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Hubbard mayor won’t run again

HUBBARD — Having served the past seven years as Hubbard’s mayor and more than 20 years as a member of city council, John Darko announced this week he will finish his remaining year as mayor and not seek re-election. “It is time to move on and close this chapter in my life,” Darko ...

Bazetta to review coverage options

BAZETTA — An insurance committee will be reviewing two health / medical insurance options at 9 a.m. today at township hall before making a recommendation to the township trustees. During a special meeting this week, Trustee Chairman Ted Webb said trustees heard presentations from ...

Brookfield to get state funding

BROOKFIELD — Township trustees on Monday approved Ohio Public Works Commission funding for a safety and drainage project to address flooding in the Rose Avenue neighborhood. The state grant will be $58,379, with the township providing a matching $25,913. Trustee Ron Haun said the 41 ...

On the record — Champion

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Rex Fee, Brian Bugos and Doug Emerine Trustees: • Approved a new three-year agreement through 2021 with Southington Township to provide emergency medical service to Southington at cost of $27,500 the first year and $30,000 the second and ...

Children found in feces-filled apartment

WARREN — Police filed a report with Trumbull County Children Services on Tuesday stating that 7-month-old children are living in an odor-filled Benton Street SE apartment that had exposed animal feces. No charges were filed against the residents. Officers went to 1946 Benton St. SE ...

Nurses union funds YSU endowment

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association, which represented nurses at Northside Regional Medical Center in Youngstown for more than 50 years, is donating $300,000 to establish a scholarship endowment for nursing students at Youngstown State University. “With the ...

Cortland plans for road, waterline projects

CORTLAND — City council has given the needed approval to seek funding to proceed with road paving and waterline projects in 2019. Council at their meeting Monday approved submitting an application to the Ohio Public Works Commission state capital improvement and transportation program ...

On the record – Brookfield

WHAT: Township trustee meeting, Monday PRESENT: Ron Haun, Gary Lees and Dan Suttles Trustees: • Approved $1,114 to update the Firefighter Passport for Accountability System which is used by firefighters to locate firefighters during a fire scene or emergency situation. The ...

On the record — Fowler

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Tom Carr and Albert Crabbs ABSENT: Jeff Davis Trustees: • Approved purchase of a new plow, salt spreader and hydraulics for the dump truck at Quality Truck Body and Equipment Company in Youngstown at $21,109; • Heard from fire ...

On the record — Niles

WHAT: City council meeting, Wednesday PRESENT: Barry Steffey, Michael Lastic, Al Cantola, Ryan McNaughton, Barry Profato, Sheri Smith, Linda Marchese, Patrick Kearney, Mayor Steve Mientkiewicz Council: • Adopted a resolution in support of the General Motors Lordstown facility; • ...

On the record — Vienna

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Heidi Brown, Phil Pegg and Rich Daczenso Trustees: • Approved purchase of turnout gear at $6,759 from Warren Fire Equipment paid with a grant; • Appointed Kim Ellis as an alternate to the zoning board; • Recognized volunteer ...

Young people honored for service

WARREN — John F. Kennedy High School senior Gannon Fridley said he was “totally surprised” when he was named this year’s top Twenty Under 20 on Tuesday and plans to donate the $500 award he received to Earth Angel Farms, where he volunteers. The Tribune Chronicle, Akron Children’s ...

Official: No plan in place if St. Joseph hospital leaves Warren

WARREN — There is no plan by Warren officials for the existing St. Joseph Warren Hospital on Eastland Avenue NE if plans to build a new Mercy Health hospital in the proposed expansion of the Eastwood Mall complex proceed, said the city’s safety service director. And if the hospital system ...

Raw sewage cleanup begins near Sam’s Club

WARREN — Tom Dodrill was walking his beagle, Brandy, in the damp wooded area behind Sam’s Club on Monday when he smelled something funny. “After working around sewage treatment plants, I know the smell of raw sewage,” Dodrill said. A construction worker for Laborers International ...

NAACP touts youth activism, pride at fest

WARREN — Encouraging youth empowerment and involvement, Trumbull County NAACP’s Youth Chapter held a winter wonderland festival Saturday at the Trumbull Community Action Program building that featured more than a half-dozen vendors and organizations providing often locally-produced ...

Historical society to get new digs

WARREN — The Trumbull County Historical Society will purchase the historic Owen Morgan House from the city of Warren for $1 to complete an expansion project. The historical society is based out of the John Stark Edwards House on Monroe Street NW. Executive Director Meghan Reed said they ...

Woman, 62, charged with inducing panic at hospitals

WARREN — A woman charged with inducing panic after police said she called in bomb threats to two city hospitals had a plea of not guilty filed for her by Warren Municipal Court Judge Thomas Gysegem Tuesday afternoon. Linda Huey, 62, 182 High St. NE, Apt. 501, was still at the Trumbull ...

Some YSU students first turned away from dorm during lockdown

YOUNGSTOWN — Some Youngstown State University students who were trying to seek shelter during the campus lockdown on Monday were initially turned away from a student dormitory. Veronica Hall, 21, a senior at YSU, said she was among a group of about 15 students who were told they ...

U.S. Rep. Ryan to meet with GM CEO Mary Barra

U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, will meet today with General Motors CEO Mary Barra to discuss the future of the Lordstown plant. On Nov. 26, GM announced it would unallocate five of its facilities, including Lordstown, affecting more than 14,700 jobs nationwide and 1,500 jobs ...

Bazetta trustees discuss failed levies for park, roads

BAZETTA — Township trustees met Tuesday to discuss the road and park levies that failed in the Nov. 6 election. “No action has been taken yet,” said Trustee Chairman Ted Webb. “We are investigating further ways to approach them.” The road levy would have raised $2.1 million ...