Woman nearly hit with gunfire while sleeping

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WARREN — A woman sleeping just after 2 a.m. Thursday was nearly hit with gunfire that came into her home, according to a police report. One of the two bullets shot into 2126 Colonial Drive SE hit the headboard of the woman’s bed, “within a foot of her head” and continued into the ...

Off-duty detective witnesses theft

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NILES — A Warren man was caught by an off-duty detective after attempting to rob an AT&T Wireless store around noon Wednesday, according to a police report. Ryan Eckroate, 24, entered the store and took five wireless headsets valued at about $200 each, the report states. An off-duty ...

On the record: McDonald

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McDonald WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Thomas Hannon, Wendy Higgins, Jody Klase and John Saganich Board members: • Swore in Joseph M. Cappuzzello, who will complete the rest of former board member Catherine Harvey’s term until the end of the year. • ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple

Mahoning Valley Scrappers outfielder No. 7, Will Benson, left, autographs a baseball for Carsen Sharpe, 12, of Niles before the start of Wednesday’s home opener at Eastwood Field. The Scrappers lost 3-2 to the Auburn Doubledays.

Scrappers’ home opener draws loyal fans

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NILES — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers returned home Wednesday night for their 19th season-opener at Eastwood Field. The Scrappers have drawn a loyal following over the years, attracting many diehard fans along the way, not to mention, a few new ones as well. One well-known patron you’ll ...

Thur. 12:57 p.m.: $1 million bond set for murder suspect

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NEWTON FALLS - Bond is set at $1 million for the man accused of killing a Warren man whose body was found June 15 in a wooded area of Peck Leach Road in Bristol. Austin T. Burke, 18, is charged with murder in Newton Falls Municipal Court in connection to the shooting death of Kenneth Brandon ...

Former GE sites up for bid in the Valley


WARREN — An online auction has been scheduled July 14 for several properties in the Mahoning Valley that once served as General Electric Co. facilities. The 9 a.m. auction, to be conducted by Northbrook, Ill.-based Hilco Real Estate, will include idled GE properties at 1251 and 1313 W. ...

Group on track for open house

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RIVERSIDE RAILROAD SHOWCASES TRAINS: Riverside Railroad Club will hold an open house 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Warren SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St. Additional railways have been added to showcase more trains. ICE CREAM SOCIAL: The annual ice cream social and ...

Man is charged with murder

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NEWTON FALLS — A man is expected to make his first appearance in court here today on a charge accusing him of killing a man found June 15 in a wooded area of Bristol. Austin T. Burke, 18, is charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of Kenneth “Brandon” Sample, 22, whose ...

No change in local bank stocks


After breaking its monthlong streak of remaining stagnant by jumping 58 cents the prior day, First Niles Financial stood pat in Wednesday’s trading to close at $10.25 per share. Cortland Bancorp also saw no change to close at $18.60 per share.

Reducing gypsy moths by disrupting mating

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SPLAT GM-O! What was that? Or, what is that? No, it is not a new GMO (genetically modified organism). Rather, it stands for gypsy moth-organic. It is an organic, biodegradable formulation for the control of gypsy moths using mating disruption. Gypsy moth is an invasive forest pest that was ...

Company temporarily cuts lines to end odor

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WARREN — The operators of the Patriot Water treatment plant not only voluntarily agreed to stop sending treated water into the city’s sanitary sewer system, but also cut the line inside the plant that discharges into the sanitary sewers and filled it with concrete. The company cut its ...

CDBG funding takes hit

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WARREN — Trumbull County received less money for the next two years than it did in 2016 from a popular community grant program threatened with complete elimination under the president’s proposed budget. “Our CDBG (Community Development Block Grant program) allocation this year has been ...

Russian threat to election stressed

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials sought Wednesday to underscore for lawmakers the threat Russia posed to the 2016 vote for the White House, outlining efforts to hack into election systems in 21 states and to fill the internet with misinformation during a divisive campaign season. Officials ...

Tribune Chronicle / David L. Dye
Holding his arrow and club, Chief Cornstalk, portrayed by scholar Dan Cutler, provides a look at the early history of the colonization of North America through the eyes of the American Indians at Wednesday’s Ohio Chautauqua performance in Warren. The free event continues today with a performance by Susan Marie Frontczak as author Mary Shelley.

Chief Cornstalk tells often overlooked story

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WARREN — An American audience learned Wednesday about an often-overlooked part of American history thanks to Chief Cornstalk, performed by scholar Dan Cutler, at Ohio Chautauqua. The performance was made from the angle of about 1777 when Chief Cornstalk decided to turn himself in to ...

NF council dissolves community center committee

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NEWTON FALLS — The effort to preserve the Newton Falls community center may have hit a setback after a council liaison committee was dissolved by Village Council. The committee, consisting of Councilmen Richard Zamecnik and Mark Stimpert, was tasked with acting as a liaison between the ...

Man reports being attacked with bat

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WARREN — A man told police he was attacked and hit with a wooden baseball bat Wednesday while walking just after 1 a.m. near Rocky’s AM PM Food Mart on West Market Street, according to a report. The man, 60, told police two men, both about 20 years old and dressed in dark clothing, hit ...

Entities receive clean audit reports

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WARREN — Three local organizations in Trumbull County received clean audits from Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office. There were no findings for recovery in the audits for the Bristol Public Library, McDonald Local School District and Southington Local School District released on Tuesday. ...

Rollover crash sends one to hospital

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WEATHERSFIELD — A vehicle rollover Tuesday afternoon sent the driver to the hospital, according to an accident report. An SUV was traveling on Depot Street around 5 p.m. in Mineral Ridge when an animal ran in front it. Although the animal wasn’t struck, the SUV drove off the roadway ...

Suspected marijuana found in Bloomfield

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BLOOMFIELD — The Trumbull Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force found numerous suspected marijuana plants on a state Route 87 property after a tip from the Ohio Department of Transportation. ODOT workers were trimming cattails in the 2100 block of state Route 87 Tuesday morning when ...