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Man helps himself to $20s at Warren coffee cafe

WARREN — Coffee Cup Cafe, 631 E. Market St., was robbed Tuesday by a man asking for change for $20 who decided to grab a handful of $20 bills instead, according to a police report. Waitress Tammy Brinkman told police a white man with brown shaggy hair and brown eyes who was wearing a ...

Open meeting, open record training offered

Members of the public, especially public employees, are invited to register for a training session on public record access and open meeting rules. The July 20 session will be held at the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, 100 E. Federal St., Suite 100, Youngstown. Registration is ...

Molten iron caused fire at Hubbard plant

HUBBARD — An Independence Day fire at a plant that produces large iron castings was caused when molten iron accidentally spilled onto the floor of the building. The 2,300-degree iron escaped from the mold while it was being poured from a large ladle overhead and ignited wood on the ...

On the record – Fowler

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Al Crabbs, Jeff Davis and Tom Carr Trustees: • Announced the fire department received a $4,650 emergency medical service grant to be used to purchase a Microsoft Service Pro computer / data entry for the fire squad at $1,200 and also for ...

On the record – Warren Township

WHAT: Township trustee special meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Ed Anthony, Kay Anderson and Ryan Yoho Trustees: • Approved Garland and Sons Excavating in Newton Falls for demolition of two properties at 716 Riverview Drive at $4,000 and 595 North Orris Road at $4,200. Anderson said the ...

On the record – Weathersfield

WHAT: Board of Education meeting June 29 PRESENT: Aaron Wallace, Tim Gleason, Cheryl Basista, Mark Bodo and Joshua Garris The Board: • Hired Lisa Spalding as seventh / eighth grade science teacher on one-year contract; • Hired Jennifer Stith as assistant athletic director; • ...

On the record – Bristol

WHAT: Township trustee meeting June 26 PRESENT: Doug Seemann, Ramon French and Mark Webb Trustees: • Are working on veterans memorial gardens at Evergreen and Sager cemeteries. Plans are to have the memorial at Evergreen completed by this fall and at Sager next spring in time for ...

On the record – Champion

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Doug Emerine, Rex Fee and Brian Bugos Trustees: • Gave final reading for placing a 1.2-mill, five-year renewal fire levy on the November general election ballot. The levy will generate $144,249 for day-to-day needs of the department. Fee ...

Lakeview OKs teachers pact

CORTLAND — The Lakeview Board of Education has approved a new three-year contract with the district’s teachers association. Board President Larry Sherer said Thursday the three-year agreement, effective through August 2021, will include a 2.25 percent increase in the first and second ...

Making a splash

Daniel D’Errico of Girard cools off from this week’s sweltering temperatures by swinging through the water at Willow Lake in Champion Township Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to start to cool down, with clouds and rain moving in today and a high of about 88. By the weekend, ...

Car pulled from pond

GREENE — The Trumbull County dive team made a holiday dive into a Greene Township pond to investigate a car spotted in the water by a passerby. The Chevrolet Camaro was in a pond on private property on the south side of state Route 87 just west of state Route 11. It caught the attention of ...

Snake adds cost to water project

WARREN — Another $10,000 was added to a $15 million waterline project scheduled to get underway Monday because a snake labeled endangered by the state may live near the installation path. The Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake may live or travel in Farmington and Southington townships along ...

Heat doesn’t dull holiday festivities

Save for maybe one tiny king so bothered by Wednesday’s heat he just wanted to go home, temperatures reaching into the 90s weren’t deterring visitors at area Fourth of July festivities. Turnout was good at area parades, band concerts, turtle races, pet costume contests, kiddie tractor ...

Falls to set drone limits

NEWTON FALLS — Concerned with an uptick in complaints about small remote-controlled aircaft trolling through the skies above Newton Falls neighborhoods, council this week took the first step to rein in drone use. Council gave first reading Monday to an ordinance that will address concerns, ...

Powering up associate’s degree

WARREN — There is much talk these days about a skills gap — a lack of qualified employees to fill jobs in the skilled trades. But don’t tell that to Ohio Edison. Through a partnership with Kent State University at Trumbull in Warren and Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio Edison, a ...

Burglary thwarted, man fires weapon at witnesses

WARREN TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating an early Tuesday morning attempted burglary after people discovered a man trying to get into a Miller Street home who then shot at them. Police Chief Don Bishop said around 2 a.m., residents at a home at 1095 Miller St. and neighbors reported they ...

Truck chase leads to arrest

YOUNGSTOWN — A Berlin Center man is being held in the Mahoning County Jail after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say he led them on a chase inside a vehicle stolen from Warren before crashing through a fence and into a field. Andrew McCourt was booked into Mahoning County Jail Wednesday. ...

Remembrance to be held

NEWTON FALLS — A memorial for murder victim Everett Greathouse, killed July 6, 2012, at age 15 in Newton Falls, will be held 6 p.m. today at the Everett Greathouse Memorial Garden in the village park. Organizers said the event is being held to remember the victim, who was part of a ...

Falls changes trash contractor after close vote

NEWTON FALLS — Newton Falls will be inking a contract with a new trash hauler for the village after a close vote Monday did not seek to renew the expiring contract with existing hauler, Republic Services. That contract ends July 31. Council instead this week approved a trash collection ...

On the record – Braceville

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Rebecca Rood, Dennis Kuchta and Jeff Tucker Trustees: • Heard from resident Pam Karousis of Anderson Anthony Road a neighbor moved a permanent structure away from her property line. She has told trustees she has spent the past year ...