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Weathersfield man pleads guilty in roommate’s death

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WARREN — A Weathersfield man accused of shooting his boyhood friend and roommate to death the night of March 18 showed remorse Thursday as he was being sentenced to a term of 14 to 19 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter. Ian Payne, 29, ...

Huge economic plunge reveals COVID-19’s toll

Business

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a record-breaking 32.9 percent annual rate last quarter and is still inflicting damage across the country, squeezing already struggling businesses and forcing a wave of layoffs that shows no sign of abating. The ...

Upton House to mark centennial of 19th Amendment

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OPEN HOUSE: The Upton House will hold an open house 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. It will feature 19th Amendment displays in celebration of 100 years of the vote for women. The museum will be open. Visitors are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing. BOARD OF ELECTIONS SESSION: The ...

State House removes speaker

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COLUMBUS — Republican lawmakers on Thursday chose former state Supreme Court justice and current Rep. Bob Cupp to lead the Ohio House, replacing the speaker ousted hours earlier amid a scandal. House members voted in favor of the veteran lawmaker from Lima on Thursday afternoon after a ...

Gov. Mike DeWine seeks 10 p.m. cutoff of liquor sales

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Gov. Mike DeWine is asking the Ohio Liquor Control Commission to call a meeting to consider enacting an emergency rule not to permit the sale of alcohol at bars and restaurants after 10 p.m., effective today. The commission was to meet at 9 a.m. today to consider the proposed rule and is ...

Niles school board offers retirement incentive

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NILES — The Niles Board of Education has approved retirement incentives for members of both of the district’s unions. Members of the Niles Education Association who are eligible for retirement and notify the district by Oct. 1 of their intent to retire this fiscal year will receive a ...

Car fire in city probed as arson

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WARREN — An arson investigator with the Warren Fire Department is looking into the suspicious source of a car fire that occurred early Thursday in front of a home in the 200 block of First Street SW. Police responded shortly before 5 a.m. to the area in front of 276 First St. as a car was ...

Cases decline at Mineral Ridge facility

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MINERAL RIDGE — A Mineral Ridge nursing home saw a significant drop in the number of coronavirus cases this week, compared to last week. Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge went from seven patient cases last week to three this week and from seven staff cases last week to zero this week. It ...

WRTA giving employees ‘hero bonus’

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The Western Reserve Transit Authority, which operates a bus service in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, voted Thursday to give employees an extra week of pay or a “hero bonus” for working closely with the public during the pandemic. WRTA’s board members voted to give the bonus despite ...

Liberty schools place renewal levy on ballot

Local News

LIBERTY — The board of education on Monday gave the final approval for placing renewal of a 3.25-mill emergency operating levy on the ballot. The board last week placed a new 2.5-mill additional levy for permanent improvements on the Nov. 3 ballot. School district officials said the ...

Joe Biden ramps up campaign spending in Youngstown

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YOUNGSTOWN — With polls showing a close race for president in Ohio, Joe Biden’s campaign is ramping up spending in Youngstown and Toledo markets. Advertising buys totaling $1 million will highlight the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s working-class background growing up in ...

Police investigate shots fired

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WARREN — City police are investigating two instances of shots being fired on Tuesday. No injuries were reported. Officers were dispatched after 9 p.m. to the Pit Stop Food Mart at 1708 Youngstown Road SE after a man with a hoodie and apparent firearm left southbound on Kenilworth Avenue ...

Church’s bank card reported stolen

Local News

WARREN — The pastor of Agape Ecumenical Church, 1767 Brier St. SE, reported Wednesday the church’s bank card was stolen during an incident that happened between 6 and 8 p.m. Monday. According to a city police report, the pastor was driving within the city with the known suspect, who ...

Hubbard warns of utility scam

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HUBBARD — The city is warning residents of a scam that involves being asked to pay a utility bill via text message. A resident told Hubbard city utility billing that she received a text message saying her water bill is due with instructions to click a link in the message to pay her bill, ...

Bristol board places levy on ballot

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BRISTOL — The Bristol Board of Education has placed a 2.5-mill, five-year renewal levy on the Nov. 3 ballot. Treasurer Mario Nero said the permanent improvement levy will generate $120,000 annually for permanent improvements to buildings and grounds and for school bus purchases. The board ...

Local fire departments get grants

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The Vienna Fire Department received $141,204.76 and the Cortland department received $54,761.90 in federal grants. The money will be used for equipment, protective gear, training and other resources needed for fire operations.

On the record: Niles

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WHAT: Special Board of Education meeting Tuesday PRESENT: President Tony Perrone, Mary Ann McMahon, Kimberly Barrell, Christopher Chieffo, Michele Lamb, Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen and Treasurer Rhonda Amorganos The board: • Suspended the student athletic / activity fee for the ...

On the record: Trumbull County

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WHAT: Commissioners meeting Wednesday WHO: Mauro Cantalamessa, Frank Fuda and Dan Polivka Commissioners: • Executed documents for a Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund Grant through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The grant will be used to pay 50 percent of the cost to purchase four ...