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Giveaway helps students start school on right foot

HUBBARD — Wanting to help local families with the many expenses they face preparing their children for the start of the upcoming school year, members of Chestnut Ridge Church of God provide free tennis shoes to local children. Church members volunteered their time Monday and Tuesday ...

Nine injured in Fowler crash

FOWLER — Nine persons were taken to area hospitals at to be treated for injuries sustained in a three-vehicle accident that occurred Tuesday morning on state Route 305. The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. between state Route 193 and Bell South Road. Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Philip ...

Motorcyclist injured in Farmington crash

FARMINGTON — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a Monday night crash involving a motorcycle and a car that sent the motorcyclist to a Cleveland hospital by helicopter. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. on Larson West Road near Peck Leach Road. The patrol said Joseph P. ...

On the record – Bazetta

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Paul Hovis, Frank Parke and Ted Webb Trustees: • Hired Jean Eddy as the new fiscal officer to fill the remainder of the unexpired term of Rita Drew through April 2020. Drew had served nine years as fiscal officer. Trustees accepted ...

Outside business caused ex-Bazetta official to leave

BAZETTA — Former township Fiscal Officer Rita Drew left the elected position because of outside business responsibilities. “The biggest reason for my resignation was the needs of my private businesses are increasing,” said Drew, who was elected to her third term in 2017. “My ...

Lakeview prepares for opening of new school

CORTLAND — With the new school year set to start Sept. 4, Lakeview students in preschool to eighth grade will be learning in a new two-story $31 million building off Wakefield Drive. District Superintendent Robert Wilson said the public will have a chance to see the new ...

Culvert replacement to close county road

BRACEVILLE — Herr Fieldhouse Road between Barclay Messerly Road and Leiby Osborne Road in Braceville and Southington townships will be closed starting Thursday for culvert replacement work. The road will be closed through Aug. 31. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office is recommending ...

Full house and no rain greets Yo-Yo Ma at Warren Amp

WARREN — Mother Nature must be a Yo-Yo Ma fan. As rain fell in other parts of Trumbull County, the Warren Community Amphitheatre stayed dry — not counting sweat — as thousands filled the venue for a free concert featuring the renowned cellist with Susan Davenny Wyner, music director and ...

Yo-Yo Ma inspired, impressed by local revitalization efforts

Cellist Pablo Casals used to say he was a human being first, a musician second and cellist third. That quote inspired Yo-Yo Ma as a child, but he’s decided to change it. “I’m a human being first, a citizen second and a musician third, because as a citizen, it takes all of us to solve ...

Teens charged after altercation at Italian-American Festival

WARREN — Organizers of the Warren Italian-American Festival said the fight that led to five juveniles being charged with disorderly conduct charges Sunday night did not take place within the festival grounds, nor did it cause the festival to close early. “The entertainment and closing ...

Arts Across America hits Quinby Park

WARREN — Hundreds gathered in Quinby Park Monday morning as the first event in a full day of activities planned around Yo-Yo Ma’s visit to the Mahoning Valley. The cellist was not in attendance, but representatives from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., ...

Car crashes into Weathersfield home

WEATHERSFIELD — Township resident Bruce Rogers said he awoke about 10 a.m. Monday to the sound of what he thought was a burglar. He feared not only for his own safety and but that of one of his dogs, a Dalmatian named Girly, who slept in the foyer of his rented home. “I was getting ...

Men jailed in VFW gun theft

NILES — The two men charged in connection to a heist of World War II-era rifles and money from a local veterans service and social organization remain in the Trumbull County Jail. Bond was set at $250,000 for Shawn Squires, 32, 2907 Covington St., McDonald, who faces felony charges of ...

Public input sessions set at Wean facility

WARREN — Two Main Street to Thumm’s public input sessions will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Raymond John Wean Foundation, 147 W. Market St. Residents, artists and community stakeholders are invited for discussions on community priorities, including ...

Dems pick James to run for coroner

WARREN — Dr. Thomas James was picked Monday by members of the Trumbull County Democratic Party centeral committee to run for county coroner on the November ballot. James was appointed interim coroner after the death of former coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk on April 20. Monday was the ...

On the record – Trumbull County

WHAT: Trumbull Career and Technical Center governing board meeting on Thursday. PRESENT: Tim Gibson, Scott Chapman, Ronda Bonekovic, Kelly Boyle, Richard Rees, Scott Lehman, Mary Williams, Roberta Hiller, Dan Denman, James Koehler, Tom Hart, Debra Davis, Albert Haberstroh, Cheryl Basista ...

On the record – Howland

WHAT: Park commissioners meeting Thursday PRESENT: Jessica Gault, Allen Seman and Shawn Pompilia Trustees: • Approved Wendy Miller and Deena Devico to serve on a fundraising committee to help seek grants and donations for the park’s comprehensive plan projects, including a new ...

On the record – Fowler

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Jeffrey Davis, Tom Carr and Albert Crabbs Trustees: • Accepted the resignations of part-time police officers Eric Ruschak and Krista Reed who have accepted full-time positions in other departments; • Said the township had its fourth ...

On the record – Kinsman

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Greg Leonhard and Fred Stahl ABSENT: Linda Miller Trustees: • Will receive one of the recycling bins from Vernon which announced it is ending its recycling dropoff site because of violations. Leonhard said Vernon is giving another bin ...

On the record – LaBrae

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Russell Sewell, Virginia Blaney, Diane Duncan, Tim Gibson and Gary Morton The board: • Approved having Superintendent Anthony Calderone work with the Warren Township trustees on a contract for having a school resource officer in the ...