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Professor: Debt, court’s power would shock Founding Fathers

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WARREN — The Founding Fathers never intended the U.S. Supreme Court to wield the power it currently has, according to the chair of the department of political science at Brown University. Wendy Schiller, a frequent contributor to national television and radio news programs and the author of ...

Boulder blocks Route 82

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HOWLAND — Morning commuters had to deal with something unusual Wednesday morning — a boulder in the roadway. Around 6:30 a.m., the Ohio State Highway Patrol received a report about a boulder in the eastbound lanes of state Route 82, between Howland Wilson Road and state Route ...

Mayor turns down grant

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GIRARD — Girard Mayor James Melfi said Tuesday he is turning down a $281,247 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant that may have been used to increase staffing for the Girard Fire Department. In October, the city also rejected the grant because of matching costs but was granted a ...

Man indicted on 12 rape counts

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WARREN — A man was indicted on 12 charges of rape Wednesday by a Trumbull County grand jury. William J. Bowdish, 37, with addresses in Brookfield, Bristolville and Youngstown, is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 21 on the charges before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge W. Wyatt ...

On the record – Weathersfield

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WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Gil Blair, Steve Gerberry and Marvin McBride Trustees: • Promoted part-time police officer Thomas Martin to full-time, effective immediately; • Promoted Lynda Briach from police clerk to administrative assistant II effective ...

On the record – Johnston

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WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Dominic Marchese, James Carnes and Davis Denman Trustees: • Approved renewing emergency medical service contracts with neighboring Greene, Gustavus, Kinsman and Vernon townships for one year with no change in contract costs. Marchese ...

Girard to seek survey of upper lake property

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GIRARD — City council on Tuesday approved seeking requests of statement of qualifications for professional engineering services to have the Upper Girard Lake property surveyed before 728 acres of the property is put up for sale. Mayor James Melfi said the surveying of the condition of ...

Custody dispute suggested in slaying of family in 2016

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WAVERLY — Authorities arrested a family of four Tuesday in the gruesome 2016 slayings of eight people from another family in rural Ohio, a crime that prosecutors suggested stemmed from a custody dispute. The announcement marked the culmination of a massive investigative effort that began ...

Wed. 4:55 p.m. One of Raymond Fifes killers dies in prison

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GRAFTON -- Timothy Combs, one of the men convicted in the September 1985 slaying of 12-year-old Raymond Fife, has died in prison, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. Combs, 50, died at the Grafton Correctional Institute on Friday. A cause of death has not been ...

Cortland Bancorp surges Tuesday

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Cortland Bancorp made a huge jump in trading Tuesday, gaining $1.24 per share to close at $22.75. First Niles Financial remained unchanged, closing at $9.11 per share for the 11th day in a row.

Debutantes to be recognized at ball

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WARREN — Five young women will be recognized at the 31st annual Debutante Ball hosted by the Warren Civic League 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Leo’s Ristorante, 7042 E. Market St., Howland. Tickets are $50, available from any Civic League member. The debutantes, who will be presented at ...

TJX requests 10-year, 75 percent abatement

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WARREN — A request for a 75 percent tax abatement on a proposed $170 million HomeGoods Distribution Center at 3640 Ellsworth Bailey Road in Lordstown was delivered to the Trumbull County Planning Commission on Tuesday. “With this request, we will send a public notification to the affected ...

Hospital joins effort to help people quit

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GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT: Trumbull Regional Medical Center will host the Great American Smokeout Thursday. The hospital is partnering with the American Cancer Society, Hope Center for Cancer Care and Eastern Ohio Pulmonary Consultants as part of a nationwide effort to help people quit ...

Planning commission considers consultant for vital, unfilled role

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WARREN — A position pivotal to the purpose of the Trumbull County Planning Commission is unfilled after a resignation, but the acting director of the commission is seeking proposals from consultants to keep the office responsive to the needs of developers and zoning officials. Rich Fender ...

Agenda

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• BRISTOL TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION will hold a work session 7 p.m. today at the township hall. • HOWLAND ZONING APPEALS BOARD will meet 6 p.m. today at the township hall. • McDONALD PLANNING COMMISSION will meet 7 p.m. today at the village municipal building. • TRUMBULL COUNTY ...

Pamela Priddy indicted in health care fraud case

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CLEVELAND — A 26-count indictment was filed Tuesday accusing Newton Falls resident Pamela S. Priddy of stealing more than $375,000 from health care plans she administered and using the money to pay for personal and business expenses. Priddy, 58, was charged with 22 counts of bank fraud and ...

Parole hearing for convicted rapist delayed

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WARREN — Members of the Ohio Parole Board were unable to make a decision last month on whether to parole a man sentenced to 70 years in prison for a 1987 rape, assault and burglary of a woman with disabilities in Warren, said Dennis Watkins, Trumbull County prosecutor. Terrance ...