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Trumbull County courts — Marriages

Marriages Marriage applications filed in Trumbull County Sept. 4-8: Zachary T. Darlington, 25, production laborer, 1055 Park Ave., Girard, and Elizabeth A. Shamblin, 26, none, same. Antoine F. Saadeh, 29, service technician, 6500 Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield, and Paige M. Wallace, 25, ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County Sept. 7 -— 13: Johnston Sean Zekkour to U.S. Bank National Association, 4879 Warren Meadville, $10,000. David Mitchell and lisa Kane to Lisa K. Kane, 5833 Kingsville, $30,000.Kinsman Lawrence Melvin to Justin and Tessa Deraway, State, ...

Racist comment nets suspension

DAYTON — A volunteer firefighter in Ohio has been suspended indefinitely after a racist Facebook post that stated he would save a dog from a burning building before a black person. WHIO-TV reports that Tyler Roysdon, of Franklin Township in Warren County, said if he had to choose between ...

Franklin County offers injections

COLUMBUS — Franklin County will allow inmates being released from jail to receive an injection that prevents drug and alcohol abuse relapses. Franklin County officials say about 520 inmates a year are expected to receive injections of naltrexone, which chemically prevents the high that ...

Volunteers can make difference

WARREN — The 15th annual Make A Difference Day is Oct. 28. Make A Difference Day, sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle, is a day when local volunteers give of themselves to improve their communities. Project registration forms, due Oct. 13, are available the Tribune Chronicle or can be ...

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Warren man charged in OD death

WARREN — A local man accused of selling heroin that caused a woman to overdose and die is in law enforcement custody. John G. Simer II, 38, was arrested Friday morning, two days after a federal grand jury in Cleveland indicted Simer, who goes by the nickname “Casper,” on charges of ...

Richmond can play, appeals court says

YOUNGSTOWN — A federal appeals court Friday declined a university’s request to stop one of its football players convicted of rape as a teenager from playing on the team. The ruling means Ma’lik Richmond, 21, will be allowed to play for Youngstown State University in a game against ...

Niles police: Kids in car with woman who overdosed

NILES — Two children were in the back seat of a car parked at a convenience store when a woman in the front seat had to be revived from a possible drug overdose with Narcan, according to a Niles police report. The childrens’ father was placed under arrest after he failed a field ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County Sept. 7-13: Bazetta Brian Cornell to James and Monica Groves, 2806 Timberline, $210,000. George H. Johnson Jr. to Timothy and Annamarie Byers, 2151 Stonegate Drive, $235,000. Allan and Cathleen Amy to Thomas and Badell and Melissa Orr, 4669 ...

Mecca church sets its final service

MECCA — Pastor Ron McIlvaine said members of the West Mecca United Methodist Church have decided after much talk and consideration that the church should close. The church, 1215 Greenville Road, will hold its final worship service 1 p.m. Sept. 24 with several guest speakers followed by a ...

Religion events

Religion events for Sept.16 WOMEN OF FAITH: Women of Faith, ministers’ wives and widows, will meet 10 a.m. today at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Warren. GUEST SPEAKERS: Dr. Anicia Clayton Ministries, 904 W. Market St., Warren, will have guest speaker Prophet Undre Williams 4 p.m. today ...

7 reasons to use a Realtor

Realtors aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of Realtors and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the Realtor difference for home buyers: 1. An expert guide. Selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures and other ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
Warren G. Harding High School teacher Logan Hileman, far right, teaches 11th-grade English Thursday, which is the same day the Ohio Department of Education released the 2016-17 State Report Cards. Results show Warren City Schools K-3 literacy rates improved from an F last year to a C this year and the district also improved its four-year graduation rate.

Warren’s efforts pay off in improved score

WARREN — Seeing their K-3 literacy rating jump from an F to a C on this year’s state report card is what city school leaders expected when they made it an area of focus, according to Superintendent Steve Chiaro. Warren City Schools also accomplished its goal of improving its four-year ...

Ken Lewis bows his head during the Laying of te Roses ceremony Friday in Warren in honor of Vietnam and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans who lost their lives. Joon Kim, with the Air Force ROTC program at Trumbull Career and Technical Center, in the background, led the ceremony.

Remembering the lost

The Laying of the Roses ceremony was held Friday at the Trumbull County Veterans Memorial in downtown Warren. The ceremony, part of a POW-MIA Recognition Day Observance, honors military members from Trumbull County who were killed in Vietnam or Operation Iraqi Freedom. The ceremony was led by ...

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Richmond eligible to play for YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University walk-on football player Ma’lik Richmond is eligible to play in Saturday’s game against Central Connecticut State University, according to a court ruling issued Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Benita Y. Pearson provided a 14-day preliminary ...

Report: Man exposed himself at library

WARREN — A man was exposing himself in the bookshelves at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, according to a police report. The report states an employee saw the man on Tuesday, and after watching video surveillance, they recognized the man, who was banned from the ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
James Gardner, 48, left, who pleaded guilty June 20 to complicity charges in the June 2016 fatal shootout at a Warren Township motorcycle club, appeared before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Logan on Thursday, accompanied by his attorney, Dave Rouzzo. Gardner was considering withdrawing his plea, but then changed his mind.

Gardner decides to stand pat on guilty plea

WARREN — The man who pleaded guilty to complicity charges connected to the June 2016 fatal shootout at a Warren Township motorcycle club considered changing his plea, but told a Trumbull County judge Thursday afternoon he is sticking with the guilty pleas he made earlier this summer. James ...

Fla. looks for power

MIAMI — In a state built on air conditioning, millions of Florida residents now want to know one thing: When will the power be back on? Hurricane Irma’s march across Florida and into the Southeast triggered one of the bigger blackouts in U.S. history, plunging as many as 13 million people ...

Body scanner security system looks for inmates with contraband

WARREN — Bad things happen when drugs and the jail mix, including drug overdoses, conflicts between inmates and black market power struggles. But a new body scanner at the Trumbull County Jail should make the most common way inmates get drugs into the jail — hidden in or on their bodies ...

Girard mayor vetoes marijuana legislation

GIRARD — As promised, Girard Mayor James Melfi has vetoed a marijuana regulation ordinance passed by city council on Monday. Melfi said Thursday he officially vetoed the legislation after reviewing it. He said while he has no problem with ill individuals needing to get comfort from medical ...