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Oakhill case overturned

CLEVELAND — An Ohio appeals court has vacated the conviction of an attorney accused of promising to quash a corruption investigation in exchange for help getting elected county prosecutor, saying his trial was held in the wrong county. The 8th District Court of Appeals in a ruling Thursday ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital EIPPART, Tara and Daniel, of Austintown, a daughter May 10. St. Joseph Warren Hospital MAST, Catherine and Raymond, of Orwell, a daughter May 10. NELMAN, Jaimie and Bennett Hudson, of Warren, a son May 11.

Summit talks scheduled June 12

WASHINGTON — Envisioning “a very special moment for world peace,” President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for highly anticipated summit talks in Singapore on June 12. He set the stage for his announcement by hosting a 3 a.m., made-for-TV welcome ...

Bill to bring $16 million to area

A unanimous “yes” from the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee means more than $16 million in funding for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and Camp Ravenna is likely on the way. The committee, of which U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, is a member, voted Wednesday to ...

Man accused of holding ex-wife against will

NILES — A man was jailed Tuesday after being accused of holding his ex-wife against her will and refusing to let her leave or go to work. Andrew Konsol, 44, 2122 Robbins Ave., was arrested on charges of kidnapping and domestic violence, according to a police report. He appeared in Niles ...

Infante, Nader to learn fate

WARREN — Two former Niles city leaders are expected to be sentenced today in separate hearings. Former Niles mayor Ralph Infante, who was convicted Monday of 22 of 32 counts in his public corruption and gambling trial, is expected to be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Trumbull County Common Pleas ...

Transit board retains clerk

WARREN — The Trumbull County Transit Board is experimenting with hiring a court reporter to take minutes at its meetings after some board members expressed concerns with minutes produced by its clerk. Earl Brown, who served as secretary on the board until recently, was retained as clerk ...

On the record – Brookfield

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Gary Lees, Ron Haun and Dan Suttles Trustees: • Purchased a 1995 Dynapac roller for the roads from the Ohio Department of Transportation at a cost of $2,867; • Heard from Lees that Coalburg Lake, which is located in Brookfield and ...

6-year old girl killed while crossing road

BURTON — A 6-year-old Amish girl was struck and killed while crossing the street Wednesday morning, according to the Chardon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The patrol said a group of pedestrians was walking south in the northbound lane of Claridon Troy Road around 10 a.m. when ...

Man accused of exposing himself outside NEOCAP

WARREN — A man was accused of exposing himself Wednesday outside a corrections facility the day he was released from the Trumbull County Jail, where he had been held on a domestic violence charge. John Beeler, 60, 528 S. Main St., Niles, was issued a public indecency summons and he failed to ...

Trumbull County board receives accreditation

WARREN — The Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities received a three-year accreditation through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. The state reviewed all aspects of a county board’s services, including service planning and delivery, medication administration, ...

Teen arrested on inducing panic charge

WARREN TOWNSHIP — A teen accused of taking an air rifle to school Thursday is in police custody on a charge of inducing panic. The boy, 14, a junior high school student in the LaBrae Local School District, is in the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center, said township police Chief Don ...

McDonald schools get clean audit

McDONALD — McDonald Local Schools received an Auditor of State Award for a clean audit report. The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award must meet several criteria for a ...

Freed detainees from North Korea head home

WASHINGTON — Freed after more than a year in prison, three Americans flew homeward Wednesday from North Korea toward a big middle-of-the-night celebration featuring President Donald Trump — the latest sign of improving relations between longtime adversaries in the buildup to a historic ...

Robbery suspect found in dryer

NILES — A woman was found hiding in a dryer Tuesday when police came to arrest her after she was accused of trying to rob a convenience store of cash and a coloring book and stabbing the store clerk during a struggle. Annalyse Hall, 27, of Youngstown, was charged with aggravated robbery and ...

Police look into ‘paintball massacre’

WARREN — Police are investigating the paintball shooting of a man at a gas station who was found with suspected crack cocaine after the Monday incident. No one was arrested during the incident that occurred just before 3 p.m. at the Shadi Food Market, 1680 Tod Ave. SW, but one man could ...

Niles voters reject levy for 2nd time

NILES — Voters rejected a school operating levy that district officials said was necessary to help address looming budget deficits. The 10-year, 5.8-mill levy sought by Niles City Schools was voted down 68 percent to 32 percent, according to incomplete, unofficial results from the Trumbull ...

School upgrades coming to McDonald

McDONALD — The McDonald Local Schools Board of Education approved funding Wednesday for two improvement projects that have been in the works for nearly two years. Garfield Heights-based US Communications and Electric, Inc. was awarded a $130,458 bid to install security cameras throughout ...

Grant to bring recovery coaches to cases

WARREN — A six-figure grant will sponsor a recovery coach for families with children who are struggling with substance abuse disorder. “This is a new and exciting program that will increase our outreach efforts, connect our clients to more services and should lead to more positive ...

Niles resident sentenced for sexual assaults

WARREN — A Niles resident was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in prison and will be labeled as a sexual offender after he pleaded guilty to three counts of gross sexual imposition. Daniel Painter, 63, initially was charged with multiple counts of rape for having sexual contact with an ...