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TUES: 1:53 p.m.: Trumbull Hazmat responds to illness at JFS

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WARREN - A section of the Trumbull County Jobs and Family Services' facility was temporarily closed, shortly after 11 p.m., Tuesday, after two Trumbull County Sheriff deputies showed symptoms of illness after coming into contact with an unidentified client. The sheriff deputies, who are ...

TUES. 12:28 p.m.: Trump escalates shutdown threat over border wall

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his shutdown threat over U.S.-Mexico border wall funding at a heated White House meeting with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Trump said during the open-press session Tuesday that, "If we don't have border security, ...

Tues. 10:58 a.m.: China, US discuss plans for trade talks

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BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu He talked by phone with Treasury ...

Record 5 Ridge exchange students learn small-town Ohio life

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WEATHERSFIELD — Forget culture shock. Flying eight to 14 hours away from home to enroll at Mineral Ridge High School comes with climate shock. “How do you guys live here?” Eduardo Silveira, 16, a sophomore, said with a shiver. “(At home in Brazil,) it was never lower than ...

Bristol students celebrate holidays

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BRISTOL — Spanish II students at Bristol High School are celebrating the holidays in Spanish with a holiday language tree decorated with items from Mexico and Spain. Students in Shirley Arroyo-Stiffey’s classes spent a day making paper ornaments and decorating glass ornaments for the ...

Champion police blotter

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Police activity Nov. 16-30: Nov. 30, 11:05 p.m. — Intoxicated person reported in 4200 block of Mahoning Avenue. 6:49 p.m.— Traffic complaint reported at North Park Avenue and state Route 305. 5:21 p.m. — Suspicious person reported in 200 block of Champion Street East. 9:02 a.m. ...

Old Avalon audit hasn’t been done

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WARREN — A City Council-ordered audit of Avalon South Management Co.’s operations of the city golf course has not been done because its owner, Larry Petrozzi, has not responded to a request by City Auditor Vince Flask to make an appointment to audit its financial records. An audit was ...

Historical Society to mark 100 years

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McDONALD CELEBRATES 100: The McDonald Historical Society will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the village 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the community room off Ohio Avenue. There will be photos and displays of the village’s history. Historical society members will be in attendance to answer ...

GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

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WASHINGTON — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation’s largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. Preserving the $7,500 tax ...

Agenda

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• BROOKFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION has rescheduled its meeting to 7 p.m. today at school complex auditorium. • BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold department head meeting 7 a.m. today at township hall followed by special meeting to discuss fire hall rental policy. • LABRAE BOARD OF ...

Interchange project receives funding

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HOWLAND — A project that would upgrade the interchange at state Routes 46 and 82 into a diverging diamond interchange is now fully funded. The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments announced the final $7.5 million needed for the project was received from the Ohio Department of ...

Survey gauges health needs

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WARREN — The Trumbull and Mahoning county health districts and Mercy Health Hospital have joined forces to compile the health needs of area residents. Some 3,600 surveys were mailed in October to a random selection of residents in both counties, and the entities now are encouraging those ...

Toys for Tots donations increase locally

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WARREN — Marine Corps Master Sgt. Antonio Valle said he was pleased with the amount of donations the Youngstown Air Reserve Station has received this holiday season as part of the annual “Toys for Tots” program. “So far, from what I’ve seen, we’re doing better than last ...

1898 Treaty of Paris is signed

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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. The Spanish American War officially ended when the Treaty of Paris was signed 120 years ago today, Dec. 10, 1898. The treaty agreement involved Spain ...

Warren Township fire Chief Ken Shick to retire in April

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WARREN TOWNSHIP  — Township trustees are working with the Warren Township Fire Association in seeking a new fire chief, as Chief Ken Shick has submitted his resignation for retirement purposes, effective April 2019. Trustee Chairwoman Kay Anderson said Shick has 30 years in ...