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Vista Windows suing ex-customer

Local News

WARREN — The out-of-business Vista Window Company, which faces a potential class action lawsuit by former employees who said they weren’t given enough notice of the company’s closure, is suing a Michigan company for nearly $250,000, according to a lawsuit filed in Trumbull County ...

Weathersfield OKs teachers’ pact

Local News

WEATHERSFIELD — The Weathersfield Board of Education on Monday approved a new three-year contract with the district’s teachers’ union, which represents 64 teachers. Superintendent Damon Dohar said the new agreement is effective July 15, 2019 to July 14, 2022, and includes a 2 percent ...

Hubbard plans sanitary sewers

Local News

HUBBARD — Hubbard city council soon will seek bids to replace a sanitary sewer off Erie Street to improve water flow. Mayor John Darko said council on Monday began discussions on the project, which involves replacing the sanitary line on Erie Street between Jones and Taylor Street. He ...

Bristol inspector receives raise

Local News

BRISTOL — Township trustees on Tuesday approved increasing zoning inspector Ellen Gordon’s pay by $400 from $3,600 to $4,000 per year. Also in its regular meeting, Gordon told trustees about nuisance complaints for properties with junk vehicles. Trustees also announced the township ...

Brookfield school damage likely to top $40K

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BROOKFIELD — Students were scheduled to return to class today after the Brookfield school building was closed Monday to repair significant damage in the elementary and middle school wings caused when two sprinkler pipes burst Saturday. Brookfield Superintendent Velina Jo Taylor estimates ...

Some local gas prices below northeast Ohio average

Business

WARREN — Gas prices in the Youngstown-Warren area are 2 cents less than the average across northeast Ohio, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Motorists in the area are paying $2.08 per gallon compared to the average of $2.10 across the region. In Niles, the average cost per ...

Children prepare for kindergarten

Community News

NILES — Getting ready for kindergarten is not just a big step for children, but for parents as well. To help with that transition, 19 school districts and 38 local agencies came together to help families at the fifth annual Kindergarten Transition Fair at the Eastwood Mall. Desiree ...

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Police Blotters

Police activity reported Jan. 1-31, 2019: Jan. 31, 7:26 p.m. — Civil complaint reported at 1120 Annabelle Ave. after someone needed to take a photo of a vehicle needing to be fixed but it was under a tarp because of the weather. 5:25 p.m. — Neighbor dispute reported at 309 Hayes Ave. ...

Vienna trustees to meet with police officer

Local News

VIENNA — Township trustees have scheduled a hearing March 4 with Michael Sheehy concerning his future with the police department. It’s expected the meeting will be held in executive session unless Sheehy requests the hearing be conducted publicly, trustees said. On Monday, residents ...

Library hosts STEAM night

Community News

FAMILY EVENT: A Family STEAM Night will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library with newest technology. Children in kindergarten to sixth grade and their parents can take part in hands-on activities with codeable robots and snap circuits. Registration is ...

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Police Blotters

Police activity reported Jan. 17-31, 2019: Jan. 31, 11:22 p.m. — Disturbance reported in the 7900 block of Wayland Avenue. 7:14 p.m. — Emergency medical services call reported in the 6500 block of Elm Street. Jan. 29, 9:21 p.m. — Truck in ditch reported in the 7900 block of state ...

GM starts white-collar layoffs this week

Local News

WARREN — General Motors will begin this week to lay off about 4,300 white-collar workers worldwide, but the automaker is keeping close to the vest if employees at the plant in Lordstown will be affected. The company in November announced it wanted to cut 8,000 salaried and contract workers ...

Newton Falls considers bed tax

Local News

NEWTON FALLS — The village is looking into imposing a bed tax on three hotels that were annexed into the area about a year ago. Council had first reading on an ordinance that would impose a 3 percent transient guest excise tax, also known as a “bed tax,” on the Holiday Inn Express, ...

Plowing impossible on some roads in Brookfield

Local News

BROOKFIELD — Because of damage to road department equipment on what are classified as “unaccepted dedicated” dirt roads, the township may no longer plow them. Road superintendent Jamie Fredenburg told residents and township officials Monday that 22 roads and parts of other roadways in ...

County transit seeking bids on contract

Local News

WARREN — New specifications for the county’s transportation contract, which is open to bidders beginning this week, show the new contract will give the administration of the Trumbull County Transit System the authority to dock the contractor if the service doesn’t meet certain standards ...

2 bodies identified; 1 death ‘questionable’

Local News

WARREN — Investigators are probing the deaths of two local men whose bodies were found on two consecutive days in the city. At least one of the deaths has been described as “questionable.” Police on Monday released the identity of Joseph C. Nall, 50, formerly of 184 Laird Ave. NE, who ...

Age, cold trigger water line breaks

Local News

WARREN — The water main break that caused the city to cut a giant hole in the center of East Market Street on Monday was only one of at least 16 breaks citywide in the last two weeks. Warren Public Utilities Director Franco Lucarelli said the city experienced seven water main breaks on ...

One-time bar owner gets 1 year

Local News

WARREN — A man whose arrest led to his wife losing a job as a records clerk at the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office was sentenced Monday to one year behind bars by Judge Peter J. Kontos. Chester Adams, 39, pleaded guilty in December to nine counts of trafficking cocaine, according to ...

Local UAW chief reaches out to Trump

Local News

To read the letter, click here. WARREN — The local United Auto Workers president has again reached out to President Donald Trump to ask for his help to save General Motors Lordstown and to remind the Republican of his 2016 campaign promise to keep Americans working. “Your campaign ...