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Prayers, protests mark quake anniversary

BROOKFIELD — Members of a local group against injection wells and fracking gathered in the frigid air Thursday for a prayer vigil to remember a Dec. 31, 2011, earthquake that hit parts of the Mahoning Valley. About 10 area residents, holding signs with the messages ‘‘Earthquakes Can’t ...

Man arrested in forced-labor case

TOLEDO (AP) — A man accused of taking part in a scheme to smuggle teenagers into the U.S. and force them to work at an egg farm for little pay is in custody after being arrested at the Mexican border, federal prosecutors announced. The teens from Guatemala were kept as virtual slave ...

Man is charged in alleged attack

WARREN — A Warren man was charged with felonious assault after his girlfriend accused him of choking her and hitting her with an iron skillet Wednesday at a Lancer Court NW home, a Warren police report states. Warren Municipal Court records show an assault warrant has been filed against ...

Agenda

• BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold special meeting 8 a.m. today at the township hall for an executive session on township personnel.

Resident chases burglars away

BURGHILL — Two men who attempted to break into property along Custer-Orangeville Road early Wednesday morning were chased away by one of the residents, according to a Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office report. Deputies were called to the home about 2 a.m. and talked to the resident who said ...

Man robs Liberty Subway

LIBERTY — Township police are looking for the man who Thursday afternoon robbed the Subway located at 3134 Belmont Ave. A Trumbull County 911 supervisor confirmed the robbery took place about 4:30 p.m., and she said the robber drove away in a white SUV. However, the supervisor did not give ...

Warren offers tree recycling

WARREN — Christmas trees may be recycled 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday through Feb. 1 at Bob’s Tree Service, 1052 N. River Road, city officials announced. All decorations and other items must be removed from the trees before they are dropped off.

On the record — Cortland, McDonald

Cortland WHAT: City council special meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Deidre Petrosky, James Edwards, Patti Keller, Don Moore, Kevin Piros, Scott Rowley and Mayor James Woofter ABSENT: Dennis Linville Council: • Gave second reading to entering into an agreement with MS Consultants to ...

Mother Nature pummels northern US

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, even setting a record in a Minnesota city so cold it’s called the Icebox of the Nation, and will stay put for days to come as snow-hardened Erie digs out from a record ...

Remains found in Bristol yet to be identified

BRISTOL — The Trumbull County Coroner’s Office has sought outside help to identify human remains found Christmas Day in a wooded area off Mahan Denman Road. Deputies with the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office were called just after 3 p.m. Monday to 2089 Mahan Denman Road by Alan T. ...

Man arrested at clinic after alleged attack

WARREN — A man was arrested Wednesday morning at a Methadone clinic after his live-in girlfriend reported he assaulted her before she came to the clinic. James J. Chambers, 51, pleaded not guilty to a charge of felonious assault during a video arraignment later Wednesday before Warren ...

Man to be tried on murder charges in girlfriend’s death

WARREN — The man accused of shooting and then dropping off his mortally wounded girlfriend at Trumbull Memorial Hospital before leaving the scene Nov. 12, 2016, has been declared fit for his murder trial, which is scheduled for May 29, 2018. Shaun R. Simpson Sr., 24, of Warren, appeared ...

YSU gets a $1.5 million gift

YOUNGSTOWN — Bruce Beeghly, former chairman of the Youngstown State University board of trustees, and his wife, Nancy, have pledged $1.5 million to the school to support the Beeghly College of Education. The donation — part of YSU’s “We See Tomorrow” campaign to make $100 million in ...

Mother charged after girl, 6, shot in hand

WARREN — A Warren mother was charged Wednesday with obstruction of official business after Warren police were called to the emergency room of St. Joseph Warren Hospital on Friday to investigate the shooting of her 6-year-old daughter. Warren Municipal Court records show that Amber R. ...

Man found dead in car was shot, autopsy finds

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — The coroner’s office issued a cause of death for a man who died Dec. 20 following a shooting and high-speed car crash. Larry Maurice Smith, 34, who was the victim of a shooting that occurred about 8:45 p.m. at the apartment complex at 425 Southern Blvd., was ...

Autopsy slated for man in fire

WARREN — The man found dead inside his burning home Christmas morning is expected to be autopsied today, according to the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office. Timothy Marcu, 59, was found Monday morning just inside the door at 1510 Oakdale Drive NW and pulled outside by firefighters, but was ...

Agenda

• MAHONING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS board meeting 10 a.m. today in hearing room and staff meeting 11 a.m. at county administration building. • HOWLAND TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a year-end meeting 7 a.m. Friday at township hall. • VIENNA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a year-end meeting 8 ...

Shooting victim’s autopsy expected

WARREN — An autopsy on Scott Rockenfelder Jr., 28, who was shot and killed Tuesday near the intersection of Main Avenue SW and Second Street SW, is expected to happen over the weekend, according to the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office. The shooting happened just before 2:30 a.m. near 1211 ...

Prayer event will recall 2011 quake

BROOKFIELD — Supporters of FrackFree America National Coalition, based in Youngstown, will hold a prayer service 1 p.m. today at the gazebo on the village green at Brookfield Center. The event will be conducted by the Rev. Monica Beasley-Martin to commemorate the upcoming sixth anniversary ...

Bristol school board has opening

BRISTOL — The Bristol Board of Education is seeking to fill a vacant board seat held by John Hickey, who resigned effective Sunday. The vacant seat will have two years left of a four-year term. Letters of interest from residents in the school district will be accepted at the board office ...