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Johnston crash sends four people to hospital JOHNSTON — A two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon during a period of heavy snow sent four people to area hospitals, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A Kia Rio driven by Howard Lovett, 35, of Niles, went out of control on state Route 5 ...

Man found in stolen car faces variety of charges

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — A city man police said was in a car Saturday morning that had been reported stolen is facing charges of receiving stolen property, misuse of credit cards and identity fraud. David E. Mack Jr., 27, 1901 Larchmont Ave. NE, was arraigned Monday through Warren ...

Police blotter: Niles

Police activity reported Nov. 11-16: Nov. 16, 8:02 p.m. — A man reported being threatened at Family Dollar, 353 Robbins Ave. 7:58 p.m. — Criminal damaging reported at Robbins Avenue and North Main Street. 7:49 p.m. — Attempted robbery reported at 1227 North Road SE. 5:31 p.m. ...

On the record: Champion, LaBrae, Lordstown, Mecca

Champion WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Kelly Boyle, Patricia Fisher, David Mahan, John Pitts and Jim Scher The board: • Heard from Middle School Principal Heather Campbell that ninth graders Chloe Adams, Jordan Durham, Kaylee Gania and Kaitlyn Wilkes traveled to the ...

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Casino patrons play slot machines at the Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, south of Pittsburgh, in this Associated Press file photo. A decline in gambling at Ohio’s four major casinos is causing a loss of revenue shared with Ohio’s 88 counties. A new law that will expand gambling in Pennsylvania also could further adversely impact Ohio’s gaming revenue.

Casino decline affects county

WARREN — For the second year in a row, state casino revenue payouts to Trumbull County are lower than the year before, likely because fewer people are visiting the state’s larger casinos in favor of the smaller racinos, according to the Trumbull County Auditor’s Office. “We are down ...

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Gambling chips sit on table game inside a casino.

Pa. poised for big gambling expansion

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Cash already is rolling into Pennsylvania’s coffers as a result of a sprawling gambling expansion law passed late last month. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Valley Forge Casino Resort has paid a $1 million fee to allow gambling by people who aren’t taking ...

Niles teen to be in Macy’s parade

NILES — Niles McKinley High School senior Mindy McGann will have a special story to share for years to come with her friends and family as a participant on a float in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. McGann, 18, sent a Facebook message to a distant relative, ...

‘Discrepancies’ in documentation stall senior levy busing payment

WARREN — The Trumbull County Senior Levy Services administrator is holding onto a check for the company that contracts with the Trumbull County Transit Board to provide discounted rides throughout the county because of “discrepancies” with the company’s documentation of senior rides ...

Grant to enhance firefighter safety in Bazetta

BAZETTA — A grant totaling nearly $11,400 will help keep firefighters in Bazetta safer. Trustees last week approved the Firefighter Exposure to Environmental Elements Grant and then approved resolutions to purchase 25 pairs of firefighting gloves, 25 firefighting hoods and a gear washer. ...

Akron tent city a refuge

AKRON — From her home outside Indianapolis, Christy Brooks logged onto Facebook to find her younger sister. For days, she’d been reading online about a place called Second Chance Village in Akron’s Middlebury neighborhood. That’s where her 36-year-old sister Stephanie Beasley, who has ...

McKinleys are joined for Thanksgiving dinner

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. On Nov. 20, Mr. Horace Vose of Westerly, R.I., shipped a turkey to the White House for President William McKinley’s Thanksgiving dinner. The 27-pound turkey ...

Eagle Creek flood warning issued

BRACEVILLE ­­–– The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a flood warning for the Eagle Creek at Phalanx Station with forecasts for minor flooding overnight Sunday and into this morning. Reports indicated the water stage was at 9.3 feet, nearing flood stage of 9.5 feet, late ...

Clothing drive will help family

HUBBARD — A clothing drive will be held 2:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 710 W. Liberty St., to help a local family that lost its home in a fire last week on Simler Street. Organizers are asking for clothing, shoes, gift cards and monetary donations to help the ...

Agenda

• BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold special meeting 8 a.m. today at the township hall for discussion on road department garage and executive session on personnel. • MCDONALD BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 7 p.m. today at the high school media center. • HUBBARD BOARD OF EDUCATION ...

Park project to be topic of trustees’ meeting

WEATHERSFIELD — Township trustees will meet 6 p.m. today at the high school media center with the Weathersfield Board of Education to discuss development of a community park off Route 46.

Twenty Under 20 tickets available

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 ...

Pearl Harbor event planned

WARREN — Tickets for the “Pearl Harbor and Beyond” event at Kent State University at Trumbull are now available. The tickets are free and there is a limit of four per person. The event is 6 p.m. Dec. 7 and will feature the premiere performance of a play written and directed by Melisa ...

Free community Thanksgiving meals

Free community Thanksgiving meals in the area this week: • Tuesday — 3 to 7 p.m., Brookfield Fire Department hall, state Route 7, Brookfield • Wednesday — Noon to 4 p.m., Warren Family Mission, 155 Tod Ave. NW, Warren • Thursday — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul Dining ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
Tracy McBride of Cortland and her husband, Joseph, do some early holiday shopping at Super Kmart in the Eastwood Mall Complex Friday. The National Retail Federation said a recent survey found 22 percent of people planned to start their holiday shopping in October.

Sales expected to increase

By the time Black Friday rolls around, Lori Petersen already will have the bulk of her Christmas shopping done. Even so, the mother of three small girls plans to make her rounds again this year — trying to catch, what for her, is that last-minute bargain. “Some of my friends and ...

Tribune Chronicle / Jon Wysochanski 
Mahoning Valley Sanitary District resident engineer Jon Jamison stands next to a stack of timber recently cut from its property. The MVSD cuts trees down annually to minimize the risk of forest fires. The trees eventually are processed to build furniture.

Valley sanitary district sells timber

MINERAL RIDGE — The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District isn’t only in the business of selling water. Timber also is a commodity. Every year, the MVSD harvests several hundred trees, including red, white and black oaks, black cherry and ash trees. Chief Engineer Ramesh Kashinkunti said the ...