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Miss Ohio preps for Miss USA

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Mecca’s own Miss Ohio, a 20-year-old college student and business owner, is using her national platform to promote entrepreneurship and in a few short weeks will compete against women from across the nation for the title of Miss USA 2018. Deneen Penn was born in Andover and moved to Mecca ...

Mon. 6:28 p.m.: Infante guilty of 22 of 32 counts

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WARREN - A jury has convicted ex-Niles Mayor Ralph Infante on 22 of the 32 counts he faced in his political corruption trial. The jury came back just before 6 p.m. after deliberating for about nine hours. Infante, 62, will be sentenced 10 a.m. Friday. He was accused of several crimes, ...

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• PACKARD MUSEUM HOLDS SEMINAR: The National Packard Museum will hold a seminar titled “The Packards of Ohio: Pioneers of Transportation” at 12 p.m. May 12. The lecture is part of the “Coffee & Donuts” series and is free with paid admission to the museum. Admission to the museum ...

Taking a stand against racism

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WARREN — Local residents provided ideas and input of what can be done working together to combat racism in the community. More than 40 people attended a recent program “Stand Against Racism” held at the YWCA of Warren and hosted by the YWCAs of Warren and Youngstown. “Race: Let’s ...

Man found shot to death

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WARREN — City police detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found with gunshot wounds early Sunday morning in the 200 block of Idylwild Street NE, a block east of North Park Avenue, according to reports. Police were also investigating a robbery and possible rape of a ...

Program looks at astronaut

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NEIL ARMSTRONG PROGRAM: The Howland Historical Society will hold a program on astronaut Neil Armstrong 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Howland Township administration building. Dan Mathey, a graphic artist and historian who was acquainted with Armstrong, will speak. The event is free. CANCER SCREENING: ...

Liberty official concerned with water rates

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LIBERTY — A Liberty Township trustee said she is concerned with the different water rates being charged to residents depending on where they live in the township. At a recent trustee meeting, Jodi Stoyak voiced her concerns over water rate discrepancies. She said part of Liberty gets water ...

Small turnout expected at the polls Tuesday

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WARREN — Voters heading to their local polling places Tuesday will be greeted with sunny skies, a high temperature reaching 70 degrees and a slate of primary contests, a statewide referendum and local levies. But not everyone has waited to make their voice heard. According to Stephanie ...

Agenda

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• LORDSTOWN COUNCIL will meet 6 p.m. today at village municipal building. • NEWTON FALLS COUNCIL will meet 6 p.m. today at the municipal building. • CHAMPION TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 6:30 p.m. today at high school community room. • HUBBARD CITY COUNCIL will meet 7 p.m. today at ...

McKinley understands importance of his war declaration

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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 signed the war declaration Congress passed on April 25, 1898, making him the first commander in chief in a formally declared war ...

Lordstown commission to meet over TJX zoning

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LORDSTOWN — The village Planning Commission will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the administration building. The commission had previoulsy canceled a meeting in late April to discuss a zoning change for TJX. HomeGoods wants to build a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution ...

Vehicle crashes into Hubbard Katie’s Korner

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HUBBARD — Hubbard police are investigating an early Sunday morning crash where a driver crashed into Katie’s Korner ice cream store. A 911 report indicates police were called around 4 a.m. to the crash in the 2500 block of North Main Street after the driver drove into the side of the ...

Ex-Mahoning County judge dies at age 64

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YOUNGSTOWN — Former Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Maureen A. Cronin, 64, who became the first woman elected as a Youngstown prosecutor in 1994, died Sunday. Tribune Chronicle news partner WKBN-27 reported Cronin had fallen ill with respiratory issues and had suffered a heart ...

Niles arm wrestler gets a grip on competition

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NILES — By day, Kevin Robertson works as a public servant for the residents of Niles. As project manager and public utilities infrastructure coordinator, he plans projects, scours blueprints and seeks grants to help pay for the work — a pretty cerebral job. But on nights and weekends, he ...

Scholarship helps honor shooting victim

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GIRARD — Warren residents Eva and Richard Rollison said it will be five years this October since they lost their 24-year-old son, Richard Rollison IV of Niles, in a shooting at gas station in Warren. His parents told more than 150 guests at the recent Richard C. Rollison Foundation fourth ...

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City police activity reported April 20-27: April 27, 6:20 a.m. — Unauthorized use of vehicle reported in the 3100 block of Williamsburg Street NW. 2:58 a.m. — Matthew Wargo, 38, was arrested in the 700 block of West Market Street on a failure to appear warrant in Warren Municipal ...

Family throws birthday party as Margaret O’Brien turns 90

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WARREN — Smiling, laughing and on the receiving end of nearly 100 birthday hugs and kisses, Margaret O’Brien looked more like everybody’s favorite grandmother than a legendary political bulldog. Don’t be fooled, party guests said. At 90 years old, O’Brien — the first woman elected ...