Niles Times

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 ...

Rams send some to regional

NEW MIDDLETOWN — The tandem of senior Antionio Tedesco and junior Nathan Chiclowe took third and fourth, respectively, at last week’s Division III Springfield District track and field meet. Tedesco threw 141 feet, while Chiclowe went 134-4. Chiclowe took fourth in the boys shot put ...

All alone in first

NEW MIDDLETOWN — The moms could be heard standing on the Springfield High School track. One takes charge. Others either have phones or cameras in their hands, waiting for the McDonald boys track and field team to come together as a group, surrounding yet another district track and field ...

Former Red Dragons face each other in Presidents Athletic Conference battle

Jaret Johnson and Tyler Srbinovich, have played baseball together in Niles since they were 4 or 5 years old. They were both part of some very successful seasons for the Red Dragons during their high school careers. Johnson graduated in 2016 and enrolled at Westminster College. Srbinovich ...

Triple play

NILES — This was supposed to be the year Niles baseball succumbed to the losses of graduation. The Red Dragons’ two-year reign as All-American Conference, White Tier champions was going to end. Their run of success would falter as they attempted to integrate young, unproven players into ...

Ridge survives Heartland Christian

MINERAL RIDGE — The Mineral Ridge Rams advanced to a Division IV Struthers District sectional bracket final. However, the first-round baseball game wasn’t easy at all. Heartland Christian gave the Rams everything they could handle and then some as Mineral Ridge got by on Thursday, ...

Kings of the county

CORTLAND — Vincent Mauri looked around as he finished each lap, some races being shorter than others for the Howland standout. The Tigers junior distance runner couldn’t help but smile each time he passed the finish line. He raised up one finger as he won the 1,600-meter run, two for the ...

Witness recounts paying Infante for jobs

WARREN — Two key prosecution witnesses testified Wednesday in the corruption trial of former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante as one city worker detailed a jobs-for-cash scheme, while the lead state audit investigator detailed a bundle of cash stashed in closets during a 2016 raid of Infante’s ...

Niles considers building options

NILES — City council approved two ordinances Wednesday seeking requests for proposals for projects involving city buildings. The first ordinance seeks requests for proposals from architectural firms and engineers to analyze the water department building and what repairs are needed and how ...

State witness supports Infante

WARREN — A state witness who gave embattled former Niles mayor Ralph Infante $1,000 in cash every December worked to make sure she did not say anything negative against her friend without providing a full explanation. Karen DeChristofaro testified that from 2009 through 2014, she went to ...

McKinley asks for war declaration

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. President William McKinley requested a declaration of war with Spain from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on April 25, 1898. The text is ...

Red Dragon baseball team shows improvement

When it happened, Marco DeFalco felt like everyone gave up on the Niles baseball team. Things were already going to be tough for the the Red Dragons coming into this year. Niles lost six regular starters from a senior class that helped claim back-to-back conference titles. Then came another ...

Niles grad to fulfill dream

Dribble. Slash. Shoot. Score. Repeat often. Cameron Kane-Johnson’s movements always have purpose. Nov. 21, 2017, it had more meaning. He knew he had to make an impact. Thirty points, a career high. His Westminster College team, a Division III team. The Titans shouldn’t be competing with ...

McDonald’s Gray follows in footsteps of great throwers

EAST PALESTINE — Mary Domitrovich glances up from her clipboard, seeing one of her throwers compete. Sometimes it’s about the numbers. Not in this case. Positioning and consistency, those are two staples of a McDonald thrower. Zach Gray has felt the discus leave his hand and travel 158 ...

Teens honored for service

NILES — Local teens were recognized for their service not only to their churches but also their work in the community by the Niles Interfaith Committee. The committee hosted its annual banquet where five high school seniors were presented the Thomas Murphy Youth Memorial Award of $500 ...

New pastor starts at Niles church

NILES — Having served most recently at a church in California, Pastor Dan Squezello was excited to start serving as pastor at a church in Niles, which is closer to Connecticut where he grew up. Squezello started as the new minister at Central Baptist Church, 1301 North Road, on March ...

McDonald’s Mitchell never shies away from challenges

MINERAL RIDGE — Malina Mitchell stood in Lane 4, but not for long. Her energy had her jumping up and down before getting ready for a 1,600-meter run, mostly to keep herself warm. The cold breezes swept through the low-lying area at the March 31 Joe Lane Invitational. No one came within 200 ...

Red Dragons win one at Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Niles registered four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Meade County (Ky.), 5-4, at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach this morning, according to a report from The Niles Times news partner WKBN-TV. This was a handful of games at Myrtle Beach against ...

Niles Girl Scout delivers cookies, smiles

NILES — Girl Scout Troop 80002 member Caja Wolf’s affinity for military personnel began when she was just 3, according to her mother, Victoria Wolf. She relayed a story about being out to dinner with her family when Caja saw a woman dressed in military fatigues whom Caja hugged and took ...

Crimes Against Children Unit raids home in Niles

NILES — A home was raided Monday by state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Crimes Against Children Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Jill Del Greco, a spokesperson for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, confirmed ...