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Fri: 1:39 p.m.: One feared dead in crash on Ohio Turnpike

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BRACEVILLE - Rescue crews are on the Ohio Turnpike for a crash involving two semitrailers that may be fatal, according to a call log from the Trumbull County 911 Center. Crews were dispatched just before 1 p.m. to mile marker 209, which is near the toll plaza off state Route 5. The log listed ...

TCTC starts pre-apprenticeship program for electrical techs

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By BOB COUPLAND Tribune Chronicle CHAMPION — Students in the electrical technology program at Trumbull Career and Technical Center will have the opportunity to become journeymen in their fields sooner with a newly approved electrical tech pre-apprenticeship program. Bob Bonish, trade ...

Jury views set in Hamad trial

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WARREN — The capital murder trial of a Howland man will switch gears today as the 12 newly seated jurors and four alternates are expected to take two trips outside the courtroom. Lawyers completed final jury selection Thursday afternoon as a pool of 43 potential jurors turned into a panel ...

No Medicaid patients for detox center

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Web link WARREN — Braking Point Recovery Center in Austintown can no longer provide treatment to patients on Medicaid under a decision by the state made the same day federal and other agents searched its Austintown and Columbus locations and the home of its owner. The Medicaid provider ...

Paper shredding set in Howland

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SEEING EYE FREE EVENT: Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North Road NE, Howland, will hold a free shredding event 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The public can bring up to five banker’s-size boxes with materials that need to be shredded. Volunteers will direct traffic and assist with the shredding. ...

Over 50 called in Infante case

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WARREN — More than 50 people have been summoned as witnesses in the Niles political corruption case, including prominent business owners, city employees and elected officials. The witness list for the Trumbull County Common Pleas Court case against former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante is ...

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Law enforcement officers stand guard Friday morning outside the home of Nasser Hamad, who is on trial on capital murder charges in connection to a Feb. 25 shooting that left two people dead and three others injured. The jury visited the location, as well as the impound lot where a van the victims were in is being kept.

Jurors view van, shooting scene in Hamad trial

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WARREN — Jurors in the capital murder trial of Nasser Hamad viewed the crime scene on a busy stretch of state Route 46 Friday as well as a van with bullet holes parked behind the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office. Hamad, 48, is charged with two counts of aggravated murder that carry the ...

McDonald reopens basketball courts

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McDONALD — After two months of being closed, the village basketball courts will reopen today. McDonald Mayor Glenn ‘‘Marty’’ Puckett said Thursday the basketball courts, which are in an enclosed gated area in Woodland Park off Ohio Avenue, will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with a ...

Gun found on bullied 3rd-grader

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MIDDLETOWN — Police say a gun has been found on a third-grader who told authorities he’d been bullied at a southwest Ohio elementary school. Middletown police say the gun was found Monday on a 9-year-old boy after a teacher noticed a bulge in his pocket. Police say the boy grabbed at ...

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From left, Frank Hunter, 10, Emmanuel Washington, 13, and Freddy Washington, 13, all of Warren, get their photos taken Thursday at the Warren Family Mission’s harvest party  for families. The event, which was sponsored by Novelis, included games, pumpkin decorating and food. There was also an aluminum can collection.

Harvesting some fun

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Tribune Chronicle / Bob Coupland From left, Frank Hunter, 10, Emmanuel Washington, 13, and Freddy Washington, 13, all of Warren, get their photos taken Thursday at the Warren Family Mission’s harvest party for families. The event, which was sponsored by Novelis, included games, pumpkin ...

Pension fund board votes to cut benefits

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COLUMBUS — Ohio’s largest pension system has voted to cut benefits for retirees. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System voted Wednesday on the plan that would affect all of its more than 1 million members, current retirees and future ones. The plan ...

Newton Falls man gets two years for home burglary

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WARREN — A Newton Falls man was in tears Thursday morning after he was sentenced to two years in prison for a burglary conviction linked to a Feb. 2 theft at a woman’s home. Matthew Fetterolf, 47, 509 Ravenna Road, appeared before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald J. Rice ...

Health officials tout needle exchange benefits

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The Mahoning Valley, one of Ohio’s hardest-hit areas in the ongoing opioid crisis, is looking for solutions to all the problems that come with the addictive pain killers. Deaths in Trumbull and Mahoning counties doubled in two years, from 2014-16, and Trumbull by itself has a death rate ...

Six seek two Farmington trustee seats

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FARMINGTON — One incumbent and five challengers are on the ballot Nov. 7 as township voters will be electing two trustees to four-year terms. The slate of candidates includes Trustee Martha Yoder, 5651 Bradford Road; Eleanor F. Harris, 340 N. Third St.; Debbi Gotchall, 4782 Geauga Portage ...

Liberty hopes for improvements

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LIBERTY — As Belmont Avenue is in the process of total reconstruction, township officials are hoping the improvements will be an incentive for rehabilitating old buildings and constructing new ones. Township Trustee Jodi Stoyak and Township Administrator Patrick Ungaro have been meeting ...

Cleveland man guilty of rape

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WARREN — A Trumbull County jury deliberated most of the day Thursday before returning guilty verdicts against a Cleveland area man on five felony charges linked to the sexual assault of a pre-teen girl. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated six-and-a-half hours in the ...

Niles superintendent defends levy

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NILES — With less than three weeks before the election, Niles Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen defended the district’s 9.2-mill levy proposal that, if passed, will bring an additional $2 million per year to the district. The district is very different today than when it last passed an ...

Fri. 11:30 a.m.: Humphries inducted into Business Hall of Fame

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Tribune Chronicle YOUNGSTOWN - Tom Humphries, longtime president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, will be inducted into the 2017 class of Cleveland Magazine's Community Leader Business Hall of Fame Nov. 2 in Cleveland. The Business Hall of Fame, established in 1996, ...