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Accused appeals to authorities in courthouse vandalism case

WARREN — A woman accused of causing thousands of dollars of damage to the historic Trumbull County Courthouse turned herself in to authorities Monday at the Trumbull County Common Pleas Court after missing her court date last week. Joanna McCane, 44, of West Ravenwood Avenue, Youngstown, ...

Falls man pleads in murder case

WARREN — An 82-year-old Newton Falls man accused in a Thanksgiving Day 2020 homicide pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday ahead of a scheduled jury trial. Richard D. Stevenson, 609 Ridge Road, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, with a firearm specification, a first-degree ...

DeSantis, Trump Jr. to stump locally

Two prominent Republicans — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the former president — are coming to the Mahoning Valley later this month in separate appearances to campaign for GOP candidates. DeSantis, considered a leading potential 2024 presidential ...

Girard awards contract for waterline project

GIRARD — A long-awaited project to improve waterflow along Trumbull Avenue was approved during a special city council meeting Monday. Council awarded a contract to J.S. Bova Excavating LLC of Struthers for the Trumbull Avenue water main replacement project at cost not to exceed ...

Rapper in custody accused of Warren bank heist attempt

WARREN — A rapping bank robber is in custody after an attempted heist just after noon Monday at Huntington Bank on Main Avenue SW, according to a police report. A Trumbull County sheriff’s deputy was in the bank at the time collecting a deposit and detained the man before police arrived. ...

Ridge man pleads guilty to sex charges

YOUNGSTOWN — A Mineral Ridge man pleaded guilty to 16 counts dealing with a case of child pornography and voyeurism out of Austintown. Robert J. Jensen, 42, of Mulberry Run, pleaded guilty to an amended indictment charging him with 11 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, one ...