Tues. 10:10 pm: Hamad jury deadlocked on sentencing

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WARREN - The jury in the capital murder trial of Nasser Hamad will continue deliberating the Howland man's sentence Wednesday morning after they were deadlocked Tuesday night on whether he should get the death penalty. After deliberating for 9 1/2 hours Tuesday and being unable to reach a ...

Tues. 10:30 pm: Incumbents win at-large seats in Warren

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WARREN - Three veteran Democratic at large council members beat back an effort by a former Democrat who decided to run as a Republican to hold on to their seats in Tuesday's election. Councilman Eddie Colbert narrowly received the highest percentage of the vote with 29.5 percent, according ...

Tues. 10:35 pm: Howland trustees keep their seats

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HOWLAND - Voters in Howland opted Tuesday to keep two of their trustees who faced off against a political newcomer for two seats on the township board, according to incomplete and unofficial results from the Trumbull County Board of Elections. Incumbents James J. LaPolla, 54, and Matthew ...

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Law enforcement officials work at the scene of a fatal shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday. A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle killed 26 people in Texas’ deadliest mass shooting.

26 killed in church attack

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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a church in a small South Texas community Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history. ...

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
Capital murder defendant Nasser Hamad, 48, listens to testimony Tuesday in the courtroom of Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald Rice. Police officers, witnesses and survivors of the Feb. 25 shooting outside Hamad’s Howland home were among those testifying so far.

Mon. 10 a.m.: Penalty phase underway in Hamad trial

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WARREN - The penalty phase is underway this morning in the trial of a Howland man convicted last week on multiple criminal charges including two counts of aggravated murder. The phase, known as mitigation, was temporarily halted this morning as defendant Nasser Hamad considered asking ...

Mon. 11 a.m.: Warren family escapes early morning fire

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WARREN - A mother and three children were able to safely get out of their city home at 1172 Mckinley St. NE early this morning after they noticed a fire in the the two-story, single family home. "The property did not have smoke detectors," Warren Fire Chief Ken Nussle said. "This could have ...

TMM basket gala draws nearly 400

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WARREN — Nearly 400 people gathered Saturday for the Trumbull Mobile Meals 11th annual basket extravaganza gala, which is the agency’s main fundraiser to help raise money to provide meals to local residents. Jean Schlecht, founder and board member of Trumbull Mobile Meals, said 50 tables ...

Blotter: Warren Township

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Police activity reported Sept. 27 to Oct. 26: Oct. 26, 9:42 p.m. — Crash with property damage reported in the 4800 block of Eagle Creek Road. 4:47 p.m. — Check on welfare of resident in the 4100 block of Rio Vista Road. 4:24 p.m. — Harassment reported in the 500 block of Seventh ...

Girard officer to be honored

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LIBERTY — Local efforts are planned to remember the work and contributions of Girard police officer Justin Leo. The Liberty Board of Education last week approved establishing the Officer Justin Leo Pride in Law Enforcement Scholarship, with the first to be presented to a Class of 2018 ...

Local effort to fund cemetery wreaths

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Tribune Chronicle WARREN — The Trumbull Career and Technical Center Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will host fundraising events to ensure that all veterans at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery are honored. Kelley Kibbey, ROTC program instructor, said the cadets ...

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Melvin Tolley, 78, of Mecca, holds his Navy yearbook and a copy of a publication printed aboard the USS Frontier, on which he served during his time in the Navy.

Mecca man finds a large world in the Navy

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Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a weekly series published every Monday between Memorial Day and Veterans Day honoring local veterans. MECCA — Some students might not know what the future holds, but Melvin Tolley knew exactly what he’d do when he graduated from Mecca ...

Rotary auction to be Thursday

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SEEING EYE 62ND ANNUAL EVENT: Hubbard Rotary Club will hold the 62nd annual auction 5 p.m. Thursday at Roosevelt School gymnasium, Orchard Avenue. The auction begins at 6 p.m. with George Roman Auctioneers. There also will be raffles. The yearly fundraiser supports the Hubbard community van, ...

Former 910th commander to lead ceremony

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WARREN — The former commander of the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station will be the featured speaker at a ceremony Saturday to honor local veterans. U.S. Air Force Col. James Dignan, who left the station in October 2016 to take a part-time position in the Pentagon ...

Graduates tell of getting clean from opioids

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YOUNGSTOWN — Four years ago last week, Nicole Walmsley was on the other side of the podium from which she spoke at Community Corrections Association in Youngstown. Speaking at a CCA graduation ceremony Thursday, Walmsley recalled the circumstances that landed her at the organization that ...

Bridge honors war casualty

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NILES — Nearly 60 years after his death, a bridge has been named in honor of native son Bruce R. Jones. Jones, who served in the U.S. Air Force in 1960 and 1961 in Thailand during the Vietnam War as a jet mechanic, was 19 when he was killed accidentally. On Sunday, signs reading ...

Better walks, streets desired in comprehensive plan survey

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WARREN — City residents are very pleased with the work of police and firefighters, but would like to see significant improvement with the care of sidewalks, streets and parks and recreational facilities, according to a survey taken this year for the city’s comprehensive plan. The city ...

Howland park board to proceed with plan

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HOWLAND — Howland Township Park commissioners approved a five-year comprehensive plan completed by a local architectural firm for improvements and additions at the township’s three parks: the main township park in north central part of township, Bolindale Park in the southwest section and ...

Roosevelt helps McKinley win re-election

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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 election of 1900 was held Tuesday, Nov. 6. Incumbent President William McKinley ran against Democrat William Jennings Bryan. The issues of the day ...


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• BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7 p.m. today at township hall. • CHAMPION TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 6:30 p.m. today at township hall. • CORTLAND COUNCIL will meet 7 p.m. today at municipal building. • FOWLER TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7:30 p.m. today at the community ...

Kinsman man dies in bus collision

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VERNON — A Kinsman man died Saturday in a head-on collision, police said. David Stevens, 58, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after being extricated from his Ford E350 van, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He was pronounced ...