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ODNR checks Brookfield for ‘boom’ noise

BROOKFIELD — Representatives from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources have been in the township in the last month to check into “boom” noises residents reported hearing in late December and early January. Steve Irwin, a spokesman with ODNR, said Brookfield officials made the ...

Free tax prep services offered

For the second year, the Trumbull County Partnership for Financial Empowerment, a United Way initiative, in partnership with SCOPE, TCAP and the Emmanuel House, is offering free tax preparation at six locations throughout Trumbull County. “We recognized that people were often paying a ...

YSU nursing students work anthrax drill

YOUNGSTOWN — Kilcawley Center was transformed Wednesday morning into a point of distribution to simulate an anthrax outbreak. Youngstown State University nursing students and faculty involved in the drill received a Penguin Alert text message and an email alerting them to the “outbreak” ...

Board moves forward on Tiger Town

HOWLAND — Members of the Howland Township Park Board said fundraising is underway to have a new Tiger Town play area constructed at the Howland Township Community Park by this summer. Park Board Chairman Shawn Pompelia said, in addition to fundraising efforts, grants from different ...

McKinley signs Spanish peace treaty in Washington

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a weekly series marking the 121st anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. This story appeared in the Washington Post: WASHINGTON, FEB. 10 — The official copy of the treaty of peace with Spain, bearing the signatures of the ...

County’s hospice services awarded $49,540 grant

YOUNGSTOWN — Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice, greater Youngstown, has received $49,540 to enhance hospice services in Trumbull County. Expected to serve 315 people, the gift was awarded from the Hospice Trust of Trumbull County Fund and Hospice Trust-Schlecht Fund, component funds of ...

New cases

Cases filed in Trumbull County Jan. 26-Feb. 2: COMPLAINT SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. HEINZMAN, BRUCE et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. MANSON, GERALDINE et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS NOK AND ADMINS et al SAM ...

Closed cases

Cases closed in Trumbull County Jan. 26-Feb. 2: CLOSED MOSS, DIANA M. vs. MOSS, DAVID E. PERUNKO, ALLAN vs. PERUNKO, JENNIFER GARRETSON, STACIE L. vs. GARRETSON III,WILLIAM EDWARD SANTUCCI, MARCIA A. vs. SANTUCCI, PHILLIPPE AULIZIA, JOSEPH vs. AULIZIA, KATHLEEN J. ...

Lordstown plant workers, families forced to make tough choices

WARREN — Tom Davis sent a text to his wife the morning of Nov. 26 with news that sent their life into upheaval — his employer since 2001, General Motors, was stopping production of the Chevrolet Cruze and placing the Lordstown plant on “unallocated” status. “I was standing there ...

Vietnam veteran receives Purple Heart after 50-plus years

WARREN — After a Vietnamese soldier cut Army Specialist Four Leo H. Connelly’s arm and stabbed him in the stomach during Operation Billings on June 18, 1967, Connelly carried a fellow wounded soldier to safety, had his wounds patched by a medic and returned to the fight. “In the heat of ...

Celebrating a change of command

VIENNA — The 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station welcomed Col. Joseph D. Janik as the new wing commander during the change of command ceremony on Saturday. Janik assumed his duties as Col. Daniel J. Sarachene relinquished his. Janik came to the Youngstown Air Reserve ...

Students seek appointments to US military academies

WARREN — Two Trumbull County high school students will vie for spots in U.S. military academies. U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, announced the 13 students from his congressional district who have been nominated this year at a ceremony Saturday at the Trumbull County Veterans Service ...

Community Star winners delayed

Announcement of this year’s Trumbull County Community Stars has been temporarily delayed. Names of the 2019 honorees will be released soon. This year’s recognition dinner will be held March 19.

Two drivers killed in crash

BRACEVILLE — Two drivers were killed after a crash on Interstate 80 westbound near the Braceville Robinson bridge around 2 a.m. Saturday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Hiram post. A 1999 Honda Accord was eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-80 when it hit a 1997 Toyota ...

Falls: Residents conserve water

NEWTON FALLS — The village water department is asking residents to conserve water because of technical issues at the Newton Falls plant. City officials said last week’s snow melt and several days of rain caused silt and road salt to flow into the creek, making it more difficult for the ...

Champion seeks grants for radios

CHAMPION — Township officials will see what grants may be available to get MARCS radios for the police and fire departments. Police Chief Jeff White told trustees this week his department needs eight radios and said there is a monthly fee of $10 per radio. He said Federal Emergency ...

New cases

Cases filed in Trumbull County Jan. 19-26: COMPLAINT SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. GRIFFITHS, WAYNE R. et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. RICHTER LYDEN, GAIL A. et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. JONES, HAYES et al SAM LAMANCUSA, ...

This week in history

99 years ago in 1919: William L. Rook, city editor of the Youngstown Vindicator, while on his way home from the paper around 2 a.m., was run down by an unknown automobile driver at Market and Boardman streets, suffering a compound fracture of the right leg just above the ankle. The driver ...

Marriage licenses

Marriage licenses granted in Trumbull County Jan. 28-Feb. 1: Andrea L. Struna, 37, Williamsfield, and Michele A. McBride, 60, Girard John E. Repula, 53, Warren, and Donna L. Long, 51, Warren Leigh A. Gatta, 24, McDonald, and Ryan J. Marino, 24, Warren James E. Toth, 47, Warren, and ...

Killer is off to prison

WARREN — Claudia Hoerig, in an orange jail jumpsuit, entered Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on Friday with a smile on her face. By the time members of Karl Hoerig’s family finished reading victim impact statements and Judge Andrew D. Logan sentenced her to life in prison, with the ...