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Hearing set for candidate’s residency

WARREN — The Trumbull County Board of Elections on Friday had no trouble choosing the method to determine whether Republican commissioner candidate Niki Frenchko is a qualified Trumbull County voter, but the board struggled to decide when to have a hearing. After a second motion, the ...

Warren business loan program ending

WARREN — A loan program established by the city to help small businesses reopen and purchase personal protective equipment is set to end Aug. 15. Using a portion of $702,138 the city received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic (CARES) Act, Warren established a forgivable ...

Ryan, mayors push for FBI building

There’s little chance President Donald Trump’s request for $1.8 billion for a new FBI headquarters will be approved by Congress in a COVID-19 bill and virtually no chance it would be relocated far from Washington, D.C., but U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and 10 northeast Ohio mayors are asking it ...

Bazetta Walmart evacuated

BAZETTA — Walmart, 2016 Millennium Blvd., was evacuated Friday night after the store experienced an electrical issue that caused an outlet to smolder, according to the Bazetta fire department. Laura DelPiero of Cortland, who was waiting for her mother, Gina Stockton DelPiero, to check out ...

Man charged after threats to engineer’s office

WARREN — A Cortland man is facing charges in Warren Municipal Court after reports a man called the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office making threats, according to court records. Eric M. Olejnik, 61, 1539 Johnson Plank Road, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges of inducing a ...

New fraud detection service helps with land contracts

WARREN — A new service can help people with land contracts ensure their investments aren’t being fraudulently loaded up with debt without their knowledge. Land contracts are a non-traditional way of selling property through seller financing. The buyer is usually someone without access to ...

On the record – Warren Township

WHAT: Trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Ed Anthony, Ryan Yoho and Kay Anderson Trustees: ● Approved a bid of $129,093 from Shelley and Sands of North Jackson for the Sixth Street resurfacing project to be done by the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office. The resurfacing is an Ohio Public ...

Motorcyclist badly injured in Liberty crash

LIBERTY — One man was badly hurt and taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after a car versus motorcycle crash around 6:30 p.m. Friday at Belmont Avenue and Churchill Hubbard Road. A Trumbull County 911 call log report describes the motorcycle rider as being “all twisted up” and ...

Two arrested during drug raid in Warren

WARREN — The police department’s street crimes unit on Wednesday morning executed a narcotics search warrant at a Federal Street NW address and two people were arrested on outstanding warrants. Anthony J. Walker, 44, of Federal Street, was arrested on warrants for charges of burglary, ...

Man seen urinating on car parked at Sheetz

WARREN — Witnesses told police early Friday someone jumped on top of and urinated on a car parked in the lot at Sheetz gas station, 1162 Niles Cortland Road NE. According to a police report, two men on motorcycles about 3 a.m. watched an unknown man arguing with a female in a maroon SUV ...

Falls native is topic of WWII presentation

WARREN — The Trumbull County Historical Society will present a program on World War II at 2 p.m. Sunday via Zoom. Author Andy Olson will present “World War II Through Local Eyes in the Headquarters Sixth Army,” which will focus on Newton Falls native Tom Kistler, who rose in the ...

Know what to do when making an offer on a home

A written proposal is the foundation of a real estate transaction. Oral promises are not legally enforceable when it comes to the sale of real estate. Therefore, you need to enter into a written contract, which starts with your written proposal. This proposal not only specifies price, but ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County July 13 -17: Bazetta Robinson Real Estate Investment to Kimberly S. Baker, North Park, $158,000 Chelsea J. Munroe to Lydia M. Siekkinen, 3204 Deer Trail Unit D, $82,500 Bloomfield James L. Bontrager to T Jo Gallo, 8829 state Route 45, ...

Weathersfield man pleads guilty in roommate’s death

WARREN — A Weathersfield man accused of shooting his boyhood friend and roommate to death the night of March 18 showed remorse Thursday as he was being sentenced to a term of 14 to 19 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter. Ian Payne, 29, ...

State House removes speaker

COLUMBUS — Republican lawmakers on Thursday chose former state Supreme Court justice and current Rep. Bob Cupp to lead the Ohio House, replacing the speaker ousted hours earlier amid a scandal. House members voted in favor of the veteran lawmaker from Lima on Thursday afternoon after a ...

Gov. Mike DeWine seeks 10 p.m. cutoff of liquor sales

Gov. Mike DeWine is asking the Ohio Liquor Control Commission to call a meeting to consider enacting an emergency rule not to permit the sale of alcohol at bars and restaurants after 10 p.m., effective today. The commission was to meet at 9 a.m. today to consider the proposed rule and is ...

Niles school board offers retirement incentive

NILES — The Niles Board of Education has approved retirement incentives for members of both of the district’s unions. Members of the Niles Education Association who are eligible for retirement and notify the district by Oct. 1 of their intent to retire this fiscal year will receive a ...

Car fire in city probed as arson

WARREN — An arson investigator with the Warren Fire Department is looking into the suspicious source of a car fire that occurred early Thursday in front of a home in the 200 block of First Street SW. Police responded shortly before 5 a.m. to the area in front of 276 First St. as a car was ...

Cases decline at Mineral Ridge facility

MINERAL RIDGE — A Mineral Ridge nursing home saw a significant drop in the number of coronavirus cases this week, compared to last week. Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge went from seven patient cases last week to three this week and from seven staff cases last week to zero this week. It ...

WRTA giving employees ‘hero bonus’

The Western Reserve Transit Authority, which operates a bus service in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, voted Thursday to give employees an extra week of pay or a “hero bonus” for working closely with the public during the pandemic. WRTA’s board members voted to give the bonus despite ...