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Lakeview parents push return to in-school learning

HOWLAND — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how school systems operate. While many school districts are getting by, parents of students in the Lakeview Local School District believe being in school is not only safe but the best option for students to learn, rather than the hybrid or remote ...

Trumbull 911 director Ernie Cook fired

WARREN — Following a marathon executive session Thursday, Trumbull County commissioners fired the director of the county’s 911 center and reprimanded the director of human resources. Ernie Cook, director of the Trumbull County 911 Center, was fired in a 2-0 vote Thursday after ...

Gov. Mike DeWine keeps 10 p.m. curfew

With the state’s 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew set to expire Saturday, Gov. Mike DeWine said it will be extended but didn’t give a new end date. He said Thursday the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths are too high to lift the curfew restrictions. But DeWine said the next step would be to ...

State nursing home COVID-19 infections drop

COVID-19 infections at Mahoning Valley nursing homes and assisted-living facilities leveled off while the totals statewide dropped significantly. The number of deaths locally climbed by three. The results were mixed at the three local prisons. The number of Mahoning County nursing homes and ...

Warren man faces six felony charges

WARREN — A Warren man accused of shooting at law enforcement during an Oct. 17, 2020, chase through Warren, faces six felony charges after being indicted Thursday by a Trumbull County grand jury. Mehki Walker, 20, of 487 Martin St. SW, is charged with two counts of attempted murder each ...

Youngstown man sentenced in shooting

By GUY VOGRIN Staff writer WARREN — A Youngstown man was given an indefinite sentence of four-to-five-and-a-half-years for a conviction in a July 9, 2020, shooting at a Willard Street NE home in Warren. Longino Roman Jr., 40, of 1554 Cascade Drive, Youngstown, pleaded guilty to three ...

Crews respond to Weathersfield fire

WEATHERSFIELD — Fire crews were called out Thursday evening to a structure fire at 2609 Elm Drive after a person saw smoke coming from the roof area of a house and an alarm going off. A Trumbull County 911 report states a caller was walking her dog around 5:30 p.m. when she saw smoke coming ...

Falls council tables rates

NEWTON FALLS — A motion to give residents and businesses a one-time discount on electricity will remain tabled until February, but Village Manager David Lynch said officials are considering offering a permanent discount. Village council on Thursday had the one-time discount on utilities, ...

Cortland man sentenced in robbery

WARREN — A 20-year-old Cortland man was given an indefinite prison sentence from two to three years after he was convicted of second-degree robbery charge involving jewelry worth 99 cents. Nicholas Hedrick, of 120 Beechwood Drive, pleaded guilty to the felony and Trumbull County Common ...

Agents sweep Niles home for drugs

NILES — The TAG Drug Task Force, Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office and the Niles Police Department conducted a sweep Thursday of a known drug house on Robbins Avenue that was suspected of selling illegal narcotics, including fentanyl. A search warrant was obtained, and agents — ...

On the record: Lordstown

WHAT: Village council meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Robert Bond, Terry Campbell, Lamar Liming, Ron Ratka, Don Reider, Howard Sheely and Mayor Arno Hill Council: • Named Ron Hickox as the new street commissioner, effective Feb. 1. He was selected from nine applicants who sought the position ...

Ex-Warren utilities director gets new job

Former Warren Utilities Director Robert Davis recently was hired to be president of Aqua Ohio water and wastewater utility. Davis recently held the position of director of the public utilities for the city of Cleveland, where he was responsible for Cleveland Water, Cleveland Water Pollution ...

Youngstown man dies in Wed. crash

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP — The Ohio State Highway Patrol Warren Post is investigating a fatal crash that happened about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on Wick Campbell Road northeast of Bell Wick Road. David W. Tassian, 55, of Youngstown, was pronounced dead at the scene, the report states, after his ...

Road to close for bridge repair

LORDSTOWN — Hewitt Gifford Road in Lordstown Village and Warren Township will be closed 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the intersection of South Leavitt Road for repairs to a bridge at the location. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office said the road will be closed for local traffic with no ...

Bad case of congestion

BAZETTA — Hundreds of people lined up Wednesday morning at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Some of them did not leave happy after waiting for hours in long lines. Among those in line was 82-year-old Sue Sperling of Howland, who said her reason for getting ...

Port looks to acquire RG Steel property

WARREN — BDM Warren Steel Holdings LLC, which owns the land where the old Republic Steel plant once sat, wants to donate it to the Western Reserve Port Authority. “We just need to be comfortable with how much property is involved. We need to be comfortable that we are able to take care of ...

Vaccine effort picks up, but remains slow

With the state vaccinating those at least 80 years old this week for COVID-19, the number of doses given is picking up. But the total COVID-19 vaccines still lags well behind the number of people eligible to receive them. The Ohio Department of Health reported that as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, ...

Sewer, water projects to begin

WARREN — “It’s going to be a busy summer,” with numerous sewer and waterline projects, and plant upgrade projects in Trumbull County, said Gary Newbrough, head of the county Sanitary Engineer’s office. By the time the projects are completed, approximately 257 new sewer and water ...

Howland park prepares for next phase of play site

HOWLAND — The Howland Township Park Board is preparing for the second phase of the new Tiger Town and other park improvements this year. Board Vice Chairman Shawn Pompelia said the second phase, expected to cost around $80,000, will be done in the spring. It will include additional play ...

Youngstown man gets 30 months

WARREN — A Youngstown man was given a 30-month prison sentence Wednesday for his part in a police chase last fall that injured three law enforcement officers. Geovanny Pastrana Davila, 36, of North Jackson Street, Youngstown, pleaded guilty to felony of failure to comply with order or ...