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Legal Aid to continue virus fight in ’21

Community Legal Aid has seen its requests for help rise during the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We had clients who had exhausted their savings, who were living paycheck-to-paycheck, or who were in even worse situations. And unfortunately, we don’t expect that trend to let up in the ...

Trumbull agency receives nearly $974K in opioid grant

WARREN — The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board received most of the State Opioid Response grant funding it requested. The SOR grant is offered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to ...

Nancy L. Perkins 1956-2021

WARREN — Nancy L. Perkins, 64, was called home by God, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, after a short illness. Nancy was born in Youngstown, May 15, 1956. She was preceded in death by her father, John R. Perkins Sr. Left to cherish her memory are her mother, ...

Akron Children’s names new Valley VP

Akron Children’s Hospital has named a Boardman man with more than a quarter century of health care experience to lead Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. Paul N. Olivier has taken over as vice president for the market for Sharon Hrina, who retired Oct. 2 after a 52-year career in ...

Police seek information on Falls teen runaways

NEWTON FALLS — Village police are asking people for any information they may have on the whereabouts of two teenagers who they believe ran away from home. According to dispatchers, 13-year-old Addison Phillips and 14-year-old Natalie Phillips were last seen at their home early Tuesday, just ...

Howland responds to multiple-vehicle accident

HOWLAND — Emergency crews were called out late Tuesday to a multiple-vehicle accident in the 2600 block of Niles Cortland Road SE with entrapment and a vehicle smoking. A 911 report states the accident happened around 10:35 p.m. after a vehicle was reported going the wrong way on state ...

Drug conviction leads to 1-year prison sentence

WARREN — A Warren man on Tuesday received a one-year prison sentence after being convicted of drug possession charges. David Hollie, 41, of Sweetbrier Street SW, was not eligible for probation, according to court officials. Hollie was arrested in January 2020 in a drug investigation by ...

Warren man gets nine months on gun charge

WARREN — A Warren man on Tuesday received a nine-month prison term after being convicted of a gun charge. Quindaz V. Stubbs, 24, of Homewood Avenue SE, pleaded guilty to a charge of having a weapon as a convicted felon. Stubbs, who was convicted in 2019 of aggravated possession of drugs, ...

Niles man gets prison sentence

WARREN — A man received an 18-month prison sentence Tuesday on felony charges connected to an abduction of a woman at knifepoint last June in Niles. Nicholas Kovell, 39, of 45 Fairlawn Ave., Niles, pleaded guilty to attempted felonious assault, domestic violence and abduction charges. ...

Former Justice to head insurance department

Gov. Mike DeWine appointed former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judi French, a Sebring native, as the director of the state’s Department of Insurance. French was among four finalists for a commissioner seat on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. DeWine has until today to appoint a ...

Nominations sought for Community Stars program

WARREN — For the 20th time, the Tribune Chronicle will recognize individuals who go above and beyond volunteering their time, talents and resources to make the community better. The Community Stars program, which will be co-sponsored by Trumbull 100 for the 11th year, will recognize 10 ...

Crews fight fire at Hubbard church

HUBBARD — Crews from several fire departments were called Monday evening to control a fire at St. Patrick Parish on North Main Street. Mayor Ben Kyle, a member of the parish, said he went to the scene where other people were watching from the sidewalks as fire crews went into the back of the ...

Locals can’t meet demand for vaccine

Today is the start of vaccinating Ohioans at least 80 years old — though there aren’t nearly enough doses this week to give to even 25 percent of that age group. With a limited amount of vaccines available and high demand, there have been issues for some calling health departments, ...

Bank robber indicted in 2018 heist

YOUNGSTOWN — A man who is serving a 21- to 26 1/2 year prison term for his part in a 2019 Liberty Township bank robbery now is indicted on federal charges in connection with a Nov. 6, 2018, robbery of the Lincoln Knolls Home Savings Bank. Dabraylin Hawkins, 25, who last gave authorities a ...

New VA clinic to open Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN — The new, larger and renamed Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic will open Wednesday, about a half-mile from its current location. The Carl A. Nunziato VA Clinic, named for the local decorated Vietnam War veteran, is located at 1815 Belmont Ave. The new building, on 4.28 acres ...

Demolition in Niles delayed

NILES — A house demolition slated for next week has been delayed following a request for an injunction filed by the property owner. Marie Seifer, the owner of 21 Russell Ave., filed the action on Jan. 14, and Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald J. Rice has been assigned the case. The ...

Warren men plead guilty to fed drug charges

WARREN — Two Warren men have pleaded guilty to federal charges linked to their roles in a cocaine-dealing operation in the city. Two other men indicted in the same case will be going to federal court in Akron within the next seven days to answer charges about their roles. Wilbert R. ...

MLK event tackles economic disparities

YOUNGSTOWN — Throughout the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recognized how fluid, evolutionary and transformational the civil rights movement was and, many people contend, had the wisdom to adopt and shift his strategies with it for achieving a more just society. For example, it was one ...

National Packard Museum reopens after month break

WARREN — The National Packard Museum reopens today after a monthlong closure. The museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, closed on Dec. 8, 2020, out of an abundance of caution for guests, volunteers and staff due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The museum will reopen with hours from noon to 5 p.m. ...

Fire crews respond to barn fire in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD — Fire crews were called Monday evening to a barn fire at 2200 Peck Leach Road West. A 911 report indicates Bloomfield Fire Department crews were called at 8:20 p.m. to a fully involved structure fire. Reports indicate the barn was not attached to the nearby house and there ...