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Tenn. woman faces local charges

NORTH BLOOMFIELD — A Sneedville, Tenn., woman faces a host of charges after Trumbull County sheriff deputies reported a high-speed chase Friday morning through Bloomfield Township. Wendy Johnson, 26, is charged with fleeing and eluding, possession of criminal tools, receiving stolen ...

Chase ends at police station; man arrested

WARREN — A chase involving two vehicles that ended in the parking lot of the Warren police station late Monday resulted in the arrest of a Newton Falls man on a gun charge. Michael A. Karpenko, 36, of 1125 Warren Road, will be arraigned at 9:30 a.m. today in Warren Municipal Court on a ...

Warren man gets jail term in probation violation

WARREN — A Warren man who faces felony charges, stemming from an Aug. 9 beating at a Liberty motel room, was given a six-month jail sentence Tuesday by a Trumbull County judge who presided over the man’s probation violation hearing. Paul J. Brock, 36, of Oriole Place, Warren, appeared ...

On the record: Southington

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Besty Dunn, Cory Freeman, Steve Gilanyi, Terry Kelly and Megan Gibbs The board: • Heard from Superintendent Rocco Nero of a recent bus accident where a bumper was damaged and bent totaling $4,000, which will be covered by the ...

On the record: Champion

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Nov. 16 PRESENT: John Pitts, David Mahan, Kelly Boyle, Patricia Fisher and James Scher The board: • Took the first step to place renewal of a five-year permanent improvement levy on the May 4 primary ballot. Treasurer Laurena Rouan said the levy will ...

Loaded gun reported stolen from Palmyra Road address in Warren

WARREN — A 62-year-old Palmyra Road SW resident reported on Friday that a loaded pistol with an extra magazine was stolen from her home. The woman on the 2200 block of Palmyra Road SW said the weapon was in a box in her closet. The last time she saw it was on Nov. 14.

On the record: Maplewood

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Nov. 18 PRESENT: Dan Schwartz, Tami Morrison, Kevin Blair and Tom Donaldson ABSENT: Dan Denman The board: • Heard from Superintendent Perry Nicholas that the district went 14 weeks since the start of the school year without any COVID-19 positive cases ...

Training targets emergencies in Ohio’s oilfields

Firefighters from across Ohio, including personnel from three local departments, recently received hands-on natural gas and oil training at the new Wayne County Fire and Rescue Regional Training Facility recently, courtesy of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program. The multi-day ...

Area hospitals stressed by influx of patients; Second Harvest gives out food

Ohio hospitals are seeing so many patients with COVID-19 that need to be admitted that they are transferring patients between hospitals and hospital systems to keep up, doctors said during a Monday briefing hosted by Gov. Mike DeWine. COVID-19-related hospital admissions in Ohio rose from 600 ...

City looks to reorganize law department

WARREN — Law Director Enzo Cantalamessa wants to reorganize the law department. The change would eliminate a lawyer’s position and establish a new legislative aide, who will assist the city in digitizing its records and prepare the legislative requests made by council ...

Falls police giving back

NEWTON FALLS — Motorists stopped Monday afternoon by police near the intersection of West Broad Street and Canal Street may have been expecting to receive a traffic citation but instead received a surprise: a complete turkey dinner. Police Detective Andy Harvey, dressed as a blue-coated ...

Opening the door to second chances

CLEVELAND — U.S. Marshal for Northern Ohio Peter Elliott and two pastors have announced the creation of the Fugitive Safe Surrender Hotline. The hotline number is 1-877-FSS-USMS. In 2005, Elliott, along with the Rev. C.J. Mathews of Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Cleveland, created the ...

Austintown to get a Chick-fil-A

AUSTINTOWN — The popular chicken fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is on track for arrival in Austintown. Township trustees at a public hearing Monday approved a zoning change for 5657 Mahoning Ave. from agricultural to business, allowing for the eatery to be built there. The current plan is to ...

Newton Falls council approves new contracts for 4 officials

NEWTON FALLS — Despite a recommendation from Mayor Kenneth Kline to wait until after the holidays to vote on new contracts for four village officials, village council on Monday by a 4-1 vote approved the contracts as emergency measures, effective immediately. Contracts that were approved as ...

Girard council cancels December meetings

GIRARD — City council voted 7-0 at a Monday meeting to cancel the two scheduled meetings in December. Council President Reynold Paolone said council will not meet again, even virtually, until Jan. 11, 2021, unless there is an emergency that warrants a meeting. “It’s our way of saying ...

Girard library marks 100 years

GIRARD — While a celebration originally was going to take place this fall to mark the 100th anniversary of the Girard Free Library, library officials have marked the special occasion the best they can this year with plans for recognizing the milestone in 2021. Rose Ann Lubert, library ...

County GOP chair still fighting virus

WARREN — People infected with COVID-19 experience the disease in a myriad different ways, but in the worst cases, isolation is a common feature. Kevin Wyndham, of Howland, has been in quarantine away from his friends and family for six weeks since coming down with the virus and still has ...

Threat case nearing deal

YOUNGSTOWN — A Niles man accused of using social media to threaten a family may be nearing a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Court records show that the attorney for Caleb Hall, 25, of Niles, was in a teleconference Nov. 18 with prosecutors and made a motion to continue the case for ...

Ohio tops 350,000 cases as it nears 6,000 deaths

New coronavirus cases reported across the state on Sunday reached 8,133 — the second-highest daily total since March — with Ohio surpassing 350,000 cases since the pandemic began last spring. The Ohio Department of Health reported a total of 351,419 cases in Ohio since the pandemic began, ...

Relief funds limit loss at Covelli Centre, Youngstown amp

YOUNGSTOWN — Even though only two events were held at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and one at the Covelli Centre during the third quarter, the city-owned facilities’ loss for July to September was a mere $3,565. That’s because JAC Management Group, which runs the two locations ...