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Meijer seeks variance for signage at mall

HOWLAND — Township zoning officials are reviewing plans for a 159,264-square-foot Meijer store that may be built at the site of the former Super Kmart at the Eastwood Mall complex. “According to the plans I have, the Super Kmart building will be demolished and Meijer will build its ...

Trustee has improper sewer connection

WARREN — The Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office is weighing in on an improper sanitary sewer line connection for a building in Cortland owned by Bazetta Trustee Paul Hovis. Hovis said he bought 37 acres behind his 2517 Northview Drive home and built an outbuilding. When he had a plumber ...

One more year

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees and President Jim Tressel agreed Thursday to extend Tressel’s contract for another year, through June 2020. “By every measure, President Tressel has excelled in leading YSU over the past four years,” Trustee Chair Dee ...

WRTA adds stops on Warren Express route

WARREN — Tod’s Crossing and the Hampshire House soon will be serviced by Western Reserve Transit Authority’s Warren Express bus route. The decision to expand the bus route to these new destinations came in response to a request from Warren Councilwoman Cheryl Saffold, D-6th Ward, who ...

Police investigate robbery of bank

AUSTINTOWN — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man they say robbed the Huntington Bank Wednesday afternoon. Police said a black man, about 5 feet, 10 inches and wearing a black coat, hat and leather boots, entered the bank around 2:25 p.m., waited his turn in line ...

2 charged in YSU lockdown incident

YOUNGSTOWN — Police have charged both men involved in a fight that led to the lockdown Monday at Youngstown State University. Robert Allen and Dennis Hubert are charged with inducing panic, according to court records. The school was locked down for nearly two hours after Hubert ...

County requests extension in lawsuit

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners have requested more time to reply to a Warren city lawsuit in connection to the debt owed to it for the treatment of wastewater from Lordstown and Champion. On Nov. 2, Warren filed a lawsuit against the county for payment for the treatment of ...

Trumbull Board of Elections hiring

WARREN — The Trumbull County Board of Elections is taking applications for an election specialist. The position pays $11.96 per hour and offers county benefits. Applicants should submit a letter of indicating an interest in full-time, part-time or both statuses. Applicants should mail, ...

Nation bids farewell to George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked ...

Brown, Portman, Ryan meet with GM CEO

WASHINGTON — General Motors CEO Mary Barra told legislators Wednesday she has an open mind about the Lordstown GM’s future, but wants to be careful not to elevate expectations, Sen. Rob Portman said following a meeting in Washington. Portman, a Republican, and Democratic Sen. Sherrod ...

Claudia Hoerig files grievance for nail clippers

WARREN — For accused murderer Claudia Hoerig, not having nail clippers to cut her toe nails represents a form of discrimination being levied against her because she is a Brazilian accused of killing an American military man. Hoerig filed a grievance Monday in Trumbull County Common Pleas ...

County employee in fatal crash, put on leave

WARREN — An employee of the Trumbull County Combined Health District is on paid administrative leave after striking a man and killing him as he backed out of a parking space in a county car while on the job, according to county officials and a police report. Roosevelt Abraham George Jr., ...

Realtors stay positive amid GM uncertainty

WARREN — Although some agencies already have fielded calls from GM Lordstown workers about selling their homes, area realtors are saying it’s too soon to know the effect the plant’s “unallocated” status will have on the local real estate market. “It is too early to tell how the ...

Tickets available for campus event on Pearl Harbor Day

CHAMPION — It’s not too late to obtain free tickets to attend a program — “Pearl Harbor Day and Beyond” — honoring those who served in World War II. The celebration’s main show will begin at 6 p.m. Friday in the auditorium of the administration building on the campus of Kent ...

‘Christmas in the Square’ returns to Warren Friday

WARREN — “Christmas in the Square” will be “bigger than ever” as the annual event returns Friday to downtown Warren. According to event organizer Kisha Jackson, last year’s event attracted hundreds to Courthouse Square, while this year, she expects close to 1,500 attendees. ...

Hubbard Twp. survey to find out why levy lost

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP — Saying it was the first police levy to fail in the 40-year history of the township police department, trustees now plan to find out why registered voters reacted negatively toward the 3.5-mill additional continuing police protection and emergency medical service ...

Hubbard mayor won’t run again

HUBBARD — Having served the past seven years as Hubbard’s mayor and more than 20 years as a member of city council, John Darko announced this week he will finish his remaining year as mayor and not seek re-election. “It is time to move on and close this chapter in my life,” Darko ...

Bazetta to review coverage options

BAZETTA — An insurance committee will be reviewing two health / medical insurance options at 9 a.m. today at township hall before making a recommendation to the township trustees. During a special meeting this week, Trustee Chairman Ted Webb said trustees heard presentations from ...

Brookfield to get state funding

BROOKFIELD — Township trustees on Monday approved Ohio Public Works Commission funding for a safety and drainage project to address flooding in the Rose Avenue neighborhood. The state grant will be $58,379, with the township providing a matching $25,913. Trustee Ron Haun said the 41 ...

On the record — Champion

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Rex Fee, Brian Bugos and Doug Emerine Trustees: • Approved a new three-year agreement through 2021 with Southington Township to provide emergency medical service to Southington at cost of $27,500 the first year and $30,000 the second and ...