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Search ends with dead man found

WEATHERSFIELD — A man was found dead in a wooded area Friday after a search that started Thursday night and stretched into Friday morning. Weathersfield police Chief Mike Naples and Detective Dan Lowrey said the man appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, although the ...

City wins ninth Healthy Living Community Award

WARREN — The city won its ninth consecutive Healthy Living Community Award for promoting programs and activities to keep residents active and well. “We’ve won every year that I’ve been mayor and I know we won one or more times under (former Mayor Michael) O’Brien,” Mayor Doug ...

State to target high-crash roads marked 70 mph

COLUMBUS — The state will target high-crash Ohio roads that have 70 mph limits following a report that found a sharp increase in accidents after Ohio raised the limit from 65 mph. The analysis of those efforts could lead to a temporary reduction of the limit back to 65 mph in selected ...

Senior services panel seeks input

Tribune Chronicle WARREN —The Trumbull County Senior Services 11-member advisory board is asking residents who have used senior levy programs how the offerings can be improved. Diane Siskowic-Jurkovic, Trumbull County Senior Levy administrator, said feedback, favorable or not, and ...

At a glance

Rollover crash victims identified HOWLAND — Names of five people hurt during a Thursday rollover crash were released Friday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Driver Brenda Jones, 67, of Youngstown and passengers Linda Jones, 31, of Youngstown; Charlene Morrison, 54, of Washington, Pa.; ...

Man killed in Southington when truck falls on him

SOUTHINGTON — A man suffered fatal injuries Thursday evening when a truck he apparently was working under fell on him, according to the Trumbull County 911 Center. Emergency crews were dispatched about 6:20 p.m. to the 5400 block of Herner-County Line Road. The identity of the victim was ...

Three sent to hospital after car flips on SR 82

HOWLAND — At least three people were treated at an area hospital for reported minor injuries after their vehicle flipped over a guardrail about 11 a.m. Thursday on state Route 82, west of state Route 11, according to the Trumbull County 911 Center. Investigators at the scene said the driver ...

Twenty Under 20 tickets available for Dec. 5 event

WARREN — Tickets are available for the dinner to honor the 2017 Class of Twenty Under 20. The program, now in its fifth year, recognizes 20 high-achieving local individuals younger than 20 for their leadership skills through volunteerism, extracurricular activities and academic ...

Giving Thanks: Time with Ruthie tops the list of blessings for Champion man

CHAMPION — John Streitferdt says he was blessed: “God loaned me a wife who gave me unconditional love and companionship. “After 64 years, he welcomed his star back into the heavens on Dec. 7, 2015.” Streitferdt paused. “I miss my Ruthie terribly.” Streitferdt, 85, beams when he ...

Hubbard man who lost home dies in garage fire

HUBBARD — A man died in a garage fire Wednesday less than a week after he and his family lost everything when their house burned down at the same location. James Vint, 45, was pronounced dead at 2:57 p.m. after being taken to Sharon Regional Medical Center, according to the Mercer County ...

Howland senior to perform in Fla.

HOWLAND — As a curious 8-year-old, Jessica Spore of Howland was rummaging around her family’s basement when she stumbled upon a clarinet in her father’s instrument collection. Taken with the instrument, she said she begged her father for lessons. “I was really curious,” Spore said. ...

Drive safely this holiday

With today marking the beginning of holiday travel, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to be patient. “As the week goes on, and especially (today), all drivers are going to see traffic building on the roadway,” said Lt. Robert Sellers, Highway Patrol public affairs ...

Opioid summit

WARREN — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan met with law enforcement officials Tuesday for a roundtable discussion about their role in combating the opioid epidemic. The discussion was attended by officials from the Warren, Youngstown and Warren Township police departments as well as officials from the ...

Local shops expect brisk business

As families all across the United States prepare for Thanksgiving dinner — complete with turkey, potatoes and cranberry sauce — local pizza shops are preparing for a different kind of dinner: Thanksgiving Eve. The night before Thanksgiving is one of the five busiest days of the year ...

City residents sound off on future at comp plan meeting

WARREN — A meeting Tuesday that was supposed to be about the city’s comprehensive plan turned into a wide ranging discussion about marijuana, housing and economic development. In the second of two public meetings designed to outline what has been done so far on Warren’s plan, more than ...

Brookfield volunteers serve a feast

A host of volunteers were serving during the eighth annual Brookfield Community Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday afternoon at the fire department hall. Approximately 900 dinners were served. The menu featured turkey, stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, drinks and dessert.

Man, 20, accused of sex with teen

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — A man is facing charges after accusations that he engaged in sexual activity with a minor and then lied to officers about his age, according to a police report. Kevin A. Gibbs, 20, was jailed on a felony charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor following ...

Bristol board member honored

By BOB COUPLAND Tribune Chronicle BRISTOL — Bristol Board of Education President Don Mickel said being patient and understanding school issues are the key to his longevity as a 25-year member of the board. The Ohio School Boards Association recognized Mickel earlier this month for his ...

Girls, 6 and 2, left home alone, police say

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — A woman was arrested Monday after police said she left two small children at home unattended, according to a police report. Kyra Wicker, 29, is facing charges of endangering children after police received an anonymous call. Officers went to 2205 Peace Ave. NW ...

Brookfield refinances bonds to save money

Tribune Chronicle BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Local School District is saving taxpayers more than $2 million from a 2008 bond issue through a state credit program. Because of favorable market conditions, Brookfield Treasurer Craig Yaniglos said the district applied, and was accepted, for ...