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Front plate could be gone in Ohio

The transportation bill passed by the Ohio House of Representatives removes the requirement for vehicles to have a front license plate. If unchanged when the bill passes through the Senate, Ohio will join the 19 other states which no longer require a front plate, among them Pennsylvania, ...

Trump tweet takes slap at GM union leader

Click here for Trump tweet dealing with Local 1112's David Green. While taking to social media this weekend to address General Motors and its decision to idle the Lordstown assembly plant, President Donald Trump took a shot at UAW Local 1112 President Dave Green. It was his second tweet of ...

Day care rapist up for parole

WARREN — Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins is arguing against the release on parole of two men convicted in the 1990s in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court of sexually assaulting children as young as 2. Clyde Bush, 69, has been in prison for 29 years, after admitting to raping ...

Chair created for child with SMA

WARREN — A group of sixth-grade students at Warren’s Lincoln K-8 School are working with teachers, a local engineer and a physical therapist to design a special adaptive exercise chair for a first-grader with spinal muscular atrophy. Sixth-grade science teacher Christine DePascale said ...

Local school districts prepare for student loss

Lordstown Schools Superintendent Terry Armstrong said he and other school officials and staff recently got together to talk enrollment figures, trying to determine how many students will be affected by the closing of the General Motors assembly plant. “Lordstown is a smaller district than ...

Sam Covelli named businessperson of year

WARREN — Sam Covelli, owner / operator of Warren-based Covelli Enterprises — the largest franchise of Panera Bread — is this year’s Boardman Civic Association’s businessperson of the year. “It is my honor to receive this recognition ... Boardman is where our history with Panera ...

A look at President McKinley’s 1899 southern vacation

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. The New York Times reported on President William McKinley’s mid-March southern vacation: “WASHINGTON, March 13, 1899 — President and Mrs. McKinley and a ...

Howland park board purchases play equipment

HOWLAND — As plans move forward to create a new Tiger Town, the Howland Park Board on Friday approved the purchase of $61,757 in play equipment and units which will be installed as part of the first phase of the project to begin in June. Park Board President Shawn Pompelia said play ...

Garrettsville’s rebuilding is slow

GARRETTSVILLE — Fire Chief David Friess remembers March 22, 2014, “very vividly.” It was on that day when fire rushed through a section of town referred to locally as Buckeye block, and destroyed 13 businesses. “I responded to the station, there were two guys already on the ...

County transit contract causing friction

WARREN — Members of the Trumbull County Transit Board argued to forgive an incomplete bid submitted by the contractor used by the board, dismissed calls to rebid the contract, and argued the board should allow the contractor to amend errors in the bid. However, the board also argued ...

Rotary pizza challenge draws 3,000

LIBERTY — Nearly 3,000 people flooded the Meteroplex Expo Center to try slices of pizza from 15 area restaurants on Saturday for the fifth annual Slice of the Valley pizza challenge. The event is the Warren Rotary Club’s largest fundraiser of the year, said Warren Rotary President Venita ...

Howland students will relive history

HOWLAND — For the first time, Howland High School students will be taking part in the history immersion experience Sojourn to the Past. Sophomores Jenna Gebhardt, 16, and Brandon Summerlin, 16, will take the trip March 29 to April 5 with 10 Youngstown high school students as part of ...

Man acquitted in kidnapping case

WARREN — A man accused of helping his brother and father kidnap and assault two other men in July was found not guilty Thursday on two counts each of kidnapping, felonious assault and aggravated robbery, according to Trumbull County Common Pleas Court records. Khyri Davis, 21, was ...

Warren inventor aims to shoot exercise harness into space

WARREN — Inventor and fitness proponent Frank Calvin sees athletes-in-training differently than most people. “I look at a kid, and I wonder how can I hook a rubber band to them,” Calvin, 75, of Warren, said. He’s been trying to figure out how to get his patented exercise bands ...

Warren, county settle sewer rate dispute

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners and the mayor of Warren ended a dispute about rates for the city to treat sanitary sewer waste from county customers in some parts of Lordstown and Champion after a county judge told them they shouldn’t leave a mediation session until they worked out a ...

Fire destroys Donnell Ford showroom

BOARDMAN — John Foulke, a salesman with Donnell Ford for 10 years, stood outside a ruined showroom Friday at the Market Street dealership, and had a message for those wondering about the immediate future of the business. “I’m selling a car tomorrow, even if I have to work out of the ...

Undercover sting nets eight human trafficking suspects

LIBERTY — An undercover operation targeting human trafficking predators has led to the arrests of eight men, including four from Trumbull County. According to a release from the office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, the suspects were taken into custody Thursday as part of an ...

Officials: Fire intentionally set at abandoned house

WARREN — An early morning fire on Friday at an abandoned house was intentionally set, according to city fire officials. The call was received around 3 a.m. Friday concerning a blaze at 1369 Belvedere Ave. SW. There were no utilities connected to the house, officials stated, adding there ...

Charges dismissed against woman in false alarm case

WARREN — Charges filed against a woman accused of making false alarms when she tried to convince police her estranged husband was going to shoot up a Howland school were dismissed Thursday in Warren Municipal Court. Vanessa Ackely, 41, Glen Oaks Drive, was facing two counts of making ...

Lincoln school evacuated because of a small fire

WARREN — Lincoln PK-8 School, 2253 Atlantic St. NE, reportedly was evacuated Friday morning because of a small fire. According to city fire officials, a student was using a lighter to burn paper at his desk that resulted in the fire. Crews received the call around 8:30 a.m. and reported ...