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Tim Ryan hopeful YARS will get new C-130s

VIENNA — The Youngstown Air Reserve Station is well-positioned to receive four next-generation C-130J Super Hercules aircraft that will be bought with $300 million in a defense spending bill before Congress, said a hopeful U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan. “This will go to the (U.S.) Air Force ...

Two Newton Falls councilmen abstain from annexation vote

NEWTON FALLS — Two councilmen who are usually on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to voting both abstained from voting on an ordinance involving future annexation into the village. The ordinance passed Monday with a 3-0 vote, with councilmen John Baryak, 2nd Ward, and Tarry ...

Daycare rapist’s parole hearing delayed

WARREN — A parole hearing for a man who raped and molested children at a day care — a man the Trumbull County prosecutor said should “die in prison” — was continued for four years. Clyde Bush, 69, has been in prison for 29 years, after admitting to raping or molesting 10 children ...

Senators want local law officers to go high tech

YOUNGSTOWN — Ohio’s two U.S. senators want to give local and state law enforcement access to the same high-tech devices border patrol and customs agents have to identify dangerous drugs at U.S. ports. U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, are among several senators ...

YSU grad says a couple made the difference

NILES — Mineral Ridge resident Christine Snipes said when she was 15 and pregnant, a foster couple took her in and made all the difference in her life. Snipes later became the first African American to graduate with a doctorate of physical therapy degree from Youngstown State University. ...

Eagle district starts levy talk

HUBBARD — The Eagle Joint Fire District began levy discussions Monday to hire part-time firefighters. Several volunteer firefighters attended the meeting to discuss the possibility of a levy with the fire district board and fire Chief Ron Stanish. “People were shocked that we don’t ...

Lordstown pays schools $72,000 in income taxes

LORDSTOWN — As part of a shared income tax agreement with the village, the Lordstown Exempted Village School District will receive more than $72,000. Village council Monday passed two motions approving paying the district $46,637 for the income taxes generated in 2018 from employees at ...

Body found in river at park

WARREN — A body was found on the banks of the Mahoning River at Perkins Park Tuesday evening, according to police. Firefighters and police officers arrived on the scene around 7:30 p.m. after someone attending a nearby softball game saw the body, police said. The fire department pulled ...

On the record – Cortland

WHAT: City Council regular meeting Monday PRESENT: Deidre Petrosky, Patti Keller, Kevin Piros, Kathy Fleischer, James Edwards, Don Moore and Scott Rowley Council: • Approved an amendment in the contract with Republic Services of Youngstown that will raise the rate for garbage removal ...

Man pleads in BB assault case

WARREN — A man accused of lying about a robbery to explain away BB gun wounds inflicted on a woman after she refused to have sex with him pleaded guilty to five charges Tuesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Nicholas Chronister, 30, of Cortland, pleaded guilty before Judge ...

Man pleads in child porn case

WARREN — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a 20-count indictment charging him with possessing, making or distributing child pornography, according to a Trumbull County assistant prosecutor. Daniel J. Scharmer, 43, Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield, pleaded to 17 counts of pandering sexually ...

Woman robbed while walking

WARREN — A woman walking to her home at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday was robbed by a man who pointed a small black gun at her, demanding whatever cash she had on her person, according to a police report. Na’Kiayha L. Warfield, 21, told police she was walking on Adelaide Avenue SE from a gas ...

Police probe threat at school

WARREN — A 13-year-old girl at Jefferson PK-8 School was threatened by another student around 11:45 a.m. Monday, according to a police report. The report states the student threatened to kill the girl. No age or sex of the other student was listed on the report. Parents of both ...

Iran quadruples uranium enrichment capacity

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran’s atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran’s foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter. Iranian officials made a ...

Lordstown council to ask TJX to consider cul-de-sac

LORDSTOWN — A road issue may delay plans for a HomeGoods distribution center that is expected to bring 1,000 new jobs to the village over the next several years. Village council Monday approved a letter asking TJX officials to reconsider changing a section of Hallock Young Road in their site ...

Austin Burke’s murder conviction appeal denied

WARREN — The 11th District Court of Appeals held up the murder conviction of the man sentenced to 47 years in prison for the murder of a man and the armed robbery of a Cortland pizzeria, according to a court opinion issued Monday. Austin T. Burke, 20, who was convicted last year in the ...

Scholar to bring humorist Erma Bombeck back to life

WARREN — Scholar Susan Marie Frontczak’s upcoming live performance will bring to life tales about the humorist whose popular newspaper column described suburban home life. Frontczak will be portraying Erma Bombeck 7:30 p.m. June 25 under a big-top tent on the lawn of downtown Warren’s ...

Man pleads not guilty in fiery fatal crash

WARREN — A man police said caused a deadly five-vehicle crash at Parkman Road and West Market Street after ignoring police signals to pull over, pleaded not guilty Monday to several felony charges. Joseph L. Myers, 31, North Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg, pleaded not guilty to aggravated ...

Man faces drug charge

WARREN — The man whose organization is leading a controversial effort to start a recovery center in downtown Warren pleaded not guilty to drug charges after a car in which he was riding was stopped on a traffic violation. D’Andre Bowers, 1457 Central Parkway Ave. NE, was cited last week ...

Funeral director accused in lawsuit

WARREN — A funeral director is accused in a civil lawsuit of plotting to retain clients from another funeral home where he previously worked for 21 years. Attorneys for Sinchak and Sons Funeral Home, 727 E. Market St., Warren, recently filed the suit in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court ...