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Easter at Washington, D.C., in April 1898

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. The national Capitol observed Easter Sunday on April 10, 1898. The New York Times reported the churches were “thronged with gorgeously appareled women, and ...

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Fire destroys empty house in Warren WARREN — A vacant house in Warren was destroyed by fire early Sunday. The fire at 2421 Brier St. SE was reported at 2:18 a.m. and the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. According to the Warren Fire Department, firefighters had to ...

On the record – Newton Township

WHAT: Township trustee special meeting Friday PRESENT: Doreen Lutz, John Nemet and Pete Augusta Trustees: • Reviewed 40 applicants for the part-time zoning inspector position and will hold interviews with seven candidates starting 8 a.m. April 14 at township hall. The part-time zoning ...

Easter in Washington, D.C., in April 1898

Editor's note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinleyás U.S. presidency. The national Capitol observed Easter Sunday on April 10, 1898. The New York Times reported the churches were "thronged with gorgeously appareled women, and the ...

Program creates jobs, removes blight

WARREN — It started as a hashtag of sorts on social networks but has grown into a jobs program that spans Trumbull County. Building a Better Warren connects community revitalization with job creation by putting residents to work in full-time jobs that remove blight from neighborhoods. The ...

911 center to provide overdose stats

WARREN — Although some numbers seem to indicate fewer accidental drug overdoses occurred in Trumbull County in the first three months of 2018 than in 2017, one county official is worried it’s just because fewer people are going to the hospital. Frustrated for years about holes in the ...

New hire ready to ‘right size’ county

WARREN — The new Trumbull County administrator, purchasing director and transit administrator said she looks forward to using her analytical skills to help “right size” county government and streamline operations. Rebecca Gerson, scheduled to begin working for Trumbull County on ...

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Lane restrictions on state Route 193 LIBERTY — State Route 193 bewteen Tibbetts Wick Road in Liberty and state Route 82 in Vienna has various lane restrictions for resurfacing. This work is part of a $3.6 million project to resurface Route 193 between the Mahoning County line and Route ...

1919: Niles Glass factory workers walk off jobs

99 years ago in 1919: l Every employee of the Niles Glass factory walked out on a strike at 9:30 and are expected to remain out until an adjustment of the time schedule had been made, according to a factory report. The men who were employed in the factory when colonial time had gone into ...

Emotional, candid statements in hearing

WARREN — The oldest daughter of murder victim Marie Belcastro wants her teenage killer to be put in prison for the rest of his life to “protect society from evil” and from his “predatory nature.” Karen Kirk said that in the second of two emotional and candid statements Friday at the ...

GM reveals restyled Cruze

LORDSTOWN — Restyled for the 2019 model, the Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze is being touted by the automaker as the “cornerstone” of its car strategy to bring new customers to the brand. “In fact, 53 percent of Cruze customers in 2017 were new to Chevrolet,” said Steve Majoros, ...

Brookfield schools out of fiscal emergency

BROOKFIELD — It will be a day Brookfield school officials have been waiting for almost five years as State Auditor David Yost will officially release the school district from fiscal emergency at a special meeting 3:30 p.m. Friday. The Brookfield Local School District was officially placed ...

TAG, Niles police make bust on Robbins Ave.

NILES — Officers confiscated nearly $8,000 worth of drugs believed to be cocaine and heroin Friday at 2223 Robbins Ave. No one has been charged, pending results of tests on 48 grams of suspected heroin and nearly 15 grams of suspected cocaine, but according to a news release, a woman was ...

Road to close next week for culvert replacement

FARMINGTON — Geauga-Portage Easterly Road, east of state Route 534, will be closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday for a culvert replacement project. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office is recommending motorists travel north on state Route 534, east on state Route 88 and south on Stroup ...

Salary for new tourism director to be $63,000

WARREN — The woman expected to take over the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau on June 4 will be paid $63,000 a year. Beth Kotwis Carmichael, who works for the St. Joseph (Mo.) Visitors Bureau, is replacing Stephanie L. Sferra, who retires in June. Carmichael, who has more than 20 years ...

On the record: Bristol

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Mark Webb, Ramon French and Doug Seemann Trustees: • Were informed a bridge on Hyde-Shafer Road needs repaired with a section of the road to be closed. Webb said county engineer officials said the project may take time, with traffic ...

LaRosa sentencing hearing

WARREN — Jacob LaRosa didn’t look at crime scene and autopsy images Thursday of his murder victim Marie Belcastro as Trumbull County Coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk described the brutal injuries the teen caused when he murdered her. LaRosa, 18, pleaded no contest and was found guilty in ...

TJX is firm on center’s location

LORDSTOWN — TJX Companies Inc. is committed to a location that has come under scrutiny by some village residents as the spot where it wants to build a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center for its HomeGoods brand. Company spokeswoman Erika Tower said in a release Tuesday the 290-acre ...

Bill would send fracking dollars to communities

A new bill would redirect money paid to a state agency to the local communities that host injection wells. Ohio House Bill 578 was announced Thursday by Ohio Reps. Glenn Holmes, D-Girard, and Michael J. O’Brien, D-Warren, and would affect fees paid by outside companies who store fracking ...

Program part of Child Abuse Prevention Month

More than 2,000 pinwheels were placed on the lawn of Warren City Hall on Thursday for the 13th annual Pinwheels for Prevention program as part of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month. There were 2,015 reports of child abuse in Trumbull County last year, which was the largest number since the ...