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Bond set for suspect in Niles Direct Jewelry Outlet heist

Local News

WARREN — A man charged in the 2017 robbery of a Niles jewelry store pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday morning. Ronald McDonel, 57, was indicted Tuesday on three counts of aggravated robbery and three counts of kidnapping — all first-degree felonies and with firearm ...

Man gives chase to naked teens through Warren neighborhood

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WARREN — A call about a teenage girl running naked through some Warren neighborhoods turned out to be a father chasing his daughter after he caught her and her boyfriend having sex, according to a police report. The report states a resident on Woodland Avenue called police around 5:45 a.m. ...

Agencies, schools get grant funding

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WARREN — Three Trumbull County school districts and three local organizations were among 86 entities throughout northeast Ohio to receive a grant via the GPD Group Employees’ Foundation. According to a release, the Lakeview, Maplewood and McDonald school districts were awarded nearly ...

Two appointed to transit board

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WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners Wednesday appointed James Pirko of Niles and Martha Yoder of Farmington to three-year terms on the Trumbull County Transit Board. Pirko replaces Lee Seiple and Yoder replaces Arnie Clebone. The term for Seiple expired in September, but he continued to ...

Bazetta to rebuild cemetery storage

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BAZETTA — Township trustees at a special meeting Wednesday approved seeking quotes from architectural firms to design a new maintenance and storage building for Hillside Cemetery after the former building was destroyed by a tornado in January. Trustee Chairman Paul Hovis said officials ...

Canfield Fair announces Labor Day act

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CANFIELD — The Canfield Fair Board announced Wednesday comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will be the second grandstand act at this year’s fair. Iglesias will perform at 8 p.m. Labor Day, Sept. 2, the final day of the fair. Tickets go on sale to the general public 10 a.m. May 3. ...

On the record – Trumbull County commissioners

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Trumbull County WHAT: County commissioners meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Dan Polivka, Frank Fuda and Mauro Cantalemessa Commissioners: • Approved the transfer of Noah Gilger from the position of laborer to TV inspector / grouting assistant technician with the Sanitary Engineers ...

On the record – Braceville

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WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Rebecca Rood, Dennis Kuchta and Jeff Tucker Trustees: • Established a part-time emergency medical service program to cover eight hours each day and set wages at $11 for emergency medical technician and $14 for paramedic; • Approved ...

On the record – Lordstown

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WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: William Catlin, Niki Reid, Cheryl Kistler and Jackie Woodward ABSENT: Carla Click The board: • Recognized seniors Mary Harvey, Blaze Miller and Marty Nelder for winning first place in the Titan Business Challenge at Youngstown State ...

On the record – Kinsman

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WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Linda Miller, Greg Leonhard and Fred Stahl Trustees: • Will have representatives of the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office meet 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Dellin Thomas Road with residents who have questions on the Issue 2 safety upgrade and ...

Groups seeking grants to meet

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WARREN — Nonprofit groups serving low- to moderate-income Warren residents interested in submitting proposals for the 2020 Community Development Block Grant are invited to attend workshops reviewing the application process and guidelines at 10 a.m. Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the third ...

Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

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The 17th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day — a free service to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs — is Saturday. Since the program’s inception in 2010, the DEA has collected a total of nearly 11 million pounds — more than 5,400 tons — of expired, unused ...

Niles’ century-old Garfield Elementary comes down

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NILES — Cheryl Cole, who has lived across from Garfield Elementary School for the past 37 years, said she has many memories of the 114-year-old building her two children attended and where she also spent time reading to students in the library. Cole was among a steady stream of people who ...

Mixed results for two local stocks

Business

Cortland Bancorp stock took a nosedive Tuesday, losing $2.28 per share to close at $22.71. First Niles Financial held steady to close again at $8.50 per share.

Seeing Eye

Community News

CELEBRATING VOLUNTEERS: In 2018, 50 senior volunteers gave $800,000 worth of national service work in the Mahoning Valley. With 30,000 hours served and nearly 1,300 people impacted last year, Senior Corps volunteers made, and continue to make, a difference in schools, nonprofits and health ...

Boy Scouts start to include girls

Community News

LORDSTOWN — Ava Tallman, 7, of Leavittsburg, and Audrey Gensburg, 8, of Mineral Ridge said they wanted to give Scouting a try and learn what all scouts learn such as folding a flag, canoeing, hiking and building a fire. Instead of joining Girl Scouts, the two elementary students joined ...

County jobless rate on rise

Local News

WARREN — Trumbull County’s 6.6 percent unemployment rate in March was unchanged from February, yet the county shot up nine spots to now have the seventh-highest jobless rate in Ohio. Mahoning County actually saw its rate decrease by the slimmest of amounts — 0.1 percent to 6.1 percent ...