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$10,000 reward offered in Niles slaying

NILES — Police here have partnered with Crimestoppers in Youngstown to try to further the investigation into the October 2016 death of an elderly woman inside her Hiram Street home. The agencies announced Tuesday there is now a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of persons ...

Braceville trustees, fire chief reach agreement over incident

BRACEVILLE — Township fire Chief Todd Garland will return to work Aug. 1 after agreeing to a 60-day unpaid suspension set by township trustees Tuesday after acknowledging he failed to include in a report that a firefighter struck a patient in a June 2016 incident. Township trustees Todd ...

Missing man’s death is ruled a homicide

WARREN — The man found dead Thursday in a wooded area of Bristol died of a single gunshot wound to the head, according to the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office. The office and Warren police confirmed Tuesday they are investigating the death of Brandon Sample, 22, as a ...

Capri Cafaro named to YSU’s board

YOUNGSTOWN — Former Democratic state senator Capri S. Cafaro has been appointed to the Youngstown State University board of trustees. Cafaro’s term began Tuesday and runs through June 30, 2026, according to a release from Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s Office. Kasich also appointed Molly S. ...

Air compressor catches fire at tire shop

WARREN — An industrial air compressor overheated and caught fire Tuesday afternoon at Sandy’s Tire Sales and Service, 2604 Mahoning Ave. NW, according to a report from the Trumbull County 911 Center. Firefighters were called to the business just after 4 p.m., but the fire was put out by ...

No foul play seen in man’s death

NILES — Donald Hummer, 60, whose body was discovered Thursday in a ravine in Niles, had severe coronary artery disease and likely died of a heart attack, according to the Trumbull County Cororner’s Office. Coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, the county’s forensic pathologist, said Tuesday ...

Man robbed of wallet, cellphone and keys

WARREN — A man walking just before 10 p.m. Monday near the intersection of North Park Avenue and Idylwild Street NE was assaulted and robbed of his wallet, cellphone and keys, according to a police report. The man, 29, told police he was hit in the head and knocked to the ground by one of ...

Hubbard approves medical marijuana dispensing

HUBBARD — City council has agreed to prohibit the cultivating and processing of medical marijuana. However, by a 5-2 vote Monday, members approved allowing retail dispensary establishments to sell it. Initially, an ordinance that was proposed prohibited dispensaries from selling ...

License plate tax hike will help pave Cortland roads

CORTLAND — A vehicle license tax is expected to raise money for Cortland’s roads following a city council decision Monday. An ordinance, that went through its first reading May 15 and passed its third and final reading, outlines the tax that is expected to raise about $37,500 per year. ...

Warren auditor wants to refinance

WARREN — City Auditor Vince Flask asked council’s finance committee to consider allowing him to sell a new bond to replace three existing bonds sold in 2013 for $8.59 million. Proceeds for the three bonds, sold for $2.16 million, $3.96 million and $2.44 million, were used for a building ...

Latest London attack hints at new polarization

LONDON (AP) — The rash of deadly terror attacks that has rattled Britain in recent months took an ominous new turn on Monday as Muslim worshipers became targets during the holy month of Ramadan, mowed down by an attacker who plowed a van into a crowd leaving prayers at two mosques in north ...

Todd Boerner, educational specialist at the Akron Zoo, shows a kinkajou from the Brazilian rain forest to children Monday at the Girard Free Library. He also showed an Eastern box turtle and boa from Madagascar as part of a nature program. A kinkajou is a member of the raccoon family.
Tribune Chronicle / Bob Coupland

visit from akron ZOO

Todd Boerner, educational specialist at the Akron Zoo, shows a kinkajou from the Brazilian rain forest to children Monday at the Girard Free Library. He also showed an Eastern box turtle and boa from Madagascar as part of a nature program. A kinkajou is a member of the raccoon ...

Niles looks to pool repairs

NILES — Much-needed repairs to the closed Waddell Park swimming pool are being considered by city council. A study done by Phillips Sekanick Architects of all city-owned buildings, aimed at determining the status of and necessary repairs for the structures, included the pool and park ...

Ohio collision victim was about ready to retire

The Associated Press Among the seven U.S. Navy sailors who died in the Saturday collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship off Japan were an Ohio man expecting to retire soon, a Maryland man who was his father’s best friend and a former volunteer ...

Body found was missing man

WARREN – The body found in a wooded area of Bristol on Thursday has been identified as a 22-year-old city man reported missing by his family last week. The Trumbull County Coroner’s Office confirmed on Monday that the body is that of Brandon Sample, according to Tribune Chronicle ...

Toddler’s death ruled drowning

WARREN — A toddler who died Wednesday at her Homewood Avenue SE home drowned accidentally, according to the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office. The office Monday confirmed the cause of death for 15-month-old Nevaeh Jones, who was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital after reports came ...

Brier SE house hit by gunfire

WARREN — A house at 2484 Brier St. SE was hit with gunfire just after 11 p.m. Saturday, according to a police report. The resident, 49, told police she found a bullet hole in the frame of the home’s front window after hearing about five gunshots outside of the home, the report states. ...

Fake $50 bill used for pizza

WARREN — Someone used a fake $50 bill to pay for what could have been lunch Friday. A report states police were called shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday to Pizza Hut, 2790 Mahoning Ave. NW, where the manager said an employee was given a $50 bill for a delivery to a home on Commerce Street ...

Man drives into nursing home

NORTH JACKSON — No one was hurt Monday morning when a car crashed through the front doors of the Antonine Village nursing and rehabilitation facility on North Lipkey Road. It’s believed the driver, Robert Sine, 74, of Austintown, accidentally pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake ...