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Mental health in the Valley: Caught between criminal and patient

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People in the throes of a mental health crisis often intersect with the criminal justice system, and while efforts are being made to increase the availability of mental health services, observers say existing systems are still lacking. When people with mental health issues become involved ...

Niles

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Jan. 29-Feb. 17: Feb. 17, 10:08 p.m. — Criminal damaging reported at 235 Hunter St. 7:05 p.m. — Crash reported at Burger King, 5343 Youngstown Warren Road. 4:32 p.m. — Theft reported at 708 Lafayette Ave. 4:20 p.m. — Noise complaint reported at 616 North ...

Civil rights case proceeds against Niles, police officers

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YOUNGSTOWN — Both sides litigating the civil rights lawsuit filed by the estate of the late Matthew Burroughs were in court this month to learn a new case schedule from the federal judge. On Feb. 9, Judge Sara Lioi of the U.S. Court Northern Ohio District conducted a status conference with ...

Brookfield

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Feb. 2-20: Feb. 20, 9:39 p.m. — Crash with possible injury reported on Addison Road near state Route 82. 5:50 p.m. — Suspicious vehicle reported in the 300 block of Bedford Road. 5:13 p.m. — Noise complaint reported at Ohio and Syme streets. 4:21 p.m. — ...

House approves pandemic relief bill

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WASHINGTON — The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill that was championed by President Joe Biden, the first step in providing another dose of aid to a weary nation as the measure now moves to a tense Senate. “We have no time to waste,” Biden said at the White House after ...

Cortland

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Jan. 30-Feb. 19: Feb. 19, 10:37 a.m. — Suspicious vehicle reported in the 100 block of Diamond Way. Feb. 17, 8:47 p.m. — Suspicious activity reported in the 3000 block of Liberty Boulevard. 2:22 p.m. — Hit-skip reported in the 3300 block of Niles Cortland ...

Girard

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Feb. 13-20: Feb. 20, 6:49 p.m. — Telephone harassment reported at 400 N. State St. 12:25 p.m. — Burglary reported at 34 W. Liberty St. Feb. 19, 6:26 p.m. — Burglary reported at 117 North Churchill Road. 4:07 p.m. — Traffic stop leading to an arrest ...

Warren Township

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Jan. 20-Feb. 12: Feb. 12, 10:08 p.m. — Burning complaint reported in the first block of Peach Lane. 5:24 p.m. — Disturbance reported in the 800 block of North River Road. 4:01 a.m. — Disturbance reported at Main Street and Dover Avenue. Feb. 11, 4:12 ...

State’s COVID-19 cases lowest since Oct.

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The state had the fewest new COVID-19 cases reported for a week in more than four months. The week ending Saturday had 13,848 new cases reported and has seen a decline in COVID-19 cases for the past seven straight weeks. It’s the fewest number of new COVID-19 cases in a week in Ohio ...

Rumored move comes to pass

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WARREN — The former executive secretary to Mayor Doug Franklin and former Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa has been hired to become the newly created legislative aide / projects and grants coordinator in the law department. Rachel Hathhorn, hired in 2014 to be Franklin’s ...

Polar opposite of former event

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BAZETTA — For many winters, Valley residents — often dressed in costumes — have run in and out of the often-icy waters of Mosquito Lake for the annual Polar Plunge. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, the fundraising event for Special Olympics had to be changed this year from large ...

Champion High plans upgrades

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CHAMPION — School officials are discussing needed improvements at the high school that involve enhancing security and getting air conditioning in classrooms. Mark Harper, director of facilities, told the board of education last week about various projects to be done this summer. Harper said ...

Trumbull County courts: Closed cases

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Cases closed in Trumbull County Feb. 8 to 12: CLOSED RECSER, CHARLES D. vs. RECSER, CALEE S. COFFELT, CHARLES vs. COFFELT, MISTY M. ALLS DYKES, ALISHA vs. DYKES JR., RANDY BAILEY, GREGORY L. vs. BAILEY, ALANNA WILLIS, BRANDI vs. MORT, EDGAR METZE, CARLI ANNE vs. METZE JR., ...

Trumbull County court: Divorces and dissolutions

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Divorces and dissolutions granted in Trumbull County Feb. 6 to 20: Divorces BOOR, CHELSEA J. vs. BOOR, BENJAMIN G. DANGERFIELD, VICTORIA L. vs. DANGERFIELD, BRAD E. KEMBLE, TAMMY vs. AUBURN, TONY PENNY, LINDA L. vs. PENNY, KRISTOFOR V. LOVE, MATTHEW W. vs. LOVE, ASHLEY ...

15 area students nominated to military academies

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WARREN — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, announced Saturday the 15 local students who have been nominated to attend national military academies in 2021. Each year, Ryan nominates some of the best and brightest students from the 13th District to United States military academies. Each nominee ...

Police ID Cortland man in crash

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GREENE — The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified a 28-year-old Cortland man as the person who died in a one-car crash on Ashtabula Dennison Road in the township. Troopers said Alexander Kalas was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday’s crash, reported at 9:30 p.m. Friday, north of state ...