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Niles cemetery restored

NILES — Those who drove past Niles Union Cemetery in the early 1980s might not have even known it was there, as it was so hidden by large, lovely trees. That changed on May 31, 1985, when an F5 tornado tore through the city and the cemetery, ripping those massive trees out of the ground and ...

New tech alerts of tornadoes quicker

Back in 1985, people had televisions, radios and scanners to let them know of severe weather and tornadoes. Today with apps, cellphones, email and other technology people are much more quickly being notified to seek shelter with a tornado sighting. Rodger Laird, operations manager at the ...

NAACP recommends review process

WARREN — The president of the Trumbull County NAACP said fires and rioting won’t help achieve change. “When there’s a violent situation, other violence isn’t going to make a resolution,” said Annette McCoy, reflecting upon ongoing unrest in Minneapolis, Columbus and many other ...

Medici Museum opens in Howland

HOWLAND — It was supposed to be a celebration — a reception with Boy Scouts dignitaries, an invitation-only party for potential donors, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an opening day expected to pack the Medici Museum of Art. Directives from Gov. Mike DeWine due to the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Mahoning County adds one virus death

Mahoning County reported one new COVID-19 death on Saturday, bringing its total to 174. Columbiana County has 52 deaths, and Trumbull saw no change, staying at 48, according to the Ohio Department of Health on Saturday. There are 2,149 total deaths in the state, an increase of 51 since ...

4-H teens accept fair cancellation

The move to cancel this year’s Trumbull County Fair — although it’s widely seen as the correct decision given the viral pandemic — still is difficult to accept for many involved in 4-H who have spent considerable time raising animals and working on projects. Colby Turon, 16, of ...

Warren Stuff-A-Cruiser event exceeds goals

WARREN — Volunteers spent Saturday afternoon gathering food donations for a city school pantry, exceeding their initial goal. “The community has really turned out in spades to support the children, which is just amazing,” said Stacey Altiere, youth director at St. Paul Lutheran ...

1921: Scheme of two prisoners ends with an escape

99 years ago in 1921: The scheme of two prisoners worked well with one, but bad for the other. Adam Kagieh, sentenced to the county jail for 30 days by Squire Dominic of Hubbard, was expected to have a longer stay in county jail. Paul Misivich of Wheeling, W.Va., bound over to the grand ...

On the record: Southington

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Elizabeth Dunn, Cory Freeman, Steve Gilanyi and Terry Kelly ABSENT: Richard Selep The board: • Approved a retirement incentive plan for the Southington Education Association for the current year. Treasurer Janet Ward said there are ...

News cases

Cases filed in Trumbull County May 9-16: NOTICE OF APPEAL STATE OF OHIO 11TH DISTRCIT COURT OF APPEALS vs. HUMPHRIES, DWIGHT A. WATKINS, DENNIS vs. HALL, HARGUS ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL FRICKER, WILLIAM G. vs. WHEATLAND TUBE LLC et al OTHER CIVIL GREGORY, TREVOR et al vs. ...

On the record: Liberty

WHAT: Township trustees, special Friday meeting PRESENT: Arnie Clebone, Greg Cizmar and Devon Stanley Trustees: • Determined that the owner’s maintenance of vegetation, garbage, refuse and other debris upon the following properties constitutes a nuisance: 4604 Truman, 4727 Fifth, ...

Divorces

Divorces and dissolutions in Trumbull County May 9-16: DIVORCE BROWN, MICHAEL J. vs. HAYS, BRANDI N. VENEY, GARI L. vs. VENEY, BRUCE W. DISSOLUTION VARONE, JOSEPH vs. VARONE, NICOLE STRUTHERS, CLAYTON vs. STRUTHERS, REBEKAH HIDASEY, WILLIAM H. vs. HIDASEY, JULIE SMITH, ...

Area black leaders emphasizing working together on racial issues

Racial violence has the potential to happen anywhere, so divisive issues must be addressed proactively by taking the time to listen to and respect one another, some of the Valley’s black leaders said Friday. Violence and vandalism happened in Minneapolis and spread to other places in other ...

City work on flooding issue to start in June

WARREN — The first phase of a three-part project designed to eliminate basement flooding in the downtown area and enable the city to close the sanitary sewer overflow will begin on June 8. This phase is expected to take two weeks to complete. The $78,850 project will seal dozens of unused ...

Bazetta man plays taps as tribute to armed forces

BAZETTA — Every evening, Bazetta resident Al Crouse sounds taps as a tribute to armed forces and safety forces. “I play taps every night so people can hear it at Courthouse Square (in downtown Warren),” he said. Crouse, who has loved music since elementary school, said four years ago ...

Valley posts fewest deaths since pandemic’s beginning

The number of reported COVID-19 deaths this week, not counting today, in the Mahoning Valley is at its lowest point since the pandemic first hit — by a lot. The three counties reported 12 fatalities between Sunday and Friday: six in Trumbull, four in Mahoning and two in Columbiana ...

School bus drivers take one last lap

HUBBARD — Hubbard students braved the rain to greet their bus drivers one last time before summer break officially starts. A dozen school bus drivers started up their buses to kick off summer as they drove their routes to honk and wave at students. “I’ve missed mine and I know they ...

Teen gets gold award for dog obstacle course

HOWLAND — Howland High School senior Peyton Carroll recently was awarded her Girl Scout Gold Award after building a dog obstacle course for the Animal Welfare League, from which she adopted her own rescue dog, Moose. “I thought that it would be perfect to build an obstacle course. I ...

YSU faculty seeks input

YOUNGSTOWN — The union representing Youngstown State University faculty is critical of the university’s decision to change its structure without — it says — input from faculty representatives or students. Steven Reale, president of the YSU Ohio Education Association, said union ...

Police continue Thursday manhunt

BRACEVILLE — Police still were searching Friday for a man who fled a traffic stop and rear-ended a police cruiser Thursday night. A Braceville Township police officer was westbound on state Route 5 when he saw a large landscaping pickup truck swerve from the far right to the left, ...