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On the record – Hartford

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Rebecca Whitman, Phil Wilhelm and Mike Bridge Trustees: • Hired Brian Martinek as a part-time patrolman and accepted the resignations of part-time patrolmen Antonio Roth and Eric Rushak, who have both accepted other jobs; • Approved ...

Brookfield narrows candidates for chief

BROOKFIELD — Township trustees have narrowed fire chief candidates down to two and they are set for interviews on Wednesday. Trustee Dan Suttles said scheduled for second interviews are Dennis Johnson of Hubbard and David Masirovits of Ladson, S.C., who will be interviewed via ...

On the record – McDonald

WHAT: Board of Education special meeting Wednesday PRESENT: John Saganich, Wendy Higgins, Thomas Hannon and Joseph Capuzzello ABSENT: Jodi Klase The board: • Hired Tami Morrison as a teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School, on a one-year contract at $36,311. She will fill an opening ...

Closed cases

Cases closed in Trumbull County July 21-28: CLOSED ROSE, TERRY LOUISE vs. ROSE, CHRISTOPHER LEE MONTEVIDEO, RACHEL DENISE . MONTEVIDEO, ANTHONY JOHN DOLBY, CHRISTINE M. vs. DOLBY, SEAN C. CLARK, CHERYL C. vs. DOLBY, SEAN C. DINSIO, MELISSA D. vs. MILLER, DANIEL P. GROVES, ...

On the record – Southington

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Sam Plott, Cindy Speaker and Dan Tietz Trustees: • Approved Garland and Son at $11,940 to seal a wall, replace footers and address the flat roof at the 1907 school building. Plott plans to attend Tuesday’s Southington Board of ...

On the record – Braceville

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Rebecca Rood, Jeff Tucker and Dennis Kuchta Trustees: • Named Josh Rudesill as the new part-time police chief at $1,200 per month. He had previously served as interim chief when former chief William Garro resigned in February after 20 ...

On the record – Newton

WHAT: Township trustee special meeting Wednesday PRESENT: John Nemet, Pete Augusta and Doreen Lutz Trustees: • Approved American Contracting for the widening and resurfacing of South Center Street with an Ohio Public Works Commission grant to be used. The township will pay $70,000 ...

Local stocks stand pat

Cortland Bancorp held steady in trading Thursday to close at $24.60 per share. First Niles Financial also held steady Wednesday to close at $9.36 per share.

Area struggles with food hardship

WARREN — The Warren-Youngstown-Boardman area has the second highest food hardship rate in the U.S., according to a study by the Food Research and Action Center. That means 22 percent of people living in that region have difficulty finding an adequate supply of food, the study states. The ...

Lordstown rolls out 2019 Cruze

LORDSTOWN — The assembly line at the General Motors Lordstown Complex shifted gears this week as the plant began production of the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze amid growing uncertainty about the local automaker’s future. The start of regular production for the model year change began Monday. ...

West Nile found in Trumbull County

WARREN — The Trumbull County Combined Health District said Wednesday that two mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile virus. One sample was taken from the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail in Champion and the other was taken from the Community Center in Newton Falls, according ...

Ex-Warren Fab CFO given two years

WARREN — A former high-level executive with Warren Fabricating and Machining was given prison time Wednesday under a plea deal he struck on a charge accusing him of stealing from the company. Paul F. Theisler, 66, ex-chief financial officer for the Hubbard-based company was sentenced to two ...

Man’s quip draws police attention

WARREN — A Brookfield man cited on traffic violations Tuesday could face drug charges after being accused of making a comment that he’s smarter than police and he got away with something. Martin Halstead, 26, was cited Tuesday on charges of driving under suspension and a stop sign ...

Vienna hunting preserve may be shuttered

VIENNA — If the owner of the land where the former Candywood Country Club golf course was has his way, there will no longer be a hunting preserve at the Vienna location once litigation with a business partner he is on the outs with is finished, said an attorney for the plaintiff suing the ...

Ballot nearly set for fall elections

WARREN — The November ballot for state and local elections is nearly set, but there could be late additions or petitions to remove candidates. There are 24 candidates in 12 races in Trumbull County, plus candidates for statewide office. There are 27 issues and levies to be decided on in ...

Road to close for car show parade

WARREN TOWNSHIP — North Leavit Road between West Market Street and Parkman Road will be closed 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday for the Crusin with the Vikings car show parade. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office is recommending motorists take the following detour: West on Parkman Road, south ...

Residents seek noise reduction

CHAMPION — Residents in the Stewart Street NW and Brookside Drive NW neighborhoods said they are tired of hearing all the loud noise coming from the many vehicles on the state Route 5 bypass, which is in their backyards. Resident Tamie Hoostal and others from the neighborhood asked trustees ...

Bristol to celebrate 100-year-old school

BRISTOL — With several area school districts preparing to start the new school year in new school complexes, Bristol High School students and staff will be returning to their 100-year-old building that they plan to celebrate throughout the school year. High School principal Tim Fairfield ...

Candidates and issues on the ballot

TRUMBULL COUNTY Candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot: * denotes incumbent State representative, 63rd District • Glenn W. Holmes, Democrat* • Jim Hughes, Republican State representative, 64th District • Michael J. O’Brien, Democrat* • Martha Yoder, Republican ...

Niles service director appointed

NILES — Less than a week into his new role as head of city government, Mayor Steve Mientkiewicz has replaced the service director. Tony Flarey, a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran who is retired from Delphi Packard Electric, spent his first day on the job Wednesday. Flarey, hired at the same $51,048 ...