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‘United in Helping Families Thrive’

WARREN — United Way of Trumbull County’s new strategic focus, announced Friday, will distill the charitable organization’s focus to helping families in poverty. “United in Helping Families Thrive” will connect programs across three focus areas —Earn Well, Learn Well, and Stay ...

Body found was missing woman

YOUNGSTOWN — The body of a woman missing since October was found inside a trash can on the city’s east side Thursday. The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office identified the body Friday as 33-year-old Amy Begeot, who was identified by her tattoos. Youngstown police said the landlord of ...

Bazetta cemetery closed for cleanup

BAZETTA — The Hillside Cemetery in Bazetta will be closed until further notice as cleanup is taking place following damage done by a tornado on Tuesday. Trustee Frank Parke said there are many trees knocked over in the cemetery and other damage making it unsafe to open. The cemetery ...

CIC receives clean audit

WARREN — The Trumbull Community Improvement Corporation of Warren-Trumbull County has received a clean audit for the period of Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2017. The audit, which was released this week by the state auditor’s office, indicates the agency’s audit contained no findings for ...

Courthouse shown in documentary

WARREN — The Trumbull County Common Pleas Court courthouse in Warren was featured in a profile of Ohio courthouses in an 8-minute segment produced by the Ohio Channel. The piece discusses the history of the courthouse, erected in 1895, and features many different angles of the inside ...

Barra does not see job cuts through 2020

DETROIT — General Motors strengthened its pretax profit estimate for 2018 and predicted even stronger performance for this year as its executives made a presentation to investors on Friday. CEO Mary Barra also says the company doesn’t foresee any further job cuts through 2020 following ...

Two Trumbull men hold key staff roles

WARREN — Two natives of Trumbull County have prominent roles within the offices of Ohio’s new governor and treasurer. Dan Tierney, who grew up in Cortland, has been named press secretary for Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine. In that capacity, Tierney will be the lead spokesperson for the ...

On the record – Bristol

WHAT: Board of Education organizational / regular meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Don Mickel, Misty Berry, Kristina Stephens, Scott Chapman and Kathie Johnson The board: • Named Mickel as president and Chapman as vice president; • Approved Mickel for grounds and safety / security; ...

On the record – Howland

WHAT: Howland Park Commissioners meeting Friday PRESENT: Shawn Pompelia, Allen Seman and Jessica Gault The board: • Named Pompeila as chairman and Seman as vice chairman; • Set meetings for 1 p.m. the second Friday of each month at the park meeting building; • Discussed ...

On the record – Trumbull County

WHAT: Trumbull Career and Technical Center Board of Education meeting Thursday The board: • Named Susan Longacre of Niles as board president and Roberta Hiller of Lordstown as board vice president; • Set meetings 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the board meeting ...

On the record – Weathersfield

WHAT: Board of Education organizational meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Tim Gleason, Aaron Wallace, Cheryl Basista, Joshua Garris and Mark Bodo The board: • Gave first reading to placing an emergency operating renewal levy on the May 7 primary ballot. The levy, which was first passed in ...

Community Star nominations sought

WARREN — Nominations are being sought through Jan. 21 for the 18th annual Community Stars program, which is co-sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle and Trumbull 100. The Community Stars program celebrates those who go above and beyond volunteering their time, talents and resources to make ...

Property transfers

Property transferred in Trumbull County Jan. 4-9 Bloomfield James P. and Jacqueline R. Kerns to Vance Joseph Noah, 1448 Bloomfield Kinsman, $292,000 Brookfield RFEC Investments LLC to KBS Realty Management LLC, 7250 Warren Sharon, $900,000 Champion Daniel T. Gelet and Denise Cerny to ...

Trump close to national emergency declaration

McALLEN, Texas — Taking the shutdown fight to the Mexican border, President Donald Trump edged closer Thursday to declaring a national emergency in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall. Pressure was mounting to find an escape hatch from the three-week ...

Hoerig murder trial ready to proceed

WARREN — Defense attorneys for Claudia Hoerig are asking a Trumbull County Common Pleas Court judge to limit the number of autopsy photographs shown of the man she is accused of shooting to death when her trial begins Monday, more than a decade after the homicide. “While some autopsy and ...

Ohio EPA fines Warren $83,000 over wastewater plant violations

WARREN — Because of multiple violations found at the city’s Water Pollution Control plant from May 2014 to June 2018, Warren will have to pay $83,000 in fines to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and begin a multimillion-dollar improvement plan, which has been in the planning stage ...

Resource officer removal questioned

WARREN — Members of the city’s police union plan to attend the next Warren Board of Education meeting to ask that an investigation be conducted into why a school resource officer was escorted from the Jefferson PK-8 School Wednesday after he gave one of its principals a ticket for parking ...

Weathersfield to build police training center

WEATHERSFIELD — Township officials say they are hoping to have work begin this year on a $500,000 multi-jurisdictional training center for police departments. Trustee Gil Blair said at this week’s trustees meeting the project has secured $150,000 in state funds toward the building to be ...

Man arrested in domestic incident

WARREN — A city man pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic violence Thursday in Warren Municipal Court after he was arrested when a police dispatcher overheard him threatening to beat up his girlfriend while she was on the phone begging for help. Luther Simmons, 51, 948 George Place ...

Man shot while on cigarette run

WARREN — Paul D. Harris was shot in his right arm as he was walking on West Market Street to buy cigaretts at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday. Police were investigating the sounds of gunfire in the area near the 1500 block of Transylvania Street SE. Harris, 28, 1307 Ward St. NW, was found near ...