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Niles man dedicates life to helping fellow veterans

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NILES — Although he served in the military for 38 years, Robert Marino Sr. said he believes his greatest contribution to service came after his time in the armed forces. Marino enlisted in the Army in 1963 and from then on, a large portion of his life was dedicated to the military. From the ...

Business briefs and People on the Move

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AKRON CHILDREN’S NURSE RESEARCH SCHOLARS: Four nurses of Akron Children’s Hospital have been named 2020 Nurse Research Scholars, including registered nurse Shelley Sidora of Niles. Sidora, who holds a Master of Science in nursing, is coordinator of clinical education, Akron Children’s ...

Agenda

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• WARREN CITY COUNCIL will meet 4 p.m. today at municipal building on Mow to Own legislation. • TRUMBULL COUNTY BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES will meet 4 p.m. today via Zoom by calling 330-652-9800. ext. 201 for meeting ID and password. • LIBERTY BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 5 ...

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Police Blotters

Police activity reported Sept. 1-30: Sept. 30, 10:56 p.m. — Burglary reported in the 6100 block of Mahoning Avenue. 7:54 a.m — Animal complaint reported in the 500 block of Champion Street. 6:05 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported in the 600 block of Champion Street East. Sept. ...

State representative looking to retain his seat

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Former municipal court prosecutor and Weathersfield trustee Gil Blair, a Democrat, who was appointed to serve in Ohio’s 63rd House District is asking voters to elect him to a full two-year term in the General Assembly. U.S. Air Force veteran and small business owner, Mike Loychik, a ...

Congressional candidates spend big in October

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The campaign of Christina Hagan, the Republican challenger in the 13th Congressional District race, spent more money during the first 14 days of October than it did between July and September. Hagan’s pre-general election campaign finance report shows spending of $222,286.34 between Oct. 1 ...

Ohio COVID-19 cases inch toward 200,000

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Ohio reported 2,309 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, including 54 locally, but no new deaths were reported locally or statewide. The Ohio Department of Health stated the cases Sunday follows a record-high number of cases reported Saturday — 2,858 — the largest single-day increase of ...

Group takes care of neighbors

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NEWTON FALLS — A newly formed charitable group is dedicating its time and funds to help families who live in the 44444 zip code facing challenging times because of the coronavirus pandemic. The nonprofit group known as 44444 the Citizens held an Okotoberfest-themed fundraiser with a ...

Society hosts cemetery tours

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HOWLAND — Mineral Ridge resident Marci Buchanan said she often visits other area historical societies to see what they are doing to promote the history of their community. Buchanan and Linda Ference, both of the Mineral Ridge Historical Society, were among the guests to take tours of ...

Media, uncertainty swamp Ohioans

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Every time Jinnifer Trubey checks her phone, another news story pops up about President Donald Trump. “It’s something about Trump, something he tweeted ... or how (Nancy) Pelosi wants to impeach him,” Trubey said. “I don’t mind it because I like to stay in the know, but it ...

Letter showed theme to McKinley’s 1900 presidential campaign

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Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. One hundred twenty years ago, President William McKinley sent a letter to the Republican notification committee thanking them for their work in his renomination ...

Lincoln school goes remote for two days

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WARREN — The Lincoln PK-8 School in Warren will have all students in Cohort A on remote learning today and Tuesday after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Steve Chiaro said Sunday the building was sanitized over the weekend and will be cleaned today and Tuesday, ...

Culvert work starts today in Champion

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CHAMPION — The bridge on Shaffer Road between Bristol Champion Townline Road and Airport Road will be closed starting today through Nov. 25 for a culvert replacement. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office recommends traveling west on Bristol Champion Townline Road, south on state Route ...

Trio accused in Walmart transfer fraud scheme

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YOUNGSTOWN — A federal grand jury in Cleveland has returned a 20-count indictment charging three people with defrauding banks and using Valley Walmart stores in their scheme. U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced the indictment that charges John Lee Watkins, 31, of Stow; Valerie Marie ...

New cases

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Cases filed in Trumbull County Sept. 28-Oct. 2: NOTICE OF APPEAL-11TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS CALDWELL, TAMI vs. NILES CITY SCHOOLS et al E-COMPLAINT SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. LETSON GUARDIAN, DANIEL B. et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. ...

‘Second family’ still fans

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CHAMPION — With the World Series underway, a Champion family has a personal tie to one of the teams competing to be champions. One of the Tampa Bay Rays’ key players, Joey Wendle, started his big league career in the Valley in 2012 with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a Class A ...

Scrappers hosting trick-or-treat event

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DRIVE-THRU HALLOWEEN: The Mahoning Valley Scrappers Halloween drive-thru trick or treat will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Eastwood Field parking lot in Niles at $10 per car. A portion of the proceeds will go to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. Cars can drive through a route of ...

City keeps renewal campaign low key

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WARREN — Supporters of Warren’s 0.5 percent income tax renewal have been running a very low-key campaign to get voters to support its continuation over the next five years. Warren Mayor Doug Franklin said the campaign of Citizens for a Safe Warren have had a social media presence and will ...

Bazetta man challenges commissioner

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WARREN — Mauro Cantalamessa and Denny Malloy do not agree on much. Malloy doesn’t think Cantalamessa has done enough to continue on as a county commissioner, and Cantalamessa doesn’t think Malloy has the knowledge or background to do the $90,000-per-year job. But one of the two men who ...

Twenty Under 20 Class of 2020 chosen

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WARREN — Twenty of the most impressive young leaders in Trumbull County have been selected for the 2020 Class of Twenty Under 20. Now in its eighth year, the program, co-sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley and Kent State University at Trumbull, ...