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On the record – Kinsman

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Greg Leonhard, Fred Stahl and Linda Miller Trustees: • Scheduled an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the township road department garage with representatives of the Ohio Department of Transportation and Trumbull County ...

On the record – Howland

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Dr. James Lapolla and Matthew Vansuch ABSENT: Rick Clark Trustees: • Approved the township to participate in the Trumbull County Transit 2019 Program. According to trustee Dr. James Lapolla, each township or municipality ...

On the record – Southington

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Cindy Speaker, Sam Plott and Dan Tietz Trustees: • Are reviewing seven miles of township roads to be chipped and sealed this year. Road Supervisor Bruce Mollohan said being submitted to the county engineer’s office for review are ...

Man sentenced for repeated rapes

WARREN — A man accused of raping a girl numerous times when she was 6 pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts of rape, according to Trumbull County Common Pleas Court records. David W. Fennell, 62, of Masury, was scheduled to go on trial Monday. He was sentenced to 10-years-to-life in ...

Ex-DARE officer pleads not guilty

WARREN — The former Vienna police sergeant who resigned from his position as a school resource officer last month pleaded not guilty to numerous charges in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Michael Sheehy, 32, Highlawn Avenue, Warren, is facing six felony charges — two counts of ...

Canfield standoff ends in suicide

CANFIELD — A man died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound following what is being reported as a standoff with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WKBN TV-27. Deputies were serving an eviction notice Wednesday morning at the home ...

Speed camera company to pay Hubbard Township officers

WARREN — In an effort to encourage more part-time officers to take shifts running Hubbard Township’s mobile speed camera system, the township raised its pay by $10 per hour, but not at the township’s expense. Blue Line Solutions, the Tennessee-based company contracted with the township ...

10 died of January drug overdoses

WARREN — Ten people died from accidental drug overdoses in January, according to information released Wednesday by the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office. Three women and seven men died, and they were between the ages of 34 and 64. Six died from fentanyl and four died from a mixture of ...

Man overdoses with year-old in back seat

WARREN — A 25-year-old man found passed out and slumped over the center console of a 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo with a crying 1-year-old in the rear passenger seat pleaded not guilty to child endangering during a video arraignment Wednesday afternoon. Corey Batton, 140 Bane St. SW, is to ...

Kinsman trustees to meet on zone change

KINSMAN — Township trustees will hold a public hearing 6 p.m. today at the township hall for a zone change from residential to commercial for property off state Route 7 where Dollar General wants to relocate. Trustee Greg Leonhard said Dollar General has a store off Route 7, but wants to ...

Woman cited in crash with semi on Route 11

VIENNA — A Youngstown woman was charged with changing lanes without caution after she was struck from behind by a semi tanker truck on state Route 11 Wednesday morning, according to the Warren post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A report from the patrol states Braneisha Madison, 23, ...

Damaged lawn leads to Warren man’s arrest

WARREN — An investigation of a truck damaging the front yard, siding and gutters of a Kenilworth Avenue NW property led to the arrest of a man accused of driving a stolen Ford Explorer from Newark, New Jersey, to Warren, according to a police report. Rahshmond Early, 25, 376 Kenilworth ...

Residents warned of scam calls from sheriff

HOWLAND — A township resident who received a call from someone posing as a Trumbull County Sheriff’s deputy who told him he needed to go to the Trumbull County Courthouse and post a $3,000 bond or go to jail for 45 days learned the call was fake. Pasquale J. Contestabile, 2929 Hoffman ...

Barn’s demolition hastened by fire

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP — An abandoned barn in the process of being torn down was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening, according to the Eagle Joint Fire District. No one was hurt when some brush caught fire behind a barn at 7440 Chestnut Ridge Road, the report states.

Celebrities, coaches charged in college bribery scheme

BOSTON — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation’s most selective schools. Federal authorities ...

Planning report does not place blame on any party

CLICK HERE to read the entire report WARREN — A report detailing an investigation into claims made by the director of the Trumbull County Planning Commission against other county officials describes failures in communication and a reluctance to repair working relationships, but falls short ...

Newton Falls board rejects bids on timbering

NEWTON FALLS — The Newton Falls Board of Education has rejected all nine bids they received to harvest timber on 42 acres of primeval forest because of an oversight regarding the Ohio Revised Code. “We just didn’t know at the time that we had to put it out for public auction,” said ...

Girard nixes auditor’s suggestions for cameras

GIRARD — City council by a 6-0 vote Monday rejected the speed camera disbursement percentages recommended by Auditor Sam Zirafi and will instead re-introduce new disbursement legislation at the next meeting that will include 7 percent for recreational needs. Members of city council are ...

Family escapes overnight blaze

HUBBARD — An overnight fire at 627 Moore St. destroyed a single-family, ranch-style home on the city’s northeast side. Hubbard Eagle Joint Fire District responded to the 911 call around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. The department was notified by several witnesses. One caller said the flames were ...

Bazetta cemetery cleanup slows

BAZETTA — Township officials have been slowed in their efforts to clean up Hillside Cemetery in the wake of a rare EF-1 tornado that hit the area Jan. 8. At Tuesday’s township trustee meeting, Road Superintendent Mark Tempesta said the removal of dozens of trees and limbs has been hampered ...