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Brookfield students support Hickory

BROOKFIELD — Brookfield Middle School Student Council members spent Tuesday making a banner to send to Hickory High School, where two students were killed Sunday in a car crash on Interstate 80. The banner signed by the students reads “Warriors Are #HornetStrong.” The students ...

Falls resident charged with felonious assault

NEWTON FALLS — A village man pleaded not guilty Monday in Newton Falls Municipal Court to multiple charges after police said he fired three shots at a woman from his truck on Newton Drive. Daniel E. Gore, 29, 502-B Newton Drive, is being held at the Trumbull County Jail on a $25,000 bond ...

Cleveland FBI office gets new agent in charge

CLEVELAND — Eric B. Smith has been named the new special agent in charge of the Cleveland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by FBI Director Christopher Wray. Smith has been with the FBI since 1999. He worked in various compacities in Wichita, Kansas field office. In 2008, ...

MCCTC board officers take oaths last month

CANFIELD — Ronald Shives is president of the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center for 2019-20, and was sworn in during a meeting last month. Michael Stanko was announced as vice president. Shives has been a member of the Struthers Board of Education since 2014. He’s in his ...

On the record – Kinsman

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Greg Leonhard, Linda Miller and Fred Stahl Trustees: • Received a request from Viasat Inc. of California, a communications company, seeking to possibly locate a 20-by-20-foot satellite dish for high-speed internet service on township ...

Indicted Vienna officer resigns

VIENNA — The employment of Mathews School Resource Officer and Vienna police officer Sgt. Michael Sheehy officially ended Monday as trustees accepted his resignation at a two-minute special meeting. On Wednesday, Sheehy’s attorney sent trustees a 22-word resignation letter that read, ...

CSX line will likely end up abandoned

WARREN — Trumbull County MetroParks was unable to secure $2.8 million to take possession of a railroad owned by CSX Transportation that is likely to be officially abandoned once the company complies with U.S. Surface Transportation Board requirements, according to Zach Svette, director of the ...

Community Stars in the spotlight

WARREN — The 18th annual Community Star awards dinner on March 19 will shine a light on 10 of the best examples of those who perform good deeds and community service in Trumbull County. Co-sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle and Trumbull 100, the Community Star program celebrates local ...

New Edition spinoff booked at Covelli

YOUNGSTOWN — New Edition’s Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Rickey Bell and Michael Bivins hit the road as RBRM and bring the All White Affair tour to the Covelli Centre on June 9. The members of the ‘80s vocal group (minus Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant) began touring together last year ...

Council to vote on $26M in sewer projects

WARREN — City council is expected to vote on multiple water pollution control projects that, once completed, will significantly reduce the amount of storm water being treated at the city’s sanitary sewer plant as well as begin the first phase of an overhaul of the plant, that alone is ...

Health district employee found guilty in crash

WARREN — A health inspector with the Trumbull County Combined Health District is back on the job after he struck and killed a man in a gas station parking lot in Champion. Roosevelt Abraham George Jr., 84, of Orwell, was struck just after noon Oct. 11 in the parking lot of Speedway, 4504 ...

County budget mirrors last year’s

WARREN — The budget Trumbull County commissioners are expected to approve Wednesday is nearly identical to the one passed last year. The general fund is expected to hold $48.122 million in 2019, compared to $48.221 million in 2018, according to information provided by the Trumbull County ...

McKinley Library appoints fiscal officer

NILES — The McKinley Memorial Library Board on Monday named Christine Vinion as the new library fiscal officer, effective today. Vinion, who most recently worked with Roth Brothers Inc. in Youngstown and who has served as treasurer for the Montessori School board, will be paid ...

Nine ranking officers get new contract

NILES — City Council has approved a three-year contract with the police union for nine ranking officers. According to Mayor Steven Mientkiewicz, the contract does not involve a wage increase, but does involve improved health care benefits. The city and the police union negotiated a ...

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On the record – LaBrae

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Russell Sewell, Virginia Blaney, Tim Gibson and Gary Morton ABSENT: Diane Duncan The board: • Heard from cafeteria supervisor Autumn Vay who said LaBrae and six other school districts out of 219 who have contracts with the Nutrition ...

On the record – Girard

WHAT: City council meeting Monday PRESENT: Reynald Paolone, William Ryser, Thomas Grumley, Lily Martuccio, Mark Standohar, Mark Ragozine, Fran Wilson and Mayor James Melfi ABSENT: John Moliterno Council: • Heard from fire Chief Ken Bornemiss that the fire department’s part-time ...

Girard ratifies new contracts with unions

GIRARD — The city has reached new three-year agreements with two of its unions. Safety-Service Director Jerome Lambert told city council Monday the local chapter of American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees and the local Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association both ...

Clock ticks on border talks

WASHINGTON — Bargainers clashed Sunday over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, tossing a new hurdle before negotiators hoping to strike a border security compromise for Congress to pass this coming week. The White House wouldn’t rule out a renewed partial ...

‘Patent troll’ files suit against small business

WARREN — A “patent troll” has filed suit against U.S. Safety Gear, a small business with 95 employees in 13 locations, including one in Leavittsburg, demanding action from a federal judge because the company, like many others, use technology that enables people to purchase things ...