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26-year-old man becomes city’s 12th homicide victim

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WARREN — Warren police are investigating the city’s 12th homicide this year, which happened during a birthday party Monday night in Quinby Park where 30 to 50 people were present, according to a police report. Police identified the victim as Robert J. Johnson, 26, of 2325 Burton St. SE. A ...

Retail fireworks business booming

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YOUNGSTOWN — The retail fireworks business is booming during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Bruce Zoldan saying his Phantom Fireworks is doing twice the sales it did last year. “Unexpectedly, the virus has been to fireworks what Purell, Clorox and toilet paper was to the beginning of the ...

Warren man indicted in woman’s murder

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WARREN — A 23-year-old Warren man has been indicted in connection with the June 26 murder of a Boardman woman outside an apartment in northwest Warren’s River Run complex. Edward J. Culler of 3071 Lodwick Drive was indicted during a special session of the Trumbull County grand jury. He is ...

State stresses pyro safety

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Officials are concerned that more people in Ohio will host illegal fireworks displays because many official fireworks shows are being canceled. “We encourage Ohioans to celebrate the July 4th holiday, but we want them to do it safely and legally,” Ken Klouda, chief of the State Fire ...

Ohio Senate approves drug bill

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The Ohio Senate approved a bill, sponsored by state Sen. Sean J. O’Brien, that reclassifies most nonviolent drug possession offenses from felonies to misdemeanors. “After years of the failed ‘War on Drugs,’ we know that our current approach is not effective,” said O’Brien, ...

County prisoner attempts suicide, jail official says

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WARREN — A Trumbull County jail prisoner was taken to Trumbull Regional Medical Center Tuesday afternoon after an apparent suicide attempt. Maj. Dan Mason, the sheriff’s jail administrator, said Nicholas Lee, 38, of 4720 East Drive, Youngstown, is in St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital with ...

Society project spotlights local black voices

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WARREN — The Trumbull County Historical Society this week launched it’s “Voices” oral history project, which looks to preserve the experiences of elders in Warren’s black community. So far, the website, www. voicesoftc.org, includes more than 100 interview clips, and it soon also ...

Man ruled competent to stand trial

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WARREN — A Trumbull County man who was sentenced last month to multiple decades in prison for an assault and kidnapping conviction was ruled competent to stand trial for a 2019 felony case involving a police chase. Shawn Riley, 26, appeared before Judge W. Wyatt McKay on Wednesday morning ...

One flown to hospital in motorcycle crash

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WARREN TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist was flown to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital with serious injuries after colliding with a car about 3:35 p.m. Wednesday on North River Road near Woodside Drive. Bruce R. Wentworth, 72, of Warren was ejected from his red 2010 Harley-Davidson after Lisa K. ...

Howland board cuts 14 coach, adviser spots

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HOWLAND — Howland Local Schools is cutting back on more than a dozen paid coaching and club advisory positions to bridge a gap caused by cuts in state funding. The district bore the brunt of $4,179,800 in cuts in state funding to K-12 education in Trumbull County — losing more than ...

Trumbull among 7 Ohio counties in a COVID high-risk category

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Trumbull is one of the seven counties in Ohio to reach Level 3 (red) for being high risk for COVID-19, Gov. Mike DeWine said this afternoon. “Risk is very high,” he said. “Ohioans should limit activities as much as possible. Wear a mask when you go out.” But DeWine didn't place any ...

Eastern Gateway taking hybrid approach to classes

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YOUNGSTOWN — Eastern Gateway Community College has announced tentative COVID-19 responsive plans for on-campus instruction this fall semester. “While plans may change in response to the realities of the pandemic and the state of Ohio’s recommendations for higher education, our doors ...

Wear masks: DeWine outlines policies to reopen schools in the fall

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Gov. Mike DeWine today outlined policies for the reopening of school in the fall including requiring school staff to wear face masks, with exceptions, and “strongly recommend” it for students in the third grade and up. DeWine also said school districts need to vigilantly assess symptoms, ...

MVEDC gets $5 million federal grant for small business loans

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. received a $5 million federal grant for a revolving loan fund to provide financing to small businesses in Mahoning and Trumbull counties affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The loan fund will allow businesses that have had economic ...

Girard man arraigned in robbery, assault

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GIRARD — A 76-year-old Girard man pleaded not guilty in municipal court Thursday after being accused of stealing items from the Liberty Giant Eagle and then striking a store security guard while being confronted. Eugene P. Livi, of 824 Lawrence Ave., appeared via video linkup between the ...

Gov. DeWine to discuss school reopening guidelines today

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is expected this afternoon to announce state guidelines for how schools should reopen this fall amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The long-awaited guidelines are coming as many districts have already moved ahead with their own proposals. Columbus, the ...

Bristolville man charged in domestic incident

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BRISTOL — A Bristolville man was arrested early Wednesday after allegedly using a club to break up an argument between his two adult sons. Charles A. Snyder, 65, 1518 Hyde Shaffer Road NW, is expected to be arraigned this morning through a video hookup between the Trumbull County jail and ...

Family court resumes in-person proceedings

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WARREN — The Trumbull County Family Court, 220 Main Ave. NW, has begun in-person contested hearings. According to court security, the court didn’t shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather, hearings were held online. As of June 22, contested hearings have been held in person. Court ...