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Penguins players paired with student pen pals

YOUNGSTOWN — Special education students in grades four to six at the STEAM Academy of Warren took an after-school trip to Youngstown Tuesday at the invitation of their pen pals — members of the Youngstown State University women’s softball team. The students and players have been ...

Warren murder victim ID released

WARREN — Javaris D. Russell, 33, 1066 Kenmore Ave. NW, died of a gunshot wound to the head Friday. His death is being ruled as a homicide, according to the Warren Police Department. Russell’s body was found around 4 p.m. Friday at an abandoned house at 2138 Colonial St. SE. Warren ...

Teen held after hiding suspected drugs

WARREN — A 15-year-old arrested on charges of trespassing, criminal damaging and drug trafficking was placed in the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice facility in a cell without running water Monday afternoon because police believe he placed an unidentified object in a body cavity and refused ...

Warren aluminum plant receives $4.5 million investment

WARREN — Novelis Inc., a world leader in aluminum rolled products, invested $4.5 million into its Warren facility to sustain the plant well into the future and place it on the cutting edge of aluminum sheet-coating technology. The newly installed pretreatment application process at the ...

Metal stamping at GM plant completed

LORDSTOWN — Metal stamping for Chevrolet Cruze replacement parts — work General Motors said would be finished by the end of June — ended April 5, according to the president of United Auto Workers Local 1112. One hundred or less employees remain working at GM’s idled Cruze assembly ...

Last Cruze to be auctioned off for United Way

POLAND — Good coming from bad ... that’s what Ed Muransky said he wanted to see happen as the last Chevrolet Cruze assembled in Lordstown became increasingly real. It’s why he started working the phones. Muransky’s first call was to Bobby Stackhouse, general sales manager / partner at ...

Newton Falls nixes move to former school

NEWTON FALLS — The move of village offices from the municipal court building and annex will not be happening after all. Legislation that would have allowed the village manger to enter into a contract with the Newton Falls Board of Education was pulled from Monday night’s agenda. The ...

Man denied appeal in murder case

WARREN — A man convicted of the shooting death of the mother of his child lost an appeal. Shaun R. Simpson, 25, is being held in the NorthEast Ohio Correctional Center after he was convicted in 2018 in a bench trial before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge W. Wyatt McKay on charges ...

FTA extends deadline for Trumbull Transit

WARREN — The Federal Transit Administration extended the deadline the Trumbull County Transit Board has to provide the office with information it is requesting under the threat of pulling federal funding for the public system. The FTA approved a request made last week for an extension, said ...

Mother charged after children found wandering

WARREN — The mother of two small children found wandering on Hunter Street NW around 3 p.m. Sunday was arrested on two child endangering charges and a traffic warrant. China M. Jones, 26, 2017 Vermont Ave. NW, pleaded not guilty to the charges during an arraignment Monday in Warren ...

Newton Township planning committee to meet with YSU

NEWTON TOWNSHIP — The Newton Township Comprehensive Plan Committee will meet 6 p.m. Thursday with representatives of Youngstown State University at the township administration building to discuss recent community input on the comprehensive plan and finalize information for proposed land ...

Fiber-optic broadband sought in Trumbull County

NILES — The Trumbull County Planning Commission has submitted an application for this year’s round of grant funding through the Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative to fund a broadband feasibility study for all of Trumbull County. The application was filed on behalf of ...

Man pleads not guilty to public indecency charge

WARREN — A man charged with public indecency for standing outside in his underwear and urinating in the driveway of 263 Atlantic St. NE Saturday evening pleaded not guilty in Warren Municipal Court on Monday. Justin P. Pater, 1228 W. Market St., was assigned a $2,500 bond and ordered to ...

Park boards to hold meetings in Niles and Bazetta

Park board members have scheduled meetings in Niles and Bazetta. The Niles Park Board has scheduled a special meeting for 4:15 p.m. today at the city hall lower level conference room. Bazetta township trustees and the fiscal officer will meet with park board members 7 p.m. today at the ...

Mother arrested after kids found alone

WARREN — The mother of two small children found hungry, wet, cold and with minimum clothing outside of 3221 Dunstan Drive at 1 p.m. Sunday pleaded not guilty to two counts of child endangering on Monday. Bethany L. Dibell, 23, 1208 Grant St. SE., is scheduled to appear in Warren Municipal ...

On the record – Champion

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Kelly Boyle, Jim Scher, David Mahan, Patricia Fisher and John Pitts The board: • Approved Andrea Tredent as the district’s director of technology for a 216 day-contract at $76,000. She had worked in the district this year through the ...

On the record – Cortland

WHAT: City council meeting Monday PRESENT: Deidre Petrosky, Kevin Piros, James Edwards, Kathy Fleischer, Patti Keller, Scott Rowley and Mayor James Woofter ABSENT: Don Moore Council: • Approved advertising for bids for asphalt resurfacing this summer. Streets scheduled are Woodview, ...

On the record – Liberty

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Jodi Stoyak, Arnie Clebone and Greg Cizmar Trustees: • Promoted officer Chad McGary to sergeant in accordance with the terms of the OPBA Sergeant and Captain’s agreement with trustees; • Promoted officer Ray Buhala to captain in ...

On the record – Trumbull County

WHAT: Trumbull Career and Technical Center Board of Education meeting Thursday The board: • Accepted the resignation of Jodi Reidel, supervisor of special needs, effective June 1. She served 14 years at TCTC and had previously been a teacher and principal with Niles City Schools. Reidel ...

Closed cases

Cases closed in Trumbull County March 30-April 6: CLOSED YANNACEY JR., DONALD vs. YANNACEY, DENISE MARIMPIETRI, JUSTIN J. vs. MARIMPIETRI, HEATHER L. MCCREARY, PAMELA J. vs. MCCREARY SR., WILLIAM A. CALLAHAN, STACEY vs. CALLAHAN, MITCHELL YATES, GOMER E. vs.YATES, ...