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‘Hidden’ stone bridge under Western Reserve Greenway is historic gem, Bristol Township neighbors say

‘Hidden’ stone bridge under Western Reserve Greenway is historic gem, Bristol Township neighbors say

Warren man indicted on four break-in charges, accused of many others

Man is accused of committing as many as 20 break-ins

Former Niles church employee pleads guilty to theft of $97,000

The former maintenance supervisor at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Niles pleaded guilty Wednesday to grand theft for stealing $97,000 from the church between 2007 and 2014.

Mentally ill killer committed to psychiatric hospital, possibly for life

Royce Honaker, 63, who killed his wife, Donna, July 31, 2012, at their Southington Township home, is a mentally ill person who must be committed to a state mental hospital, a judge has ruled.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown outlined legislation to improve programs for homeless veterans and their families

News conference was at the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority offices

Niles boy, 16, to be tried as adult in killing of elderly neighbor

niles boy’s case headed to grand jury

Jacob Larosa, 16, of Niles has a ‘lengthy history of behavior issues extending back to early childhood,’ Judge Sandra Stabile Harwood said Monday.

Liberty Township rapist due for parole hearing in December

Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins is again opposing the release from prison of Marlon R. Chattman, 59, who abducted an 18-year-old high school student from the Liberty Plaza parking lot in 1990 and raped her.

Mural unveiled in Warren’s Garden District

Artist helps unveil mural in Warren’s Garden District

Warren native Amy Novelli lived long enough in New York City know that neighborhoods can change dramatically depending on what people want at any given time.

Trumbull grand jury to hear charges against 5 arrested on turnpike

Topic of men’s citizenship came up twice at Thursday’s hearing

The topic of their citizenship came up twice at Thursday’s hearing.

Charge against pastor who killed dog dropped, owner vows ‘It’s not over.’

The misdemeanor criminal charge filed against a pastor after he shot and killed his neighbor’s dog Oct. 24 in Vienna Township was dismissed Wednesday

Port Authority celebrates ‘lightning fast’ work on financing deal for YSU project

Board approved a financing deal that came together in less than two months.

Hearing for Jacob Larosa began Monday in Trumbull Juvenile Court

A hearing to determine whether Jacob Larosa, 15, will be tried as an adult in the killing his elderly neighbor March 31 in her Cherry Street Niles home, started Monday in Trumbull County Juvenile Court. It will last up to four days.

County unveils potential water project for West Farmington, Southington and other areas

Commissioners announce a water project dubbed “Blueprint to Prosperity” that could serve hundreds of customers

State officials say Kleese Development failed to construct proper containment liner

State officials say Kleese Development failed to construct proper containment liner

'Blended' family bliss

Christopher Markovich gets ready to celebrate after he was adopted by Todd and Jodi Markovich of Niles.

Critic of tax hike hopes Trumbull officials resist temptation to spend

One of the people who publicly opposed a proposal by Trumbull County officials last spring for an to raise the county sales tax said he hopes county officials will resist the temptation to use a recent windfall.

Trumbull judge rules Royce Honaker not guilty by reason of insanity

Royce Honaker, 63, was found not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday in the July 31, 2012, killing of his wife, Donna, at their Southington home.

Vienna pastor’s court date now Nov. 18

Pastor David W. Murphy of Vienna, who was charged with misdemeanor injuring-animals after shooting a neighbor’s black Labrador retriever Oct. 24, was arraigned in Girard Municipal Court Nov. 2.

Trumbull murder trial testimony lasts less than an hour

A murder trial wrapped up testimony in less than one hour Monday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, while another trial got started.

Trumbull commissioners diverting millions to general fund on state auditor’s advice

general fund gets boost

The Trumbull County commissioners have diverted about $2 million since August from its health-insurance fund and plan to continue diverting about $1 million per month into the general fund for several more months.

1 man dead, another injured by gunfire at Trumbull Homes

One man was killed and another injured by gunfire late Thursday at the Trumbull Homes apartments, but police are not saying yet whether the two shot each other.

2000 Howland graduate found shot to death in South Carolina

Johnathan C. Cherol, 33, a 2000 graduate of Howland High School, was found shot to death last week at his home in Bluffton.

Examination reveals beauty and cost of 'hidden' bridge under Western Reserve Greenway

Trumbull parks official discovers historic arch below Greenway trail

A gap was noticed beside a post along side the Western Reserve Greenway hike and bike trail , then investigated

Visiting judge sets hearing in Akron to decide whether Warren killer gets to ask for new trial

Visiting judge sets hearing in Akron to decide whether Danny Lee Hill gets to ask for new trial

Ground broken for $10.6 million Warren senior-citizen housing complex

Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority broke ground on Parkman Landing, a $10.6 million senior housing complex

Warren detective calls video of Warren girl being ‘slammed’ by school official ‘disturbing’

Video shows student, 11, being ‘slammed into a door’

A detective described as ‘disturbing’ a video that shows a girl, 11, being ‘slammed into a door’ by a staff member of the STEAM Academy

Owner of dog shot by neighbor says he should resign as pastor

Owner of dog shot by neighbor says he should resign as pastor

Impoverished Cuba ranks high in literacy and health, visitors say

Local elected officials and business leaders who traveled to Cuba two weeks ago learned that the the people of the impoverished nation of 11 million have a remarkably high literacy rate and quality of health care.

Howland superintendent says reorganization will ‘homogenize’ district

Several officials from Howland Local Schools unveiled a reorganization plan Wednesday that Superintendent Kevin Spicher says is intended to “homogenize” the district’s four elementary schools.

Cortland man charged with impersonating police officer

Cortland man charged after walking into businesses wearing a gun belt holding a handgun and telling employees he’s looking for a dangerous criminal.

Two Warren men arrested and arraigned on separate felonious assault charges

Two Warren men arrested and arraigned on separate felonious assault charges

Man's 'fascination' with marijuana went up in flames on Budd Street in Masury

Firefighters purportedly found 25 marijuana plants in basement

Trumbull prosecutor: Man who raped, infected and injured daughter should stay in prison

Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins continues to oppose parole for David Lockney, 59, who has been in prison 28 years for the “horrific injury and suffering” of his daughter, who he repeatedly raped when she was 6 and 7 years old in 1986 and 1987.

New port authority economic-development director sees easy opportunities to change perceptions

Director Trevena sees ‘low-hanging fruit’ opportunities for companies to use financing services he and a port authority consultant can provide.

Three men arrested Tuesday in Warren now face federal drug charges

Men charged with intent to distribute 25 pounds of cocaine

The three men arrested Wednesday for purportedly possessing 25 pounds of cocaine in Warren are now charged federally with offenses that could produce long prison sentences.

Board denies parole

Board denies parole WARREN Pompie Wade, 62, who has spent 39 years in prison for killing Dominic

Trumbull officials discuss countywide demolition program using surplus military equipment

Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith presented a plan to carry out low-cost demolitions to help eliminate blight

Cause of fatal trailer fire under investigation; home had no smoke detectors

Investigators are sifting through the decimated remains of the mobile home at 80 King’s Drive in Blue Water Manor

Fact check: Only Warren homicides have dropped, not all violent crime


In a recent interview with the Vindicator and at a public speaking engagement, Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, a Democrat running for re-election on the Nov. 3 ballot, claimed that violent crime in Warren has dropped by 80 percent since he became mayor in 2012.

Speaker: Domestic violence can affect unborn child

Barbara Oehlberg, a child-trauma consultant and author, said a child whose caregiver is stressed by the trauma of domestic violence passes that stress on to a child.

Trumbull County voters will decide 3 renewal levies

Trumbull Countywide renewal levies on ballot are for senior citizens, chiildren and the developmentally disabled

Incumbent Warren mayor faces challenge from retired publishing executive

Franklin trades barbs with Blank

Incumbent Warren mayor faces challenge from retired publishing executive

Warren native looking to bring L.A. company to former Packard site

Location could become Auto Parkit headquarters

Christopher Alan, a 1980 graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School, described his vision for reusing the Packard space.

Life returning to normal for family rocked by toddler’s disappearance

The story of Rainn going missing for 48 hours made news as far away as England

Warren, Trumbull cooperate to raze house where woman died

Fast action demolishes Warren site of woman's death

Entities will work together to bring down Warren site of tragedy

Entities will work together to bring down Warren site of tragedy

Recovered Bloomfield toddler ‘doing very well,’ sheriff says


Sheriff Thomas Altiere said he’s been told Rainn Peterson, the toddler found Sunday evening after going missing two days from her North Bloomfield home, is “doing very well, a little dehydrated.”

NILES | Income tax

A proposed 0.25 percent increase in the Niles income-tax rate is on the Nov. 3 ballot. The city

Niles asking for additional quarter percent income tax to help with deficits

Niles is counting on the $900,000-per-year increase in revenue that would result from the 0.25 percent income tax increase to help it recover from its budget deficits.

Trumbull County terminates two contracts with Marucci and Gaffney, files suit

The Trumbull County commissioners have terminated contracts with Youngstown company Marucci & Gaffney for sewer projects the company constructed in Kinsman and Vienna townships and filed a lawsuit in common pleas court.



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