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Party at Perkins Park broken up; one arrested on gun charge

WARREN — Police officers were called late Monday to disperse a large party in the area of Perkins Park. Officers observed about 100 people in the area and as they arrived, people started getting into their cars to leave. One car, a blue Cadillac, did not leave but went around the block three ...

Howland schools return to in-house food service plan

HOWLAND — In one of many money-saving moves, the Howland Local School district will switch its food service provider to an in-house department this coming school year. The board of education approved Justin Pancake for the two-year contract position of food service supervisor with a salary ...

Shots fired from truck strike Hamilton St. home

WARREN — A home in the 2100 block of Hamilton Street SW was pelted by five bullets shortly after 10 p.m. Monday. A Warren police report states the shots came from a red Ford truck with no back bumper that was last seen driving toward Jefferson Street. The resident said he and his family ...

On the record: Trumbull County

WHAT: Trumbull Career / Technical Center Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Susan Longacre, Cheryl Basista, Brooke Vondrasek, Ronda Bonekovic , Kelly Boyle, Sue Ellen Harris-Davis, Scott Lehman, John Phillips, Tim Gibson, Don Galbreath, Diana De Vito, Carla Click, Dan Denman, James ...

On the record: Girard

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Diane Alejars, SueEllen Davis, Karen Thomas, Vincent Ragozine and Mark Zuppo The board: • Approved the transfer of Dominique Valley from kindergarten teacher at Prospect Elementary to fourth-grade language arts / social studies at the ...

Small crowd shows for tax talk

WARREN — A sparse showing at the Warren Community Amphitheatre on Monday could indicate that residents are not clamoring to learn about a proposed 0.5-percent income tax renewal. Having 6-foot social distancing was not a problem for the 20 to 25 people there, who were nicely spread out in ...

DeWine shows concern as virus cases increase again

Despite expressing concern Monday about a recent significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, Gov. Mike DeWine isn’t calling for immediate changes to policies to slow the pandemic. He said he was going to lift restrictions on outdoor visits to nursing homes if safety standards are ...

Ex-firefighter in Liberty faces an assault charge

LIBERTY — The only criminal charge to have originated so far from the Liberty firefighter drug overdose death and drug activity investigation calls for an ex-firefighter to face a charge of assault July 7 in connection to accusations he urinated into a superior’s communal teapot. Justin ...

Ohio cars to hit road without front plates

Vehicle owners in Ohio will no longer be required to have two license plates displayed beginning Wednesday. Most vehicles will have to display only a rear license plate, while tractor trailers will be permitted to display only one plate on the front of their vehicles. Not having a front ...

One hurt as car hits trailer on South Street in Warren

WARREN — One man was taken to Trumbull Regional Medical Center after a car collided with the trailer of a semi-tractor trailer in the 400 block of South Street in Warren around 2 p.m. Monday. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Eric Rudge of Cortland, said he was about to make a left turn ...

Former member rejoins Mathews school board

VIENNA — Former board member Kenneth Wallace II has returned to the Mathews Board of Education to fill an opening. Wallace, who was selected from 11 applicants, was approved at the June board meeting to fill the unexpired term of Thomas Gifford, who resigned earlier this month. Board ...

Preparing for new school year

CHAMPION — Having to work with 20 school districts when planning for the 2020-21 school year can be a challenge, according to Trumbull Career and Technical Center Superintendent Jason Gray, so he and other career center officials already have been putting together options on what the next ...

Man sentenced to 7 years in armed robbery of Valley View mart

WARREN — A Youngstown man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to a July 15, 2019, armed robbery of Valley View Food Mart in Cortland. Clayton Felder Jr., 21, 355 E. Philadelphia Ave., Youngstown, was found guilty of aggravated robbery with a firearm ...

Boat catches fire on Mosquito Lake

BAZETTA — No one was hurt when a boat caught fire before 10:15 a.m. Monday near a boat launch at Mosquito Lake. The boaters were on the lake when they smelled something burning and made their way back to shore near the Imagination Station playground, according to Bazetta fire Capt. Dave ...

Woman reports being raped

WARREN — An 18-year-old woman told police she was raped by a man who volunteered to show her how to get to St. Joseph Warren Hospital, according to a police report. The woman told police she was walking to the hospital early Saturday morning from Garden Street because her boyfriend was ...

Work continues in Weathersfield

WEATHERSFIELD — Olive Street between Summit Avenue and West Second Street in Weathersfield will be closed through July 10 for road repairs. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office is recommending motorists go south on Belmont Avenue / Carver Niles Road and east on Ohltown McDonald Road / ...

WRTA honored as transit of year

YOUNGSTOWN — The Western Reserve Transit Authority was honored as Transit System of the Year in the Ohio Department of Transportation’s 2020 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards. ODOT’s Division of Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion gives out eight awards each year to ...

Police called to park for report of shooting

WARREN — Warren city police were called out shortly before 10 p.m. Monday to Quinby Park off Austin Avenue SW for a shooting. Seven cruisers were parked on the road and in the parking lot of the park, which was roped off with crime scene tape. Police could be seen using flashlights checking ...

On the record – Mathews

Mathews WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Michele Garman, James Pegg, Tarin Brown, Beth Haddle and Ken Wallace The board: • Accepted the resignation of Alexandra Hagood as Title I elementary instructor; • Approved Chris Protiva to work at the high school 9 a.m. to ...

Trumbull County courts

Cases closed in Trumbull County May 30 to June 13: CLOSED SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. AIVAZIS, PATRICIA et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. JACKSON, WALTER et al SAM LAMANCUSA, TRUMBULL COUNTY TREASURER vs. FORD, DAVID L. et al SAM ...