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Loaded gun reported stolen from Palmyra Road address in Warren

WARREN — A 62-year-old Palmyra Road SW resident reported on Friday that a loaded pistol with an extra magazine was stolen from her home. The woman on the 2200 block of Palmyra Road SW said the weapon was in a box in her closet. The last time she saw it was on Nov. 14.

On the record: Maplewood

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Nov. 18 PRESENT: Dan Schwartz, Tami Morrison, Kevin Blair and Tom Donaldson ABSENT: Dan Denman The board: • Heard from Superintendent Perry Nicholas that the district went 14 weeks since the start of the school year without any COVID-19 positive cases ...

Training targets emergencies in Ohio’s oilfields

Firefighters from across Ohio, including personnel from three local departments, recently received hands-on natural gas and oil training at the new Wayne County Fire and Rescue Regional Training Facility recently, courtesy of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program. The multi-day ...

Area hospitals stressed by influx of patients; Second Harvest gives out food

Ohio hospitals are seeing so many patients with COVID-19 that need to be admitted that they are transferring patients between hospitals and hospital systems to keep up, doctors said during a Monday briefing hosted by Gov. Mike DeWine. COVID-19-related hospital admissions in Ohio rose from 600 ...

City looks to reorganize law department

WARREN — Law Director Enzo Cantalamessa wants to reorganize the law department. The change would eliminate a lawyer’s position and establish a new legislative aide, who will assist the city in digitizing its records and prepare the legislative requests made by council ...

Falls police giving back

NEWTON FALLS — Motorists stopped Monday afternoon by police near the intersection of West Broad Street and Canal Street may have been expecting to receive a traffic citation but instead received a surprise: a complete turkey dinner. Police Detective Andy Harvey, dressed as a blue-coated ...

Opening the door to second chances

CLEVELAND — U.S. Marshal for Northern Ohio Peter Elliott and two pastors have announced the creation of the Fugitive Safe Surrender Hotline. The hotline number is 1-877-FSS-USMS. In 2005, Elliott, along with the Rev. C.J. Mathews of Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Cleveland, created the ...

Austintown to get a Chick-fil-A

AUSTINTOWN — The popular chicken fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is on track for arrival in Austintown. Township trustees at a public hearing Monday approved a zoning change for 5657 Mahoning Ave. from agricultural to business, allowing for the eatery to be built there. The current plan is to ...

Newton Falls council approves new contracts for 4 officials

NEWTON FALLS — Despite a recommendation from Mayor Kenneth Kline to wait until after the holidays to vote on new contracts for four village officials, village council on Monday by a 4-1 vote approved the contracts as emergency measures, effective immediately. Contracts that were approved as ...

Girard council cancels December meetings

GIRARD — City council voted 7-0 at a Monday meeting to cancel the two scheduled meetings in December. Council President Reynold Paolone said council will not meet again, even virtually, until Jan. 11, 2021, unless there is an emergency that warrants a meeting. “It’s our way of saying ...

Girard library marks 100 years

GIRARD — While a celebration originally was going to take place this fall to mark the 100th anniversary of the Girard Free Library, library officials have marked the special occasion the best they can this year with plans for recognizing the milestone in 2021. Rose Ann Lubert, library ...

County GOP chair still fighting virus

WARREN — People infected with COVID-19 experience the disease in a myriad different ways, but in the worst cases, isolation is a common feature. Kevin Wyndham, of Howland, has been in quarantine away from his friends and family for six weeks since coming down with the virus and still has ...

Threat case nearing deal

YOUNGSTOWN — A Niles man accused of using social media to threaten a family may be nearing a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Court records show that the attorney for Caleb Hall, 25, of Niles, was in a teleconference Nov. 18 with prosecutors and made a motion to continue the case for ...

Ohio tops 350,000 cases as it nears 6,000 deaths

New coronavirus cases reported across the state on Sunday reached 8,133 — the second-highest daily total since March — with Ohio surpassing 350,000 cases since the pandemic began last spring. The Ohio Department of Health reported a total of 351,419 cases in Ohio since the pandemic began, ...

Relief funds limit loss at Covelli Centre, Youngstown amp

YOUNGSTOWN — Even though only two events were held at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and one at the Covelli Centre during the third quarter, the city-owned facilities’ loss for July to September was a mere $3,565. That’s because JAC Management Group, which runs the two locations ...

JCC threat trial delayed until March

CLEVELAND — James P. Reardon, 22, of New Middletown, who has been locked up awaiting trial on allegations of making a threat to the Jewish Community Center in Youngstown, has been granted another postponement of his trial date. Reardon was scheduled for trial Dec. 15 and for a final pretrial ...

Unified campaign led to McKinley’s re-election in 1900

Gary Brown wrote a special to the Canton Repository about the successful 1900 re-election of President William McKinley. It was titled, “The Monday After: President McKinley ran a unified campaign in 1900.” He wrote that little did American voters know that they not only were re-electing ...

Truck crashes into woods

HUBBARD — The Ohio State Highway Patrol was called out Sunday evening to an accident after an Amazon truck jackknifed off Interstate 80, ran off the road and crashed into a wooded area. The accident happened at 5 p.m. near Exit 232 in the eastbound lane of Interstate 80 near Liberty and ...

EdChoice to get upgrade

A new plan for school vouchers that passed the Ohio House and Senate last week is expected to be signed by Gov. Mike DeWine before year’s end. Under the proposal, the Valley’s two largest school districts will continue to lose students to parochial and private schools — as they have in ...

LaRose dismisses fraud claims

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said he hasn’t vetted claims from President Donald Trump about election fraud, “but certainly there are things that I’ve heard that sound pretty unbelievable to me.” In an interview, LaRose said about Trump, a fellow Republican: “My challenge is, ...