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‘Rosies the Riveters,’ World War II veterans honored

Local News

CHAMPION — At 101 years old, Mary Molnar Clay kept the mood light during the Pearl Harbor and Beyond program on Friday. The small but mighty woman, wearing sparkly accents and making the crowd laugh, was recognized as a local Rosie the Riveter during World War II, joining other Rosies and ...

Cortland Bancorp stock plunges in Friday trading

Business

After gaining 70 cents in trading Thursday, Cortland Bancorp suffered a significant loss on Friday, losing $1.50 per share to close at $21.50. First Niles Financial, which lost 6 cents on Thursday, regained it, closing at $7.77 per share.

Former students and staff return to St. Joseph school

Community News

AUSTINTOWN — The Rev. Gregory Fedor, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, said he welcomed former students and staff of the parish’s school to celebrate what it offered to so many families before its closing. A reunion celebration was held recently at the church to show the classrooms that were ...

Warren puts off tax renewal

Local News

WARREN — City council has put seeking a renewal of the five-year, 0.5 percent income tax increase on hold — for now. Council President Jim Graham said council will not vote on a proposed resolution allowing the city to place the renewal on the March 17 primary ballot. The income tax ...

Religion news

Community News

MEN OF FAITH: The Men of Faith from across Trumbull County will come together 9 a.m. today at the 4 Star Diner banquet room, 168 N. Mecca St., Cortland. Guest speaker is Charles Jarvis, publisher of the Tribune Chronicle and The Vindicator. Music will be provided by the Golden Street Singers. ...

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals court rehears Danny Lee Hill case

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CINCINNATI — An attorney for convicted murderer Danny Lee Hill told the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday that the 53-year-old was mentally retarded at the time he committed the murder of 12-year-old Raymond Fife in 1985. Attorney Vicki Warnicke argued before the appellate court ...

Tree lighting fosters Yuletide spirit

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WARREN — For Warren City Schools preschool teacher Leslie Readman, this year’s Christmas in the Square was about rekindling her Christmas spirit. Readman, who organized the design and construction of Warren Preschool’s two parade floats for the Christmas parade, lost her mother just ...

March primary attracts petitions

Local News

WARREN — More candidates have submitted signed primary petitions to the Trumbull County Board of Elections with the hopes of upsetting an incumbent, defending a longheld seat or bringing in new blood to an office, and it appears at least three potential candidates come with some prior legal ...

Firefighters ‘push-in’ Liberty’s new firetruck

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LIBERTY — Christmas came early in Liberty Township as its firefighters pushed a new firetruck into Station 35. “This is very exciting. It’s been over 10 years since we had a new truck,” said fire Chief Gus Birch. “It is in service as of right now.” The new truck was a demo unit ...

3 vaping illness cases investigated

Local News

WARREN — The Ohio Department of Health has identified three cases of e-cigarette or vaping-related illness in the Mahoning Valley, with two in Mahoning County and one in Trumbull County, according to the agency’s website. A total of 81 cases of illness have been identified in Ohio, with ...

Man sentenced for soliciting minor

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — A Vienna man has been sentenced to four years in federal prison after being convicted of traveling to Pennsylvania with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity with a minor. According to a news release, Jeffrey Judd, 60, conversed with a 14-year-old male over the ...

Patrol announces 6-state projec

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project to enforce and raise awareness on impaired driving this weekend. The project will run through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The high-visibility campaign includes the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State ...

Property transfers

Local News

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County Nov. 15 to Dec. 6: Bazetta Donald L. and Stacy A. Waldron to M Walker Investments LLC, 3951 W. Lake, $91,701 Pauline A. Robson to Ronald L. and Linda C. Fisher, 3473 Ivy Hill Circle Unit E., $90,000 Wildwood Thorn LLC to Guard Plus LLC, 3140 ...

GM picks Mahoning Valley for battery plant

Local News

LORDSTOWN — General Motors and South Korea’s LG Chem are partnering to invest $2.3 billion to develop and mass produce electric vehicle battery cells near Lordstown, where the automaker shuttered its assembly plant this year. The joint venture is expected to create more than 1,100 new ...

Speaker uses Civil War holiday theme

Community News

BROOKFIELD — With Christmas-themed images popular on cards and photos, many of those images during the Civil War period had hidden messages instead of wishing holiday greetings. Traci Manning, curator of education at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, was the guest speaker at a ...

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Police Blotters

Police activity reported Nov. 14-Dec. 3 Dec. 3, 9:58 a.m. — Criminal damaging reported at 4114 Monticello Blvd. 12:09 a.m.— Unruly juvenile reported at Walmart, 200 Goldie Road. Dec. 2, 11:33 a.m. — Renee A. Smith, 34, of Girard, was arrested on a charge of selling dangerous ...

Unionization not guaranteed for workers at GM / LG

Local News

WARREN — If the 1,100 people expected to be employed at the new electric battery plant General Motors and LG Chem are pursuing in the Mahoning Valley will be unionized, labor organizers will have to push for it, and the workers will have to welcome it with a vote. Because GM and the United ...

Hospital plans holiday event

Community News

CHRISTMAS AT HILLSIDE : Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, 8747 Squires Lane NE, Howland, will host its “Christmas at Hillside” event 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be Christmas tree, wreath and basket raffles as well as music, crafts, face painting and refreshements. There also will be a ...

Funding for county sewer projects lining up

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WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners Tuesday gave permission to the sanitary engineer’s department to submit applications and execute contracts with state agencies to fund infrastructure projects. The county is going after a $250,000 Ohio Public Works Commission grant and a 0 percent ...