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Recent rash of violence inspires group to seek change

WARREN — The spike of violence in the city over the past 10 days has not been the result of gangs or even the opioid epidemic, but isolated incidents among people who, for the most part, knew each other, according to Mayor Doug Franklin. “These were people who had a relationship of one ...

RITA, pool draw crowd in Niles

NILES — Residents concerned with the elimination of the city’s income tax department and the chance it could lose out on a grant it won to repair its pool crowded Niles City Council chambers Wednesday, where two members slowed the move to the Regional Income Tax Agency. Several members ...

Engineer: No services to planners

WARREN — The executive director of the county planning department said she was “shocked” to learn Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith is trying to stop providing survey and expertise services to her department. “We’ve always had a good relationship with representatives from the ...

The 37th annual Northeast Ohio Senior Olympics & Sports Classic kicked off July 6. More than 100 athletes have been competing in various events at different locations throughout the Mahoning Valley and competitions continue through Saturday. The Northeast Ohio Senior Olympics are sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging 11. 

Dennis LaRue of Poland competes in a tennis match at Packard Park Wednesday morning as part of the Senior Olympics. 
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Keeping fit

The 37th annual Northeast Ohio Senior Olympics & Sports Classic kicked off July 6. More than 100 athletes have been competing in various events at different locations throughout the Mahoning Valley and competitions continue through Saturday. The Northeast Ohio Senior Olympics are sponsored ...

EPA tells school to make well changes

VIENNA — The Mathews Local School District has received orders from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to make changes to two wells at Currie Elementary School. Superintendent Lew Lowery said at Wednesday’s board meeting they received a packet in June from the EPA mandating remedies ...

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Missing teen found in Portage

WARREN — A missing 15-year-old girl from Farmington Township was found in Portage County early Wednesday morning, according to Trumbull County Chief Deputy Joe Dragovich. The county Sheriff’s Office has been searching for Isabyl Rebekah Royer after putting out an alert on Sunday ...

Lordstown bridge closed for repairs

LORDSTOWN — Carson Salt Springs Road, west of Austintown Warren Road between addresses 494 and 449, will be closed Monday through Aug. 18 for bridge replacement. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office recommended detour is south on Highland Avenue, east on Hallock Young Road, and north ...

Warren receives $25,000 from EPA

WARREN — The city has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to support litter cleanups and a tire amnesty program. The Ohio EPA grant requires that all cleanup activities occur on public property with the help of volunteers. Trumbull Neighborhood ...

Softball team to get sendoff

SOUTHINGTON — A sendoff with a fire truck escort out of town is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Chalker Building off Route 534 for the ages 9-10 Lady Cats softball team who will be competing at the state tournament in Lorain. The team won the district competition, which qualified it ...

33 indictments include five secrets

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — A Trumbull County grand jury on Tuesday returned 33 felony indictments, including five people who were charged under sealed documents. Arraignments are scheduled 2 p.m. July 27 before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew D. Logan. The following ...

Council will vote on parking contract

WARREN — City Council’s Traffic and Safety Committee will recommend council as a whole pass an ordinance allowing the administration to place a parking contract out for bid. Councilman Mark Forte, D-4th ward, and Councilman Alford Novak, D-2nd ward, voted to make the recommendation after ...

On the record

Cortland WHAT: City council meeting Monday PRESENT: Dennis Linville, Deidre Petrosky, James Edwards, Patti Kellar, Don Moore, Kevin Piros, Scott Rowley and Mayor Jim Woofter Council: • Entered into a contract with Foust Construction Inc. of Girard for the South Mecca Street replacement ...

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President Donald Trump speaks while having lunch with service members in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday. The White House has announced that Trump will speak at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Trump to speak at Covelli Centre

Click here to register for tickets for President Donald Trump's scheduled visit Tuesday at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. YOUNGSTOWN — President Donald Trump is no stranger to the Mahoning Valley, but when he visits Tuesday to rally in downtown Youngstown, it will be his first time in the ...

Shooting victim is questioned in van

WARREN — A city police officer questioned shooting victim Darius J. Austin, 18, on Monday evening as he was sitting in the back seat of a green van on its way to the hospital, reports state. Austin, who suffered wounds to the left leg and stomach during a shooting on the new basketball ...

Planner put off once again

WARREN — The planner who will be responsible for administering more than $200,000 in housing grant funds won’t be hired today, after the board responsible for the hire canceled a meeting to appease a request from the Trumbull County commissioners. The commissioners said they want a few ...

Group wants to save Niles pool

NILES — A park and recreation committee with the message ‘‘Save Our Pool’’ wants to use a $67,500 Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant to make needed repairs to reopen the swimming pool at Waddell Park. More than 40 residents, and some city officials, gathered Tuesday at the ...

Butler Institute gets $10,000 NEA grant

YOUNGSTGOWN — The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown will receive a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help pay for a 2018 exhibition by sculptor Alice Aycock. “Without the $10,000, we wouldn’t be able to have this exhibition, something we’ve been ...

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Tom Klejka, Trumbull County highway superintendent, explains the county’s new process for road chip-and-seal projects Tuesday on Scoville North Road in Vienna. The county now is using sifted road grindings from other roads milled during the paving process, which Klejka said should save money.

Recycling paves way on local roadways

WARREN — Anyone who used a road the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office chipped and sealed last year likely noticed loose rocks and dusty tires, but crews this year are using recycled road grindings instead of limestone, the highway superintendent said. “This is one way we are doing more ...

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Rachel Clark, 10, of Cortland, draws her design for a sculpture of a northwest American Indian totem pole, which she planned to make while attending the Butler Summer Art Camp Tuesday at the Howland branch of the Butler Institute of American Art.

Indian Summer

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple Rachel Clark, 10, of Cortland, draws her design for a sculpture of a northwest American Indian totem pole, which she planned to make while attending the Butler Summer Art Camp Tuesday at the Howland branch of the Butler Institute of American Art.