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Officials: Fire intentionally set at abandoned house

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WARREN — An early morning fire on Friday at an abandoned house was intentionally set, according to city fire officials. The call was received around 3 a.m. Friday concerning a blaze at 1369 Belvedere Ave. SW. There were no utilities connected to the house, officials stated, adding there ...

Charges dismissed against woman in false alarm case

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WARREN — Charges filed against a woman accused of making false alarms when she tried to convince police her estranged husband was going to shoot up a Howland school were dismissed Thursday in Warren Municipal Court. Vanessa Ackely, 41, Glen Oaks Drive, was facing two counts of making ...

Lincoln school evacuated because of a small fire

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WARREN — Lincoln PK-8 School, 2253 Atlantic St. NE, reportedly was evacuated Friday morning because of a small fire. According to city fire officials, a student was using a lighter to burn paper at his desk that resulted in the fire. Crews received the call around 8:30 a.m. and reported ...

Fire at Arconic extinguished

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NILES — Crews extinguished a fire Friday morning at Arconic on Warren Avenue in Weathersfield, according to a 911 call log. There was a fire in the metal shop, reported just before 9 a.m. An ambulance and Weathersfield firefighters responded to the scene. No further information was ...

Secretary of State to speak at school

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LORDSTOWN — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose will speak 9 a.m. Monday at Lordstown High School for the school’s annual Democracy Day program. The event celebrates the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that lowered the voting age to 18 from 21. It was passed by Congress on ...

Property transfers

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Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County March 8-13: Bazetta Cynthia A. Smigle to Davey M. Champ and Stacy L. Post, 935 Perkins Jones, $140,000 Amanda L. Vislosky and Benjamin Johnson to Alison P. Saltzmann, 3102 Ivy Hill Circle Unit A, $56,000 Essam and Nevine Ragheb to Brandon ...

Senate votes against Trump’s border emergency

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WASHINGTON — A dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The 59-41 tally, following the Senate’s vote a day earlier to end U.S. involvement in the war in ...

Church helps Harding food pantry

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WARREN — Wanting to help local students, members of Second Baptist Church spent the past several weeks collecting food and non-perishable food items for the Warren G. Harding High School Raider Food Pantry. Antonio Burgess, a sophomore at the school, said the church members wanted to do ...

Trumbull proposals don’t make USDA list

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WARREN — Six communities in Ohio remain in contention for a possible branch office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. None are in Trumbull County, but all are within an hour’s drive. The latest list from the USDA of communities that expressed an interest for one or both of the ...

Inspiring Minds to hold gala

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JOURNEY THROUGH AFRICA: Inspiring Minds’ 13th annual fundraising gala is being planned 4 to 7 p.m. April 13 at the MetroPlex Expo Center in Liberty. Since 2006, thousands of at-risk youth have been inspired by educational, personal, physical and professional opportunities through Inspiring ...

Commissioners to rescind vote on sellback policy

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WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners plan to rescind a program two of them voted for Wednesday approving a plan to that allows non-union employees to sell back their sick and vacation time to the county, which cost $800,000 last year. Commissioner Mauro Cantalamessa voted against the ...

Family Mission opens food pantry

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WARREN — To help the growing number of hungry people in Warren, the Warren Family Mission’s food pantry is now open to the public. The grand opening for the new food pantry was held Thursday morning at the new location on West Market Street. Pastor Chris Gilger, executive director of ...

Suit: Anesthetic overdose at St. Joseph’s killed woman

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WARREN — A woman was given too much anesthesia during an endoscopy procedure at a local hospital, killing her, states a lawsuit filed by her family in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Artie M. Williamson, 74, of Warren, died March 17, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital, days after a ...

Surveillance system unveiled

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WARREN — “Big Brother” is watching. With the activation of 67 surveillance cameras at five sites in Warren and around the Trumbull County administration building, city residents and guests should feel pretty safe. “Downtown Warren is already safe,” Warren Safety Service ...

McDonald woman gets probation for theft from parent group

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WARREN — The former treasurer of McDonald Local School District’s Parent Educator Group was sentenced Thursday to five years probation after pleading guilty in January to one count of theft and two counts of forgery. Stephanie A. Hilbun, 41, Nebraska Avenue, McDonald, paid $8,000 in ...

Fast-moving storm triggers warnings in two-county area

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A fast-moving storm led to a tornado warning being issued briefly for western Mahoning County around 8:30 p.m. Thursday and a severe thunderstorm warning issued for Trumbull County about 15 minutes later. WKBN-TV 27 meteorologist Paul Wetzl went live on the air after cloud rotation was ...

Fri. 2:44 p.m.: Local sting nets human trafficking predators

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LIBERTY - An undercover operation targeting human trafficking predators has led to the arrests of eight men, including four from Trumbull County. According to a release from the office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, the suspects were taken into custody Thursday as part of an ...

Niles bar did not have liquor license on night of fatal shooting

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NILES — The operator of the Hideaway Bar & Grill, 5840 Youngstown Warren Road, did not have valid D-5 and D-6 liquor licenses when Britney Mazanec was shot to death while leaving it on Feb. 24. Michael R. Watson, 40, 3406 Orchard Court, Warren, who is leasing the building and its ...