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• LORDSTOWN COUNCIL will hold a special meeting 5 p.m. today at the village municipal building. • FARMINGTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a year-end meeting 8 a.m. Saturday at township hall. • JOHNSTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a year-end meeting 8 a.m. Saturday at township hall.

Abortion bill veto survives

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COLUMBUS — Statehouse Republicans in Ohio came up a single vote shy Thursday of reversing a same-party governor’s veto and imposing one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. The outcome marked a victory for outgoing Republican Gov. John Kasich, a prospective 2020 ...

Cortland SCOPE finds new home

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CORTLAND — The Cortland SCOPE Senior Center has found a new home at Cortland Christian Church, 153 Grove St. Mike Wilson, executive director at SCOPE, said the center has a one -year lease at the church, with the lease starting in November. The center’s programs and hours remain the ...

Man charged in Christmas day shooting

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HOWLAND — Bond is set at $20,000 for the Warren man accused in an early Christmas morning shooting of another man outside a home on Rosewood Drive NE. Peter Sfikas, 40, pleaded not guilty Thursday during his first appearance in Warren Municipal Court on a charge of felonious assault, filed ...

Trustees seek clean Ohio grant

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HOWLAND — Township trustees on Thursday approved submitting an application for a Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation grant for purchasing 120 acres of land between state Routes 82 and 46 to the north of North River Road to expand an existing corridor of protected lands. The area is known as ...

Two arrested, one K-9 injured in Howland

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HOWLAND — Two arrests were made and one Weathersfield K-9 officer was injured following a dispute that broke out in Howland earlier this week, according to a police report. James Justice, 35, of Flory Road, Warren, was arrested on an outstanding warrant as well as charges of assaulting a ...

Trial date set in Niles murder case

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WARREN — A Jan. 7 trial date has been set in the murder case against Robin Luke Caviness, 39, who is accused in the June 11 shooting death of Clayton Bender, 23, of Warren, outside Madden’s Bar and Grill on U.S. Route 422. Caviness, of Howland, faces two counts of murder, three counts of ...

Girl, 12, receives porn on cellphone

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WARREN — City police received a call around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday from a parent who stated her daughter, 12, was being sent pornographic messages, images and videos to her phone via the Facebook Messenger app, according to a police report. The mother, who said she found the phone with the ...

NEO gas prices nearing $2 mark

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WARREN — Heading into the final few days of 2018, gas prices in northeast Ohio are nearing or below the $2 mark, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. In the Warren-Youngstown area on Thursday, the cost of a regular gallon of gasoline averaged $2.03, according to AAA. In ...

Man’s OD leads to Austintown couple’s arrest

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AUSTINTOWN — James and Rochell Schell of Yorkshire Boulevard are facing charges after police said they used heroin while Rochell’s 14-year-old daughter was present. According to a report from Austintown police, James, 40, was found unconscious in his basement from a herion overdose just ...

Cortland approves agreement with state for veterans memorial

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CORTLAND — As part of the city obtaining a $25,000 state grant for the new veterans memorial at Point Park, the city entered into a cooperative use agreement with the state. Mayor James Woofter said the city entered into the agreement through the Ohio Facilities Construction Committee to ...

On the record – Bazetta Township

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WHAT: End-of-year trustees meeting Thursday PRESENT: Ted Webb, Paul Hovis and Frank Parke Trustees: • Approved a resolution to provide health care insurance policies for township officers and employees; • Approved a resolution to place a 3-mill additional levy for roads and bridges ...

On the record – Bloomfield

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WHAT: Township trustee December meeting PRESENT: Roger Peterson, John Beran and Jason Gwinn Trustees: • Are speaking with Orwell Natural Gas about possibly getting gaslines extended into unserved areas of the township; • Accepted the resignation of road supervisor James Merlino ...

Fri. 8:36 a.m.: More US police officers die on duty than before

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More police officers have died in the line of duty this year in the United States than in 2017, according to data released Thursday. The most common cause of death was gunfire, and vehicular accidents claimed nearly as many officers' lives. The National Law Enforcement ...

‘Drive sober or get pulled over’

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging drivers who intend to celebrate the New Year’s holiday to plan ahead and designate a sober driver. “There are so many options to get home safely,” said Col. Paul A. Pride, patrol superintendent in a press release. “Planning ahead ...

Warren native receives President’s Service Award

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WARREN — A Warren native was chosen to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The service award was established in 2003 by President George W. Bush to thank and honor Americans who through example inspire others to engage in volunteer service, according to the award ...

Money left to Mathews

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VIENNA — While they spent much of their adult lives living in other parts of the world, two Vienna High School graduates never forgot where they grew up. Recently, relatives of the late Donald and Mary Ellen Clower Zimmer made a $5,000 donation to the Mathews Local School District on ...