Niles Times

Tires set to be collected curbside

NILES — The city will hold curbside tire pickup today through Friday with tires to be placed at curbside with pickup 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. The schedule is 1st Ward today, 2nd Ward Tuesday, 3rd Ward Wednesday, 4th Ward Thursday and all wards Friday. Service Director Anthony Flarey ...

Howland girls, Niles boys win cross country races

CUYAHOGA FALLS — The Howland girls cross country team won its second invitational title this season as the Tigers took first in Saturday’s Pat Ritchie Cross Country Invitational. The Tigers won the meet held at Walsh Jesuit High School by holding off Hawken in the Division II-III race, ...

McDonald rolls on after offensive change

CHAMPION — The Wing-T offense has been synonymous with the McDonald football program over the years. Back when Dan Williams was a player, the Blue Devils ran a Wing-T offense, and he continued to deploy that system when he took over the program 19 years ago. Thus it was a big change when ...

Scrappers swept

NILES — The team changed. The manager was new. The opponent was different, and the season was one of a kind. The result in the New York-Penn League playoffs? That stayed the same. For the second straight year, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers were swept in the first round of the postseason. ...

McDonald edges Columbiana, while Mineral Ridge, Niles drop to 0-2

McDONALD — McDonald ran for 340 yards and four touchdowns, but the Blue Devils blew a 21-point lead and had to rally to beat Columbiana on Friday at A.A. Burkey Stadium, 42-35. McDonald (2-0) scored the first 21 points of the game, but the Clippers (0-2) responded with two touchdowns. Alex ...

Niles’ furious rally sinks Girard

NILES — The Niles McKinley Red Dragons (5-0) maintained their perfect record after a close call against the Girard Indians. The Indians took the first two sets, 25-11 and 25-23, respectively. With all momentum, it appeared that the match was over. The Dragons didn’t see it that way ...

Group raises funds for vet’s service dog

NILES — Members of the First United Methodist Church of Niles spent a day at four locations last weekend collecting donations for Wags 4 Warriors so a dog can be trained to become a service dog for a local veteran. The German shepherd puppy named Bubba has already been selected and will next ...

Lakers surge past Rams in OT thriller

MINERAL RIDGE — When two male rams battle for dominance, they hurl themselves at one another. A resounding thump can be be heard echoing throughout the wild until one competitor gives up and walks away. It took overtime to decide an epic clash Friday night in Mineral Ridge. Neither rival had ...

Devils new ‘O’ rips Brookfield; LaBrae shuts out Conneaut

¯ McDONALD 48, BROOKFIELD 14: BROOKFIELD — McDonald unveiled a different offense for the first time in nearly four decades on Friday, and the results were impressive. Led by senior running back Alex Cintron, the Blue Devils ran for 413 yards and seven touchdowns. Cintron ran for 227 yards ...

Girard pride

NILES — Mark Waid stood alongside his football teammates, facing up at a tropical-themed student section standing on a railing on the visitors’ side of Bo Rein Stadium. They carried a tune which has been sung throughout the years at Girard High School. It’s the school’s alma ...

Red Dragons roll to win

NILES — In dominating fashion, the Niles Red Dragons girls soccer team defeated the Champion Golden Flashes, 5-1. It was tough from the start for Champion (0-1) as it struggled to control the ball in Niles (1-0) end. Niles worked with the ball for a lot of the first half in the Flashes zone ...

Niles has its shots, but Champion gets the win

NILES — Despite a huge discrepancy in shots on goal, the Champion Golden Flashes boys soccer team defeated the Niles Red Dragons, 2-1. The first was all about Niles (0-1) as it controlled the ball in its offensive zone for a lot of the time. Unfortunately for them, it never resulted in a ...

Niles seeks return to glory

NILES — Jim Parry felt the cement steps guiding his path, history surrounding him among the red painted metallic bleachers incrementally moving up toward the top. The direction was clear as he made his way more than halfway up the west (home) side of Bo Rein Stadium, just off to the right of ...

Speed is all the rush for Ridge

MINERAL RIDGE — Half way around and in the first of two groups, Nathan Chiclowe is among 10 or so teammates running on the all-weather track. An assistant football coach starts yelling, “24, 25, 26” from the middle of a roped-off field. A yellow sign said it was being re-sodded. It’s ...

Juveniles in jail allegedly driving in stolen Cadillac

WARREN — A pair of teenagers face a number of charges after a Tuesday morning police chase on the city’s northwest side. Warren residents Chayne Ringold and Brooke Sombati, both 15, were stopped by police just before 5 a.m. after they were spotted speeding on roads and shortcutting ...

Substitute levy could be answer in Niles

NILES — The head of Avon Local Schools in Lorain County, which passed a substitute levy in November, said financially distressed Niles City Schools has the right idea in approaching one here. The Niles City School District is the first district in Trumbull County to approach a substitute ...

New museum director starts at McKinley Library

NILES — Youngstown resident Amber Farris has been named the new director at the McKinley Birthplace Museum. Farris, who began her duties in May, said she will focus on programming and reaching out to the people of Niles. “I want to bring the museum into 2018. There are people who do not ...

Roosevelt’s Rough Riders’ victory beginning of end for Spain

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. With all of the patriotic feelings leading up to the war with Spain, there was no group the media or Americans loved more than the First United States Volunteer ...

Niles OKs school levy

NILES — The Niles Board of Education took the final step Thursday in getting a levy on the ballot in November. The board approved a resolution to submit to the Trumbull County Board of Elections the question of a substitute tax levy. Treasurer Lori Hudzik said property owners currently on ...

Police blotters – Niles

Police activity reported June 25-July 11 July 11, 8:35 p.m. — Animal complaint reported at 353 Sheridan Ave. 7 p.m. — Dylan Hanger, 27, 613 John St., was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after being accused of assaulting his girlfriend at same address. 5:25 p.m.— Hit skip ...