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Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
Welder Cody Barnes of Warren mig welds catwalks for the parking garages being produced at Auto Parkit. The company is operating out of the former General Electric facility because Alan’s original site, the former Packard Electric facility, is in bankruptcy court. Alan said he has invested about $1 million into the site so far.

Hard at work

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WARREN — Christopher Alan has been moving forward with the renovation of the former GE facility purchased by Dasher-Lawless in May 2017 as an alternative to build his Auto Parkit manufacturing facility if the company is not successful in buying the former Packard Electric facility at 408 Dana ...

The casket of Westerville police officer Eric Joering is brought in the church to join the casket of officer Anthony Morelli during funeral services at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville, on Friday.  The two veteran officers were shot after entering a residence Saturday. The officers returned fire, wounding 30-year-old Quentin Smith, who has been charged with aggravated murder and remains hospitalized.  
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Slain officers remembered as heroes

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WESTERVILLE — Two veteran officers shot and killed while responding to a 911 hang-up were true heroes because they spent their lives working for others and their community, a police chief told mourners Friday. Hundreds of officers and deputies in blue and black uniforms from around the ...

Tribune Chronicle / Bob Coupland
Hayley Platt, a Lordstown High School alumnae, speaks about her career as a dancer to Lordstown students as part of the Lordstown Schools Alumni Speakers series that brings alumni back to the school to tell of their careers and what they did to get there. The series is held throughout the school year.

Lordstown alumni share careers

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LORDSTOWN — Whether they are in law enforcement, performing on stage, working behind the scenes at a television station or traveling to different companies, a new alumni speaker series is allowing Lordstown High School students to hear about what former graduates are doing and how they got ...

Tribune Chronicle / Bob Coupland
Newton Falls Superintendent Paul Woodard, standing,  answers questions of parents and residents Thursday at an informational meeting at the high school on plans to close the elementary school because of declining enrollment and the need to save the district money.

Newton Falls looks at closing grade school

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NEWTON FALLS — With the Newton Falls Exempted Village School District seeing a loss of 610 students between 1990 and 2017, school officials are looking at ways to save money, including possibly closing the elementary school at the end of the school year. About 150 people attended an ...

Local bank stocks mixed

Business

Cortland Bancorp, which has been stagnant all week, lost a dime in trading Thursday to close at $21.15 per share. First Niles Financial saw no change, closing again at $10.50 per share.

President’s Day celebration set

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OPEN HOUSE AT McKINLEY BIRTHPLACE: The public can celebrate Presidents Day 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at President McKinley’s Birthplace Home, 40 S. Main St., Niles. President William McKinley, portrayed by Mike Wilson, will greet visitors who can take a tour of the Birthplace Home, engage in ...

Man accused of killing Warren native indicted

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WARREN — A man from Columbus could be put to death if he’s convicted of charges filed by a grand jury Thursday in connection to the murder of former Warren resident Rachael Anderson. Anthony J. Pardon is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday in the capital murder case that ...

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Gunman carried extra ammo in backpack

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PARKLAND, Fla. — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff’s department report released ...

Regional ‘Mock Trial’ set for today

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NILES — It may be a simulated court case, but students competing in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education High School Mock Trial competitions absorb themselves in the real-life issue on which the case is based. And for Niles McKinley High School students, the time they put in is paying ...

Man caught at court with suspected meth

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NILES — When police saw a man they knew had warrants for his arrest dropping off some people at Niles Municipal Court, they pulled him over and found a large amount of suspected methamphetamine. The court is in the same building as the Niles police station. Kevin Thompson, 36, of Warren, ...

Primary votes lead to candidates’ rejections

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WARREN — Petitions for seven candidates seeking election to the Republican and Democratic county central committees were rejected by the Trumbull County Board of Elections because they voted in a primary election for the other party. Some members of the board of elections said they believe ...

Man charged in pizza parlor crash

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WARREN — A man accused of crashing his truck into a pizza parlor’s front windows Wednesday pleaded not guilty Thursday in Warren Municipal Court to a pair of misdemeanor charges related to the accident. Kevin Corrigan, 40, faces charges of refusing to submit to a DUI test and driving ...

Man suspected of sex act at library

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NILES — Police are investigating an incident in which an unknown man is suspected of public indecency at the McKinley Memorial Library, according to a police report. Library Director Michelle Alleman told police a man entered the library Feb. 8 just before 3:30 p.m. and asked for a ...

Woman appeals board decision

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WARREN — Erica Royster is requesting to appeal a decision by the Trumbull County Board of Elections to reject her petition to be elected to the Trumbull County Democratic Party Central Committee. Royster’s petition was rejected by the board for being dated at her signature line after ...

Treasurer’s resignation leaves Niles in lurch

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NILES — The resignation of city Treasurer Janet Jones had an impact on the city’s financial recovery process. Quentin Potter, who chairs the Financial Planning and Supervision Commission, said during a Thursday meeting that the city must train someone, as well as a backup person, to ...

Niles board directs lawsuit inquiries to its attorneys

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NILES — The Niles Board of Education and Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen didn’t publicly address fired teacher Christopher Chieffo’s $4 million lawsuit against the district during a Thursday meeting, but they went into executive session with their attorneys to talk about it. Chieffo, ...

Students released from a lockdown are overcome with emotion following following the shooting.

Shooter kills 17 at school in Florida

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PARKLAND, Fla. — A former student opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets in the nation’s deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, ...

Local bank stocks stand pat

Business

Local bank stocks saw no change in trading Wednesday, with Cortland Bancorp closing at $21.25 per share and First Niles Financial closing at $10.50 per share.

Lawsuit against Niles schools claims evidence tampering

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WARREN — Niles City Schools officials are accused of tampering with a key piece of evidence in the case of fired teacher Christopher Chieffo, according to a motion filed Wednesday in a lawsuit Chieffo filed against the district. Chieffo, 45, was terminated Jan. 18 by the Board of Education ...