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Youngstown to be walker friendly

YOUNGSTOWN — A new initiative to make Youngstown more pedestrian-friendly will launch next month. The Walk Youngstown campaign aims to increase community health, connect residents to downtown and help activate under-used corridors. It will launch Aug. 9. Thirty signs will be located ...

Educator named teacher of year

YOUNGSTOWN — Tiffany Lewis, a first-grade teacher at Volney Rogers Elementary School ,was selected Teacher of the Year for the Ohio School Board of Education District 8. Lewis, who has spent the last seven years of her 13-year teaching career with Youngstown City School District, was ...

Bar Association forms committee

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Bar Association recently announced its plans to start a Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts committee, which will provide pro bono legal services to local artists. The committee will replace the Legal Creative, a nonprofit organization that provided business ...

Grand jury issues indictments

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — The Trumbull County grand jury indicted 30 people Wednesday and more than half of the people indicted are facing at least one drug-related charge. The men and women will be arraigned before their case-assigned Trumbull County Common Pleas Court judge within ...

On the record – Mathews

WHAT: Board of education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Tarin Brown, Michell Garman, Tom Gifford and Jim Pegg ABSENT: Rex Rager The board: • Approved disposing of obsolete equipment including 22 Gateway computers and four Epson projectors in compliance with Ohio Revised Code; • ...

On the record – Niles

WHAT: Board of education meeting Tuesday PRESENT: President Mary Ann McMahon, Bobby Seifert, Rebecca DePanicis, Susan Giannetti Longacre, Tony Perrone, superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen, acting treasurer Lori Simione The board: • Approved the financial recovery plan template in response ...

UAW begins talks with GM

LORDSTOWN — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones opened contract talks with General Motors reminding the automaker of what the union has repeatedly said since GM announced it would close four U.S. plants, including its assembly plant in Lordstown. “We invested in you, now it’s your ...

Updates to wastewater treatment plant in Howland to begin soon

WARREN — A $31.7 million upgrade to a wastewater treatment plant in Howland is set to begin in the next few weeks that will replace technology from the 1980s and enable the plant to filter out nitrogen and phosphorus, which it hasn’t been able to do in the past. “It is a complete ...

Getting their kicks during Howland camp

HOWLAND — The sun was up and the ball was rolling for seven Howland children who spent the first hour and a half of their Monday morning practicing foot skills and ball control with the Challenger Sports International Soccer Camp. The camp, which is designed to help kids improve their ...

Judge orders release of opioid data

CLEVELAND — A look at how the opioid crisis grew and spread may be much clearer soon after a federal judge overseeing nearly 2,000 lawsuits filed against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of prescription painkillers ordered the release of data showing where those drugs were ...

Fire destroys tractor-trailer

WEATHERSFIELD — A semi tractor-trailer caught fire at the Petro Truck Stop on Salt Springs Road around 4 a.m. Tuesday, destroying it and damaging two others parked nearby. The fire department said a second truck sustained heavy damage and a third sustained minor damage. No one was injured ...

Board of disabilities transition to private provider is success

WARREN — The privatization of Medicaid-funded services offered previously by the Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities has gone well, said Edward Stark, superintendent of the board. “We are in our third full week now. The transition was completed July 1. Fairhaven ...

Fatal Monday crash caused by blown tire

VIENNA — The Monday afternoon crash on state Route 11 that led to the death of Roy C. Duncan, 60, of Lake Milton, was caused by a blown-out tire, according to the Warren post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The blown-out tire caused Duncan to lose control and his commercial truck went ...

Warren woman killed in Geauga crash

TROY TOWNSHIP — A Warren woman was killed in a crash on U.S. Route 422 in Geauga County Monday evening after she went left of center and collided head-on with another vehicle, according to the Chardon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Meghan McKenzie, 29, was heading east on Route ...

Robber took delivery truck driver’s wallet

WARREN — A robber wanted more than “pizza, pizza” from a Little Caesar’s delivery truck driver Monday night. The delivery driver was robbed of his wallet just before 10 p.m. Monday as he was unloading items from his tractor trailer at the Little Caesar’s restaurant at 2567 ...

Cortland robbery suspect arrested

CORTLAND — A tip from the public resulted in the arrest of a suspect in the armed robbery of Valley View Food Mart on South High Street around 8 a.m. Monday. Surveillance video of the suspect was shared with local news media and on the police department’s Facebook page. Cortland ...

Niles board approves treasurer’s leave

NILES — The Niles Board of Education on Tuesday approved family and medical leave for Treasurer Lori Hudzik, who has been on an “unrequested leave” since July 1. The leave runs concurrent with Hudzik’s use of 24 sick days, which also began July 1. Hudzik, who has worked for the ...

Warren fire displaces one adult, four kids

WARREN — City fire crews battled a blaze at 1501 Jefferson St. SW at 12:21 a.m. Tuesday that displaced a family of five. Firefighters from all three stations were sent to the house fire, which destroyed the interior of the single-story, single-family home. The family of one adult and ...

Cost of Newton Falls levies announced

NEWTON FALLS — The two levies the Newton Falls Board of Education are putting on the ballot for November will cost homeowners approximately $224 annually. If passed, the owner of a $100,000 home will pay about $157.50 for the five-year emergency levy that is expected to raise $550,000 ...

Officials inspect Imagination Station

BAZETTA — Members of the Bazetta Park Board and road supervisor Kris Parke spent Tuesday afternoon looking over Imagination Station in the township park as they await recommendations from a representative of Play By Design on what improvements need to be made to the near 25-year-old play ...