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Newton Falls woman becomes Mrs. Claus

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of Saturday profiles of area residents and their stories. To suggest a Trumbull County resident, contact Features Editor Burton Cole at bcole@tribtoday.com. NEWTON FALLS — Carol Baker has two personalities. Most of the time, she is a wife and mother ...

Glenn Holmes votes for ‘heartbeat’ bill

WARREN — A Girard lawmaker said he was one of only two Ohio House Democrats to vote in favor of a bill that would drastically decrease the amount of time a woman has to choose whether or not to carry a pregnancy to term — to before a heartbeat is detected — because he is inherently ...

Winter storm slams into Columbiana

LISBON — Thursday afternoon’s ice storm and the 2 inches of wet snow that followed brought down electric lines that knocked out power to large portions of Columbiana County, including all of East Palestine. “This is a big old mess,” said county Columbiana County Emergency ...

On the record – Niles

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Mary Ann McMahon, Rebecca DePanicis, Bobby Seifert and Susan Longacre ABSENT: Tony Perrone The Board: • Approved the appointment of Michelle Gray to the McKinley Memorial Library Board of Trustees for a seven-year term through December ...

On the record – Howland

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Matt Vansuch, Jim Lapolla and Rick Clark Trustees: • Approved increasing the pay of Vanessa Stroup, township administative assisant, from $20.92 to $26 per hour, effective Nov. 1; • Hired Kyle Maffitt, Cyler Reed and Nicholas ...

On the record – Southington

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Betsy Dunn, Steve Gilanyi, Al Haberstroh, Richard Selep and John Shaffer The board: • Discussed the defeat of a 3.85-mill renewal levy for four years to raise $250,000 annually. Dunn said a levy will be placed on the May primary ballot ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County Nov. 8-14 Bazetta Barbara J. Stewart to Jimmy D. and Ellen M. Stewart, 3438 Hoagland Blackstub, $83,610 Kenneth L. Cunningham and Bradley W. Manning to Gregory M. Lazzari Sr. and Colleen S. Lazzari, Stonegate Drive, $35,000 Charlene Ulrich ...

Winter weather causes little damage in the Valley

Rain, ice, sleet and snow — all of it hit — northeast Ohio and much of the eastern half of the country Thursday. From St. Louis to the South and into the Northeast, weather made driving tricky, iced over trees and closed schools in some parts of the country. It was relatively mild in ...

Judge rules against moving Claudia Hoerig case

WARREN — A judge Thursday refused Claudia Hoerig’s request to move her case out of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to federal court. There is no jurisdiction for the federal court to intervene, United States District Court Judge Dan Aaron Polster ruled. Hoerig is facing murder ...

Parishioner concerned with turmoil at Vienna church

HUBBARD — A member of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish in Vienna said she was doing her job as church procurator in reporting an alleged incident of inappropriate behavior involving a priest and a minor. Joann Knuth of Hubbard said Thursday that church members have split in the wake of ...

Falls board reviews options

NEWTON FALLS — Members of the Newton Falls Board of Education’s finance committee will meet with Treasurer Julie Sloan about options to place an earned-income tax levy on the May primary ballot. Board President Debra Davis said Thursday finance members Jennifer Urbania and Aimee ...

Indictment: Ex-judge stole cash from client

YOUNGSTOWN — Former Mahoning County Judge Diane Vettori-Caraballo of Youngstown was accused in an indictment Thursday of stealing between $100,200 and $328,000 in cash that was in the home of a client when the client died in March 2016. A Mahoning County grand jury handed up indictments ...

Youngstown man pleads guilty in burglary

WARREN — A man who forced his way into an 81-year-old Niles resident’s home on Aug. 20, causing minor injuries, pleaded guilty Thursday to a count of aggravated burglary and could face up to 11 years in prison. Dajaun Reshawn Perry, 24, 107 Lincoln Park, Youngstown, during a pre-trial ...

Former rehab owner faces drug charges

LISBON — In just the latest round of legal trouble for the owner and operator of the now-closed Braking Point Recovery Center, Ryan P. Sheridan, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to various drug possession charges. After the arraignment, he remained free ...

Group wants GM to ‘Drive it Home’

LORDSTOWN — As was the case nearly 20 years ago, a coalition of business and community leaders and elected officials have formed to send a collective message to General Motors. The “Drive it Home” initiative — to “urge General Motors to support growing its investment at the GM ...

Searchers find missing man, 90

AUSTINTOWN — Police say a 90-year-old man missing from Austintown was found Thursday night in Maryland. Paul Markovsky was reported missing around noon Wednesday by his son. He reportedly had left the house at 6 a.m. in his pickup truck, according to Austintown police reports. His ...

Trumbull grand jury indicts 48

WARREN — A Trumbull County grand jury indicted 48 people Wednesday who are scheduled to be arraigned 11 a.m. Nov. 27 before Judge Andrew D. Logan. They are: • Lee Babcock, 24, Iowa Street NW, Warren, heroin possession and aggravated drugs possession; • Norman A. Miller, 32, Jackson ...

On the record – Southington

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Sam Plott, Cindy Speaker and Dan Tietz Trustees: • Approved J.D. Farmer Plumbing at $3,940 for installing new underground waterline on the driveway between the town hall and the furnace room; • Approved payment of $24,902 to ...

Niles board reviews levy options

NILES — The Niles Board of Education is reviewing options to place a levy request on the May primary ballot. Board President Susan Longacre said Thursday the board is discussing possibly placing one renewal levy that would generate $1.3 million a year on the ballot, but no official decision ...

Timothy Combs, co-defendant in Raymond Fife murder, dies

WARREN — Timothy Combs, a man serving multiple life sentences for his role in the 1985 murder of 12-year-old Raymond Fife, died while incarcerated, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Combs, 50, died Friday. He was serving his sentence at Grafton Correctional ...