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Woman arrested on assault charge

NILES — A woman was arrested on charges of assaulting her boyfriend during a fight over missing cigarettes, according to a police report. Melissa McIntosh, 39, of High Avenue, was arrested on charges of domestic violence, to which she pleaded not guilty Monday in Niles Municipal Court, ...

On the record – Kinsman

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Tim Woofter, Greg Leonhard and Linda Miller Trustees: • Discussed the Dellin-Thomas Road safety upgrade, which will be done in the spring. Woofter said the $230,000 project includes widening and paving of the road between state Route 5 ...

Food pantry to be opened at Prospect

GIRARD — The Girard Board of Education has approved an agreement with Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley to have a food pantry at Prospect Elementary School. Prospect Principal Debra Gratz and Girard Intermediate Principal Greg Bonamase told the board Wednesday of plans to ...

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital BOUCH, Kayla and Cameron, of Ravenna, a son Nov. 27. FIKE, Laura and John Jr., of Warren, a daughter Nov. 28. HAFFNER, Carla, of Warren, a son Nov. 27. SLATER, Kayla and Michael, of Newton Falls, a daughter Nov. 29. STOOPS, Alexa and Jordan Mack, of Warren, ...

Scout brings holidays to US troops overseas

HOWLAND — A Lakeview High School freshman is making sure the service members overseas this holiday season are not forgotten with his ‘‘Operation Closer to Home’’ effort, which is also his Eagle Scout project. A group of 25 volunteers gathered Tuesday at the USO distribution ...

Suspected robber shot and killed during online sale exchange

YOUNGSTOWN — A man was shot and killed Saturday by people he was accused of trying to rob during a meeting to sell a phone, police said. Tyler Kitchen, 19, was shot and killed Saturday around 6 p.m. in the 1800 block of Belmont Avenue when he met with a father and son from Hubbard who ...

Coroner pleads for more money, help as overdose deaths exceed 150

WARREN — A record-smashing number of fatal accidental drug overdoses in Trumbull County this year is laying a heavy burden on the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office, which is asking for more money to compensate for the increased workload. Coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk said the public ...

Champion police look into vandalism

CHAMPION — Township police are investigating eight separate incidents of damage done to cars and homes by someone shooting pellet guns from a vehicle. Police Chief Jeff White said Tuesday that while the investigation is ongoing, any help from community members also is being sought for ...

Investing in Warren

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — Novelis Inc., which supplies beverage can material to canmakers, has announced a $4.5 million manufacturing investment at its local facility on Griswold Street NE. Company leaders said the investment in the “state-of-the-art technology” will provide the ...

Deer harvest on rise

Trumbull County hunters bagged 487 deer on opening day of gun season Monday, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources — an increase of 62 over last year’s first-day total of 425. In Mahoning County, hunters checked in 209 deer, compared to last year’s 168. “Mahoning ...

Weathersfield boards clash over land transfer

WEATHERSFIELD — Township trustees and the Weathersfield Board of Education continue to hash out the details of a land transfer that will poise the township for construction of a proposed community center and park. The township, which is seeking funds from the 2018 state capital budget ...

At a glance

Leaf burning catches building on fire MESOPOTAMIA — An outbuilding caught fire Tuesday when a resident was burning leaves. Firefighters were called just before 11:30 a.m. to 4570 state Route 87 NW, where flames were coming out of the back of the outbuilding. Homeowner Katie Mae Miller, ...

Former pottery plant ignites in Salem

SALEM — Multiple fire departments were fighting Tuesday evening a raging fire at the former Salem China building, with thick black smoke being seen from miles away, blanketing the southside neighborhood near the plant. The call came across the scanner sometime after 4 p.m. and by ...

Trumbull County grand jury indicts 17

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — A Trumbull County grand jury on Tuesday indicted 17 people, including one person on a secret indictment. Among the indictments were two people charged with misdemeanors who had their cases remanded to lower courts: • Glen W. Franklin, 25, Niles Cortland ...

On the record – Liberty, Warren Township

Liberty WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Calvin Jones, Diana DeVito, Scott Davis, Carmen Faustino and James Jones The board: • Approved changes to the district’s gifted policy, which is mandated by the state and includes additional training of teachers who instruct ...

Clean audits reported for three entities

Several Trumbull County organizations received clean audits from Ohio Auditor Dave Yost. There were no findings for recovery in audits of McDonald Local Schools, the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District or the city of Warren released on Tuesday. The audits for Mahoning Valley Sanitary ...

Departments want $7 million more

WARREN — Trumbull County departments are asking for $7 million more than the $45 million general fund budget county commissioners expect to allocate for 2018. Among the increases, the county sheriff’s office is seeking about $2.5 million more than last year. The cash is in addition to ...

Baby dead, Mom jailed

SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police say a 23-year-old woman left her dead newborn child in a bag under the porch of her father’s Pennsylvania home. Brittany Robinson was charged Sunday with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and concealing the death of a ...

Teen accused of letting young girl drive

WARREN — A Warren woman charged with letting an 11-year-old drive a SUV told police who arrested her she thought it was “completely OK” to let the young girl drive the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, according to a police report. And the 19-year-old woman tried to explain to police the reason ...

Transit board hires fill-in chief

WARREN — The Trumbull County Transit Board in a special meeting Monday voted to hire an ex-board member to serve as a clerk and fill in as administrator. Earl Brown served on the board until earlier this year and was the secretary. The board voted to hire him, but to keep working on the ...