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ODOT announces traffic plans for East Market Street

HOWLAND — The Ohio Department of Transporation released plans Monday that would make left turns possible from the state Route 82 east exit ramp to East Market Street. The proposal is to install a traffic signal and a concrete median to separate the eastbound East Market Street into a left ...

Northside nurses to vote Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN — Nurses at Northside Regional Medical Center will vote Wednesday on a tentative agreement with Steward Health Care, according to a union spokeswoman. Molly Homan, director of communications for the Ohio Nurses Association, was tight-lipped Monday on the contents of the proposed ...

UAW retirees say next governor won’t affect GM

GIRARD — Two retirees of United Auto Workers Local 1112 at the General Motors Complex in Lordstown said they don’t think the next governor of Ohio will have much influence on the automaker regarding the future of the plant. The men said the decision will depend on General Motors, not a ...

Former Warren woman dies in ATV accident

WARREN — Former Warren resident Deanna C. Kuzenko, 28, died Saturday from injuries she received in an ATV accident near Meadville, Pa. Kuzenko, of Cochranton Pa., was a 2008 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, according to her obituary on Staton-Borowski Funeral Home’s ...

Warren woman reports rape

WARREN — A Warren woman, 36, reported to police she was a victim of rape, according to a police report. The woman told police the rape happened between 2 p.m. Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday, according to the report. Police were called to Trumbull Memorial Hospital to speak with the woman and ...

Man robbed at gunpoint on Mahoning Ave.

WARREN — A man, 43, reported he was hit twice in the head with a handgun and robbed of $700 outside Quick Shop, 960 Mahoning Ave. NW, according to a police report. Police were called just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday to the man’s home on Greenfield Street NW, where he told them he cashed a ...

TJX court hearing today

WARREN — A hearing on a permanent injunction in the case challenging state legislation that fast-forwarded a referendum on zoning changes for the proposed TJX HomeGoods distribution center is set for 10 a.m. today in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Opponents argue sections of the bill ...

Warren man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend

WARREN — A Warren man accused of attacking his pregnant girlfriend is free on $1,500 bond, according to court records. Michael R. Moore, 29, 191 Charles Ave. NE, made his first appearance Monday in Warren Municipal Court on a charge of domestic violence, court records show. Because the ...

Girard officials to address flooding

GIRARD — Officials will be looking into whether water lines were blocked or open following two recent heavy rains that flooded roads and basements in parts of the city. Donna Stasko of East Liberty Street told city council Monday she and other residents in the 600 block of the street had ...

Despite heavy rain, flooding at minimum

WARREN — Despite several days of steady rain, few local roads flooded, according to local police dispatching centers. Perhaps the only road closed Monday because of flooding was the exit ramp from Interstate 80 east to state Route 62, but it opened later in the day. About 3.5 inches of ...

On the record: Fowler

WHAT: Trustees meeting Monday PRESENT: Tom Carr, Al Crabbs and Jeff Davis Trustees: • Named Brian Gates as the new zoning inspector. Gates, who will earn $500 per month, replaces longtime zoning inspector Nancy Shook, who resigned. Shook was recognized for her service to the township; ...

On the record: LaBrae

WHAT: School board meeting Monday PRESENT: Russell Sewell, Virginia Blaney, Diane Duncan and Tim Gibson ABSENT: Gary Morton The board: • Approved Grace Fellowship Church to use the school complex auditorium and miscellaneous rooms for church services 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. ...

Community works to end killing

WARREN — Police, community members and religious leaders fed up with violence in Warren are partnering to find ways to stop the killing and solve unsolved homicides in the city. In recent weeks, family members of homicide victims and members of the Trumbull County Interdenominational ...

Veteran flew perilous missions

BRACEVILLE — C. Russ Carpenter misses flying and he said the only repercussions he’s experienced from serving his country as a helicopter pilot are tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and a bad back that required major surgery. Carpenter, 74, who reached the rank of chief warrant officer 5, ...

9/11 prompts some to build lives in Ohio, around country

NEW YORK — On 9/11, Stephen Feuerman saw the World Trade Center aflame through the window of his Empire State Building office and watched, transfixed, as a second fireball burst from the twin towers. He ran through the 78th floor urging everyone to get out, thinking their skyscraper could ...

Ohio misses deadline for medical pot program

COLUMBUS — While Ohio blew past the deadline Saturday for rolling out its medical marijuana program, the pot industry is confident greener days are coming soon. It’s not uncommon for states’ marijuana programs to be delayed, sometimes for years, by legal, regulatory or logistical snags, ...

McKinley: Trip gives hint of presidential life

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. The early September trip to Paterson, N.J., offered a glimpse into the various elements of presidential life. While the trip was a welcome respite to the ...

Ridge man arrested after standoff

MINERAL RIDGE — A Weathersfield man was taken into custody Sunday night, according to Trumbull County Jail records, after allegedly holding a gun to his wife’s head before threatening suicide. Weathersfield Township police responded to a call just before 5:30 p.m., a Trumbull County 911 ...

This week in history: Calf exhibit highlights 1919 fair

99 years ago in 1919: • One of the most interesting features of the Warren Fair included the Trumbull Calf Club exhibit of Holestein calves, including a papier mache talking cow that gave real milk, drawn by an attendant and told about the records of the $60,000 bull owned by William Coale. ...

Tires set to be collected curbside

NILES — The city will hold curbside tire pickup today through Friday with tires to be placed at curbside with pickup 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. The schedule is 1st Ward today, 2nd Ward Tuesday, 3rd Ward Wednesday, 4th Ward Thursday and all wards Friday. Service Director Anthony Flarey ...