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Longtime Lordstown councilwoman resigns

LORDSTOWN — After 25 years of serving the village residents and community, Councilwoman Karen Jones announced she is resigning from council. Jones told village council on Monday that the meeting would be her last official one, and that council will need to find someone to fill the ...

Hunter finds man’s body in woods

GIRARD — The body of a man was found at about 11 a.m. Monday in woods near Total Waste Logistics by Salt Springs Road. According to the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office, the body had been there a while and was badly decomposed. The coroner also does not suspect foul play to be a ...

Man shot in leg during robbery

WARREN — A 27-year-old Vernon Avenue resident reported being shot in the leg at 8:03 p.m. Sunday, during a robbery at an ATM located at Tod Avenue and East Market St. The victim, who was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital, told police that the suspect stole $160 in cash and blue jeans ...

Brookfield board to fill vacancy

BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Board of Education is looking to replace school board member Kelly Carrier, who recently resigned after moving out of the school district. Individuals who are interested in becoming a school board member should send a letter of interest to: Ronda Bonekovic, board ...

Weather alters tree lighting

Just as holiday festivities began Sunday afternoon for the annual Howland tree lighting, gusty winds, lightning and hail hit the township, forcing the event to end abruptly. Sunny skies earlier in the day quickly changed before 4 p.m. as a thunderstorm lashed Trumbull County. Howland fire ...

County jails attend to medical litigation

WARREN — One of the largest litigation threats that looms over jail operators is complaints about medical care the county-operated systems are required to provide for their inmates, a Mahoning County sheriff’s commander said. The jails in Trumbull and Mahoning counties each pay for their ...

Husband-wife team to chair 2020 Heart Ball

YOUNGSTOWN — Husband and wife Jeff Ryznar and Dr. Meredythe McNally are teaming up to co-chair the American Heart Association’s 2020 Tri-County Heart Ball. Ryznar, who himself was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia when he was 19, and McNally, have seen the devastating ...

Low brass featured in TubaChristmas

YOUNGSTOWN — More than 100 tuba and baritone players took the stage Sunday at Stambaugh Auditorium to perform in the annual free TubaChristmas concert. Players ranging in age from 11 to 79 performed 15 songs, including “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” under the direction of ...

Speech to Congress honors vice president

On Dec. 5, 1899, President McKinley delivered his annual address to Congress. According to the Dec. 6, 1899, edition of the New York Times, McKinley began by honoring the late Vice President Garret Hobart. He spoke highly of his life, career, and character, saying, “At the threshold of your ...

Open houses set in Girard

GIRARD — The Girard Historical Society has decorated the historic Barnhisel House for holiday open houses. Paula Jasper, tour guide, said what’s on display is “everything that is reflected of being inside a federalist house that was built in the early 1840s, and most of them (the ...

Robins Theatre preparing for sneak peek, reopening

WARREN — Plenty of work continues at the Robins. Last week, crews reinstalled the restored seats, laid carpet and measured for the lighted strips that will keep audience members from tripping when walking up the balcony stairs. Other jobs are complete — such as the 8-foot-tall, ...

Bivins family thankful for each other

CHAMPION — Poring over a pile of photographs, Hannah Bivins, 11, said she recalled one particular picture in which she was wearing her father’s Navy uniform shirt and hat. Arms outstretched, the sleeves of his uniform flopped past the ends of her arms. Hannah’s father, Ian Bivins, has ...

Pearl Harbor event to celebrate ‘stepping up’

In the hours, days and years following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, thousands of young men volunteered for military service. They were not the only ones who stepped up. Americans across the country sacrificed resources and conveniences, and pitched in wholeheartedly as the ...

County starts security fixes

WARREN — Trumbull County officials have a New Year’s resolution for the administration building in 2020: Make it safer. But commissioners want to make sure the security upgrades they want in place by the beginning of the year, including the closure of the side entrance closest to the ...

‘Handshake of the century’

YOUNGSTOWN — What’s in a handshake? If it involves Youngstown and Major League Baseball, it ensures a firm grip on a piece of history. A larger-than-life statue commemorating the inspiring 1946 handshake of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American Major League Baseball player, and ...

Elder pet love wanted

In November, 30 senior pets found a home just in time for the holidays, thanks to the efforts of Valley animal shelters. November was Adopt a Senior Pet month and the 11 Valley animal shelters and rescues shared in the mission to find their senior animals a home. “We have two cats that ...

Tradition alive in Fowler

FOWLER — For several minutes, the only thing that anyone heard when they walked into the Methodist Church in Fowler Saturday afternoon was Jingle Bells on a stringed instrument. Eleanor Clower gave a little girl a high-five when the song was over, and made her way back to her seat to pick ...

City police, firefighter exam results released in 1920

99 years ago in 1920 • Two men had been awarded passing grades in the latest policeman examination and one man had a satisfactory mark in the test for firemen conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 24, by the Civil Service Commission according to graded papers filed in the office of City Auditor ...

Closed cases

Cases closed in Trumbull County Nov. 2 to 9: CLOSED LOYD, RANDY B. vs. LOYD, ROBERTA MAFFITT, RYAN E. vs. MAFFITT, FLORENCE MIZELL, TAMERIA M. vs. HELMS II, JAMES C. JOHNSON, CRAIG K. vs. JOHNSON, PAULETTE L. ADAMS, JESSICA vs. ADAMS III, LEONARD ...

Butler moves out of Trumbull branch

HOWLAND — Louis Zona, executive director the Butler Institute of American Art, said Friday, “I kept hoping until the very end that someone on a white horse would come in and save the day.” Instead, crews hauled away the sculpture of a cowboy on a bucking horse by Gregory Perillo and the ...