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On the record – Champion

Champion WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Rex Fee, Doug Emerine and Brian Bugos Trustees: • Received a $5,000 cemetery grant from the Department of Commerce to be used for a new steel metal roof, carpet cleaning and outside pressure washing of the cemetery chapel; • ...

Music for the troops

WARREN — Guardian Angels from the Mahoning Valley came together Sunday to recognize veterans of local nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in both counties and to treat them to an afternoon of music at Packard Music Hall. Judge James Fredericka of Trumbull County Probate Court, ...

Warren veteran became boxing champ in Army

WARREN — Many people likely remember the popular 1970s hit sitcom “All in the Family,” but for Andre R. Harvey, the phrase means something more specific. “We have generations of service to this country. We have every branch of the military covered, except the Navy,” the 59-year-old ...

Fulbright Scholar continues schooling at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Dina Abdo, a citizen of Egypt who earned a bachelor’s degree at Nile University in Cairo, is attending Youngstown State University as a student Fulbright Scholar, believed to be the first student ever to study at YSU under the prestigious international scholarship ...

Get to know William McKinley the military man

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. Veterans Day is a good time to reflect on William McKinley, the Civil War veteran. McKinley was proud of his service as a member of the Ohio 23rd Regiment. He ...

Road to close for soil boring work

NEWTON — Pritchard Ohltown Road west of South Canal Street will be closed today through Wednesday for soil boring work. The recommended detour is east on Pritchard Ohltown Road, south on state Route 534, west on Interstate 76, north on Deerfield Windham Road and east on Cable Line Road.

Doug Franklin won every precinct

WARREN — Incumbent Mayor Doug Franklin defeated Randy Law in all precincts in Tuesday’s election, according to a breakdown of votes by the Trumbull County Board of Elections. Franklin won with 67 percent of the vote, which was his largest margin of victory yet as he earned his third term. ...

Electric-vehicle startup gets ready to retool Lordstown plant

LORDSTOWN — Lordstown Motors Corp. CEO Steve Burns — the man trying to breathe new life into General Motors’ former Lordstown assembly plant — said his electric-vehicle startup has been working two parallel tracks to return automobile manufacturing to the massive facility. “One has ...

Voters quick to support renewals, replacements

WARREN — Voters in Trumbull and Mahoning counties were generous when it came to approving renewal and replacement levies, but most requests for new money were rejected. Actually, it was a clean sweep for renewal and replacement levies in the two counties. In Trumbull, 12 renewal and four ...

Scouts out of their gourds

BAZETTA — On a chilly Saturday afternoon at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds, Boy Scouts from throughout Northeast Ohio gathered to send off the Halloween season with a smash. They lined wooden catapults in a row resembling a scene from a medieval battle. Hundreds of the bright orange gourds ...

Rainbow of services available to LGBTQ youth in the region

STRUTHERS — While young LGBTQ people can read about coming out online and find comfort, confidence and knowledge in stories that demonstrate they aren’t alone, transitioning from self-identification and reflection to conversations “in real life” with the people in their day-to-day lives ...

Case of bar shooting goes to trial

WARREN — The man who last month withdrew two guilty pleas in a case of reckless homicide will go on trial this week on charges he killed a woman in the parking lot of a Niles bar in February. Ryan M. Daniels, 29, of Bonnie Brae Avenue SE, will stand trial in the courtroom of Trumbull ...

Trumbull County courts

New cases Cases filed in Trumbull County Oct. 26 -Nov. 2: FORECLOSURE NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC vs. BAKER, ANNA M. et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. LAUGHLIN, SUSAN et al NATIONS LENDING CORPORATION vs. SCHAUER, KENNETH D. et al JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NA vs. ...

Two people injured in Vienna rollover crash

Two people injured in Vienna rollover crash VIENNA — Two people were taken to the hospital after a rollover crash in Vienna on Saturday afternoon. That crash happened around 5:30 p.m. on Warren Sharon Road near Starr Manufacturing. The road was closed following the accident. Officials ...

Chieffo loses lawsuit against school board

Chieffo loses lawsuit against school board NILES — Christopher Chieffo, who was fired in 2018 by the Niles Board of Education several months after calling off sick from his teaching position in Niles when it was determined he was coaching the Howland High School golf team, won election to ...

Highway Patrol, local police collect for drive

BAZETTA — The Ohio State Highway Patrol was joined by Bazetta, Howland and Niles police officers and Howland firefighters Saturday in collecting food for those in need as part of an annual public safety food drive. Sgt. Erik A. Golias, assistant post commander with the Warren Post in ...

YARS seeks donations for expecting families

VIENNA — The Youngstown Air Reserve Station’s 910th Airlift Wing is calling for donations for expecting families. Operation Baby Bundle kicks off Monday and will run through Dec. 5 to benefit the 18 Air Force Reserve families who are expecting babies in the next few months. The 910th ...

Take a rail ride to city’s heyday

AUSTINTOWN — For Ed Williams, playing a major role in keeping things moving, humming and on track at a longtime open house is more than a simple pleasure: It’s also a train ride down memory lane. “I worked for seven years at Youngstown Sheet & Tube, 13 years at Sharon Steel and at ...

North Jackson woman seeks high IQs with Mensa

HOWLAND — Marilyn Carpenter is on a quest for smart people. But mostly she just likes meeting people, period. A couple of weeks ago, Carpenter visited the Howland Branch Library in her role as proctor to administer the Mensa intelligence examination to anyone who wanted to put their brains ...

Rob Portman lets slip Lordstown plant’s $20M price

LORDSTOWN — General Motors sold its idled Lordstown assembly plant to electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors Corp. for $20 million, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said. Some may call that a bargain. Portman, a Cincinnati Republican, said he was told the price was a lot less than what GM could ...