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YSU, IBM partnership creates opportunities

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YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University and IBM are launching YSU’s Workforce Accelerator, designed to create a series of pre-apprenticeship programs positioning students and others to obtain needed skills for careers of the future. The program is both for career track and non-career ...

Local bank stocks lose in trading

Business

Cortland Bancorp closed at $21.87 per share in trading Wednesday, up a penny from Tuesday. First Niles Financial closed at $7.80 per share, down 20 cents from Tuesday.

Christmas sale at Upton House

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HOLIDAY TREASURES: The Harriet Taylor Upton Association will hold its annual Christmas sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Upton House, 380 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Holiday “treasures” as well as general items will be available. For information, visit www.uptonhouse.org ...

Warren

Police Blotters

WHAT: City Council meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Larry Larson, Alford Novak, John Brown, Mark Forte, Ken MacPherson, Eddie Colbert, Dan Sferra and Council President Jim Graham. ABSENT: Cheryl Saffold, Helen Rucker and Eugene Mach Council: • Voted to move its Nov. 27 meeting to Nov. 26 ...

Double whammy

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AUSTINTOWN — The commander of the Canfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Tuesday morning’s double whammy of vehicle crashes by the dozens in whiteout conditions — resulting in one death — was the biggest mess in terms of vehicles in his 13 years in Mahoning ...

Agenda

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• GIRARD CITY COUNCIL will hold special meetings 11 a.m. today and Friday in the service director’s office on •LIBERTY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7:30 a.m. today at the township administration building. • HUBBARD PARK / RECREATION BOARD will meet 7 p.m. today at the municipal ...

Ex-substitute teacher guilty of child porn charges

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WARREN — A former substitute teacher, accused of having students as young as 16 sending him nude and other explicit photos of themselves, was found guilty of 10 felonies dealing with child pornography. Michael Mattocks, 33, who had worked in the Liberty school district, was the defendant in ...

Recalling glory days of dairy farming

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There are still a few good dairy farms and cows in Trumbull County. They are few and far between compared to the numbers 60 or 70 years ago. In the 1950s and ’60s, you could find small dairy farms lining the roads of the county. Today when you travel those same roads, you find empty dairy ...

Bazetta rejects bids for cemetery

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BAZETTA — Township trustees have rejected bids received for the Hillside Cemetery improvement project and have decided to table until January rebidding the project when a new trustee joins the board. Trustee Chairman Paul Hovis said Tuesday trustees had questions over the amounts of the bids ...

Dirt bikes stolen; one man arrested

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WARREN — Two stolen dirt bikes were recovered Monday morning and returned to the impound lot of Mays Towing. One man was arrested, according to a city police report. The vehicles were found near a fence behind McDonald’s on South Street, the report said. A man at the restaurant called ...

Brookfield, Niles to share services

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BROOKFIELD —The Brookfield Board of Education on Wednesday approved a shared services agreement with Niles City Schools for treasurer services. Brookfield Treasurer Craig Yaniglos will serve as the interim treasurer in Niles. The agreement for sharing treasurer services will begin ...

Howland beefs up its fire department

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HOWLAND — A new firefighter/paramedic joined the ranks of Howland’s department Wednesday. Steven Mauch fills a position left open when a firefighter changed departments, said Fire Chief James Pantalone. Mauch was sworn in by trustee James LaPolla during the meeting, and was presented his ...

Rep. Ryan endorses Biden

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WARREN — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan endorsed Joe Biden for president, saying the former vice president “is the only candidate who can win over the heartland and defeat Donald Trump.” Ryan, a former Democratic presidential candidate who quit the race Oct. 24, announced Wednesday he was backing ...

Police warning: Car thefts on rise

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WARREN — The Warren Police Department is warning residents that motor vehicle thefts tend to increase in the winter months because the vehicles are left alone after being started. “With the drop in temperatures, our agency (like many others) will see a rise in incidents of motor vehicle ...

Gunman tries to rob meter reader

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WARREN — A meter reader told police about an attempted armed robbery in the area of Comstock Street and Vernon Avenue NW about 11 a.m. Wednesday. A man came upon the meter reader and pulled an object that looked like a gun, demanding money, a city police report states. When the victim said ...

Thur. 1:25 p.m.: New Lordstown auto maker opens plant doors to media

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LORDSTOWN - Constructing a vehicle assembly plant the size of the massive former General Motors facility in Lordstown now would cost upward of $3 billion, said the chief production officer of the plant's new owner. Rich Schmidt with Lordstown Motors Corp. also said today that getting the plant ...

WRTA seeks input on new bus­ routes

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WARREN — Meetings will be held Wednesday in Warren to give the public a chance to weigh in on new bus routes in Trumbull County that will be implemented in March. The Western Reserve Transit Authority is hosting the meetings ä 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Trumbull County Veteran Service ...

Three in custody after Niles assault

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NILES — Three people are in custody on charges of felonious assault after a woman told police she was beaten by the trio and kicked out of the Royal Mall apartment where she was staying, according to a police report. Nadine Marie Neer, 21, of Sharon, Pa.; Matthew N. Lucik, 28, of Royal ...