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Lordstown pays schools $72,000 in income taxes

LORDSTOWN — As part of a shared income tax agreement with the village, the Lordstown Exempted Village School District will receive more than $72,000. Village council Monday passed two motions approving paying the district $46,637 for the income taxes generated in 2018 from employees at ...

Body found in river at park

WARREN — A body was found on the banks of the Mahoning River at Perkins Park Tuesday evening, according to police. Firefighters and police officers arrived on the scene around 7:30 p.m. after someone attending a nearby softball game saw the body, police said. The fire department pulled ...

On the record – Cortland

WHAT: City Council regular meeting Monday PRESENT: Deidre Petrosky, Patti Keller, Kevin Piros, Kathy Fleischer, James Edwards, Don Moore and Scott Rowley Council: • Approved an amendment in the contract with Republic Services of Youngstown that will raise the rate for garbage removal ...

Man pleads in BB assault case

WARREN — A man accused of lying about a robbery to explain away BB gun wounds inflicted on a woman after she refused to have sex with him pleaded guilty to five charges Tuesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Nicholas Chronister, 30, of Cortland, pleaded guilty before Judge ...

Man pleads in child porn case

WARREN — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a 20-count indictment charging him with possessing, making or distributing child pornography, according to a Trumbull County assistant prosecutor. Daniel J. Scharmer, 43, Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield, pleaded to 17 counts of pandering sexually ...

Woman robbed while walking

WARREN — A woman walking to her home at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday was robbed by a man who pointed a small black gun at her, demanding whatever cash she had on her person, according to a police report. Na’Kiayha L. Warfield, 21, told police she was walking on Adelaide Avenue SE from a gas ...

Police probe threat at school

WARREN — A 13-year-old girl at Jefferson PK-8 School was threatened by another student around 11:45 a.m. Monday, according to a police report. The report states the student threatened to kill the girl. No age or sex of the other student was listed on the report. Parents of both ...

Iran quadruples uranium enrichment capacity

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran’s atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran’s foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter. Iranian officials made a ...

Lordstown council to ask TJX to consider cul-de-sac

LORDSTOWN — A road issue may delay plans for a HomeGoods distribution center that is expected to bring 1,000 new jobs to the village over the next several years. Village council Monday approved a letter asking TJX officials to reconsider changing a section of Hallock Young Road in their site ...

Austin Burke’s murder conviction appeal denied

WARREN — The 11th District Court of Appeals held up the murder conviction of the man sentenced to 47 years in prison for the murder of a man and the armed robbery of a Cortland pizzeria, according to a court opinion issued Monday. Austin T. Burke, 20, who was convicted last year in the ...

Scholar to bring humorist Erma Bombeck back to life

WARREN — Scholar Susan Marie Frontczak’s upcoming live performance will bring to life tales about the humorist whose popular newspaper column described suburban home life. Frontczak will be portraying Erma Bombeck 7:30 p.m. June 25 under a big-top tent on the lawn of downtown Warren’s ...

Man pleads not guilty in fiery fatal crash

WARREN — A man police said caused a deadly five-vehicle crash at Parkman Road and West Market Street after ignoring police signals to pull over, pleaded not guilty Monday to several felony charges. Joseph L. Myers, 31, North Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg, pleaded not guilty to aggravated ...

Man faces drug charge

WARREN — The man whose organization is leading a controversial effort to start a recovery center in downtown Warren pleaded not guilty to drug charges after a car in which he was riding was stopped on a traffic violation. D’Andre Bowers, 1457 Central Parkway Ave. NE, was cited last week ...

Funeral director accused in lawsuit

WARREN — A funeral director is accused in a civil lawsuit of plotting to retain clients from another funeral home where he previously worked for 21 years. Attorneys for Sinchak and Sons Funeral Home, 727 E. Market St., Warren, recently filed the suit in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court ...

Ryan will have televised CNN town hall in Georgia

WARREN — Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan will participate in a nationally televised CNN town hall June 2, his campaign announced Monday. The event will be in Atlanta and moderated by CNN’s Poppy Harlow. It will be the first visit to Georgia for Ryan, D-Howland, ...

Man stabbed at drug house

WARREN — A Youngstown man was punched and stabbed with his own knife Saturday when he went to a drug house on Porter Street NE “to buy a woman,” according to Warren police reports. The man told police he also was robbed of $423, and his Social Security and medical cards. Corey T. ...

Man’s house hit by gunshots

WARREN — An Idylwild Street SE resident was sleeping in his second-floor bedroom at 11:56 a.m. Saturday when he heard several gunshots and then something hit his house, according to city police reports. Glenn Hammercheck, 55, told police he went outside to check and saw a bullet hole in ...

Svette appointed as councilman

NEWTON FALLS —Village Council Monday filled the unexpired term of 1st Ward Councilman Joseph Battisti, who resigned in April. Zachary Svette was approved with a 4-0 vote. Svette, who is an employee at the Trumbull County MetroParks District, will fill the remainder of Battisti’s term ...

Interviews set today for 63rd District seat

WARREN — Seven people applied, but six will be interviewed today to fill the empty 63rd District Ohio House seat after one candidate Monday removed herself from consideration. Kathy DiCristofaro of Niles withdrew, citing the effect the job would have on her State Teachers Retirement System ...

Man convicted on child porn back in court

WARREN — A man convicted in 2016 on 25 felony charges connected to the discovery of 800 images of child pornography he possessed pleaded not guilty Monday to failing to register his address with the sheriff, according to court records. Vincent E. Heflin, 45, was arrested March 27 on the ...