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Trumbull County on the record

WHAT: Trumbull Career and Technical Center Board of Education meeting March 12 PRESENT: Cheryl Basista, Aaron Brazofsky, Ronda Bonekovic, Kelly Boyle, Carla Click, Debra Davis, Dan Denman, Diana DeVito, Robert Faulkner, Don Galbreath, Albert Haberstroh, Tom Hart, Sue Ellen Harris-Davis, ...

Newton Falls on the record

WHAT: Village council meeting March 16 PRESENT: Zachary Svette, John Baryak, Lyle Waddell, Sandra Breymaier, Tarry Alberini and Mayor Kenneth Kline Council:; • Heard from Village Manager David Lynch the village is expected to mark the first time in its history to receive state ...

TCESC seeks to fill board opening

NILES — The Trumbull County Educational Service Center is looking to fill another opening on its governing board. This week, the board appointed Albert Haberstroh, and now is looking for a replacement for Alan Ryan, who resigned. Letters of interest and resume from individuals in filling ...

Niles court gets emergency technology grant

NILES — The Niles Municipal Court will get new remote video conferencing capabilities that will help the court remain operational while safeguarding public health, thanks to an emergency technology grant from the Supreme Court of Ohio. The $12,133 grant was announced Thursday in ...

Local supplier struggles to keep up with PPE stock

WARREN — Hand sanitizer, gone. N95 masks — the protective masks medical personnel desperately need to prevent the spread of COVID-19 — the same, out of stock. That’s the situation at US Safety Gear Inc., a supplier of personal protective equipment to construction and other industries ...

GM completes purchase of land for battery-cell plant

LORDSTOWN — General Motors has finalized the purchase of 158 acres for a $2.3 billion next-gen battery-cell plant. The automaker plans heavily to rely upon this plant as it embarks on an all-electric vehicle future. The $5.1 million deal for the Tod Avenue property, adjacent to GM’s ...

Coronavirus cases in Ohio spike to 704

COLUMBUS — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ohio is skyrocketing, and state officials don’t expect the virus to peak until May 1. The Ohio Department of Health reported 704 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday. That’s up from 564 cases Tuesday. On March ...

Ohio set to vote in primary by mail by April 28

COLUMBUS — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Legislature approved a bill that extends primary election voting to April 28, prohibits water utility shutoffs, waives state testing and report cards for this school year, and delays the state tax filing deadline to July 15. The ...

Notices paint picture of job loss

The impact of the novel coronavirus on the local economy is stunning — that’s the picture, at least a glimpse of one, painted by a half-dozen mass layoff notices filed so far with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ultra Premium Services LLC in Brookfield, a pipe manufacturer ...

Jewish Community Center offers child care

YOUNGSTOWN — The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown has been granted an Emergency Pandemic Child Care license by the state and now is accepting applications for immediate placement for children of essential workers in the Mahoning Valley. The Pandemic Child Care Center is part of the ...

Warren Township residents text in comments

WARREN TOWNSHIP — For the first time, trustees livestreamed their regular monthly meeting on a newly created social media page with residents able to view and text in questions and comments. To comply with Gov. Mike Dewine’s orders to have as few people at public meetings as possible ...

Newton Falls officials hope outbreak won’t sideline work

NEWTON FALLS — Village council this month approved purchase of the Newton Falls Congregational Church, and officials said they likely will be able to get into the church by June — being hopeful that the coronavirus outbreak will have eased. Village manager David Lynch said the virus is ...

Kent State scraps plans for ceremony

KENT — Kent State University is canceling its May 4 50th Commemoration Weekend events. The decision was made in accordance with the order of Amy Acton, director of Ohio Department of Health, to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of the health and safety of the ...

Police seek driver in hit-and-run

LIBERTY — Police were called out Wednesday evening after a pedestrian was hit by a car in the 900 block of Tibbetts Wick Road. Reports state crews were called out at 6:25 p.m. to a crash in which a female victim was hit by a maroon-colored vehicle. The driver left the scene, heading west to ...

Man accused in rape of 9-year-old

WARREN — A 65-year-old Adams Street resident has been arrested and accused in the rape of a 9-year-old who is known to him. Larry L. Cole, 826 Adams St. NE, was scheduled to have an arraignment from the Trumbull County Jail Wednesday afternoon.

City senior found unresponsive

WARREN — An 83-year-old Tod Avenue resident was found in a puddle of blood at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday on the porch of his home in the 2100 block. Officers described Jack W. Tolson, of 2121 Tod Ave. NW, as bleeding from his head when they arrived, according to a police report. He was breathing, ...

Warren council cancels meeting

WARREN — City Council canceled its meeting scheduled for Wednesday in council chambers. Council was expected to move more than $32 million worth of construction projects forward. Three of four of the projects need to be completed by June 2021, according to city wastewater director Ed ...

Southington board of education seeks applicants

SOUTHINGTON — With the recent appointment of Albert Haberstroh to the Trumbull County Educational Service Center Governing Board, the Southington Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill his board seat. Betsy Dunn, Southington board president, said applications will be accepted ...

On the record: Braceville

WHAT: Township trustee special meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Jeff Tucker, Aaron Young and Dennis Kuchta Trustees: • Discussed looking at ways to videotape the regular trustee meetings live if the coronavirus issue continues to prevent the public from being allowed to attend meetings. Fiscal ...

Warren resident pulled from burning home

WARREN — Two Warren firefighters pulled a 49-year-old man from a house on fire Tuesday morning. The blaze, reported around 8:29 a.m. Tuesday at 3233 Tod Ave. NW, left resident Charles Miller with what may be second- to third-degree burns on his arms, said Warren fire Chief Ken ...