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Detec selected for Port Authority

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WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday selected a former board member to return to the board overseeing the Western Reserve Port Authority. Commissioners unanimously selected attorney David Detec of Girard to replace Michael Welsh, who served six months on the board before ...

Warren students greeted on first day

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WARREN — More than 100 men were at the doors of all five Warren City School District buildings Tuesday morning giving approximately 5,000 students new pencils, high-fives and a few hugs as they entered for the first day of the 2019-20 academic year. The fourth annual 100 Community Men of ...

Trumbull’s jobless rate rises

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WARREN — Trumbull County’s unemployment rate rose a half percent in July to 6.5 percent, tying it for sixth worst in Ohio, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Mahoning County’s rate increased, too, from 5.7 percent in June to 6.1 ...

Hamfest promotes hobby

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BAZETTA — Communicating with others by radios and other electronic devices highlighted the annual Hamfest held at Mosquito Lake State Park and hosted by the Warren Amateur Radio Association. Larry Oliver of Braceville, president of the WARA, said the morning of the event started with ...

Plug pulled on third Lordstown power plant

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LORDSTOWN — A developer of two natural gas-fired power plants is blaming “political tampering” with Ohio’s electricity generation markets for the decision to abort plans for a third billion-dollar plant in the village. Bill Siderewicz, president of Clean Energy Future LLC, said ...

Local bank stocks show mixed results

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After gaining 99 cents in trading Monday, Cortland Bancorp lost 88 cents in trading Tuesday to close at $22.61 per share. First Niles Financial held steady to close at $7.80 per share.

Dog Days of Summer slated for CrossRoads

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SOUTHINGTON EVENT: Wardens of the Trumbull County Pound, along with Voices of The Trumbull Pound Dogs, will present the Dog Days of Summer from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the CrossRoads Bar and Grill, 4887 state Route 305, Southington. Included is a 50/ 50 raffle, Chinese auction, music, food ...

Lisha Pompili-Baumiller files as write-in candidate

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HUBBARD — Democratic Councilwoman Lisha Pompili-Baumiller was sentenced Tuesday for being untruthful on nominating petitions she filed to run for re-election in the 3rd Ward. Afterward, she went to the Trumbull County Board of Elections to file as a write-in candidate for the seat she ...

UPDATE Weds. 4:30 p.m. Boardman man indicted on federal charges

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BOARDMAN - A Boardman man was indicted today afternoon on federal charges of threatening to assault and abet others to assault federal law enforcement officers engaged in the performance of official duties and making interstate threats, according to U.S. Attorney Mike Tobin. Justin Olsen, ...

Agenda

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• AUSTINTOWN BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 10 a.m. today for a work session and 1 p.m. today for the regular meeting in the middle school. • HARTFORD PARK COMMITTEE will meet 7:30 p.m. today at the township hall. • HOWLAND ZONING COMMISSION will meet 5 p.m. today at township ...

School begins with no problems in Kinsman

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KINSMAN — Despite the displacement of several families following the July 20 flooding, the first day of school began Tuesday with no problems. The Joseph Badger Local School District started classes Tuesday for students in grades 1 through 12 from Gustavus, Kinsman, Vernon and Hartford ...

Four Niles officers save life

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NILES — Police Chief Jay Holland credits his officers with probably saving the life of a man who was severely injured when he punched through a glass door Monday night at the Timber Creek Apartments. When Officer Richard Bayless responded to a disturbance call at the apartments around 10:30 ...

Street crimes unit hits Niles

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NILES — The city police department has established a full-time street crimes unit that will focus on complaints about potential drug or criminal nuisance matters, according to police Chief Jay Holland. Holland said two officers, who will work in plain clothes or “soft” uniforms, will be ...

FirstEnergy submits site plan for service building

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NORTH JACKSON — A potential $1 million project by FirstEnergy could be coming to the township in the near future. Bill D’Avignon, zoning inspector, said at Tuesday’s trustees meeting that FirstEnergy recently submitted a generalized site plan for a 14,658-square-foot service building ...

Cortland acts on unpaid water, sewer accounts

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CORTLAND — City Council has approved an ordinance change that will allow the city to place tax liens on properties with unpaid water and sewer accounts. The move came after an incident earlier this year in which a Hillman Avenue property was going to be sold but several thousands of dollars ...

Newton Falls board hires new principal

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NEWTON FALLS — The Newton Falls Board of Education approved the hiring of multiple staff members at its meeting Aug. 15, including elementary / middle school principal Lori Witt. School begins today, and Witt said it “was an honor and privilege” to work for the district. Superintendent ...

Brookfield senior selected for program

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BROOKFIELD — TJ Kirila, a senior at Brookfield High School, is the first student from the district selected to participate in the Ohio Attorney General Teen Ambassador Board Program. The program began in 2013 to provide high school juniors and seniors with an inside look at Ohio law and ...

Warren Township seeks new police chief

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WARREN TOWNSHIP — Township trustees are seeking a new police chief to replace Don Bishop, who retired earlier this summer. Trustee Ed Anthony said Tuesday that acting Chief Dan Peterson wants to return to his sergeant’s position once a new chief is found. Anthony said trustees had been ...

On the record – Champion

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WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: John Pitts, Patricia Fisher, Jim Scher, Kelly Boyle and David Mahan The board: • Heard from Champion High School Principal Tracy Herrholtz of the new Freshman Academy, which is helping prepare ninth graders for their first year at the ...