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Champion church dedicates new center

Community News

CHAMPION — With Champion Christian Church marking 125 years, the church has something to celebrate — a new addition called the Disciples Center was officially opened. With the church choir singing “Come and See What God Has Done,” the ribbon was cut Nov. 10 opening the center which ...

Winter weather causes little damage in the Valley

Local News

Rain, ice, sleet and snow — all of it hit — northeast Ohio and much of the eastern half of the country Thursday. From St. Louis to the South and into the Northeast, weather made driving tricky, iced over trees and closed schools in some parts of the country. It was relatively mild in ...

Local bank stocks hold steady

Business

After plunging by a $1.50 per share in trading Wednesday, Cortland Bancorp stood pat on Thursday, remaining at $21.25 per share at the close of trading Thursday. First Niles Financial also remained unchanged, closing at $9.11 per share for the 13th day in a row.

Veterans memorial to be dedicated

Community News

CEREMONY: The newly completed Cortland Veterans Memorial will hold a dedication 1 p.m. Saturday at Point Park on North High Street. All veterans, active military, memorial contributors and the public are invited. Walnut Street near the memorial will be closed for parking. Those attending can ...

Judge rules against moving Claudia Hoerig case

Local News

WARREN — A judge Thursday refused Claudia Hoerig’s request to move her case out of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to federal court. There is no jurisdiction for the federal court to intervene, United States District Court Judge Dan Aaron Polster ruled. Hoerig is facing murder ...

Agenda

Community News

• WARREN TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION and Zoning Appeals Board will meet 6 p.m. Monday at the township hall. • JOHNSTON TOWNSHIP will hold an abatement hearing 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnston VFW Hall.

Parishioner concerned with turmoil at Vienna church

Local News

HUBBARD — A member of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish in Vienna said she was doing her job as church procurator in reporting an alleged incident of inappropriate behavior involving a priest and a minor. Joann Knuth of Hubbard said Thursday that church members have split in the wake of ...

Falls board reviews options

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NEWTON FALLS — Members of the Newton Falls Board of Education’s finance committee will meet with Treasurer Julie Sloan about options to place an earned-income tax levy on the May primary ballot. Board President Debra Davis said Thursday finance members Jennifer Urbania and Aimee ...

Indictment: Ex-judge stole cash from client

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — Former Mahoning County Judge Diane Vettori-Caraballo of Youngstown was accused in an indictment Thursday of stealing between $100,200 and $328,000 in cash that was in the home of a client when the client died in March 2016. A Mahoning County grand jury handed up indictments ...

Youngstown man pleads guilty in burglary

Local News

WARREN — A man who forced his way into an 81-year-old Niles resident’s home on Aug. 20, causing minor injuries, pleaded guilty Thursday to a count of aggravated burglary and could face up to 11 years in prison. Dajaun Reshawn Perry, 24, 107 Lincoln Park, Youngstown, during a pre-trial ...

Former rehab owner faces drug charges

Local News

LISBON — In just the latest round of legal trouble for the owner and operator of the now-closed Braking Point Recovery Center, Ryan P. Sheridan, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to various drug possession charges. After the arraignment, he remained free ...

Group wants GM to ‘Drive it Home’

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LORDSTOWN — As was the case nearly 20 years ago, a coalition of business and community leaders and elected officials have formed to send a collective message to General Motors. The “Drive it Home” initiative — to “urge General Motors to support growing its investment at the GM ...

Searchers find missing man, 90

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AUSTINTOWN — Police say a 90-year-old man missing from Austintown was found Thursday night in Maryland. Paul Markovsky was reported missing around noon Wednesday by his son. He reportedly had left the house at 6 a.m. in his pickup truck, according to Austintown police reports. His ...

Trumbull grand jury indicts 48

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WARREN — A Trumbull County grand jury indicted 48 people Wednesday who are scheduled to be arraigned 11 a.m. Nov. 27 before Judge Andrew D. Logan. They are: • Lee Babcock, 24, Iowa Street NW, Warren, heroin possession and aggravated drugs possession; • Norman A. Miller, 32, Jackson ...

On the record – Southington

Local News

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Sam Plott, Cindy Speaker and Dan Tietz Trustees: • Approved J.D. Farmer Plumbing at $3,940 for installing new underground waterline on the driveway between the town hall and the furnace room; • Approved payment of $24,902 to ...

Niles board reviews levy options

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NILES — The Niles Board of Education is reviewing options to place a levy request on the May primary ballot. Board President Susan Longacre said Thursday the board is discussing possibly placing one renewal levy that would generate $1.3 million a year on the ballot, but no official decision ...

Timothy Combs, co-defendant in Raymond Fife murder, dies

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WARREN — Timothy Combs, a man serving multiple life sentences for his role in the 1985 murder of 12-year-old Raymond Fife, died while incarcerated, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Combs, 50, died Friday. He was serving his sentence at Grafton Correctional ...