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Meeting set for TJX zone request

LORDSTOWN — Council when it meets tonight will “read a recommendation letter” from the village’s Planning Commission to rezone 290 acres of land to make way for a 1.2 million-square-foot TJX HomeGoods distribution center. The planning commission on May 7 unanimously agreed to ...

New food pantry at Niles HS

NILES — Students at Niles McKinley High School are supporting their own through a new food pantry that will be open daily. Taking a cue from students at Niles Middle School, the high school students, with the help of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley and two area churches, ...

Girard moves on sidewalk project and pest control

GIRARD — Girard city and school district will join Trumbull County commissioners in the summer to get sidewalks on the east side of Shannon Road near Girard High School. City council on Monday gave the OK for commissioners to advertise bids for the sidewalks from Beaver Street near the main ...

Girard man shot in Liberty

LIBERTY — John A. Kloos III, 21, 1209 Rose Ave., Girard, was identified by police as the man who was shot in the hand Sunday in the township, according to a report. Police t about 9:30 p.m. were called to the area of Northgate and Green Acre drives for a report of gunshots. A witness told ...

Federation to place flags on graves

WARREN — The Trumbull County Memorial Day Federation will place flags on the graves of veterans at two cemeteries in Warren. The federation is seeking volunteers to help starting 9 a.m. Friday and May 25 at Pineview Cemetery, 4049 Youngstown Road SE, and 9 a.m. Saturday and May 26 at ...

Changes OK’d for senior homes

LIBERTY — Trustees on Monday approved revisions to a planned $25 million Shepherd of the Valley independent and assisted living facility on Tibbetts Wick Road. The revisions include reducing the number of rooms at the facility to 90 from 110, having a two-story wing area building instead of ...

LaBrae approves certified contract

LEAVITTSBURG — Forty-two certified employees with the LaBrae Local School District have a new contract that gives them pay increases in each year of the three-year agreement. The contract, effective July 1, gives the employees a 2.5 percent increase the first year and 2.15 percent increases ...

Bar’s jackpot game appears legal

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has issued an opinion that a Cleveland tavern’s jackpot game appears to be legal if all the proceeds are eventually paid to participants. Cleveland.com reports the opinion released Friday was prompted by a request from the Cuyahoga ...

Syrup makers look for sweet deal

A bipartisan bill would give maple syrup land owners a break on their property taxes, reimburse schools and communities for the lost tax revenue and create a program aimed at preserving maple producing woodlots. “I think the bill is very much needed for producers in Ohio. We don’t have a ...

Man shot in Liberty

Tribune Chronicle LIBERTY — Township police officials are investigating a Sunday night shooting that sent one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand. A woman called 911 at 9:30 p.m. after hearing one gunshot in the area of Northgate and Green Acre drives and seeing a man ...

Bazetta park in trouble

BAZETTA — The chairman of the township park board says he will do whatever he can to keep the township park open. Steve Belcher, park board chairman, said he will discuss fundraising options at Tuesday’s meeting to see what kind of money can be raised to keep the park open through Nov. ...

New levy requests similar across state

Voters in Trumbull County mirrored voters on a statewide level when it came to passing additional tax requests from school districts in last Tuesday’s primary election. Fifty percent of new school tax issues were approved statewide with 23 of 36 issues passing, according to a press release ...

Warren Relay For Life raises $196,000

WARREN — The Warren Relay For Life which marked its 25th year this weekend raised $196,000. Kaitlyn Irgang, staff partner for the American Cancer Society, said the more than 40 teams onsite and others raised the funds for cancer research. She said additional money can be donated through ...

TCTC fills Mahoning Valley’s skills gap

CHAMPION — With constant talk of a skills gap in the Valley — the lack of qualified applicants to fill in-demand jobs — an economic development group in northeast Ohio is helping align the supply of, and demand for, workers in certain fields. In its May 2018 report titled “Aligning ...

Howland parks to unveil future plan

HOWLAND— Howland Township Park Commissioners have scheduled a special meeting for 6 pm. Thursday at the township administration building for unveiling a comprehensive plan for the future of the parks. Baker, Bednar and Snyder Associates were hired by the park board and will explain details ...

Bill aims to restrict traffic camera use

COLUMBUS — State Rep. John Boccieri, D-Poland, urged the Ohio Senate Friday to pass House Bill 125 which would restrict townships from using traffic cameras on interstate highways. Current Ohio law doesn’t specify if townships may prohibit or enforce motor vehicle laws on interstate ...

Spanish war talks rekindled patriotism

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. From the New York Times in May 1898 “During the American Civil War the combatants, North and South, were actuated by a well-defined idea. On the one side of ...

New cases

Cases filed in Trumbull County April 28 to May 5: COMPLAINT SAM LAMANCUSA TREASURER TRUMBULL COUNTY OHIO vs. JOHNSON, LORI M. et al NOTICE OF APPEAL-11TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS JURENOVICH DO, MICHAEL J. vs. TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL et al MCGANN, SEAN vs. ...

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital MILLER, Susan and Stephen, Garrettsville, a son May 12. STEWART, Elizabeth and Jimmie Benson III, Warren, a son May 12. St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital TONKOVICH, Kaitlyn and Tyler D. Montgomery, Cortland, a son May 12.

More for mom to love

There is more than one way to become a mother. Although families who adopt might not get nine months of pregnancy to let the idea of parenthood sink in, love develops and grows organically in families that adopt children into their lives. It often can be difficult for an older child in the ...