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Howland swears in full-time firefighter

HOWLAND — Timothy Grantz officially joined the Howland Fire Department Wedensday as a full-time firefighter and paramedic after being sworn in by trustee James Lapolla. Grantz came from a full-time position in Boardman, according to fire Chief James Pantalone, and also previously ...

Township fire chief resigns

WEATHERSFIELD — Township fire chief Ken Boring is stepping down from his position as fire chief, according to a letter sent by township administrator Dr. David A. Rouan to firefighters. Boring will no longer respond to fire calls, but will continue to conduct fire inspections and help ...

Bowers’ drug case dismissed

WARREN — A city resident stopped by police with less than 100 grams of marijuana in his car in mid-May had his case dismissed during a hearing before Warren Municipal Court Judge Thomas Gysegem Tuesday. D’Andre Bowers, 1457 Central Parkway Ave. NE, was cited on the possession charge ...

One gunshot victim treated

NEW MANCHESTER, W. Va. — Police, fire and ambulance units from multiple departments went to the scene of a reported shooting in New Manchester near Oak Glen High School, according to the (Lisbon) Morning Journal. East Liverpool City Hospital reportedly is treating a patient with a ...

Lakeview BOE bans backpacks

CORTLAND — The Lakeview Board of Education has passed a new rule to prohibit students and visitors from bringing any backpacks and large bags to school events. School officials said the prohibiting of the backpacks and larger bags is for extra security at any event held at the school, ...

Culvert work to close road

BRACEVILLE — McConnell East Road between state Route 534 and Newton Falls Braceville Road will be closed starting today through Aug, 24 for culvert replacement. The Trumbull County Engineer’s office is recommendinbg motorists go south on state Route 534, east on Nelson Moser Road and ...

No autopsy on victim run over by train

EAST LIVERPOOL — It may take weeks to learn what led to the death of an East Liverpool man whose body was found on a railroad track Tuesday. According to Brandi Phillips, chief investigator for the Columbiana County Coroner’s Office, no autopsy was done on 45-year-old James Franklin Jr. ...

On the record – Bazetta

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Paul Hovis, Frank Parke and Ted Webb Trustees: • Approved making Jake Abbott a permanent police sergeant retoractive to July 11. Hovis said Abbott had served as a temporary sergeant, filling in for Chris Herlinger’s position when ...

On the record – Lakeview

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Donna Zuga, Jennifer Nicholas and Jim Sherer ABSENT: Troy Adair and Mary Williams The board: • Named Sherer as delegate to the Ohio School Board Association capital conference in November with Zuga as alternate; • Suspended the ...

On the record — Southington

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Sam Plott, Cindy Speaker and Dan Tietz Trustees: • Were informed the fire department received a $4,100 emergency medical service grant for EMS training and a $6,500 Ohio Public Works Commission grant with a local match of $2,100 for a ...

On the record – Trumbull County

WHAT: Trumbull Career and Technical Center meeting Aug. 8 The board: • Hired Paula Nowery as new cook aide and bus driver; • Decided for the 2020-21 school year that the parent teacher conferences would be moved from the week of Thanksgiving where it has been held for many years ...

Kinsman flood victims ineligible for assistance

WARREN — The dam at Kinsman Lake cannot be restored using public money because it is privately owned, said Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith. And the Ohio Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency also won’t be providing funds to help residents affected by ...

Niles union contract addresses emergencies

NILES — The agreement between the city of Niles and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 506 contains a clause allowing an exception to the regular employee work week in the case of an emergency, but Mayor Steve Mientkiewicz said that exception couldn’t ...

Ex-Vienna police officer pleads guilty

WARREN — Prosecutors want a former Mathews school resource officer and Vienna police officer to serve jail time after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges associated with break-ins at the school and police department while he was on the job. Sgt. Michael Sheehy, 32, Highlawn Avenue, Warren, ...

Accused bank robber in Liberty indicted

WARREN — A man who was shot by a police officer during a bank robbery attempt was indicted Tuesday by a Trumbull County grand jury. Dabraylin Hawkins, 23, Duncan Lane, Youngstown, is charged with aggravated robbery with a firearm specification, felonious assault with a firearm ...

Trump touts economic growth in Pa. stop

MONACA, Pa. — President Donald Trump touted job creation and the economy Tuesday after touring the ethane cracker plant being built in southwestern Pennsylvania — saying the monumentous plant resembled the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Trump toured the petrochemical complex Royal ...

County offices merge

WARREN — In a move Trumbull County officials expect to save the county at least $135,000, the grants department and the planning commission are merging. The board overseeing the Trumbull County Planning Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to appoint Julie Green as the interim director ...

Bristol seeks more patrols

BRISTOL — Residents of Housel Craft Road asked township trustees for their help to see if the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office can patrol their rural neighborhood more following recent thefts and break-ins. Resident Daniel Shearer and other residents of Housel Craft Road and nearby ...

Woman detained in car incident

WARREN — A woman who “rented” her car to two men with the street names of “Terell” and “Face” found herself unwillingly held in the vehicle at 7 p.m. Monday when she met with the two men in the parking lot of the Pit Stop, 1708 Youngstown Road, to pick up her car and a $60 ...

Police ID man robbed, beaten

WARREN — A North Carolina man was identified as the victim of an assault that occurred around 8:45 p.m. Thursday near the corner of Nevada Avenue and McMyler Street NW. John A. Pawelko, 39, 105 Raintree Road, Hamlet, N.C., was found in the street with injuries to his head, according to ...