Niles Times

One hundred books donated

NILES — The children’s section of the Niles McKinley Memorial Library has grown considerably larger thanks to a donation of 100 books from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation based in New York City. “We’re just excited to be able to give our collection a little boost, ...

Niles jubilant in release from its state watch

NILES — Ohio Auditor Keith Faber on Monday released the city of Niles from fiscal emergency after what was described by state officials as a near-record turnaround from serious debt to financial stability in a span of four-and-a-half years. “It’s truly amazing, the level of ...

Family still seeking info in disappearance

GIRARD — Dozens of people showed up at Girard First United Methodist Church Saturday afternoon to remember Charlotte Nagi Pollis, who was reported missing from her Girard home on March 12, 1994. Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of her disappearance, and her brother, Ali Nagi, continues ...

Ohio Presidential Trail includes Niles stops

TourismOhio, in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, has launched the Ohio Presidential Trail on Trails.Ohio.org. The 13-stop trail, which includes two sites in Niles, invites travelers to find history in Ohio by highlighting homes, libraries, museums and monuments that tell the ...

Library news

The following events will be held at the McKinley Birthplace Home unless otherwise noted: • Family Game Night, 6 p.m. today — Pizza and games like Lift It, Twangled, Once Upon a Time and others will be offered in partnership with Crystal Dragon Games and Hobbies. • Teen Thing, 3:30 ...

90-year-old building eyes a new future

NILES — A nearly 90-year-old bank and office building in downtown Niles, considered by many as a historic staple to the downtown area, soon could be converted for new uses like restaurants, a brewery or downtown apartments. Those were just a few of the suggested uses that were tossed ...

Ashtabula Post Trooper of the Year is Niles native

ASHTABULA — Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper James Cvengros, a Niles native, has been selected as the 2018 Trooper of the Year at the Ashtabula Post. “The troopers and dispatchers stationed at the Ashtabula Post elected Trooper Cvengros based on his leadership abilities, professional ...

Shepherd of Valley woman thankful for fabric donors

NILES — Harlene Huffstetler, 83, sews dresses, pants, and teddy bears for children in need. A resident of Shepherd of the Valley, Huffstetler recently wrote a “Giving Thanks” letter to the Tribune Chronicle thanking members of the community who donated to her fabric drive, making it ...

Devils a passing fancy

KENT — Josh Celli took the ball under his arm and stepped a couple feet backward. Interesting for a McDonald quarterback, usually the Blue Devils run behind a powerful offensive line. McDonald attempted one pass in a Week 9 game at Western Reserve. Wing-T. That’s what McDonald’s offense ...

Nagy proud of distance running in Niles, area

BAZETTA Les Nagy had a Sharpie in his hand, signing some T-shirts under the pavilion in the midst of the Trumbull County Fairgrounds as one of the honorees at this year’s The Legends cross country event. The Niles High School legend was one of the nation’s fastest distance runners in ...

YSU’s Calhoun to speak at fame induction

Youngstown State men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun will be the guest speaker at the 16th annual Trumbull County Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet Oct. 21 at Divieste Banquet Center on North River Road in Warren. Inductees include: — Bill Beasom, longtime wrestling coach at Howland ...

Devils dominate rival

McDONALD — The game may have looked like a mere mismatch to some. An unbeaten team versus a one-win team. It may not have seemed like a very intriguing matchup to some area fans. Those not aware of the implications probably expected it do draw a few dozen fans. Oh, no. To McDonald and ...

Hubbard blanks Dragons for sixth in a row

HUBBARD — On a night when Hubbard High School crowned a new Homecoming king and queen, the Hubbard football team showed Niles who truly owned the crown. Hubbard conquered Niles, 37-0, Friday night on its home turf. “Defensively, we played a really sound game,” Hubbard coach Brian ...

Girard boys stop Niles, 3-1

GIRARD — The Girard Indians are crawling themselves back into the Northeast 8 Conference boys soccer race. That climb continued with a 3-1 victory over Niles (1-10-1) Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium. Girard went into the second half with a 2-0 lead and didn’t let up. That’s ...

Park rededicated to honor veterans

NILES — Veterans from all over Trumbull County gathered Friday at Veterans Memorial Park, formerly known as Circle Street Park, for the 10th annual POW/MIA Recognition Day. “Every war we’ve fought overseas, we’ve had men and women who have not returned. They’ve been missing in ...

Niles beats Lordstown in 3

NILES — For those never attending a Niles volleyball game, you might see what seems to be odd behavior. The most noticeable is the periodic knocks on the floor by different players. “We are a very superstitious team,” senior Keara Taylor-Hall said. “Like a knock on wood kind of ...

Picking a good time

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Springfield was nearing midfield with about a minute remaining in the game. Clayton Medvec needed about 20 more yards to put him in range for a field goal. He kicked a 40-yard field goal earlier with 10 yards to spare. Brannon Brungard, who already had completed a 7-yard ...

Red Dragons earn first win

NILES — Lightning may have delayed the All-American Conference White Tier contest between Niles and Lakeview Friday night, but it was Niles that brought the thunder. The Red Dragons burned Lakeview by the score of 48-7 to get its first win of the season. Niles (1-4, 1-2) controlled the game ...

Tires set to be collected curbside

NILES — The city will hold curbside tire pickup today through Friday with tires to be placed at curbside with pickup 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. The schedule is 1st Ward today, 2nd Ward Tuesday, 3rd Ward Wednesday, 4th Ward Thursday and all wards Friday. Service Director Anthony Flarey ...

Howland girls, Niles boys win cross country races

CUYAHOGA FALLS — The Howland girls cross country team won its second invitational title this season as the Tigers took first in Saturday’s Pat Ritchie Cross Country Invitational. The Tigers won the meet held at Walsh Jesuit High School by holding off Hawken in the Division II-III race, ...