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Ex-county planner claims improper firing

WARREN — The ex-director of the Trumbull County Planning Commission is asking a state board to rule her firing was improper, to reinstate her to the position and to pay her back pay. Trish Nuskievicz filed an appeal of her October firing with the State Personnel Board of Review, along ...

Council mulls bringing back arbor panel

WARREN — The controversial cutting of trees between the Kinsman House and the Perkins House in December to make room for a new bocce court for the Italian American Heritage Festival has led a councilman to ask the administration to restore the city’s arbor commission. Councilman John ...

Hubbard students ‘steered straight’

HUBBARD — Steered Straight, an organization that uses motivational speaking as a tool to warn young adults about poor decision making, spoke to Hubbard High School students, parents and community members Tuesday to warn them about the consequences of vaping. Electronic cigarettes, or ...

Warrant issued for driver in chase

VIENNA — An arrest warrant has been issued for a township man who led police on a chase through three communities on Monday. Timothy Lambert, 54, is facing charges of failure to comply and obstructing official business, according to Girard Municipal Court records. According to a ...

On the record: Lordstown

WHAT: Village council meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Terry Campbell, Lamar Liming, Ron Radtka, Don Reider, Howard Sheely and Mayor Arno Hill ABSENT: Robert Bond Council: • Approved paying CT Consultants up to $3,000 for engineering work for building plans for the proposed battery plant ...

On the record: Trumbull County

WHAT: Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District Board organizational meeting Jan. 7 PRESENT: Al Haberstroh, Mike Pacquet, Bill Zuga, Jan Soloman and Lynn Parker The board: • Named Haberstroh chairman and Parker vice chairman; • Named Zuga, secretary and Soloman, fiscal agent ...

On the record: Mathews

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Jan. 15 PRESENT: Michele Garman, Jim Pegg, Beth Haddle, Tom Gifford, Tarin Brown and superintendent Russell McQuaide The board: • Recognized former board member, Carolyn Furrie of Vienna, who died Jan. 13; • Hired Megan Garcia, long-term ...

Pregnant woman kicked in stomach

WARREN — A 28-year-old pregnant mother reported that a man she knows kicked her in the stomach several times, slapped her and attempted to hit her with a golf club during an argument about her leaving her child’s father, according to a police report. The woman told officers that during an ...

Warm winter takes toll on ice fishers, lake snow

BAZETTA -- A thin layer of ice stretched across Mosquito Creek Reservoir on Monday morning, but at well less than half-an-inch thickness, there was still no safe opportunity for ice fishers to ready their hooks. "I was surprised because yesterday it wasn't frozen over and today I woke up ...

Ryan to Trump: Help Delphi retirees

To read letter click here WARREN — Oral arguments are scheduled for next week in Cincinnati in the federal appeals case involving Delphi salaried retirees trying to regain their full pensions. Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan, meanwhile, has appealed to President Donald Trump to intervene in ...

Hubbard Twp. police sound off on equipment needs

HUBBARD — In the midst of the township trustees’ discussion about keeping the police department, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 85 said it wants to shed light on items that have been neglected. “There are a few important things that the public needs to be made aware of in regards to ...

School board welcomes member

NEWTON FALLS — While the Newton Falls Board of Education selected a new member to fill an opening on the board, it also began the search for a new treasurer. Board Vice President Amie Crowder said the board Thursday selected Julie Stimpert to fill an opening on the board when no one ran for ...

MLK event looks ahead

YOUNGSTOWN — Kasandra Bankston believes that it’s not enough to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life without also exposing young people to many other lesser-known black people’s contributions to society. “We need to get out there and talk about black history to our younger ...

Students prepare for the future

BROOKFIELD — Joseph Meyer’s eighth grade intervention class is running a business called Crafters in which students collaborate on hands-on activities that will help prepare them for life beyond the classroom. “The business name Crafters we came up with together,” Meyer said. “The ...

Arconic announces dividend

WARREN — Arconic, which has a facility in Weathersfield, announced a dividend of 93.7 cents per share on the company’s $3.75 Class A stock, payable April 1 to holders at the close of business on March 13. Arconic makes aluminum, titanium or nickel parts for planes, cars and electronics.

Commissioners discuss shooting range

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners along with Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe will hold a public informational meeting noon Wednesday to address concerns regarding the proposed shooting range being implemented at the Trumbull County fairgrounds. The meeting will be held in the ...

On the record – Hartford

WHAT: Township trustees organizational meeting Jan. 7 PRESENT: Rebecca Whitman, Phil Wilhelm and Mike Bridge Trustees: • Named Whitman chairwoman and Bridge as vice chairman; • Approved $1 per hour pay increase for six part-time police officers, from $12.75 to $13.75 per hour, and ...

Japanese embassy official to speak

YOUNGSTOWN — Noriyuki Shikata, minister with the Embassy of Japan in the U.S., is scheduled today to discuss the state of trade relations between the United States and Japan. The free event is 6 p.m. at the DeBartolo Stadium Club at Youngstown State University. Shikata, an associate ...

On the record – Farmington

WHAT: Township trustees organizational meeting Jan. 7 PRESENT: John Dale, Mike Davis and Dave Stephens Trustees: • Named Dale as chairman and Stephens as vice chairman; • Reported plans are to tear down an old house at corner of College and Third streets with assistance for the ...

On the record – Johnston

WHAT: Township trustees organizational meeting Jan. 7 PRESENT: Davis Denman, James Carnes and Dominic Marchese Trustees: • Named Denman chairman and Carnes vice chairman; • Heard from Denman that a court case will be heard Feb. 5 in Central District Court for Richard Tomczyk on ...