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Resident not missing a beat

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HOWLAND — The joy in 86-year-old Nancy Bollenbacher’s eyes was visible when she was wheeled onto the football field at Howland High School on Friday night. She got to fullfill one of her lifelong dreams of playing a musical instrument with a band. In this case, it was the Howland marching ...

Senior levy up for renewal

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WARREN — The levy that provides funds for services for people 60 and older with a myriad of at-home and community-oriented programs is up for renewal Nov. 5. Voters in Trumbull County will be presented with the option to support the renewal of the 0.75-mill, five-year levy. The levy raises ...

Chamber staffers recognized for work

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WARREN — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s director of Government and Public Affairs, Nick Santucci, and manager of Business Development, Shea MacMillan, were recognized by the Ohio Economic Development Association for their work in economic development and government affairs. ...

Valley priest sues accusers, Diocese

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YOUNGSTOWN — Father Denis G. Bouchard, who was placed on administrative leave in November after the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown received an allegation that he engaged in inappropriate behavior with a minor, has filed a libel and slander suit against the accuser, his mother and the ...

Warren woman has made rosaries for 40 years

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WARREN — For the past 40 years, Warren resident Marie Dippolito has spent time each week at local churches making rosaries that are used around the world. In the fall of 1979, five women formed a prayer group. They desired to do more than pray the rosary. They wanted to do something of ...

State race could pit O’Brien against O’Brien

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WARREN — It could be O’Brien vs. O’Brien in next year’s race for the Ohio Senate’s 32nd District seat. Sandy O’Brien, a former 12-year Ashtabula County auditor, said she’s going to seek the Republican nomination for the seat. She will challenge incumbent state Sen. Sean J. ...

Bishop Murry’s leukemia in remission

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YOUNGSTOWN — Diocese of Youngstown Bishop George V. Murry, who has been battling leukemia, was informed by his doctors that it is in remission and he will not have a bone marrow transplant. The bone marrow transplant originally was scheduled for this fall. Officials with the Diocese of ...

Man crashes 2 weeks after fatal accident

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MILTON — Greg A. Barnhart, 33, of Bristolville, is charged with operating a motor vehicle impaired and failure to control after an early Friday crash on Interstate 76. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Barnhart’s westbound vehicle left the road on the right about 12:20 a.m., hit a ditch ...

Man arrested on rape charges

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NEWTON FALLS — A 47-year-old village man is in the Trumbull County jail on two counts of rape and one count of gross sexual imposition after being arrested by Newton Fall police Wednesday. Mark W. Thompson, 409 A Newton Drive, was arraigned in Newton Falls Municipal Court in connection with ...

TCAP door shot by BB, pellet gun

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WARREN — Police are investigating reports of an unidentified person shooting the front door of the Trumbull Community Action Program building, 1230 Palmyra Road SW, with what appears to be either a pellet or BB gun. The shooting took place between 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 a.m. Friday, ...

On the record

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Bristol WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Don Mickel, Scott Chapman, Kristina Stephens and Misty Berry ABSENT: Kathy Johnson The board: l Approved a contract for nursing services from Akron Children’s Hospital for a nurse to be in the schools. Superintendent ...

Church celebrates 200 years

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HUBBARD — It was in October 1819 when the Hubbard First Baptist Church held its first church service with 17 members. Two hundred years later, church congregation members and past and present ministers gathered to celebrate the milestone. A large sign outside the church noted the 200-year ...

Retired pastor returns to serve at First United Methodist

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NILES — The Rev. Barry French, who served as the pastor of Niles First United Methodist Church in the early 2000s, recently was reappointed to come back to the same church, French said it is unusual for a minister who retired from a church to then be reappointed to the same church. French ...

Religion news

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SEMINAR SET: Trinity Baptist Church Institute will sponsor the 26th annual Christian education seminar 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the church, 235 Highland Ave. SW, Warren. Class facilitator is the Rev. Edward Cryer of Unity Baptist Church of Cleveland who will speak on “Having Greater ...

Property transfers

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Property transfers recorded in Trumbull County Sept. 30-Oct. 4: Bazetta Benjamin Bowker to Richard Allen and Barbara Crevier, North Park Avenue, $32,500 Jean M. and Daniel M. Salcone to Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC, 3298 Trappers Trail Unit A, $46,000 Timothy E. Weddell to Miranda K. ...

Cemetery walks awaken the past

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NORTH BLOOMFIELD — Roger Peterson Jr., president of the North Bloomfield Historical Society, said he hopes those who attend the Brownwood Cemetery walk on Saturday leave with a dose of community pride. The walk will feature nine actors portraying historical characters from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 ...

Competition explores outdoors

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CORTLAND — Sixth- to eighth-graders from Bristol, Brookfield, Champion and LaBrae learned about forestry, water quality and native species at the annual fall Junior Envirothon. The friendly educational competition featured teams going to five stations. Amy Reeher, district administrator / ...

Doug Franklin reconsiders debate with Randy Law

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WARREN — Until his opponent discloses his affiliation with a political action committee, Warren Mayor Doug Franklin said he won’t debate him. Franklin, a two-term Democrat, said Thursday that Randy Law, an independent candidate, first needs to provide information about America’s ...

Seeing Eye

Community News

VIENNA COOK OFF: The Vienna Township Neighborhood Watch chili cookoff will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Vienna Township fire station. Chili entries and dessert donations are due by 2 p.m., and the judging begins at 3:30 p.m. There will also be a basket raffle. If interested in donating a ...