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Iraq War veteran Jacob Hostetler mixed art with patrols

NEWTON FALLS — Jacob Hostetler left his mark during his time in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard when his artistic designs were selected for various projects, leaving evidence of his work well after his departure from places like Iraq and Panama. Hostetler joined the Army in 1998 ...

Participants sought for Veterans Day parade

WARREN — Veterans whose stories were told this year as part of the Tribune Chronicle veterans series are invited to be part of the annual Trumbull County Veterans Day parade Nov. 11. The marching band from Warren G. Harding High School will participate, but the opportunity exists for other ...

Tiger Town’s first phase completed

HOWLAND — The weekend’s weather provided families with young children the chance to get outside, including at the newly opened Tiger Town at the township park. After more than a month of work, delayed due to rain at times, the first phase of the play area opened Saturday. Jonathan and ...

McGuffey teachers improve attitudes with sign program

WARREN — Amani Morris, 7, was surprised and happy when teachers Rachel Hitchings and Stacy Marciano drove up to his Stephens Avenue home with a sign that read “Mrs. Hitchings and Mrs. Marciano are so proud of me!” The second-grader is the third of 22 McGuffey PK-8 School students who at ...

Pa. Turnpike gateway to go cashless

The entrance gate to the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be going cashless at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, requiring motorists to use an E-ZPass transponder or be billed according to their license plate, according to Ohio Turnpike spokesman Brian Newbacher. Along with the change comes an increase in rates, ...

McKinley’s lone visit as president

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. It was 120 years ago on Oct. 18, 1899, that President William McKinley visited the Mahoning Valley. This is a followup to Wendell Lauth’s piece from last ...

Warren resident killed in crash

Warren resident killed in crash ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a Warren man late Friday on state Route 78 in Salem Township in Monroe County. A report states at 10:25 p.m. Friday, a 2016 Ford pickup truck driven by Alan ...

Culvert work in Howland, Vienna

Warren Sharon Road in Howland and Vienna townships will be closed in two sections at separate times to replace culverts. The road is scheduled to close today through Friday between Henn Hyde Road and Westchester Drive and Oct. 25 to Nov. 2 for the stretch between Niles Vienna and Ridge roads. ...

Candidates night in Mineral Ridge

MINERAL RIDGE — First Presbyterian Church, 3654 Main St., will host a candidates night 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Candidates for Weathersfield trustee, fiscal officer and board of education have been invited to attend.

Police seek man in Liberty chase

LIBERTY — A domestic dispute Saturday in the 2500 block of Cardinal Drive led to a police chase through parts of Liberty and Youngstown. A 911 spokesman said Liberty police received a call before 10 p.m. of the dispute between a man and a woman. When police arrived, the man ran. Police ...

Riches or risk? One local farmer ready to test hemp growing

Overlooking his soybean and corn fields outside his home in Hartford, Steve Kacerski seems willing to gamble some of those more steady crops on hemp, a plant that could unlock the door for struggling Ohio farmers to earn a new buck, but one that comes with uncertainty and risk. “My intent ...

Ohio tries to find fair funding formula

A school funding formula that could — for the first time — make the state’s formula constitutional and also stabilize funding in Ohio’s 611 school districts will be discussed 6:30 p.m. Monday at Lordstown High School. Ohio’s school funding formula is affected by a 1997 Ohio Supreme ...

Campaign shows excess expenses

WARREN — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan spent more than he raised on his presidential bid between July and October, including 88 hotel stays and a number of big payouts — including to his campaign manager. The Ryan campaign paid $46,849.45 to Michael Morley, his campaign manager, with the money going ...

Howland, Trumbull library system seek additional tax levies

By BOB COUPLAND Staff writer Howland officials are seeking funds to provide fire and emergency medical services in response to an increasing need in the community, and the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library is seeking financial help for increased investments in library materials. Those ...

Fire damages Bristol Inn

Staff report BRISTOL — Multiple fire departments responded to a fire that damaged the Bristol Inn bar Saturday morning. Jim Mahan, who lives in the second-story suite above the bar near the intersection of state Routes 45 and 88, said he was inside when the building caught fire, but he ...

This week in history: Warren ‘booze joints’ raided in 1920

99 years ago in 1920 In a series of raids on alleged booze joints, local police jailed several sellers of raisin jack, whiskey and Jamaica ginger, among them a wholesaler who had a large quantity of Jamaica ginger on hand. Before police started out on a watch for booze sellers, Jim Mantina ...

On the record: McDonald, Champion, TCTC

McDonald WHAT: Village council meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Rich Harvey, Ray Lewis, Walt Bradley, Scott Seitz, Brian Fisher, Cliff DeZee and Mayor Glenn Puckett Council: l Heard from Village Administrator Thomas Domitrovich that striping of streets is taking place with work to be done on ...

Funeral records donated to Warren library system

By BOB COUPLAND Staff Writer WARREN —Wanting to give back to the community with something he believes will be of general interest to the public, James McFarland, formerly with McFarland Funeral Home, presented his family’s funeral records from 1897 to the present to the Local History ...

Steel City Warrior Scott Forestal recognized by Browns

GIRARD — Steel City Warrior Scott Forestal couldn’t believe that someone went out of his / her way to do something nice for him. “We got the phone call that Friday before the (Browns home opener) game and at first, it was one of those ‘Yeah, OK, this is very funny.’ It was in one ...

West Farmington to get sewer system

WEST FARMINGTON — The village is receiving $4 million from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to help put in a public sewer system in 2020. Mayor Shirley McIntosh announced the funding Friday at a gathering in Southington celebrating the completion of a multimillion dollar water ...