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On the docks of Mosquito

As a frigid wind blew Tuesday afternoon, ice fishernen came to the docks at Mosquito Lake State Park marina. They said the ice around the docks was three inches thick. They were using small jigs called Pin Mins tipped with maggots and they were fishing for perch and bluegill. The bitter ...

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Niles officials to hold swearing-in ceremony NILES — Niles city officials and council will hold a swearing-in ceremony 6 p.m. today in council chambers at the safety service complex. New and returning members of council will be sworn in at the event. Incoming Niles Municipal Court Judge ...

On the record – Newton Falls Fire Board

Newton Falls WHAT: Newton Falls Joint Fire District Board meeting Dec. 19 PRESENT: Katie Carl, Doreen Lutz, Bill Irons, Rachel Moser and Mark Stimpert The Board: • Heard from fire Chief Doug Theobald that village council passed legislation that parking is only allowed on one side of ...

Trumbull families come together

WARREN — It started with a handful of donated, homemade turkeys and fixings. Now, 29 years into the Families Helping Families annual Christmas dinner, the logistics may have changed, but the spirit hasn’t. “The first year we were all peeling potatoes. The way to help was to cook a ...

Man reported dead in Warren fire

WARREN — A man was reported dead Christmas morning after a fire destroyed much of 1510 Oakdale Drive NW, according to the Warren Fire Department. The fire department did not release his name, but a supervisor said he lived in the home alone. Trumbull County auditor records state Timothy J. ...

Holiday brings Northeast blizzard

WARREN — A blanket of snow that fell late Sunday into Monday morning may not have been as much as originally predicted, but it was enough to give the Mahoning Valley a white Christmas. The National Weather Service in Cleveland recorded 0.9 inches of snow for the 24-hour period between 6 ...

Lordstown’s plants surge into top 10

LORDSTOWN — Clean Energy Future’s first power plant in Trumbull County already has benefited Lordstown Village by strengthening it tax base during a year when collections from its largest employer, General Motors, dropped by an estimated $1.5 million below what was collected in 2016. Tax ...

Can downtown downturn be reversed?

NILES — City officials and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber continue to hash out the details of a new economic development contract for 2018, but both parties said commercial revitalization of downtown Niles will be a primary focus in the years to come. For more than a decade, a ...

Santa Claus through the ages

YOUNGSTOWN — Since 1971, Logan resident George Johnson has been collecting unique Christmas memorabilia and decorations, including different images of Santa Claus over the years. Johnson, a retired public school teacher of 42 years and college professor, spoke on ‘‘The History of Santa ...

Bethlehem trek likened to today

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis in Christmas Eve remarks Sunday likened the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to the migrations of millions of people today who are forced to leave homelands for a better life, or just for survival, and he expressed hope that no one will feel “there is no ...

Blight will be focus in 2018

NILES — Aggressive pursuit of public nuisance and blighted properties in city neighborhoods will a primary focus in 2018 as the focus on economic development continues, officials said. In November, City Council approved an ordinance creating a registration to help identify and register ...

Allegiant commercial service coming to an end

Editor’s note: This is No. 7 of the top 10 stories of 2017 voted on by employees of the Tribune Chronicle. VIENNA — As 2017 closes, so too does commercial airline service at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Allegiant Air, which has provided discount leisure flights on a regular ...

Orangeville teenager to perform Jan. 1 in London

ORANGEVILLE —An Orangeville teen will be celebrating New Year’s Day a little earlier than usual as she has been selected to perform along with other cheerleaders from across the nation in London, England. Amelia Fisher, 17, a senior at Trumbull Career and Technical Center’s public ...

Man arrested in connection to robbery

NILES — Police arrested a man suspected of robbing a store at gunpoint Saturday night. Jonathon K. Smith, 37, was arrested and booked into the Trumbull County jail Saturday just before 8 p.m. on a felony charge of aggravated robbery, according to jail records. Smith is accused of robbing ...

McKinley spends Christmas in D.C.

The newspapers reported that “by courtesy and custom, as well by the calendar, Christmas is here, but the winter weather that New York families look for at Christmas time has not been here since a year ago until right upon Christmas Eve.” Christmas Day was quiet and peaceful at the White ...

Area is set for Kwanzaa celebrations

Several events and celebrations are being planned to mark the week-long celebration of Kwanzaa. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture and will be observed Tuesday through Jan. 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. The events scheduled: l 6 p.m. Tuesday, ...

Warren PD to buy 7 SUVs

WARREN — The city police department is updating its cruiser fleet with seven new SUVs that will arrive in January. The total cost of the SUVs is $194,425. Three of the vehicles — $84,127.08 of the price tag — are being paid for with funds from the Drug Law Enforcement Fund, which is ...

Richmond’s fight to play makes news

Editor’s note: This is No. 8 of the top 10 stories of 2017 voted on by employees of the Tribune Chronicle. WARREN — An online protest and a lawsuit against Youngstown State University served as one of the highlights of the Penquins’ 2017 football season as a man convicted of rape as a ...

Lucille Porter 1939-2017

NILES — Lucille Porter, 78, passed away peacefully at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 23, 2017, at her home following a long illness. She was born July 2, 1939, in Lawton, Ky., the daughter of John E. and Sarah Waggoner Wagoner. Lucille retired from the Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home after ...

Chiropractors push for drug-free pain treatment options

A deadly and costly push to bring prescription opioids into the mainstream to treat pain — despite their highly addictive nature and frequent abuse — has led to treatment plans that often don’t heal the cause of the condition and saturate communities with substances that many say led them ...