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Liberty increases fees for impound lot

LIBERTY — Township trustees by a 2-1 vote approved increasing the police impound lot fees to be in line with what other police departments are doing and also added an after-hours fee to allow people to get vehicles outside normal business hours. Trustee Chairman Arnie Clebone said Monday ...

Niles council reviews recovery plan

NILES — The mayor is required to submit a fiscal emergency recovery plan annually to the state and Wednesday night marked the eighth time — in four years, under three mayors — that the plan has been revised. City council heard a first reading of the plan, which includes a number of new ...

Water project begins in West Farmington

WEST FARMINGTON — Village residents should expect road closures, a lot of digging and depressurization as work has begun this week on the Blueprint to Prosperity water project within the community. Mayor Shirley McIntosh said shutoff valves and fire hydrants are being replaced with the ...

Fracking petition signing set in Brookfield

BROOKFIELD — Local residents who are opposing fracking and injection wells are asking the public to sign letters and petitions that will be sent to the state’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee expressing concerns over drilling. Brookfield Trustee Gary Lees said he, Hubbard ...

Three reported missing from children services

WARREN — Three juveniles were reported missing Wednesday evening from Trumbull County Children Services on Reeves Road. A Trumbull County 911 supervisor said two female and one male juvenile were missing with concerns that one juvenile, Amelia Mahan, 11, is a severe diabetic. She has ...

Housing program to receive $250,000

WARREN — Trumbull County is set to receive $250,000, the maximum it can, from the 2018 Community Housing Impact and Preservation home repair program. The money, awarded by the Ohio Development Services Agency, will help low-income and moderate-income people living in homes they own make ...

On the record – Hubbard

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Don Newell, Tony Pantone, Linda Silvidi, Martin Franko and Rocky Adams The board: • Accepted retirement resignations of Audrey Richards, psychologist; Julianne Carsone, high school guidance counselor; and Tim Headrick, high school ...

On the record – Lordstown

WHAT: Village council meeting Monday PRESENT: Robert Bond, Karen Jones, Lamar Liming, Ron Radtka, Donald Reider, Howard Sheely and Mayor Arno Hill Council: l Approved a request from the Board of Public Affairs adding a new temporary labor machine operator position to the utility department ...

Forum to address issues

WARREN — City residents are having an open discussion about the city’s unsolved murders, human trafficking, drugs and increasing voting in minority neighborhoods during a community forum at 6 p.m. today at Trumbull Community Action Program headquarters, 1230 Palmyra Road SW. “We are ...

Teachers negotiating new contracts

Teachers in the Brookfield and Mathews school districts are working under extensions of their past contracts as school officials are working to get new three-year agreements. Both boards of education met Wednesday. Carla Pacileo, president of the Mathews Education Association, which ...

Final closure set for Northside Regional Medical Center

WARREN — The final closure of Northside Regional Medical Center is expected to take place just after midnight tonight. The hospital stopped taking ambulance service and admissions in its emergency department and its labor and delivery unit on Monday. Even though the hospital will no ...

City manager could have big payout

NEWTON FALLS — Village Manager Jack Haney could walk away with tens of thousands of dollars when he finishes his employment on Oct. 30. As of Tuesday, Haney has 236 hours of vacation time worth $10,178 and 1,031 hours of sick time worth $44,474, for a total of $54,652 that he could ...

Bill would replace funds

WARREN — The Neighborhood Initiative Program, used by organizations like county land banks to demolish blight-ridden homes to promote neighborhood stabilization and revitalization, is set to expire in 2020. But there still will be numerous dilapidated houses, functionless factories and ...

Lordstown High students celebrate Constitution

LORDSTOWN — Students at Lordstown High School celebrated the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Tuesday. “We really believe in civic participation,” said Lordstown Superintendent Terry Armstrong. “We have a lot of students that love to be involved in ...

Hubbard approves first school resource officer

HUBBARD — Both Hubbard city council and the board of education on Monday approved a three-year agreement effective Oct. 1 for a school resource officer. Hubbard Mayor John Darko said this will be the first resource officer for the schools. Safety Director Lou Carsone said at Monday’s ...

One killed in Brookfield crash

BROOKFIELD — One person died when a truck crashed into a utility pole Tuesday afternoon. Thomas Stefek Jr., 48, of Poland, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on state Route 7 south of Cherry Street just after 3 p.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Stefek ...

Man accused of assault with bat

WARREN — A man accused of beating people with a baseball bat was arrested Tuesday morning. Frank White, 53, 2277 Milton St. SE, was arrested on a charge of felonious assault, a police report states. White, who is in the Trumbull County jail, is scheduled to be arraigned today in Warren ...

Man convicted in theft indicted

WARREN — A man found guilty in August on theft charges for his part in stealing a large fish tank then fleeing on a motorcycle was indicted Tuesday by a Trumbull County grand jury on a felony charge in the case. Christopher Binion, 46, of Niles, believed to have been the motorcycle ...

Two injured in single-car crash

NEWTON FALLS — Two people were taken to the hospital Tuesday with head injuries after driving off the road at state Route 534 and East River Road. Charles Braucher, 84, of Warren, and a 48-year-old female passenger, called 911 and said he hit a wall, according to a call summary. The ...

Trumbull County grand jury indicts 55

WARREN — A Trumbull County grand jury on Thursday indicted 55 people, including one person who was secretly indicted. Indicted on felony charges and scheduled to be arraigned at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Logan are: • Francis L. Carroll, ...