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Italian fest set for return

The Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival will be back in Courthouse Square in August, but the Wings & Wheels at the Ernie Hall Aviation Museum and SLOAS Airfield will stay grounded for another year. Italian festival President Carole Ficeti said the board continued to meet via Zoom ...

Court declines to hear inmate’s appeal

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Friday it will not hear the appeal of a Trumbull County inmate sentenced to 47 years for the killing of a 22-year-old man in June 2017 and for robbing a Cortland pizzeria at gunpoint. Austin Burke, 22, who is housed in the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in ...

TCAP director finds time to lead community choir

WARREN — Helping people as the director of Trumbull Community Action Program, Warren resident Van Nelson also finds the time to lead a local community choir and write inspirational poetry. Nelson, of Warren, has been with TCAP almost 40 years and as the director since 2017, reaching out to ...

Trumbull health district to host vaccine clinic Thursday

The Trumbull County Combined Health District will be hosting a vaccine clinic next week to individuals age 16 and older. The clinic will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Those attending the clinic are asked to enter the fairgrounds at Gate A on Bazetta Road, ...

Third time’s the charm?

WARREN — Will the third time be the charm for Erica Royster’s challenge of Cheryl Saffold in the 6th Ward? Royster hopes so, but Saffold plans to keep control of the reigns for a seventh term on Warren City Council. Democratic voters will decide who to put forth in the May 4 primary ...

Warren man gets sentence extended

WARREN — A Warren man who is facing a federal prison sentence in a drug case received an additional 12-month prison term after appearing in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court for a probation violation hearing. Judge Ronald J. Rice said this week the 12-month sentence imposed on Del’Reno ...

Ryan’s fundraising vying with GOP efforts

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, who is expected to announce for the U.S. Senate later this month, showed he can compete with the declared Republican candidates for campaign contributions during the first quarter of the year. Ryan, D-Howland, reported $1,216,187.04 raised between January and March with ...

DJ Dr. Rock remembered

Dr. Rock kept oldies fans dancing, both at home while listening to their radios and in downtown Warren, where the street dances the DJ hosted in the 1980s filled Courthouse Square. Ron Laskey, the man behind that radio persona, died Tuesday at age 76 at Windsor House in Champion. Laskey ...

DJ Dr. Rock remembered

Dr. Rock kept oldies fans dancing, both at home while listening to their radios and in downtown Warren, where the street dances the DJ hosted in the 1980s filled Courthouse Square. Ron Laskey, the man behind that radio persona, died Tuesday at age 76 at Windsor House in Champion. Laskey ...

On the record: Trumbull County

WHAT: Commissioners meeting April 7 WHO: Mauro Cantalamessa, Niki Frenchko and Frank Fuda Commissioners: • Proclaimed April Child Abuse Prevention Month; • Received the 2020 annual report for the Trumbull County Records Center and Archives; • Received the 2020 annual report for the ...

KSU Trumbull building mindfulness walking trail

WARREN — Finding a balance between education and physical fitness, Kent State University Trumbull has broken ground on a mindfulness walking trail, which is expected to open in the fall. It will travel along the south side of the classroom / administration building, near Lake Anne and the ...

On the record: Howland

WHAT: Township trustees meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Rick Clark, Matt Vansuch, and James LaPolla Trustees: • Reported the Ohio Department of Transportation officials are reviewing comments received from residents regarding the planned changes at the intersection of state Route 82 and ...

The ins and outs of eco-friendly countertops

Did you know that outside of using sustainable energy sources such as solar energy and wind turbines, other ways are available to convert your home to be environmentally friendly? Have you heard of eco-friendly countertops? It may sound strange; however, there are three types of sustainable ...

Man charged after boy shot by BB gun

WEST FARMINGTON — A Parkview Road man was arrested on felonious assault charges after he was accused of shooting his neighbor’s son with a BB gun April 10, a report states. Robert E. Bailey, 69, appeared for arraignment Wednesday before Newton Falls Municipal Judge Philip Vigorito, who ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County March 29-April 2: Bazetta Matthew R. Griggs to Kevin Gillin, 2126 Wilmar, $150,000 Braceville Middlefield Banking Company to Daniel Thomas Masterson, 1056 Braceville Robinson, $39,500 John E. Swink to Aberdeen Property Management LLC, 3241 ...

Pizza deliveryman shot in Liberty

LIBERTY — A pizza deliveryman bringing a pie from Dominos was shot in the back Thursday evening outside a home in the 400 block of Montrose Avenue. According to township police Chief Toby Meloro, the deliveryman, who was not identified, has non life-threatening injuries, but did not give ...

City worker hurt in citation incident

WARREN — A city zoning department worker was injured slightly Thursday as he tried to give a citation for a tow truck that was parked across from a vacant lot in the 2200 block of Brier St. SE. According to the police report, the 40-year-old worker wrote out a citation shortly before 10 a.m. ...

County recorder hiring a scanner

WARREN — The Trumbull County Recorder’s Office is hiring a scanner. The position pays about $14.08 per hour and has an 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. shift. Applications will be accepted until April 26. The applications are available on the Trumbull County Human Resources website, ...

Scrappers look to add staff

NILES — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers hosted a job fair Thursday in search of potential employees for the upcoming baseball season. “We are looking for a variety of game-day positions,” Assistant General Manager Heather Sahli said. “Anything from parking to concessions, ticket takers, ...

GM announcing 2nd plant today

LORDSTOWN — General Motors and South Korea’s LG Energy Solution today are expected to announce the location of the partnership’s second electric vehicle battery-cell factory — and it appears the companies won’t be expanding one already being built in the Mahoning Valley. The ...