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Trials set for 3 in accused kidnapping

WARREN — Jury trials are scheduled for a father and three sons accused of dousing two others in gasoline, assaulting them and holding them against their will, according to police and court records. Keith Davis, 49, Keelan Davis, 22, and Khyri Davis, 21, are each charged with two counts of ...

Two firefighters injured at Vernon Avenue NW fire

WARREN — Two firefighters received injuries while battling a Monday morning fire at 230 Vermont Ave. NW. The injured firefighters were Fire Lt. Shawn Peura, whose leg went through a floor, and Fire Capt Ed Hukari, who injured his back. There were no other injuries. Peura described the ...

123 to lose jobs when Dillard’s closes by May

One hundred twenty-three employees will be displaced from Dillard’s at the Southern Park Mall when the store closes by mid-May. A notice filed with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services states the Boardman store will close no earlier than April 17 and no later than May 14. The ...

Barbara Krauss, ‘Voice’ of WYSU-FM, dies at 68

YOUNGSTOWN — Barbara Krauss, longtime radio host for WYSU-FM, died Friday, according to Ron Cole, director of communication at Youngstown State University. The 68-year-old Krauss, a Youngstown native, attended Dana School of Music at YSU and began working for the school as a host of the ...

Trumbull man convicted of Warren murder dies

WARREN — Orson W. Wells, a Braceville Township native convicted in a 1977 Warren murder and six counts of kidnapping in the 1993 Lucasville riots, has died at age 66. Wells died Jan. 28 of cardiac arrest at Ohio State University Medical Hospital, according to his obituary on the Staton ...

Tanker truck rolled over in Lordstown; no injuries

LORDSTOWN — Reports of a tanker truck rolled over along Hallock Young Road, near the east turnpike exit, were received at 4:30 a.m. Monday. Township police and fire responded and the road was temporarily closed until 9 a.m. while the tanker truck was removed. There was no spill and no ...

Newton committee to review plan with YSU officials

NEWTON — The Newton Township comprehensive plan committee will meet 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the township hall to meet with Youngstown State University officials about community input of the plan. Trustee Chairman John Nemet said at Monday’s trustee meeting results from a community forum ...

Air base and community impact study meeting today

VIENNA — A meeting is scheduled 6:30 p.m. today at Baker Elementary School for a public workshop on the Youngstown Air Reserve Station’s joint land use study. The meeting is scheduled to last two hours and is the third one held. The point of the study is to identify and mitigate ...

NAACP holds history series Friday through Sunday

WARREN — Trumbull County NAACP will hold its annual “Black History” series with several events and activities scheduled Friday through Sunday by the local chapter of the NAACP at Trumbull Community Action Program, 1230 Palmyra Road, Warren. On Friday, the museum and vendor expo is 5 to ...

Girl Scouts troop to hold Black History Month event

WARREN — Girl Scout Troop 80324 will hold a Black History Month program with “Our Story: African American Heritage Walk” event 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope,” 1510 Main Ave. SW, Warren. There will be educational exhibits and multi-media displays ...

Physicians sought for Trumbull board of health

WARREN — Physicians registered to vote in Trumbull County, who do not live in Warren, can apply for a five-year term on the Trumbull County Board of Health. Interested parties can submit a letter of interest, resume and a nominating petition — available at the Trumbull County Combined ...

Community Stars tickets available for March dinner

WARREN — Tickets are available for the 18th annual Community Star awards dinner March 19. The Community Star program, co-sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle and Trumbull 100, honors 10 individuals from Trumbull County who go above and beyond in their volunteer efforts to make the ...

Trump prepared for veto

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told ...

County-run fiber network considered

WARREN — The Trumbull County Planning Commission intends to apply for a grant that would fund half the cost of a study to determine the feasibility of creating a county-owned fiber optic broadband network. The network, if implemented, would provide faster, cheaper internet access to the ...

Mathews gets OK for school water usage

VIENNA — Mathews School District officials were notified last week by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency that the water at Currie Elementary School in Fowler is safe to drink. Superintendent Russell McQuaide said the K-2 school, for the past few years, has provided bottled water to ...

Historic Bristol church may be museum

BRISTOL — As one of their goals this year, township officials are looking to turn the historic 1845 Congregational Church at the township center into an historical museum. Township trustees announced various goals at their February meeting which includes moving the zoning inspector’s ...

Niles included on Presidential Trail

NILES — The McKinley Memorial Museum and the McKinley Birthplace Home are among 13 destinations on the Ohio Presidential Trail. TourismOhio developed the list — accessible on Trails.Ohio.org — as part of its Ohio Adventure Trails, inviting travelers to “walk in the footsteps of our ...

McKinley honors past presidents and founding fathers

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. I am pleased to be able to offer the Presidents’ Day column this year as we look back 120 years ago to the activities, speeches and life of our Niles-born ...

Rally set against border wall

WARREN — A rally against the declaration of a national emergency by the current administration to secure funding to build a southern border wall is scheduled at noon today at the gazebo in Courthouse Square in Warren. The rally is a coalition of different groups in the Mahoning Valley and ...

Republican Party recommends Knight to elections board

WARREN — The Trumbull County Republican Party has recommended Ron Knight be reappointed to another four-year term on the Trumbull County Board of Elections. Republican Party Chairman Kevin Wyndham said the party, on Feb. 9, recommended Knight be reappointed to a new term and submitted the ...