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Weekend rain leads to flooding in area

WARREN — Sunday’s steady rainfall caused flooding in some areas of Braceville and in Warren. In Braceville, the surrounding areas near Eagle Creek experienced some flooding on Barclay Messerly, Braceville Robinson and Eagle Creek roads; however Trustee Dennis Kuchta said it’s common in ...

Cantalamessa, Fuda want more audit info

WARREN — Two of the three Trumbull County commissioners said they won’t commit to a performance audit until they have more information and know whether or not the state will conduct it for free. Commissioner Niki Frenchko made a motion on the floor last week at a Trumbull County ...

New cases remain low

New COVID-19 cases reported in the state and local counties, with state cases coming in at about half the 21-day average. There were 713 new cases reported in the state Monday, about half as much as the 1,405 average number of cases reported per day over the last three weeks, according to ...

Howland helps teen

HOWLAND — Members of the community came together this weekend to show support and raise funds for a Howland High School student who has been battling several serious illnesses. Sandra Rose, 16, a junior at the school and one of the cheerleaders, has faced several illnesses in the past month ...

Falls sets ward recall

NEWTON FALLS — Village council at a special meeting Monday officially set a recall election June 1 for the 4th Ward council seat. Council voted 2-1-1 with council members John Baryak and Tesa Spletzer voting “yes,” Adam Zimmerman voting “no” and Sandra Breymaier abstaining since she ...

County still not set on transit solution

WARREN — In order to leave enough time for the process to be completed, Trumbull County commissioners have two weeks to decide on whether or not the county is joining WRTA, transit officials said. “Commissioners really need to make a decision in the next two weeks,” Mike Salamone, ...

Weathersfield turns down joint fire district proposal

GIRARD — Wanting to see if neighboring Liberty and Weathersfield townships wanted to take part in a feasibility study on possibly forming a joint fire district, Girard city officials sent out letters to the two communities seeking a response, with one township indicating it would not be ...

Liberty police take aim at township hotel district

LIBERTY — Liberty police issued 27 traffic and criminal citations over the weekend in a targeted patrol of the township’s hotel district, according to a news release. The officers made 41 traffic stops, towed 11 vehicles, confiscated two firearms and recovered one stolen vehicle. Seven ...

Door shattered, items stolen from city shop

WARREN — A door was shattered and about $2,000 worth of merchandise stolen from Do-Cut, 3375 Youngstown Road SE, according to a police report filed early Monday. Six trimmers and two yard blowers were stolen, the report states. A witness told police he saw someone in a white car throw a ...

City man gets 9 months for burglary charges

WARREN — A man who was revived from an apparent drug overdose while awaiting sentencing on charges connected to a home burglary was given nine months in jail Monday, according to court and jail records. Chad Decost, 34, Warren, pleaded guilty in April to burglary and possessing criminal ...

Police help Warren man shot in leg on Saturday

WARREN — Officers used a tourniquet to help a man shot in the leg after finding him hurt inside a vehicle on South Street, according to a police report. Willie J. Dawson, 33, Warren, was transported to Trumbull Regional Medical Center for treatment, the report states. Police were called ...

Trumbull ESC to honor high school seniors on Friday

WARREN — The Trumbull County Educational Service Center will hold its 2021 scholarship and recognition breakfast for high school seniors 8:30 a.m. Friday at Avalon Inn in Howland. At the event, scholarships will be presented to more than two dozen Trumbull County seniors from the First Place ...

Niles pursuing grants for infrastructure

NILES — Big changes are in the works in the city for upgrading and maintaining infrastructure. One of the most highly spoken of topics in Niles, other than annexation, is the city’s aging infrastructure and the continued fight on neighborhood blight. At a recent city council meeting, ...

Cat fight claws its way into emails

WARREN — Documents obtained by the Tribune Chronicle indicate the rising tensions between two Trumbull County officials. Emails exchanged between Trumbull County Commissioner Niki Frenchko and Richard Jackson, head of the county human resources department, about employee complaints that ...

Daily COVID-19 cases in Ohio dip below 800

The Ohio Department of Health reported 794 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the state total to 1,083,609 since the pandemic began. The number is almost half of the 21-day average of 1,449 and fewer than Saturday’s total of 1,297. The state also reported 7,890 Ohioans received ...

Champion schools get to work in a flash

CHAMPION — The Champion Board of Education already is moving forward with projects at the high school, as school district voters approved Tuesday the renewal of a 1.5-mill, five-year permanent improvement levy. The board at a special meeting Wednesday approved a proposal from Plug Smart ...

Howland Historical Society reviews options for house

HOWLAND — Plans by the Ohio Department of Transportation to reconfigure the intersection of state Routes 82 and 46 into a diverging diamond pattern are forcing the Howland Historical Society to move its museum to a new location after less than two years. The “yellow house” on state ...

Marketing brings millions in spending

WARREN — The Trumbull County Tourism Bureau is getting a better-than-average bang out of its marketing dollars, according to a research firm that specializes in the economic impact of tourism marketing. A study conducted by Strategic Marketing and Research Insights in Indianapolis ...

First lady’s illness cut short McKinleys’ transcontinental trip

On May 8, 1901, William and Ida McKinley became the first president and first lady to visit the state of California as part of a transcontinental train trip to visit the states. Sadly, the trip did not go as planned as Ida McKinley fell ill with blood poisoning from a cut on her finger, and ...

On the record: Bristol

WHAT: Township trustee meeting May 4 PRESENT: Mark Webb and Ramon French ABSENT: Doug Seemann Trustees: • Held a public hearing on text amendments to the zoning resolutions on telecommunication towers that have become more common in communities. French said guidelines are set on how ...