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Tornado sirens delay students’ release

WARREN — Tornado sirens were blaring all across Trumbull County Thursday afternoon, just as area schools were letting out for the day. The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued the warning for portions of western Trumbull County and southeastern Geauga County after reports that a ...

Police seek tips in murder in Niles

NILES — Police are offering a $10,000 reward for any information that might help lead to the arrest of those responsible for the murder of Arlene Frasca. Frasca, 74, was found dead just before 11 p.m. Oct. 6, 2016, by police at the bottom of the basement stairs inside her home at 1626 ...

Currie to receive new water system

VIENNA — After high arsenic levels were found in Currie Elementary School’s well water in January 2016, the school will have a new water system installed in a few weeks. Mathews Local School District Superintendent Russell McQuaide said at Wednesday’s board meeting the Ohio ...

Woman arrested in crowbar attack

LIBERTY — A woman was accused Thursday of assaulting someone with a crowbar that she ordered her child to grab for her. Titanna Floyd, 25, of Youngstown, was arrested just after 12 a.m. on charges of felonious assault, endangering children, assault and obstructing official business. ...

Liberty continues to explore water options

LIBERTY — Township trustees this week decided to table for further review supporting House Bill 602, also known as the Clean Water Fair Pricing Act. Trustee Jodi Stoyak said the township is seeking fair water pressure and equitable water rates from other communities, and the bill may be ...

Blown transformer blamed for outage

WARREN — A transformer blew near downtown Warren around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, knocking out power to hundreds of customers, including the Tribune Chronicle on Franklin Street SE ; the Warren Police Department on South Street SE, and Trumbull Regional Medical Center on East Market ...

One dead in two-vehicle crash

BROOKFIELD — One person died Thursday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 62, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The crash occurred just after 9 a.m. on U.S. Route 62 at Bedford Road when a 2001 Ford Windstar hit a 2014 Mack truck that didn’t stop at a stop sign, a press ...

On the record – Bristol

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Doug Seeman, Ramon French and Mark Webb Trustees: • Adopted a policy for usage of the electronic sign at the center on what types of postings shall be permitted. Allowed are emergency information, road closings, high water, sprayings, ...

On the record – Brookfield

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Ronda Bonekovic, George Economides and Tim Filipovich ABSENT: Ron Brennan and Kelly Carrier The Board: • Approved an updated policy allowing students to use personal communication devices. Superintendent Velina Jo Taylor said the ...

On the record – Mathews

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Tarin Brown, Michele Garman, Rex Rager, Tom Gifford and Jim Pegg The Board: • Heard of plans to repair and replace the bleachers at the football stadium; • Approved increasing substitute classified position wages from minimum ...

On the record — Weathersfield

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Aaron Wallace, Cheryl Basista, Mark Bodo, Tim Gleason and Joshua Garris The Board: • Received a $3,000 donation from Dave Sylak of the Mineral Ridge Alumni Association to be used for a scholarship; • Heard from Superintendent ...

Military academy information day set

WARREN — Women and men interested in joining one of the country’s military academies are invited 9:30 a.m. Saturday to a military academy information day hosted by U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, R-Russell. Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. ...

On the record – Maplewood

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Dan Schwartz, Dan Denman, Tami Morrison, Tom Donaldson and Kevin Blair The board: • Approved Karafa’s Landscaping Service of Warren at $320 per school per snow removal this winter. The company will remove snow at the high school in ...

On the record -Newton Falls

WHAT: Village council meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Joseph Battisti, Tarry Alberini, Phillip Beer, John Baryak, Mark Stimpert and Mayor Lyle Waddell Council: • Heard first reading on an ordinance to adopt sections of the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code that would bring the code ...

Unattended stove causes Warren fire

WARREN — Unattended cooking in a kitchen caused approximately $3,000 worth of damage to an apartment at the Reeves Apartments on West Market Street NW. Warren fire crews were called out 6 p.m. Wednesday, with the fire contained to one apartment on the building’s first floor. A ...

Three juvenile runaways return

WARREN — Three juveniles returned in the early morning hours Thursday to Trumbull County Children Services after leaving the Reeves Road facility Wednesday evening. A Trumbull County 911 spokesman said the two females, one 11 and the other 12, and a 15-year-old male returned at 2 a.m. ...

Bookmobile program marks 80 years

WARREN — Philip Stouffer and Rebecca Alfrey stepped off the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Bookmobile, each toting a bag overflowing with books, comic books, DVDs and CDs. Parked at Warren Plaza, the vehicle was just a few hundred yards from where they live at the Elms Apartments ...

UPDATE Thur. 2:45 p.m.: Tornado spotted in northwestern Trumbull County

The National Weather Service has extended a tornado warning in the northern western part of Trumbull County until 3:30 p.m. today, according to emergency dispatchers. A tornado has been spotted. A large storm system is moving toward the Howland-Cortland area and producing hail. Schools in the ...

Parish wants list of accused priests now

YOUNGSTOWN — A parish in the Diocese of Youngstown is petitioning Bishop George Murry to release a list of priests removed from ministry for sexual abuse as soon as possible, but officials said the process will take time. Following the release last month of a Pennsylvania grand jury ...

Ellwood to expand in Hubbard Township

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP — Pennsylvania-based Ellwood Group officially announced Wednesday it will build its new Ellwood Aluminum manufacturing facility in Hubbard Township adjacent to its existing Ellwood Engineering Castings site. The company said it expects the new $60 million facility to ...