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Adopt a rabbit at PetSmart

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NONPROFIT HOLDS PROGRAM: F5RS, a nonprofit rescue for rabbits in North Lima, is holding an “Adopt a Rescue Rabbit” program on Saturday and Sunday at Pet- Smart in Niles. All rescue rabbits are spayed or neutered and normally housetrained. No adoptions without an approved application, ...

Former Delphi property could be sold

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WARREN — An effort by Sergio DiPaolo to retain control of the former Packard Electric plant while in U.S. Bankruptcy Court received a setback earlier this month when bankruptcy Judge Kay Woods denied a motion to convert the bankruptcy from Chapter 7 to Chapter 11. That decision could pave ...

Niles schools seeks to scare away geese

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NILES — Niles City Schools officials are looking to remove geese from high school property. A large number of Canada geese have started to call Niles McKinley High School grounds home and starting Friday, a noisemaker will be used twice a day to try to scare away the geese, according to a ...

Tribune Chronicle / Renee Fox
John Novak of the Kent State University Center for Corporate and Professional Development, is teaching a weeklong workshop for management-level Trumbull County employees. The program, Lean Ohio Boot Camp, is designed to help managers identify flaws in work processes that cost time and money.

Program aims to make county more efficient

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WARREN — Management-level Trumbull County employees and a few elected officials are taking part in a workshop this week designed to teach them to identify waste in the processes they direct. “It is designed to teach us to look at our processes. With some practice, and if people really ...

Liberty trustees to review road improvements

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LIBERTY — While township trustees know which roads they will have paved this year, they will be reviewing a list compiled by the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office on what roads should be paved in the future. Officials also are reviewing what to do to cover costs for road projects and have ...

Officials set hearing on road status

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SOUTHINGTON — Township trustees said it is time to address a section of a road in the southern part of the township that has been temporarily closed for 24 years. Township trustees have scheduled public hearings for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 14 to declare Shanks Downs Road under a ...

Southington names new part-time fire chief

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SOUTHINGTON — Township trustees have named Chris Plott as the new part-time fire chief following the retirement resignation of longtime Chief Tom Strock last week. Plott, who previously was assistant fire chief, will begin as chief this week. He will be paid $5,000 per year. Moving to ...

Parks director seeks input on softball program

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NILES — Parks Director Robert Burke wants to revive an adult softball program in Niles and he’s seeking public feedback. Burke intends to hold an organizational meeting at the end of the month if enough people reach out to his office expressing an interest in playing league softball. The ...

Warren crews respond to crash at pizza business

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WARREN — Warren fire crews were called out Wednesday evening after a pickup truck drove into the front of Little Caesar’s, 2525 Youngstown Road SE. A fire department spokesman said crews went to the scene around 8:30 p.m. after the vehicle hit a steel pillar and then shattered the glass ...

On the record: Girard

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WHAT: City council meeting Monday PRESENT: Reynald Paolone, Mark Ragozine, Mark Standohar, Fran Wilson, Lily Martuccio, William Ryser, John Moliterno, Thomas Grumley and Mayor James Melfi Council: • Heard from Melfi the Friends of the Mahoning River will hold a ribbon cutting June 9 for ...

On the record: Bristol

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WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Don Mickel, Misty Berry, Scott Chapman and Kristine Stephens ABSENT: Kathy Johnson The board: • Heard from Superintendent Christopher Dray that high school senior Dallas Robbins designed a school district logo that was placed on the ...

On the record: Liberty

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WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Arnie Clebone, Greg Cizmar and Jodi Stoyak Trustees: • Have met recently with the Trumbull County Planning Commission on sharing land for a possible Joint Economic Development District with Girard. Such a partnership would create an ...

Tribune Chronicle / Guy Vogrin
Jacob LaRosa, 18, is taken into custody Tuesday after pleading no contest before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay in the March 31, 2015, beating death of Marie Belcastro, 94, who was LaRosa’s neighbor. At right is Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office deputy Juan Freeman and at center is deputy Mike Nelson.

LaRosa pleads no contest to avert trial

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WARREN — The 18-year-old accused in the March 31, 2015, beating death and attempted rape of a 94-year-old Niles woman averted his jury trial and pleaded no contest Tuesday to four felony charges. Jacob LaRosa stood with his lawyers before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay ...

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Sue Davis of Vienna, center, with her 4-year-old dog, Flash, a black curly coated retriever, show off an award Flash won last year that enabled them to compete Tuesday at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. Flash won “Best in Breed.”

Local woman’s dog wins ‘Best of Breed’ award

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VIENNA — A Vienna woman and her dog bested six others, receiving a first-place award at the Westminster Kennel Club’s Dog Show in New York City. Flash, a 4-year-old, black, curly coated retriever was awarded “Best in Breed,” Tuesday night. “I’m very proud of him,” said ...

Tribune Chronicle / Renee Fox
U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, left, toured Camp Ravenna on Tuesday, one week after discussing the military installation with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. Ryan and others are pushing to get a missile defense site at Camp Ravenna, but two other locations are still being considered. Maj. Gen. John Harris, right, Ohio National Guard assistant adjutant general for the Army, said Camp Ravenna would be the perfect location for the missile site.

Ryan discusses missile defense site

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CAMP RAVENNA — U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan discussed bringing a missile defense site to Camp Ravenna with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis last week, but Mattis needs more time to decide between the camp, two other locations and whether the Department of Defense still wants to pursue the East ...

Mom faces charges after kids found in street

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WARREN — A Warren mother was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on child endangering charges after her three children were found walking alone Monday morning in the middle of Garden Street NW, according to a city police report. Kisha M. Radcliff, 27, 1041 Hartman Ave. NW, pleaded not guilty ...

Roadblock questioned

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WARREN — Some residents around Dana Street are debating the need for concrete barriers placed on either side of the former Packard Electric building in order to stop vandalism on what would have been the Auto ParkIt manufacturing facility. Councilman Alford Novak, D-2nd Ward, is expected ...

Trumbull County grand jury indicts 31

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WARREN — A Trumbull County grand jury on Wednesday indicted 31 people. Those charged with felonies, scheduled to be arraigned 11 a.m. Feb. 26 before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Kontos, include: • Nicholas J. Roberts Jr., 36, Genesee NE, Warren, escape; • Jajuan ...

Youngstown man indicted in robbery

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WARREN — A Youngstown man accused of robbing the Boost Mobile store in Niles late last year was indicted on a host of felony charges Tuesday by a Trumbull County grand jury. Jonathan K. Smith, 37, faces two counts of aggravated robbery with firearm specifications, kidnapping with firearm ...