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Dollar General robbed of $250

WARREN — Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 7:39 p.m. Saturday at Dollar General, 2841 Niles Road SE, in which the individual stole approximately $250 from the store’s clerk. The suspect was described as a 5-foot-6 black male, wearing a black hoodie, black ...

Ryan moves to punish Steve King

WARREN — U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan introduced legislation Monday condemning Iowa Republican Steve King for comments on white supremacy in a New York Times interview last week, according to Ryan’s office. Ryan, D-Howland, announced his intention to censure King. U.S. Rep. Bobby L. ...

Fair housing plan to be discussed

WARREN — A public meeting to discuss and solicit input on what impedes fair housing will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Warren City Council Chambers, 141 South St. SE. The purpose of this analysis is to identify fair housing impediments in order to address historic patterns of ...

Siblings arrested on resisting, assault charges

WARREN — A woman who called police after her brother took her car without permission was arrested after she jumped on officers’ backs in an attempt to stop them from arresting him. Keosha D. Dupree, 22, 2880 Northwest Blvd. NW, called police Saturday, stating her brother, Kevin Dupree, ...

Dewine takes office

COLUMBUS — Flank-ed by family and close friends, Mike DeWine became Ohio’s 70th governor shortly after midnight today in a private ceremony at his farm near Cedarville. Sworn in by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Judge Pat DeWine, DeWine, 72, took the oath of office with his hand on a ...

Warren to obtain new sidewalks

WARREN — Two sidewalk projects and a traffic signal evaluation will begin this year and primarily will be paid for with federal and state dollars. In the first project, there will be new curbs, sidewalks and drive approach for the full length of Harmon Avenue. Pedestrian enhancement ...

Learning life through chess

NILES — Each Saturday morning, those passing through the food court at the Eastwood Mall in Niles will likely see adults and children playing games of chess as part of the Chess is Life program. Jeff Butts, co-creator of Chess is Life with Myles Jay, said in addition to the chess lessons ...

The McKinley election could have spawned ‘Oz’

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 121st anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. The 1890s was the inspiration for “The Wizard of Oz” My talk for the Niles McKinley Memorial Library’s upcoming celebration of President William ...

Rally held for man shot by police

NILES — More than 50 people gathered Sunday afternoon for a 45-minute rally outside the Niles police station to remember and show support for Matthew Burroughs, 35, who was killed Jan. 2 in an officer-related shooting. Rally attendees held signs and chanted for justice for ...

Police cruiser involved in crash

HOWLAND — A Warren city police cruiser and another vehicle were involved in an accident Saturday night in Howland. Dispatchers reported the cruiser and the other vehicle, a Mustang, were involved in the accident at 7:45 p.m. at the intersection of Ridge Road and Orchard Avenue. Reports ...

Car collides with tractor-trailer

WEATHERSFIELD — The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Weathersfield safety crews were called out Sunday evening after a car and a tractor-trailer collided. A 911 spokesman said a call was received around 8 p.m. about the head-on collision near the Waffle House on Salt Springs Road near ...

On the record – Hubbard

WHAT: City council meeting Jan. 7 PRESENT: Bill Williams, Bonnie Viele, Tim O’Hara, Lisha Pompili-Baumiller, Michael Toda, Justin Silvidi, Jerome Crowe, Ben Kyle and Mayor John Darko Council: • Heard from Darko the Trumbull County engineer’s project to replace the Myron Street ...

On the record – Hubbard Township

WHAT: Township trustee organizational meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Fred Hanley, Tom Jacobs, and Richard Hernandez Trustees: • Named Hanley as chairman and Jacobs as vice chairman; • Set meetings for 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at township hall; • Approved Hanley to ...

On the record – Vernon

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Jan. 8 PRESENT: Walter Emrick, Walter Horodyski and Richard Heberling Trustees: • Named Emrick as chairman and Horodyski as vice chairman; • Set meetings for 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month; • Will discuss with the county engineer’s ...

Hartford approves pay increases for employees

HARTFORD —Township trustees have approved various pay adjustments for employees as they organized for the new year. Trustee Chairwoman Rebecca Whitman said at the organizational meeting, police department employees received a $1 per hour increase with officers increasing from $11.75 to ...

Vaping lights up controversy

Sandy Bartman of Cortland vapes as a replacement for cigarettes. She never realized the hold that traditional cigarettes had on her until her father passed away. “I lost my dad to lung cancer and still couldn’t quit smoking,” she said. “It wasn’t until vaping that I was ...

Claudia Hoerig trial set to begin

WARREN — Following an order by a judge to stop entering pro se motions to Claudia Hoerig’s docket unless her attorneys sign off on them, the woman set to go on trial Monday continues to send them in, to no avail. Hoerig’s handwritten motions were filed with the U.S. District Court ...

USDA HQ home search put on hold

WARREN — The partial government shutdown halted the process of searching for a new, decentralized home for two branches of the U.S. Department of Agricultural — delaying the release of a “short list” of possible sites out of the 136 submitted, two of which are in Trumbull County. ...

Airplane donated to MCCTC

CANFIELD — Aviation maintenance students at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center have received a new study tool for this school year — a full-sized airplane. The A23 Fixed Wing Single Engine airplane was donated by the Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, Tenn. The plane ...

Packard Music Hall to get new marquee

WARREN — Packard Music Hall is advertising its last “VALENTINE DAN E” and “APPLA S TALENT” show. The sign in front of the theater, which has to have its letters manually added and changed, will be replaced with a new fully digital marquee that should be installed by ...