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On the record – Lordstown

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: William Catlin, Carla Click, Cheryl Kistler, Niki Reid and Jackie Woodward The board: • Met with about 40 parents prior to the meeting on school safety. Superintendent Terry Armstrong said discussion included what school security measures ...

On the record – Newton Falls

WHAT: Village council meeting Feb. 20 and work session Monday PRESENT: Joseph Battisti, John Baryak, Mark Stimpert, Phillip Beer, Tarry Alberini and Mayor Lyle Waddell Council: • Gave first reading to granting a 1.5 percent pay increase to the village’s 38 full-time employees. Village ...

Trumbull grand jury indicts 27

WARREN — A Trumbull County grand jury on Tuesday indicted 27 people, including six cases that were directly presented to the panel instead of starting at the municipal court level. Those charged with felonies, and scheduled to be arraigned 11 a.m. March 12 before Trumbull County Common ...

On the record – Champion

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Kelly Boyle, Patricia Fisher, David Mahan, John Pitts and Jim Scher The board: • Accepted the retirement resignation of Michael Luteran who worked 16 years in the district, most recently as middle school science teacher; • Accepted the ...

Deputy engineer wins local award

WARREN — Gary Shaffer, Trumbull County deputy engineer, won the title of Engineer of the Year this month at the first Mahoning Valley Engineer of the Year Awards. The event was hosted Feb. 23 by the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center, in partnership with the Valley Alliance for Science and ...

Warren fights to keep festival

WARREN — People who want to see the Warren Italian-American Festival stay in the city’s downtown square are hoping today to get the ear of organizers who are considering moving the event to the Eastwood Mall in Niles. A rally is planned for noon at the gazebo inside the ...

Friends recall man shot to death

WARREN — The man who was found shot multiple times, but still alive Sunday on the playground at Stonegate Place Apartments had been arrested and convicted on multiple offenses since 2014. Still, those who knew Martell S. Williams, who later died at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, said ...

Job description pending for Verich

WARREN — The Trumbull County Transit board will write a job description for their mobility manager, Michael Verich, who has been on the payroll for years without one. “I think we need to take some time and update the job description ...,” said board member Marlene Rhodes. Rhodes ...

Liberty Schools add officer on campus

LIBERTY — Liberty Local Schools and the township police department have agreed a police officer is needed to be on campus daily to watch the district’s three buildings. The two have signed a contract that provides for an off-duty police officer in the schools 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. ...

Girard residents express concerns over violence

GIRARD — Saying he felt prisoners in jail were safer than children at school, a Girard father of two addressed council Monday about what the city can do to help address the growing violence in society. Jason McBride of Morris Avenue, who attended the meeting with his wife and two young ...

At a glance

Government officials to discuss council of regional governments HOWLAND — Local government officials will meet 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Howland administration building to discuss the development of a local council of regional governments. A council of governments is a regional planning ...

On the Record: Girard, Liberty

Girard WHAT: City council meeting Monday PRESENT: Reynald Paolone, Mark Ragozine, Mark Standohar, Lily Martuccio, Fran Wilson, William Ryser and Mayor James Melfi ABSENT: Thomas Grumley and John Moliterno Council: • Heard from Melfi that he, Safety Service Director Jerome Lambert, ...

North Korea offers talks with US

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity’s finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential ...

Warren man killed on northwest side

WARREN — A Warren man was shot to death early Sunday outside the Stonegate Place Apartments at 1220 Robert Ave. NW. Police identified the victim as Martell S. Williams, 22, of Boston Avenue SE. He was pronounced dead at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital emergency room. Williams was scheduled ...

Students advance to speech nationals

NILES — Two Niles McKinley High School students will head to Florida in the summer to compete in a national speech competition. The speech team competed in the National Speech and Debate Association Northern Ohio District Tournament at Poland Middle School, where it won. The team will now ...

Ohio River hits highest point since 1997

Heavy rains overnight have sent the swollen Ohio River at Cincinnati to its highest point in 20 years with the river expected to remain above flood stage through the end of the week, a National Weather Service meteorologist said Sunday. Between 1.5 and 2.5 inches of rain fell across the ...

Warren attorney facing disbarment

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court’s board of professional conduct recommended that a Warren attorney be permanently disbarred. The finding was made this month following an Aug. 21, 2017, hearing before three board members that ruled that attorney John H. Large, who has an office on ...

Howland police look in on elderly

HOWLAND — The Howland Police Department has launched a townshipwide “Are You OK?” program to make sure older residents and others who live alone are being checked on. “There are many times someone may not see their elderly neighbor outside or the mail may start to get piled up,” ...

More than 2,000 turn out for pizza

LIBERTY — “Expecting 1,000 people and they got 2,200,” Bo Wagner, performing as Frank Sinatra, told the crowd at the Slice of the Valley Pizza Challenge. “I blame that on me.” Hosted by the Rotary Club of Warren, the Sunday afternoon event at the Metroplex Expo Center was packed ...

McKinley’s D.C. pets: roosters, parrot

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. By PAT FINAN Special to the Tribune Chornicle I was recently watching the Westminster Dog Show. The television commentators would talk about what ...