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Police seize more than 900 pot plants

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WARREN — More than 900 marijuana plants were seized by police with the help of an airplane Tuesday and Wednesday in Trumbull, Mahoning and Ashtabula counties. “It’s an operation we do every year ... we fly over and locate marijuana being illegally grown, either on vacant properties, ...

Fri. 2:40 p.m.: Rape reported at YSU

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YOUNGSTOWN - Police are investigating a reported rape at Lyden House on the campus of Youngstown State University. An alert to community members and students sent Friday states the university police department received the report on Thursday, and the person reporting is familiar with the ...

Man gets probation for beating dog

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WARREN — A man who beat a service dog in a convenience store pleaded no contest Thursday to a charge of animal cruelty. Jeffrey Wells, 53, 645 Porter St. NE, was placed on probation for five years and ordered by Judge Terry Ivanchak not to own or be around any animals, court records state. ...

Reynolds played Packard Music Hall

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Best known for his work in movies and television, Burt Reynolds also did theater, including an appearance with Kenley Players at Packard Music Hall in Warren. The actor, who died Thursday at age 82, starred in the play “The Rainmaker” in 1972, a few months after his famous Cosmopolitan ...

Sheriff’s office ate out on tax dollars

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RAVENNA — Portage County Sheriff’s Office employees spent more than $1,500 in county funds at restaurants instead of eating pre-paid food provided at training seminars during 2017, according to state auditor Dave Yost. Department policy requires employees to cover their own meal expenses ...

Organizations to participate in Open Doors program

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Several local organizations will take part in Ohio Open Doors, started in 2016 by the Ohio History Connection to, in part, promote and inspire pride in the state’s heritage. The following historic sites in Trumbull County will be open 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday: • Masonic Temple, 211 E. ...

Grants awarded for Liberty, Howland

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WARREN — New catch basins and other storm water drainage and road improvements in neighborhoods in Liberty and Howland will be primarily funded with grants and are expected to alleviate years of complaints from residents there, township and county officials said. Approximately $284,000 of ...

Woman, 90, attacked by dog

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WARREN TOWNSHIP — An elderly woman was flown via helicopter to the hospital after being atatcked by her neighbor’s dog on Wednesday, according to a police report. The woman, 90, was walking to her back porch on Eagle Creek Road when the dog broke free and ran after her, according to ...

Fri. 1:55 p.m.: Nurses union, Steward reach tentative agreement

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YOUNGSTOWN - Nurses at Northside Regional Medical Center have reached a tentative agreement with Steward Health Care, a top union official confirmed today. Laurie Hornberger, president of the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association, said members will vote on the proposal next week. A ...

Fri. 2 p.m.: Missing elderly man found safe

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WARREN - An elderly man with health problems who went missing Wednesday was located around noon today, in the wooded area near his home. Trumbull County 911 dispatch confirmed that Robert Yekich, 80, of 2 Kings Drive, Warren, was found around noon today, after two days absence, in the woods ...

Man enters plea of not guilty

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WARREN — A man accused of threatening neighbors with a shotgun during an argument about President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Warren Municipal Court. Fred Dickson, 58, of Southern Boulevard, is charged with aggravated menacing and is due back in court Oct. 9. He was booked ...

Local nonprofit victim of theft

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WARREN — A local nonprofit fell victim to a breaking and entering and theft Wednesday. Police were called to Community Volunteer Council, 1642 W. Market St., for an alarm drop at 11:45 p.m., according to a police report. Once there, police found that someone removed a window air ...

Port Authority gets clean audit

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The Western Reserve Port Authority, which operates an economic development division and also runs the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, received a clean audit Thursday from Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office. The audit, which covered calendar year 2017, revealed no findings for ...

UAW 1112 hall to host rally Saturday

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LORDSTOWN — Good Jobs Nation will hold a rally to protest the shipping of jobs overseas at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Auto Workers Local 1112 hall at 11471 Reuther Drive in Warren. The event will examine what the organization believes are President Donald Trump’s broken promises on ...

KSU receives $3.7 million in research grants

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KENT — Kent State University received more than $3.7 million in federal research grants, according to a press release from U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland. Ryan announced Thursday that $3,723,765 in federal research grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the ...

ODOT lays out road plan

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To see a copy of the handout given at Wednesday's meeting on the proposed changes, click here. HOWLAND — The Ohio Department of Transportation held an open house-style meeting Wednesday to present information and get public comment on recommendations that are aimed at helping traffic flow on ...

Local auto sales mixed in August

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WARREN — Area automobile dealers reported a decline in year-over-year sales of new and used vehicles for August. Last month, there were 2,241 used vehicles sold at dealerships in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. That is just more than the 2,201 used vehicles sold the same month ...

Seeing Eye

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HELMET GIVEAWAY: The Trumbull County Creating Healthy Communities Coalition and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will hold a bicycle helmet giveaway for the first 80 children who attend between 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Quinby Park. Residents are invited to come to the Quinby Farmers’ Market for ...

Infant death ruled homicide

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AUSTINTOWN — Police are investigating the death of a baby girl as a homicide. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death of Adaleah Sumpter, who was 5 months old, a homicide from blunt-force trauma to the head, an employee said Wednesday. Police were called to the ...

Mixed results for bank stocks

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Cortland Bancorp shares dipped slightly in trading Wednesday, falling 26 cents to close at $25.24 per share. First Niles Financial remained unchanged at $9.50 per share.