First Niles declares cash dividend for third quarter


NILES — First Niles Financial Inc., the parent company of Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Niles, has announced a cash dividend of 4 cents per share on common stock and 5 cents per share on preferred class A stock for this year’s third quarter. The dividend will be payable ...

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Danova Barnes prepare school back bag  to be given away beginning at 2 p.m.,  Sunday at Perkins Park.

School supplies to be given away in Warren

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WARREN — More than 1,000 bookbags are expected to be given out to area children 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday at the Perkins Park Pavilion during the One Village Community Outreach No Child Left Behind back-to-school festival. This is the fifth year year that One Nation Kingdom Ministries, 1628 ...

‘Area 51’ targeted for prostitution

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WARREN — A sweep targeting prostitution activity Wednesday night in the “Area 51” neighborhood just north of the downtown area netted four arrests. Four women appeared for arraignment Thursday in Warren Municipal Court, all pleading not guilty to misdemeanor charges. They include: ...

Vehicle damage in city decking deck spurs concerns

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WARREN — The owners of several vehicles damaged during last weekend’s Italian American Festival are demanding something be done to make the area safer during special events. Cameras captured images of teenagers repeatedly jumping on the hoods and roofs of vehicles parked in the city-owned ...

Man found guilty in business burglary

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WARREN — A Trumbull County jury deliberated about three hours Thursday afternoon before returning nine guilty verdicts against a Niles man accused of helping to burglarize the Johnny K Powersports dealership in Niles during the early morning hours of March 12, 2014. Bryan Dotson, 33, was ...

Schools get back project dollars

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WEATHERSFIELD — The school district will receive back $110,000 from the Ohio School Facilities Commission because a project was completed more than half a million dollars under budget. Weathersfield Superintendent Damon Dohar said the project — which included renovations and upgrades to ...

Ex-caregiver is freed from prison

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WARREN — A former caregiver convicted of a felony linked to the stabbing of a man with mental disabilities in April 2016, was given an early release from prison Thursday. Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald J. Rice approved a motion of judicial release for Paula Lightning, 40, who ...

Niles man gets two years in break-in

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WARREN — A Niles man received a two-year prison sentence Thursday after he was convicted of a felony linked to an April break-in at a Howland home. Carmen J. Renna, 27, 404 W. Federal St., pleaded guilty before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald J. Rice to a second-degree ...

Bloomfield-Mespo BOE meets today

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BLOOMFIELD — The Bloomfield-Mespo Board of Education has rescheduled its meeting from Thursday to 6 p.m. today at Bloomfield High School. The meeting will address cafeteria prices, emergency operation plans, contracts, board policies and other business.

Champion names new patrolman

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CHAMPION — Township trustees at a special meeting Thursday named Michael Lowery of Warren as a full-time patrolman, effective Sunday. The recent promotion of Jeff White from sergeant to police chief left an opening for a new officer. White replaced Chris Redick, who retired in ...

Mesopotamia FD sets Saturday open house

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MESOPOTAMIA — The Mesopotamia Fire Department, 8800 state Route 534, will hold an open house 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Fire vehicles and equipment from the fire department, Trumbull HazMat, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office and others will be displayed. A ...

Cortland council will meet on traffic study

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CORTLAND — City Council will hold a work session 6:30 p.m. Monday at the administration building to discuss the intersection of state Routes 5 and 46. GPD Group of Youngstown will present results of a traffic study of the state Route 46 and state Route 5 corridor. The study covers from the ...

Deputy dog warden post open in Trumbull

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WARREN — Trumbull County is looking to hire a deputy dog warden, according to a job posting. The position starts at $12.27 an hour for people who have not worked for the county. The shift is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Applications are available online at ...

On the record — Cortland

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Cortland WHAT: Lakeview Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Donna Zuga, Larry Sherer, Mary Williams, Jennifer Nicholas and Troy Adair The board: • Accepted the resignation of teacher Robert Figuly, effective July 31, and bus driver Terry Brannon, effective Aug. 14; • Named ...

On the record — Trumbull County

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Trumbull County WHAT: Commissioners meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Commissioners Frank Fuda, Mauro Cantalamessa and Daniel Polivka Commissioners: • Awarded a $19,610 contract to Rolfe Brothers Painting of Warren to paint detention doors and framing in the Trumbull County Juvenile Detention ...

On the record — Vienna

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Vienna WHAT: Mathews Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Tarin Brown, Michele Garman, Rex Rager, Terry Woodyard and Jamie Koehler The board: • Approved an update to the drug testing policy at the high school to now include any student who drives to school. Brown said ...

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Canary Howard of Warren, far left, took her great-grandchildren, from left, Demani Howard, 4, still in preschool, and Destinee Howard, 7, Shayanna Holland, 10 and her twin sister, Tyanna Holland, who all will be attending Jefferson Pre-K-8 School, to the Warren City Back to School celebration. The children were able to get school supplies at the free event.

Freshman Academy improves transition into high school

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WARREN — It was all smiles and excitement among the several hundred parents, students and administrators that attended the 2017 Warren City Back to School celebration on Courthouse Square Wednesday. The Freshman Academy at Warren G. Harding High School helps ensure a smooth transition from ...

Four arrested in prostitution sting

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WARREN - Four women face soliciting charges in connection to a prostitution sting by police in a downtown Warren neighborhood. Arrested Wednesday evening in the area referred to as "Area 51," a neighborhood just north of downtown, were Jessica Marie Buzzelli, 35; Gladys Ann Postlethwait, 44; ...

3:27 p.m.: The latest on the attack in Spain

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The president of Spain's Catalonia region says police have arrested two people in the van attack in Barcelona's bustling Las Ramblas district. Carles Puigdemont also gave updated casualty figures during a brief news conference Thursday night. Puigdemont says 12 ...