Niles Times

McDonald police host car show

The Niles Times MCDONALD — An annual car show held each summer in Woodland Park by the McDonald Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 194 brings in funds to benefit local community groups and organizations. The 23rd annual Thunder in the Park is set 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Park off Ohio ...

Douglas C. Darnall 1942-2017

MINERAL RIDGE — Douglas C. Darnall, 74, died Wednesday evening, July 19, 2017, at his home. Doug was born Dec. 12, 1942, in Los Angeles, the son of Ira and Jeanette Darnall. He was the CEO of PsyCare for 27 years. Doug is survived by his wife, Jan Fredrick Darnall; daughters, Brianna ...

Heritage Day set Aug. 5 in Niles

NILES — The Niles Heritage Day is being planned noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Ward Thomas House grounds, 503 Brown St. The theme will be “Remembering our Past, Living in the Present, Embracing our Future.” The day will feature displays and demonstrations by local crafters, vendors and ...

Ronald L. Ankney 1942-2017

GIRARD — Ronald Lee Ankney, 74, died Saturday, July 15, 2017. Ron was born July 18, 1942, in Latrobe, Pa., a son of Curtis Gregg Ankney and Mary Jane Ankney. Ron worked at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Senffner ...

Kids to compete in Spartan Challenge

MCDONALD — The Spartan Challenge will be held Aug. 10 in Woodland Park with Olympic style events for children up to age 14. Registration is 10:30 a.m. and start time is 11 a.m. Early registration can be completed at the municipal building by Aug. 3.

Shirley Porter 1931-2017

MINERAL RIDGE — Shirley Porter, 85, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at home. Shirley was born Dec. 8, 1931, to Neil and Mildred Erickson. Shirley is survived by her daughters, Genny Garcia, with whom she resided, Jackie Gregory and Vicki Mottice; four grandchildren; and eight ...

Papalas withdraws from Nov. election

NILES — After serving 37 years on Niles City Council, Stephen Papalas has decided not to pursue another term, withdrawing his name from the list of candidates for the November election. Elected in 1979, Papalas said he has never lost an election, and served under five mayors. He withdrew ...

Janice K. Seletas 1940-2017

MINERAL RIDGE — Janice K. Seletas, 77, died Friday, July 14, 2017, at Vista Center at the Ridge. She was born April 16, 1940, in Beaver Falls, Pa., a daughter of Carmen and Genevieve DiNello DeSalle. Janice is survived by her son, George R. Seletas Jr. of Shepherdsville, Ky.; her ...

Niles forms panel to promote levy

NILES — The Niles Board of Education met July 15 with school administrators and local residents to begin forming levy campaign committees and ways to help promote a planned 10-year, 9.25-mill emergency operating levy for day-to-day needs and operations in the district. Treasurer Linda ...

Robert R. Cartwright 1950-2017

McDONALD — Robert Russell Cartwright, 67, died Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born April 1, 1950, in Youngstown, a son of Russell and Jean Seitz Cartwright. He was a former member of St. Rose Parish in Girard and was a military policeman in the Army Reserve. He was an art dealer for Oh My ...

James E. Pace 1939-2017

LIBERTY — James “Jim” E. Pace, a Niles auto dealer, 78, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at his home. Jim was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Akron, to Mario and Evelyn Pace. He owned and operated Jim Pace Pontiac, Saturn of Route 422 in Niles. Additionally, he owned the GM specialty parts ...

Ralph B. Chuey 1930-2017

GIRARD — Ralph B. Chuey, 87, of Girard, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Ralph was born May 29, 1930, in Youngstown, to Andrew and Mary Bunofsky Chuey. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a delivery truck driver for Wonder ...

Francis Whetstone 1932-2017

NILES — Francis “Frank” Whetstone, 84, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles. He was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Warren, the son of Francis and Florence Smith Whetstone. He was of the Protestant faith. He is survived by his son, Charles Dennison of Niles; ...

Bertha I. Strock 1927-2017

NILES — Bertha Irene Strock, 89, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. Bertha was born Aug. 1, 1927, in Indiana, Pa., the daughter of Eugene Arthur and Flora Viola Grove Russell Sr. She was a member of the Niles First Baptist Church and was a sales consultant in the ...

Loretta A. Sampson 1937-2017

NILES — Loretta Ann Sampson, 79, died Friday, July 21, 2017, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. Loretta was born Oct. 17, 1937, in McDonald, a daughter of Mathew and Emma Wishak Luknis. She was a quality inspector for General Electric. Survivors include two sons, Donald Sampson of Mineral ...

William R. Lawrence 1923-2017

MINERAL RIDGE — William R. “Bob” Lawrence, 94, of Mineral Ridge, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. Bob was born March 28, 1923, in Emlenton, Pa., the son of George S. and Erma G. Ace Lawrence. Bob served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a ...

Ronald M. Lewis 1950-2017

GIRARD — Ronald M. Lewis, 67, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Hospice House. Ronald was born May 31, 1950, in Mineral Ridge, a son of Merle and Joann Evans Lewis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for Packard Electric. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Cavalcanti Lewis; ...

Police Blotters

Weathersfield Police activity reported July 13-20: July 20, 10:40 p.m. — A hit-skip accident was reported at Knight’s Auction, 1330 Seaborn St., where a car hauler damage the side of another vehicle. 9:49 a.m. — A wallet was found by at 1432 West Park Ave. 4:48 a.m. — Aisha Jennings ...

RITA, pool draw crowd in Niles

NILES — Residents concerned with the elimination of the city’s income tax department and the chance it could lose out on a grant it won to repair its pool crowded Niles City Council chambers Wednesday, where two members slowed the move to the Regional Income Tax Agency. Several members ...

Man charged after teen beat up

The Niles Times NILES — A man is being held in the Trumbull County Jail on a charge of felonious assault after reports a teen was beaten with a belt buckle and severely injured, according to a police report. Justin S. Riley, 20, 616 N. Main St., is being held on a $50,000 bond on the ...