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Tribune Chronicle / Emily Earnhart
Rolla Airwyke, quartermaster, VFW Post 1090 in Warren, calls his U.S. Marine Corps service in Vietnam in 1965-67 an education.

Vet calls time in Vietnam an ‘education’

WARREN — Lifelong area resident Rolla Airwyke admits he is a private person. The 69-year-old does not speak about war easily outside the circle of veterans. He does not talk about the firefights in July 1966 or the three-day mission to demilitarize the Vietnamese countryside – which ...

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Farm to table

HOWLAND — In this era of health-conscious eaters, some 75 people enjoyed a healthy five-course meal Sunday consisting of foods grown or created courtesy of vendors from the Howland Farmers Market. The first “Farm-to-Table Dinner” was held at the Barrel 33 Bistro in Howland Plaza to ...

Two killed in separate crashes

Tribune Chronicle A North Jackson man was killed early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Belmont Avenue in Niles. Later Sunday morning, a Niles man lost his life in a freak single-truck accident in Williamsfield Township in Ashtabula County. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, ...

McKinley worked to rebuild economy

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. One hundred twenty years ago, President William McKinley at the start of his first autumn in office, traveled to Adams, Mass., to both honor Civil War veterans ...

Warren school receives grant

WARREN — Warren City Schools’ Lincoln PK-8 building has received a $7,733 grant from the Toshiba America Foundation. The grant, acquired by sixth-grade teacher Christine Depascale, will be used for purchasing two 3-D printers. Plans are for the printers to be used to assist students ...

Man indicted on life rape charges

WARREN — A Warren man was indicted last week by a special report of the Trumbull County Grand Jury on two counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition. Marvin Tiggett Jr., 37, pleaded not guilty Sept. 13 to the charges before Common Pleas Court Judge W. Wyatt McKay. He is ...

Amphitheater to be discussed

WARREN — City Council will meet 4 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the needs of the amphitheater. The meeting will be at the council caucus room and include discussion on cooking rules at the amphitheater. Council also plans to address the future of the Packard Music Hall.

Tribune Chronicle file photo / R. Michael Semple
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Campbell Works, circa 1981

40 years after Black Monday, workers recall meltdown of local steel industry

“It was as if someone had reached in and turned a table over, knocking everything down and exposing the darkness, the emptiness of the other side.” Those are the words of 62-year-old Bob Grilli as he remembered Sept. 19, 1977, the day known as Black Monday and commonly referred to as the ...

Tornado sirens being repaired

At least four tornado sirens failed in one way or another during a storm last month and are being repaired. One siren at the Vienna Fire Department failed while it was going off Aug. 17 when a storm produced an EF1 tornado that touched down briefly in Fowler, west of state Route 193, said fire ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
Youngstown State University defensive end Ma’lik Richmond was in full uniform for Saturday’s game against Central Connecticut State at Stambaugh Stadium. He did get some playing time in the Penguins’ lopsided 59-9 victory after a Thursday court ruling allowing him to play.

Ma’lik Richmond gets playing time in Saturday’s YSU win

YOUNGSTOWN — All Youngstown State University defensive end Ma’lik Richmond has wanted is playing time. On Saturday, that’s exactly what he got. Midway through the third quarter in YSU’s 59-9 victory over Central Connecticut State, Richmond was on the field at Stambaugh Stadium. He saw ...

Some Warren Township residents to receive free waterlines

WARREN TOWNSHIP — Concern that pollution from old industrial landfills at the former Copperweld Steel may contaminate well water for residents on Riverside Drive has led the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to pick up the tab of connecting properties to a new waterline being placed by ...

Stevie Nicks: Storyteller, rocker

YOUNGSTOWN — Stevie Nicks wrote “Stand Back” after hearing Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” on the radio. She wrote most of the songs for her second album while recording Fleetwood Mac’s “Mirage” because she felt her initial solo success would be considered a fluke if she ...

Joe Yakish, Mineral Ridge band director, talks to band members Saturday before their performance at the annual Band Night. Other bands performing were Girard, Niles, Jackson-Milton, Western Reserve and McDonald high schools. 
Tribune Chronicle  / Raymond L. Smith

Mineral Ridge band night

Joe Yakish, Mineral Ridge band director, talks to band members Saturday before their performance at the annual Band Night. Other bands performing were Girard, Niles, Jackson-Milton, Western Reserve and McDonald high schools. Tribune Chronicle / Raymond L. Smith

Approximately 1,000 people, some with their pets, participated in Saturday’s 11th annual Buddy Walk to support research and raise awareness of Down syndrome. The walk, sponsored by Putting Downs First, was held at Perkins Park in Warren. People came from Akron and Pennsylvania for the event.

1,000 turn out for Buddy Walk

WARREN — Approximately 1,000 people, including some from Akron and western Pennsylvania, took to the trail around Perkins Park Saturday for the 11th annual Buddy Walk to support research and raise awareness of Down syndrome. The walk is sponsored by Putting Downs First, a local ...

1918: Pair of burglars arrested

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY 99 years ago in 1918: • Within 12 hours after they had broken into the Griswold Company store and stolen seven guns, shells and flashlights, two youthful burglars were landed in the city prison by City Detective Gillen. Charged with the burglary were Bill Hunter, 21, ...

Restrictions set for road work

State Route 11 southbound over Interstate 80 in Austintown is reduced to one lane through late July for a bridge deck overlay, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. This work is part of a $91.5 million project to widen I-80 between state Routes 11 and 193. The entire project ...

Agenda

• ASAP OPIATE TASK FORCE will meet 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority first floor conference room in Warren. • TRUMBULL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will meet 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for a workshop and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for their weekly meeting, both in commissioners ...

Volunteers can make difference

WARREN — The 15th annual Make A Difference Day is Oct. 28. Make A Difference Day, sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle, is a day when local volunteers give of themselves to improve their communities. Project registration forms, due Oct. 13, are available the Tribune Chronicle or can be ...

Trumbull County courts — Marriages

Marriages Marriage applications filed in Trumbull County Sept. 4-8: Zachary T. Darlington, 25, production laborer, 1055 Park Ave., Girard, and Elizabeth A. Shamblin, 26, none, same. Antoine F. Saadeh, 29, service technician, 6500 Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield, and Paige M. Wallace, 25, ...