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On the record: Liberty Board of Education

Liberty What: Board of Education organizational meeting Jan. 13 Present: Calvin Jones, Chris Brookbank, Scott Davis, Diana DeVito and David Malone Board members: • Elected Calvin Jones as president and Chris Brookbank as vice president; • Established regular board meetings for 2020 ...

On the record: Newton Falls council

Newton Falls What: Village Council meeting Wednesday Present: Tarry Alberini, Zachary Svette, John Baryak, Lyle Waddell, Sandra Breymaier and Mayor Ken Kline Council: • Heard from Maj. Shaun Robinson of Camp James Garfield in Ravenna, who discussed plans for adding more open firing ...

On the record: Niles City Council

Niles What: City Council meeting Wednesday Present: Council President Robert Marino Jr., Ryan McNaughton, Michael Lastic, Doug Sollitto, Sheri Smith, Linda Marchese, Al Cantola and Mayor Steve Mienktiewicz Absent: Barry Profato Council: • Approved the purchase of a 37-foot aerial ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County Jan. 15 to 23: Bazetta Margretta B. Weigand to Barbara J. Bedenik and Adrean A. Durst, 3262 Pheasant Run Unit A, $89,900 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Company to David Gilbert Blosser III and Kathleen Michele Blosser, North Park, ...

Lordstown students to caucus in Iowa

LORDSTOWN — Fifteen Lordstown High School students will get to experience history when they travel to Des Moines for the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus in Iowa. “I’m excited for the experience to get involved in the election,” said Jessica Hess, a senior who will caucus for ...

Lordstown Motors looking for $200M loan

LORDSTOWN — Lordstown Motors Corp. would ask for $200 million from a federal loan program that helps automakers develop more efficient vehicles to ready its Lordstown assembly plant to produce electric pickup trucks. Congressman Tim Ryan, who’s leading a bipartisan group of 10 U.S. ...

Hearing on GM environmental permit set for March 12

LORDSTOWN — A meeting is set for the public to comment on an environmental permit General Motors is seeking for a planned battery-cell manufacturing plant. The water quality certification permit from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is among critical hurdles the automaker and its ...

Commission approves Niles board treasurer hire

NILES — The Niles Financial Planning and Supervision Commission by a 5-0 vote Thursday gave its needed approval to hire Rhonda Baldwin-Amorganos as the Niles City School District’s new treasurer. Baldwin-Amorganos, who has served the past five years as treasurer in Howland, was granted a ...

Vienna fugitive arrested at Home Depot

WARREN — The driver of a white van that led Vienna and Warren police on a chase through the township and the city on Monday was arrested Wednesday afternoon while at the Home Depot, 1900 Niles Cortland Road SE, according to police. Timothy J. Lambert, 54, 803 Youngstown Kingsville Road, ...

Liberty feud flowering between trustees, group

LIBERTY— The Liberty in Bloom volunteer organization demands answers as to whether their organization will be uprooted. A letter was sent to trustees in November that not only outlined what the organization does for the township, but also demanded an answer to whether trustees want to ...

Champion to discuss waterline extension

CHAMPION — The Trumbull County Engineers and Champion Township trustees will host an informational meeting 6 p.m. Monday at the high school auditorium on the proposed waterline extension through parts of the township. Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith and Trumbull County Deputy Engineer ...

Local business loses $10,000 worth of tools

WARREN — The owner of Timber Creek Structures, 2226 McMyler St. NW, reported Wednesday afternoon that more than $10,000 worth of tools, including battery-operated devices, were stolen from his store. Timber Creek Structures moved into its new location several months ago. The owner of the ...

Kinsman dam getting new concrete barrier

KINSMAN — Jet Excavating since last week has been working to create and put in a concrete barrier near the culvert area below the new Lakeview Drive put in last fall. Trustee Greg Leonhard, who lives nearby, said the concrete barrier will help with the outflow of water through the culverts ...

Warren officer Noah Linnen fired, charged

HOWLAND — Lies that a Warren police officer told led to the detainment of three innocent black men for a “significant amount of time” as other police officers searched for a man the officer told investigators shot at him on Jan. 13. That officer, Noah Linnen, 23, was fired by the Warren ...

Local leaders seek transparency, calm after alleged false shooting claim

WARREN — Leaders of various black organizations are hoping the goodwill developed between the police department and community in recent years will not be derailed by a false accusation by now fired Warren police officer Noah Linnen that he was shot at by a black man when he attempted to help ...

Loan for Lordstown Motors

LORDSTOWN — An Ohio delegation of U.S. senators and representatives support a federal loan for Lordstown Motors Corp. to help it repurpose the former General Motors Lordstown plant to produce electric pickup trucks. The group of 10 lawmakers is urging the U.S. Department of Energy to ...

Bazetta residents fire questions about training range

WARREN — Bazetta residents fired up about a new weapons training range the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office is building at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds shot questions at the county sheriff during an informational meeting Wednesday. While the attendees expressed support for the mission ...

Warren mayor, preservationists reach truce on trees

WARREN — Mayor Doug Franklin and members of area neighborhood groups came to an agreement to alleviate the ongoing controversy over downed trees behind the Women’s Park prior to a city council meeting Wednesday night. “Tree-gate,” as it’s often been referred to, started when ...

Niles to get comprehensive plan

NILES — City Council on Wednesday took the first step toward creation of a new comprehensive plan for the city — a project for which the city has budgeted $100,000. “It’s a big expense, but it’s something that should be done periodically,” said Mayor Steve Mientkeiwicz. ...

State panel tables action on Niles schools treasurer

NILES — With just days left before Niles City School District once again finds itself without a treasurer, the Financial Planning Commission — overseeing the district while it is in state-mandated fiscal emergency — tabled a contract to take on Howland Local Schools treasurer Rhonda ...