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Scout hosts scavenger hunt

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GIRARD — Finding historic items and information on historic people were part of the historical-themed scavenger hunt activities for children and adults coordinated by a local Girl Scout working on her Gold Award. Laura O’Neill, 15, a sophomore at Liberty High School, had local Girl and ...

Navy vet moved troops in Pacific

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Editor’s note: This is part of a series published every Monday between Memorial Day and Veterans Day honoring local veterans. WARREN — Just a week out of high school, Donald Howren volunteered for the U.S. Navy in the middle of World War II. He had written to the Navy with a request to be ...

Bullying prevention at Bristol schools

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BRISTOL — Bristol Elementary School students are learning self defense and bully prevention while also generating $500 for their school as part of a two-week after-school program. Damon Warren of Warren Martial Arts presented bully-prevention programs to all students in grades kindergarten ...

Schools seek new money

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Bristol Local Schools is seeking passage of a 0.7-mill operating levy for safety issues, and Brookfield Local Schools is asking voters to support a levy for permanent improvements. Voters will see the issues on the Nov. 6 ballot. Bristol schools is seeking passage of the five-year additional ...

Police officers get crisis training

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WARREN — More than 20 area police officers completed five days of training on treatment and support services available for people suffering from addiction or mental health crises, along with proper methods for de-escalating crisis situations that officers can face on a moment’s notice. ...

McKinley family suffers tragedy, mourns death

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Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. In early October 1898, President William McKinley’s family suffered another tragedy. On Friday, Oct. 7, 1898, his wife Ida’s brother, George D. Saxton, ...

Man facing murder charge

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NILES — A 20-year-old man is being held in Trumbull County Jail, following the stabbing death of a Niles man Saturday afternoon. Edward Anderson, no address listed, is being held without bond in Trumbull County Jail on a charge of murder and two counts of felonious assault. Anderson ...

UPDATE: Monday, 12:39 a.m.: Sears at Eastwood Mall to close

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WARREN - The Sears at the Eastwood Mall is on a list of 142 stores the retailer announced it will close by the end of the year. It is the last remaining Sears store in Trumbull or Mahoning counties. Sears Holding, which also operates Kmart stores, also announced a Kmart in East Liverpool ...

Bridge repairs to begin in Bristol

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BRISTOL — Thompson Clark Road, north of State Route 88, will be closed starting Wednesday through Nov. 16 for bridge repair work. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office recommends motorists travel west on state Route 88, north on state Route 45 and east on Hyde Oakfield Road.

Mon. 10:57 a.m.: Sears files bankruptcy

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NEW YORK (AP) - Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. The question now is whether a smaller version of the company that once towered over the American retail landscape can remain viable or whether the iconic brand ...

Council to meet on golf course

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WARREN — Warren city council will meet 5 p.m. Tuesday in the council caucus room for discussion on Deemer Park and the future of the city-owned Old Avalon Golf Course. Citizen input will be sought.

Mon. 10:45 a.m.: $2.2M bond for stabbing death suspect

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NILES - Bond is set at $2.2 million for Edward D. Anderson Jr., who made his first appearance in court today on charges accusing him of stabbing Michael L. Tsarnas to death and injuring Melissa R. Stroud on Saturday at 361 Warren Avenue. Anderson, 20, of the Warren Avenue address, faces a ...

Glimmers of hope in a community of crumbling buildings

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Trumbull County used to be one story: Steel. Its rise in the first half of the 20th century, and its collapse in the second. Today, Trumbull is many stories. Some focus on continued economic decline, others on rebirth. Those stories often share the same moral repeated in communities across ...

Local manufacturers demand tradespeople, can’t find them

Business

YOUNGSTOWN — There is no limit on how many people Vallourec, a global manufacturing company with a steel pipe mill here in the Mahoning Valley, could hire right now, said Chris Allen, the company’s talent acquisition manager for North America. “We don’t have enough (workers) and we ...

Sit and talk with first responders

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COFFEE AND CHAT: The GFWC Ohio Warren Junior Women’s League will sponsor a “Coffee and Chat with First Responders” 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at the McKinley Heights Fire Department. The public will have the opportunity to meet local paramedics, firefighters and other first responders. WORKSHOP ...

Blotter: Braceville

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Sept. 2-29: Sept. 29, 10:43 p.m. — Vehicle crash with property damage reported on state Route 82. 10:38 p.m. — Suspicious activity reported at LaBrae soccer field on North Leavitt Road. Sept. 28, 8:55 p.m. — Domestic dispute reported on Shanks Phalanx Road ...

Is just any job good for a community?

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LORDSTOWN — Trumbull County has lots of highways. Interstates 80 and 76 cut from the Pennsylvania line west; state Route 11 ties north and south together. That’s attractive to companies like FedEx, UPS and Macy’s, which have distribution centers nearby. TJX, the parent company of ...

Devices to attract skilled workers

Business

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning Valley manufacturers say a lack of workers interested and trained in skilled trades is causing workforce challenges. Although recently exacerbated by a historically low national unemployment rate and growth in the manufacturing sector, local manufacturers first took ...

Blotter: Howland

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Sept. 1-30: Sept. 30, 12:35 p.m. — Domestic dispute reported in the 3100 block of Crestview Avenue. Sept. 29, 11:20 p.m. — Burglary reported in the 300 block of Howland Wilson Road. 9:19 p.m. — Domestic violence reported in the 1500 block of North ...

Man dies, woman injured in Niles stabbing

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NILES — One man is dead and woman wounded after a stabbing in Niles Saturday evening, police said. A man was taken into custody at the scene, police said. Officers were called about 5 p.m. to a two-story rental home at 361 Warren Ave. , at the corner of Sheridan Avenue. A passer-by said ...