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Weathersfield to address parking issues

WEATHERSFIELD — After residents voiced concern about vehicles parked on narrow roads and making it difficult for emergency vehicles to get through, township trustees said they are prepared to deal with any parking problems. Trustees at their meeting Tuesday approved having vehicle parking ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County Sept. 7-13: Bazetta Michael J. and Jean A. Coffey to John M. Hoostal, 1154 Prince, $40,000 Louise Joan Burnett to Stephen and Alice H. Cooper, 3300 Trappers Trail Unit C, $74,000 Scot R. Rutledge to Rebecca Wakefield, 3361 Warren Meadville, ...

Most districts make the grade

For a school-by-school breakdown by district in Trumbull County, click here. The majority of Trumbull County’s 20 public school districts received letter grades of B or C in the latest Ohio report cards released Thursday by the Ohio Department of Education. Having overall grades for school ...

Northside nurses ratify agreement

YOUNGSTOWN — Nurses at Northside Regional Medical Center have ratified an agreement with hospital operator Steward Health Care, according to a union official. However, “due to the terms of this agreement, we cannot discuss further details,” said Molly Homan, director of communications ...

Father indicted in baby’s death

YOUNGSTOWN — An Austintown man was indicted Wednesday on murder charges in the death of an infant. Christian Sumpter, 24, 327 N. Roanoke Ave., was indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury on two counts of murder and one count each of aggravated murder and endangering children, court records ...

Local Red Cross sends aid

LIBERTY — The American Red Cross Lake to River Chapter is sending both volunteers and aid to provide assistance as Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolina coast. Melissa Papini, disaster program manager, said 19 trained volunteers from the chapter’s five-county area in northeastern ...

Mellencamp to perform at Stambaugh Auditorium in 2019

YOUNGSTOWN — John Mellencamp brings his art to Youngstown next week, and he’ll bring his music in early 2019. Mellencamp will perform Feb. 19 at Stambaugh Auditorium. The tour, billed as “The John Mellencamp Show,” will feature a mix of hits and new material. According to the press ...

Falls manager to retire as council seeks replacement

NEWTON FALLS — Village manager Jack Haney has submitted his retirement resignation effective Oct. 30, as village council has begun interviews this week for a replacement. The letter was sent to council members and officials last week and is scheduled to be on Monday’s council meeting ...

LaRosa to be sentenced Oct. 12

WARREN — Jacob LaRosa, who was found guilty in February on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and the attempted rape of an elderly woman, will be sentenced Oct. 12 by Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay. LaRosa, now 19, was 15 when he was ...

Man wanted on warrant arrested

WARREN — A Brookfield man accused of tossing drugs from a car during an Aug. 7 traffic stop, and making a comment that he’s smarter than police and he got away with something, has been arrested. Martin Halstead, 26, of Brookfield, who was charged Tuesday with two felony counts of ...

Medical marijuana licenses ‘sloppy’

COLUMBUS — The administrators responsible for issuing medical marijuana cultivator licenses violated state law and produced “sloppy” work fraught with errors, according to an audit released Thursday by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office. The Ohio Department of Commerce issued 13 ...

On the record – Bristol

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Don Mickel, Misty Berry, Kristina Stephens and Scott Chapman ABSENT: Kathie Johnson The board: • Received a $23,000 Small Rural School Achievement grant from U.S. Department of Education and a $1,300 Preschool Restoration grant ...

On the record – Farmington

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: John Dale, David Stephens and Mike Davis Trustees: • Accepted a $5,000 donation in memory of resident Joyce Beechy List to be used to purchase a thermal imaging camera for the fire department; • Hired Kyle Stern as part-time ...

On the record – Kinsman

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Greg Leonhard, Linda Miller and Fred Stahl Trustees: • Announced the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office will hold a ribbon cutting 10 a.m. Oct. 4 for the new sidewalk project completed this year on the west side of Main Street from the ...

On the record – Johnston

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Dominic Marchese, Davis Denman and James Carnes Trustees: • Reported the county paved Porter and Dunbar drives using a new process of cold mix with road grindings. Marchese said the two roads were the first in the county to be done by the ...

Military funds bill passes Senate

The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which has $7.4 million for Camp Ravenna and $8.8 million in it for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, has cleared the U.S. Senate. The bill will help pay for a machine gun range at Camp Ravenna and upgrades at the main gate ...

Rally to oppose injection wells

HUBBARD — A public anti-injection well protest / rally will be 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday to oppose the proposed Hubbard Township fracking waste injection well and other injection wells in the region. Citizens Against Injection Wells will meet in the area by Katie’s Korner Homemade Ice ...

Lakeview to hold ribbon cutting

CORTLAND — Lakeview Local Schools will celebrate the opening of their new K-8 complex with a dedication, ribbon cutting and community open house starting at 5 p.m. today. The new, two-story $31 million school is located off Wakefield Drive at the site of the former middle school. The ...

Church sound system stolen

WARREN — Police are investigating the Wednesday break-in and theft of a sound system from a church. Police were called just before 1:30 p.m. to the Eagles Can Fly Ministry, 1145 Stiles St. NW, where it was reported that a computer, two speakers, three wireless microphones and one ...

Tree takes out power lines in Warren Township

Randy Christie, 56, talks about the tree he played in as a boy in the front yard of his family home in the 3700 block of Mahoning Avenue NW, just south of the state Routes 5 / 82 bypass in Warren Township. The 50-plus-foot-high tree fell around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, taking out the electric and ...