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Hubbard city considers removing recycling bins

HUBBARD — Just as other communities have removed their recycling bins because of problems with people not following guidelines, Hubbard officials are considering removing their containers. Mayor John Darko said at Monday’s council meeting the city already has a curbside recycling ...

Hollywood Gaming VLT numbers rise

AUSTINTOWN — Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course last month outpaced wagering on its video lottery terminals from last year. Last month, the Austintown facility saw $99.4 million in credits played, up about $5.2 million over the same month last year when there were $94.2 ...

Teen leads police on foot chase

WARREN — An 18-year-old that led police on an extended foot chase from a Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority apartment complex Monday evening is facing charges of drug possession, tampering with evidence and obstructing official business. Parris J. Daniels, 2039 Milton St. SE, was ...

On the record – Bristol

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Doug Seemann, Mark Webb and Ramon French Trustees: • Heard from Boy Scout Troop 4075 member Logan Wagner who wants to straighten headstones on markers at the Pioneer Cemetery for his Eagle Scout project. He will do a trial headstone and ...

Chemical spill contained

WEATHERSFIELD — A hydrochloric acid spill Monday that caused residents and businesses to evacuate was contained to the site of the leak using dikes and dams, according to an official with the township fire department. About 2,500 gallons of the caustic chemical leaked from one of two large ...

People removed from spill area

WEATHERSFIELD — When Franklin Starky woke to a popping sound at about 5 a.m. Monday, he checked his two horses and upon finding nothing, went back to sleep. About two and half hours later, a firefighter was knocking on the door of his home, 335 Tibbetts Wick Road, telling Starky he needed ...

TJX to commit to natural buffer

LORDSTOWN — TJX Companies Inc. is committed to donating at least 100 acres of land to act as a natural buffer or conservation space for its proposed 1.2 million-square-foot HomeGoods distribution center on Ellsworth Bailey Road. “We hope that our engagement with the Ohio EPA ...

Mosquito Lake drowning victim named

BAZETTA — A man who drowned Sunday in Mosquito Lake has been identified as Antonio S. Randall of Youngstown, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. “He swam out past the buoys, the 4.5-foot depth drops off after that. It was too deep,” said Eric Heis, ODNR ...

Conspiracy alleged in Girard speed camera case filing

WARREN — A class action lawsuit against Girard and the company that operates speed cameras there, Tennessee-based Blue Line Solutions, alleges they unjustly cited motorists for speeding along a stretch of Interstate 80. Motorists traveling the road through Girard between Dec. 7, 2017, and ...

Northern Irish youth in US as part of Ulster Project

NILES — Teens from Northern Ireland are spending part of their summer in the United States learning of American culture as part of the Ulster Project. Anna Aitken, counselor with the Ulster Project, said the 11 Northern Irish teens, who are 14 and 15 years old, will participate in several ...

On the record – Mecca

WHAT: Trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Fritz Birkhimer, Jim Governor and Dan Galbincea Trustees: • Approved Frank Martuccio Asphalt and Paving for tar and chip work on 2.5 miles of roads in the township at $14.50 per mile. Governor said sections of Love Warner, Mahan Denman East, Mahan ...

On the record – Lordstown

WHAT: Village council meeting Monday PRESENT: Robert Bond, Karen Jones, Lamar Liming, Ron Radtka, Don Reider, Howard Sheely and Mayor Arno Hill Council: • Heard from resident Martin Jones of Hallock Young Road who questioned whether the zoning change to industrial for property for ...

On the record – Cortland

WHAT: City council meeting Monday PRESENT: Deidre Petrosky, Kevin Piros, James Edwards, Kathy Fleischer, Patti Keller, Don Moore, Scott Rowley and Mayor James Woofter Council: • Heard from Woofter that work is underway for the veterans memorial being constructed at Point Park. He said ...

Trumbull County courts

Closed cases Cases closed in Trumbull County June 30 to July 7: CLOSED PERRY, GINA M. vs. PERRY, JARROD A. RAMSEY, STEVEN vs. RAMSEY, ROSA LEE CICERO, ANTHONY vs. CICERO, JENNIFER ANDREATTA, KYLE P. vs. ANDREATTA, AMBER HARLEY, CINDY LYNN vs. HARLEY, MICHAEL JOHN ...

Tiger Town comes down

Volunteers Cole Lawson, 15, of Hubbard, left, and Devin Matthews, 21, of Liberty, both members of the Movement Church, remove a large section of the Tiger Town playground at Howland Township Park on Saturday. The wooden playground, constructed by a community effort in the 1990s, was deemed in ...

Man drowns at Mosquito Lake

BAZETTA — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is investigating a drowning Sunday evening near the Mosquito Lake State Park beach. Bazetta fire safety crews, ODNR and Mosquito Lake marine patrol were called out about 6:15 p.m. to the swimming area after learning a man was drowning. A ...

Auction brings cash to 4-H kids

BAZETTA — Bid after bid, animal after animal, this year’s market projects came to a close this weekend with the 4-H members’ final hurdle of the Trumbull County Fair — auction. Every 4-H member who exhibited a market or carcass animal sold his animal, and the money they earned is ...

Mon. 8:30 a.m.: Trump, Putin meeting privately today

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting privately, joined only by translators, in the Finnish Presidential Palace. The two leaders entered the Gothic Hall with serious expressions earlier today, moving quickly to two ornate wooden chairs set before American and ...

Local Navy officers joined RIMPAC

Two area residents participated in the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise “Rim of the Pacific” held at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamal Hameed of Warren and Petty Officer 2nd Class Chena Cross of Youngstown were part of the event that ...

Man recalls time in U.S. Navy as Seabee

Editor’s note: This is part of a series published every Monday between Memorial Day and Veterans Day honoring local veterans. CORTLAND — On a living room wall facing the entrance of John Klamut’s front door is a handmade U.S. Navy Seabees emblem. It was given to Klamut, 86, as a gift, ...