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On the record – Farmington

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: John Dale, Mike Davis and Dave Stephens Trustees: • Gave first reading to placing a 0.5-mill replacement cemetery levy on the November ballot that if passed will replace a 0.5-mill cemetery levy. Officials are trying to get the levy up ...

On the record – Kinsman

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Greg Leonhard, Linda Miller and Fred Stahl Trustees: • Announced the safety upgrade project on Dellin Thomas Road is scheduled to begin in late July. Residents last month had the chance to speak to officials about the project during an ...

On the record – Niles

WHAT: Park Board meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Dana Butto, Harry Salapata and John Yuhasz The board: • Heard from resident Beth Nolen asking about the status of additional playground equipment. Park Director Bob Burke said it is on order with some hands-on playground units already in. ...

On the record – Weathersfield

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Steve Gerberry and Marvin McBride Trustees: • Recognized Tom Lambert of the fire department for receiving the EMS Professional of the Year from Steward Family Hospitals, the owner of Trumbull Regional Medical Center. He has served the ...

Mexico denies Trump’s claim of secret concessions

WASHINGTON — Three days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, the two countries appear unable to agree on exactly what’s in it. Stung by criticism that the agreement mostly ramps up border protection efforts ...

Sean O’Brien, Michael Rulli introduce expungement bill

WARREN — A bill introduced Monday in the state Senate would make it easier for some convicts in Ohio to erase their criminal record. The proposal expands the type of crimes eligible for expungement to offenses greater than fourth- and fifth-degree felonies and misdemeanors, which is all ...

Accused University At Larchmont shooter indicted on vandalism charge

WARREN — The man accused in a drive-by bar shooting and subsequent gas station robbery was indicted on an additional charge of vandalism Monday after Trumbull County officials said he broke the glass in his jail cell as he demanded toilet paper. Ryan N. Rulong, 27, of Warren, was indicted ...

Julia Child portrayal to cook up laughs

WARREN — Award-winning storyteller and actress Karen Vuranch will portray cookbook author and TV personality Julia Child when she performs at Ohio Chautauqua. The free performance will be at 7:30 p.m. June 27 under the tent at the Kinsman House grounds, 303 Mahoning Ave. NW, in downtown ...

Former mayor suing Warren

WARREN — The former mayor of Warren is suing it for damage done to his home that he claims was a result of the city’s negligence, according to a civil case filed in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Henry “Hank” Angelo claims in the suit he was away during the 2017-18 winter and ...

Girard considers Tobacco 21 program

GIRARD — City council on Monday began discussions for a civil, noncriminal way to prevent Girard’s youth from smoking. The Tobacco 21 program aims to prevent chronic illnesses and premature death by prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21. Instead of ...

Juneteenth celebration expanded to two days in Warren

WARREN — Members of the Community Concerned Citizens who have celebrated Juneteenth at Quinby Park since 2002 have decided to expand the event to two days this year. Danny Houston, a member of the event planning committee, said the celebration will be 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 ...

Teen pleads ‘not true’ to murder

WARREN — A boy, 16, charged with murder and felonious assault in Trumbull County Juvenile Court, entered a plea Monday of “not true,” the equivalent of “not guilty,” during an arraignment. The next hearing for Dareonte Carmichael, Porter Street NE, has not yet been set. The ...

Trial set for crash that killed man

WARREN — A man police said caused a deadly five-vehicle crash at Parkman Road and West Market Street after ignoring police signals to pull over, is scheduled to go on trial Sept. 9 in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Joseph L. Myers, 31, North Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg, pleaded not ...

Road closed for culvert work

WEATHERSFIELD — Salt Springs Road between Carver Niles Road and Four Mile Run Road will be closed Wednesday through June 22 for a culvert replacement. Motorists are advised to take the detour south on Carver Niles Road, east on Ohltown Girard Road and north on Four Mile Run Road.

Dems to hold meeting on environment

WARREN — The Trumbull County Democratic Party will host a panel discussion on protecting the environment 6 p.m. Thursday. The panelists are Alexis Smith of the Mahoning Valley chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby, who will discuss federal legislation to reducing carbon emissions; Norman ...

Commission OKs daycare

LORDSTOWN — The Lordstown Planning Commission on Monday approved a Wee Care Daycare being located inside Lordstown Elementary School to provide before- and after-school care to local children. Mayor Arno Hill said the prorgam will be offered for the 2019-20 school year. He said similar ...

Cicadas make their comeback

MINERAL RIDGE — They’re back, and just as loud. After crawling around underground and sucking on tree roots, the 17-year cicadas have emerged, covering trees and buildings alike. Tonya Cross of Mineral Ridge started noticing them a few weeks ago after a friend told her about them. ...

Veteran served two stints in Vietnam

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a series published each Monday between Memorial Day and Veterans Day honoring local veterans. To nominate a veteran, email Metro Editor Marly Kosinski at mkosinski@tribtoday.com. WARREN — Ron Felts’ memory of his service in the U.S. military is ...

Diocese finishes yearlong event

YOUNGSTOWN — One year ago, Bishop George Murry was unable to attend the kickoff Mass for the yearlong celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Diocese of Youngstown, but Sunday he was there not only to mark the end of the celebration, but to be recognized for his 40 years in the ...

Counselors available for Fitch kids, staff

AUSTINTOWN — Fitch High School officials said grief counselors will be available today and Tuesday for students and staff members following the death of longtime football coach Phil Annarella, 70, of Niles. While students have been out of school since May 31, football players are scheduled ...