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Bells toll for loss of fire Capt. Al Brown

WARREN — City fire Capt. Al Brown was given a final salute Tuesday in a last-alarm ceremony in front of the central fire station on South Street. Members of Brown’s family, including his wife Carmen and his children, and his firefighter family, all in dress uniform, attended the 1 p.m. ...

Youngstown man seeks to rap during house arrest

WARREN — A Youngstown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aggravated assault and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle for his part in a shooting April 14 at the Oak Tree Apartments off Hadley Avenue in Liberty. The attorney for Derek J. Sanders, 24, also asked permission ...

County may seek legal advice for use of ARP funds

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners are expected to discuss hiring outside legal counsel to help review requests from groups and individuals seeking funding from the county’s portion of the American Rescue Plan. Commissioner Mauro Cantalamessa is asking permission from the board to ...

November sees Ohio cases grow

A surge in COVID-19 cases during the second half of November resulted in Ohio seeing an increase in cases reported that month compared to October. Overall, the 144,890 cases in November is the fifth-highest amount for a month since the March 2020 start of the pandemic. During the first 15 ...

YSU seeks vax status of students, employees

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University is partnering with a company called Med+Proctor to collect the vaccination status of students and employees. “We are partnering with Med+Proctor to securely collect the vaccination status of students and employees. We strongly encourage you to ...

Recount upholds one-vote win for Farmington levy

The one-vote win for a Farmington Township road levy was upheld after a recount. The Trumbull County Board of Elections did a hand count of the ballots and then ran them through its high-speed optical scanner to count them again Tuesday, said director Stephanie Penrose. The results were the ...