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Niles park rededicated to veterans

NILES — Veterans from all over Trumbull County gathered Friday at Veterans Memorial Park, formerly known as Circle Street Park, for the 10th annual POW/MIA Recognition Day. “Every war we’ve fought overseas, we’ve had men and women who have not returned. They’ve been missing in ...

Union reps rally for Cordray

WARREN — Local union leaders on Friday pledged to rally their members in support of the Democratic candidate for governor who spoke at the United Steel Workers 1375 hall in Warren. Jose Arroyo, a USW staff representative, said with less than two months to go before the Nov. 6 election, ...

Tornado touched down in Trumbull County

WARREN — A tornado touched down Thursday in northwest Trumbull County, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland. The storm, which had a maximum wind speed of 95 mph, started around 2:31 p.m. about three miles northeast of Middlefield in Geauga County near Nauvoo and Hayes ...

Woman accused of causing lockdown ruckus

WARREN — A woman pleaded not guilty to charges Friday in Warren Municipal Court after police said she tried to take her children from McGuffey PK-8 while the school was on lockdown because of a tornado warning Thursday afternoon, according to a police report. Raquel Mostella, 30, was ...

Power transformer explodes in Champion

CHAMPION — A transformer explosion about 6 p.m. Friday in the 4100 block of North Park Avenue left many in the area without power. The Champion Fire Department closed the road for about an hour before Ohio Edison arrived to restore power. The department said the explosion was likely caused ...

Warren woman’s face cut during attack

WARREN — Staff at Trumbull Regional Medical Center called police 3:30 a.m. Friday after a woman arrived in the emergency room with cuts to her face and arm, according to a police report. The Warren woman, 24, told police she went to an unknown address on Douglas Street to wait for the ...

Woman reports she was stabbed on porch

WARREN — A woman, 69, reported she was stabbed 2:30 a.m. Friday on the porch of her Iddings Avenue NE home by a stranger, according to a police report. The woman told police she got out of her car and went to open the door to her home when a man she didn’t know attacked her and ...

On the record — Lordstown

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: William Catlin, Carla Click, Cheryl Kistler, Niki Reid and Jackie Woodward The board: • Heard from Superintendent Terry Armstrong that enrollment in the district has increased by 4.25 percent, with more students at both the ...

Church sees new pastor

WARREN — The Rev. Peter Haladej has been named the new pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Warren. Haladej started at the church Aug. 11 after having served nine years as pastor at Holy Trinity Parish in East Liverpool, associate pastor at St. Christine in Youngstown for two years and ...

Religion news

LITTLE DRESSES FOR HAITI: Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, is continuing to welcome all teens and adults interested in learning to sew or to share their sewing skills with others to participate in its Little Dresses for Haiti program. The program is 10 a.m. ...

Woman recognized for service

WARREN — When she was a teen, Kimberly Clinkscale of Warren dreamed of being a teacher and having a school. Today, she serves as director of Shepherd of All God’s Children and Hope Academy for Autism on Niles Road in Warren. Clinkscale was recognized by family, friends and the community ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County Sept. 14-19: Bazetta Steven K. Lew to Jessica L. Shipman, 3342 Woodland Trail Unit B, $72,000 Barbara A. McVicker to Robert Pumphrey and Robin Tolley, Johnson Plank, $129,900 Thomas N. Munson to Paul A. Straniak, 2421 Wilson Sharpsville, ...

Mellencamp showcases talent

YOUNGSTOWN — Someone once told John Mellencamp that if he really wanted to sell his work, he needed to paint still lifes and flowers. “I don’t want to sell paintings that bad,” Mellencamp said. One walk through “John Mellencamp: Expressionist,” which opened Thursday at the Butler ...

Tornado sirens delay students’ release

WARREN — Tornado sirens were blaring all across Trumbull County Thursday afternoon, just as area schools were letting out for the day. The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued the warning for portions of western Trumbull County and southeastern Geauga County after reports that a ...

Police seek tips in murder in Niles

NILES — Police are offering a $10,000 reward for any information that might help lead to the arrest of those responsible for the murder of Arlene Frasca. Frasca, 74, was found dead just before 11 p.m. Oct. 6, 2016, by police at the bottom of the basement stairs inside her home at 1626 ...

Currie to receive new water system

VIENNA — After high arsenic levels were found in Currie Elementary School’s well water in January 2016, the school will have a new water system installed in a few weeks. Mathews Local School District Superintendent Russell McQuaide said at Wednesday’s board meeting the Ohio ...

Woman arrested in crowbar attack

LIBERTY — A woman was accused Thursday of assaulting someone with a crowbar that she ordered her child to grab for her. Titanna Floyd, 25, of Youngstown, was arrested just after 12 a.m. on charges of felonious assault, endangering children, assault and obstructing official business. ...

Liberty continues to explore water options

LIBERTY — Township trustees this week decided to table for further review supporting House Bill 602, also known as the Clean Water Fair Pricing Act. Trustee Jodi Stoyak said the township is seeking fair water pressure and equitable water rates from other communities, and the bill may be ...

Blown transformer blamed for outage

WARREN — A transformer blew near downtown Warren around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, knocking out power to hundreds of customers, including the Tribune Chronicle on Franklin Street SE ; the Warren Police Department on South Street SE, and Trumbull Regional Medical Center on East Market ...

One dead in two-vehicle crash

BROOKFIELD — One person died Thursday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 62, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The crash occurred just after 9 a.m. on U.S. Route 62 at Bedford Road when a 2001 Ford Windstar hit a 2014 Mack truck that didn’t stop at a stop sign, a press ...