Fountain in Warren ready to flow

Local News

WARREN — Courthouse Square’s Swan Fountain, once one of the city’s major showcase attractions, has been demolished. Its replacement, however, is expected to be completed before Thanksgiving, said Franco Lucarelli, director of the city’s utility department. “The old fountain was in ...

Raising the Roof


BOARDMAN — A sign hung above the threshold of the Limbert family home’s rear door read, “If there is no wind, ROW.” That saying sums up George Limbert’s assessment of the people of northeast Ohio and the Mahoning Valley, known for their grit and stick-to-it-iveness, and it’s the ...

Trick-or-treaters, mark your calendars

Community News

NILES HALLOWEEN PARADE: The Niles Halloween parade will be noon Saturday in downtown Niles. Participants should line up at 11 a.m. at the McKinley High School parking lot, 616 Dragon Drive. Those taking part are asked to take their own candy. No registration is necessary. The parade will travel ...


Police Blotters

Police activity reported Oct. 1-14: Oct. 14, 8:13 p.m. — Criminal damaging reported in the 8500 block of Main Street. Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. — Fugitive from justice reported in the 5600 block of Burnett East Road. 11:02 a.m. — Fugitive from justice reported in the 8100 block of state ...

Killer of Niles police officer denied parole

Local News

A juvenile killer of a Niles police officer in 1982 was denied parole this month by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority. Members of the board held a late September hearing outside Fred E. Joseph Jr.’s cell at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. Joseph was 17 when he was ...

Flour mill gutted in 1922 fire; loss at $80K to $95K

Community News

99 years ago in 1922 In a spectacular night and early morning fire, the origin of which was a mystery, the flour mill and grain elevator of the Wadsworth Feed Co., were gutted from basement to the fifth floor, entailing a loss of between $80,000 and $95,000. For more than six hours, city ...