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Canfield DAR is ready to ring bell

CANFIELD — The Mahoning Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a bell ringing 4 p.m. Sunday in the Gazebo on the Green in the center of the historic Canfield Greens, U.S. Route 224 and state Route 46. The commemoration is part of a nationwide Bells Across ...

McKinley statue in California vandalized

SAN FRANCISCO — A monument of Niles native President William McKinley, which has been plagued by vandalism for years, was covered in graffiti again this week, according to the SFGATE, the online site of the San Francisco Chronicle. The statue is located in Golden Gate Park and recently ...

Parents want Bristol to add bus stops

WEST FARMINGTON — Several West Farmington parents want the Bristol Board of Education to add a few more bus stops in the community so children don’t have to walk on roads to get to their stops. More than 20 people attended the board meeting Wednesday at the West Farmington Senior ...

Warren man pleads guilty in robbery

WARREN — A Warren man pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony robbery charge. Darius Blackwell, 20, First Street SW, appeared before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald J. Rice, who ordered a background report on the defendant be compiled by the Adult Probation Department. Blackwell ...

Home shot up on southwest side

WARREN — City police are investigating a shooting in the 200 block of Oriole Place SW early Wednesday where three bullets hit the inside of a home. According to the police report, no one was injured in the 1:42 a.m. incident, but one of the bullets broke the glass of a front entry door and ...

Road in Mespo to close for pipe work

MESOPOTAMIA — Parkman Mesopotamia Road will be closed Wednesday through Sept. 22 for construction, according to a news release from the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office. The road will be closed between Parks West Road and state Route 87 for a crosspipe replacement, the release ...

Hartford road to close for parade

HARTFORD — Five Points Hartford Road between state Route 7 and Bushnell Campbell Road will be closed 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday for the Hartford Apple Festival parade. The Hartford Police Department, along with neighboring law enforcement agencies, will coordinate traffic control.

On the record – Champion

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Keith Bowser, Rex Fee and Jeff Hovanic Trustees: • Heard from Mauro Divieste, Trumbull 911 special needs coordinator, on 911’s special needs directory, which allows residents with special needs the opportunity to provide information to ...

On the record – Cortland

WHAT: Lakeview Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Donna Zuga, Mary Williams, Larry Sherer, Jennifer Nicholas and Troy Adair The board: • Approved a contract for special education and other services from Trumbull County Educational Service Center at $537,459; • Passed a motion ...

On the record – Southington

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Sam Plott and Bob Reader ABSENT: Dan Tietz Trustees: • Discussed load limits for township roads and possibly implementing a permit system for heavy vehicles. Plott said trustees will have roads tested for limits; • Approved new ...

On the record – Bazetta

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Ted Webb and Frank Parke ABSENT: Paul Hovis Trustees: • Presented a certificate of appreciation to fire Chief Dennis Lewis for his securing more than $2 million in grants for the department during his time as chief; • Approved $2,089 ...

On the record – Warren

WHAT: City Council regular meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Larry Larson, Alford Novak, John Brown Jr., Danielle Polivka, Cheryl Saffold, Eugene Mach, Eddie Colbert, Dan Sferra, Helen Rucker and Council President James Graham. ABSENT: Mark Forte Council: • Passed an ordinance increasing the ...

Pat Rogan of Greene, left, and Karen Zehr of Howland protested the death penalty Wednesday on Courthouse Square in Warren as the state executed Gary Otte, 45, for the 1992 murders of Robert Wasikowski and Sharon Kostura outside of Cleveland. Otte quoted the Bible in his final moments.
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Ohio executes man convicted of back-to-back 1992 killings

LUCASVILLE — A man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed Wednesday as family members of his victims looked on. The prison system announced the time of death for Gary Otte as 10:54 a.m. following the administration of three ...

Death penalty protesters spread message in Warren

WARREN — As they held up signs on Courthouse Square condemning state-sponsored executions, a group of women and men grew silent and bowed their heads at 10 a.m. Wednesday. At that moment, Gary Otte, 45, was being put to death at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville for the ...

High court upholds death penalty for Trumbull County murderer

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the conviction and death sentence of Trumbull County murderer David Martin. The high court unanimously upheld the murder, attempted murder and other felony convictions, while the court voted 6-1 to uphold the death sentence for Martin in the ...

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Ed Agler, volunteer director of the Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Education Center in Cortland, explains how the center helps local farmers cooperate with the many federal regulations imposed on the industry.

Agriculture center assists farmers, others

CORTLAND — The Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Education Center helps support the county’s biggest industry — agriculture — but also provides residents with a plethora of other services. The center, which grew to include an outdoor classroom this week, houses several agencies, ...

Coach accused of fondling Lordstown athletes pleads guilty

WARREN — A former volleyball and assistant girls basketball coach at Lordstown High School pleaded guilty Wednesday to a bill of information charging him in the fondling of two 13-year-old female students who were on his volleyball team last school year. Richard E. Knox, 45, Virginia Drive, ...

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Kevin Lemon, left, and Kim Chitwood, both with Tree Trimmin’ Express, load 50 cases of bottled water onto a 57-foot trailer Wednesday as part of a collection for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida. The company donated the water, the trailer and its employees’ time. Supervising the work is Joe Sofchek with the Mosquito Lake State Park Marina, where the collection is being held through Sunday.

Irma victims getting help from the county

BAZETTA — A team of volunteers is camped out at the Mosquito Lake State Park Marina, loading supplies for Hurricane Irma victims, and will be accepting donations to fill a semi-truck trailer through Sunday. Joe Sofchek, a retired Bazetta police officer, said he spends a lot of time in ...

Liberty considers water district

LIBERTY — With the water contract between Liberty and Trumbull County expiring in 2020, township officials are reviewing different water options, including possibly forming a water district. Trustee Jodi Stoyak said at Monday’s trustees meeting a section of Liberty, north of state Route ...

Warren approves fire contract; hires firm for federal lawsuit

WARREN — The contract between the International Association of Firefighters Local 204 and the city officially was ratified by City Council Wednesday, giving the firefighters the same contract approved by other city departments last year before the income tax increase was approved by ...