Threats lead to action against local students

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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 ...

Howland closes 17-5 season with win

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HOWLAND — Now it’s tournament time for the Howland Tigers basketball team. After finishing off a tremendous turnaround regular season with a 82-69 victory over Lakeside, the Tigers now wait until next Friday to host the winner of Mooney and Girard in a first-round Division II sectional ...

Warren gets boost of confidence as businesses move into the city

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Local bank stocks mixed in trading


After nearly a week of standing pat, Cortland Bancorp lost 8 cents in trading Thursday to close at $21 a share. First Niles Financial saw no change, closing at $10.50 per share.

Bringing quilts to the Valley

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ARN QUILTS PROGRAM: The Vienna Historical Society will present “Quilter’s Threads: Barn Quilts of Southern Ashtabula County” 7 p.m. Tuesday at Vienna Township hall. The program will include discussion on the Ashtabula barn quilt project and an effort to bring it to the Valley. BLOOD ...

Blueprint to offer $13M in construction contracts

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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

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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 ...

Dinner to welcome six into Hall

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WARREN —The 33rd annual Trumbull County African American Achievers Association Hall of Fame Induction dinner on Saturday will welcome six inductees and honor two student scholarship recipients. The dinner will be 6 p.m. at DiVieste Banquet Center, 754 N. River Road NW. The ceremony ...

Liberty trustee Jodi Stoyak resigns her role as chair of board

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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 ...

Police look into Niles threats

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NILES — For the third day in a row, police investigated students accused of making threats at Niles City Schools. Niles police Chief Jay Holland confirmed police were at the high school Thursday investigating “alleged threat comments” made by a student. Holland said more details may ...

Niles council OKs parking fee hikes

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NILES — City council approved ordinances that increase the fines for overnight parking and parking in restricted areas during emergency parking bans. The city bans parking on any street between midnight and 6 a.m. and the fine for a violation was $10 with an increase to $20 if it isn’t ...

Girard schools, architect meet over auditorium

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GIRARD — School officials have been meeting with a local architectural firm as they continue planning for a performing arts center to be connected to the high school complex off Shannon Road. Board of Education Chairman Mark Zuppo said Thursday board representatives and school officials ...

Police training in Niles

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The Attorney General’s Office provides officers driving safety training with the simulator and they came to the Wellness Center this week to let Niles city police officers use it. Daniel Pastor, law enforcement training officer for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, said the simulator ...

At a glance

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McDonald mayor forms committee to discuss basketball court hours McDONALD — Village Mayor Glenn Puckett this week formed a committee of village officials to review the hours the park’s basketball courts should be open. The courts were closed last year after problems with profanity, ...

Officials warn about fentanyl-laced drugs

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Tribune Chronicle WARREN — After preliminary data from 2017 showed an increase in fentanyl-related drug overdose deaths, including deaths involving cocaine and methamphetamine, the Ohio Department of Health has issued a recommendation to administer naloxone, an opioid reversal drug. April ...