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Girard

Police Blotters

Police activity reported Mar. 31-April 16: April 16, 12:54 p.m. — Disorderly conduct reported in the 600 block of North Avenue. April 15, 9 p.m. — Incident reported in the 500 block of East Liberty Street. 3:22 p.m. — Unauthorized use of a vehicle reported in the 900 block of ...

Newcomer challenges incumbent in Niles 1st Ward

Local News

NILES — First-term incumbent Patrick Joseph “P.J.” Kearney II is being challenged by political newcomer Doug Sollitto for the Democratic nomination for the Niles 1st Ward Council seat. Kearney, 48, a graduate of Niles McKinley High School and lifetime resident of the city, said his ...

Niles

Police Blotters

Police activity reported March 29-April 3: April 3, 9:48 p.m. — Intoxicated person reported at Robbins Avenue and Gilbert Avenue A white man with no shirt and no shoes was walking in the middle of the road, yelling. 7:09 p.m. — Suspicious activity reported at Hunter Street and Warren ...

Pet expo showcases animals and owners

Local News

NILES — Pets and people of all kinds are welcome at the Northeast Ohio Pet Expo at the former Super Kmart building at the Eastwood Mall complex. The event began Saturday and continues 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. “It’s all about the pets,” said Judi Henninger, the event coordinator. ...

Garage destroyed in Weathersfield

Local News

WEATHERSFIELD — A township garage was destroyed in a blaze Saturday evening in the 1500 block of Salt Springs Road. The fire was reported around 6:45 p.m. The garage, which is behind the home, is a total loss, according to firefighters. A damage estimate was not available. Salt Springs ...

Marriages license applications

Local News

Marriage applications granted in Trumbull County April 15 to 19 Levi J. Miller, 19, Orwell, and Elizabeth D. Miller, 24, Orwell Daniel J. Miller Jr., 23, West Farmington, and Katie R. Bontrager, 21, West Farmington Jasmine J. Crook, 24, McDonald, and William T. Robison III, 26, ...

Divorces and dissolutions

Local News

Divorces and dissolutions granted in Trumbull County April 13 to 20: DIVORCES BUSSEY, ASHLEY N. vs. BUSSEY, JEREMY D. MATEYKO JR., JAMES vs. MATEYKO, DEBRA L. BARBER, DEBRA A. vs. BARBER, KEITH A. WALLACE, SHANNON A. vs. WALLACE, BRADEN B. HAFELY, CHRISTOPHER M. vs. ...

1920: Mystery death of girl

Local News

99 years ago in 1920: • The body of a pretty 16-year-old Olive M. Thompson, a local eighth-grade school girl, was found by her brother on Dana Avenue. Mystery shrouded the reason for the tragedy and the police could not determine whether the girl was murdered or whether she committed ...

Tim Ryan qualifies for first Democratic presidential debate

Local News

WARREN — Presidential poll numbers for Congressman Timothy J. Ryan have risen to the point where he now qualifies to participate in the first Democratic National Committee presidential primary debate in late June. Ryan’s campaign announced the achievement Friday, stating the nine-term ...

Couple keeps print shop successful by staying flexible

Business

WARREN — A mix of the old and of the new — from a turn of the century letter press to a new digital press — is what Hal Mar Printing employs to stay relevant and meet customer needs. In addition to the early 1900s press that embosses, die cuts, perforates and scores, there are other ...

Cortland stock drops again

Business

After losing $2.11 in trading Thursday, Cortland Bancorp lost another $1.23 in trading Friday to close at $21.35 per share. First Niles Financial held steady to close again at $8.50 per share.

Irish tenor to return to St. Columba

Community News

YOUNGSTOWN — Irish tenor Emmet Cahill will make his third return appearance at St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave., with a concert at 7:30 p.m. May 5. Cahill is one of the lead singers of Celtic Thunder, and he last played at St. Columba for two Christmas shows in December 2016 and ...

Warren Township fire chief Schick retires

Local News

WARREN TOWNSHIP — Kenneth Schick retired this week as the longest-serving fire chief in Trumbull County after 44 years of service, including the past 22 years as chief in Warren Township. Schick, whose last day was Friday, gave his final fire report to township trustees at Tuesday’s ...

Local prison ministry thanks its supporters

Community News

WARREN — Seventeen years ago, Martha Conyer-Allen and the Rev. Walter Allen started Free Indeed Prison Ministries as a way to help those incarcerated get a second chance. The nonprofit, faith-based organization held a First Step Act Criminal Justice Reform symposium where it recognized and ...

Religion events

Community News

WOMEN’S WEEKEND: First Baptist Church of Braceville, 1300 Cedar St. SW, will present Kingdom Woman Fellowship annual women’s weekend 11 a.m. today and Sunday at the church. The theme is “Kingdom Women: Accepting the Assignment.” Keynote speaker today is Queenie Lathan of Restored Hope ...

Man guilty in arson-for-cash scheme

Local News

WARREN — On the day his jury trial was set to begin, a Warren man accused in an arson-for-cash scheme pleaded guilty to seven of eight charges. Daryl Evans of Warren withdrew a former plea of not guilty and agreed to a plea deal this week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern ...

National Day of Prayer events

Community News

Several National Day of Prayer events are set locally for Thursday: • PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Trumbull County Prayer Movement will hold the 68th annual National Day of Prayer 7 a.m. Thursday at the Jericho Center, 2878 Warren-Meadville Road. The event will include prayers for the nation and ...

Two candidates file late finance reports

Local News

WARREN — Two candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for elected offices in Niles and in Warren filed their campaign finance reports Friday, a day after they were required to do so. Steve Mientkiewicz, candidate for Niles mayor, and Greg Greathouse, candidate for Warren’s 3rd Ward ...

Are you a Light?

Community News

DEAR EDITOR: “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” — Matthew 5:14 People who are not committed to Jesus cannot see or experience Him. The only contact they have with Jesus is His life and truth that shine through His followers. This means for ...

Bail bondsman booked on charges

Local News

WARREN — A Warren man who works as a bail bondsman found himself behind bars Thursday night after police said he shot out the tire of a woman he was trying to apprehend. Stephen Simpson, 40, of Dunstan Drive NW, pleaded not guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge of discharging firearms ...