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County may non-renew state defenders

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WARREN — Trumbull County Commissioners are considering not renewing the county’s contract with the Ohio Public Defender’s Office, according to a letter from Ohio Public Defender Tim Young sent to judges and other key players. The letter states that after months of negotiation, ...

Woman tells of need to combat hate

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YOUNGSTOWN — After retiring as a special agent of the FBI with over 22 years of service, Cynthia Deitle now speaks nationwide on ways communities can combat hate crimes with the Jewish faith, the religion that faces the most crimes against its members. Deitle, who is program and ...

Newton Falls teacher resigns

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NEWTON FALLS — A second-grade teacher for the Newton Falls Exempted Village School District has resigned effective Aug. 1 after an investigation was launched that she came to the school under the influence of an “illegal substance.” Kimberly Ault submitted a resignation letter last ...

Religion events

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ORDINATIONS: Seminarians Ryan Furlong, Matthew Humerickhouse and Matthew Zwilling will be ordained as Transitional Deacons for the Diocese of Youngstown 10:30 a.m. today at the St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown. The three men will be ordained by Bishop George V. Murry. Following ordination, ...

Man arrested after threats to kill girlfriend

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WARREN — A New Castle man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend Thursday evening and telling dispatchers he will “make officers shoot him” was booked into the Trumbull County Jail Friday afternoon on felony charges of failure to comply and theft, according to jail records. Lashan ...

New plaques honor 9 tornado victims

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NILES — Two new plaques memorializing the nine people who died in the 1985 tornado were dedicated Friday on the 34th anniversary of the deadly event. The memorial was put up by Ralph Delserone, owner of Rapehael’s Beauty School at the Niles Park Plaza, which was destroyed in the ...

Ducks rescued from storm drain

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CORTLAND — The Cortland Police Department and Fire Department joined together Thursday to save nine baby ducklings. The officials saved the ducklings from a storm drain on Turquoise Drive. It is unknown how the duckings got in the drain, but it could have been the result of heavy rains ...

26 indicted by Trumbull County grand jury

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Tribune Chronicle WARREN — A Trumbull County grand jury indicted 26 people, including six secret indictments that will be unsealed when the indicted parties are arrested, according to a grand jury report. Those who were indicted are scheduled to appear 11 a.m. June 10 before Trumbull ...

Sat. 1:30 p.m.: Champion girls win state title – again

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AKRON - The Champion girls varsity softball team won its third consecutive state title today, defeating Cardington-Lincoln 5-0 at Akron Firestone Stadium. The Golden Flashes have won the Division III state championship six of the last nine years. The team finishes the season with a 29-2 ...

Property transfers

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Property transfers filed in Trumbull County May 23-29: Bazetta Stephanie Frances Mikouis to Cory J. and Rachel T. Knowlton, 2370 McCleary Jacoby, $180,000 Paul Bennett Bowers to Eric Lee and Marie Adams, 2264 Bianca Lane, $322,000 Braceville Vivian D. Bundy to Melvin R. Blake, 574 ...

Veteran gets Purple Heart posthumously

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WARREN — A veteran who gave his life during World War II was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously Thursday. Private First Class Joseph G. Chicko, 25, lost his life in a battle in France on July 4, 1944, said Cari Delgado, deputy director at the Trumbull County Veterans Services ...

Cortland Bancorp stock surges in trading Thursday

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Cortland Bancorp gained 90 cents in trading Thursday, closing at $24 per share. That is $1 more than where it started the week. First Niles Financial held steady at $7.75 per share, where it has remained since May 17.

Girard students complete drone class

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GIRARD — Fifty students, including several graduating seniors, completed a new cinematography class offered at Girard High School. Ashraf Hadi, engineering teacher, and Jamie Williams, fine arts teacher, co-taught the new course which is offered as a half-year credit class with plans to ...

Weathersfield trustee Gil Blair gets House seat

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WARREN — A Weathersfield trustee who works as a municipal court prosecutor was picked from several Democratic candidates to fill the vacant 63rd District Ohio House seat formerly held by Glenn Holmes. Gil Blair received news of the decision this week. “I was notified by the caucus and am ...

Contestants sought for Niles pageant

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NILES —The Niles Pageant Committee is currently accepting contestants for the annual Niles Pageant that will be 3 p.m. June 30 at the National McKinley Birthplace Museum, 40 N. Main St. Contestants will be assigned to the following age divisions: Little Miss Niles, ages 5-8; Junior ...

FTA adds new restrictions to county transit board

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WARREN — The Trumbull County Transit Board “failed to comply with federal requirements” and the Federal Transit Administration is adding new restrictions on the way the board’s administrator can withdraw federal funds, according to a letter from the federal agency to the board’s ...

Fire victims to be honored in Niles

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VIGIL PLANNED: A memorial vigil will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the safety service complex in Niles to honor Brad Crist, 54, and Jacob Crist, 15, who died in a fire at their home Monday. Family and friends have organized the vigil. OPEN HOUSE: Shepherd of the Valley in Howland, 4100 North River ...

717 Credit Union opens new branch in Warren

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WARREN — 717 Credit Union is expanding its footprint at its flagship location in Warren and furthering its reach into Mahoning County with a new branch, which is its third there. The ribbon was cut Thursday on the new 8,200-square-foot branch at 3185 Larchmont Ave. NE. It was needed ...

Historical Society welcomes pioneer aviator Earhart

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VIENNA — The Vienna Historical Society hosted Carol Starre-Kmiecik as Amelia Earhart for its featured speaker series this week. Starre-Kmiecik performed her one-woman show on Amelia Earhart from an original script to tell the pilot’s story. Starre-Kmiecik is an actress from Cleveland ...