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WILLIAM A. BASILON, 66, Howland. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, St. James Church site. CALLING HOURS: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren, and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, church. GERALD G. BODNAR, 63, Lordstown. CALLING HOURS: 4 to 6 p.m. ...

GM announces jobs in Michigan

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over the Lordstown plant idling, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. The company says it will spend $300 million at ...

Amendment removed from transportation bill

WARREN — A provision in the transportation budget bill crafted by local transportation officials and a local senator opposed by some senior groups, including the Ohio Association of Senior Centers, was removed from the bill before the Ohio Senate approved its version. Ohio Sen. Sean ...

Howland drummer helps seniors work out to the beat

HOWLAND — A Howland High School drummer doubles as a fitness instructor who keeps the beat. Junior Raymond Murray, 16, teaches cardio drumming to local seniors. Murray, a member of the Howland band, said he has enjoyed playing the drums since he started in band in fifth grade. Now he ...

Powerball reaches $625M

WARREN — For $2, someone could end up winning $625 million in tonight’s Powerball drawing. The odds are one in 292 million of winning the Powerball jackpot, a number that doesn’t change no matter how much the jackpot is worth, according to the Powerball website. No matter the odds, ...

TJX receives Army Corps certification

LORDSTOWN — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a water quality certification Friday to TJX Companies Inc. for its proposed HomeGoods distribution center in Lordstown, according to state Sen. Sean J. O’Brien, D-Bazetta. “Step by step, we have made important and efficient progress ...

Services restored by Century Link

WARREN — Century Link technicians restored internet and phone services, including 911 service, by 1 p.m. Friday to affected customers in northeast Ohio, according to a spokeswoman from Century Link. The widespread internet outage took place Thursday afternoon when a fiber line was cut ...

Man charged after hitting worker

LIBERTY — A Spectrum worker doing repairs on Logan Way around 3 a.m. Friday was hit by a car as he was elevated in the bucket of his work truck. The worker said he saw the car heading for his truck and had time to brace himself, according to a police report. Juwan Marbury, 27, of ...

Work at hospital delayed again

WARREN — The closure of East Market Street from Laird Avenue to Homewood Avenue has been delayed for another week because of high winds and concerns about the crane. Warren Director of Engineering / Planning Paul Makosky said Trumbull Regional Medical Center is having HVAC work on the ...

Three escape fire at Cortland duplex

CORTLAND — Three people in a duplex at 120 Cedar Circle escaped a fire reported just before 5 a.m. Friday. Residents on the side where the fire is believed to have started were notified of the danger by working smoke detectors in the apartment, according to Cortland firefighter Bill ...

Two plead guilty to drug charges

WARREN — Two men and a juvenile were cited on drug possession and paraphernalia charges after the car they were in was stopped Thursday afternoon for having a broken headlight near 831 Woodbine Ave. SE, according to police. Jerry Barker, 23, 2770 state Route 534, Southington, and Dajon A. ...

Berkshire Hathaway named No. 7 in transaction sales

BOARDMAN — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services of eastern Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania was named No. 7 in transaction sales and the No. 11 company in the entire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network during the 2019 National Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County March 14-20: Bazetta Walter S. Malippa Jr. and Mickie Malippa to Charles D. Recser, Stonegate Drive, $31,000 Joan S. Clark to Martin T. and Jenna Sharp, Lake Shore, $106,250 Braceville Keith A. and Jill M. Gunther to Douglas W. Griffin Sr., ...

Families cross border in waves

McALLEN, Texas — A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to shower. Dozens of fathers quietly held their children’s hands in an enclosure made of chain-link fencing. While these families were held at an overcrowded Border Patrol processing center, a ...

Cafaro: Trump should have made a stop in Lordstown

Click here for Capri Cafaro's column WARREN — Fox News opinion columnist and frequent television commentator, former Ohio Sen. Capri Cafaro, wasn’t being cheeky when she invited President Donald Trump in her column to “come and look people in our community in the eye.” It was more ...

Transit contract in limbo after rebid motion fails

WARREN — The already embattled Trumbull County Transit Board — facing allegations its members are allegiant to a transit contractor rather than acting as stewards for its users — hosted a meeting Thursday punctuated by interruptions, raised voices and accusations, and ultimately led ...

Injunction filed over Falls school district logging

NEWTON FALLS — An injunction has been filed against the Newton Falls Board of Education over its decision to log and sell timber on 42 acres of primeval forest behind the elementary school because the land technically does not belong to the district, according to the filing. The district ...

Trustees looking to acquire school

BRACEVILLE — Township trustees are looking to acquire the former LaBrae Middle School located north of the township hall off Braceville Robinson Road. Trustees at a special meeting Tuesday approved moving forward to acquire the building, which is in foreclosure and has about $33,000 in ...

Century Link outage linked to cut line

WARREN — Century Link is attributing Thursday’s widespread internet outage to a fiber line cut inadvertently by a third-party contractor Thursday morning. The damage affected both internet and voice call services, according to a spokeswoman from Century Link. She said in emergency ...

Man, son killed in Campbell crash

CAMPBELL — A father and son died in a crash Thursday morning in Campbell on their way to school. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Paul “Mike” Pickett, 41, and his 11-year-old son, Marcus Pickett, died when the Jeep Wrangler they were in flipped over on Sixth Street, near Wilson ...