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On the record – Kinsman

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Greg Leonhard, Linda Miller and Fred Stahl Trustees: • Heard from Miller, who will meet Monday with officials from U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to look over flooding issues in the park and ways to make improvements; • Reported the annual ...

On the record – LaBrae

WHAT: LaBrae Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Russell Sewell, Virginia Blaney, Diane Duncan, Tim Gibson and Gary Morton The board: • Rejected a bid from Kriedler Construction for the Bascom Elementary door project as the bid came in too high. Sewell said the board and ...

On the record – Hubbard Township

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Fred Hanley, Thomas Jacobs and Richard Hernandez Trustees: • Approved continuing negotiations with Medical Mutual regarding the township’s health insurance plan, which expires Aug. 31; • Approved bidding out the piping project on ...

Road closed for culvert work

CHAMPION — Clearview Avenue between Eldon Drive and Vesey Avenue will be closed starting today until a culvert repair project is completed. The township road department is doing the work. There will be detours posted for motorists.

Randy Law to appeal removal from ballot

WARREN — It’s been said in politics there are two ways to run for elected office — scared or unopposed. Well, Warren Mayor Doug Franklin has nothing to fear — at least for the moment — now that the Trumbull County Board of Elections determined Franklin’s challenger, independent ...

Niles water main break goes unfixed for more than a day

NILES — A water break ran for more than 24 hours this past weekend when the city was unable to get enough crew members to fix the problem immediately. Roberts Street SE resident Linda Plume said from her understanding, a waterline at the corner of Roberts and South Broadway streets broke ...

Hubbard Township idles part-time officers

HUBBARD — Township trustees voted Monday to idle all seven part-time police officers during the department’s financial crisis rather than laying them off. “Layoffs have become commonplace here in the Valley. It’s ridiculous,” Trustee chairman Fred Hanley said. “Layoffs would hurt ...

Elections board rejects 18, including school board member and sitting mayor

WARREN — The mayor of West Farmington and a sitting member of the Warren City Schools Board of Education cannot run for re-election in November because of mistakes made on their nominating petitions. Mayor Shirley L. McIntosh and school board member Andre Coleman were among 18 potential ...

Kinsman officials update relief efforts

KINSMAN — Township officials told more than 25 residents at Monday’s meeting they are continuing their efforts to seek available funding and assist those who were victims of last month’s heavy flooding. Trustee Greg Leonhard said trustees have invited Trumbull County commissioners; the ...

LaBrae school bus burns

LEAVITTSBURG — A LaBrae school bus caught fire Monday morning in the parking lot of the bus garage on West Market. A mechanic who was servicing the bus started it and walked into the nearby garage, according to LaBrae transportation, building and grounds, and custodial supervisor Lou ...

Warren mother pleads in fatality

YOUNGSTOWN — A woman pleaded guilty Monday to causing the Feb. 23, 2018, wrong-way crash that killed her 32-year-old brother and two children — ages 5 and 7. Ka’Nosha Bason, 26, of Warren, told a judge she is guilty of driving the wrong way down a busy interstate while under the ...

Speed camera ruling appealed

WARREN — Attorneys for Girard and Blueline Solutions are appealing a judge’s ruling defining the terms of the class-action lawsuit filed against the two in connection to handheld traffic speed camera tickets. Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew D. Logan in July issued a ...

Infante appeal changes district

WARREN — Judges from the 9th District Court of Appeals will hear former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante’s appeal of his conviction on corruption charges, instead of the 11th District Court of Appeals. Infante, serving a 10-year sentence in the Lorain Correctional Institution, was found guilty ...

Hoerig appeal delayed again

WARREN — Attorneys for Claudia Hoerig want more time to file an appeal of her murder conviction while they investigate “serious” allegations rising out of a meeting between Hoerig and an investigator who worked on her case. Although several extensions have been granted, attorney ...

Man arrested after police chase

WEATHERSFIELD — A Lordstown man is in jail after leading police on a chase early Monday morning, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WKBN 27. The incident began around 12:50 a.m. in Weathersfield when officers attempted to stop Trever Griswold, 34, on Salt Springs Road. Griswold ...

Eight-year-old shot in hand

BOARDMAN — Police responded to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital around 8 a.m. Monday after receiving a call about an 8-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the hand, according to police Chief Todd Werth. The incident happened on Shields Road, said Werth. Police did not receive an initial ...

5 children killed in Erie day care fire

ERIE, Pa. — A day care center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked was ravaged Sunday by a fire that killed five and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The victims in Erie ranged in ages from 8 months to 7 years, Chief Guy Santone of the Erie Fire ...

Warren, residents seek answers to flooding

WARREN — Willie and Maybelle Cargill, who have lived on Comstock St. for more than 30 years, worry about maintaining their property because anytime it rains heavily, their yard becomes like a small pond. “When we had the big rain on Father’s Day, water sat in our yard for about a ...

Champion veteran worked as legal clerk, medical administrator

CHAMPION — Tim Raimey said he spent the last three months of his senior year at Warren Western Reserve High School hiding from his guidance counselor. That’s because Raimey, a 1978 graduate, was most colleges’ dream applicant: straight-A student, member of the National Honor Society, ...

Trains chug along Niles, Ridge replica display

WEATHERSFIELD — Miniature trains traveled this weekend around a large miniature railroad display representing Niles and Mineral Ridge of the 1850s to the 1870s. The railroad track was part of the summer open house for the Moss Ancestral Home, operated by the Mineral Ridge Historical ...