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MetroParks board members stress levy need

WARREN — Trumbull County MetroParks board members came to the Mahoning River Paddlefest event at Canoe City Metro Park on Saturday to educate residents about a 0.6-mill levy planned for the November ballot. The park board has a $95,000 budget to cover more than 2,000 acres of park, but ...

Closed cases

Cases closed in Trumbull County April 26 to May 4: CLOSED PENNINGTON, REGINA L. vs. PENNINGTON, TEDDY N. ZUPP, JACQUELYN M. vs. ZUPP, WESLEY O. KLOBOVES, SANDRA L. vs. KLOBOVES, MICHAEL J. DULANEY, MICHAEL P. vs. DULANEY, BARBARA E. NAMOLA II, STEVE S. vs. NAMOLA, ...

New cases

Cases filed in Trumbull County May 4-11: COMPLAINT SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. CURRIE, PATRICIA A et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. KIEFFER, JOHN J. et al NOTICE OF APPEAL-11TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RALPH ...

Positive attitude propels LaBrae teen to graduation

LEAVITTSBURG — “I never knew if I was going to be able to make it to my senior year,” 2019 LaBrae High School graduate Tanner Noble said. “That was the big question when I first got cancer.” By December 2017, when he first reported to the Cleveland Clinic to try yet another ...

Councilman proposes new pay structure for safety service director

WARREN — A city councilman is proposing the next safety service director’s pay be based on his or her level of experience in doing it or similar jobs. It is expected that current Safety-Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa will become the city’s new law director after he defeated longtime ...

Ex-Bazetta police chief running for trustee seat

BAZETTA — Former police Chief Michael J. Hovis announced on Facebook earlier this week his intent to run for the township trustee seat now held by his brother, Paul Hovis, in the November election. “On my 51st birthday, I am announcing that I will be a candidate for trustee of Bazetta ...

Transit board chairman requests internal probe

WARREN — The chairman of the Trumbull County Transit Board wants to hire an outside company for about $20,000 to do an internal investigation. Robert Faulkner, board chairman, made the request Thursday at the board’s regular meeting, but the issue was tabled. Faulkner and mobility manager ...

Trumbull County coroner identifies body found in Mahoning River

WARREN — The body found in the Mahoning River in Perkins Park Tuesday evening has been identified as Bryan Ayala, 17, 1912 Robert Lane NE, Warren, according to the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office. Ayala was identified using a dental record comparison, according to officials. The body ...

Bond lowered for Niles man accused of rape of 12-year-old girl

WARREN — A judge reduced the bond of a Niles man accused of raping a girl, 12, from $1 million to $100,000 after he was arraigned Friday before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Kontos. Daniel W. Thorne Jr., 18, Walnut Street, Niles, is facing a charge of first-degree ...

Judge continues bond for man accused of shooting into UAL bar

WARREN — The man accused of shooting into the University at Larchmont tavern earlier this month pleaded not guilty Friday to 17 charges connected to the drive-by and the aggravated robbery of a gas station. Ryan Rulong, 27, with addresses in Warren and Girard, is facing eight charges ...

Trumbull Dems accepting letters for open Girard at-Large seat

GIRARD — The Trumbull County Democratic Party is accepting applications from persons interested in an open at-Large seat on city council. The person must live in Girard and be a registered Democrat to apply. Letters of interest should be sent to Trumbull County Democratic Party ...

Bazetta park board to recommend fundraising moratorium

BAZETTA — The township’s park board is expected to recommend to trustees at their June 11 meeting that a moratorium be put on fundraising for maintenance and operations of the park after learning the general fund has been paying for, and will continue to pay for, the park. The board ...

Property transfers

Property transferred in Trumbull County May 9-22: Bazetta Thomas A. Russ and Geraldine R. Kirkwood to Larry H. Wibert, 3379 Eagles Loft, $85,000 Raymond G. Rosowicz to Michael T. and Kelsey Marion, 2045 Timber Creek Drive, $215,000 Marilyn M. Mills to Shelly A. Hinchman, 3360 N. Park, ...

Preparing for Memorial Day

Volunteer Olivia Brumbaugh of Toledo, a former Hubbard resident, attaches an American flag to a fence along Belmont Avenue at Interstate 80 Thursday morning in preparation for Memorial Day on Monday. There are numerous events planned to honor deceased veterans throughout the weekend.

Man indicted in bar shooting, robbery

WARREN — Eight shots were fired into the University At Larchmont tavern earlier this month and now the man who police said confessed to the drive-by shooting is facing eight counts of attempted murder, eight counts of felonious assault and one count of aggravated robbery, according to county ...

Ryan co-sponsors bill to prevent hot car deaths

At about the same time a group of lawmakers and families affected by hot car tragedies were publicly pushing for legislation to prevent heat-related deaths of kids in cars, day care workers in Jacksonville, Fla., were discovering an infant had been left alone for hours in a hot van. The ...

McDonald schools OK contract with treasurer’s increase

McDONALD — The McDonald Board of Education by a 4-1 vote on Wednesday granted a new three-year contract to school district treasurer Megan Titus, who will receive a 9.5 percent pay increase over three years. Titus, who was hired in May 2018 on a one-year contract as a full-time treasurer at ...

Warren holds disciplinary hearing against operations worker

WARREN — A city worker alleged to have spent hours at a local restaurant while on the job was required to attend a pre-disciplinary hearing this week in front of Warren Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa. Celestino DiVieste, an employee with the city’s operations department, was ...

Council vote endangers concrete company’s project

WARREN — The company working to develop a concrete home manufacturing business on the city’s southwest side criticized council’s decision to table legislation that would allow the city to either sell or lease the property through the Western Reserve Port Authority and said it could ...

Newton Falls timber trial set July 9

NEWTON FALLS — The fate of the trees behind Newton Falls Elementary School may soon be decided. A bench trial has been scheduled at 9 a.m. July 9 before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court magistrate Beth Anne Aurolio, according to court documents. On Wednesday, attorneys for the Newton ...