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Eastgate: Study may not answer Warren parking questions

WARREN — The director of the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments expressed doubts the parking study it is doing for the city of Warren will answer questions about reducing the operational cost of the downtown parking deck and patroling the parking lots in the downtown area. Ken ...

Woman accused in robbery, stabbing gets 3-year sentence

WARREN — A woman arrested in May for stabbing a store clerk while attempting to rob a Niles convenience store of cash and a coloring book was sentenced in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Wednesday to three years in prison. Annalyse Hall, 27, of Youngstown, was sentenced on charges of ...

Drugs, guns seized in raid

WARREN — The city’s Street Crimes unit confiscated four pistols, two rifles, heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine, prescription drugs, digital scales, packaging material and an unidentified amount of cash during a raid at 1831 Sweetbrier Ave. SW Tuesday morning. Brandon De’Von Bryant, 35, ...

City fire station reopened

WARREN — Fire Chief Ken Nussle said the Atlantic Street Fire Station No. 5 re-opened Tuesday. It temporarily closed Saturday because two of the department’s trucks needed repaired. Both vehicles, the chief said, have been repaired. The city has been operating the three stations ...

Anchor pleads not guilty

BOARDMAN — A local television news anchor has entered a plea of not guilty to child endangering charges. Dan Martin, 36, of Boardman, was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Monday outside a CVS at Market Street and U.S. Route 224, where police said he left his infant daughter alone in a running, ...

Professor: Debt, court’s power would shock Founding Fathers

WARREN — The Founding Fathers never intended the U.S. Supreme Court to wield the power it currently has, according to the chair of the department of political science at Brown University. Wendy Schiller, a frequent contributor to national television and radio news programs and the author of ...

Boulder blocks Route 82

HOWLAND — Morning commuters had to deal with something unusual Wednesday morning — a boulder in the roadway. Around 6:30 a.m., the Ohio State Highway Patrol received a report about a boulder in the eastbound lanes of state Route 82, between Howland Wilson Road and state Route ...

Mayor turns down grant

GIRARD — Girard Mayor James Melfi said Tuesday he is turning down a $281,247 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant that may have been used to increase staffing for the Girard Fire Department. In October, the city also rejected the grant because of matching costs but was granted a ...

Man indicted on 12 rape counts

WARREN — A man was indicted on 12 charges of rape Wednesday by a Trumbull County grand jury. William J. Bowdish, 37, with addresses in Brookfield, Bristolville and Youngstown, is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 21 on the charges before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge W. Wyatt ...

On the record – Weathersfield

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Gil Blair, Steve Gerberry and Marvin McBride Trustees: • Promoted part-time police officer Thomas Martin to full-time, effective immediately; • Promoted Lynda Briach from police clerk to administrative assistant II effective ...

On the record – Johnston

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Dominic Marchese, James Carnes and Davis Denman Trustees: • Approved renewing emergency medical service contracts with neighboring Greene, Gustavus, Kinsman and Vernon townships for one year with no change in contract costs. Marchese ...

Girard to seek survey of upper lake property

GIRARD — City council on Tuesday approved seeking requests of statement of qualifications for professional engineering services to have the Upper Girard Lake property surveyed before 728 acres of the property is put up for sale. Mayor James Melfi said the surveying of the condition of ...

Custody dispute suggested in slaying of family in 2016

WAVERLY — Authorities arrested a family of four Tuesday in the gruesome 2016 slayings of eight people from another family in rural Ohio, a crime that prosecutors suggested stemmed from a custody dispute. The announcement marked the culmination of a massive investigative effort that began ...

TJX requests 10-year, 75 percent abatement

WARREN — A request for a 75 percent tax abatement on a proposed $170 million HomeGoods Distribution Center at 3640 Ellsworth Bailey Road in Lordstown was delivered to the Trumbull County Planning Commission on Tuesday. “With this request, we will send a public notification to the affected ...

Planning commission considers consultant for vital, unfilled role

WARREN — A position pivotal to the purpose of the Trumbull County Planning Commission is unfilled after a resignation, but the acting director of the commission is seeking proposals from consultants to keep the office responsive to the needs of developers and zoning officials. Rich Fender ...

Pamela Priddy indicted in health care fraud case

CLEVELAND — A 26-count indictment was filed Tuesday accusing Newton Falls resident Pamela S. Priddy of stealing more than $375,000 from health care plans she administered and using the money to pay for personal and business expenses. Priddy, 58, was charged with 22 counts of bank fraud and ...

Parole hearing for convicted rapist delayed

WARREN — Members of the Ohio Parole Board were unable to make a decision last month on whether to parole a man sentenced to 70 years in prison for a 1987 rape, assault and burglary of a woman with disabilities in Warren, said Dennis Watkins, Trumbull County prosecutor. Terrance ...

Eastgate group to study downtown Warren parking

WARREN — The city is looking at allowing the 16-month parking contract with Warren Parking Systems to continue on a month-to-month basis while the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments conducts a study on downtown parking with an emphasis on use of the parking deck. “Eastgate ...

Red Cross seeks blood donations

WARREN — The American Red Cross has declared a blood emergency because their supply of blood is extremely low. Karen Conklin, executive director the Lake to River chapter of the American Red Cross, said the hurricane in Florida last month and the wildfires in California have led to ...

Fire station closed until trucks fixed

WARREN — One of the Warren Fire Department’s three fire stations is temporarily closed. Station 5, located on Atlantic Street, has been closed since Saturday, according to the Warren firefighters’ Twitter page. The station is closed because two of the department’s trucks need ...