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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 ...

Niles resident accused of raping teen girl

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WARREN — A Niles man has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape, attempted rape and gross sexual imposition in connection to the rape of a teenage girl, according to court documents. Justin R. Leeper, 19, of 51 Russell Ave., was charged after police investigated incidents that occurred in ...

On the record – Mecca

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WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday PRESENT: Fritz Birkhimer, Dan Galbincea and Jim Governor Trustees: l Heard from Birkhimer the petition to get waterlines and sewer service extended from Cortland north along state Route 46 and to the center is moving forward with many signatures ...

Bond set at $1 million for accused robber

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WARREN — The man accused of attempting to rob the Home Savings bank on Belmont Avenue in Liberty on July 25 pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Tuesday before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Andrew Logan. Dabraylin T. Hawkins, 23, of 64 Duncan Lane, Youngstown, was indicted last week ...

Man accused of stealing captain’s wallet

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WARREN — A Niles man is facing charges after police accused him of taking a wallet from an unlocked vehicle, stealing the cash inside and using a credit card from it, according to a city police report. The wallet belonged to a Warren police captain. Marquis D. Redd, 36, of 6195 Fifth St., ...

Howland moves recycling bins to center

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HOWLAND — Recycling bins behind the main fire station have been moved to the Recycling Center at 3590 North River Road, according to a social media post from the Howland Fire Department. The Bolindale recycling bins will remain in place. Township Trustee Matthew Vansuch said in an online ...

Severe weather strikes Warren again

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WARREN — The most recent burst of severe weather Sunday night brought down a slew of trees in the area of Tod Avenue NW and Beal Street, some of which caused significant damage to residential homes. “The whole neighborhood has kind of big trees,” said Miriam Cole of Beal Street. “You ...

Local vehicle sales stay strong

Business

WARREN — The second half of 2019 for automobile dealers in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties began in July the same way the first half ended — with sales way ahead of the pace set in 2018. Dealerships in the Mahoning Valley through July sold 55,172 vehicles to buyers across Ohio, ...

Seeing Eye

Community News

TRACTOR SHOW: The 17th annual Antique Car, Tractor and Truck show will start noon Sunday at the Fowler Township Center. There will be a Chinese auction with drawing 3 p.m. The event is being sponsored by the Fowler Historical Society. There is no charge for vehicles to display at the ...

Mobility manager Michael Verich resigns from transit board

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WARREN — Trumbull County Transit Board mobility manager Michael Verich resigned from his position Monday. Verich submitted his resignation letter stating that as of Sept. 30, he will no longer serve the board. “I am hereby terminating the Agreement for Services as Independent ...

Gas prices below region average

Business

WARREN — Gas prices in the Warren-Youngstown area and in Niles are below the average for northeast Ohio, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. In Warren-Youngstown, the per gallon average is $2.55 and in Niles, $2.44, compared to $2.57 per gallon for the rest of the region. ...

Agenda

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• LORDSTOWN BOARD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS will meet 4 p.m. today at the village administration building. • TRUMBULL CHILDREN SERVICES BOARD will meet 7 p.m. today at the offices. • TRUMBULL LAND BANK will meet 1 p.m. today at county commissioners hearing room in Warren. • BROOKFIELD ...