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20 fewer fatal overdoses than in ’17

Local News

WARREN — Data indicates there were fewer overdoses in Trumbull County in the first four months of 2018 compared to the same time last year, but officials aren’t convinced fewer deaths and fewer hospital visits for overdoses mean the area’s heroin epidemic is on the decline. ...

Celebrate history at Quinby Park

Community News

JUNETEENTH TO BE MARKED: The Community Concerned Citizens will sponsor the 16th annual Juneteenth celebration 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Quinby Park, Austin Avenue, Warren. The event will include “The Community in Unity” with music, dancing, and city officers, style show, health ...

Realty firms merge

Local News

WARREN — The parent company of Northwood Realty Services, which has offices in Howland and elsewhere in the Mahoning Valley, has acquired the Pittsburgh-based franchise Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty. The merger creates a residential real estate giant in eastern ...

Agenda

Community News

• BROOKFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold special meeting 6 p.m. today at the school auditorium. • HOWLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet noon today at Leo’s Ristorante for an end-of-school year work session. • HUBBARD PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD will meet 7 p.m. today at the municipal ...

Home shot with infant asleep inside

Local News

WARREN — A home was shot Wednesday morning as a family with an infant were inside. Police were called to the 2200 block of Central Parkway SE just before 6 a.m. about shots fired, a police report states. A man told police he saw a black sport utility vehicle pull up and a man got out and ...

Transit franchise talk to end

Local News

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners want public transit officials to stop pursuing the idea of creating a transportation franchise and instead concentrate on efficiency and accountability. Commissioners Frank Fuda and Dan Polivka met Wednesday with John Gargano, director of Trumbull ...

Body identified, ruled suicide

Local News

WARREN TOWNSHIP — A body found Sunday afternoon at a former dump site in Warren Township has been identified. Jon Ard, 48, of Paris Township in Portage County, was identified through fingerprints and dental records, according to Warren Township police Chief Don Bishop, and the death has ...

Sprayings set in Howland, Vienna

Local News

Alexander Pest Control will be spraying for mosquitoes this evening in Vienna and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday in Howland. Both townships have contracted with the company for spraying. In case of rain, the sprayings will take place the following evenings. Residents are ...

100 lose jobs at local Toys R Us

Local News

One hundred workers will lose their jobs when the three area Toys R’ Us and Babies R Us stores close at the end of the month. According to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act filed with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, 28 workers will lose their job ...

Lakeview to add resource officer

Local News

CORTLAND — To increase security at the district’s two buildings, the Lakeview Board of Education this week approved adding a second school resource officer. Board President Larry Sherer said the board approved providing its $70,876 share to the Cortland Police Department, which will ...

Warren discusses radio upgrades

Local News

WARREN — Working with the county to change its radio system to the Multi-Agency Radio Communication System used by agencies across state will allow the city to upgrade an antiquated system, lower its costs and get out of the radio business altogether. Safety Service Director Enzo ...

Niles to pave side streets starting July

Local News

NILES — For the first time in several years, side streets in the city will be paved using money from the general fund. Niles joined with Trumbull County in seeking bids for its upcoming paving project and City Council recently approved entering into a $346,726 contract with Shelly and Sands ...

Bristol approves pay for resource officer

Local News

BRISTOL — The Bristol Board of Education approved placing a 0.7-mill, five-year additional tax levy on the November ballot to pay for the school district’s first resource officer. Superintendent Christopher Dray said Monday the levy will generate $67,000 annually and be used for school ...

On the record – Farmington

Local News

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: John Dale, Mike Davis and Dave Stephens • Discussed various road projects to be completed this summer totaling nearly $70,000. Fiscal Officer Jay Allen said projects include chip and seal and pavement and surface improvement for ...

On the record – Weathersfield

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WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Gil Blair, Steven Gerberry and Marvin McBride • Authorized township administrator David Rouan to enter into a one-year agreement for $1,276 with Matrix Claims Management, Inc. as an employer risk/claim representative with the Ohio Bureau ...

On the record – Southington

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WHAT: Township trustee meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Sam Plott, Cindy Speaker and Dan Tietz • Approved placing a 1-mill additional continuous fire levy on the November ballot to raise $68,000 annually. Plott said if the levy passes, it will replace a 1-mill levy originally passed in ...

Police and fire help men lost in park

Local News

HOWLAND — Men who found themselves lost in Howland Township Park in a “swamp” were aided by police and fire personnel Wednesday night. A man, 75, called 911 at 9:18 p.m. and said he and his grandson, 18, were by power lines, in the brush, not able to see any road and he had 75 percent ...

Bazetta opts to seek road levy in Nov.

Local News

BAZETTA — Township trustees have decided not to place a park levy on the November ballot but instead will ask voters to support a road levy. Trustees on Tuesday took the first step to placing a 3.0-mill, five-year additional road levy on the ballot to generate $420,000 annually for road and ...