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FBI: Man planned July 4 attack

To read the complaint filed in federal court, click here. An American-born citizen who federal authorities say recently scouted locations in Cleveland to attack people watching Fourth of July fireworks and talked of carrying out additional bombings has been charged with trying to support ...

Dog dies of heat stroke

NILES — A man turned himself in Monday on a felony animal cruelty charge after a dog was found dead of heat stroke in his yard, according to Niles police. A not guilty plea was entered for Johnnie B. Murry, 37, 818 Clay St., in Niles Municipal Court. Judge Chris Shaker set Murry’s bond at ...

Kids, 4 and 6, found home alone, on roof

WARREN — A woman pleaded not guilty to a charge of child endangering Monday after two boys, 4 and 6, were found playing on the roof while home alone, according to police and court records. Patrina U. Burgess, 28, 167 Atlantic St. NE, is free on bond and scheduled to return at 1:30 p.m. ...

Woman injured in hit-skip crash

WARREN — A woman walked to Trumbull Regional Medical Center after she was hit by a car and the driver left the scene, according to a Warren police report. Police were called around 4 a.m. Sunday to the hospital, where Jeanna J. Kennedy, 32, of Fairmount Avenue NE, was being treated for ...

Ex-condo treasurer pleads guilty

WARREN — The former treasurer of the Gemwood XX Condo Homeowners Association who stole money from the group pleaded guilty Monday to theft in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Michele M. Sember, 151 Diamond Way, Cortland, was accused of making 48 transfers out of the group’s account at ...

Man, 22, dies in motorcycle crash

SPRINGFIELD — A man from Beaver Falls, Pa., was killed when the motorcycle he was driving went off the road and hit a utility pole, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Christopher J. Pengidore, 22, was wearing a helmet when he crashed around 11:20 p.m. Saturday while driving ...

Man attempts to break into home

WARREN — A man is being held on $20,000 bond in the Trumbull County Jail after a woman called police to her home as a stranger tried to break through a window, according to police and court records. Linda Solomon, 68, called police at 5:30 a.m. Saturday to 1343 Tod Ave. SW because a man ...

Lordstown approves union contract

LORDSTOWN — The school board has approved a tentative three-year agreement with the district’s 28 classified workers in the Ohio Association of Public School Employees. Treasurer Mark Ferrara said the union, which approved the agreement June 13, will receive 2 percent pay increases in ...

Manager’s contract defeated once again

NEWTON FALLS — Even though council in May voted 3-1 against not renewing the contract of Village Manager Jack Haney, there was an attempt Monday to try to extend his agreement. The move to give Haney one more year was defeated 3-2. Councilmen Joseph Battisti, John Baryak and Mark Stimpert ...

New contracts with principals OK’d

GIRARD — The school board has approved new three-year contracts with two district principals who will receive 2.5 percent pay increases annually. New contracts were approved Thursday for high school Principal William Ryser and intermediate school Principal Greg Bonamase. The contracts ...

Warren native debuts on ‘Young and the Restless’

Brooks Darnell's mother now can tell people her son is a doctor. Darnell, who was known as Brooks Darnell Rodgers when he graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 2000, makes his debut today as Dr. Nathan Hastings on the long-running soap opera "The Young and the Restless," which airs ...

On the record – Lordstown

WHAT: Board of education meeting June 25 PRESENT: William Catlin, Carla Click, Cheryl Kistler, Niki Reid and Jackie Woodward The board: • Approved a 2 percent pay increase for the next three years for Mike Clark, maintenance / transportation coordinator. His pay will be $52,436 the ...

Council gets clean audit

WARREN — An audit of the Trumbull County Family and Children First Council found no findings for recovery, according to a report released Tuesday by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office. The audit covered fiscal matters for 2016 and 2017.

On the record – Girard

WHAT: Board of education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Diane Alejars, Pete Cardiero, Mark Zuppo, Sue Ellen Davis and Nancy Thomas The board: • Hired Erin Loomis as an intervention specialist / special education teacher at Prospect Elementary, Donna Galose as a four-hour clerical ...

Warren Township trustees to address speed limit concerns

WARREN TOWNSHIP — Theresa Kessel said she is afraid to allow her daughter to ride her bike in their driveway as trucks and cars are constantly speeding on Lane West Road SW. Kessel and Chery Leenheer, both of Lane West Road, addressed township trustees last week week about this problem, ...

Johnston official dies in hot air balloon accident

JOHNSTON — The community of Johnston is in mourning after learning that township fiscal officer John Moran died in an accident Friday in Ashland County while in a hot air balloon. Trustee Dominic Marchese, who was attending a historical society gathering in Johnston Sunday, said residents ...

Cortland veteran traveled world with family in tow

Editor’s note: This is part of a series published every Monday between Memorial Day and Veterans Day honoring local veterans. CORTLAND — It’s not often that a soldier’s wife and three children are able to accompany him as he crisscrosses the globe in service to his country. But ...

Council frets over plastics

WARREN — A city councilman is looking at ways to reduce the amount of plastics and other materials that end up in area landfills and waterways. Meanwhile, another councilman is looking at the costs of establishing a recycling program for city residents. Councilman Eugene Mach, D-7th Ward, ...

Celebrating Harry Stevens

NILES — It was a hot day Sunday but that did not stop members of the Avenue and Main from grilling more than 1,000 hot dogs to celebrate the sixth annual Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day downtown. The event included a hot dog eating contest, wiener dog costume contest and race, music, games, a ...

US claims victory at sea and Hawaii becomes state

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. On July 4, 1898, complete naval victory was reported. The Secretary of the Navy received the following report from Admiral Sampson: “The fleet under my ...