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Cleveland sober facilities have worked for many Trumbull County addicts

“I still get high today, and it’s free — when their eyes are shining and their families care and get those hugs, that’s my high,” said Marty Taft, director of operations at the Ed Keating Center in Cleveland.

Woman with Warren ties survived Nepal earthquake thanks to selflessness of people of Tsum Valley

Donna Tolley and the 17 other massage therapists from 12 countries she traveled with in Nepal starting in April went to the South Asian country planning to hike and offer therapeutic massage to the people of the high Himalayan villages.

Niles man donating part of liver needs a little help too

In addition to giving up 20 percent of the left lobe of his liver to a gravely ill child, David Denovchek, 28, of Niles, will also give up his own short-term health.

Oil ‘overspilled’ from tank in Vienna, commissioner says

There were no leaks in the holding tanks or liner at the Kleese Development Associates injection-well facility in Vienna

The Western Reserve Port Authority has awarded a contract of $4,587,000 to Kirila Contractors of Brookfield to make improvements to the Midfield Taxiway at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

The Western Reserve Port Authority has awarded a contract of $4,587,000 to Kirila Contractors of Brookfield to make improvements to the Midfield Taxiway at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

People from several counties speak out on changes they seek to injection laws

Meeting was intended to bring clout to the counties that have experienced the ill effects of brine injection wells.

Port authority begins to evaluate candidates for executive director

Discussed the merits of the eight candidates for the authority’s executive director position.

Champion training center for police, fire, other first responders getting closer

The training institute would be built on 60 acres provided by Kent State University at Trumbull.

7 men apply to be executive director of port authority

Seven men submitted applications by Friday’s deadline to become executive director of the Western Reserve Port Authority, including one attorney and two current airport executives.

Leavittsburg man says 'just screwing around' when shot cousin to death

Jesse A. Hayes, 15, a student at Parma High School, died Monday afternoon in Cleveland MetroHealth Hospital, where he had been flown for treatment of a shotgun wound to the head.

Warren Shield nets about 60 arrests, filling jail and Warren Municipal Court docket but not treatment facilities

48-hour Warren Shield nets about 60 arrests

A flood of police officers made about 600 traffic stops in the Warren area Friday morning through Sunday morning and made about 60 arrests

State, local, US authorities fan out in Warren area for drug sting

State, local, US authorities fan out in Warren area FOR drug sting

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN More than 100 Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and

Trumbull judge questions woman scheduled to testify against husband in murder case

Judge Peter Kontos of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court held a hearing Friday to begin to determine whether the wife of a man charged with murder will testify in his trial, set for Sept. 8.

Trumbull corrections officers get pay increases of $1.15 per hour over 3 years

Sixty-four corrections officers at the Trumbull County jail will receive base pay increases averaging 38 cents per hour for three years retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014.

Garrettsville man sentenced to 10 years in prison for having sex with girl throughout last summer

David E. White of Garrettsville will spend the next 10 years in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old Garresttsville runaway at a Southington campground throughout last summer.

Funds will let Trumbull land bank demolish 75 more homes

Trumbull Land Bank to demolish another 75 homes with additional funding

Warren police investigate two Friday-night gas station robberies

Police today continued to investigate two robberies 10 minutes apart from each other Friday night at two Warren gas stations, one of which injured two to three people.

Former Warren educator Albert Rich honored posthumously with Bronze Star Medal

Atty. Gary Rich hoped he would be able to honor his father, Albert Rich, with the Bronze Star Medal his father earned while serving during World War II.

Girard judge steps up effort to address drug addiction and overdose deaths

A young man on probation in his court had died from a heroin overdose

Judge opens records in Larosa murder case, closes next hearing

Closed proceeding to determine if 15-year-old will be tried as adult in death of neighbor, 94

Hearing in June will determine whether Larosa will be tried as an adult

The city’s administrative assistant purchasing coordinator accused of failing to pay city income taxes

The city’s administrative assistant purchasing coordinator accused of failing to pay city income taxes

Warren attorney placed on one year of probation for violations

Warren attorney Nancy Yakubek has been placed on one year of monitored probation

Attorney for Trumbull County says sewer contractor may have committed fraud

Attorney for Trumbull County says sewer contractor may have committed fraud

Trumbull judge hears arguments for and against opening records in juvenile’s murder case

Judge Sandra Stabile Harwood will decide soon whether to keep the records in Larosa’s murder case closed to the public.

Former Niles treasury clerk ordered to serve six months in county jail, repay $142,772

Phyllis J. Wilson, who stole $142,772 over 4 1/2 years as Niles assistant treasurer, to serve six months in the Trumbull County jail.

Former Howland security company owner sentenced to 90 days in jail for forgery and failing to pay $268,179 to state

Jailed for failing to pay Ohio sales taxes and Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation payments, forging documents and tampering with records

Farrell killer sentenced to at least 70 years in Michigan rape and robbery

Shawn Jarett served a 30-year prison term in Pennsylvania for a 1982 murder

Trumbull coroner, national drug-abuse adviser focus on deaths, recovery

Death toll likely 43 so far this year, coroner reports

More than 200 substance abuse professionals and others turned out for the day-long Alliance for Substance Abuse Opiate Summit

Port authority planning committee to review executive director applications May 12

The next meeting is tentatively set for 10:30 a.m. May 12 at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport

Tuesday hearing will address records in Jacob Larosa murder case

Tuesday’s proceeding will address records in murder case

One judge will handle the juvenile court case involving Jacob Larosa of Niles and the public-records matter involving his aggravated murder charge.

Warren to install cameras to nab trash dumpers

The city is purchasing four video surveillance cameras to catch people making a mess by dumping trash in areas such as the bike trail

Vienna trustee seeks commissioners' support in quest for info on oil spill

Wants the Ohio Department of Natural Resources fully explain what caused the spill of 2,000 gallons of oil

Trumbull getting 1st cable median rails to prevent crossover crashes on bypass

A cable median rail is like a guardrail, but it goes in the median and makes use of high-tension cables

Trumbull engineer plans to switch to new salt-buying consortium

The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office is planning to use a different consortium to buy most of its road salt for next winter

Councilman proposes reducing number of ward council members by three

Councilman John Brown Jr., says he expects opposition from fellow council members

Mexican exchange student returns to his American family 39 years later

Ignacio del Ricon, a foreign-exchange student from Mexico, was only supposed to stay with the John and Rose Makosky family of Champion four months in 1975

County officials say Kleese family ran ‘improper’ waterlines to their properties

County officials say Kleese family ran ‘improper’ waterlines

No decision on whether records will be open for Niles murder case

Attorneys discuss whether documents filed in juvenile’s aggravated murder case will be open to the public, but no decision was rendered

Attorneys at odds over access in murder case against Niles boy

Filings in juvenile court in the aggravated murder case of Jacob Larosa, 15, should be treated as public records, Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins said

Trumbull officials hear from public on proposed sales-tax increase

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The Trumbull County commissioners showed a map at a public hearing Wednesday showing Trumbull County being among only 22 Ohio counties out of 88 with a sales tax rate of 6.75 percent or lower.

Port Authority approves new strategic plan, prepares for hiring of permanent director

The Western Reserve Port Authority has approved its new strategic plan

Cortland voters to be asked for additional money for schools, police

Cortland voters to be asked for additional money for schools, police

Adventure, history draw members of Tri-County Metal Detecting Club

To three local members of the Tri-County Metal Detecting Club, the hobby of metal detecting appeals to their sense of adventure and desire to help others.

Rape charges added in murder case against Niles boy

15-year-old accused of attempted rape in death of 94-year-old neighbor

He also faces aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.

Trumbull MetroParks to allow food vendors on Greenway

The people running the Trumbull County MetroParks believe they can make the experience of biking or walking the Western Reserve Greenway or using other MetroParks more enjoyable if they allow vendors to operate food trucks there.

Initial notification indicates water well samples from oil spill area ‘look good’

They will receive another call later Wednesday with additional information

Vienna residents awaiting answers on tested water

Vienna residents apparently will wait until today to learn about tested water

Investigation finds no ‘no criminal intent’ by candidate for Warren auditor

The Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office has advised the Trumbull County Board of Elections that it has found ‘no criminal intent’ on the part of a candidate for Warren auditor relating to an invalid signature on his candidate petition.

Hundreds turn out to learn about water quality, testing at site of Vienna oil spill

State, local officials tell hundreds at meeting quality of water is uncertain

Water within a half mile of the spill was being tested Monday and rushed to a Columbus lab.

Rape Crisis Team observes teal ribbon day today to support victims of sexual assaults

Fifth-annual teal ribbon day today to bring greater awareness to sexual assaults in the community



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