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Portman talks training, tariffs at Warren Fab

HUBBARD — Regina Mitchell, chief operating officer of Warren Fabricating and Machining, can find employees, just not the right employees. She chalks that up as her biggest challenge running the Hubbard-based specialized fabricator, machiner and assembler of large steel weldments. “We ...

EPA gives water quality OK to TJX

To read the water quality certification report from the Ohio EPA for the HomeGoods distribution center project in Lordstown, click here LORDSTOWN — The process to permit construction of a massive distribution center for off-priced home fashion retailer HomeGoods has passed another critical ...

Niles approves signs for Meijer, Pulp stores

NILES — The board of adjustment unanimously approved variances for signs for two businesses, including Meijer, at a meeting Tuesday morning. The board approved an 8-foot-8-inch tall by 28-foot-9-inch wide sign for the back of the Meijer superstore, which is set to be built on the site of ...

Man gets 3 years in kidnapping, assault case

WARREN — A man was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court after a jury found him guilty of some of the kidnapping and felonious assault charges filed against him. Keith Davis, 49, was convicted on one count of kidnapping and two counts of felonious ...

Woman killed behind Elm Road Giant Eagle store

WARREN — Charlotte E. Lesher, 71, died after being hit by a tractor trailer backing into a Giant Eagle loading dock at 2601 Elm Road NE, Tuesday morning. Lesher is reported to have been heading from the Warren Plaza to her home in the Kenmore Apartments while riding on a scooter through ...

Man pleads to assaulting K-9

WARREN — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting a police dog in December, according to court records. James Justice, 35, entered the plea in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court and will undergo a presentence investigation before he is sentenced. Justice was arrested Dec. 23 by Howland ...

Human trafficking suspects free

GIRARD — Eight men rounded up last week as part of a human trafficking sting are out on bond after appearing for arraignment Tuesday in Girard Municipal Court. Seven of the suspects, four of whom are residents of Trumbull County, are facing misdemeanor charges of soliciting and possession ...

On the record – Warren

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Regina Patterson, Robert Faulkner Sr., Andre Coleman, John Lacy and Patricia M. Limperos (attended, but left before voting) The board: • Approved entering into agreements with the College Credit-Plus Dual Enrollment Program with ...

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: • Entered into an agreement with Larry Tura of 6840 Tod Ave. SW, for the purchase, dismantling, deconstruction and removal of two wind ...

Trump tweets GM should keep Lordstown

To view the Fox News segment Sunday featuring United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green, click here. WARREN — President Donald Trump continued his Twitter harangue Monday to try to influence General Motors to reopen its Lordstown assembly plant, this time calling on the automaker ...

Wall funding could hurt local projects

To see the list of the Pentagon's possible cuts to fund the border wall, click here. WASHINGTON — The 20-page list of military construction projects that might be cut to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border contains millions for projects in Trumbull ...

Toddler suffers burns on backside

WARREN — A 19-year-old city resident was held Sunday in Trumbull County Jail on child endangering and drug possession charges after police found his son with second- and possibly third-degree burns on his backside. Tavonn Lee, 200 Forest St. NW, 19, pleaded not guilty to possession of drugs ...

Friends describe Judge Robert Nader as the ‘ultimate public official’

WARREN — The words “respect” and “gentleman” were used in describing Judge Robert A. Nader, 90, who died Friday, surrounded by his family. Nader, a reluctant star to many in varying areas of his life, was known for making principled decisions as a judge and politician. Throughout ...

Champion promotes principal

CHAMPION — The Champion Board of Education on Monday approved promoting high school principal John Grabowski to superintendent of the school district. The board approved a three-year, 260-day contract for Grabowski, effective Aug. 1, to fill the opening with the retirement of Superintendent ...

Students celebrate democracy

LORDSTOWN — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose spoke Monday morning to students from Lordstown and Windham high schools about the importance of voting during Lordstown High School’s Democracy Day assembly. The assembly celebrated the 26th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which, in ...

Venture Plastics set for annex to Newton Falls

NEWTON FALLS — Village officials and the president of Venture Plastics Inc. held a press conference Monday to announce the company and village entered into an agreement for Venture to be annexed into Newton Falls. “It’s a real honor to have this get together because for some time now ...

Court denies well owner appeal against ODNR

WARREN — The 11th District Court of Appeals refused a plea from a local injection well company to stop the state from stopping it from operating a well, according to court documents filed Monday. A writ of mandamus filed by attorneys for American Water Management Services, a subsidiary of ...

Recycling issues continue in Lordstown

LORDSTOWN — Despite notifying the public via sign postings and community newsletters, some area residents are not following guidelines for using the village recycling bins. The action has officials concerned the service may end. Streets / Grounds Superintendent Dale Grimm told village ...

Warren teen arrested for domestic violence

WARREN — An 18-year-old Wick Street resident on Monday pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges, the result of a 6 p.m. Sunday arrest where he is accused of attacking both his parents and threatening the life of his girlfriend. Kyson D. Fambro, 2346 Wick St. SE, was required to be ...

Liberty officers recognized for homicide investigation

LIBERTY — Interim Police Chief Toby Meloro honored four officers for their work in the investigation of the 2017 homicide of Jan Larue Brown. Chad McGarry, Pete DeAngelo, Dave Rankin and retired Capt. Steve Shimko each received a plaque for their efforts as first responders in the ...