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Trumbull Town Hall announces 2019-20 season

Chris Lemmon, son of Academy Award-winning actor Jack Lemmon, will be among the speakers for the 2019-2020 Trumbull Town Hall lecture season. The upcoming season was announced Wednesday at Packard Music Hall before a talk by Broadway press agent Susan Schulman. The new season ...

Four seek McDonald council seat

MCDONALD — Village council will be reviewing four applicants seeking to fill the remainder of the term of longtime Councilman Michael O’Brien, who died earlier this month. Council President Pro-Tem Ray Lewis said at Wednesday’s council meeting those who applied are Cliff Dezee, John ...

Brookfield board accepts superintendent resignation

BROOKFIELD — Saying they were reluctant to vote on the issue, the Brookfield Board of Education on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Superintendent Velina Jo Taylor, effective July 31. Taylor last week was approved as the new superintendent for the Lakeview Local School District, ...

Man arrested after Austintown robbery

AUSTINTOWN — A man accused of robbing the Mahoning Avenue McDonald’s restaurant Tuesday by reaching over and grabbing cash from an open cash register was arrested Wednesday while attempting the same type of robbery in Boardman, according to police. Jawwaad R. Pusey, 32, 457 Carlotta ...

On the record – Niles

WHAT: City council meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Barry Steffey Jr., Michael Lastic, Ryan McNaughton, Barry Profato, Sheri Smith, Linda Marchese, Al Cantola and Mayor Steve Mientkiewicz ABSENT: P.J. Kearney Council: • Approved third reading of ordinance establishing an income-tax ...

Supporters speak out to Niles council on January shooting

NILES — Five people, including the mother of the 8-year-old daughter of the man who was shot to death Jan. 2 while sitting in a car parked at the Royal Mall apartment complex, urged city council Wednesday to take action in their bid for justice for the late Matthew Burroughs. Burroughs, 35, ...

Sewer projects OK’d

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners Wednesday approved the fifth phase of the Little Squaw Creek sewer improvement project in Vienna and the Belmont Park sanitary sewer project in Liberty. The projects were recommended by the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer’s Office. The Liberty ...

Warren mom left child in cold car

WARREN — A Warren mother who left her 5-year-old child in the family van overnight in January was sentenced this week to 10 days in jail on a child endangering charge. Appearing Tuesday in Warren Municipal Court, Elisa Elliott, 29, 2152 Peace Ave., pleaded guilty to the charge before Judge ...

Marriage applications

Marriage applications granted in Trumbull County March 4-8: Rachel F. Worsham, 35, Cleveland, and Maurice R.H. Murphy Jr., 29, Leavittsburg Kassius W. Williams, 20, Leavittsburg, and Eliza Robinson, 19, Cleveland Michael J. Bender, 36, Warren, and Anna N. Cook, 26, Warren Donna E. ...

On the record – Vienna

WHAT: Mathews Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Tarin Brown, Tom Gifford, Michele Garman, James Pegg and Rex Rager The board: • Approved employing George Garrett as junior high student council adviser for $569 for the 2018-2019 school year; • Approved employing Carol ...

Section of East Market Street closed

WARREN — East Market Street from Laird Avenue to Homewood Avenue will be closed 6 p.m. Friday to Sunday afternoon as work will be done at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. Warren Director of Engineering / Planning Paul Makosky said the hospital is having HVAC work on the roof and needs to ...

On the record – Champion

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Jim Scher, David Mahan, John Pitts, Patricia Fisher and Kelly Boyle The board: • Approved the high school robotics team competing March 28 to 30 at the Buckeye Regional Robotics competition in Cleveland. The team competed March 12 to 17 at ...

County commissioners award bids

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday awarded several bids. Foust Construction Inc. of Girard was awarded an $80,000 contract to make improvements to Owsley Street in Brookfield. A bid of $108,000 by S.E.T. of Lowellville was rejected. A $39,637 bid made by Daniel A. ...

On the record – Cortland

WHAT: City council meeting Monday PRESENT: Deidre Petrosky, Kevin Piros, James Edwards, Kathy Fleischer, Patti Keller, Don Moore, Scott Rowley and Mayor James Woofter Council: • Enterted into a contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the resurfacing of a section of state ...

On the record – Hubbard

WHAT: City council meeting Monday PRESENT: Bill Williams, Bonnie Viele, Tim O’Hara, Lisha Pompili-Baumiller, Michael Toda, Justin Silvidi, Jerome Crowe, Ben Kyle and Mayor John Darko Council: • Approved advertising for bids for the 2019 summer street paving that will include 10 streets, ...

Marriages

Marriage applications granted in Trumbull County March 4-8: Rachel F. Worsham, 35, Cleveland, and Maurice R.H. Murphy Jr., 29, Leavittsburg Kassius W. Williams, 20, Leavittsburg, and Eliza Robinson, 19, Cleveland Michael J. Bender, 36, Warren, and Anna N. Cook, 26, Warren Donna E. ...

Community Stars care for others

WARREN — Described as caring people who have stepped up to make a difference in the lives of others in their communities, 10 local residents received the 2019 Community Star award. More than 300 people attended the 18th annual Community Star banquet Tuesday at St. Demetrios Center, as five ...

Howland may close North Road Intermediate

HOWLAND — The Howland Board of Education is expected to vote Monday on a recommendation to relocate the district’s fifth grade to Howland Middle School next school year and close North Road Intermediate as part of the district’s strategic planning process. “Continued monitoring of ...

Ralph Infante appeal to be heard in Akron

WARREN — When attorneys for Ralph Infante argue their appeal for the former mayor of Niles, who was convicted last year in a public corruption case, they will do so in Akron instead of Warren. Infante, serving a 10-year sentence in the Lorain Correctional Institution, was found guilty of 13 ...

Commissioners urge rebidding of transit contract

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners are urging the Trumbull Transit Board not to ignore its own policies and repeat mistakes the Federal Transit Administration pointed out the last time the board looked for a new transportation contract in 2013. “One of the recommendations from the ...