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Trumbull County Common Pleas Court

Cases filed in Trumbull County Feb. 10 to 17: COMPLAINT SAM LAMANCUSA TREASURER TRUMBULL COUNTY OHIO vs. BREWER, CLYDE et al SAM LAMANCUSA TREASURER TRUMBULL COUNTY OHIO vs. B S LAND LLC et al SAM LAMANCUSA TREASURER TRUMBULL COUNTY OHIO vs. NEWBERRY, KELLY et al SAM ...

Maple syrup is big business in Ohio

WARREN — Ohio has a long-standing romance with maple syrup. Once the largest maple-producing state, the maple products industry continues to contribute about $5 million annually to the state’s economy with some 900 producers scattered around the state. After their son was diagnosed ...

More money, fewer rides for transit

WARREN — Even though the Trumbull County Transit system received more local money in 2017, it gave about 12,500 fewer rides than it did in 2016, according to the system’s operational reports. The system had $175,000 more in senior levy funds in 2017 than it did over the $425,000 it ...

Judge rules for state in Infante case

WARREN — A visiting judge has overruled defense motions asking to suppress evidence and dismiss charges against former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante. In separate rulings made earlier, former Summit County Judge Patricia Cosgrove ruled in favor of the state and agreed with a defense motion for a ...

Warren filmmaker David L. Walker premieres features today in Niles

NILES — Three short films by Warren filmmaker David L. Walker will premiere today at Encore Cinema. Walker has directed features in the past, but “3 the Movie” is made up of the films “Help Me,” “Keep Quiet” and “About Face.” “A lot of times when you watch movies, they ...

Warren Relay to mark 25th year

WARREN — The Warren Relay For Life, which has become the largest Relay in Ohio, is about to grow. Relays previously held in Champion, Cortland and Newton Falls now will be part of the Warren event instead of holding their own, according to Kaitlin Irgang, staff partner for the American ...

Food pantries to open at city schools

WARREN — Warren City Schools, in partnership with the United Way of Trumbull County and Second Harvest Food Bank, will be opening a Raider Pantry at Jefferson PK-8 and Willard PK-8 schools. The pantries will provide students, and their families, with food and personal care items they might ...

This Week in History: Ernie Hall sets flight path

99 years ago in 1919: • Ernest C. Hall, the son of local merchants who made good in government service, was establishing air routes for commercial transportation between Wichita, Kansas, and Fort Worth, Texas, to pass over Dallas and some of the richest oil fields in the country. He secured ...

Trumbull County courts

Cases closed in Trumbull County Feb. 10 to 17: CLOSED HOOVER, DAVID vs. HOOVER, PATRICIA CRITES, ANGELA vs. CRITES, JASON BRADLEY OHLIN, JOSEPH D vs. OHLIN, TAMARA KNIGHT DANISCHEFSKY, TRACY L vs. DANISCHEFSKY, CHARLES DOLWICK, TODD vs. DOLWICK, RAE LYNN ...

Two Warren students killed in Friday crash

WARREN — The Warren City School District is grieving the loss of two young students killed early Friday morning in a traffic crash on state Route 711 in Youngstown. “It is particularly tragic when talking about a kindergartner and a second-grader,” said Steve Chiaro, district ...

Threats lead to action against local students

NILES — A Niles McKinley High School student faces a charge of inducing panic after reports surfaced that statements he made on social media were perceived to be threats and comments made at school were found to be inappropriate and disturbing, according to a police report. Keagan ...

Warren gets boost of confidence as businesses move into the city

WARREN — With two additional businesses announcing moves into the city, community leaders are feeling optimistic about the improved business climate that seems to be happening in Warren. Mellace Family Brands, Johnvince Foods, is moving from a more than 40,000-square-foot facility at 1789 ...

Fire strikes semis at truck stop

WEATHERSFIELD — Firefighters are investigating a blaze at the Petro Truck Stop at Interstate 80 and Salt Springs Road early Friday that destroyed three tractor-trailers and their cargo. According to a report from the Trumbull County 911 Center, the fire started started about 12:13 a.m. in ...

Leavittsburg man faces drug trafficking and other charges

NEWTON FALLS — A Leavittsburg man involved in a traffic stop at state Route 5 and First Street earlier this week was arraigned Thursday in Newton Falls Municipal Court on various drug-related charges. According to a police report, officers during the traffic stop on Tuesday found almost a ...

Active shooter training set for Niles

NILES — Niles City Schools will host A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training for staff on Monday at the high school. Weathersfield police will lead the training for the 300 staff members on training protocols for response to an active shooter.

Local districts receive state award

WARREN — Two school districts in Trumbull County and another in Mahoning County have received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports. Bristol Local School District and Warren and Campbell city schools have gotten the accolade, it was announced Friday. Some of the criteria is ...

Warren’s ‘Voice’ Dennis Drummond meets students

WARREN — All of the schools that Dennis Drummond attended growing up have been torn down, but his love for Warren City Schools stands tall. The musician, who appeared on the fall 2017 season of the NBC reality series “The Voice,” came home from Nashville to perform at all five schools ...

Blueprint to offer $13M in construction contracts

Advertisements for six construction bid packages worth about $13 million to bring waterlines to Braceville, Southington, West Farmington and Farmington will be issued Monday, according to the Trumbull County deputy sanitary engineer. Known as the Blueprint Waterline Initiative project, the ...

Adam E. Hudek 1930-2018

WORTHINGTON — Adam “Abe” E. Hudek, 87, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at home in Worthington. He was born May 16, 1930, in Vandergrift, Pa., a son of Adam and Mary Hudek. He retired from General Refractories in Warren after 30 years and was a member of St. William Catholic ...

Liberty trustee Jodi Stoyak resigns her role as chair of board

LIBERTY — There soon may be a change in who oversees and runs the monthly Liberty Township trustee meetings as chairwoman Jodi Stoyak this week submitted a letter to resign as trustee chair. In the letter dated Tuesday, Stoyak said since her appointment to chairwoman “my hard work to ...