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Falls councilman to resign

NEWTON FALLS — First Ward Village Councilman Zachary Svette has submitted his resignation effective 4 p.m. today citing personal reasons for his decision. Svette, who was appointed to the position by council in May 2019 to fill an opening when councilman Joseph Battisti resigned, chose not ...

Hubbard Burger King robbed

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP — Township police are looking for two men involved in a robbery of $593 from Burger King, 2437 N. Main St., this week. The men arrived from and then fled onto Interstate 80. Patrolman Michael Orr said Thursday police have obtained video from Truck World truck stop that ...

In-person meetings resume in Warren

WARREN — City Council President Jim Graham announced Thursday that Warren City Council will begin holding its metings in person in council chambers. Council had been meeting remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Graham said anyone attending the meetings should practice social distancing ...

Upton Association marks right to vote

As steady rain fell, members of the Upton Association march from the Upton House across Mahoning Avenue to the Women’s Park in Warren to celebrate 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. From left are E. Carol Maxwell of Warren, who portrays ...

Champion officer charged

WARREN — A longtime Champion police officer has been indicted on 16 counts of illegally using a state law enforcement computer for his personal use. Robert E. Koehler is a 34-year veteran of the Champion Police Department. Koehler served as Champion police chief for three months. He also ...

Elections board seeks prosecutor’s review

WARREN — The Trumbull County Board of Elections has received evidence collected by the county Sheriff’s Office in an investigation looking at potential elections fraud. An executive session lasted more than an hour in which the four election board members heard about the evidence ...

State exceeds 1,000 COVID-19 cases this week

After starting the week with three straight days of new COVID-19 cases in Ohio below 1,000, there were 1,089 reported cases Wednesday. The 1,089 cases came after the Ohio Department of Health reported 844 Tuesday, 849 Monday and 637 Sunday. Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that numbers reported ...

Repeat offender arrested on domestic charge

NILES — A city man who has faced domestic violence charges since 2007 was again arrested by Niles police following a Tuesday episode. Jamey Stamper, 34, of 519 Dakota Ave., is charged with domestic violence with a repeat offender specification, obstructing official business, resisting arrest ...

Niles gets $150K grant

NILES — The city has been approved for a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant for improvement projects in designated areas. Mayor Steve Mientkiewicz said the funds are scheduled to be used to buy 10 new fire hydrants and valves in parts of the city, install new sidewalks and pay to ...

Probation officer pleads guilty

WARREN — The chief probation officer for Warren Municipal Court pleaded guilty to an ethics violation charge during an appearance before Judge W. Wyatt McKay on Wednesday. Robin McCoy, 48, and Brenda McAllister, 54, of Warren, each pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charges during ...

Taking step in right direction: Church gives away shoes

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP — For the past 12 years, a local church has made sure children have tennis shoes for school, but because of the coronavirus pandemic this year’s distribution took a different approach. Several cars and vans waited in line outside the Chestnut Ridge Church of God, where ...

Teen arrested after rape report

WARREN — A 15-year-old boy has been arrested by Warren police in connection with the alleged rape of a pre-teen girl. The teenager was arrested after being interviewed by police at Trumbull County Childrens Services, according to a police report. The incident occurred on the 2200 block of ...

Fire departments awarded grants

Four area fire departments have been awarded $285,000 in federal grants to be used for operations and safety. The $285,856.19 in federal grants was awarded to Brookfield, Lordstown, Weathersfield and Ravenna fire departments as part of the 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant for Operations ...

On the record

Warren Township WHAT: Trustees meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Kay Anderson and Ryan Yoho ABSENT: Ed Anthony Trustees: • Reported that a recycling drop-off location will be set up at the former LaBrae High School by October. Yoho said security cameras will monitor the area; • Heard ...

On the record – Howland

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Julie Altawil, Susan Brucoli, Brian Burkey, Denise Delida and Ken Jones The board: • Approved a contract with ATC Health Care Services for nursing services at JFK Lower Campus for 2020-21 at $54,000 paid from the auxiliary fund; • ...

Waste district to end health insurance for furloughed workers

WARREN — The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District is likely to end health care benefits for the employees it laid off during the pandemic. Since three employees were let go, the district has been paying $5,000 per month to keep health insurance for them, according to discussion ...

Warren family concerned with crime on street

WARREN — Fred and Lynnette Taddei simply want to feel safe in the home they’ve lived in for more than 31 years. The couple raised children in 182 Belmont Ave. NW. But in the last year, they have experienced a growing concern about possible criminal activity in the properties surrounding ...

Small schools can seek larger crowds

School districts with small athletic facilities can apply for variances to allow for more spectators than the state maximum limit — as long as they can properly socially distance them because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Mike DeWine discussed the waivers Tuesday, stressing “the variance ...

Senior council seeks new division of funds among centers

WARREN — A $600,000 question concerning the future funding of Trumbull County senior centers is being asked. Some members of the advisory council that gives county commissioners advice on how to distribute tax funds collected for the senior levy want to change how the $635,000 typically ...

New sidewalks planned near Girard High

GIRARD — Sidewalk installation by the high school, street paving of several roads and new radios for the police and fire departments have all been given approval by city council for this summer and fall. Council on Monday approved a contract with Foust Construction of Girard for the ...