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YSU case shines light on athletes, sexual assault

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University in 2016 suspended a men’s tennis player it found responsible in a sexual assault. Two years later, it installed him as an assistant coach of the men’s tennis team, and, one semester after that, the women’s tennis team. Bassem El Mekawi was one ...

Sizing up holiday shopping season

Business

NEW YORK — With two weeks until the official start of the holiday shopping season, the nation’s retailers are gearing up for what should be another brutally competitive shopping period. The good news? Many retail CEOs say the U.S. consumer is financially healthy given the economy remains ...

Purrfect Crime’ in Champion

Community News

ON STAGE: Champion High School Drama Club will present “The Purrfect Crime” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the high school auditorium. Admission is adults $5 and students $3. MRS. CLAUS’ CLOSET: West Farmington United Methodist Church, 220 W. College St., will hold its annual Mrs Claus ...

Warren

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Nov. 5-14: Nov. 14, 12:59 a.m. — Felonious assault reported in the 3000 block of Solar Street NW. Nov. 13, 10:15 p.m. — Drug activity reported at North Park Avenue and Washington Street. 8:19 p.m. — Runaway reported in the 300 block of Trumbull Avenue ...

Loved ones remembered on National Suicide Awareness Day

Local News

WARREN — A small group gathered at Victory Christian Center on Saturday night for a candelight vigil to remember family and friends lost to suicide. Among them was Virginia Shank, who lost her foster brother, Ronnie, to suicide in 1993. Shank said she came from a family of nine, and her ...

Agenda

Community News

• KINSMAN ZONING BOARD will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at the township hall. • STEAM ACADEMY BOARD OF DIRECTORS will meet 3 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 261 Elm Road NE, Warren, • TRUMBULL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will meet 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for a workshop and a regular meeting 10:30 a.m. ...

Niles

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Nov. 2- 5: Nov. 5, 9:49 p.m. — Noise complaint for loud music reported at 426 Vine Court. 8:40 p.m. — Hit skip reported at BP Car Wash, 2670 Robbins Ave. 7:51 p.m. — Crash reported at Summit Avenue and Mason Street. 7:17 p.m. — Intoxicated person ...

Marriage license applications

Police Blotters

Marriage applications granted in Trumbull County Nov. 4-8: Amanda M. Krotky, 24, Warren, and Ian Q. Davids Offenbecher, 26, Struthers Amanda K. York, 31, Niles, and O’marrio D. Scott AKA Omarrio D. Scott, 32, Niles Kimberly I. Chambora, 24, Niles, and Joseph H. Reighard, 25, Newton ...

Evidence disputed in Olsen threat case

Local News

BOARDMAN — The attorney for Justin Olsen, the Boardman man changed with threatening to assault federal law enforcement officers and making interstate threats, wants evidence obtained in an Aug. 7 search of Olsen’s residence thrown out. Attorney J. Gerald Ingram, representing Justin ...

Grisly murder recalled in parole letter

Local News

WARREN — Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins wrote that convicted murderer Marie Poling confided to a friend she had “dreamt” about committing the “perfect murder.” The prosecutor, in a letter to the Ohio Parole Board, said this “black widow needs to dream on her final ...

Rescue Mission benefits from Hartford event

Local News

HARTFORD — The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley is about $200,000 away from its goal to build a new facility, and its fundraising got a sweet boost on Saturday as Hartford Orchards hosted an apple pie baking contest. Lynn Wyant, chief development officer at the Rescue Mission, said ...

Winter Safety Awareness Week starts today

Local News

Winter Safety Awareness Week, which starts today, serves as a reminder for all Ohioans to take steps to be better prepared for winter before it’s too late. Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness recognize Nov. 17-23 as Winter Safety Awareness ...

Chase leads to drug conviction, prison for man

Local News

WARREN — A Warren man who was a passenger in a car that fled Weathersfield police, and led to a chase ending in a Howland crash in August, was given a prison term after admitting to possessing methamphetamine during the incident. Brandon Binion, 31, of 2234 Evergreen Ave., was given four ...

Niles OKs shared treasurer services

Local News

Staff report NILES — The Niles Board of Education approved its half of an agreement to share treasurer services with Brookfield Local Schools. Mary Ann McMahon, board president, said in a special meeting Thursday that the move to share current Brookfield Treasurer Craig Yaniglos came in ...

Swanston Fund sets new grantmaking priorities

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — The William Swanston Charitable Fund has changed its request for proposals — establishing health and wellness, education and children’s services as new priorities for the 2019-20 grantmaking year. The William Swanston Charitable Fund, established in 1919, is the legacy ...

1920: Sweeper injured when struck by car

Local News

99 years ago in 1920: • Struck by an automobile while he was busy sweeping the street at the corner of Belmont Street and North Park Avenue, a 79-year-old man of Garden Street was badly injured and was in a serious condition at his home. The accident, which resulted in painful injury, ...

Trumbull County property transfers

Local News

Property transferred in Trumbull County Oct. 28 to Oct 31 Bazetta Miles A. and Barbara A. Kimbel to Holly L. Merkner, 910 Wilson Sharpsville, $170,000 Michael J. and David F. Larson to Thomas A. Romack, 3389 Eagles Loft, $95,000 Bristol JRO to Paul L. Francioni Jr., 5696 Corey Hunt, ...

Dems, media criticized

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House committee conducting an impeachment inquiry into the president, strongly defended Donald Trump saying there’s no evidence he did anything wrong. “Just when you thought the Russia hoax was done and (Democrats had) ...