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On the record: Bristol

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Doug Seemann, Mark Webb and Ramon French Trustees: • Heard from French that he spoke with Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith that a new survey will be sent out at end of the month to residents to see if they are interested in getting ...

On the record: Brookfield

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Gary Lees, Dan Suttles and Ron Haun Trustees: • Heard from Lees officials met with new Brookfield Superintendent Toby Gibson on ways high school students can do community service and help the elderly in the townhship with yard work, ...

Crews attack dam problem

KINSMAN — Since late August, crews with Jet Excavating of New Middletown have been working seven days a week, including holidays, on reconstructing the Lakeview Drive road and bridge that leads to the Lakelands area of more than 30 homes. Township Trustee Greg Leonhard, who lives on Lakeview ...

Officials trumpet dangers of meth

WARREN — The Trumbull County Combined Health District and the Warren City Health Department partnered up to obtain a grant that will bring more than $400,000 to the area to combat substance use disorders. Over the next three years, the grant will bring $140,000 to the departments to work on ...

Work at veterans clinic gains board approval

YOUNGSTOWN — The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals is recommending approval for work at a new Youngstown VA Outpatient Clinic. Mike Downing, owner of Downing Construction Co. of Warrensville Heights — which is building and leasing the property at 1815 Belmont Ave. for the U.S. Department ...

Rash of thefts from vehicles investigated

BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Police Department is looking for help solving a series of thefts from vehicles. Police said they received several reports over the weekend in the lower Masury area. This includes Elm Street, First Street and Second Street. To help prevent these types of ...

Driver damages Niles storefront

NILES — A driver attempting to flee from police crashed into a pole in front of Treasures Flea Market and Vernon’s Prime time, damaging the plaza awning and sending one person to the hospital, according to a police report. The driver of the car was outside Madden’s Bar and Grille ...

On the record — Hubbard

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Rocky Adams, Don Newell, Linda Silvidi and Martin Franko ABSENT: Tony Pantone Jr. The board: • Removed two jet dust collectors, a laminator and an HP color laser printer to be scrapped; • Added a 2020 Thomas 72-passenger bus, valued ...

Tidwell denied parole in ’73 killings

Staff report COLUMBUS — John Tidwell 71, will remain in an Ohio prison until at least June 2024 for killing retired industrialist C. Walter Holmquist and his wife, Dorothy, of Bazetta, during a robbery at their home in 1973. The Ohio Parole Board ruled in his case recently. Prison ...

Traffic barriers on Dana Street likely to stay

WARREN — City council’s traffic and safety committee agreed Tuesday to recommend to the full city council that it keep the road barriers in place on Dana Street. Auto Parkit, the automated parking company that owns several properties on Dana, convinced the city several years ago to install ...

Safeguard your properties, Bristol residents advised after crime spree

By BOB COUPLAND Staff writer BRISTOL — Saying that times have changed, Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office deputies advised township residents that even in rural areas, it is necessary to keep their homes and cars locked and garage doors closed at night. More than 20 residents attended ...

High court rejects appeal for convicted killer Austin Burke

Staff report COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal of the murder conviction and 47-year prison sentence for Austin Burke, who killed Warren man Brandon Sample in 2017. Burke, 21, of Bristolville, who will be eligible for parole the first time in 30 years, ...

Trumbull grand jury indicts 36

Staff report WARREN — A Trumbull County grand jury indicted 36 people Tuesday, including three secret indictments that will be unsealed when the indicted parties are arrested. One of the people indicted is Shawn M. Riley, 25, of Bane Street SW, for failure to comply with the orders of a ...

Man arraigned in assault on officer

WARREN — John A. Slider Jr., 29, of Transylvania Avenue SE, was arraigned Monday in Warren Municipal Court on a charge of felonious assault, accused of punching a security guard at Trumbull Regional Medical Center May 6 and breaking the officer’s jaw. Slider was released from jail later ...

Liberty police chief discusses controversy, thanks two trustees

LIBERTY — Police Chief Toby Meloro addressed the controversy involving his appointment as chief at the trustees meeting Monday night. “A year ago, I was appointed interim chief. Everyone in this room probably knows there’s controversy over my appointment,” Meloro said toward the end of ...

Electric vehicle battery plant in Lordstown could boost GM in market

LORDSTOWN — General Motors would be the second-largest automaker after Tesla to have a heavy hand in the production of electric vehicle batteries should speculation on its offer to open that sort of plant in Lordstown proves accurate, an automobile industry analyst said. But with that comes ...

Cause of shots in Matthew Burroughs’ case not recorded

NILES — Members of the public who expected to see body-camera videos and Royal Mall apartment surveillance videos conclusively showing what caused a Niles police officer to shoot and kill Matthew Burroughs apparently won’t have that opportunity. On Friday, Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis ...

Randy Law reinstated on ballot

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Randy Law will be an independent candidate for Warren mayor in the upcoming election. The court ruled Monday that Law properly disaffiliated himself from the Republican Party and ordered the Trumbull County Board of Elections to return him to the ballot. The ...

UAW, GM still far apart in talks

DETROIT — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union’s first walkout against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over a decade. Workers left factories and ...

Tribune plans to honor local breast cancer heroes, stories

The Tribune Chronicle again this year wishes to profile local heroes who battled or overcame breast cancer, and honor the memories of those lost, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The idea is to put a human face on this disease, to help those diagnosed by hearing voices of those ...