new hotel. Out of ...

Past meets present at Warren genealogy library talk

WARREN — Stacey Adger said she believes we cannot truly know ourselves unless we know who came before us. That was the message she imparted to those in attendance at Saturday’s “Giving Them a Voice: Researching African-American Ancestors” genealogical presentation at the main branch ...

Warren woman heals through forgiveness

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of Saturday profiles of area residents and their stories. To suggest a Trumbull County resident, contact Features Editor Burton Cole at bcole@tribtoday.com. WARREN — Dianne Pela-Melillo likes to think positive. She said she learned the power of ...

3 face off in commissioner race

WARREN — Although three are vying for a Trumbull County commissioner seat, one of the candidates said she would rather be working with the incumbent commissioner than running against him. Niki Frenchko, an independent running for the seat held by Democrat Frank Fuda, said she thinks she ...

Family court candidates both want to see increased efficiency

WARREN — Both candidates for the judgeship at Trumbull County Family Court agree the court needs to be run more efficiently. “I think one of the most frustrating things when you talk to people that deal with the court is the amount of time it takes to get things done,” said attorney ...

Three injured in Brookfield crash

BROOKFIELD — Three people sustained non-life-threatening injuries after a crash Friday morning, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. when a car containing five people veered off Collar Price Road. The car hit an embankment, a fire hydrant and a ...

Profiting from real estate without paying taxes

I start this column by saying that everything I am telling you here needs to be discussed with your accountant or financial adviser before you talk to your Realtor. In 40 years as a Realtor, I have watched many dozens of people build wealth through ownership of real estate, and defer or avoid ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County Oct. 15-19: Bazetta Ronald and Linda Trask to Kyle M. Irish, 2446 Northview, $130,000 Big Run Ranch LLC to Kevin C. Mathes and Beth A. Piper, 2489 Cadwallader Sonk, $145,000 Braceville Kevin and Mary Leeworthy to ARSI Holdings LLC, 2960 ...

Camp Ravenna gets new name

PARIS TOWNSHIP — Looking toward the future while honoring the past, the former Camp Ravenna on Thursday was renamed the James A. Garfield Military Training Facility during a ceremony featuring at least one member of the former president’s family. With the renaming, the Ohio National ...

Feds probe clergy abuse

PHILADELPHIA — Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims’ advocates say is the first such probe ever launched by the U.S. ...

Stabbing suspect held on $1M bond

WARREN — The man accused of stabbing another man to death and wounding an ex-girlfriend pleaded not guilty to charges in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court and is being held on a $1 million bond. Edward D. Anderson Jr., 20, was represented by the public defender’s office when he pleaded ...

New Falls manager settles tax liens

NEWTON FALLS — The man hired Monday to be the next village manager has satisfied several tax liens filed against him, and provided documentation to prove it on Wednesday. David Lynch, a Euclid attorney, had judgment liens totaling $12,110 filed against him in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas ...

Man pleads not guilty to child rape

WARREN — A man used force or threats of force to rape a 6-year-old girl numerous times, a Trumbull County grand jury determined. The grand jury secretly indicted David Wayne Fennell, 62, on four counts of rape. He pleaded not guilty Thursday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court and is ...

Security cameras being installed

WARREN — The installation of more than 50 surveillance cameras around dowtown’s Courthouse Square, West Market Street and Perkins and Packard parks began this week along Harmon Avenue NW. The cameras — a joint effort between the city and the county — are being partially funded by ...