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Mahoning Valley Sanitary District chief engineer Ramesh Kashinkunti talks about the Meander Dam while standing next to the dam’s spillway. The dam is under an engineering review and could see millions of dollars in improvements in 2019.

Mineral Ridge Dam under review

WEATHERSFIELD — The Mineral Ridge Dam at the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District is under an engineering review and could see millions of dollars in improvements in 2019. Ramesh Kashinkunti, MVSD chief engineer, convened a four-member technical review panel comprised of independent ...

WGH grad Daniels gets high praise

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa expected to lose cornerback Josh Jackson to the NFL after his standout junior season. The Hawkeyes also weren’t surprised to see junior center James Daniels go — and he might be just as hard to replace as Jackson. Iowa (8-5 in 2017) will have plenty of key spots ...

Some fans lukewarm to ‘Last Jedi’

NEW YORK (AP) — With glowing reviews from critics and $450.8 million of worldwide box office in the first three days of release of “The Last Jedi,” all would seem to be right in the “Star Wars” universe. But some audience reaction metrics suggest not all Star Wars fans are so ...

Water seen as cash flow

LORDSTOWN — Warren and Niles stand to earn more cash for their water funds when the Lordstown power plants begin operations over the next several years. The plants could use up to five million gallons of water every day once fully operational, Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill said. “That ...

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Harold F. Bailey 1923-2018

NEWTON FALLS — Harold Franklin Bailey, 94, of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully into eternal rest Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Holland Management and Country Club in Newton Falls. He was born April 2, 1923, in Newton Falls, the son of the late Walter and Catherine Stitle Bailey. He ...

On the record – Liberty

WHAT: Township trustee organizational meeting Monday PRESENT: Jodi Stoyak, Greg Cizmar and Arnie Clebone Trustees: • Named Stoyak chairwoman and Clebone vice chairman; • Heard from Clebone about seeing if a forum of local communities, such as Liberty, Girard, Howland, Niles, Vienna ...

Fight for open government not over yet

I recently read a report from the Ohio Coalition for Open Government that the Ohio Supreme Court issued more rulings supporting open government during the past two years than it did the previous five years. In 2015 and 2016, the court issued 13 rulings supporting open government, open ...

On the record – Warren Township

WHAT: Trustee organizational meeting Thursday PRESENT: Ed Anthony, Kay Anderson and Ryan Yoho Trustees: • Named Anthony chairman and Anderson vice chairwoman. • Approved increasing the pay of James Ryan, caretaker of the Johnson Community Center and grounds, from $750 to $900 per ...

On the record – Cortland

WHAT: City Council meeting Tuesday PRESENT: James Edwards, Kathy Fleischer, Patti Keller, Don Moore, Kevin Piros, Deidre Petrosky and Scott Rowley Council: • Reorganized the council by swearing in newly elected councilwoman,Kathy Fleischer and incumbents, Don Moore, Deidre Petrosky and ...

Frigid weather bites Ohio

CINCINNATI — Severe cold and bone-chilling winds Thursday gripped most of Ohio, where a dog was found frozen on a home’s porch, and authorities scrambled to provide shelter for those residents needing it. Temperatures climbed out of morning low single digits, although wind chill readings ...

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Local GM workers weather a year of challenges, cuts

Editor’s note: This is No. 4 of the top 10 stories of 2017 voted on by employees of the Tribune Chronicle. LORDSTOWN — In the wake of changes cast upon the local General Motors Assembly Complex this past year, union leaders said workers are ready to put 2017’s market shift, job cuts, ...

On the record – Bristol

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Dec. 13 PRESENT: Don Mickel, John Hickey, Kathleen Johnson, Misty Berry and Scott Chapman The board: • Approved Jack Cape to a six-year term on the Bristol Public Library board effective Jan. 1; • Approved high school physics class of seniors to ...

Steelers rally for win, clinch division

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers won one for injured star Ryan Shazier — and wrapped up the AFC North in the process. Chris Boswell made a 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds left and Pittsburgh’s defense overcame a sloppy night to stop Baltimore’s last-gasp drive in the ...

Gunshots lead to guns, drugs

WARREN — A man is facing nine felony drug and gun charges in Warren Municipal Court after a report of shots fired on Niles Road SE led to a cache of weapons and drugs when police executed a search warrant, according to police and court records. Eugene Lockney III, 39, Vine Avenue NE, is ...

Services

JUANITA BROWN, 56, Merced, Calif. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Nov. 25, Niles First Church of the Nazarene. JUDITH A. HOWARD, 77, Youngstown. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Nov. 25, First Presbyterian Church of Hubbard. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 25, church. ROSE LESKOVEC, 98, Niles. SERVICES: 10:30 ...

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Dellinger – Patrick

The engagement and approaching marriage of Elizabeth Dellinger of Niles and Joshua Patrick of Vienna are being announced by the couple and their parents, Robert and Rhonda Patrick and Glenn and Debra Dellinger. Miss Dellinger is employed as a respiratory therapist at St. Joseph Warren ...

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Howland cross country coach Robin Kapalko, right, talks with Maria Dellimuti at a recent meet. Dellimuti is running in the state meet Saturday.

Howland’s Dellimuti follows coach to state

Maria Dellimuti knew about her coach’s past. She wanted her footsteps to follow that path. The Howland girls cross country runner heard of what a runner named Robin McKinley, now Kapalko, did from her school in 1986 — 14th in Class AAA — at the state meet. She was in the race with ...

Mobile Meals sets traveling baskets expo

WARREN — Trumbull Mobile Meals has set up the traveling basket expo and will display more than 150 baskets this year as a fundraiser. Jean Schlecht, TMM board member and 2017 basket committee chairwoman, said TMM is lining up locations for their five-week traveling basket expo which kicks ...

Injured Thomas praised by peers

CLEVELAND — As Joe Thomas crashed to his knees and grabbed his left arm, instinctively pulling his injured limb tightly to his body while screaming in pain, an audible gasp flowed through the crowd inside FirstEnergy Stadium. This couldn’t be happening. Not to Thomas. Not to Cleveland’s ...

Slaying suspect’s girlfriend takes the stand in murder trial

WARREN — The girlfriend of slaying suspect Nasser Hamad — Tracy Henderickson — took the stand in his death penalty trial Thursday, saying she loves Hamad and that her son, Bryce Hendrickson, wanted her dead. Bryce Hendrickson was scheduled to testify, but died last month of a suspected ...