Woman reports burglary
as pair tries to kick in door
WARREN - A city woman told police that two males kicked in the back door of her Burton Street S.E. home Tuesday night while she was watching her four grandchildren.
Police said they were called to the residence around 8:30 p.m. after receiving reports that there was a burglary in progress. Barbara Buehler, 67, told officers that the intruders took off when she yelled that the police would soon be on their way because the alarm was going off, according to a Warren police report.
The report states that the intruders ran out of the rear of the residence when they heard Buehler yelling.
Vallourec Star union vote
results expected today
YOUNGSTOWN - Voting was to wrap up at 8 this morning on whether 531 hourly workers at Vallourec Star will be represented by the United Electrical Workers Union.
Voting got under way early Tuesday at two trailers situated on company property outside each of the two Youngstown pipe mills.
An official with the National Labor Relations Board, which is overseeing the election, said the ballots will be counted immediately following the close of the election this morning.
Results will be posted as soon as they are known at www.tribtoday.com.
New sledding hill
hits delay in Cortland
CORTLAND - Sledding at the Eastlake Metropark just north of Lake Vista Retirement Community will have to wait for another winter.
"We ran into the end of the year. We want to take our time and get the sled hill done right," said Zachary Svette, Trumbull Metroparks operations director.
Construction on the park off of state Route 46 began in August with hopes of being completed in time for the winter. Svette said the park is between 60 and 75 percent complete; a 40-car parking lot is already complete.
More dirt is needed to complete the hill, which will then be graded. It will run east to west toward Mosquito Creek Reservoir, stopping about half mile from the reservoir. Snow fencing was placed around the park to discourage early sledders, he said.
The park will include a connection path to the Turkey Run hiking trail.
The park is a joint project between the city, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Trumbull Metroparks. The pavement cost about $168,000, while the trail and hill will be done in-house to deter costs.
Nominations sought for Community Star program
Nominations are being sought for the Tribune Chronicle Community Star program.
Now in its 13th year, the program celebrates the volunteers who have had a significant influence on Trumbull County, be it through tireless hours of service, random acts of kindness or a single moment of courage.
The 10 people chosen will be recognized in a special section published in the newspaper, and treated to a banquet open to the community at W.D. Packard Music Hall on March 18.
Nominations are due by Feb. 3. They can be emailed to Sue Shafer at firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted through the Virtual Newsroom on tribtoday.com. They can also be hand-delivered or mailed to Sue Shafer, c/o Tribune Chronicle, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, OH 44483.