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On the record -Newton Falls

WHAT: Village council meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Joseph Battisti, Tarry Alberini, Phillip Beer, John Baryak, Mark Stimpert and Mayor Lyle Waddell Council: • Heard first reading on an ordinance to adopt sections of the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code that would bring the code ...

Unattended stove causes Warren fire

WARREN — Unattended cooking in a kitchen caused approximately $3,000 worth of damage to an apartment at the Reeves Apartments on West Market Street NW. Warren fire crews were called out 6 p.m. Wednesday, with the fire contained to one apartment on the building’s first floor. A ...

Three juvenile runaways return

WARREN — Three juveniles returned in the early morning hours Thursday to Trumbull County Children Services after leaving the Reeves Road facility Wednesday evening. A Trumbull County 911 spokesman said the two females, one 11 and the other 12, and a 15-year-old male returned at 2 a.m. ...

Bookmobile program marks 80 years

WARREN — Philip Stouffer and Rebecca Alfrey stepped off the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Bookmobile, each toting a bag overflowing with books, comic books, DVDs and CDs. Parked at Warren Plaza, the vehicle was just a few hundred yards from where they live at the Elms Apartments ...

UPDATE Thur. 2:45 p.m.: Tornado spotted in northwestern Trumbull County

The National Weather Service has extended a tornado warning in the northern western part of Trumbull County until 3:30 p.m. today, according to emergency dispatchers. A tornado has been spotted. A large storm system is moving toward the Howland-Cortland area and producing hail. Schools in the ...

Parish wants list of accused priests now

YOUNGSTOWN — A parish in the Diocese of Youngstown is petitioning Bishop George Murry to release a list of priests removed from ministry for sexual abuse as soon as possible, but officials said the process will take time. Following the release last month of a Pennsylvania grand jury ...

Ellwood to expand in Hubbard Township

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP — Pennsylvania-based Ellwood Group officially announced Wednesday it will build its new Ellwood Aluminum manufacturing facility in Hubbard Township adjacent to its existing Ellwood Engineering Castings site. The company said it expects the new $60 million facility to ...

Ex-city worker found guilty of petty theft

WARREN — The city employee accused of taking a lawn mower without permission pleaded no contest and was found guilty of petty theft by Warren Municipal Court Judge Thomas Gysegem during a hearing Wednesday. Longtime city employee Dennis Griffing, 57, received a $100 fine and was ...

Airport could land line by 2019

YOUNGSTOWN — Daily commercial service returning to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna by spring 2019 is “doable,” according to Western Reserve Port Authority Executive Director John Moliterno. The airport has been without a commercial airline since Allegiant Air’s last ...

Norville shares highs, lows of TV career

WARREN — Deborah Norville always was a talker. “I could talk to a stick, and we’d both have fun,” she said. It’s a talent that helped in the interviews that led to her being chosen to represent Georgia in the Junior Miss Pageant. It helped her chat with President Jimmy Carter as a ...

Liberty increases fees for impound lot

LIBERTY — Township trustees by a 2-1 vote approved increasing the police impound lot fees to be in line with what other police departments are doing and also added an after-hours fee to allow people to get vehicles outside normal business hours. Trustee Chairman Arnie Clebone said Monday ...

Niles council reviews recovery plan

NILES — The mayor is required to submit a fiscal emergency recovery plan annually to the state and Wednesday night marked the eighth time — in four years, under three mayors — that the plan has been revised. City council heard a first reading of the plan, which includes a number of new ...

Water project begins in West Farmington

WEST FARMINGTON — Village residents should expect road closures, a lot of digging and depressurization as work has begun this week on the Blueprint to Prosperity water project within the community. Mayor Shirley McIntosh said shutoff valves and fire hydrants are being replaced with the ...

Fracking petition signing set in Brookfield

BROOKFIELD — Local residents who are opposing fracking and injection wells are asking the public to sign letters and petitions that will be sent to the state’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee expressing concerns over drilling. Brookfield Trustee Gary Lees said he, Hubbard ...

Three reported missing from children services

WARREN — Three juveniles were reported missing Wednesday evening from Trumbull County Children Services on Reeves Road. A Trumbull County 911 supervisor said two female and one male juvenile were missing with concerns that one juvenile, Amelia Mahan, 11, is a severe diabetic. She has ...

Housing program to receive $250,000

WARREN — Trumbull County is set to receive $250,000, the maximum it can, from the 2018 Community Housing Impact and Preservation home repair program. The money, awarded by the Ohio Development Services Agency, will help low-income and moderate-income people living in homes they own make ...

On the record – Hubbard

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Don Newell, Tony Pantone, Linda Silvidi, Martin Franko and Rocky Adams The board: • Accepted retirement resignations of Audrey Richards, psychologist; Julianne Carsone, high school guidance counselor; and Tim Headrick, high school ...

On the record – Lordstown

WHAT: Village council meeting Monday PRESENT: Robert Bond, Karen Jones, Lamar Liming, Ron Radtka, Donald Reider, Howard Sheely and Mayor Arno Hill Council: l Approved a request from the Board of Public Affairs adding a new temporary labor machine operator position to the utility department ...

Forum to address issues

WARREN — City residents are having an open discussion about the city’s unsolved murders, human trafficking, drugs and increasing voting in minority neighborhoods during a community forum at 6 p.m. today at Trumbull Community Action Program headquarters, 1230 Palmyra Road SW. “We are ...

Teachers negotiating new contracts

Teachers in the Brookfield and Mathews school districts are working under extensions of their past contracts as school officials are working to get new three-year agreements. Both boards of education met Wednesday. Carla Pacileo, president of the Mathews Education Association, which ...