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Gas line struck Friday in Warren

WARREN — A gas line was ruptured by a contractor Friday morning, but no evacuation was needed, according to Dominion East Ohio. The company received a call around 11 a.m. Friday that the line was struck at 8560 Hidden Hills Drive. Dominion crews had the gas shut off by 11:30 a.m. Four ...

No contract for school CEO

YOUNGSTOWN — Krish Mohip, the first chief executive officer of the Youngstown City School District, announced Friday morning he won’t seek a contract renewal in a letter to the Youngstown City School District Academic Distress Commission Friday morning. Mohip, who was appointed in the ...

Lions Club gets special use permit

LORDSTOWN — The Lordstown Lions Club has been approved for a special use permit for their new club meeting house at 2078 Lyntz Road. Club member Bill Krempasky said the permit was needed because the house is in a residential neighborhood. Plans are to fix the house for a meeting room and ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County Oct. 4-12: Bazetta John T. Chrisopoulos to Ashley M. Roberts, 3303 Trappers Trail Unit C., $74,000 Rachel A. and Anthony J. Joseph to Dennis E. Seger II and Lauren Gintert-Seger, 3214 Deer Trail Unit A, $78,500 Bloomfield Wells Fargo Bank ...

LaRosa to be sentenced today for brutal murder of neighbor

WARREN — Prosecutors want to see him in prison for the remainder of his life for brutally killing a 94-year-old inside her home in Niles. Defense attorneys argue there is no evidence of “irreparable corruption” and want him eligible for parole at some point in the distant future. The ...

Plastic ban fight fails

WARREN — Councilman Eugene Mach has abandoned his effort to ban the use of plastic bags in the city. Mach, D-7th Ward, announced Wednesday he is ending discussions in council to support the ban. “When I spoke to community members, business people and my fellow council members, I found ...

Human trafficking ring exposed

YOUNGSTOWN — Hundreds of charges are being filed in an ongoing human trafficking investigation undertaken by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and Mahoning County. Attorney General Mike DeWine, Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene and Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains said in a press ...

Old Avalon manager to move on

WARREN — The owner of the management company operating the city-owned Old Avalon Golf Course said he is not walking away from the city’s golf course, but is working to prepare it for a smooth transition to a new management company. Larry Petrozzi, whose Avalon South Management Co. LLC, ...

Employees embrace startup challenges

LORDSTOWN — The village’s first natural gas-fired power plant is up and running, and at its complex nerve center are power plant veterans who are embracing the challenge of a startup. Lordstown Energy Center, the 940-megawatt, $900 million gas-fueled electricity generation plant began ...

Congressmen make a plea for updates to reservoir plans

WARREN — The deputy district engineer for the Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the district would like to update the water control manuals for the three reservoirs feeding the Mahoning River for the first time since the 1970s, but the more than $1 million price tag ...

Howland bakers appear on new reality show ‘Bake It Like Buddy’

HOWLAND — They’ve battled on “Cake Wars,” and now The Cake Boutique’s owners will try to “Bake It Like Buddy.” Stella Kotsatos-Angelo and Penny Bennett, owners of the bake shop at 4248 N. River Road NE, will compete on the new reality series hosted by Buddy Valestro, best known ...

AK-47 reported stolen in Warren

WARREN — An AK-47 was reported stolen on Wednesday evening, according to a police report. Along with the gun, a magazine and 90 rounds of ammunition were also reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of Stiles Street, according to the report. Christopher Pritchard, owner of the ...

Man gets 90 days in sex offense

WARREN — A man who pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in the Trumbull County Jail and five years of probation. Anthony Brocious, 21, will be required to register as a sex offender for the next 25 years after pleading to a bill of information in ...

Warren residents wait out Hurricane Michael in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. — When Warren resident Robert Jennings traveled to Navarre, Florida, Oct. 3 to visit his daughter, Jennifer, and his three grandchildren, he expected to spend much of the time watching the grandkids’ soccer games and helping around the house. “It was on Sunday that my ...

Girard rejects federal grant that would have hired firefighters

GIRARD — The city’s fire chief was hoping to use a $281,247 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to add three firefighters, but Mayor James Melfi has refused the grant because he said its cost is too high. Girard fire Chief Kenneth Bornemiss said he was informed Sept. 14 of the city ...

PMH unveils elevator on Sunday

WARREN — Packard Music Hall will unveil its new elevator and other improvements before Sunday’s concert by the W.D. Packard Band. The changes will make the building, which opened in 1955, compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) for the first time and provide other ...

Future unclear for golf course

WARREN — Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa was blindsided Wednesday as several council members suggested the operator of the Old Avalon Golf Course has removed all of his equipment from the course and another council member said a golf course employee told him all the employees will ...

Losing time for transit bid process

WARREN — While members of the Trumbull County Transit Board are on the phone with the Federal Transit Administration, the chairman plans to ask what the board can do to extend a contract with the company that provides rides for the public system if it can’t get the bid process started and ...

Area seniors and advocates honored

YOUNGSTOWN — For the past 18 years, Warren resident Roger Gardner, 89, of American Legion Post 540 Honor Guard, has coordinated and spent nearly 30 hours each week conducting more than 3,400 military funerals for area veterans, making sure they receive proper recognition. His effort, along ...

Trumbull Recorder’s Office upgrades technology

WARREN — Closing agents will now be able to route documents that need to be recorded in the Trumbull County Recorder’s Office, like deeds, electronically, according to a news release from Recorder Tod Latell. Latell’s office and Trumbull County Auditor Adrian Biviano’s office ...