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Warren man says he was hit with pistol at his home

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — A city man was hit with a pistol in the back of his head before he was robbed of $50, two cell phones and a laptop computer Sunday at his home, according to a police report. The man, 24, told police three men at about 1 a.m. forced him into his Fifth Street SW ...

On the record: Hubbard, Warren

Hubbard WHAT: City council meeting Monday PRESENT: Benjamin Kyle, Tim O’Hara, Lisha Pompili-Baumiller, Michael Toda, Justin D. Silvidi, Jerome C. Crowe, Patton Gilliland and Mayor John Darko Council: • Approved R.T. Vernal Paving Inc. at $139,600 for the resurfacing this summer of ...

Private photos on Facebook

WARREN — A Kinsman Street NW woman reported to police someone she knows posted private photos of her on Facebook, according to a police report. The report, made just before 3 a.m. Saturday, states police told the woman to take screenshots of the photos in case they are removed and to ...

Socks, underwear taken from store

WARREN — Family Dollar, 1840 Elm Road NE, was robbed of $15 worth of underwear and socks, according to a police report. The store manager told police a man with black hair and black beard ran out of the store carrying a basket of the undergarments at about 9 p.m. Friday, the report ...

Abuse group to go door-to-door

WARREN — The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention Opiate Task Force plans to go door-to-door starting at 10:30 a.m. today to place educational door hangers in neighborhoods where opiate overdose deaths have occurred. The door hanger has information about how to recognize the signs and ...

Councilman in Hubbard resigns

HUBBARD — Benjamin Kyle on Monday said he plans to resign from city council because he has moved from one city ward to another. Kyle, D-1st Ward, who is in the second year of his second, two-year term, said he plans to take his resignation to the Trumbull Board of Elections ...

Walter Danko of Champion, left, spent Father’s Day with his family, including a son, Devin Danko, 17, looking at planes and other displays Sunday at the Thunder Over the Valley Air Show in Vienna. Severe storms shortened the event.

Dads, families enjoy weekend

VIENNA — Heavy rain and the cancellation of the Thunder Over the Valley Air Show didn’t dampen the spirits of local families who spent time Sunday afternoon with their dads for Father’s Day. While many families spent part of the day taking shelter from the rain, they were still able to ...

Air show grounded by thunderstorms

VIENNA — Severe thunderstorms and lightning that hit the Mahoning Valley early Sunday afternoon grounded the Thunder Over the Valley Air Show at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. Taking shelter from the rain, hundreds of people were crowded into large hangars and other buildings at ...

McKinley first president on film

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. Thomas Edison, inventor extraordinaire, made a short film of McKinley, making him the first president to appear on film. In the work, historian Carl Anthony ...

Howland sets mosquito spraying

HOWLAND — Alexander Pest Control will spray for mosquitoes 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. today and Tuesday, weather permitting. Residents are encouraged to close their windows, keep pets inside and not leave any food outdoors during the spraying. In case of rain, the spraying will take place the ...

Former rivals promote Warren

WARREN — Mayor Doug Franklin and his one time political rival Dennis Blank have joined forces to develop what they hope will be a public-private economic development tool that will help attract and retain new businesses in the city. The idea is to develop a non-profit, The Fund for ...

Leaders react to MVSD refunds

NILES — An unexpected refund from the city’s water supplier may help the city repair its hydrants or water towers. The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District unanimously passed the resolution to refund its surplus fund of $5 million to the cities of Youngstown and Niles and the village of ...

Students put robots through the metal paces

WARREN — Local residents interested in robots got to see some up close Saturday. The sixth annual FIRST Robotics Day was noon to 4 p.m. at the Packard Museum, featuring robotics teams from Warren, Champion and Austintown middle and high schools. Students demonstrated how their robots shoot ...

Hail to the chief: ‘Teddy Roosevelt’ coming to event in Warren

WARREN — One of America’s most famous and liveliest presidents will live again, thanks to Gene Worthington, who will share the views of Theodore Roosevelt with visitors to Ohio Chautauqua in downtown Warren. Roosevelt, who was often referred to as “Teddy” or “TR,” in addition to ...

WWI soldier is first from Warren wounded in France

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY 99 years ago in 1918: • The first Warren boy to suffer injuries in action fighting on French soil in the Great War was announced as Cpl. Harry Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Williams of 40 Second St. The parents received a telegram through a dispatch from ...

Road, lanes will close for projects

BRACEVILLE — State Route 82 at state Route 5 will be closed Monday through Friday for minor bridge repairs. The detour will be state Route 534 to state Route 5, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Also, the following routes have various daily lane restrictions for ...

Rehab is sought for historic cabin

BRACEVILLE — Trumbull County MetroParks is applying for a $43,000 state grant to rehabilitate the historic Ellis Log Cabin. The cabin, on 136 acres of land on Nelson Moser Road, is in the process of being transferred from the Western Reserve Land Conservancy to MetroParks. The money would ...

Champion schools facility manager Mark Harper stand next to the first concrete pour as construction continues on the new PK-8 school..
by R. Michael Semple

Construction under way in Champion

CHAMPION — As temperatures reached into the lower 90s last week, work crews were out in full force working on various parts of the $31 million PK-8 school complex to be located off state Route 45, south of Champion High School. Scott Neill, project manager with Hammond Construction of ...

Veteran George Holko of Howland served in the U.S. Air Force.
by R. Michael Semple

Howland vet had Cold War experience

Editor's note: This is part of a weekly series published every Monday between Memorial Day and Veterans Day honoring local veterans. WARREN — For a young George Holko, military service during the Cold War in French-speaking Morroco in the early 1950s was an eye opener. “I never saw such ...