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Woman charged in ax-wielding incident

CHAMPION — A Warren woman accused of hitting her boyfriend in the head with an ax at Willow Lake Park is facing charges. Jade Scofield, 24, 1145 Front St. SW, was charged with felonious assault and vandalism and a warrant was issued for her arrest, according to Warren Municipal Court ...

Woman facing child endangerment

LIBERTY — A woman police said returned home with cans of malt liquor after leaving her toddler daughter home alone remains in the Trumbull County Jail without bond, but on a probation violation that stems from a January 2017 DUI conviction. Candis Wynn, 31, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in ...

Fix sought for director’s absence

WARREN — The wife of a Trumbull County planning commission official and a candidate for commissioner want to know what the Trumbull County commissioners are doing to address a “hostile work environment” that drove the director of the Trumbull County Planning Commission to take a leave of ...

Men face charges stemming from county fair fight

CORTLAND — Two men face charges and another pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct following fights at the Trumbull County Fair. Camron Mayfield, 18, of 37 Maple St., Niles, pleaded not guilty Monday in Trumbull County Central District Court to charges of assault and ...

Ramp closure for Friday scheduled

The ramp from Interstate 80 east to state Route 11 north will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The detour is Interstate 680 south to state Route 711 north. Work to be performed is part of a widening project on Interstate ...

Mathews schools looks for treasurer

VIENNA — The Mathews Board of Education is searching for a new school treasurer with the resignation Wednesday of Ryan Jones who is leaving July 31 after two years in the district. Jones has accepted a position with the Marlington School District in Stark County. Lori Simione with the ...

Blair named new BOE member

MECCA — The Maplewood Board of Education has named Kevin Blair of Mecca as the newest member of the board, effective Aug. 1. Blair will fill the remainder of the term of Joyce Barzak, who resigned after moving to Cortland, which is out of the school district. Blair will serve through ...

Liberty receives grant for center

LIBERTY — The Liberty Local School District has received a $10,000 grant from the Youngstown Foundation Mahoning Valley Sports Charities Fund to assist with the second phase of the Liberty Youth Recreation and Impact Center at the former Liberty High School off Churchill ...

Mathews to join study

VIENNA — The Mathews Board of Education has joined with neighboring Brookfield and Liberty school districts to have a feasibility study done by the state auditor’s office to determine if greater efficiency and cost savings could be realized with sharing of services and / or ...

On the record – Trumbull County

WHAT: Commissioners meeting Thursday WHO: Mauro Cantalamessa, Frank Fuda and Dan Polivka Commissioners: • Approved the purchase of 217 new phones for the Department of Job and Family Services, at a cost of no more than $56,148, and 63 new phones for the Child Support Enforcement ...

On the record – Lakeview

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Larry Sherer, Donna Zuga, Troy Adair, Mary Williams and Jennifer Nicholas The board: • Gave final reading for placing a 3.25-mill, 10-year renewal levy on the November ballot to raise $890,000 annually for day-to-day and emergency needs of ...

Blueprint construction takes off

BRACEVILLE — Residents interested in tying into a new waterline being constructed in Trumbull County said the new utility offering is likely to raise their property values, make their homes easier to sell and eliminate sulfur-tainted, well-water showers. “I am excited for it,” said ...

EPA: Cleanup of spill complete

WEATHERSFIELD — The cleanup at Predator Trucking, 1775 N. State St., where on Monday an estimated 2,500 gallons of hydrochloric acid leaked from a tanker truck, has been completed, according to an Ohio Environmental Protection agency statement. “The impacted soil has been removed,” ...

Woman defrauded deaf parents of $50,000

WARREN — A woman was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in jail and 200 hours of community service after her hearing impaired parents were defrauded of $50,000 in what the Newton Falls police chief said is one of the “wildest” cases he has seen. Jessica DeMarco, 30, was ordered by Trumbull ...

Howland cuts pay steps for administrators

HOWLAND — The school board Monday eliminated all salary step increases for 10 district administrators for the 2018-19 school year, which officials say will save the district $100,000 over three years. After voting on a zero percent pay increase for the 2018-19 year for 10 school ...

Power plant does 1st test

LORDSTOWN — A test run of the $890 million Lordstown Energy Center was completed Monday night, and the plant is on track for a September or October opening. Eric Stasiowski, spokesman for Lordstown Energy Center, said the testing began Thursday and ended Monday night. William ...

Grand jury indicts mother of twins

WARREN — The mother of twin girls hospitalized with broken bones faces new charges filed in connection to the injuries. Harley Warner, 20, was indicted Tuesday by a Trumbull County grand jury on five counts of endangering children and four counts of felonious assault. She was arrested ...

East Cleveland man arrested in theft

WARREN — An East Cleveland man pleaded not guilty to a charge of petty theft during a jail arraignment in Warren Municipal Court on Tuesday. Laron D. Perry, 33, 15700 Euclid Ave., Apt. 302, was assigned a $1,500, 10 percent, cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary ...

Confederate flag being tested for DNA

NEWTON FALLS — Village police are sending a Confederate flag for DNA and fingerprint testing after it was left on the front porch of mixed-race family on Newton Drive, police Chief Gene Fixler said. The flag, which has a drawing of an hourglass on it, is being sent for testing with the ...

Local bank stocks stand pat on Tuesday

Cortland Bancorp held steady in trading Tuesday to close at $23.55 per share. First Niles Financial also remained unchanged at $9.75 per share.