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Fugitive found in garage

WARREN — A 33-year-old Warren man was charged with breaking and entering Sunday night after he was found in a garage at a Woodbine Avenue address after running from city police officers according to a police report. Dontae Styles of 630 Federal St. pleaded not guilty to the charge ...

Warren woman robbed of $20

WARREN — A Warren woman was robbed by an armed man outside her Mahoning Avenue NW home Monday morning. The woman told city police she was met about 8:30 a.m. by a man who drew a black gun as she tried to get into her car. The man took her purse, the police report states, but he ...

Man arrested on gun charge

WARREN — A Warren man will get two years in prison after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to a gun charge. Shawn T. Flowers, 52, of 1205 Dover St., appeared before Common Pleas Judge Andrew D. Logan, who immediately sentenced him on a charge of possessing a firearm as a felon. Prosecutors ...

Valley Soup presenters elected for December

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley announced presenters for this year’s Valley Soup Event. Held in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Valley Soup is open to the community. Cost to attend is $5, and attendees get soup, salad, ...

Local climate in D.C. to push carbon pricing bill

YOUNGSTOWN — An advocate from the Youngstown chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby is in Washington, D.C., to press Congress to put a price on carbon pollution — and to give the revenue to households. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to join with others in Ohio and around the ...

Bazetta chase leads to car crash; 2 hurt

WARREN — Local authorities are looking for two men involved in a chase early Tuesday that ended in a two-car crash in northwest Warren, sending two people to the hospital. According to a police report, Bazetta police tried to pull over a car shortly after midnight on the bypass near Elm ...

Veterans salute, honor comrades

WARREN — Veterans who gather each Nov. 11 to listen to prayers, songs and speeches often have a memory of a person who did not survive the journey home. Chuck Wilmouth of Howland remembers helping a man to write his last letter. Wilmouth, a Marine Corps veteran who served from 1961 to ...

Winter blast set to strike

WARREN — Find a hat and scarf, a pair of gloves that match — and be sure that heavy coat still fits. You’ll need them all today. Snow is expected to fall on much of northeast Ohio through Wednesday, possibly making for tricky commutes. Road crews in Trumbull and Mahoning counties say ...

Youngstown kicks off safety event with NFL

YOUNGSTOWN — Top NFL safety officials, scientists and engineers, along with helmet manufacturers and experts in additive and advanced manufacturing, will be in Youngstown this week to stimulate development of a new, safer helmet for league players. The NFL Helmet Challenge kicks off with a ...

Deal for Eastwood Mall tenant close

NILES — The operator of the Eastwood Mall is close to inking a deal with a national retailer that would occupy the massive former Sears department store. Cafaro Company spokesman Joe Bell couldn’t divulge much about the retailer because the contract isn’t final, but he did say the store ...

Residents protest to keep police department in place

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP— Two dozen residents gathered in the dark prior to Monday’s township trustees meeting to show their support for township police officers and to protest dissolving the department. Molly Begeot, daughter of Detective Sgt. Mike Begeot, and Joe Yaksich planned the protest ...

Warren council to hear water department rebuilding plans

WARREN — The city’s water department will be asking council to approve the hiring of an architectural firm to design a building to replace its nearly 80- year-old distribution building at 540 Laird Ave. SE. “It is expected to cost nearly $800,000 simply to make all of the repairs and ...

Vienna sewer project eyes March start

VIENNA — A $1.068 million project to get sanitary sewer improvements to 28 properties on Swift Drive and other nearby streets will begin in the spring with county engineering officials able to secure a $600,000 grant to help cover costs. About 20 residents attended a recent informational ...

Social media aids Niles police

NILES — A 50-year-old woman was taken into custody on a felony robbery charge, thanks to tips given to the Niles Police Department through social media. Penny Crabtree of 631 1/2 Fenton St. Apt. R, was taken into custody shortly after midnight Monday, according to a Niles police report. The ...

Two identified in Vienna crash

VIENNA — Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries Saturday afternoon after a rollover crash in Vienna Township. That crash happened at 5:27 p.m. on Warren Sharon Road near Starr Manufacturing. Warren Sharon Road was closed for about 80 minutes following the accident. A ...

End to gun violence discussed

NILES — The Trumbull County Democratic Party will discuss ways to end gun violence at 6 p.m. Thursday at its party headquarters in the Pinetree Plaza, 36 Youngstown Warren Road. Susan Reis of Moms Demand Action will be the guest speaker. This is part of the party’s Hot Topics forum that ...

Teen driver cited in accident

MECCA — A teen driver was slightly injured when his vehicle ran off state Route 46, turning on its side late Saturday, according to a report from the Trumbull County Sheriff’s office. James H. Foltz, 16, of Dennison Ashtabula Road, Farmdale, was issued a citation in the one-car accident ...

Chicken perish in coop blaze

KINSMAN — An undetermined number of chickens died during a structure fire Saturday afternoon off Burnett East Road NE, according to a report from the Trumbull County Sheriff’s office. Fire crews were called about 5 p.m. with an occupied chicken coop on fire. A man was inside trying to get ...

On the record – Johnston

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Dominic Marchese and Davis Denman ABSENT: Jim Carnes Trustees: • Approved a motion as recommended by legal counsel issuing a “No Trespassing” order prohibiting resident Richard A. Tomczyk from being on township property, mostly the ...

TNP to sell salvaged materials

WARREN — Building materials reclaimed from abandoned buildings before demolition through Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership’s Building a Better Warren Program will be for sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The sale will be in the parking lot of 441 Elm Road NE in Warren. Parking is available ...