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Man, 18, faces OVI charge after crash

AUSTINTOWN — Several new cars at Fred Martin Ford were damaged in a 6 a.m. crash Sunday on Mahoning Avenue that also resulted in an Austintown man being charged with OVI. John Johnson, 18, 2149 Woodgate St., is set to make his first appearance Wednesday in Austintown court on charges of ...

Mathews district seeks applicants for top job

VIENNA — The Mathews Board of Education is accepting applications through June 11 to replace Superintendent Lew Lowery, who plans to retire this summer. The board is expected to accept Lowery’s resignation at its meeting in June or at a special meeting, said Tarin Brown, board president.

Warren fire crews battle burning tires

WARREN — The Warren Fire Department was called out late Monday night to a large pile of tires on fire at an industrial property on Pine Avenue SE. Flames were visible from Pine Avenue as large black smoke filled the night sky around 9:30 p.m. at the rear property of Shelley and Sands ...

Orangeville Kinsman Road set to close

VERNON — Orangeville Kinsman Road north of state Route 88 will be closed Thursday to June 8 for a culvert replacement. The recommended detour is Route 88 west, north on state Route 7 and east on Kinsman Nickerson Road.

Recycling site options available for Champion

CHAMPION — Alternative recycling sites for township residents are available now that Champion Middle School will close on May 31. Residents can use sites at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center, 528 Educational Highway; the Bristol Township garage, 254 Park Drive; and Southington ...

Residents’ plan to fix Niles pool unlikely to swim

NILES — Despite the hope of some residents and $67,500 from the state to make repairs, the swimming pool at Waddell Park won’t open this year or in the foreseeable future. City and state officials have moved to repurpose the capital budget appropriation, received under the previous ...

Prosecutor opposes parole for two men

WARREN — Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins is opposing the release of two inmates who are scheduled for parole hearings next month. Watkins has written letters to the Ohio Adult Parole Authority asking that convicted murderer Carlos Cox and convicted rapist William Judson be kept ...

Lordstown, Falls look to share services

Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools and Lordstown Local Schools announced Thursday a cost-saving agreement to share school psychologist services. ‘The superintendent there, and I have met several times to see where we could be more efficient,” said Terry Armstrong, the superintendent ...

75th year of Diocese celebrated

YOUNGSTOWN — Celebrants of the 75th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, say the next 75 years are just as important for the diocese as the first 75 were. Ringing in a year of celebration for the diocese on Sunday during the Feast of the Pentecost, Msgr. Robert Siffrin led the ...

Police investigate shooting at northwest Warren home

WARREN — City police late Sunday investigated a shooting at a home on Garden Street NW. According to police radio traffic, five shots were heard shortly before 11 p.m. There may have been two victims, the report states, one at the home and another being taken away in a silver vehicle that ...

World of Wildlife bicycle tour registration open

CHAMPION — The deadline to pre-register for the 14th annual World of Wildlife 2018 Bicycle Tour is Tuesday. Though riders can register the day of the event, 7:30 to 10 a.m. June 9 at the Technology Building at Kent State University at Trumbull, pre-registered riders can get a T-shirt ...

Commodore Dewey starts the Spanish-American War

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. The Philippines, an island chain in the Pacific, was under Spanish rule and would see the first battle of the Spanish-American War in May 1898. As the people ...

Sports betting ruling opens options in Ohio

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has paved the way for legal sports betting, and several Ohio lawmakers say they intend to bring it to the state through legislation. However, the move also could lead to another amendment to the Ohio Constitution if a ballot initiative takes hold. Rick Lertzman, ...

911 call tracking isn’t uniform

HOWLAND — What happens when an individual calls 911 may depend on where a person lives and what technology is available in his or her community. Some communities, such as Girard, are using first-generation 911 systems that allow 911 operators to track callers by triangulating the calls ...

Egyptian fest teaches history, traditions

HOWLAND — Opening the doors of monastc life to the world has been the goal of the annual three-day Egyptian Festival held at St. Mary and St. John the Beloved Coptic Orthodox Monastery for Nuns. “We want to let people in the surrounding neighborhood and communities know who we are and ...

Update given on veterans memorial

CORTLAND — About 75 veterans, family members and special guests gathered Saturday in the place where a monument soon will stand in Point Park. The guests joined forces to salute local Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force veterans in honor of Armed Forces Day — a celebration occurring the ...

I-80 ramp to close for several hours overnight

LIBERTY — The ramp from state Route 11 south to Interstate 80 west will be closed from 11 p.m. today until 4 a.m. Monday for resurfacing, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The detour will be state Route 711 south to Interstate 680 north. In addition, both the ...

Bomb threat closes Walmart in Liberty

LIBERTY — Walmart had to be evacuated Saturday afternoon because a bomb threat was called into the bakery area, according to a Trumbull County 911 report. The threat was called in at 5:48 p.m. and customers who were in the store were asked to leave, according to a shopper who called the ...

H.C. Plott named athletic director

This week in history 99 years ago in 1919: l Warren High School was to have a new athletic director announced at a meeting of the board of education. H.C. Plott of Akron was named to take charge of the work and came highly recommended. He graduated from Otterbein University and had ...

10 killed in Texas school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun ...