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Churches co-host Ride 4 Life

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WARREN — Thirteen churches with the Bristolville Area Ministerial Association will sponsor a Hope Festival Ride 4 Life 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Warren Courthouse Square featuring Scott Caraboolad and his motorcycle-riding team. Caraboolad and others will showcase an arrayof motorcycle stunts ...

Girard, county partner for grant

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GIRARD — The Trumbull County Planning Commission is assisting the city in seeking a $500,000 brownfield cleanup grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to remediate and redevelop the former Girard Leatherworks property for recreational and commercial use. Thomas “T.J.” ...

Fellowship reaches coaches, students

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NILES — With the start of the new school year, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been reaching out to students and coaches by hosting various event to help lead people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. In August, the group hosted a Back-to-School Faith, Friends and Family ...

Newton Falls Library plans $915,000 renovation project

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NEWTON FALLS — The Newton Falls Public Library is planning to use space more efficiently as it prepares for a $915,000 renovation project to begin in 2020 that will create more public service and gathering spaces for the community. Library officials and board of directors met Wednesday with ...

Ex-hospital worker charged

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WARREN — A former transporter at St. Joseph Warren Hospital is facing criminal charges that accuse him of sexually assaulting two patients. Michael M. Brown Jr., 34, faces 11 charges including rape, voyeurism, attempted sexual battery and gross sexual imposition, according to WKBN TV 27, ...

Tentative accord in McDonald

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McDONALD — After a seven-hour negotiation session this week, the McDonald Board of Education has reached a tentative agreement with the district’s teachers union on their next contract. Superintendent Kevin O’Connell said Thursday both sides met with a mediator Wednesday for seven hours ...

Warren man indicted in death

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YOUNGSTOWN — A Warren man has been indicted on federal charges, accused of supplying drugs laced with fentanyl to a person who died from an overdose. Maurice Washington, 32, of West Avenue NW, faces charges of distribution of fentanyl resulting in death, three counts of distribution of ...

Car crashes into laundromat

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GIRARD — Girard police and fire departments were called Wednesday night to the Laundry Baskets Laundromat on West Broadway Avenue for a report of an explosion and smoke. A vehicle had crashed into the side of the building. The front half of the car was damaged and the force from impact ...

Niles board changes kindergarten cutoff

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NILES — The Board of Education on Thursday approved changing the cutoff birthday for kindergarten entry from Sept. 30 to Aug. 1 for the 2020-21 school year with the intention of leveling the playing field for students. “Maturity levels of those late birthdays really impact learning,” ...

Seeing eye

Community News

FIREFIGHTER TO SPEAK: Johnston Township Firefighter Jamison Conley will present a program 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road. The program will include the history of the Johnston Fire Department, the current services that are offered and safety topics for seniors. ...

YARS airmen return home

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VIENNA — Families of the more than 50 airmen and women who were deployed for 120 days in southwest Asia eagerly watched the landing of four C130-H Hercules cargo aircraft carrying their loved ones Wednesday afternoon at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The Air Force Reservists are some ...

Federal judge approves settlement in Vista lawsuit

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LORDSTOWN — A settlement between a defunct window maker and its former employees who sued after they were abruptly locked out is final. A federal court judge in Youngstown has approved the agreement between Vista Window Company and more than 100 ex-workers in a class-action lawsuit against ...

Weather has been wild card for farmers

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Each spring farmers get geared up to go out in the fields and plant their corn and soybeans. They hope for good weather to allow them to get their seeds in the ground. Then they hope for a decent growing season that allows the crops to grow and reach maturity. At harvest time, they hope for dry ...

Crisis in Persian Gulf hits gas pumps

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The weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities that caused crude oil prices to spike earlier this week has made its way down to consumers at the pump. The average price for regular gasoline in the Warren-Youngstown area leapt 9 cents Wednesday to settle at $2.73 per gallon, but still that’s less ...