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‘Nightmare on Tod Avenue’

Local News

WARREN — One of Trumbull County’s most problematic hospital closures wasn’t because the hospital was put out of commission, but because it moved. The former St. Joseph Riverside Hospital on Tod Avenue, unaffectionately labeled the “Nightmare on Tod Avenue” by the city officials who ...

Using AI to track diseases

Business

By MATT O’BRIEN and CHRISTINA LARSON The Associated Press BOSTON — Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes. But what the humans lacked in sheer speed, they more than made up in ...

Teaching empathy in Champion

Community News

CHAMPION — Wanting to share the message of empathy and kindness to one another, a group of Champion Middle School eighth-graders wrote scripts and performed puppet shows for second-graders at the elementary school. “The students handled everything with the empathy program” from ...

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Police Blotters

Police activity reported Jan. 18-24: Jan. 24, 10:46 p.m. — Noise complaint reported at 735 Mauro Court. 8:47 p.m. — Domestic dispute reported at 313 E. Park Ave. 6:26 p.m. — Attempt to locate a juvenile runaway reported at 132 N. Chestnut Ave. 5:09 p.m. — Arrest reported at a ...

Northside hospital leaves void in neighborhood

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — Marvin Monroe’s neighborhood has grown much quieter in the 18 months since much of the activity at Northside Regional Medical Center came to a sudden halt. Its closure eliminated labor and delivery and emergency room services from the complex, leaving empty the majority of ...

Radical post circulars throughout city

Community News

99 years ago in 1921 Alleged radicals took advantage of the “present unemployment situation” to spread their dangerous doctrines to “overthrow the capitalists” and “take possession of the workshops” here in Warren. They were busy and police had considerable work in seizing ...

County engineer candidates have faced legal woes

Local News

WARREN — The Democratic candidates for Trumbull County engineer are no strangers to one another in politics. The two men have tussled over the seat since John Latell announced he was stepping aside in 2008. The seat is unique in that the candidates are required to have professional engineer ...

Program details importance of count

Community News

CENSUS INFORMATION: The League of Women Voters of Trumbull County will host Pia Brady, Northeast District chairwoman for the census, 6 p.m. Monday at the Cortland Library. Brady will explain why it is important to count every person in Ohio. She will speak on why it is necessary, that it is ...

Former resident claims false arrest

Local News

HOWLAND — A civil rights complaint filed last week in the U.S. Northern District of Ohio Federal Court claims former Howland Township resident Vanessa A. Ackley was “falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted,” for making false alarms after she tried to bring a threat against Howland ...

Agenda

Community News

• SENIOR SERVICES ADVISORY COUNCIL will meet 10:30 a.m. Monday at the offices, 2931A Youngstown Road, Warren. • CHAMPION TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 3:30 p.m. Monday at the high school community room. • TRUMBULL COUNTY BOARD OF DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES will meet 5:30 p.m. Monday at ...

Tribe talk

Local News

WARREN — Several dozen people came to the main branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library on Saturday to hear about the history of the Cleveland Indians. Author and historian Scott H. Longert’s presentation went along with his new book, titled “Bad Boys, Bad Times: The Cleveland ...

SMARTS gets $10,000 for artist-in-residence program

Local News

WARREN — Students Motivated by the Arts (SMARTS), which is headquartered in Youngstown, has been awarded $10,000 to support an artist-in-residence experience for each of the four PK-8 buildings in the Warren City School District. SMARTS will use this funding from The National Endowment for ...

Player recalls diamond days

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — During his professional baseball playing days, W. James “Jim” Cobbin was able to cover considerable ground in center field — even though his travels unfairly were restricted in other ways. “I was like the Ohio Highway Patrol out there,” remembered Cobbin, who played ...

Hubbard man killed in industrial fall

Local News

MANSFIELD — A Hubbard man died after falling last week while working at Goyal Industries. Timothy Shahan, 58, was a graduate of Newton Falls High School, according to his obituary. The Mansfield Fire Department responded to the company around noon Tuesday for a report of a man that fell ...

Program stresses overcoming fear, prejudice

Community News

BRACEVILLE — The varied accomplishments and inventions of African Americans were highlighted at the annual Black History program at First Baptist Church of Braceville. The Rev. Georgina Thornton, a retired minister who has spoken as a guest at the church for 20 years, said she learns more ...

Tim Ryan urges Valley leaders to collaborate

Local News

WARREN — The overall message to the Mahoning River Mayors Association on Friday was the importance of cooperation among communities in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. “One of the advantages we have in this community is that we are very well connected with each other,” said U.S. Rep. Tim ...

Religion news

Community News

FAITH AND FAMILY DAY: Fellowship of Christian Athletes Steel Valley will hold a Faith and Family Day 2 p.m. today at the Youngstown State University basketball game. Participants should arrive at the Beeghly Center at 11:45 a.m., with pre-game activities at noon. Watch warm-ups and be in the ...

Ex-hospital worker pleads to sex crimes

Local News

WARREN — A former St. Joseph Warren Hospital employee once accused of 25 sex-related criminal counts pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to about half of them during a hearing before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald Rice. Michael M. Brown Jr., 34, Chatham Lane, Youngstown, pleaded ...

Howland sommelier relishes a thirst for knowledge

Local News

HOWLAND — Sometimes, your major in college isn’t where your passion lies. To discover it, you need to take a different path. Brian Fry, owner of Barrel 33 in Howland, found this to be true. He started bartending in Youngstown, eventually becoming the wine director at the Youngstown Club ...