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Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Guests scheduled to appear from 8 a.m. to noon today on “Brainfood from the Heartland” with Louie B. Free on Vindy Talk Radio are Rosetta Carter, executive director and lead organizer for the Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods (ACTION); Liberty Merrill, land reuse director, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., who will talk about YNDC’s Iron Roots Urban Farm; and the Jersey Girls, Sept. 11, 2001, advocates.

Church accepting King Food orders


New Hope UM Church, 21 Fairview Ave., is accepting orders for King Foods with cash, check, money order, or EBT card from 11 a.m. to noon Monday.

Orders will also be taken at Niles Community Services from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Box prices range from $25 to $45. There are no income restrictions or guidelines.

Mail orders will be accepted with payment by Friday. Send payment to New Hope UM Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles, OH 44446 made out to New Hope UM Church. To receive a receipt, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Online credit-card orders will be taken through 10 a.m. Wednesday. To order online, visit For updates, visit the Facebook page at

Improvements set


Significant improvements are scheduled for the North River Road-North Road intersection in Howland Township during summer 2018.

Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith announced this week a project that includes construction of left-turn lanes at all four approaches to the intersection and traffic-signal upgrades.

During construction, a minimum of one lane of traffic will be maintained along North Road and North River Road.

Anyone with questions is asked to call Gary Shaffer at the county engineer’s office at 330-675-2640.

Federal grand jury indicts Mercer man


A federal grand jury has indicted a Mercer, Pa., man on charges that he enticed and traveled with the intent of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, the U.S. Attorney said.

Carmen J. Sagnimeni, 38, knowingly used a cellular phone with Internet connectivity to attempt to coerce an underage girl to engage in illegal sexual activity with him, the U.S. Attorney said.

The indictment also charges that on Dec. 15, 2016, Sagnimeni knowingly traveled from Pennsylvania to Ohio for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a 15 year-old girl.

This case was investigated by the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations.

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