Local News

Flooding sends residents from homes

BRACEVILLE — Boats were called out to help evacuate some homes in Braceville and Leavittsburg as heavy rains caused Eagle Creek to overflow its banks Monday. Evacuations were necessary along McConnell East, Braceville Robinson and Eagle Creek roads. Trumbull County 911 dispatched fire ...

Suit contests speed camera tickets

GIRARD — A class-action lawsuit claims the City of Girard collected invalid fines from traffic camera citations because the speed limit was changed. The lawsuit claims that although construction on a portion of Interstate 80 in Girard ended on Dec. 7, speed cameras continued to issue ...

Village looking at impact of GM

LORDSTOWN — Village officials say it is too early to determine what the full economic impact of the elimination of GM’s second shift will have on village government and the services it provides. Village Clerk William Blank said it is difficult to project the losses in tax revenues from GM ...

One escapee caught, second still at large

WARREN — Police recaptured one of two men who escaped from a minimum-security lockup in Warren, while a second escapee remains at large. Joshua Keenan, 25, of Garrettsville was booked into Portage County Jail at 9:28 p.m. Monday on a charge of escape, according to a Portage County Jail ...

Liberty looks at options for road problems

LIBERTY — With large potholes and eroded surfaces peppering township roads, trustees are reviewing options of what they can do both short-term and long-term. More than 35 residents attended Monday’s township trustees meeting to complain that their roads are getting worse. The main ...

YSU player wants off offender list

COLUMBUS — A judge will decide whether a man convicted as a juvenile of raping a 16-year-old girl during an alcohol-fueled party should be removed from Ohio’s sex offender listings, as allowed by law. Judge Thomas Lipps scheduled a hearing Thursday in juvenile court in Steubenville in ...

Police chase stolen car through communities

WARREN — Police chased a stolen vehicle Sunday — at speeds that sometimes approached 100 mph — from Warren through Lordstown, into North Jackson and through Weathersfield Township before abandoning pursuit for safety reasons. The vehicle’s owner, Darryl R. Ulicny, 64, of Vienna, ...

At a glance

Crime victims vigil set in Warren WARREN — Parents of Murdered Children will hold a Crime Victims Vigil 7 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, 309 North Park Ave. The event will honor those who have lost their lives to violence. The speaker will be Magistrate Anthony Sertick of ...

Warren Rotary beautifies the city with 100 trees

WARREN — Seeking to give back to the community while beautifying the city, members of the Warren Rotary Club this weekend spent time planting 100 trees in five different parks to celebrate the club’s 100th anniversary. Bob Hoy, club member and chairman of the tree-planting event, said ...

Water rates could go up in Lordstown

LORDSTOWN — Shortfalls in the Village Water Department’s income, caused mainly by cutbacks at the local General Motors plant, has moved the Board of Public Affairs to consider increasing the per 1,000 gallon rate by at least 10 cents for Lordstown water customers. “The water department ...

River Rock diversifies in 2018 lineup

WARREN — Sunrise Entertainment may need to change the name to River Rock, Country and R&B at the Amp for the 2018 season. The 12 shows planned from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend represent one of the more diverse lineups in the nine-year history of the series. “We ...

Bazetta, NF seek levies for parks, roads

While Bazetta Township officials are seeking to raise monies from a levy for park and recreation needs in the community, Newton Falls village officials are hoping to pass a levy to fund road improvement projects. Residents of both communities are being asked to support levies in the May 8 ...

Event keeps memories alive of Holocaust, its victims and survivors

YOUNGSTOWN — Keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive is essential so future generations never forget what happened to their ancestors in the 1930s and 1940s. Several speakers at the Holocaust Memorial ceremony at the Jewish Community Center on Sunday expressed this thought amid concerns ...

Police search for escapees from NEOCAP facility

WARREN — City police were searching late Sunday for two inmates who escaped the Northeast Ohio Community Alternative Program (NEOCAP) facility in southeast Warren. A Trumbull County 911 report states police are looking for Joshua Keenan, 25, of Garrettsville, and Tyler Bianca, 23, of ...

Frequency change affects WKBN signal

Some television viewers may need to reset their televisions in order to keep watching WKBN-TV. The Youngstown CBS affiliate is changing its frequency April 23. The Federal Communications Commission regulates free, over the air, broadcast TV stations and can mandate frequency changes. Those ...

Darkest hour of McKinley presidency

Recently, I enjoyed watching actor Gary Oldman portray Winston Churchill in the 2017 war drama, “The Darkest Hour.” It’s an account of Churchill’s early days as prime minister of Great Britain when he must decide whether to negotiate or go to war as Adolf Hitler’s Nazi army sweeps ...

Orange barrel season

WARREN — Ohio’s unofficial fifth season — construction season — will be in full-swing soon as evidenced by the orange barrels and signs popping up in all corners of Trumbull and Mahoning counties. This year, the Ohio Department of Transportation has 26 upcoming and ongoing projects in ...

Road construction projects in the Valley this season

Road construction happening in Trumbull and Mahoning counties this season • Resurface Salt Springs and South Leavitt roads in Lordstown Cost: $700,000 Start date: April 2018 Completion date: June 2018 • Construct a westbound right-turn lane on Tibbetts Wick Road at U.S. 422 and ...

Attorney: Recovery houses protected

Homes where people in the recovery process stay after detoxing are becoming more numerous and have stirred up controversy in one local neighborhood where township officials have an attorney researching their options. “The goal is to get them shut down,” said Edward Anthony, Warren ...

The future of the Cruze

WARREN — On Friday, General Motors announced the elimination of one of the two remaining shifts at the Lordstown complex and the laying-off of approximately 1,500 workers, which is about half the plant’s workforce. Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze, including the sedan produced in Lordstown ...