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Earlier sentences affected by life ban

Juveniles in Ohio no longer can be sentenced to life in prison without parole, in most cases. Ohio joined 23 other states with similar bans a week ago, and appears to be part of a national movement to give juvenile offenders a second chance. The U.S. Supreme Court in 2005 banned the death ...

Woman returns to face sex charges

WARREN — A former Liberty woman — who in March 2020 was indicted on sex charges involving a 3-year-old — has been brought back to Trumbull County from a federal prison in Arizona to face prosecution in the year-old case. Candis Wynn, 34, formerly of Lucretia Drive, Liberty, was booked ...

State’s COVID-19 case numbers dip Sunday

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,076 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 1,053,175 cases since the pandemic began. Hospitalizations on Sunday increased by 27 to 54,897. In its most recent update Friday, the ODH reported an additional 74 deaths, ...

Medici expansion nearing completion

HOWLAND — A $1.6 million expansion of Medici Museum of Art is nearing completion and should be open to the public in early June. The expansion doubles the number of galleries at the East Market Street location from five to 10 and will include a gift shop and larger classroom space and ...

Employee sues city over alleged harassment

WARREN — A 18-year employee of the city of Warren Utilities Department has sued the city over losing her shift leader position after taking family leave and then being harassed unfairly in her new position as assistant administrator. Megan Stanislaw, who lives on West Avenue NW, through her ...

Mancini booked for Robins event

WARREN — The Robins Theatre in Warren will host an event with Youngstown boxing legend Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini on May 22. “Stories from the Corner: A Night with Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini” will feature the former lightweight boxing champion talking about his career in the ring and as ...

Scouts help residents with new blessing box

BRISTOL — Members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 80827 have added a bright yellow blessing box at the township center park that will provide food and other items to people in need. The box was unveiled Sunday by the third- and fourth-grade Scouts, who gathered at the park with their families. ...

Harvard alumni protest possible McKinley honorary degree

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 in its April 20, 1901, edition that Harvard University was considering conferring an Honorary Doctor of Law degree to President ...

On the record: Maplewood

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Tom Donaldson, Tami Morrison, Dan Denman, Kevin Blair and Dan Schwartz The board: • Heard from Superintendent Perry Nicholas that the Ohio High School Athletic Association will be requiring the 617 member schools to pay a fee starting ...

Earth Day recycling event set Thursday

WARREN — The Tribune Chronicle will host its annual Earth Day recycling collection 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the rear parking lot of the Tribune Chronicle, at the corner of Vine Avenue SE and South Street SE. There will be no on-site shredding service, but items still can be brought for ...

Projects to close roads today

Various roads will be closed starting today for bridge and culvert projects. • In Southington, Hoffman Norton Road between Geauga Portage Easterly Road and Countyline Turnpike Road will be closed today through Wednesday for two culvert replacements. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office ...

On the record: Southington

WHAT: Township trustees meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Cindy Speaker, Dan Tietz and Marlene Russomanno Trustees: • Are seeking costs for engineering work from Hess Engineering for possibly putting in a new septic system at the fire department; • Received a donation of 12 American flags ...

Bee spree

Residents who may see swarms of bees in the upcoming weeks are being asked to not harm them. They are just swarming earlier than usual, and it’s a natural phenomenon. Canfield resident Mike Klem, vice president of the Columbiana-Mahoning Beekeepers Association, said residents should not ...

City pledges to reduce emissions 30 percent by 2030

WARREN — Working to reduce Warren’s carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030 while simultaneously adding new jobs is a goal Mayor Doug Franklin made when Warren became the 12th community to join Power A Clean Future Ohio. “Thirty percent may be an ambitious goal, but we know the new wave of ...

Dash, body cameras prove too costly

Although putting body cameras on his deputies and dash cams in his cruisers would be the “ideal situation” for safety purposes in Trumbull County, Sheriff Paul Monroe said the actuality of these measures happening are slim because of the prohibitive costs involved. Monroe said the initial ...

State tops 21-day case average again

The new COVID-19 cases reported across Ohio between Friday and Saturday was a little bit higher than the average over the past 21 days, the Ohio Department of Health reported. The one-day increase was 1,987, whereas the 21-day average is 1,976. The trend across Ohio also is up for COVID-19 ...

Council veterans battle for city’s 7th Ward

WARREN — A former six-term 7th Ward councilwoman is seeking to unseat a former council colleague now serving in that position. Susan Hartman, 64, said she is seeking a return to council in 2022 because she enjoyed being on council and felt she did a good job representing the ward’s ...

Relay For Life season underway

YOUNGSTOWN — Joey Gaskell could easily be called the comeback kid for the way he responds to everything from humorous quips he hears to fighting cancer. “He’s been such a trooper throughout, but he’s still the same kid,” Jessica Gaskell said about her son, 4, who was diagnosed at 18 ...

Handshake for the ages

YOUNGSTOWN — For 75 years to this day, and beyond, Youngstown and professional baseball are entwined thanks to one image. The historic photo first served as a learning tool for a local family, and now a nation. Youngstown native George “Shotgun” Shuba on April 18, 1946, became a part ...

Earth Day recycling event set Thursday

WARREN — The Tribune Chronicle will host its annual Earth Day recycling collection 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the rear parking lot of the Tribune Chronicle, at the corner of Vine Avenue SE and South Street SE. There will be no on-site shredding service, but items still can be brought for ...