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SCOPE dance team to appear in parades

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WARREN — The SCOPE “We are Off Our Rockers” parade dance team will be performing this spring and summer at various parades, including for Memorial Day weekend. Mike Wilson, SCOPE senior services director, said the dance team is looking for anyone over 50 who might be interested in ...

Ohio GOP House woes could delay votes

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Several of Trumbull County’s representatives in Columbus said the Republican-led Ohio House’s inability to select a leader is hampering their ability to do their jobs and if a solution isn’t in hand by mid-June, the gridlock could thwart an effort meant to bolster Lordstown’s chances of ...

Agenda

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• BAZETTA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a special meeting 9 a.m. today at the township hall on appropriations and special revenue fund for the park. • MCDONALD COUNCIL Ad Hoc Committee will meet 3 p.m. today at the Community Room, 500 Ohio Ave. • NEWTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a ...

Saying final farewells to Champion schools

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CHAMPION — Retired Champion Central Elementary School teacher Nancy Countryman said she will always remember the many projects and events the students took part in each year — such as the 100th day of school and Vehicle Day in the spring — during her 41 years of teaching second- and ...

Firm hired to investigate Niles misconduct allegation

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NILES — The city has retained a law firm to investigate whether wrongdoing occurred when a city employee listed, bought and later sold a city vehicle. Anthony Cicero, the city’s head mechanic, was tasked with listing the city van on an online auction site after city council passed ...

Cafaro Foundation saves Bazetta park with donation

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BAZETTA — After weeks of fretting over how to keep Bazetta Township Park open for the rest of the year, the Cafaro Foundation announced Thursday it is donating $17,000 to save it. The park was in danger of closing after July 4 because there is not enough funding available following a ...

Warren Township seeks to shutter recovery house

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WARREN TOWNSHIP — After complaints from many people in a small residential neighborhood off North Leavitt Road about a drug recovery house, township trustees passed a resolution this week that could result in the facility being removed from the area. Trustees on Tuesday passed a resolution ...

Group offers Mahoning River trips

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Mahoning River Adventures will hold a ribbon-cutting at noon today at 75 N. Leavitt Road. The group will begin offering two trips — a 3.66-mile trip from Thomas Swift MetroPark in Leavittsburg to Canoe City MetroPark in Leavittsburg and an 11-mile trip from Rotary Park in Newton Falls to ...

Suspected OD died on railroad tracks

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NILES — Police found the body of a man on the railroad tracks behind McDonald’s, 428 N. Main St., after a woman came across him while walking earlier this week. Justin Drummond, 27, of Holford Avenue, was dead on arrival and police found a bag containing a brown belt, silver spoon and ...

On the record – Newton Falls

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WHAT: Village council meeting Monday PRESENT: Joseph Battisti, John Baryak, Mark Stimpert, Tarry Alberini and Mayor Lyle Waddell ABSENT: Phillip Beer Council: • Approved a bid of $46,358 from Ronyak Paving for paving Lincoln Avenue this summer. Village manager Jack Haney said the ...

On the record – Trumbull County

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WHAT: County commissioners meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Commissioners Mauro Cantalamessa, Frank Fuda and Dan Polivka Commissioners: • Granted permission to close Orangeville Kinsman Road in Vernon from May 24 until June 8; • Awarded a $142,543 bid to American Contracting of ...

New NFL anthem policy contentious

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WASHINGTON — With its decision to ban kneeling during the national anthem, critics are accusing the NFL of prioritizing being in the good financial graces of mainstream America over the social justice passions of its players trying to draw attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the ...

Thurs. 6:25 pm: Dems choose James as new coroner

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WARREN - Members of the Trumbull County Democratic Party's central committee have chosen interim coroner Dr. Thomas James to fill Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk's term through December. Dr. Germaniuk died in April and James was his deputy coroner. James received 64 votes to 31 for Dr. Phillip ...

Area jobless rates fall

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WARREN — Area unemployment rates for April fell more than 1 percentage point from where they were the same month last year. The unemployment rate in the statistical area comprising Trumbull and Mahoning counties was 5.3 percent in April compared to 6.5 percent in April 2017, according to ...

Man given 8 years in stabbing death

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WARREN — A Warren man convicted of stabbing another man to death in July will spend eight years in prison. Arteum Brodeur, 25, faced up to 11 years behind bars when he was sentenced Wednesday by Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge W. Wyatt McKay for a guilty plea to involuntary ...

Senator working to speed up TJX vote

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LORDSTOWN — The vote on a referendum that may decide the fate of the proposed TJX / HomeGoods Distribution Center may be moved up to August if an amendment to a Senate bill is concurred by the Ohio House. State Sen. Sean O’Brien, D-Bazetta, added an amendment to the Senate’s version of ...

Industrial center improvements hope to attract manufacturing

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WARREN — A local industrial hot spot is undergoing improvements to retain and attract a manufacturing workforce. Several infrastructure projects are in place to assist businesses in the Golden Triangle, an industrial area home to 12 companies, including Flex Strut, Trumbull Industries and ...

Local bank stocks mixed

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After gaining earlier in the week, Cortland Bancorp lost 50 cents a share in trading Wednesday to close at $21.50. First Niles Financial held steady again to close at $9.80 per share.

Seeing eye

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DEDICATION OF BUILDINGS: A ceremony will be held noon Saturday at Bristol Township Center to dedicate historic barbershop and doctor’s office buildings, which were moved from state Route 45 to near the township hall. There will be guest speakers and musical entertainment. An Eagle Scout ...