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South Bedford Road sewer project to start

BROOKFIELD — Six years after residents on South Bedford Road petitioned Trumbull County for help, a sanitary sewer project is ready to proceed. Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday gave approval to Gary Newbrough to issue Rudzik Excavating of Struthers a notice to proceed on the ...

Intentional fire damages vacant house

WARREN — A house at 365 First St. SW was intentionally set on fire early Friday morning, according to fire Chief Ken Nussle. Nussle said the fire was called in by a neighbor just before 3 a.m. The exterior at the rear of the vacant house was where the fire started. It spread to the second ...

Johnston trustee meeting rescheduled

JOHNSTON — Johnston Township trustees scheduled a special meeting 9 a.m. Sunday to appoint a new fiscal officer, said Trustee Dominic Marchese. In order to give the new appointee time to prepare items for the next trustee meeting, the regular meeting scheduled Monday will be moved to 6:30 ...

New wastewater manager begins

WARREN — The new Trumbull County wastewater collection superintendent begins work Monday at $62,496 a year. Josh B. Goodridge is leaving his position as utilities superintendent for Tallmadge, and also served as the regional water superintendent in Portage County. He worked also for St. ...

Six reasons why you should get a Realtor

It’s a slow Sunday morning. You’ve just brewed your Nespresso and popped open your laptop to check out the latest home listings before you hit the road for a day of open houses. You’re DIYing this real estate thing, and you think you’re doing pretty well — after all, any info you ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County June 29-July 5: Bazetta Grayson A. Root to Cynthia Smigle, 932 Perkins Jones, $63,100 Kenneth L. Cunningham and Bradley W. Manning to Charles David Construction Design Inc., Stonegate Drive, $29,000 Charles David Construction Design Inc. to ...

Consider the many benefits of building a Fence

If you have ever considered installing a fence for your home or business, there are more benefits in doing so than just privacy. Privacy If you want a high level of privacy, then a vinyl or wood fence might be the perfect choice. If you want a lower level of privacy and would like to see ...

Preparing for summer storms

It pays to be ahead of the storm, says Jeff Abbott, spokesman for Menards. The home improvement store offers several tips for helping residents to prepare homes and family for big summer storms before they happen. Here are some tips: • Build an emergency kit that includes a few days’ ...

US to reunite migrant families

WASHINGTON — Stung by a public outcry, the Trump administration said Thursday it will meet court-ordered deadlines for reuniting families separated at the border, even as the politics of immigration remained at a boil. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters that his ...

False bomb threat sent to hospital staff

WARREN — A bomb threat was sent Tuesday to nearly 1,300 employees of Trumbull Regional Medical Center. Shawn Dilmore, the hospital’s chief operating officer, told police that around 3:30 a.m. employees received a text of “code black,” which is a bomb threat, a police report states. The ...

Memorial held to remember victims

NEWTON FALLS — It was six years ago today that four people, including a 15-year old boy, lost their lives in a shooting in a residential neighborhood in Newton Falls. About 20 family and friends of the victims gathered Thursday at the Everett Greathouse Memorial Playground off Newton ...

Vandals hit the Amp

WARREN — Two boys were charged with criminal mischief and criminal damaging Thursday in Trumbull County Family Court after $1,300 in damage was done at Warren Community Amphitheatre, according to Warren police. Warren police Sgt. Geoff Fusco said Xavier Clutter, 16, was charged with ...

‘Adult’ club opens in Warren

WARREN — A new members-only business, 900 Pine Club, has opened at 900 Pine Ave. SE, which on its website describes itself as an adult theater with dark rooms, music and couple-only voyeur areas. The 3,903-square-foot building was issued a certificate of occupancy as an exhibition hall by ...

Woman wounded by gunshot on July 4

NILES — A Warren woman waiting for the fireworks display after Wednesday’s Mahoning Valley Scrappers game was shot in her upper right thigh, according to a police report. Delores McConnell, 60, was sitting at the JCPenney and Target entrance at the Eastwood Mall when she was hit just ...

Warren road blocked off after tree, wires down

WARREN — Fire and police crews were called out late Thursday after a tree fell on Perkinswood Drive NE, bringing down many powerlines. A fire department spokesman said a call came in just after 9 p.m. following a heavy rainstorm about the tree, which was on a house and there were wires ...

Fire hits former restaurant in Liberty

LIBERTY — A fire occurred Thursday morning in the basement of a vacant restaurant. Firefighters were called just after 2:20 a.m. to the former Monteen’s Southern Cuisine, 3807 Belmont Ave., because smoke was showing, according to Liberty fire Capt. Cathy Macchione. The fire was ...

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 ...