Niles Times

Residents in Niles face more changes

It’s unfortunate that the duly elected mayor in Trumbull County’s second largest city felt it necessary to step down this week. Thomas Scarnecchia took over as mayor in 2016, but on Monday made a sudden announcement only halfway through his four-year term that he was stepping down, ...

McDonald pavilion to be site of event

CHECKERS TOURNAMENT: The John Peters Checkers Tournament will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Woodland Park Pavilion, McDonald. Sign up at the park building. Tournament registration begins 9:30 a.m. WASHER TOURNAMENT: A washer tournament will be held noon June 30 at the McDonald village ...

On the record – Niles

WHAT: City Council meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Council members and president pro tem Ryan McNaughton, Linda Marchese, Barry Profato, PJ Kearney, Michael Lastic, Al Cantola and Council President and interim mayor Barry Steffey Jr. ABSENT: Councilman Steve Mientkiewicz Council: • Adopted ...

Looking back on Red Dragons’ season

It’s been 56 years since the Niles Red Dragons have won a district championship in baseball. It wasn’t a year coach Mike Guarnieri envisioned, but it was another one the Red Dragons baseball team saw themselves in yet another time in district play. Some veteran players. Some ...

Niles program continually growing

There’s not much argument when the Niles Red Dragons baseball team considers themselves the best athletic program on campus. They should. A litany of district appearances where nothing but hard luck befalls Niles at that level. Despite those hiccups, this Red Dragons team never rebuilds. ...

Run of the Mill foot race is June 27

The Run of the Mill 1-mile foot race through McDonald to the McDonald Steel Mill is June 27 at 5:45 p.m., starting at Holiday Hot Tubs on the corner of Marshall Road and Ohio Avenue. Entry fee is $15 pre-registered and the day of the race. Make checks payable to the McDonald Track & CC ...

McDonald’s Mitchell, Gray honored; Blue Devils senior runs at Midwest

McDonald senior Malina Mitchell and junior Zach Gray were honored Thursday’s Mahoning Valley Track Officials Association Awards Banquet at Enzo’s. Mitchell, who is heading to West Virginia University for cross country and track and field — both which she was honored for Thursday — was ...

Trumbull beats Mahoning with big seventh inning

NILES — In a game that pitted Mahoning County’s and Trumbull County’s best baseball players against each other, Trumbull County won, 9-6, in the fifth annual High School Valley All-Star Classic at Eastwood Field. Mahoning looked to be in control for most of the game. They would lead 6-0 ...

Blotter: McDonald

Police activity reported May 1-31: May 30, 5:30 a.m. — Police checked on welfare of suicidal resident in the 700 block of Ohio Avenue. May 29, 8:05 p.m. — Neighbor dispute reported at 914 Pennsylvania Ave. after people were arguing over a fence between properties and cutting lawn by ...

Mitchell’s last race has Blue Devil girls in 2nd

COLUMBUS — The black baton with an Ohio High School Athletic Association inscription passed from one runner to the next. Only 400 meters stood between them and each handoff. Four times around the track. Malina Mitchell, knowing her career at McDonald High School was down to this — one lap ...

Veteran runners Mitchell, Sparks in final anchor legs

COLUMBUS — Malina Mitchell took the baton, handed to her by Anna Guerra. Mitchell, a West Virginia University recruit, knew on Friday that it would be the last time she would run two times around the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium track with that implement in her hands. The rush of energy ...

McDonald’s Gray comparing favorably to Blue Devil greats

COLUMBUS — Zach Gray admitted he’s nervous when he steps inside the discus ring. A couple of turns, flick of the wrist and there goes the metal disc. The McDonald junior thinks of his school’s legends like Christian Smith and Matthias Tayala. It’s hard not to do. They are Blue Devil ...

Poem from Vietnam soldier finds family

Niles native Dominic Fennell was sorting through his father’s belongings recently when he found a letter addressed to his father, Larry Fennell, from a longtime neighborhood friend. When he opened the envelope, a folded letter containing a now yellow and faded clipping was found. The ...

Niles Middle students present rover project to NASA

NILES — Four Niles Middle School students were among a small group of students from 20 districts throughout the state to present their findings on rovers moving on different surfaces to officials at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. The seventh-graders — Zoey Rawlings, Harper ...

Niles church names new senior pastor

NILES — Niles Christian Assembly, 672 North Road has voted Pastor Aaron Newell to become their new senior pastor. Newell, who originally lived and ministered in Youngstown, has been a minister in Baltimore for the past nine years. He holds a degree from Southeastern University and will ...

Niles Historical group sets June events

NILES — The Niles Historical Society’s monthly open house of the Ward-Thomas House at 503 Brown St. will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. The membership meeting will be 10 a.m. Saturday. Plans for participation in Harry Stephens Hot Dog Day on July 1 will ...

Niles schools receive ODE literacy grant

NILES — The Niles City School District has received a $600,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Education that will allow the district to improve language and literacy development for students in grades 6-12. Niles City Schools is the only school district in Trumbull, Mahoning and ...

Red Dragons’ season comes to an end

AUSTINTOWN — Kyle Lough was one of the last Red Dragons standing. The Niles senior sprinter finished eighth in Saturday’s Division II Austintown Regional track and field 100-meter final. The top four advanced to state. He walked the Austintown Fitch football field and felt his high ...

McDonald girls finish 2nd

MASSILLON — Sometimes they’re running along, happy with what they’ve already earned. That was the McDonald girls. They just won the 4x400-meter relay, seeing Jessica Stamp cross the finish line on Friday. Then, some reporter comes up to senior Malina Mitchell, who was part of that ...

Niles sends athletes to regionals

The Niles Red Dragons have a couple of representatives heading to this week’s Division I Austintown Regional track and field tournaments — one step away from the state meet in Columbus. The Red Dragons girls had a tough road at last week’s Division I Austintown District and only had one ...