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Drilling in Brookfield to begin next week

BROOKFIELD — Drilling for a controversial new injection well in Brookfield will begin next week, over the objection of a local group that wants to eliminate drilling in the area. Highland Field Services will start drilling a Class II injection well that will contain waste generated in ...

Howland park board reveals plans for future

HOWLAND — With Tiger Town having to be closed because it has become unsafe after 20 years of use, the township park commissioners have approved getting a temporary play area installed for this summer and are also looking at other improvements and renovations during the next five ...

On the record – Braceville

WHAT; Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Rebecca Rood, Jeff Tucker and Dennis Kuchta Trustees: • Approved the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office seeking bids for the drainage upgrade project for Barclay Messerly Road at $138,250. The township received a $74,636 Ohio Public ...

On the record – Howland

WHAT: Township park board meeting Thursday PRESENT: Jessica Gault, Allen Seman and Shawn Pompelia The board: • Purchased a 2018 zero-turn tractor from Bortnick Tractor Sales at $9,199; • Heard from Seman of need for waterline and concrete work at Bolindale Park. He said the ...

Salem hospital quashes buyout rumor, cuts staff

SALEM — Salem Regional Medical Center quashed a rumor of a buyout Thursday in a prepared statement, but also announced a workforce reduction equal to 26 full-time positions — mostly through attrition, but 10 by elimination. “SRMC is not being bought out by University Hospitals (UH) ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County May 11 to 16: Bazetta Clarence and Jeanine Spangler to Chelsea and Bradley Jones, 2340 Saddle Brook Lane, $220,000 Bloomfield Warner Bros. Landscaping Inc. to Gallos Auto Sales Inc., 8837 state Route 45, $109,100 Brookfield US Bank ...

What affects the value of your home?

Location. Location. Location. If I have said it once, I have heard it a million times. Location is the most important thing in the sale and value of your home. So why do homes sell that are next to highways, commercial buildings, golf courses or a corn field? Simply said, homeowners and ...

Two killed in school bus crash in NJ

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. — A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic site collided with a dump truck on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and killing a student and a teacher. The crash left the bus lying on its side on the guardrail of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, its undercarriage ...

Vote to appoint coroner scheduled

WARREN — One of the doctors being considered as the next Trumbull County coroner said although he is serving as interim coroner, he isn’t hopeful he will get the permanent appointment because the position was promised to another candidate by the chair of the county’s Democratic ...

Niles officer brings state honor home

NILES — A Niles police lieutenant brought a state honor home for his role in saving the life of a suicidal man in December. Lt. Dan Adkins, a 19-year veteran of the police force who also serves as a negotiator on the crisis intervention team, was named Ohio’s Crisis Intervention Team ...

Valley group to descend on Washington

WARREN — Valley leaders heading to the nation’s capital next month as part of the Regional Chamber’s inaugural D.C. fly-in will have a full slate of meetings to promote and protect the Valley’s economic interests. Local government officials, educators and business leaders will lobby ...

Habitat helps build family’s life

WARREN — After more than 2,226 man hours put in by 415 volunteers, Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley celebrated the restoration of a Willard Avenue house with a dedication ceremony on Thursday. The new homeowners, Tanya and Timothy Jornigan, have lived in an Austintown apartment ...

Portage County man indicted in Liberty assault

WARREN — A Portage County man who a judge banned from Liberty Township while his case was pending was indicted Wednesday — his 31st birthday — on several felony charges by a Trumbull County grand jury. Robert T. Calvin, 9513 Cableline Road, Diamond, has been at the Trumbull County ...

Woman, 37, found dead inside Warren home

WARREN — A 37-year-old Warren woman was found dead Wednesday inside her home, according to a police report. Amanda Faye Torreance was found just after 5 a.m. at 1049 Garden St. NW, the report states. The report states Torreance’s partner told police Torreance was a recovering drug ...

Warren woman accused of panhandling at corner

WARREN — A woman accused of panhandling for gas money on Wednesday is in the Trumbull County Jail without bond a charge of loitering. Sandra Keener, 65, 2077 Oak St. SW, Warren, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge Thursday in Warren Municipal Court, according to court ...

On the record – Hubbard

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Rocky Adams, Don Newell, Tony Pantone, Linda Silvidi and Martin Franko The Board: • Accepted the resignation of high school teacher Catherine Moore at the end of the school year; • Approved Ryan Gealy, technology summer help at ...

Railroad crossing upgrades in Warren set for June

WARREN — The Genesee and Wyoming Railroad Company will be replacing sections of rail and all surrounding pavement for sections that intersect East Market Street and Niles Road. The road at East Market Street, between Elm Road and Laird Avenue, will be closed for five days beginning June ...

On the record – Trumbull County

WHAT: Commissioners meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Mauro Cantalamessa, Frank Fuda and Dan Polivka Commissioners: • Transferred Noah Gilger to the position of laborer in the sanitary engineer’s department from the dog kennel; • Hired Manchester, Newman & Bennet law firm at $200 ...

On the record – Bristol

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Ramon French and Mark Webb ABSENT: Doug Seemann Trustees: • Heard from resident Christian Ash that a farmers market is being planned for July 21 at the center. Local vendors and others wanting to take part are asked to call Ash at ...

Poland doctor earns Chamber’s Athena Award

BOARDMAN — The Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber on Thursday gave its 2018 Athena Award to Dr. Elisabeth Young, vice president for Health Affairs and dean of the College of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Young lives in Poland and is the first graduate of NEOMED to ...