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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.

Fired Trumbull corrections officer returns to job

James D. Millik, accused of having improper communications with inmates, has been returned to his old job.

Trumbull meeting targets ways to encourage more drug-treatment options

Several of the front-line troops in the Trumbull County War on Drugs gave two judges, Warren’s mayor and about 20 others with ties to drug treatment an update Friday to help them debate new approaches to the problem, including more treatment options.

20 evictions averted by purchase of Warren apartment building

The 20 residents of the seven-story Reeves apartment building on West Market Street will no longer be evicted now that Chris Sikora has purchased the building at sheriff’s sale.

Warren woman arraigned on robbery charge

Dominique L. Rose, 21, of Third Street Southwest, was released from the Trumbull County jail after posting $15,000 bond on a robbery charge associated with her former employer.

Another co-defendant sentenced in Warren homicide, robbery

Another of the co-defendants convicted of participating in an April 7, 2014, robbery that resulted in the death of one victim and wounding of another was sentenced to seven years

Warren mayoral candidates take jabs at each other during debate

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Doug Franklin, Warren’s Democrat mayor, wanted to make a point about a major difference between him and independent candidate Dennis Blank at Tuesday’s mayoral debate at Warren G. Harding High School.

2011 Youngstown quake was impetus for multi-state study of injection-well seismicity

The 148-page report written by officials from 13 states affected by man-made earthquakes had its origins in the 4.0-magnitude New Year’s Eve 2011 Youngstown earthquake.

Warren killer of great uncle gets life in prison with no parole

Prosecutors have DNA evidence linking Marcus Honsaker to last November’s murder of his great-uncle, Donald Giovannone

Trumbull prosecutor again seeks to keep murderer Pompie Wade in prison

Pompie Wade, 62, originally from Nutwood Avenue in Howland, has spent 39 years in prison for killing Dominic Chiarella, 51, and injuring Fred Piersol, 23, at the Austin Beverage Center in December 1975.

Congressman Ryan believes port authority’s economic development team finally ready for action

Congressman says he has great hope for the work Anthony Trevena will do in the Mahoning Valley as new economic development director for the Western Reserve Port Authority

Commissioners hire administrator and grants manager for Trumbull Transit

Mark Hess will earn $65,000 to oversee the county’s public transportation service

Woman finds granddaughter dead on porch of vacant house

It was a horrible experience to find her granddaughter dead on the front porch of an abandoned house on Scott Street Northeast Wednesday afternoon, Judy McClellan said.

Appeals court orders resentencing in Trumbull criminal case

The judge who sentenced Joseph Daniel Jr. acknowledged his mistakes

Port authority approves contract with its new economic development director

The Western Reserve Port Authority approved the three-year, $90,000-per-year contract with Anthony Trevena

Niles also battling overdoses with 7 in 9 days

Sept. 10 marked the start of a deadly and dangerous surge in Trumbull County drug overdoses, but not just in Warren, where there were 12 in four days.

Warren officer gets positive reactions to ‘Raider Nation’ cruiser

When it comes to police cars, the image most departments expect is solid, predictable, uniform.

Trumbull prosecutor: Murder case shows how drugs and crime destroy lives

YOUNG Men convicted in murder case WERE USERS, sellers, prosecutor SAYS

While murder, robbery and felonious assault were the criminal charges that brought four young men and some of their girlfriends to the Trumbull County Courthouse a week ago for a murder trial, something else was really behind it.

Trumbull health board reaches agreement for new health commissioner

The board hired Frank Migliozzi, effective Jan. 1, at the end of the contract of health Commisioner James Enyeart.

Warren Capt. Gilmore gets suspended for using racial slur

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Janice Gilmore began serving the suspension Sept. 7 for calling a fellow captain a derogatory term.

Trumbull elections board names new director, deputy director

Alan Shaker, an 11-year elections board employee is the new deputy director. The former deputy director, Stephanie Penrose, moved to the director post.

Warren police say 12 people drug overdosed, three died, in last four days

Warren police report 12 people overdosed and 3 others died in recent days from suspected heroin

After personally reviving one overdose victim and learning that four or five other people had also overdosed Friday and two had died Thursday, Lt. Greg Hoso felt a public warning was needed.

Reported rapes in Warren on the rise

Reported rapes in Warren have risen each of the last two years, while homicides dropped this year, according to Warren Police Department statistics.

Former Boccieri chief of staff to get port authority post

Anthony Trevena’s duties, pay ‘up in the air’

Anthony Trevena will be officially hired to work for the Western Reserve Port Authority in the coming days and has started meeting people he will be working with, Port Authority Executive Director John Moliterno confirmed Thursday.

Testimony of two co-defendants in murder trial differ

Two men who said they were involved in a robbery that killed James Levels, 64, April 7, 2014, and wounded Lisa Prater, 39, on South Street Southeast testified Thursday against the man they say pulled the trigger.

Trumbull political chiefs team up to honor native president McKinley

The Republican and Democratic party chairmen for Trumbull County say where Niles-born 25th American president William McKinley is concerned, they are united.

Survivor of Warren robbery describes her friend’s death, her injuries

Two masked young males broke in demanding money and drugs, one of them with a gun

Former sports editor and coach admits some of his actions with female athletes were ‘inappropriate’

In an interview conducted in August 2014, Donald McCormack, agreed with a sheriff’s detective that his relationships with some of his players were “inappropriate.”

New walking trail at Leavittsburg park makes it a hidden jewel

It took determination for Lisa Collins to become an amateur grant writer. It took enthusiasm to inspire others to help her turn Johnson Community Center Park onto one of hidden jewels of Trumbull County.

Trumbull commissioners honor liver donor

The girl who received a part of his liver in a Pittsburgh hospital went home to live with her foster parents.

Seven of Sunday's ATV riders arraigned, released from jail

All seven of the people taken to jail Sunday after being charged with driving their off-road vehicles on Trumbull County roads were released from the jail

Jeff Goodman remains on ballot as independent candidate for Warren law director

Jeff Goodman will remain on the November 3 ballot as an independent candidate for Warren law director

State says it already has seismic data for next Vienna injection well

When Kleese Development Associates finishes drilling its newest Vienna brine injection well, the state will review the work and decide if the company can begin commercial injection

FBI takes DNA sample in probe of Warren auditor candidate

The FBI took a DNA sample Monday from Warren auditor candidate Anthony J. Natale Monday to determine whether Natale sent a white powder to a former employer’s address in Boardman in 2014 that led to a hazmat crew being deployed and an evacuation.

Eight Warren dispatchers plan to make move to county 911 system Sept. 9

All eight of the Warren Police Department’s current dispatchers are making the move to the Trumbull County 911 center when it begins handling Warren police calls Sept. 9.

Police had earlier questioned Roaming Shores man about missing Warren teen

Two Warren police detectives and other officers went to the state Route 6 home of James E. Brooks, 40, Aug. 8, looking for missing Warren teen Alesha Bell.

Investigation to determine whether remains belong to missing Warren teen

Authorities to do DNA tests to see if body is missing Warren teen

Alesha Bell has been missing since July 23

Akron Children’s Hospital reveals remodeled Warren office

The facility has been open more than a month

Grand jury indicts driver, not Weathersfield officer, in March traffic confrontation

A Trumbull County grand jury has indicted Edward Kitt, 61, of Weathersfield Township on misdemeanor charges but declined to indict a Weathersfield police officer

Aviation-maintenance school to invest $1.4 million at Youngstown-Warren airport

The Western Reserve Port Authority has authorized Dan Dickten, director of aviation, to work out the sale of Hangar 3.

Port authority approves financing for Poland Township assisted living facility


The Western Reserve Port Authority agreed Wednesday to provide capital-lease financing of up to $13 million for an 89-unit Briarfield Health Care Centers assisted living facility in Poland Township.

Southington water project will be rejected, Trumbull commissioner says

Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda says the proposed water project for Southington, Champion and Warren townships won’t be moving forward since a large percentage of the affected property owners oppose it.

FAA approval of Vienna drilling rig enables injection company to meet deadline

The Federal Aviation Administration gave permission for Kleese Development Associates to erect a drilling rig on state Route 193 just south of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

State hopes to release guidance document on injection wells as early as next month

Weathersfield well stays closed as state tries to catch up with oil & gas industry

The 27-page decision that keeps a brine injection well closed just north of Niles describes a broader effort by the state to better understand and regulate Ohio brine injection wells.

Former top athlete now getting another type of attention — from police

Arbie D. Murray put up some impressive numbers when he was a senior basketball player at Howland High School in 2013.

Trumbull coroner recognized for statewide honor

Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk receives the highest award given by the Ohio State Coroner’s Association.

Potential candidate for Warren law director cites irrelevant questions about residency

Atty. Jeffrey Goodman is representing himself against complaints that his campaign petitions for Warren law director were misleading



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