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On the record: Trumbull County

WHAT: Commissioners meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Frank Fuda, Mauro Cantalamessa and Daniel Polivka The commissioners: • Authorized the advertisement of sealed bids for the purchase of a bridge kit for the rehabilitation of the bridge on Thompson Clark Road in Bristol; • Authorized a ...

On the record: Newton Falls

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Debra Davis, Amie Crowder, Ken Kline, Brent Powell and Jennifer Urbania The Board: • Approved a new policy requiring parents to show their driver’s license when registering a child for kindergarten; • Approved the disposal of three ...

New law regulates solicitation of real property deeds in Ohio

WARREN — A law set to take effect in a few weeks regulates companies that lure property owners into paying more than they have to for deeds. The bill prohibits the companies from charging a fee of more than four times the amount the county recorder’s office charges and requires the ...

State audit award given to Bloomfield-Mespo schools

BLOOMFIELD — The Bloomfield-Mespo Local School District has been presented the “Auditor of State Award” for its clean audit The award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the criteria of a ...

From left, George Rutherford of Niles, Dominic Bowser of Warren and Jeremy Sidoti of Warren, move benches around Courthouse Square in downtown Warren to prepare for the 2017 Italian-American Festival. The committee that oversees the annual festival is mulling over a move to the Eastwood Mall in Niles.
Tribune Chronicle / Bob Coupland

Warren’s Italian festival contemplates move to Niles

WARREN — Members of the Italian-American Festival committee are considering moving the city’s largest festival out of the downtown to the Eastwood Mall in Niles. A letter to committee members from Carol Ficeti, committee chairwoman, states the Cafaro Co., which operates the shopping ...

Kasich touts ‘common sense’ laws

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s Republican governor is drawing attention by calling for “common sense” gun control measures after years of touting his gun rights credentials. John Kasich says there needs to be leadership on the issue from the White House and in what he calls the “dysfunctional” ...

Kinsman looks to form park board

KINSMAN — Trustees are looking at forming a park board to oversee the township’s parks and to look for grants. Also on the drawing board is relocating the township’s police station. A park board could also help determine what should be done with the former high school property near ...

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Black history program to continue 6 p.m. today

WARREN — Robert Saffold was the first black firefighter in Warren — a huge accomplishment, but there’s another, darker part of the story. Saffold was forbidden from joining the firefighter’s union and was met with racial intolerance when white firefighters on the department ...

At a glance

Fair board to meet on pavilion project BAZETTA — The Trumbull County Fair Board will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the fairgrounds to discuss the status of a new pavilion project. Board President Bud Rodgers said the board will decide whether to rebid the project since previous bids all came in ...

On the record – Lakeview Schools

Lakeview Local Schools WHAT: Board of Education meeting Feb. 12 PRESENT: Donna Zuga, Mary Williams, Larry Sherer, Jennifer Nicholas and Troy Adair The board: • Adopted the 2018-19 school calendar with first day for students Sept. 4 and last day June 5, 2019. Sherer said the later ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
Lordstown fire Chief Travis Eastham stands at the intersection of Muth and Salt Springs roads in the village near the CSX railroad crossing. Vehicles on the roadways often have to wait for a period of time at the crossing while train cars stop to load and unload cargo. The General Motors complex is nearby. Village officials are exploring construction of a bridge over the tracks to ease safety and traffic concerns.

Lordstown to address crossing

LORDSTOWN — A more than $5 million projected price tag for the construction of a bridge at Salt Springs and Muth roads has village leaders considering their options to improve safety and ease traffic concerns at this intersection. Mayor Arno Hill, police and fire Chiefs Brent Milhoan and ...

Communities review tethering ordinances

While the city of Hubbard and Liberty Township currently have tethering guidelines on the books, a local animal rights activist hopes to be able to work with such communities to help strengthen and better protect animals left outside in extreme weather conditions. Activist Jason Cooke of ...

Woman killed in single-car crash on SR 82

BROOKFIELD — A Girard woman was killed Saturday evening when the car she was a passenger in crashed and overturned on state Route 82 in Brookfield, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Robin Hayes, 38, died at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. She was not wearing a seat belt, ...

Brookfield officials consider land lab for students

BROOKFIELD —Township trustees are hoping to acquire grants to enhance the township park, which includes plans to create an outdoor land lab learning area for local students. Trustees Ron Haun and Dan Suttles met Friday at the park with Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District officials ...

Despite McKinley’s best efforts, U.S. creeping closer to war

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. On Feb. 19, 1898, President William McKinley continued to hope the United States would not become involved in the war for Cuban independence from Spain, ...

Trumbull County courts

Cases filed in Trumbull County Feb. 3-10: COMPLAINT SAM LAMANCUSA, TREASURER, TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO vs. BIORDI, ANTONIO et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TREASURER, TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO vs. YOCCA, FRANK et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TREASURER, TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO vs. CHARLTON, JULIANA MACCHIA ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
Maplewood High School upper level math teacher Lana Stechschulte, far left, teaches class at Maplewood High School. She said the district continuously receives high marks on the state report cards because teachers set high expectations for students.

Maplewood earns recognition

MECCA — Maplewood High School sophomore Hannah Manning talks about state tests as if she were referring to the day’s lunch menu. “If you pay attention in class, the teachers go over everything that you need to know,” Manning, 16, said coolly. It is not the expected reaction a student ...

Tribune Chronicle / Liam Bouquet
Robert Morales, president of the United Auto Workers Local 1714, which represented workers at the General Motors Lordstown fabrication plant, stands outside the union hall. The local no longer exists because last year, it merged with UAW Local 1112, which represents the assembly plant workers.

Union still thrives at GM plant

LORDSTOWN — Since the 1980s, unions have dropped steeply in membership and influence in the United States and Ohio alike. After 30-plus years of economic conditions disrupting heavily unionized sectors and political winds turning against organized labor, the percentage of union membership ...

Frank Fuda did not receive the endorsement of the Trumbull County Democratic Party in the race to keep his seat.

Fuda upset in endorsement vote

WARREN — Democrat Frank Fuda, a Trumbull County commissioner running to keep his seat, did not receive the endorsement of the Trumbull County Democratic Party for the May 8 primary and he wants to see how members voted. Democrat Lisha Pompili Baumiller, a Hubbard councilwoman, received 91 ...

Booking issues to be resolved

WARREN — The owner of the company contracted to provide discounted rides to the public for the Trumbull County Transit system said he is working to ensure all of his employees and the public know the guidelines for booking a ride after a recording surfaced showing potential riders were ...