Local News

Property Transfers

Property transferred in Trumbull County June 1 to 7: Braceville Meadows Property Management LLC to Richard H. and Pamela J. Keith, 2959 state Route 5, $23,000 Ralph and Barbara Klingensmith to Kevin and Mary Leeworthy, 2960 state Route 5, $31,000 Raymond Albert and Bettie J. Egbert to ...

Local stocks see mixed results

Cortland Bancorp lost some of the gains it made Thursday to close trading Friday at $23.26 per share. First Niles Financial stayed at $9.50 per share.

Youth gain skills fixing up homes

WARREN — Local youth are acquiring construction skills while also completing their GEDs as they spend part of their spring and summer restoring a 1939 home in Warren through Youth Build Trumbull County. Randy Carnino, construction manager with Youth Build, said the organization was able ...

Mother jailed in traffic deaths

YOUNGSTOWN — The woman behind the wheel during a wrong-way crash that killed three people, including her two children, on state Route 711 is being held without bond in the Mahoning County Jail. Ka’Nosha Bason, 25, turned herself into the jail on Thursday, nearly a week after prosecutors ...

Park, cemetery projects get grant

BROOKFIELD — With the township having no levies for the cemetery or park, trustees at a special meeting Thursday agreed to use a $100,000 AEP Civic grant for improvements in both those areas. Trustee Chairman Ron Haun said the grant will be split with $60,000 to be used for the park and ...

TJX ‘rider’ ready for Kasich’s signature

A bill that could help smooth the way for TJX HomeGoods distribution center in Lordstown moved Thursday through the Ohio House of Representatives in a near-unanimous vote. A rider to the bill gives the village and the Trumbull County Board of Elections the authority to have a special ...

National / global trustee named at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Poland native Eric A. Spiegel, former president and chief executive of Siemens USA, was named on Thursday the first national / global trustee at Youngstown State University. National / global trustees are appointed by the university’s board of trustees on the basis of ...

Public hears about joint land use study

VIENNA — Consultants undertaking the Youngstown Air Reserve Station joint land use study continue to meet with the public and work on a project they say is vital to maintaining a defense community in the Valley for years to come. The study, which started in January, aims to examine ...

County GOP party comes together, retains chairman

HOWLAND — Members of the Trumbull County Republican Party came together Thursday to re-elect their chairman and proclaim party unity, seemingly closing the book on an era of internal strife and party leadership struggles. “We have a very bright future ahead in Trumbull County if we are ...

Dentist appointed to MVSD board

NILES — A local dentist has been named to replace attorney Matthew Blair on the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District’d board of directors. Michael Neopolitan, 53, was appointed to the position by Mayor Thomas Scarnecchia. Blair’s term expired in May. Neopolitan said he is glad to have ...

Kindergarten readiness grant awarded to LaBrae

LEAVITTSBURG — The LaBrae Local School District has received a $2,686 Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley Grant from the Kennedy Family Fund designated for the district’s summer Bounce into Bascom Elementary program. Bascom Elementary is entering its third year of conducting ...

Road to close for bridge inspection in Warren twp

WARREN TOWNSHIP — Northwest Bridge Road between state Route 45 (Mahoning Avenue) and Tod Avenue will be closed Monday for bridge inspection by MS Consultants Inc. The Trumbull County Engineer’s office is recommending motorists take the detour of northwest on Route 45, west on North ...

Joseph Mosca named interim provost at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Joseph Mosca, dean of the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services at Youngstown State University, was named interim provost Thursday. The provost is the university’s chief academic officer. Mosca, who joined YSU in 1989 and has been dean since 2009, takes over for ...

Senior news

TMH RETIREES TO MEET: The TMH Retirees Club will hold a luncheon meeting 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The agenda will include the installation of officers for the next year and the program will be Bingo. All TMH retirees and former employees are welcome to attend. For ...

Columbiana schools lost $1.3M to ECOT

LISBON — Since 2012, Columbiana County’s public schools lost $1.3 million in state funding to a much-criticized and now-closed online charter school, according to an updated report from Innovation Ohio, a liberal policy organization. State funding for schools is allocated on a per pupil ...

Woman injured in Elm Road crash

WARREN — When Cassidy Podach heard the sound of a head-on collision Wednesday, the 16-year-old was transported in her mind to the scene of a car crash in February in Florida that claimed her father’s life. On her way from Warren to Mosquito Lake for a day of fishing, Podach and best ...

Special TJX ‘rider’ up for vote in House

State Rep. Glenn Holmes said he is “cautiously optimistic” he and his colleagues today will be able to move along a bill that contains a time-sensitive safeguard for the proposed TJX HomeGoods distribution center in Lordstown. Local lawmakers have faced delays getting changes made by ...

New pot business

WARREN — The Maryland-based company awarded a provisional permit to sell medical marijuana in the Trumbull County region expects to spend between $900,000 and $1 million on the project. Green Leaf Medical LLC has operated in Maryland for nearly four years and is expanding in ...

Warren schools lost millions to ECOT

WARREN — What was once Ohio’s largest online charter school received nearly $591 million in tax dollars over the state’s public schools, including Warren City Schools, which lost the most of any school district in Trumbull County, according to an analysis by a Columbus-based think ...

Infante seeks release from prison

WARREN — Former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante has asked the court to delay the execution of his 10-year prison sentence until he has a chance to file an appeal. Infante is seeking release on various grounds, including the state using an invalid search warrant, presenting insufficient evidence to ...