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Taste of Warren doubles in size with 24 vendors this year

WARREN — With twice the amount of food offerings available, Taste of Warren returns this year to Warren Homecoming 2017. “All of the food vendors will be selling a taste,” said Sue Shafer, community events coordinator for the Tribune Chronicle. “So you could taste one, or if you ...

City-themed art part of Homecoming show

WARREN — The Box Gallery — art gallery and tattoo parlor — will show how the city’s art community is thriving with the art show “Our Town” during Warren Homecoming 2017. Aaron Chine, gallery and parlor owner, said all art in the show will relate to Warren, which he said is ...

NFL Legends returns to Warren Homecoming

WARREN — It is common knowledge to Mahoning Valley residents and high school football fans how prolific the area has been in producing National Football League players. The number of players Warren City Schools has produced is even more amazing, considering the size of the city. The first ...

Warren Homecoming 2017 calendar

Friday to Monday • Noon to 9 p.m. — Putt Putt of Warren, 3937 Youngstown Warren Road, $7 for all you can play if you mention Warren Homecoming Friday to Sunday • 5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday — Welcome Home Warren!, Escape NE Ohio, 200 ...

Tribune Chronicle / Renee Fox
Gregory V. Hicks, Warren law director, talks about a nine-month long investigation at 765 Kenilworth Ave. SE, Warren, outside the home officials described as a brothel and said is known online for its stripper pole. The house’s occupant was arrested on a charge of promoting prostitution, but there is an ongoing investigation. The city sought and was granted a temporary restraining order from Trumbull County Common Pleas Court that prohibits anyone from entering the property.

Warren Police raid alleged ‘brothel’

WARREN — A home described by officials as a “brothel” and known online for its stripper pole was boarded up Monday and its owner arrested following a nine-month investigation, the city’s law director said. Daniel J. Blasco, 62, 765 Kenilworth Ave. SE, is being held without bond in the ...

Special to the Tribune Chronicle / Natalie Mancino 
Paul Grilli stands outside the former RG Steel in Warren. Grilli created the website “The Rust Jungle” to highlight and preserve what he can of the Mahoning Valley’s steel industry history.

Families forged in steel mills

Growing up against a backdrop of rusted steel mills can spark a lot of curiosity in a young boy’s mind, said one Mahoning Valley native familiar with the industry that was long considered the economic backbone of the Youngstown-Warren area. One of Paul Grilli’s earliest childhood ...

Man gets 10 years in pair of robberies

WARREN — A Bazetta man received a 10-year prison sentence Monday after he was convicted on charges linked to robberies at two area businesses in November. Danny N. Jack, 32, 1060 Perkins Jones Road, appeared before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Kontos, who pronounced ...

Details emerge on council of governments

WARREN — Communities that decide to join the proposed Council of Regional Governments would pay $100 to $300 for membership dues in the first year, organizers said Monday. The council, which will be open to any Trumbull County city, village and township, is on track to form in January, ...

Marc Wortman, left, and his sister, Lori Wellington, both of Stillman Valley, Ill., honor their uncle, Ronald L. Mayer, during a ceremony Monday at Newton Falls Memorial Park in Newton Falls.  Mayer died in the C-119 plane crash in 1953. Mayer, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, was on the plane as crew chief when it crashed because of an electrical fire. He and another crew member died.

Falls airplane crash of 1953 remembered

NEWTON FALLS — Marc Wortman and his sister, Lori Wellington, traveled about eight hours from Stillman Valley, Ill., to Newton Falls for a memorial ceremony Monday morning of the C-119 Flying Boxcar aircraft that crashed in 1953. Wortman’s and Wellington’s uncle, Ronald L. Mayer, a ...

Leonard, Robert

Former banquet hall owner gets probation

WARREN — The owner of a former banquet facility in Niles on Monday received two year’s probation on a misdemeanor conviction of attempted Workers’ Compensation fraud. Robert Leonard, 68, of Cynthia Court, Niles, appeared before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Kontos, ...

Dotson, Bryan

Dealership burglary nets man five years

WARREN — The man prosecutors called “the mastermind” of a 2014 burglary at Johnny K’s Powersports was sentenced Monday to five years in prison. Bryan Dotson, 33, Stanton Avenue, Niles, appeared before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Kontos, who gave Dotson two ...

Vehicle goes through garage

WARREN — A man was injured Sunday morning after the car he was driving drove through part of a garage at 1706 Parkman Road NW. The driver of the 2003 Pontiac Vibe, Robert E. Terbovich, 47, 2067 Parkwood Ave. NW, was found unconscious in the 4 a.m. accident and taken to Trumbull Memorial ...

New member for park board

HOWLAND — Shawn Pompelia is the newest commissioner of the Howland Township Park District. Pompelia, vice president and relationship manager in private client services for the Farmers National Bank branch in Howland, began his new term Thursday. He will fill the remainder of the term of ...

910th sprays for mosquitoes

VIENNA — Members of the 910th Airlift Wing have treated more than 1.1 million acres of land in eastern Texas with insecticide to kill mosquitoes in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Members of the 910th, which has the only large, fixed-wing aerial spray unit within the U.S. Department ...

On the record

Mecca WHAT: Trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Fritz Birkhimer, Jim Governor and Dan Galbincea Trustees: • Voted 3-0 against approving the Aug. 21 meeting minutes. Trustees claim information in them about getting an appraisal on land for expanding the cemetery is not accurate. Governor ...

Mecca looking for EMS help

MECCA — Trustees on Monday approved a new paramedic and emergency medical service agreement with Cortland because the township doesn’t have the manpower to provide 24 / 7 service to residents. “We are so shorthanded, we are down to three people some days to run all the calls. We just ...

Wed. 10:45 a.m.: Classes resume at Austintown Fitch after morning evacuation

AUSTINTOWN - Classes at Austintown Fitch High School have resumed after students were evacuated for approximately 25 minutes this morning because of a "strong, smoke-like smell" caused by malfunctioning parts in the the heating/air conditioning system, administrators said. A teacher detected ...

Wed. 10:40 a.m.: Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

NEW YORK (AP) - Toys 'R' Us has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season The Wayne, New Jersey-based toy retailer has been struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, but says its stores will remain open for business as usual. The ...

Photo courtesy of Mahoning Valley Historical Society
The Little Steel Strike was an ongoing battle for union recognition that erupted May 26, 1937, but extended into June 1937, spread across seven states and impacted tens of thousands of workers, including many in the Mahoning Valley. Thousands of strikers were arrested, 300 injured and 18 died, including two during a June 19, 1937, confrontation near the Republic Steel gate on Poland Avenue in Youngstown, according to various news reports. The effects of the strike reached into the 1940s and beyond.

Valley played role in Little Steel Strike

The brief glimpse of the petite woman 20 seconds into the newsreel makes Jim Valesky smile. The scene was captured by The Associated Press 80 years ago during one of the many conflicts between laborers in the Midwest, including the Mahoning Valley, and the small steel companies for which ...

Watkins wants prompt executions

WARREN — None of the inmates from Trumbull County on Ohio’s death row are scheduled to die until 2022, a timeline that Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins said does not sit well with him. “I know the governor (Republican John Kasich) talked about executions being carried out in a ...