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On the record – Brookfield

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Ronda Bonekovic, Ron Brennan, George Economides, Tim Filipovich, Kelly Carrier, Superintendent Velina Jo Taylor and Treasurer Craig Yaniglos. The board: • Approved Turner Dairy Farms, Hershey Creamery Company and Cocca’s Pizza for ...

Champion discusses technology

CHAMPION — School officials have formed a committee of district administrators and teachers who have been discussing ways to enhance technology in the district for the 2019-20 school year. Andrea Tredent, director of technology, presented information to the board of education earlier ...

Mach files as write-in candidate

WARREN — Councilman Eugene Mach has not given up his bid to retain his 7th Ward council seat in Warren as he filed Thursday as a write-in candidate for the November election. Mach filed to run in the May 7 primary, but the Trumbull County Board of Elections rejected his petitions because he ...

On the record – Lordstown

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: William Catlin, Carla Click, Cheryl Kistler and Jackie Woodward ABSENT: Niki Reid The board: • Honored Marian Eskay and Liz Senne on their retirements. Both have committed many years working with the students of Lordstown, ...

Bristol school workers get pact

BRISTOL — The Bristol Board of Education at a special meeting Tuesday approved a two-year contract extension for the district’s 72 union employees. Treasurer Mario Nero said the employees will receive a 2 percent pay increase the first year, 2019-20, and a 1 percent increase the second ...

On the record – McDonald

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: John Saganich, Jody Klase, Joseph Cappuzzello, Thomas Hannon and Wendy Higgins The board: • Recognized Debra Woodford for her 28 years of service as elementary music teacher with the district including directing many school music ...

On the record – Southington

WHAT: Board of Education meeting May 16 PRESENT: Betsy Dunn, Steve Gilanyi, Al Haberstroh, John Shaffer and Richard Selep The board: • Approved an agreement with Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office for a school resource officer for the 2019-20 school year. This will be the second year ...

On the record – Niles

WHAT: Financial Planning and Supervision Commission meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Chairperson Bob Foss, the Rev. John-Michael Lavelle, Bob Swauger, Barb Mattei-Smith and Giovanne Merlo The commission: • Approved an updated five-year forecast for Niles City School District. After an ...

On the record – Bristol

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Ramon French, Doug Seemann and Mark Webb Trustees: • Hired Kenneth Westfall and Nicholas Chirozzi for summer help pending drug testing; • Thanked King Brothers for supplying half the cement for the veterans memorial at both Sager and ...

On the record – Champion

WHAT: Township trustees special meeting Thursday PRESENT: Rex Fee, Brian Bugos and Doug Emerine Trustees: • Approved retaining the law services of Harrington, Hoppe and Mitchell at a cost not to exceed $2,500 in anticipation of participating with Lordstown village in the case of City ...

Niles’ triple-double

NILES — The Gioiello triplets and the Clementi triplets may have all graduated together from Niles McKinley High School on Wednesday, but their interests and plans for the future are all very different. Mario, Elena and Jolena Gioiello — born New Year’s Eve 2000 — and Jullianna, ...

Republican National Committee targets Ryan’s voting record

WARREN — Democratic Congressman and 2020 presidential candidate Timothy J. Ryan has missed nearly 33 percent of the votes so far this year in the U.S. House, according to a media vote tracking project. The Republican National Committee on Wednesday took aim at Ryan’s voting record, which ...

Accused bar shooter shatters jail cell door

WARREN — The man accused in a drive-by bar shooting and subsequent gas station robbery now could face more charges after Trumbull County officials say he broke the glass in his jail cell as he demanded toilet paper. A jail incident report states that Ryan Rulong, 27, punched the glass on ...

Police: Body found in river could be missing teen boy

WARREN — A body found in the Mahoning River at Perkins Park on Tuesday evening could be a 17-year-old boy who was reported missing in Niles a few weeks ago, according to police. The body, which was found around 7 p.m., was lodged on a tree in the Mahoning River near the dugouts of the ...

Lordstown officials question Workhorse’s finances

LORDSTOWN — Mayor Arno Hill is resolute in the endeavor to convince General Motors to bring a production vehicle back to the Lordstown assembly plant the automaker idled in March. So is James Dignan, president and CEO of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, and a chorus of others ...

New interest prompts survey on Braceville waterlines

BRACEVILLE — Township trustees and representatives of the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer’s Office are hoping to get enough interest from residents along state Route 82 for extensions as part of the Blueprint to Prosperity waterline that runs from Braceville to West Farmington. Gary ...

Commission questions Niles’ accounting

NILES — The school district’s accounting practices came under fire during Wednesday’s Financial Planning and Supervision Commission meeting when commission members had to retroactively approve purchase orders the district already had completed. Several purchase orders and contract ...

Two men hurt in Oak St. shooting

WARREN — Two people were shot around 2:45 a.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of Oak Street SW, according to police. The men, Shawndon R. Flowers, 23, and Markell T. Russell, 23, both of Warren, were seen by physicians in the emergency room of Trumbull Regional Medical Center. Flowers suffered ...

Austintown superintendent announces retirement

AUSTINTOWN — Austintown Local Schools Superintendent Vincent Colaluca announced his retirement Wednesday, according to a release from the district. Colaluca has led the district for 10 years. According to the district, Colaluca has led the district through new programming, secured a ...

D’Andre Bowers to face drug trial in June

WARREN — The man whose organization is leading the effort to have a recovery center placed in downtown Warren is scheduled to be tried June 5 in Warren Municipal Court on a charge of possession or use of marijuana. D’Andre Bowers, 1457 Central Parkway Ave. NE, was cited earlier this month ...