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Thu. 11:56 a.m.: License granted to medical marijuana dispensary in Warren

WARREN - The Ohio Board of Pharmacy today announced the medical marijuana dispensary in Warren was awarded its certificate to operate. The license for gLeaf Medical Cannabis, 2932 Youngstown Warren Road, is the 13th in Ohio the board, which oversees dispensaries, has awarded. The facility is ...

Niles fiscal commission appointed

NILES — Five members have been appointed to the Financial Planning and Supervision Commission for the Niles City School District, which will hold its first meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at the district’s administration building, 309 N. Rhodes Ave., Niles. The commission will consist of the ...

Girard seeks funds for streets, housing

GIRARD — After having success two years ago in securing a $350,000 Community Housing Impact and Preservation federal grant for improving infrastructure and housing in low-income areas, the city will be seeking another CHIP grant this year. Mayor James Melfi told city council at ...

Falls mayor touts accomplishments

NEWTON FALLS — Village Mayor Lyle Waddell ticked off his list of accomplishments, including annexation of 444 acres of land from Braceville and Newton townships near the Ohio Turnpike, during the village’s first State of the Village address on Wednesday. The address, held at Roby ...

Trumbull farmers may apply for emergency loans

WASHINGTON — Farmers in Trumbull County who suffered losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding and flooding on or after July 21, 2018, are included among those eligible to apply for Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans, according to a news release Wednesday from the U.S. ...

On the record – Liberty

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Calvin Jones, Chris Brookbank, Scott Davis, Diana DeVito and David Malone The board: • Approved John Sipusic for EMIS services at $32 per hour not to exceed 10 hours per week from April 1 to June 30; • Accepted the resignation of ...

136 people apply to be schools’ CEO

YOUNGSTOWN — Some familiar names are among the applicants for CEO of Youngstown City Schools. According to Tribune Chronicle news partner WKBN-27, Weathersfield Superintendent Damon Dohar is among 136 who applied for the position held by Krish Mohip, whose final day is July 31. Also ...

On the record – Lordstown

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: William Catlin, Carla Click, Cheryl Kistler and Jackie Woodward ABSENT: Niki Reid The board: • Heard from Superintendent Terry Armstrong the school district is partnering with Wee Care Day Care and Preschool to provide before and ...

On the record – Southington

WHAT: Board of Education meeting March 20 PRESENT: John Shaffer, Steve Gilanyi, Betsy Dunn, Al Haberstroh and Richard Selep The board: • Approved having third-grade students take the third-grade state assessment test on paper instead of online. Senate Bill 216 allows districts the ...

I-680 detour to begin Friday

YOUNGSTOWN — Starting Friday, drivers will encounter a major detour along Interstate 680. The ramp from state Route 711 south to I-680 south will close at 6 p.m. and will be closed through mid-October. Justin Chesnic, with the Ohio Department of Transportation District 4, said it’s ...

On the record – Geauga-Trumbull

WHAT: Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Trumbull County Commissioners Daniel Polivka, Frank Fuda and Mauro Catanlamessa and Geauga County Commissioners James Dvorak, Timothy Lennon and Ralph Spidalieri. The board: • Approved a motion for the ...

On the record – Trumbull County

WHAT: Trumbull Career-Technical Center Board of Education meeting March 14 PRESENT: Susan Longacare, Roberta Hiller, Aaron Brazofsky, Scott Chapman, Ronda Bonekovic, Kelly Boyle, Richard Rees, Scott Lehman, Linda Silvidi, John Phillips, Tim Gibson, Mary Williams, Diana DeVito, Dan Denman, ...

On the record – Warren Township

WHAT: Trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Ryan Yoho, Kay Anderson and Ed Anthony Trustees: • Approved having Randy M. Daniels of Cincinnati, who was hired last month as the new interim fire chief, start Monday instead of April 6. Daniels will replace chief Kenneth Shick, who served 44 ...

On the record – Warren

WHAT: City Council meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Councilmembers Larry Larson, Alford Novak, John Brown, Mark Forte, Ken MacPherson, Cheryl Saffold, Eugene Mach, Eddie Colbert, Dan Sferra, Helen Rucker and Council President Jim Graham. Council: • Passed an ordinance allowing the ...

On the record – Kinsman

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Greg Leonhard, Linda Miller and Fred Stahl Trustees: • Were informed by police of problems with trash being dumped at the recycling containers. Leonhard said security cameras were able to catch one person who illegally dumped five to six ...

On the record – Newton

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: John Nemet, Pete Augusta and Doreen Lutz Trustees: • Entered into contract with the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office at $89,000 for paving Herbert and Scott streets, Mahoning and Riverside drives and Taylor Avenue. Trustees budgeted up ...

Resident reports relative took car

WARREN — A Stewart Drive NW resident reported her car was stolen by a relative around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after she gave the relative a ride to the North End Market. Terry M. Appleberry, 26, 1947 Stewart Drive NW, reported her sister-in-law took her maroon Pontiac Grand Am and a white Apple ...

Warren couple wants missing bike returned

WARREN — Warren resident Shelley Wonders was taking down St. Patrick’s Day shamrock decorations from her yard Monday morning when she noticed a memorial for her son Garrett Wonders was missing near the front of the house. “I went out there with Easter decorations and looked over toward ...

Some GM workers set to remain through June

LORDSTOWN — Some General Motors employees kept on the job after the Lordstown assembly plant idled to continue stamping Chevrolet Cruze replacement parts could continue to work through the end of June. Spokesman for the automaker, Daniel Flores, who was responding to a question from the ...

Attorneys question Nasser Hamad’s conviction after his death

WARREN — Attorneys on Tuesday argued the merits of a dead man’s murder conviction in the 11th District Court of Appeals in Warren. Colin Peters, a Columbus-based defense attorney, argued the Trumbull County Common Pleas Court jury should have been allowed to consider a lesser charge of ...