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Area school districts braced for cuts

The Mahoning Valley’s school district leaders already were preparing for eventual state budget cuts, even before Gov. Mike DeWine announced the state would reduce support to schools. That’s because these school administrators knew Ohio would have to make up tax dollar shortfalls being ...

Take a lap for breast cancer

HOWLAND — For the past 20 years, Howland resident Jeanette Howell has taken part in the Warren Relay For Life, which traditionally is held over Mother’s Day weekend on Courthouse Square. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Relay was moved to Aug. 1, but family and friends ...

Navigating a digital world for ministry

With COVID-19 precautions limiting gatherings, many meetings and events, including some church services, have moved online — leaving church leaders to navigate a new digital ministry. “I think, No. 1, you don’t have that audience that you normally have,” said the Rev. Vincent ...

Home improvements spring ahead to keep people busy

While our lives have changed drastically because of the coronavirus, one thing hasn’t: People have continued to carry out home-improvement projects pretty much the same as normal. One only needs to look at the busy parking lots at Mahoning Valley home improvement stores to observe that ...

Mahoning Valley reports four more COVID-19 deaths

The Mahoning Valley ended its worst week for COVID-19 deaths with four more reported Saturday. Mahoning County remains the county with the third-highest fatalities in the state, with 122 reported deaths — up three from Friday. Mahoning also has the seventh-highest COVID-19 case count at ...

This week in history

99 years ago in 1921 Residents of South Main Street were up in arms because smallpox patients were being kept in the emergency hospital. A delegation of property owners appeared before the city council and asked that something be done to relieve that section of the nuisance. There was ...

On the record – Hartford

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Phil Wilhelm, Rebecca Whitman and Mike Bridge Trustees: • Hired Clayton Lejune as a part-time police officer; • Approved Youngstown Fence at $2,399 for replacing a section of the fence that secures the township maintenance yard; • ...

Closed cases

Cases closed in Trumbull County April 18-25: CLOSED SHERWOOD, YVONNE vs. SHERWOOD, BRETT CROWN ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC vs. PINEDA, ANGELA M. NATIONAL COLLEGIATE STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2006 1 vs. SLAYTON, CRYSTAL R. et al PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES LLC vs. CAHILL, HOLLY SEVEN SEVENTEEN ...

Divorces and dissolutions

Divorces and dissolutions granted in Trumbull County April 18-May 2: DIVORCE BUFORD, AMY M. vs. BUFORD, JAMES M. WATSON, SANDRA S. vs. WATSON, RONALD S. ELLIOTT, JOAN MARIE vs. ELLIOTT, DUANE E. RYDAROWICZ, MATHEW vs. RYDAROWICZ, KIMBERLY JOHNSON, WILLIAM vs. JOHNSON, JENNIFER ...

Seniors celebrate seniors in Cortland

CORTLAND — Lakeview High School senior students celebrated the end of the year with their annual senior parade, a tradition that was even more significant this year as students were unable to mark many of the usual occasions. The parade, which usually takes a smaller route from Willow Park ...

County elections board calls for investigation

WARREN — The Trumbull County Board of Elections, in a 3-1 vote during a sometimes explosive two-hour meeting Friday, voted to ask the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office or an outside agency to look into two possible cases of election falsification, including one involving the chairman of the ...

Mahoning Valley posts most deaths in a single week

More COVID-19 deaths were reported in the Mahoning Valley this week than any other since the pandemic started — and that doesn’t even include today. The area reported 50 new deaths, with Mahoning County leading the way with 37 fatalities since Sunday. Trumbull County had five newly ...

Nursing career inspires Newton Falls poet, author

NEWTON FALLS — Nurses chart everything for their patients — temperature, blood pressure, medications and every other detail needed to keep them alive. “In nursing, if you didn’t document it, it didn’t happen,” Jeanne Bryner said. The retired Newton Falls nurse, who spent much of ...

Park’s greenhouse friends present annual flower sale

WARREN — While everyone has been cooped up in their homes or doing essential work the last few months, volunteers and a master gardener have been caring for seedlings and sprouts in the greenhouse in Packard Park for the annual sale sponsored by the Friends of the Greenhouse ...

Grant funds more testing

YOUNGSTOWN — ONE Health Ohio was awarded a $436,324 federal grant to help fund the expansion of COVID-19 testing capacity. ONE Health, based in Youngstown, was among 51 health centers in the state to receive a portion of $17.4 million in grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and ...

FirstEnergy keeps track of birds

FirstEnergy continues to address the best ways to avoid power outages and protect birds such as ospreys and bald eagles from being harmed when they build nests on utility poles. FirstEnergy has deployed a new phone app that allows its personnel to report bird nests to the company ...

Student lauded for academic excellence

LEAVITTSBURG — A student from the LaBrae school district is among 88 seniors being recognized by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association in its 31st Annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards Program. Noah Jones, a student with the Trumbull County Educational Service Center, is ...

Trumbull County courts

Cases filed in Trumbull County April 11-18: NOTICE OF APPEAL 11TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS vs. BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR WEATHERSFIELD TOWNSHIP et al OTHER CIVIL CITIBANK NA vs. SLIFKO, GLORIA HERRON, CHRISTINE M. vs. MCNALLY, TYLER M. ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY vs. CHS PROPERTY ...

Give your home some TLC; it will love you back

Your home may never be a castle, but it can definitely be a haven — your own private refuge (at least after the kids are asleep) from the mayhem outside. Creating a stress-free and soothing home environment can mean hiring a contractor to install serious soundproofing or a spa-worthy steam ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County April 15-20: Bazetta Coby Ray Smith and Pamela L. Smith to Michael P. and Julie M. Lariccia, 4570 Niles Cortland, $204,000 Mickle Hebrock to Desire Dawn Hopkins, 3350 North Park, $30,000 Brookfield Eileen S. Dunkerley to David and Maranda ...