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McDonald mayor forms committee to discuss basketball court hours McDONALD — Village Mayor Glenn Puckett this week formed a committee of village officials to review the hours the park’s basketball courts should be open. The courts were closed last year after problems with profanity, ...

Officials warn about fentanyl-laced drugs

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Tribune Chronicle WARREN — After preliminary data from 2017 showed an increase in fentanyl-related drug overdose deaths, including deaths involving cocaine and methamphetamine, the Ohio Department of Health has issued a recommendation to administer naloxone, an opioid reversal drug. April ...

Bazetta, unions meet over pacts

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BAZETTA — Township trustees are in negotiations with the local fire and road department unions over their next contracts. Trustee Chairman Ted Webb said a special meeting was held Thursday to meet with the fire union, whose current three-year contract expires Wednesday. The fire union ...

Students, parents plead with Trump

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WASHINGTON — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged ...

Thurs. 10:30 pm: Florida school resource officer resigns amid probe

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday. The Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by ...

Port Authority buys property to assist YNDC

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Western Reserve Port Authority will move to purchase a property on Glenwood Avenue on the south side of Youngstown to assist the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation in its economic development efforts. “We hope to use it to attract business to the ...

History lesson on wild hogs

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Sometime ago I wrote about wild hogs or feral pigs in Ashtabula County. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources lists that county as having one or more colonies of these destructive animals. However, I have not heard of anyone seeing them or the damage they can cause either there or in ...

Niles students face expulsion

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NILES — Less than a week after 17 people were murdered by a gunman at a high school in Florida, two Niles students are accused of making verbal threats at the high school and middle school and as a result, book bags have been banned at the high school. Police removed a student from Niles ...

Local bank stocks stagnant

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Local bank stocks remained unchanged in trading again Wednesday, with Cortland Bancorp closing at $21.08 per share and First Niles Financial closing at $10.50 per share.

Hartford group continues study of local history

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SOCIETY TO MEET: The Hartford Historical Society is meeting 7 p.m. Monday at the township fire station, routes 7 and 305 to continue its study of local history. GAME NIGHT PLANNED: The McKinley Birthplace Home in Niles will hold a Family Game Night 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Families with ...

Mercy Health begins merger process

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WARREN — Mercy Health, which operates nearly two dozen medical facilities in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, including St. Joseph Warren Hospital, has begun the process of merging with Maryland-based Bon Secours Health System. The merger would create a health care giant that would serve ...

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• BAZETTA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a special meeting 6 p.m. today at the township fire station for an executive session for conducting negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employees concerning their compensation and or other terms and conditions of their employment. • ...

Lawsuit money could lure new airline

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WARREN — John Moliterno, executive director of the Western Reserve Port Authority, said the settlement of their lawsuit with Aerodynamics Inc. will help in the search for a new commercial airline to service the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. “It freed up additional dollars from ...

Howland’s Mindek took unique road to state

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Paul Mindek looks on, hearing the echoing sounds as he sits on a portion of a bleacher inside the C.T. Branin Natatorium. The humid conditions, he’s felt them before and knows them all too well. The scene, not so much. He catches a glimpse of his freshman son, Jared, as he prepares for ...

Epic lessons on display

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SOUTHINGTON — Different war battles and historic happenings were put on display this week as Southington Local Schools students took part in the district’s first History Day. Social studies teachers Debbie Csehill and Michael Pflager organized History Day for more than 110 students in ...

Man sentenced in kidnapping incident

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WARREN — A repeat violent offender was sentenced to 11 years in prison Wednesday by Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay for a February 2017 domestic violence and kidnapping incident. Jimmie Stella Jr., 38, of Seventh Street, pleaded guilty to two counts of felonious assault ...

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Warren officers spot drug deal, chase ensues WARREN — After police spotted a man Tuesday in a car conducting what appeared to them to be a drug deal with a man on a bike, they arrested a Warren man, according to a news release. Shawndon Flowers, 22, is being held without bond in the ...

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Alliance students arrested after threats ALLIANCE — Five Alliance High School students were arrested Wednesday after police say witnesses reported overhearing them planning a school shooting. Students overheard the five 15-year-old freshmen discussing the details of their plan at the ...

Ryan wants merging of valleys

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YOUNGSTOWN — Two congressmen are on a tour in an effort to merge the money of Silicon Valley with the manufacturing expertise of the Mahoning Valley U.S. Reps. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, and Ro Khanna of California stopped Wednesday in Youngstown for a roundtable discussion with ...