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Ride of Silence honors those lost in bike accidents

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WARREN — More than 35 adults and children put their feet to the pedal and bicycled through parts of Warren to remember those injured or killed while on their bikes. The sixth annual one-hour Ride of Silence on Wednesday is marked internationally in May to honor the memory of those who have ...

Local bank stocks stand pat

Business

Local bank stocks were flat in trading Wednesday, with Cortland Bancorp closing at $21.25 per share and First Niles Financial closing at $9.70 per share.

Mathews may hire school officer

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VIENNA — While the Mathews Local School District has a DARE officer in the schools a few hours each day, officials are discussing getting a full-time resource officer in place for the next school year. School and township officials are exploring different options to increase school safety ...

Court rules MVSD cannot issue rebates to cities

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WEATHERSFIELD — Niles will not receive a $1.2 million rebate through the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District after a court of jurisdiction rejected the district’s proposal to give millions of dollars in rebates to the cities it serves. MVSD passed a resolution in June 2017 to distribute $5 ...

Intersection to receive upgrades

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WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday awarded a $375,387 bid for improvements to the intersection of North Road and North River Road to Foust Construction Inc. of Girard. The company is contracted to add a southbound and northbound left turning lane to the intersection, ...

Two people displaced by stove fire

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CHAMPION — Two residents were displaced by a fire Wednesday on Kuszmaul Avenue. Firefighters encountered thick black smoke when they arrived just after 5 p.m. at 5245 Kuszmaul Ave., according to a firefighter reached at the department. One of the residents was cooking fries and the stove ...

Hydrant flushing in Warren to begin

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WARREN — The water department will conduct hydrant flushing in the city’s Northeast and Southeast sections through the spring and summer and in the Northwest and Southwest sections in summer and the beginning of fall. Flushing will occur 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents may notice low water ...

On the record – Bloomfield

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WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Roger Peterson, John Beran and Jason Gwinn Trustees: • Announced the Bloomfield Optimist Firefighters Festival will be May 31 to June 2 at the center of state Routes 45 and 87, with rides, car show, concessions, games and fireworks on ...

Former Niles mayor’s wife avoids jail

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WARREN — Judith Infante was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation and 50 hours of community service for her part in the public corruption and gambling trial that sent her husband, former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante, to prison for 10 years. “Before you today is a 69-year-old mother of ...

Trumbull County sees upswing in home sales

Business

WARREN — Home sales last month in Trumbull County were up slightly over April 2017. There were 184 closed sales countywide last month, up from 179 in April 2017, according to the Warren Area Board of Realtors. In March, there were 157 closed sales in the county, down 16 percent from the ...

Lordstown showcases 100 graduations

Community News

LORDSTOWN — In its 100 years of existence, the largest graduating class for Lordstown Schools was 80 students. The first year — 1918 — saw three graduates. This month, Lordstown High School opened its doors to showcase the history of the 100 years of graduations, with a display set up ...

Zoning change vote to follow public hearing

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LORDSTOWN — The first village council vote on the zoning change requests laying the groundwork for the proposed 1.2 million-square-foot TJX Companies Inc. HomeGoods distribution center will take place June 16, immediately following an 11 a.m. public hearing. A special village council ...

Local bank stocks mixed

Business

Cortland Bancorp lost most of the 27 cents it had gained Monday, closing at $21.25 in trading Tuesday. First Niles Financial held steady for the second day in a row, closing at $9.70 per share.

Monastery hosts Egyptian festival

Community News

HOWLAND EVENT: St. Mary and St. John the Beloved for Nuns Monastery, 8640 Squires Lanes, Howland, will hold an Egyptian Festival 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The three-day event includes tours, displays of items made by the sisters who live there, crafts, ...

City and county spar over sewer agreements

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WARREN — Trumbull County and Warren officials are sparring over the cost of sanitary sewer services in Lordstown and Champion, and a Warren official said the county’s latest tactic is akin to a terrorist taking hostages. In response to failed negotiations with the city over the proposed ...

Agenda

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• BADGER BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 6 p.m. today at the high school media center. • HARTFORD PARK COMMITTEE will meet 7:30 p.m. today at township hall. • HOWLAND ZONING COMMISSION will meet 6 p.m. today at the township hall. • LORDSTOWN BOARD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS rescheduled ...

Girard’s slain officer honored in DC

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump paid emotional tribute Tuesday to fallen law enforcement officers and the loved ones who carry on without them, saying those who wore the uniform “were among the bravest Americans to ever live.” “They made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could ...

Newton officials review options for township’s comprehensive plan

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NEWTON TOWNSHIP — Township officials are reviewing options for getting the first comprehensive plan completed for the township. Trustee Chairman John Nemet said trustees heard from Michael Hripko, vice president of research at Youngstown State University, who explained what services could ...

On the record – LaBrae

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WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Russell Sewell, Diane Duncan, Gary Morton, Virginia Blaney and Tim Gibson The board: • Took the first step to placing a renewal of a 3-mill, five-year permanent improvement levy on the November general election ballot. Superintendent ...

On the record – Girard

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WHAT: City council meeting Monday PRESENT: Reynald Paolone, Mark Ragozine, Mark Standohar, Fran Wilson, Thomas Grumley, Lily Martuccio, William Ryser, John Moliterno and Mayor James Melfi Council: • Heard from Ryser of getting the former guard house and dilapidated fencing at the Ohio ...