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Tim Ryan talks economic growth in NH

NASHUA, New Hampshire — U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, may add his name to the already long list of 2020 presidential hopefuls, as he is spending time in New Hampshire this week. “We talked a lot about the national political scene, and Youngstown, which he is from. He is very ...

Falls to live stream meetings

NEWTON FALLS — Village Council voted 5-1 Tuesday to contract with a Youngstown production company to livestream council meetings and other events to improve communication between the village and its residents. Village Manager David Lynch said there is a local public cable channel ...

Mahoning GOP head steps aside

WARREN — Mark Munroe, chairman of the Mahoning County Republican Party, is stepping aside today after leading the county GOP for nine years. The party’s central committee will meet 7 p.m. tonight to pick Munroe’s replacement — party first vice chairman and deputy director of the ...

McDonald board OKs administrators’ pacts

McDONALD — The McDonald Board of Education on Tuesday approved new contract agreements for school district administrators. Superintendent Kevin O’Connell was granted a five-year contract and High School Principal Gary Carkido, Roosevelt Elementary Principal Eric Jones and Director of ...

Niles acquires Garfield property

NILES — City Council accepted the donation of the Garfield Elementary School land from the Trumbull County Land Reutilization Corp. Wednesday evening. The Garfield Elementary donation is the first project in the Niles’ demolition program which aims to “fight the blight” within the ...

Report: Woman bites officer during arrest

DORSET TOWNSHIP — For the second time in less than a week, police say methamphetamine caused someone to think a dead body was under their home — and this time a deputy was injured during the incident. Meggan Swan, 26, of Old Kyle Road, Dorset, in southern Ashtabula County, was arrested ...

On the record – Niles

WHAT: City Council meeting Wednesday night PRESENT: Barry Steffey, Jr., Michael Lastic, Ryan McNaughton, Barry Profato, P.J. Kearney, Sheri Smith, Linda Marchese, Al Cantola and Mayor Steven Mientkiewicz Council: • Authorizing the mayor to contract with MS Consultants Inc. to ...

On the record — Cortland

WHAT: City council meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Deidre Petrosky, Kevin Piros, James Edwards, Kathy Fleischer, Patti Kellar, Don Moore, Scott Rowley and Mayor James Woofter Council: • Accepted the annexation of 1.4768 acres of land off Warren-Meadville Road from Bazetta into the city ...

Industrial land auction canceled

WEATHERSFIELD — An auction Wednesday for a large piece of industrial land where a national defense stockpile facility was once was canceled after a buyer emerged for the property. Michael Berland, principal and managing director of Hanna Commercial Real Estate in Cleveland, said his ...

Mathews addresses DARE replacement

VIENNA — With the resignation of former Mathews resource officer Michael Sheehy — who also served as the district’s DARE officer — school officials are a facing new controversy with plans on how to replace him. Vienna Township trustees, at the recommendation of police Chief Bob ...

State to research broadband access

WARREN — The state plans to study access to broadband Internet access in Ohio, according to a news release from the Ohio Development Services Agency. The Third Frontier Commission, a division of the agency that works with startup companies in the state, awarded a $905,000 grant to ...

DeWine plans gas tax hike

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine will announce Thursday his proposed recommendation for increasing the state gas tax to address a chronic shortfall in spending on road renovations, the governor said at an annual forum sponsored by The Associated Press. DeWine, a Republican, said there are no ...

Man facing drug charges shot to death

WARREN — A man who was scheduled for trial Tuesday on felony drug charges was shot to death several hours before he was to appear in court. Aaron Staggers, 33, 2227 Peace Ave., died as a result of gunfire just before 2 a.m. Tuesday at 840 Woodbine Ave. SE. He was one of two men shot ...

County engineer wants planning commission report disclosed

WARREN — Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith, who the director of the Trumbull County Planning Commission accused of orchestrating professional retaliation against her after the two butted heads, is demanding the release of a report created to investigate her claims against him. “The ...

Parole board to decide on convicted murder from ’70s case

WARREN — A man described as a shotgun-toting bounty hunter when he was tried more than four decades ago for murder in Trumbull County will appear in May before an Ohio Parole Board after his release from a California prison, records show. John Tidwell, 70, pleaded guilty to murder in 1980 ...

Lordstown nixes another hearing for TJX

LORDSTOWN — Village council on Tuesday voted against holding a public meeting with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency regarding the environmental impacts of the planned TJX HomeGoods distribution center. The village will send a letter to the Ohio EPA — similar to what Trumbull ...

Homeless vets topic for council committee

WARREN — A group providing temporary housing and counseling for homeless veterans has 11 of 24 apartments available in the Riverside Apartments at 700 Buckeye St. NW. Veteran’s Haven will be the focus of a Warren City Council engineering committee meeting scheduled at 4 p.m. today at ...

Boys like outdoors

CANFIELD — More than 150 Cub Scouts from throughout Trumbull County converged on Camp Stambaugh for a day to mark “Salute to our Armed Forces” Day, which included various events and activities for scouts to practice their skills. The Cub Scouts in teams took part in 12 stations that ...

YARS has last land use meeting

VIENNA — There are issues with 14 of the 25 “compatability factors” being used in a joint land use study of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, according to the study’s project manager. The joint land use study is a cooperative land use planning effort between the Youngstown Air ...

DeWine to meet Friday with Trumbull officials

WARREN — Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to be in Trumbull County this week to meet with area officials. The meeting is slated 2 p.m. Friday with Trumbull County commissioners at the Covelli Enterprises offices on East Market Street. Other local officials, as well as representatives of ...