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On the record – Bazetta

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Paul Hovis, Frank Parke and Ted Webb Trustees: • Promoted Corey Burns and Zach Dzurinda to full-time patrolman effective July 1. Burns was sworn in by Chief Michael Hovis and Dzurinda will be sworn in at a later date; • Received a ...

Falls school treasurer resigns

NEWTON FALLS — The Newton Falls Board of Education at a special meeting Tuesday accepted the resignation of treasurer Jonathan Pusateri effective July 20. Last October, Pusateri, of Mogadore, was hired by the district to replace Dawn Meeks, who accepted a position with Sebring schools ...

Pedestrian hit by car in Newton Falls

NEWTON FALLS — A pedestrian crossing the street near the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Warren Road was hit by a car Tuesday afternoon. A fire department spokesman said they received a call around 4:15 p.m. of a person hit by a car in the 200 block of Arlington Avenue. The adult ...

Section of state Route 305 to close

CHAMPION — The Ohio Department of Transportation is closing a 6.3-mile stretch of state Route 305 between state Route 534 in Southington and state Route 45 in Champion starting today through mid-August so construction crews can replace several culverts on the route. ODOT’s recommended ...

Tues. 11:10 a.m.: After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team out of cave

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in northern Thailand has saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver ...

Trump selects Kavanaugh for court

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court Monday night, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court ever further to the right. A favorite ...

Opposing group collects signatures

LORDSTOWN — The group opposing the zoning changes needed for the proposed TJX HomeGoods distribution center has rented the community room inside village hall to collect signatures for a referendum vote. Opponents need to collect at least 124 valid signatures from registered voters in ...

Four more boys get out of cave

MAE SAI, Thailand — The leaders overseeing the desperate and dangerous rescue of 12 young soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave labyrinth in northern Thailand were only half joking when they quipped that success was in the hands of the rain god Phra Pirun. They were celebrating ...

Newspaper staffer remembered at funeral

The mother of one of the victims of the Capital Gazette shooting, Beth Rittenour of Warren, said Rebecca Smith was “everything you want in a daughter.” “Smart, beautiful, talented, everything you want in a daughter,” Rittenour said through tears after the visitation Sunday in Dundalk, ...

Appeal made to Supreme Court in Danny Lee Hill case

WARREN — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the case of convicted murderer Danny Lee Hill, who, under a lower court’s decision, stands to be removed from Ohio’s death row. The request, sought by Trumbull County ...

Judge Gysegem makes plea to council

WARREN — A Warren Municipal Court judge is asking city council to support his effort to make addiction-suppressing medications a part of a substance user’s probation by creating a new position in the court. The new hire would be the coordinator for the medical assistance treatment program ...

Historic salt springs marked in Weathersfield

WEATHERSFIELD — Wanting to highlight the natural salt spring on Salt Springs Road, the Mineral Ridge Historical Society has dedicated an Ohio History Connection historical marker at Kerr Cemetery. Marcie Buchanan, president of the society, said the salt spring was located about a mile west ...

Ex-chief faces hit-skip charge

CORTLAND — Former police Chief Gary Mink is scheduled to be arraigned 9 a.m. Wednesday in Central District Court in connection to a June 24 hit-skip crash. According to police, a 2012 Jeep Wrangler went off the road on state Route 46 near Tamer Win Golf and Country Club, into a ditch and ...

Girard economic committee to meet

GIRARD — Girard’s economic development committee will meet at 6:15 p.m. today at the Girard Free Library to discuss several initiatives for growth and future development in the city. Councilwoman Lily Martuccio, D-at Large and committee chairwoman, said businesses and residents are ...

Girard finalizing union contract

GIRARD — Girard school officials are finalizing new three-year agreements with the district’s certified and classified unions. The board will meet Thursday with representatives of the Girard Education Association, which represents 119 teachers. Meanwhile, members of the local Ohio ...

Girard approves waterline project

GIRARD — With Girard providing water to sections of Liberty, city council Monday approved contributing $37,500 to get a waterline replaced on East Drive in the township. Mayor James Melfi said although Liberty trustees have been at odds with the city over water rates charged to township ...

On the record – Kinsman

WHAT: Trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Greg Leonhard, Fred Stahl and Linda Miller Trustees: • Announced they are cracking down on violators of the recycling bins at the township garage on state Route 87. People have dropped off garbage and non-recyclables. Leonhard said cameras are at ...

On the record – LaBrae

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Tim Gibson, Virginia Blaney, Diane Duncan, Gary Morton and Russell Sewell The board: • Approved Great Lakes Biomedical of Perrysburg for student drug testing for high school students who take part in athletics, band and have parking ...

Fairgrounds undergo some improvements

BAZETTA — When the Trumbull County Fairgrounds open today, fairgoers and exhibitors will see improvements to the grounds. In recent years, areas like the milking parlor and restrooms have been renovated, and this year, the Historical Village, which hosts the opening ceremony and various ...

Program could help treat drug offenders, rather than just jail them

WARREN — Working to reduce the grip drugs have on residents will be the focus of a new program proposed by Warren Municipal Court Judge Thomas Gysegem. “What we want to do is to focus on treatment for offenders, instead of (just) sending them to jail,” Gysegem said. “If this is ...