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Matthew Burroughs’ supporters protest prosecutor’s findings

NILES — Supporters of the “Justice for Matt” campaign vowed Saturday not to back down after Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins last week released a report saying two Niles police officers involved in Matthew Burroughs’ January shooting death will not be charged for their actions ...

UAW, GM talks pivot on proposed battery plant

DETROIT — If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble. Gone would be thousands of jobs at engine and transmission plants across the industrial Midwest, replaced by smaller workforces at squeaky-clean mostly automated ...

More than 1,000 people get a ‘Taste of Warren’

WARREN — Rylie Rieser’s favorite Alicia Keys song is her 2009 hit “Unthinkable,” though it was anything but unthinkable to imagine her enjoying a few homemade foods on Saturday. “I had a veggie taco and a strawberry-banana smoothie,” the Warren G. Harding High School freshman ...

Y Live concert sells out for 2nd straight year

YOUNGSTOWN — The man who sings “Honey Bee” proved to be a sweet headliner for the third Y Live concert at Youngtown State University’s Stambaugh Stadium. Blake Shelton, who has had more than 25 chart-topping country hits and is a mentor on the NBC series “The Voice,” packed the ...

Two dozen fire crews to share $1.5M

CHAMPION — Two dozen Trumbull County fire departments will share a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Act. The grant was awarded to the Trumbull County Fire Chiefs Association and will be used to transition the departments to ...

Scout Camp Stambaugh turns 100

CANFIELD — Boy Scouts gathered at Camp Stambaugh this weekend to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a parade and many outdoor skill events and exhibits. Brad Lang of Weathersfield, Scoutmaster for Troop 83 from Mineral Ridge, described the event as a “beautiful festivity.” A few ...

Magistrate rules in favor of board on tree harvesting

NEWTON FALLS — A Trumbull County court magistrate recently ruled in favor of the Newton Falls Board of Education in a lawsuit over the harvesting of trees on school property, but the residents who filed the suit already have filed an appeal, according to court documents. On Thursday, the ...

New cases

Cases filed in Trumbull County Sept. 7-14: COMPLAINT SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. MAY JR., JAMES et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS NOK AND ADMINS et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. CHESTNUT EQ R6 LLC SAM LAMANCUSA, ...

1969: Arrests made as porno movie is shown

99 years ago in 1920: • Four men in the hospital suffering from severe injuries and one man lying at his home in a bruised and battered condition was the toll of three automobile crashes in the city (Warren) Tuesday and Wednesday. Three victims of a serious accident were lying in the ...

Closed cases

Cases closed in Trumbull County Sept. 7-14: CLOSED HAMMOND, LISA M. vs. HAMMOND, RICHARD J. DOTTS, LEIGH vs. DOTTS, CHRISTOPHER MARION, AMANDA J. vs. MARION, DAVID G. GREATHOUSE, STEPHANIE vs. GREATHOUSE, ZACCHAEUS SANTOS, ROBERT J. vs. SANTOS, AYAKO SAM LAMANCUSA TREASURER ...

Marriage licenses

Marriage applications granted in Trumbull County Sept. 9-13: Justin T. Walters, 27, Cortland, and Jaclyn T. Rhine, 24, Cortland Christopher R. Arndt, 41, Newton Falls, and Jessica A. Newton, 27, Cortland Megan L. White, 24, McDonald, and Louis W. Novakovich, 25, McDonald Herbert D. ...

On the record – Brookfield

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Ronda Bonekovic, Kelly Carrier, George Economides, Tim Filipovich and superintendent Toby Gibson ABSENT: Ron Brennan The board: • Approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the Brookfield Board of Education and the Brookfield ...

Divorces

Divorces and dissolutions granted in Trumbull County Sept. 7-14: DIVORCE FINDLEY, NAOMI L. vs. FINDLEY, KEVIN S. RENNINGER, TRACEY vs. RENNINGER, BONNIE K. WAGNER, VANCE M. vs. WAGNER, MELINDA AGNEW, PAULA D. vs. AGNEW, JEFFREY A. WILLIAMS, CAROL A . vs. WILLIAMS, WILSON E. ...

On the record: Braceville

WHAT: Township trustee special meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Rebecca Rood, Dennis Kuchta and Jeff Tucker Trustees: • Accepted a bid of SET Inc. at $68,000 for the culvert replacement on Benedict Leavittsburg Road. The road is closed because of the faulty culvert; • Approved Gaumer ...

On the record: Farmington

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: John Dale, David Stephens and Mike Davis Trustees: • Approved an agreement with Perry and Associates at $7,400 for township audits for 2020 and 2021; • Purchased six replacement tires for the ambulance at $1,520; • Announced ...

Watkins refers killing to feds

WARREN — Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins has turned over the 1,600 pages of investigatory materials related to the Matthew Burroughs officer-involved-shooting-death case to the U.S. Justice Department. Watkins said this is the first time he has referred an officer-involved ...

Ex-hospital worker held on $500K bond

WARREN — Trumbull County prosecutors and Warren police are investigating whether a man named in an 11-count indictment accusing him of sexual assault while while working at a local hospital was involved in another report of sexual assault there. Michael M. Brown Jr., 34, Chatham Lane, ...

For love of the game

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of a series of Saturday profiles of area residents and their stories. To suggest a profile, contact features editor Burton Cole at bcole@tribtoday.com. By NANCILYNN GATTA Correspondent HOWLAND — Baseball is often viewed as a young person’s sport. Don’t ...

Law says ballot issue ‘was a distraction’

WARREN — Randy Law said his temporary removal from the ballot “was a distraction, but that’s politics.” Law made the comment Friday after a short Trumbull County Board of Elections meeting at which he was reinstated as an independent candidate for Warren mayor. That came four days ...

Firefighters respond to blaze at gas well

HARTFORD — When Brookfield Fire Department Capt. Nick Cresanto went into work Friday, he didn’t expect to be dispatched at 8:47 a.m. and still be on the same call at 7:20 p.m. “It was a long call,” he said. He, along with eight other Brookfield firefighters, went to a gas well fire ...