Niles senior takes top prize

Local News

HOWLAND — Twenty hardworking Trumbull County teens were recognized at the annual Twenty Under 20 banquet Tuesday at the Avalon Inn. “The Twenty Under 20 award was designed to represent a flame. Winners of this award have a burning desire to be helpful to others, to be an asset to ...

Cortland Bancorp surges


After suffering a $1 loss in trading Monday, Cortland Bancorp gained 95 cents in trading Tuesday, closing at $22.75 per share. First Niles Financial closed at $7.75 per share for the second day in a row.

Ridge center to entertain Santa

Community News

WINTER FEST: Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge, 3379 Main St., Mineral Ridge, will hold a Winter Fest 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event will include reindeer, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus and refreshments. Call 330-652-9901 for more information. PRANCE AROUND THE TREE: The Warren-Trumbull ...


Police Blotters

Police activity reported Nov. 22- Dec. 1: Dec. 1, 4:31 p.m. — Donald R. Fiedler, 54, of Girard, was arrested on charges of breaking and entering and possessing criminal tools. 1:35 p.m. — Theft reported at 33 Ella St. 3:48 a.m. — Marissa R. Zupp, 25, of Canfield, was arrested on a ...

Trustees lash out at attempt of annexation

Local News

WEATHERSFIELD — Township officials are taking action to protect their borders after Niles City Council last week passed legislation that township properties contiguous to the city borders receiving utilities from Niles be annexed into the city. Township trustees at their meeting Tuesday ...


Community News

• BRISTOL ZONING COMMISSION will meet 7 p.m. today at the township administration building. • BROOKFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 6 p.m. today at the school complex auditorium. • EAGLE JOINT FIRE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet 7 p.m. today at the fire department in Hubbard. ...

Valley officials react to articles of impeachment

Local News

WARREN — The Mahoning Valley’s congressional delegation reacted with predictable results to House Democrats announcing two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, who has called for Trump’s impeachment for months, said the Republican ...

Infante’s attorney argues for conviction reversal

Local News

AKRON — The attorney for Ralph Infante argued Tuesday that the most serious conviction for the former Niles mayor — engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity — should be thrown out on the grounds that Infante’s acts did not qualify as a criminal conspiracy. Attorney David Doughten, ...

McKinley Christmas set for Saturday

Local News

NILES — For the first time in more than 20 years, the McKinley Memorial Museum auditorium is filled with Christmas trees decorated by community organizations for the Festival of Trees. Museum Director Amber Farris said the event is something she wanted to do since she took her position at ...

$1.5M gift creates lab endowment

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — A donation toward Youngstown State University’s “We See Tomorrow” campaign brings fundraising efforts above the $100 million mark. Eleanor Watanakunakorn donated $1.5 million to endow a biomedical research lab in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and ...

Trumbull candidates file for office

Local News

WARREN — A number of Trumbull County candidates filed nominating petitions for the March 17 primary. County Engineer Randy Smith and Recorder Tod Latell both filed Tuesday for re-election as Democrats. David DeChristofaro, a former engineer, already filed for the seat as a Democrat ...

Power restored in Howland, Warren

Local News

WARREN — Thousands were without power in parts of Howland and Warren after a transformer at the end of Adrian Drive SE blew Tuesday evening. A 911 spokeman said numerous calls were received about the outage, which was restored before 9 p.m. A spokeswoman at St. Joseph Warren Hospital ...

FBI searches Kenilworth Ave. home

Local News

WARREN — A home on Kenilworth Avenue NE was reportedly searched by the FBI and other law enforcement around 10 a.m. Tuesday. Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson of the Cleveland Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed the law enforcement activity but could not comment on what was going ...

Scared to ride? WRTA offers assistant rider

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — People who have never used fixed route public transit, or never used it in the Mahoning Valley, and want to get more comfortable using WRTA’s services can opt to try the Western Reserve Transit Authority’s rider training. The Travel Training program at WRTA is free and ...

Home invasion reported

Local News

WARREN — A Jackson Street SW resident reported four men forced their way into his home around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, held him hostage for several hours and then fled after he struggled to take a knife from one, stabbing him in the shoulder. Timothy L. Broadrick, 1814 Jackson St. SW, Warren, ...

Threatening letter nets prison term

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — A 64-year old Cortland resident who mailed a letter in June threatening to blow up the headquarters of his insurance company was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to six months in prison and three years of probation. Ronald Ellis, 64, 3482 Ivy Hill Circle, was arrested ...