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Luring larger load to Lordstown

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Why not Lordstown? That’s the question asked of some economic development leaders after news broke Thursday that General Motors and South Korea’s LG Chem — a joint venture partnership already building a $2.3 billion electric vehicle battery-cell plant in Lordstown — are considering a ...

Gov. Mike DeWine gives conditions to end health orders

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All health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the wearing of face masks, would be lifted in the state once the virus cases per 100,000 residents falls to 50 and holds for two weeks. Gov. Mike DeWine made the announcement during a 15-minute speech Thursday that took the place ...

Warren man sentenced in Home Depot theft

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YOUNGSTOWN — A troubled 38-year-old man with a history of substance abuse and thefts, and a pending felonious assault case in Trumbull County, was sentenced Thursday to six months in the Mahoning County jail. Nicholas J. Lee, 38, of Lancer Court in Warren and other addresses in Youngstown ...

On the Farm: Ag districts can help preserve farmlands

Community News

Thanks to the internet, you can find statistics on farmland over the last 20 years. In 2000, farmland represented 41.1 percent of the total land in the U.S. and in 2010 it was down to 39.8 percent. It was a drop of 1.3 percent, which doesn’t seem too bad until you realize that 29,420,000 ...

Teen dies in crash

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WARREN TOWNSHIP — A 16-year-old involved in a three-vehicle accident around noon Tuesday on Caleb Road at Burwell Road died on Wednesday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Mark Craig, 16, of Leavittsburg, was transported to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, following the ...

Brookfield schools OK $2.3M repair

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BROOKFIELD — After spending the past 10 years walking in hallways, restrooms and a few classrooms at the middle school with uneven flooring, the Brookfield Board of Education has approved moving forward with a $2.33 million project this summer. Superintendent Toby Gibson told the board the ...

Jim Tressel, YSU provost Brien Smith contracts extended

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YOUNGSTOWN — Contract extensions for Youngstown State University’s top two executives — President Jim Tressel and Provost Brien Smith — unanimously were approved Thursday by the YSU Board of Trustees. Tressel’s salary is $375,000, while Smith’s is $250,000, according to the ...

West Virginia woman arrested on gun possession charges

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WARREN — A 20-year-old West Virginia woman sitting in a car outside of the Circle K, 4021 Parkman Road, at 9:38 p.m. Wednesday was arrested in connection with police finding a loaded pistol and drugs in the vehicle. Taylor M. Turner pleaded not guilty to improper handling of a firearm in a ...

Virus case numbers continue to drop in area nursing homes

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An ongoing drop in cases at long-term care facilities such as nursing homes has occurred at the same time as mass vaccination of nursing home residents. In fact, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living reported this week that nursing homes across the ...

Ryan urges Trade Commission to help Vallourec

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U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission urging it to ensure trade laws are enforced on the dumping and subsidizing of seamless steel pipe that is hurting Vallourec Star’s Youngstown facility. Ryan, D-Howland, said the illegal dumping and subsidizing of ...

On the record: Howland

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Howland WHAT: Board of education meeting Feb. 22 PRESENT: Julie Altawil, Susan Brucoli, Brian Burkey, Denise Delida and Ken Jones The board: • Heard from Middle School Principal Steve Kovach who did a presentation about a program teaching staff is using so they can see what screen ...

On the record: Girard

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WHAT: City council meeting Feb. 22 PRESENT: Mark Standohar, Lily Martuccio, Reynald Paolone, Keith Schubert, Jeff Kay, Sam Zirafi and Mayor James Melfi ABSENT: John Moliterno and Thomas Grumley Council: • Heard from Melfi, who had been the city treasurer for 11 years. He wants officials ...

Warren man indicted on child rape charges

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WARREN — A Warren man secretly was indicted Wednesday on six counts of rape, accused of sex crimes against a 9-year-old girl, court records show. William R. Davis, 44, 1155 Rogers Ave. SE, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday and is being held at the Trumbull County jail on a $1 ...

Workhorse was to meet with postal service reps

Business

LORDSTOWN — Workhorse Group was to meet in-person Wednesday with representatives of the U.S. Postal Service to get additional information on why the Cincinnati-based company was not awarded the contract for the postal service’s next-gen vehicle. A company spokesman with international ...