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Thurs, 4:20 p.m.: Trumbull County 911 director fired

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Trumbull County 911 Director Ernest Cook on Thursday was fired by Trumbull County commissioners after an executive session that lasted several hours. Cook, 69, 7144 Wildwood Drive, Brookfield, last week had pleaded no contest to charges of loss of physical control under the influence, a ...

Four hurt in bus-van crash on Route 82

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BROOKFIELD — Four people were injured when a van ran a red light and was hit by a bus Wednesday afternoon on state Route 82 at Hubbard Bedford Road, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Tyler C. Schadt, 32, of Greenville, Pa., was driving east about 1:40 p.m. on state Route 82 in a ...

Fire damage eclipses $1M

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HUBBARD — The Rev. Michael Swierz, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Hubbard, said it was hard seeing the grieving faces of parish members Monday evening as they watched a fire cause more than $1 million in damage to the church. The parish off North Main Street caught fire in the basement ...

Revenue at casinos fell 25 percent in 2020

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WARREN — Ohio’s four casinos combined lost nearly a quarter of their revenue in 2020 compared to the previous year, revealing the tremendous impact the viral outbreak had on the state’s gaming industry. The latest report from the Ohio Casino Control Commission shows 2020 revenue was ...

Port authority has potential purchaser for Warren plaza

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WARREN — The Western Reserve Port Authority authorized its CEO on Wednesday to come to terms with a developer who wants to buy land the port authority controls downtown, 231 Main Ave. SW. The board also agreed to move on a term sheet and preliminary agreement related to issuing revenue bonds ...

Agenda

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• NILES CITY COUNCIL will meet 6 p.m. today at the Niles Senior Center. • MCDONALD VILLAGE COUNCIL will meet 6 p.m. today via Zoom on YouTube at Village of McDonald Ohio. • HOWLAND PARK COMMISSIONERS will hold special meeting 9 a.m. today to review quotes and possible purchase of ...

Surviving childhood, farm style

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Riding a bicycle without a helmet, riding in a car without using seat belts or infant car seats, drinking water from the garden hose and riding in the back of pickup truck. You might have seen a list like this titled, “How Did We Survive Growing Up in the ’70s?” I bet you could add to ...

Photo gallery: Transfer of Power

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A compilation of Associated Press images from Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, showcasing outgoing President Donald Trump's departure from Washington and incoming President Joe Biden's inaugural.

Timetable pushed back

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With demand for the COVID-19 vaccination exceeding supply, the state is slowing down its distribution schedule. That is why Wilson Carlisle of Brookfield wanted to make sure he was prepared. Carlisle, 96, drove to the Trumbull County Fairgrounds in Bazetta on Tuesday to ensure he knew where ...

Wagering down at Austintown racino

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AUSTINTOWN — Wagering on video lottery terminals last month at Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course eclipsed $87.3 million, but December marked the fourth month in row the racino saw betting decline. Similarly, wagering at all of Ohio’s seven racinos shrunk, too, for the month, ...

$100,000 grant awarded for rail improvement at Lordstown site

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LORDSTOWN — A Chattanooga, Tenn.-based plastic pail company expanding into the former Magna Seating Systems has received a $100,000 grant from the state to add a rail spur at the site, 1702 Henn Parkway. The funding was approved Wednesday by the Ohio Development Rail Commission. “Just a ...

Champion officer loses credentials

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WARREN — A longtime Champion officer was ordered Tuesday to give up his police credentials and serve two years of probation, following his conviction on 16 felony counts of unauthorized use of a state computer network specifically used for criminal investigations. Robert Koehler, 62, a ...

Gas prices in northeast Ohio increase

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WARREN — The average price for gasoline across northeast Ohio is 9 cents higher this week at $2.28 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. In the Warren-Youngstown area, the average is $2.25 per gallon and in Niles, $2.26. The average price this week last year was ...

Site of fatal fire demolished

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WARREN — The house where a mother and son died in a Jan. 1 fire was demolished Tuesday. The 2853 Woodland St. structure, heavily damaged by the New Year’s Day fire, was leveled by Gibbs Construction of North Jackson. Mark Gibbs Jr., who was knocking down the structure, said the company ...

Ultium Cells gets OK for water, sewer easements

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LORDSTOWN — Village council gave the needed approval Tuesday for acquiring nonexclusive easements from Ultium Cells LLC to construct lines for transporting water and sewer from the company. Council President Ron Radtka said this will allow the village to get the needed easements for ...

Hubbard officials to get raises starting with 2022 council term

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HUBBARD — City council on Tuesday approved pay increases for elected officials to begin in 2022. Hubbard Mayor Ben Kyle said there has been discussion on making changes to the elected and nonelected positions slowly, noting this past year the community faced the coronavirus pandemic that ...

Niles man faces jail time for accident

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WARREN — A Niles man pleaded guilty to charges of felony aggravated vehicular assault and driving under the influence linked to a traffic crash that injured a Vermont sheriff deputy and her police dog in Howland last April. Gregory A. Miller, 60, of Gypsy Lane, Niles, appeared with his ...

Man gets probation for sex offense

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WARREN — A Niles man who pleaded guilty to an amended indictment, involving what authorities said was paying for sex from a minor, on Tuesday received five years of probation. Michael Kover, 54, 164 Wade Ave., told a Trumbull County judge, “I am not that kind of person,” in saying there ...

Legal Aid to continue virus fight in ’21

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Community Legal Aid has seen its requests for help rise during the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We had clients who had exhausted their savings, who were living paycheck-to-paycheck, or who were in even worse situations. And unfortunately, we don’t expect that trend to let up in the ...