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Justin Olsen to stay in federal custody

YOUNGSTOWN — Federal Court Judge George Limbert ruled Friday that 18-year-old Justin Olsen should remain in federal custody after being arrested earlier this week on accusations that he made threats to federal officers in online postings. The judge made his ruling following a several hour ...

Howland man patrolled US-Mexico border nearly 60 years ago

HOWLAND — A lot has changed since Howland native Bob Elliott worked U.S. Border Patrol in 1961. For one, he had to explain his job to family back home. “In the 1960s, most people in the U.S. — and in states like Ohio away from the border — knew nothing about the Border Patrol,” said ...

Time to make the doughnuts

WARREN — The southeast corner lot at the intersection of Tod Avenue NW and West Market Street once had a gasoline filling station and convenience store; then a shell of a gasoline filling station and convenience store building. And that’s the way it sat for years, its condition worsening ...

On the record: Southington

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Betsy Dunn, Steve Gilanyi, Al Haberstroh, Terry Kelly and Richard Selep The board: • Gave first reading to placing a 1-mill additional permanent improvement levy on the March 2020 primary ballot to raise $65,000 for improvements to the ...

On the record: Bristol

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Don Mickel, Misty Berry, Scott Chapman and Kristina Stephens ABSENT: Kathy Johnson The board: • Hired Leah Nicholas as integrated social studies teacher; Lindsey Golub as intervention specialist; and Erica Cameron as Title I teacher ...

Ohio Votes tour in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — The League of Women Voters will host the statewide coalition “Ohio Votes” as they build momentum for the 2019 election with a statewide tour of diverse community members coming together for one goal: a healthy democracy through voter engagement. The program is set for 11 ...

Weathersfield to meet on personnel matters

WEATHERSFIELD — Township trustees have scheduled a special meeting for 1 p.m. today at the township administration building on personnel following the announcement this week that fire Chief Ken Boring will be stepping down. In a letter this week to trustees, Boring stated he has decided ...

Trail maintenance work extended to Monday

WARREN — The closures of the bike trail and the trailheads on the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail have been extended. Work began earlier this week as it will continue through Monday allowing the park district to push brush back along the bike trail, Maintenance work is being done on ...

Lordstown dedicates flagpole, scoreboard

LORDSTOWN — It was a proud day at Lordstown High School on Friday afternoon. Members of the board of education, joined by residents, held a flag-raising ceremony at the high school. “Everything you see here is pretty much because of the energy plant,” said Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill, ...

Steamroller falls into river in Newton Falls

NEWTON FALLS — Members of the Newton Falls Fire Department responded to a call of a steamroller that fell into the Mahoning River on Friday. According to officials, the steamroller stalled on the driver when he was near the edge of the river. The driver was able to get out before it fell ...

Kinsman residents demand solution

KINSMAN — Lakeland Drive residents demanded answers about how long they’ll have to travel “over the river and through the wood” to access their houses. Residents of the 25 Lakeland Drive homes have been isolated for three weeks as the only road to their houses washed away during the ...

Warren zoning commission votes no on detox center

WARREN — Residents of homes surrounding the former Imperial Skilled Nursing Home, 4121 Tod Ave., forcefully told city zoning officials that placing a residential substance abuse center in their area would jeopardize the stability of one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. The Warren ...

Prosecutor asks for 2 years in shooting death

WARREN — Trumbull County prosecutors are recommending a two-year sentence for the man who pleaded guilty Thursday to firing the shot in a bar parking lot that killed a mother of two. Britney Mazanec, 33, died in February after she was shot sitting in a car in the parking lot of Hideaway ...

Niles BOE has to rearrange bus routes

NILES — The city school district had to quickly rearrange bus routes this week ahead of the school year because the district was unable to find a certified driver to fill a vacant spot, Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen said Thursday. “All summer we tried to find a bus driver,” ...

Abandoned dog already placed in foster-to-adopt home

WARREN — A dog rescued from a black trash bag on the rear dock at the Salvation Army Thrift store on Youngstown Road on Wednesday was living in a foster-to-adopt home by Thursday evening. Salvation Army employee Carlton Gillis said he didn’t expect to find a black Labrador mix inside a ...

No complaints for transit board; Verich still target of criticism

WARREN — In a rare occurrence that inspired exclamations of joy from some Trumbull County Transit Board members, Trumbull County Transit had zero complaints for the last month of operation. Meanwhile, mobility manager Michael Verich, who last month had his salary cut, continued to be the ...

Tenant attempts to rob man, 73

WARREN — A 73-year-old Niles resident told police that a tenant tried to rob him about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday while his car was stopped at the corner of East Market Street and Pine Avenue NE. The victim told police he agreed to pick up one of his tenants from the corner of North Park ...

Rally seeks hospital’s razing

WARREN — Members of the Northside Neighborhood Association will gather outside the former St. Joseph Riverside Hospital on Tod Avenue NW at 10 a.m. Saturday in an effort to spur action to get the long-abandoned building torn down. Guest speakers expected to attend are state Sen. Sean ...

Tree-sized branch hits house

McDONALD — A tree-sized branch fell on a home in the 800 block of Iowa Avenue early Thursday morning, puncturing a hole in the roof over the dining room, according to the township fire department. Firefighters responded to the home just after 8 a.m., according to Capt. John Williamson ...