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Plan will go to 3rd reading Monday

NILES — Niles City Council gave two measures included in the mayor’s fiscal recovery plan a second reading Friday at a special meeting. A measure to outsource income tax collections to the Regional Income Tax Agency was approved with five votes. Council members Frank Pezzano, D-1st Ward, ...

Churches unite for ‘We Are One’

WARREN — More than 20 local churches will come together Sunday for the ‘‘We Are One’’ community worship service organized by the Trumbull County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance. The event will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Warren Community Amphitheater. Pastor Joseph ...

Religion news

HOLY SPIRIT SERVICE: Praise Assembly of God Church, 1004 N. Main St., Niles, will have Ron and Edna Wagers ministering in Holy Spirit-led services 6:30 p.m. today, and 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. WOMEN’S DAY: St. James Church of God in Christ, 1838 Main St. SW, Warren, will hold the ...

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License plate fees help pay for roads

Trumbull County municipalities and townships are using their portion of permissive license plate fees to either directly maintain their roads or as matching funds to obtain federal dollars for road improvements. Eight cities or villages and five townships collect between the minimum of $5 and ...

Venue change sought in murder case

WARREN — Attorneys for the Howland man facing capital murder charges in the Feb. 25 killing of two people and wounding of three others at his home have filed a host of motions, including a request for change of trial venue, that may be addressed by a Trumbull County judge today. Cleveland ...

Trump rally just a show, Ryan says

WARREN — Republican President Donald Trump’s scheduled campaign-style rally Tuesday in Youngstown is more spectacle than substance, said a local top Democrat. “Trump is the master of the shiny object,” said U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan on Thursday in a conference call with reporters, who ...

O.J. Simpson granted parole

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football ...

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Joe Michaelakis of Warren prepares loukoumathes, a Greek doughnut, Thursday at the Warren Greek Festival. This is the festival’s 50th year. The festival will be held through Sunday at the grounds of the St. Demetrios Center off Atlantic Street in Warren with musical entertainment, Greek dancers, amusement rides and Greek food.

Greek Fest offers food and entertainment

Tribune Chronicle / Bob Coupland Joe Michaelakis of Warren prepares loukoumathes, a Greek doughnut, Thursday at the Warren Greek Festival. This is the festival’s 50th year. The festival will be held through Sunday at the grounds of the St. Demetrios Center off Atlantic Street in Warren ...

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Doug Phenicie, who farms about 1,800 acres in northern Ohio, walks across a flooded soybean field in New Washington. The company that developed the Dakota Access oil pipeline is entangled in another fight, this time in Ohio where work on its multi-state natural gas pipeline has wrecked wetlands, flooded farm fields and flattened a 170-year-old farmhouse.

Pipeline rankles regulators

NEW WASHINGTON — The company that developed the Dakota Access oil pipeline is entangled in another fight, this time in Ohio where work on its multi-state natural gas pipeline has wrecked wetlands, flooded farm fields and flattened a 170-year-old farmhouse. The federal commission that ...

Hubbard OKs three-year contract with teachers

HUBBARD — The Hubbard Board of Education has approved a new three-year contract with the Hubbard Education Association in which employees will be paying more for health insurance. The new agreement is retroactive to July 1 and ends June 30, 2020. Superintendent Raymond Soloman said there ...

Man run over by horse-drawn wagon

NORTH BLOOMFIELD — A 40-year-old North Bloomfield man who fell off his horse-drawn wagon Wednesday evening suffered rib and chest injuries and is recovering at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. An initial Trumbull County 911 report stated William Weaver suffered head injuries after ...

Vacant house burns at Niles, Homewood

WARREN — City firefighters during the early morning hours Thursday fought a blaze that damaged a vacant house at Niles Road and Homewood Avenue SE. According to fire Capt. Al Brown, the crews were called about 2:30 a.m. to find the structure fully involved. Crews stayed at the scene ...

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Warren man gets concurrent terms

WARREN — A Warren man, who last week received a nine-month sentence for his conviction in an ATV chase, was given an 18-month prison sentence Thursday after that case triggered a probation violation on a 2016 breaking and entering conviction. Daniel Hilty, 28, 691 Woodbine Ave. SE, ...

Boil alert lifted in Niles; 46 opened

NILES — A boil advisory that had been issued earlier this week for homes and businesses on the south side of Niles was lifted Thursday. Niles Service Director Ed Stredney said the advisory was originally put in place when crews working to replace a valve for the Mahoning Valley Sanitary ...

Liberty Street closed this morning

LIBERTY — A portion of Liberty Street located beneath the Interstate 80 bridge is closed this morning for bridge work, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. It is scheduled to reopen at 10 a.m. today. The posted detour is Motor Inn Drive to state Route 193. Also, the ...

Board holds improvement hearing

NILES — The Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities will meet 5 p.m. Monday at Fairhaven School cafeteria, 420 Lincoln Way. The board will discuss the comprehensive continuous improvement plan and use of funds for special education programs for preschool and school-age ...

Thief ransacks Frito Lay truck

WARREN — A thief, perhaps with the munchies, ransacked a delivery truck parked at the Frito -Lay Co. on Sferra Drive NW sometime last week, according to a police report filed Thurday. According to the report, a Frito-Lay driver reported someone gained entry overnight on July 12 into his ...

Trumbull County courts

Cases closed in Trumbull County July 1 to 8: CLOSED CHRISTY, DARLENE R. vs. LAROSA, BRIAN L. KANE, SARAH vs. KANE, JAMES FISHER, REBECCA M. vs. FISHER, PHILLIP S. NELSON, JESSICA J. vs. SANDRU, ARNOLD MARTIN BEASLEY, JADA vs. WILLIAMS, DUANE RAMONT ...

On the record

Bristol WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Don Mickel, Misty Berry, Scott Chapman and John Hickey ABSENT: Kathy Johnson The board: • Approved a new three-year contract for elementary principal Ryan Stowell through July 31, 2020, at $64,000; • Accepted the ...

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Murder defendant Jacob LaRosa, left, stands before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay with his public defender, Matthew Pentz, during a recent court hearing. LaRosa is accused of killing his 94-year-old neighbor, Marie Belcastro, in March 2015.

Boy’s age prompts rare motion

WARREN — Teen murder defendant Jacob LaRosa’s attorneys are using a rare legal move that will try to lessen his chances of facing a life-without-parole sentence if the teen is convicted at trial. LaRosa will turn 18 on July 27 and has been incarcerated more than two years awaiting trial ...