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Culvert work closes Johnston road

JOHNSTON — Stoddard Hayes Road, 3,100 feet north of Fisher Corinth Road, will be closed starting today through Oct. 23 for culvert replacement work. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office recommends motorists travel west on Davis Peck Road, south on state Route 193 and east on Fisher ...

School buses less crowded

Now that schools are open, districts have had to adjust to new rules, schedules and finding ways to socially distance their sometimes hyperactive young charges while transporting them to and from buildings. Youngstown, at least for the first nine weeks, eliminated busing issues because the ...

Two YSU students killed in crash

Two Youngstown State University international students were killed and two more were injured in a one-car accident Friday on Interstate 76 in Portage County. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol in Ravenna, a 2003 Honda Accord driven by Muctar B. Kamara was traveling east on I-76 near ...

Harding grad pitches decisions from TV bench

Former Fulton County, Ga., Judge Gino Brogdon, a football star in the late 1970s with the Warren G. Harding Panthers, would rather that people not call him judge anymore. “Judge is just a job I used to have, but it is now something I play on television,” the Warren native said in a recent ...

Ohio surpasses 150K COVID-19 cases

Ohio reported its 150,000th case of the COVID-19 virus on Saturday. The state surpassed the milestone with the latest numbers posted on the Ohio Department of Health website. Ohio added 1,015 cases Saturday, bringing the total to 6,462 new cases in the last week — an average of 923 cases ...

District 14 sees face off

U.S. Rep. David Joyce, a Bainbridge Township Republican, is seeking a fifth two-year term in Congress with political newcomer Hillary O’Connor Mueri, a Painesville Democrat, looking to unseat him. Joyce touts his bipartisan record during his nearly eight years in the House. A recent study ...

Census count wrapping up

It appears the U.S. Census Bureau will have an additional month to count the entire population of the country following a Thursday ruling by a federal judge. However, the decision to extend the enumeration to Oct. 31 could be appealed to reinstate the Sept. 30 deadline the Trump ...

Falls library reveals new look

NEWTON FALLS — Laura Bankston was checking out books last week inside the newly remodeled Newton Falls Public Library, which reopened for the first time since March. Bankston said she has been waiting for the reopening with excitement and liked the new checkout area, which was moved to the ...

Local farmers discuss industry, election concerns

The trade war with China led by President Donald Trump hasn’t translated to better business for farmers just yet, but the administration has made some farmers happy in the turbulent market marred by tariffs and the coronavirus because of taxpayer-funded payouts to farmers to make up for their ...

This Week in History: Suspected liquor maker leads police on chase

99 years ago in 1921: • An auto speed chase in which the use of police guns were necessary to halt a man attempting to get away from them featured a raid on an alleged booze manufactory. Capt. Strock and Patrolmen Heinstein and Kincaid had visited the home of Joe Backson of Parkman ...

City records 15th homicide of 2020

WARREN — The city has notched its 15th homicide of the year after a shooting Friday evening at the Hampshire House apartments left one man dead. According to a Trumbull County 911 report, a woman called 911 around 7 p.m. to report there were people shooting outside her apartment at 1413 ...

Fire damages Warren house

WARREN — The Warren Fire Department is investigating a fire Friday at 2027 Hamilton Drive SW. Firefighters were called to the scene about 10 p.m. Friday for a first-floor fire at the unoccupied house. According to the department, it took about 200 gallons of water to extinguish the flames. ...

On the record: McDonald

McDonald WHAT: Village council meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Ray Lewis, Richard Harvey, Kyle Joynes, Brian Fisher, Sean Schmidt, Cliff DeZee and Mayor Glen Puckett Council: • Heard from Puckett the local mayor’s association has met over trick or treat on Oct. 31 discussing a drive-thru ...

On the record: Hubbard

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Amanda O’Neill, Rocky Adams, William Cummings, Don Newell and Tony Pantone The board: • Accepted an anonymous donation of 10 ukuleles valued at $417 to music classes; • Accepted retirement / resignations of Janice Fye, bus driver, ...

Man killed in car-pedestrian accident

HOWLAND — One man is dead following a car-pedestrian accident Saturday in Howland. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Post in Southington, Gary N. Jack, 63, of Cortland, was heading south in a 2014 tan Chevrolet on Elm Road NE south of Wilson Avenue NE at 6:25 a.m. Saturday when he ...

Seeking Twenty Under 20 nominees

WARREN — The Tribune Chronicle once again will honor the youngest and most impressive leaders in Trumbull County with the eighth annual Twenty Under 20 program. Nominees need to be a resident of Trumbull County, at least a freshman in high school and no older than 19. Winners will be ...

Harding band, rep don new uniforms

WARREN — The Warren G. Harding student spirit representative now has a new look. Friday night at Mollenkopf Stadium, the Raiders unveiled the new uniform for the student spirit representative and band. The new band uniforms have a new, modern look, according to Harding athletic director ...

Warren mother charged in allowing infant abuse

WARREN — The mother of an infant girl, who was struck more than 50 times over a three-day period last month, was arraigned Friday morning on two counts of child endangering. Kathleen Long of 1546 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, pleaded not guilty before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court ...

Hagan backer files federal complaint against Rep. Ryan

YOUNGSTOWN — A supporter of Christina Hagan, the Republican nominee for the 13th Congressional District seat, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission contending U.S. Rep Tim Ryan may have broken election and campaign finance laws with an ad. The ad, called “The Wrong ...

Burghill native turns B-movie love into career

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of a series of Saturday profiles of area residents and their stories. To suggest a profile, contact features editor Burton Cole at bcole@tribtoday.com. Austin Trunick grew up loving the movies that critics loathed. It’s a passion that he turned into a ...