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Woman’s body found in Warren Township

WARREN TOWNSHIP — Police closed off a section of Dover Avenue from Main Avenue SW to Highland Avenue SW for several hours Tuesday after a passerby alerted police to a woman’s body found in the grass on the side of the road. Warren Township police Chief Benjamin Harrell said police are ...

Man gets two years for rape of a minor

WARREN — A 54-year-old member of the local Amish community was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison on a conviction of two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Daniel R. Kurtz of Wilcox Road in Mesopotamia appeared in orange coveralls with his two attorneys for a sentencing ...

Warren considers opening city-owned impound lot

WARREN — Cars towed in the city may be sent to a city-owned impound lot if council and the administration agree to open one. Discussions about opening a lot will begin in earnest at 4 p.m. today, during a council-as-a-whole meeting in council’s caucus room in the city municipal ...

U.S. Attorney ‘cannot comment’ on referral

CLEVELAND — Bridget Brennan, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, said she “cannot comment at this time” on the investigation that Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins referred to the Justice Department into the shooting death of Matthew ...

Going to bat for Minor League

NILES — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is crying foul over consideration by Major League Baseball to scrap its affiliation with 42 minor league teams, including the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Ryan, D-Howland, joined 66 other House members — including Rep. Dave Joyce, R-Bainbridge Township — in ...

Sheriff reaches pact with union

WARREN — The five-member lieutenant union and the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office reached a new labor agreement approved by Trumbull County commissioners. A 3.5 percent raise was given, but the members also agreed to start making the entire portion of the employee contribution to their ...

Champion approves replacement roof project

CHAMPION — The board of education has approved a $607,402 roof replacement project at Champion High School with remaining Ohio School Facilities Commission funds from the new school complex to be used to cover costs. Superintendent John Grabowski said at Monday’s board meeting the ...

Play raises funds for Trumbull Mobile Meals

WARREN — Trumbull Mobile Meals is hoping an “Odd Couple” can help fill the budgetary void left by the closing of General Motors in Lordstown. The Neil Simon comedy “The Odd Couple” will be staged Feb. 7-9 at the Robins Theatre starring WYTV morning hosts Jim Loboy and Len Rome as ...

Student clubs approved in Girard

GIRARD — Girard High School students are blazing trails when it comes to being involved at school. Three students pitched club and organization ideas to Principal Sam Caputo to consider adding to the already large list of student activities. “I just want to say I think in this school ...

Woman pleads guilty to attempted robbery

NILES — A Niles woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to an attempted robbery charge in connection to a panhandling incident invovling an elderly person. Penny Crabtree, 50, of 681 1/2 Fenton St., Apt. R, appeared before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Logan to plead guilty to an ...

Counterfeit bills passed during pizza delivery

WARREN — Police are investigating the report of someone passing three counterfeit $10 bills Monday night during a pizza delivery from the Pizza Hut on Mahoning Avenue NW. According to the report, the delivery was made to an unidentified apartment complex. The delivery person said a man ...

Pair sentenced for drug trafficking

WARREN — Two men were each sentenced to six-month prison terms Tuesday for their part in lower-level drug deals. Allen D. Walsh, 25, 1167 Palmyra Road SW, Apt. 8, Warren, pleaded guilty to three drug-trafficking charges and opted for immediate sentencing, waiving any chance at probation ...

Gas leak results in evacuation at YARS

VIENNA — Non-essential personnel are being asked not to report to the Youngstown Air Reserve Station before 8 a.m. today because of a gas leak on Tuesday. MSgt. Bob Barko, superintendent of public affairs for the base, said he was notified of the smell of gas around 9 a.m. Tuesday and ...

Howland schools begin search for new treasurer

HOWLAND — With Howland Local Schools Treasurer Rhonda Baldwin-Amorganos leaving Feb. 3 for a treasurer position with Niles City Schools, the Howland Board of Education is accepting applicants. Board President Julie Altawil said the board accepted Baldwin-Amorganos’ resignation Thursday at ...

On the record – Warren Township

WHAT: Township trustees meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Ryan Yoho, Ed Anthony and Kay Anderson Trustees: • Heard from Anthony that the committee working to prevent the Leavittsburg dam from being taken down will meet in February to prepare for a presentation in March or April for the Trumbull ...

GM’s investment in Detroit will benefit Lordstown

LORDSTOWN — General Motors will invest $2.2 billion to overhaul its Detroit-Hamtramck facility to be the automaker’s first fully dedicated assembly plant for electric vehicles, which will be powered by battery cells manufactured in Lordstown. The automaker Monday announced the investment ...

Warren police to probe shooting

WARREN — Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at 1:37 a.m. Monday near 599 Lane Drive, at the Hampshire House apartments. Police went to investigate after a caller said two to three shots were fired. The Trumbull County Coroner’s office was called to the scene a short ...

TNP works on plan for city’s parks

WARREN — A draft proposal on ways the nine city-owned parks can be improved was presented by Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership to city residents Monday during a session at the log cabin downtown. In surveys conducted last summer, residents expressed the most concern about park safety, ...

Brian McKnight booked at Packard

The Brian McKnight 4 will perform April 17 at Packard Music Hall. The 16-time Grammy nominee has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, including 1999’s “Back to One,” which sold more than three million copies. He has had 18 singles crack the top 40 on the Billboard R&B ...

State board rejects parole for abuser of young boy

WARREN — The Trumbull County prosecutor is praising a decision to keep behind bars a man who abused an 8-year-old boy, and arguing to keep a man convicted of murdering his mother and brother in 1983 behind bars. Damion C. Wise, 40, Chillicothe Correctional Institution, was sentenced in ...