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Warren family bonds over classic cars

WARREN — Clayton Lohry, 76, leaned against his gleaming, 1930 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan. He sported black-and-white wingtip Oxford shoes, black slacks held up by white suspenders, a white tie over a burgundy dress shirt and a gray fedora. “When we go to the car shows, I try to dress the ...

Former Niles councilman returns to lead

NILES — Former Niles City Councilman Robert Marino Jr. was appointed Friday to fill the recently vacated Niles council president seat, effective immediately. Marino is assistant superintendent at the Trumbull County Educational Service Center. He was a councilman for two decades and was ...

Man gets 60 years in overdose death

WARREN — A city man who sold heroin that resulted in the overdose death of a Warren woman will serve 60 years in prison, a federal judge ordered Friday morning. A jury earlier had found John G. Simer II, 40, guilty of all 13 counts he faced, including distribution of heroin that resulted in ...

Warren man found bloodied, beaten on McMyler St.

WARREN — An unidentified man bleeding from a significant head wound was found on the road near the corner of Nevada Avenue and McMyler Street NW Thursday evening, according to a police report. The man first was taken by ambulance to Trumbull Regional Medical Center, and then taken by ...

Man charged with killing cat

CHAMPION — Police say a man suspected of shooting and killing a cat in Champion complained about neighbors feeding stray cats. Police were called to the 200 block of Champion Avenue East earlier this week after a man reported that he saw Brian Bickel shoot a cat and leave it in a ...

Vienna collecting school supplies

VIENNA — The Vienna Township Neighborhood Watch is collecting school supplies for the fifth-grade classrooms at Baker Elementary. They are looking to collect items including folders with pockets, loose-leaf paper, scissors, watercolor sets, backpacks and earbuds. Anyone wishing to donate ...

Fri. 11:30 a.m.: Walmart pulls violent game displays; no change on gun sales

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at one of its stores in Texas, though it has not changed its policy on gun sales. The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, ...

McConnell wants to consider background checks; Ryan attends rally in Kentucky

WASHINGTON — Shifting the gun violence debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he now wants to consider background checks and other bills, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in the fall. The Republican leader won’t be calling senators back to ...

Man accused of trying to rob bank in federal custody

WARREN — The man accused of shooting a gun into the ceiling at a bank before he was shot by a police officer is being held in federal custody while a federal grand jury considers the case, according to court records. Dabraylin T. Hawkins, 23, Duncan Lane, Youngstown, was bound over by ...

Estate of dead man sues now-closed J & L Lounge

WARREN — The estate of a man who was shot and killed outside of the now-closed J & L Lounge in 2016 is suing the bar’s owners and a security guard who wouldn’t open the bar’s doors to the man as he pleaded for help, according to a complaint filed in Trumbull County Common Pleas ...

Road rage claim

GIRARD — A Hubbard resident driving his silver Chevrolet Trailblazer through the city around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday reported to police he was followed and then threatened with a gun by a man driving a black GMC Denali. The victim told police the Denali’s driver was moving aggressively ...

Local Perkins restaurants can keep the brand longer

WARREN — Temporary agreements that allowed six Perkins franchise restaurants in Ohio to stay open under the family-dining company’s brand have been extended as their operator continues to navigate bankruptcy. The short-term licenses held by 5171 Campbells Land Co. that let the ...

Man arrested on gun charges

WARREN — A Youngstown resident was arrested on charges of receiving stolen property, having a weapon under disability, drug abuse and a traffic violation after being stopped by Warren police Wednesday night for failing to use a turn signal when he went from Youngstown Road to Central ...

Boardman teen charged with menacing, inducing panic

BOARDMAN — An 18-year-old township man was arrested after being accused of leading an online chat room in which users made light of mass shootings, targeted Planned Parenthood and talked about the shooting of federal agents. Justin Olsen, 465 Presidential Court, was charged with inducing ...

Prisoner disappears from E. Liverpool hospital

LISBON — A prisoner taken Tuesday to the Columbiana County Jail for repeatedly violating a protection order and later charged with threatening police remained at large after being left unsupervised when transported from there to a local hospital. Sherman A. Pritt Jr., 40, East Liverpool, ...

Farmington, Southington seek funds

SOUTHINGTON — Farmington and Southington township trustees will jointly seek Issue 2 funds for work on Geauga Portage Easterly Road, which passes through both townships. Southington Trustee Chairwoman Cindy Speaker said trustees decided at a special meeting Wednesday to seek the funds ...

Bazetta road to close for bridge work

BAZETTA — McCleary Jacoby Road between Knapp Drive and Cornerstone Drive at Bazetta No. 10 bridge will be closed for four weeks starting Monday for bridge replacement work. The road will be closed through Sept. 6. The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office is recommending motorists take ...

Road closed for car show, parade

LEAVITTSBURG — North Leavitt Road between West Market Street and Parkman Road will be closed from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday for a parade and car show. The car show is taking place in the parking lot area of Bascom Elementary School. Warren Township police will be at the event for the ...

Italian-American festival spurs cleanup

WARREN — Despite more wet weather Wednesday, efforts were underway to clean up damage on Courthouse Square and the surrounding area after a severe storm blew through Tuesday afternoon. As many as eight people from the Warren City Operations Department were out working on cleanup efforts, ...

GM plant could be ‘game changer’ for Workhorse

LORDSTOWN — Should a company affiliated with Workhorse Group Inc. acquire the idled General Motors assembly plant in Lordstown, it would be a potential “game changer” in the electric truck maker’s effort to secure a contract to produce delivery trucks for the U.S. Postal Service. From ...