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UAW opposes arbitration in GM legal fight

LORDSTOWN — Attorneys for United Auto Workers in the union’s fight to stop General Motors from closing three plants, including GM’s Lordstown assembly facility, have asked a judge to deny the automaker’s request to order arbitration on grievances central to the lawsuit. The UAW ...

Man arrested in Vienna restaurant break-in

VIENNA — A man who served two years in prison for a string of bar and golf course break-ins in 2015 is now suspected in the July 10 overnight burglary of the Yankee Kitchen Restaurant, 484 Youngstown Kingsville Road SE. Brandon Welz, 33, 2969 South Ave., Warren, pleaded not guilty to felony ...

NWS issues excessive heat watch

WARREN — Cooling centers will be opened this weekend as the National Weather Service in Cleveland issued an excessive heat watch for the area on Wednesday. The watch is in effect Friday afternoon to Saturday evening, when temperatures could reach the mid- to upper-90s. Because of the ...

History barn mural dedication set for Friday in Champion

CHAMPION — The Packard Automobile Ohio History barn mural will be unveiled 10 a.m. Friday at Don and Helen Fenstermaker’s barn at 973 Center St., Champion. The mural, which is the eighth in a series of barns that will showcase innovators, innovations or accomplishments from Ohio history, ...

Chain-reaction crashes tie up traffic on I-80

LIBERTY — Two chain reaction crashes involving five vehicles on Interstate 80 near state Route 193 just before 4 p.m. Wednesday resulted in only minor injuries, according to the Warren post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A patrol report states a 2010 Volvo tractor with a 2014 ...

More streets added to waterline survey

BRISTOL — The Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer’s Office will send surveys to residents along state Route 45 and nearby streets to see if there is interest in getting waterlines extended from Champion into Bristol. Trustee Ramon French said earlier this week the surveys and informational ...

On the record – Brookfield

WHAT: Board of education meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Ronda Bonekovic, Ron Brennan and George Economides ABSENT: Kelly Carrier and Tim Filipovich The board: • Approved first reading of a resolution to place an additional five-year, 1.9-mill permanent improvement levy on the Nov. 5 ballot ...

Woman cited after hit-and-run crash

BROOKFIELD — A woman involved in a two-vehicle accident on state Route 82 Wednesday afternoon was cited on a variety of charges, including fleeing the scene of an accident, trespassing and having drug abuse instruments after she hit a parked vehicle from behind and then fled the area, ...

Man pleads not guilty to burglary

WARREN — A man accused of attempting to break into an occupied home on Parkman Road NW at 4 a.m. Wednesday pleaded not guilty to a felony burglary charge during an arraignment before Warren Municipal Court Judge Terry Ivanchak. Gerry D. Albers, 64, 321 Tod Ave. NW, was identified as a ...

Man pleads not guilty to burglary

WARREN — A man accused of attempting to break into an occupied home on Parkman Road NW at 4 a.m. Wednesday pleaded not guilty to a felony burglary charge during an arraignment before Warren Municipal Court Judge Terry Ivanchak. Gerry D. Albers, 64, 321 Tod Ave. NW, was identified as a ...

Ryan visits detention center

WARREN — U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan left his visit to a migrant detention center in Homestead, Fla., saying the children still being incarcerated is a “failure of the Trump Administration.” Ryan and other Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee visited the Homestead Emergency ...

Youngstown to be walker friendly

YOUNGSTOWN — A new initiative to make Youngstown more pedestrian-friendly will launch next month. The Walk Youngstown campaign aims to increase community health, connect residents to downtown and help activate under-used corridors. It will launch Aug. 9. Thirty signs will be located ...

Educator named teacher of year

YOUNGSTOWN — Tiffany Lewis, a first-grade teacher at Volney Rogers Elementary School ,was selected Teacher of the Year for the Ohio School Board of Education District 8. Lewis, who has spent the last seven years of her 13-year teaching career with Youngstown City School District, was ...

Bar Association forms committee

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Bar Association recently announced its plans to start a Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts committee, which will provide pro bono legal services to local artists. The committee will replace the Legal Creative, a nonprofit organization that provided business ...

Grand jury issues indictments

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — The Trumbull County grand jury indicted 30 people Wednesday and more than half of the people indicted are facing at least one drug-related charge. The men and women will be arraigned before their case-assigned Trumbull County Common Pleas Court judge within ...

On the record – Mathews

WHAT: Board of education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Tarin Brown, Michell Garman, Tom Gifford and Jim Pegg ABSENT: Rex Rager The board: • Approved disposing of obsolete equipment including 22 Gateway computers and four Epson projectors in compliance with Ohio Revised Code; • ...

On the record – Niles

WHAT: Board of education meeting Tuesday PRESENT: President Mary Ann McMahon, Bobby Seifert, Rebecca DePanicis, Susan Giannetti Longacre, Tony Perrone, superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen, acting treasurer Lori Simione The board: • Approved the financial recovery plan template in response ...

UAW begins talks with GM

LORDSTOWN — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones opened contract talks with General Motors reminding the automaker of what the union has repeatedly said since GM announced it would close four U.S. plants, including its assembly plant in Lordstown. “We invested in you, now it’s your ...

Updates to wastewater treatment plant in Howland to begin soon

WARREN — A $31.7 million upgrade to a wastewater treatment plant in Howland is set to begin in the next few weeks that will replace technology from the 1980s and enable the plant to filter out nitrogen and phosphorus, which it hasn’t been able to do in the past. “It is a complete ...

Getting their kicks during Howland camp

HOWLAND — The sun was up and the ball was rolling for seven Howland children who spent the first hour and a half of their Monday morning practicing foot skills and ball control with the Challenger Sports International Soccer Camp. The camp, which is designed to help kids improve their ...