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Ed Runyan

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Semi-annual reports show two candidates for Trumbull sheriff having similar campaign accounts

Howland Police Chief Paul Monroe and Sheriff Thomas Altiere are pretty even in the 2016 race for Trumbull County sheriff — at least in terms of campaign money.

Hearing addresses whether statements in shooting should be suppressed

A judge heard testimony to determine whether statements Allen L. Elkins IV purportedly made to a detective should be suppressed from trial.

Organization has Warren birthday party for Medicare

More than 52 million Americans rely on Medicare to pay for doctor visits, prescriptions, emergency room visits and other healthcare benefits.

Protest claims attorney should not be allowed to run as independent for Warren law director

The Trumbull County Board of Elections will meet Aug. 12 to hear a protest of the independent candidacy of Jeffrey Goodman for Warren law director

Two Trumbull hostage-takers gets additional 7 years in prison

Kevin T. Johns of Cincinnati and Richard Ware of Warren participated in a 2014 hostage-taking at the county jail

Cleveland developer hoping to bring shipping-container house to Warren

House made of shipping containers proposed for vacant lot in Warren

Is Warren ready for one of the more modern ideas in housing — the cargo-shipping container house?

Tree-killing bug hits Champion park especially hard

Lethal Beetle

As the emerald ash borer has made its steady death march across Trumbull County in recent years, it has feasted on ash trees, eating them from the inside out.

Testimony begins in murder case

Liberty man was shot on South Avenue

Trumbull prosecutor releases video of shootout that killed Niles man in 2013

Surveillance videos from two cameras provide some good clues as to how the Oct. 26, 2013, shooting death of Richard Rollison IV unfolded.

Plea leaves many questions about 2013 Warren murder unanswered

TaShawn Walker will spend 17 years in prison

Warren man gives up to police after four-hour standoff

A four-hour standoff involving a man barricade in his Southern Boulevard Northwest home ended peacefully

Trumbull prosecutor opposes parole for killer Joseph Dudley

Joseph M. Dudley, 56, who is serving a life prison sentence for killing William Peterson, 45, Dec. 12, 1992, in Howland Township.

Completion of airline sale could help launch daily air service at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport

The sale might clear the way to start daily air service at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

Liberty Township financial woes continue with release of state audit

The continuation of the township’s fiscal-caution designation from the Ohio Auditor’s Office announced Monday is just part of the bad news for the townshp’s finances.

Fair Board director promotes opportunities for non-farm kids to enjoy working with animals

Fair Board director promotes opportunities for non-farm kids to enjoy working with animals

Cortland dust-up: ‘Adam and Steve’ message in front of church leads to hundreds of comments on Facebook

The pastor of First Church of God says he didn’t imagine that the message would cause the kind of stir that it did.

Railroad club happy to expand its reach to wider audience at Trumbull County Fair

Andrew Fitch of Austintown remembers how excited he got when he was a boy growing up in Salem and hearing a train coming down the tracks

Warren designation among eight cleanup projects funded with U.S. grant

One of the final projects being carried out with the money from a $600,000 U.S. EPA grant

Attorneys for Danny Lee Hill say special prosecutor should handle question of new trial

Attorneys for convicted murderer Danny Lee Hill say the Trumbull County prosecutor’s office should be replaced with a special prosecutor as Hill’s attorneys ask a visiting judge to grant Hill a new trial.

Defendant’s attorney asks that murder trial be moved out of Trumbull County

The defense team representing a Texas man charged with a 2013 shooting death asked that certain information be kept from a jury.

Trumbull County Probate Court starts veterans assistance program

Trumbull County Probate Court has started a Veterans Assistance Program.

Trumbull County Fair does more than entertain

The 169th Trumbull County Fair opens Tuesday and runs through Sunday

From opening day on Tuesday to the final fireworks July 19, the Trumbull County Fair is a ‘showcase for the creative skills of people of all ages’

Trumbull 4-Hers will have to rely on descriptions for their poultry projects

Because of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s ban on displays of live birds at county fairs in the state this year, Trumbull County 4-H members will have to rely more on their powers of description.

Federal ruling leaves open possibility Warren murderer could escape death penalty

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court in Cincinnati has ruled that one of two Warren-based courts must re-assess its conclusions

Niles-McDonald to be reunited Aug. 1 with reopening of Olive Street bridge

It’s been about six years since motorists were able to drive between Niles and McDonald using the Olive Street Bridge, but that shortcut will be back Aug. 1.

Trumbull prosecutor asks that North Bloomfield killer remain in prison

Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins has asked the Ohio Parole Board to refuse parole for Robert Williams

Warren patrolman, two other drivers, injured in rear-end collision involving four cars

Three people, including a Warren police officer, were treated at local hospitals after their cars were involved in a crash

Moliterno says the closing of company no reflection on ability to run port authority

With his long list of volunteer, government, and private-industry credentials, John Moliterno would seem to be the perfect fit to lead the Western Reserve Port Authority

Trumbull sheriff's office terminates corrections officer

A corrections officer at the Trumbull County jail has been fired following an investigation into his prescription drug use.

Man who gave part of liver to little girl has some good karma coming his way

Life has been anything but normal since David Denovchek of Niles donated part of his liver to a little girl May 27, potentially saving her life.

Port authority hires Moliterno executive director, decides against hiring second person

John Moliterno had been serving as the authority’s interim executive director

Trumbull commissioners call on governor to freeze issuance of permits for additional injection wells

Seek to freeze the issuance of injection well permits for three years

Trumbull coroner’s statistics back up theory about fentanyl arrival in Trumbull County

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Arrival of the prescription drug fentanyl has contributed to the spike in Trumbull overdose deaths

Trumbull, Ashtabula township associations vote to ask Ohio Township Association for help

The Trumbull and Ashtabula counties township associations have taken their fight to increase protections for land owners near brine-injection wells to the next level.

State budget likely to contain funding cuts for townships and other government bodies.

Boardman, Howland officials: Phasing out tax will hurt

State budget likely to contain funding cuts for townships and other government bodies.

Western Reserve Port Authority narrows search to two for executive director

The authority board will interview the finalists Wednesday in hopes of making a final selection.

Two men face charges in argument outside Liberty Walmart

Jermaine D. Phipps, 43, of Liberty, was arraigned Wednesday related to an argument in the Walmart parking lot that resulted in a car crash.

Brother of man killed in Warren officer-involved shooting death charged with weapons offense

Older brother was killed in 2013 in police shooting

Tre Vaughn Walker also faces charges of shooting into a habitation in May

Trumbull prosecutor opposes parole for man convicted in Warren murder, burglary

Trumbull County Prosector Dennis Watkins has written a letter urging the parole board to keep Christopher W. Daniel in prison.

Ohio Oil and Gas Commission not finished deciding whether to reopen Weathersfield injection well

The Ohio Oil and Gas Commission met Thursday and “continued deliberations” about two brine injection wells in Weathersfield Township

Trumbull jail corrections officer placed on paid leave

Probe centers on use of prescription drug

Pending completion of an internal-affairs investigation into whether he violated departmental policies relating to prescription-drug use

Trumbull official says sections of sewer in Farmdale will need to be ‘replaced in their entirety’

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Randy Smith, Trumbull County’s highway and sanitary engineer, told the county commissioners Wednesday that about 800 feet of the sewers constructed in the Farmdale area will need to be torn out and ‘replaced in their entirety.’

New segment of Trumbull bike trail dedicated to Paul Heltzel

A dozen or so people gathered on the new segment of the Western Reserve Greenway to dedicate it to Commissioner Paul Heltzel, who died last June.

Warren police release video of officer as he shoots Warren man

Warren police release video of officer as he shoots Warren man

Warren woman and man she’s accused of killing have history of domestic violence

Teajuanna J. McKinnon, 37, and the boyfriend she’s accused of shooting to death on Saturday have a history of domestic violence.

Tom Letson announces run for state senator to replace Capri Cafaro in 2016

Former state Rep. Thomas Letson announced he will run in 2016 for state senator for the 32nd District.

Driver in Liberty fatal crash tells authorities he had prescription for drug in his system

A sergeant with the Ohio State Highway Patrol says the man who struck and killed a pedestrian on Belmont Avenue in January has told an investigator he did have a valid prescription for a drug found in his system at the time of the crash.

Investigators questioned fired Trumbull officer’s ties to hostage-taking inmate

Joe Lynn, the corrections officer taken hostage for several hours April 23, 2014, by three inmates in an isolation pod in the Trumbull County jail, said he was not real happy with a fellow corrections officer in the months after it happened because of the other officer’s slow response to his being taken hostage.

Newly promoted achiever Bob Davis helps kick off Warren festival

If Warren needed an example of how African Americans can achieve, it need look no farther than longtime Warren Water Department Director Bob Davis.

Lordstown power plant projected to have $1.45 billion impact, its president says


The president of Clean Energy Future revealed a few more eye-popping facts Wednesday as the Trumbull County commissioners approved a 100 percent, 15-year tax abatement for the natural-gas-fueled power plant the company plans to start building this October in the Lordstown Industrial Park on Henn Parkway in Lordstown.



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