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Mosquito spraying set in Howland

HOWLAND — Alexander Pest Control will spray for mosquitoes 9 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Wednesday. In case of rain, the spraying will take place the following day. Residents are encouraged to close their windows, keep pets inside and not leave food outdoors during the spraying.

On the record

Mecca WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Fritz Birkhimer, Dan Galbincea and James Governor Trustees: • Voted 2-0 to send the 2018 alternative tax budget to the Trumbull County Auditor’s Office. Governor voted no, questioning whether the figures were correct, noting the ...

Vet helped rebuild German city after WWII

Editor’s note: This is part of a series published every Monday between Memorial Day and Veterans Day honoring local veterans. GIRARD — Not all those who went to Europe during World War II went there to fight in battles. After the war was won, thousands of American soldiers went into the ...

Needles: Crisis creates threat

LOWELL, Mass. — They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere. In Portland, ...

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Maplewood graduate dies in plane crash

ATCHISON, Kansas — Bethany Root, a 2001 Maplewood High School graduate who was an aerial application pilot, was killed Sunday morning in a plane crash about 60 miles northwest of Kansas City in Atchison County, Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports the crash of the P-51 Mustang, which was a ...

Eight vehicles involved in I-76 crash

NORTH JACKSON — Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Canfield Post were at the scene late Sunday evening investigating a multiple-vehicle accident on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 76 that closed lanes for several hours and sent people to the hospital. The eight-vehicle accident, ...

Allie Boyd, 6, of Leetonia, leads her cow, Denali, into the arena Sunday for the Dress a Cow contest at the Trumbull County fairgrounds. The two were dressed for the beach for the event. Local children and adults could dress their cows for the competition. Another cow was dressed as a Tootsie Roll.

Cows come to last day of fair dressed well

BAZETTA — Six-year-old Allie Boyd of Leetonia led her small calf ‘‘Denali’’ into the ring to show their brightly colored costumes. The two looked ready for the beach as they took part in the ‘‘Dress a Cow’’ event Sunday, the final day for the Trumbull County ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
County Commissioner Dan Polivka said it has been decades since anything was done to improve Harmon Avenue, the one-way street between the Trumbull County Administration Building on High Street and Trumbull Family Fitness, both on High Street NW. The avenue has on-street parking, crumbling sidewalks and leads to parking lots for the government buildings from Courthouse Square.

Warren, county to repair Harmon

WARREN — While Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka described what improvements he’d like to see to sidewalks on the one-way street leading to the county Administration Building, he tripped on a particularly large crack and nearly fell. It’s been decades since anything was done to ...

McKinley elected during gold era

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. Gold was first discovered along the Klondike River in the Yukon Territory in August 1896. The locals of the area started staking claims and becoming very ...

Girard man falls from boat, dies

CONNEAUT — A 58-year-old Girard man is dead after falling off a boat Saturday, seven miles off the Lake Erie shore near the Pennsylvania state line, according to reports. Conneaut Assistant fire Chief Steve Sanford told the Ashtabula Star Beacon that Michael Daroski was pronounced dead ...

Warren police probe shooting

WARREN — Warren police were called to investigate reports of shots fired shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday and a man on the ground in the 2300 block of Burton Street SW. A Trumbull County 911 report states police were called to 2314 Burton St. where a man was shot in the foot. The report ...

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Sheriff reports missing teen

FARMINGTON — The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office has put out an alert for a missing 15-year-old girl from Farmington Township. A 911 spokesman said the alert was issued at 4:30 p.m. Sunday for Isabyl Rebekah Royer. She is 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds with blonde hair and hazel ...

Niles panel to meet about pool

NILES— The Niles Park and Recreation committee will hold a public meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at American Legion Hall, 1029 N. Main St. Discussion will be on the swimming pool at Waddell Park. Guest is State Sen. Sean O’Brien, D-Bazetta.

Niles forms panel to promote levy

NILES — The Niles Board of Education met Saturday with school administrators and local residents to begin forming levy campaign committees and ways to help promote a planned 9.25-mill emergency operating levy for 10 years for day-to-day needs and operations in the district. Treasurer ...

Special to the Tribune Chronicle / NASA
Trevor Graff, a Cortland native and graduate of Lakeview High School, waits to enter the underwater laboratory Aquarius last month as part of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 22 project. The crew conducted experiments and did research that will be used in future spacewalks and deep space missions.

Lakeview grad follows mission under the sea

Lakeview High School graduate Trevor Graff spent time studying rocks collected in space during most of his career at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, but last month his lab went under water. Graff, a geologist by trade, spent 10 days in June splashed down with other aquanauts below ...

Warren book collector inspires Pulitzer documentary

WARREN — Books have been a lifelong obsession for Larry Gianakos. “When I was a teenager, I never thought of automobiles,” the Warren native said. “I thought of first editions.” Gianakos, 64, became an author himself, creating the seven-volume reference work “Television Drama ...

Provisional hiring of fire, police personnel suggested

WARREN — With three new officers hired and three on deck, the police department has less than half of the new hires it plans to bring on to the department this year with the five-year, 0.5-percent income tax increase passed in November. The administration promised voters it would use the ...

Planning position causes a split

WARREN — The chairman of the Trumbull County Planning Commission Board of Directors pushed back a special meeting scheduled to hire a new planner to give Trumbull County commissioners time to discuss the county’s finances first. The board was scheduled to meet Monday to hire a new ...

Byzantine church goes up for auction

NEWTON FALLS — Sealed bids are being accepted for the St. Michael Byzantine Church and the family home that sits next to it on 12.3 acres of land. The property, 737 Ridge Road, belongs to the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh. The church’s congregation is moving to SS. Peter ...

Two people are shot in Warren

WARREN — Two people were injured after a shooting 5:30 p.m. Friday on First Street SW and Highland Avenue SW, according to a Trumbull County 911 call summary. The call summary lists William Campbell Jr., 21, of Warren, and Paris M. Davie, 27, of Warren, as the victims. The extent of their ...