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Man forced to strip in Vermont Ave. robbery

WARREN — A man was left to shiver in the cold in his underwear after he was robbed 7 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of Vermont Avenue NW, according to a police report. The man went to a club, Naus at 125 Nevada Ave. SW, for help, according to the report. Madelyn Jenkins, 26, Camden ...

Man with daughter arrested for drugs

WARREN — A man was with his daughter, 11, when he was arrested Sunday on Main Avenue SW near West Market Street on drug trafficking and weapons charges, according to a police report. David Rhine, 37, Bonnie Brae Avenue, Warren, pleaded not guilty Monday in Warren Municipal Court to felony ...

Man breaks order of protection, hits baby with phone

WARREN — A man forced his way into 2274 Stephens Ave. NW, pushed and strangled a mother who has an order of protection against him, and hit her baby on the head with a cellphone, according to a police report. Police were called to the home at 11:25 p.m. Thursday, where the woman’s phone ...

Man slashes 12 tires at residence

WARREN — A suicidal man was transported around 5 a.m. Friday to St. Joseph Warren Hospital after he tried to fight family members and slashed all four tires on three different cars parked at 1391 Southern Blvd. NW, where he lives, according to a police report. The damage to the vehicles was ...

Culvert work planned in Vienna

VIENNA — Melbourne Avenue, between Crews Hood and Smith Stewart roads, will be closed Thursday and Friday for culvert replacement work. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office is recommending motorists take the following detour: west on Smith Stewart Road, south on state Route 193 and east ...

Christmas tree recycling offered

WARREN — Christmas trees may be recycled 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, through Feb. 1, at Bob’s Tree Service, 1052 North River Road NE. Decorations and other items must be removed from the trees. The Warren mayor’s office said no trees will be accepted curbside.

World rings in the new year

Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions, including political, trade and religious ones. A look at ...

First Night Youngstown fights off the weather

YOUNGSTOWN — Hundreds of Mahoning Valley residents gathered in downtown Youngstown to celebrate the end of 2018 and to welcome the new year. First Night Youngstown offered family-friendly activities at 14 downtown locations, from ice skating at the Covelli Centre to musical acts at St. ...

Fitness challenge ready to tip scales

The 18th edition of the annual Tribune Chronicle Fitness Challenge comes with a twist — and we’re not just talking about exercises. This year, the community weight-loss competition to benefit local charities will feature two divisions, the Dynamos and the Go-Getters. If three or more ...

Not all of Ohio’s economies considered ‘prosperous’

By most accounts, the state and U.S. economies have fully recovered from the recession that ended in June 2009. The U.S. unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in November, the lowest since 1969. About 20 million jobs have been created since 2010. Ohio has a similar story. The state has added ...

Michael O’Brien, Glenn Holmes say they will donate raises

Read the details about state pay raises here WARREN — State Reps. Michael J. O’Brien and Glenn Holmes twice supported legislation to give pay increases to state, county and township officials, but the Democrats now say they will give away the raise. Both said they didn’t like that the ...

Trumbull transit has plan to correct audit finding

WARREN — The Trumbull County Transit Board was found to have a “significant deficiency” for not auditing the collection of rider fees by its third-party vendor, but the problem has been remedied with a corrective action plan, according to an audit of the board’s finances by the state. ...

Activities planned to honor Camp Stambaugh

CANFIELD — For the past year, planning by local Boy Scout leaders and volunteers has been underway to mark the 100th anniversary of Camp Stambaugh, 3712 Leffingwell Road, which will include different activities during 2019, including a three-day main celebration Sept. 20-22. This weekend, ...

Celebrating 50 years of Kwanzaa

YOUNGSTOWN — Several Youngstown area churches have joined together by opening their doors for special events to celebrate the seven days of Kwanzaa, which in Youngstown is marking its 50th year. On Sunday, both Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church and Mount Sinai Baptist Church held ...

White House hosts New Year’s Day reception

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. President and Mrs. McKinley were hosting their first New Year’s Day reception at the White House on Jan. 2, 1899. The McKinley’s were continuing a tradition ...

Champion and Girard receive clean audits

COLUMBUS — Champion Township and Girard city have both received clean audits, released recently by the state auditor’s office. Audits for both communities contained no findings for recovery or citations. The audits for both Champion and Girard covered the period of January 2016 to ...

Top story of the year: GM announces plans to idle plant in Lordstown

Editor’s note: This is the No. 1 news story of 2018 as voted on by Tribune Chronicle newsroom staff. WARREN — The news was devastating — General Motors, part of the Trumbull County family for 52 years with its plant in Lordstown — announced in November it would idle the facility and ...

GM Lordstown seating supplier plant to be idled

To read the Worker Adjustment and Training Notification, click here LORDSTOWN — A company that produces seating for the Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze is the latest victim of General Motors’ decision to idle the plant next year. Lordstown Seating Systems, a subsidiary of automotive ...

Traffic stop leads to five-jurisdiction pursuit

WEATHERSFIELD — A routine traffic stop Saturday evening turned into a pursuit through five jurisdictions and resulted in a police cruiser being rammed by the driver, according to a Trumbull County 911 call report. The report states a Weathersfield police officer pulled over a 1997 black ...

Community Stars sought for 18th year

Click here to download a nomination form WARREN — It’s time again for the Tribune Chronicle and Trumbull 100 to recognize those individuals who embody excellence throughout Trumbull County. The Community Stars program, now in its 18th year, celebrates those who go above and beyond ...