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Warren man charged in beating of family

WARREN — A 23-year-old man is being held without bond in Trumbull County Jail on accusations that he beat his wife while she was holding their baby, and punched his sister, who was trying to break up the fight. Damien J. Binion, 1116 Lovers Lane, pleaded not guilty Monday in Warren ...

Niles library board seeks fiscal officer

NILES — The McKinley Memorial Library Board of Trustees is seeking a full-time fiscal officer. Current officer Mariann O’Halloran plans to retire in March. Library Director Michelle Alleman said Monday the board would like to have someone in place by early 2019 to work with ...

Hubbard approves officials’ pay raises

HUBBARD — Hubbard City Council on Monday approved a pay increase for the mayor for the first time since 1990. The mayor’s pay will jump from $29,000 per year to $45,000 per year, beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The law director’s pay will increase from $26,000 to $32,000 per year, also ...

On the record

Weathersfield WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Marvin McBride, Steve Gerberry and Gil Blair Trustees: • Reported trustees reached an agreement with Niles that township residents will receive a reduced rate to use the Niles Wellness Center. The rates are set at $10 for ...

Sale of several old vehicles approved

LORDSTOWN — Village council on Monday approved the sale for $3,500 of three vehicles no longer used. Mayor Arno Hill said two police cruisers, a Chevy Impala and Chevy Caprice, and a road department pickup truck were removed from service and sold through sealed bids.

Groundbreaking set for Shepherd

LIBERTY — Shepherd of the Valley will be breaking ground 2 p.m. Wednesday for its new Liberty community at 1501 Tibbetts Wick Road. The new community will house independent living apartments, assisted living suites, memory care suites and skilled nursing and rehabilitation. The project ...

Cameras generating funds for Liberty

LIBERTY — Speed camera revenue as of Monday is more than $100,000 this year, which is more than what was generated in the past two years combined since the cameras were implemented in 2016, fiscal officer Steve Shelton said. Through September, the cameras generated $81,000 in addition to ...

Auto Parkit owner outlines multi-year plan

WARREN — Warren native Christopher Alan says he isn’t backing down from his earlier predictions to bring 800 to 1,000 jobs to Warren. The owner of Auto Parkit, a California-based company that designs and builds automated parking garages primarily used in larger metropolitan areas, said ...

Ryan defends seat against DePizzo in 13th

WARREN — While both challenger Christopher DePizzo and incumbent U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan say improving the economy and job market are important pieces of their agenda for the U.S. 13th Congressional District in Ohio, DePizzo said Ryan hasn’t done enough during his time in office. Ryan ...

Ailes family helps unveil elevator

WARREN — Warren native Roger Ailes never forgot his Warren roots. Because of that, the wife and son of Ailes, a Warren native who became a media magnate and founder and president of Fox News, took part in Sunday’s celebration opening the $700,000 Packard Music Hall elevator that the Ailes ...

Navy vet moved troops in Pacific

Editor’s note: This is part of a series published every Monday between Memorial Day and Veterans Day honoring local veterans. WARREN — Just a week out of high school, Donald Howren volunteered for the U.S. Navy in the middle of World War II. He had written to the Navy with a request to be ...

Schools seek new money

Bristol Local Schools is seeking passage of a 0.7-mill operating levy for safety issues, and Brookfield Local Schools is asking voters to support a levy for permanent improvements. Voters will see the issues on the Nov. 6 ballot. Bristol schools is seeking passage of the five-year additional ...

Police officers get crisis training

WARREN — More than 20 area police officers completed five days of training on treatment and support services available for people suffering from addiction or mental health crises, along with proper methods for de-escalating crisis situations that officers can face on a moment’s notice. ...

McKinley family suffers tragedy, mourns death

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. In early October 1898, President William McKinley’s family suffered another tragedy. On Friday, Oct. 7, 1898, his wife Ida’s brother, George D. Saxton, ...

Man facing murder charge

NILES — A 20-year-old man is being held in Trumbull County Jail, following the stabbing death of a Niles man Saturday afternoon. Edward Anderson, no address listed, is being held without bond in Trumbull County Jail on a charge of murder and two counts of felonious assault. Anderson ...

Bridge repairs to begin in Bristol

BRISTOL — Thompson Clark Road, north of State Route 88, will be closed starting Wednesday through Nov. 16 for bridge repair work. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office recommends motorists travel west on state Route 88, north on state Route 45 and east on Hyde Oakfield Road.

Council to meet on golf course

WARREN — Warren city council will meet 5 p.m. Tuesday in the council caucus room for discussion on Deemer Park and the future of the city-owned Old Avalon Golf Course. Citizen input will be sought.

Glimmers of hope in a community of crumbling buildings

Trumbull County used to be one story: Steel. Its rise in the first half of the 20th century, and its collapse in the second. Today, Trumbull is many stories. Some focus on continued economic decline, others on rebirth. Those stories often share the same moral repeated in communities across ...

Is just any job good for a community?

LORDSTOWN — Trumbull County has lots of highways. Interstates 80 and 76 cut from the Pennsylvania line west; state Route 11 ties north and south together. That’s attractive to companies like FedEx, UPS and Macy’s, which have distribution centers nearby. TJX, the parent company of ...

Man dies, woman injured in Niles stabbing

NILES — One man is dead and woman wounded after a stabbing in Niles Saturday evening, police said. A man was taken into custody at the scene, police said. Officers were called about 5 p.m. to a two-story rental home at 361 Warren Ave. , at the corner of Sheridan Avenue. A passer-by said ...