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President McKinley and the temperance movement

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. The New York Times in its opinion column “Topics of the Times” on March 30, 1900, made the following observation. “In a recent issue, The Independent (a ...

Newton Falls police shoot vicious dogs; 3 missing

NEWTON FALLS — A Newton Falls police officer had to shoot at two vicious dogs Sunday morning after they aggressively charged him and a resident near East and Broad streets. Reports state police received calls before 10 a.m. Sunday of a pack of four dogs running loose near the city park ...

Two rescued after falling out of canoe at Mosquito Lake

BAZETTA — Two people who fell out of a canoe at Mosquito Lake State Park on Sunday afternoon were quickly rescued and taken to shore. A Trumbull County 911 spokesman said a call came at 5:50 p.m. that two people fell into the water after a canoe overturned at Mosquito Lake near the ...

On the record – Warren Township

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Ed Anthony, Kay Anderson and Ryan Yoho Trustees: • Hired Thomas Stevey as part-time groundskeeper for the Johnson Community Center effective April 1 at $925 per month through Nov. 15. • Hired Robert Danko as a part-time cemetery ...

Moving for mental health

WARREN — With COVID-19 fears, closures and a stay-at-home order limiting people’s social interaction, many are feeling increased stress and anxiety — leading to a spike in people seeking mental health services. Jody Klase, director of Valley Counseling Services, said the first week of ...

Warren heading to chartered territory?

WARREN — Change is on the mind of at least one councilman, and he has support in the community. Councilman Ken MacPherson, D-5th Ward, said he’s asking the city’s law department to draft legislation that would begin the process of changing Warren from a statutory form of government to a ...

Local grocery stores scramble to stock meat

WARREN — It hasn’t been easy for grocery stores to keep ground beef, chicken breasts, pork chops, steaks, toilet paper and cleaning products on their shelves, creating what some shopkeepers are calling a “second Black Friday.” While sales on some products are two to 10 times higher ...

$1M fund to help local businesses

Trumbull County-area businesses now may apply for a grant intended to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., parent company of the Tribune Chronicle, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by ...

Winter work melts away

While the mild winter in the Mahoning Valley is beneficial financially for local governments, it has been damaging to those who rely on snowfall to make a living. This winter, the Valley saw 42.9 inches of snow, almost 15 inches less than the average of 57.6 inches, according to the National ...

Confusion clouds Newton Falls 3rd Ward council race

NEWTON FALLS — The Trumbull County Board of Elections erroneously allowed up to 45 people who voted early in the Newton Falls 3rd Ward council race to choose up to two of the three candidates. Those overvotes will be counted, said board Director Stephanie Penrose. But as of March 13, the ...

Pizza delivery treks 2,000 miles to Phoenix

NILES — Amid the restaurant shutdowns, many are getting their favorite foods delivered to their homes these days, but one family went the extra couple thousand miles to make sure their mom had her favorite on her birthday. A Niles native transplanted first to Washington, D.C., and then to ...

Tribune wins four first-place awards in statewide contest

WARREN — Four Tribune Chronicle staffers have won first-place awards in this year’s Ohio Associated Press Media Editors’ newspaper contest. Fifty-six daily newspapers submitted 1,630 entries in the contest, which featured news and sports stories, features, editorials, columns, ...

On the record

Niles WHAT: City Council meeting Wednesday via conference call PRESENT: Council President Robert Marino Jr., Ryan McNaughton, Barry Profato, Michael Lastic, Doug Sollitto, Sheri Smith, Linda Marchese, Al Cantola, Mayor Steve Mientkiewicz Council: • Passed a resolution to aid a ...

ODOT projects lead to lane restrictions

VIENNA — Starting Monday, state Route 11 north and south just north of state Route 82 will be reduced to one lane in each direction through late April for drainage repairs and replacement. These restrictions will be in place Monday through Friday. Also beginning Monday, U.S. Route 422 at ...

Closures announced for bridge project

YOUNGSTOWN — The ramp from state Route 711 south to Interstate 680 north is closed through late October for bridge repairs. The detour is Gypsy Lane to U.S. Route 422 to state Route 193 and back to Interstate 680, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Also, motorists ...

Niles sets special meetings via conference call

NILES — The Niles Park Board will hold a special meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the conference room at City Hall. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the public can access the meeting via the call-in number 1-872-240-3212 and access code 547-931-101. A public grounds committee meeting ...

Marriage licenses

Marriage licenses granted in Trumbull County March 16 to 20: Allana C. Caro, 41, Warren, and Michael L. Bowman, 45, Warren Tabitha M. Cook, 34, Hermitage, Pa., and Richard W. Henson, 33, Masury Hayle E. Allison, 27, Warren, and Stephen M. Ayres, 37, Warren Amelia J. Mack, 23, Warren, ...

Trump seeks to force GM to construct ventilators

President Donald Trump, hours after attacking General Motors on Twitter accusing the company of overpromising on the number of breathing machines it can build for COVID-19 patients, issued an order that seeks to force the automaker to produce the ventilators under the Defense Production ...

COVID-19 claims a fifth Mahoning Valley victim

COLUMBUS — The death toll in Ohio from COVID-19 rises, including a fifth fatality in the Mahoning Valley. The Ohio Department of Health reported Friday that a second Mahoning County resident died from the virus, bringing the total to four. On Thursday, the department reported one fatality ...

Pandemic pulls plug on twins’ 90th celebration

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. BAZETTA — Charles “Charlie” and James “Jim” Harper may have always had different interests and now live ...