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Police chief says drug busts help target crimes

The bust was on Deerfield Avenue Southwest.

Warrant issued for Warren man in shooting incident

Terrell Allen, 22, of Commerce Avenue Northwest, brother of another recent shooting victim, sought in connection with gunfire that injured three men

Trumbull jury recommends death for murderer David Martin

Judge Andrew Logan will sentence Martin on Wednesday.

Increasingly, Ohio juries choosing life in prison instead of death

Sentencing phase begins for Trumbull Co. killer

Juries will choose death under certain circumstances

100 interviewed in sexual abuse probe of ex-coach, -editor

100 are interviewed in investigation; ex-editor faces 4 felony charges

The allegations of child sexual assault involves a former Jefferson Area Schools coach.

Earlier Weathersfield quake accompanied increase in pressure at well

In addition to the 2.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the American Water Management Services injection wells Aug. 30, one of 1.7 magnitude hit nearby July 28

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Career criminal Martin guilty of aggravated murder, could face death

Convicted of Warren slaying, man could get death penalty

For a man guilty of so much brutality and bad behavior, David Martin stood perfectly still as Judge Andrew Logan read guilty after guilty verdict.

Warren court ponders legal action over software-company foldup

Warren Municipal Court is considering the possibility of a class-action lawsuit with other courts after the news the Virginia company American Cadastre has folded up its justice-solutions computer software division.

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The Western Reserve Port Authority hired Girard Councilman John Moliterno as its interim executive director.

The Western Reserve Port Authority hired John Moliterno Tuesday as its interim executive director. He will earn $88,000 annually.

Perkins Park turns into water-education classroom for Warren students

Along the banks of the Mahoning River, fourth graders in Warren City Schools became more keenly aware of a resource most of us take for granted — water.

Witness describes murder of her ‘best friend’ during Trumbull trial testimony

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Witness describes murder of her ‘best friend’ during Trumbull trial testimony

Trumbull 100 provides financial support to ‘repopulate’ the Garden District


The area just north of downtown Warren is known as the Garden District.

Five people indicted on separate Liberty and Warren home-invasion charges

Two of the three people accused of participating in a May 18 hostage situation at a home on Hadley Avenue in Liberty were indicted

State officials close down Weathersfield injection wells because of possible earthquake link

Probe continues into earthquake in Weathersfield

For the third time since the beginning of 2012, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has ordered the shutdown of wells associated with gas and oil in the Youngstown-Warren area, this time closing the American Water Management Services injection wells just north of Niles.

Retirements to leave openings among top ranks in police and fire departments

The Warren Civil Service Commission will give three promotional exams Nov. 15 to fill the position of police lieutenant and fire assistant chief and lieutenant.

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Weathersfield injection well owner says shut-down could hurt Valley industry

Two brine-injection wells on state Route 169 implicated in a Sunday-afternoon 2.1-magnitude earthquake

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Trumbull officials discuss ways to cope with higher salt costs

Pretreating streets with by-product of beets among options eyed in Trumbull

Some of the same measures that got Trumbull County road departments through the end of last winter may become common at the start of winter this year.

ODNR still analyzing 2.1 magnitude earthquake near Weathersfield injection wells

The state is reviewing seismic data near two Weathersfield Township injection wells to determine whether the wells are responsible for the 2.1-magnitude earthquake

Defense asks for Trumbull murder trial to be moved to another county

Attorneys for David Martin, 29, of Cleveland, who will go on trial starting Thursday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court in a purported execution-style murder, has asked that the trial be moved to another county.

Today’s parents face new challenges with ‘covert’ alcohol and drug use

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It’s hard for parents today to know the best way to guide their children through the years of teen and young-adult alcohol and drug experimentation

Warren police investigating homicide in quiet northwest side neighborhood

Police are investigating a Thursday evening-homicide that occurred on a quiet northwest side street.

Trumbull Board of Health member asks state officials for investigation

The newest member of the Trumbull County Board of Health has joined a septic installer in a dispute with the Board of Health commissioner, Dr. James Enyeart.

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Hard rains produce flooding in Girard, road washout in Braceville

City workers continue to check for blockages in the sanitary sewers that caused water to back up into the basements of homes on several streets in Girard

Man and woman escape house fire shortly after threat

Police took a 55-year-old city man into custody after a woman reported him threatening her about an hour before a “suspicious” fire

Port authority board positions to be filled after mission is clear

New leadership is coming to the Western Reserve Port Authority in the coming weeks, but one Trumbull County commissioner says officials first need to write a “mission statement.”

Man accused in Trumbull jail hostage incident pleads guilty to three robberies

Richard G. Ware, one of three men accused of taking a Trumbull jail corrections officer hostage for five hours in April, has pleaded guilty to three aggravated robberies

Theft from Niles treasurer’s office now listed at $142,272

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Further investigation has turned up a much larger amount of missing money from the Niles Treasurer’s Office.

‘Fat ‘N Furious’ guys draw crowd to North Lima fundraiser

Reality TV’s Christmas crew helps raise thousands for Valley cancer patient

Tommy Christmas from Christmas Auto Repair on Market Street in Boardman and the rest of the guys from last season’s Discovery Channel television Show “Fat N’ Furious” lent their newfound fame to a fundraiser for Green Township woman Debbie Grover Sunday.

Trumbull jail to begin ‘telemedicine’ counseling for inmates

Officials with the Trumbull County jail and Mental Health and Recovery Board will plan for an innovative program to provide jail inmates with “telemedicine” counseling.

Spanish foods, fun center stage downtown this weekend

Eddie Encarnacion and Maria Morales of Youngstown dance at 4th annual Youngstown Spanish Heritage Festival downtown Friday. The event continues through Sunday.

Christopher Dellick gets 6 years for cutting wife, trespassing

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Christopher Dellick, 36, of Howland Township said he was “an innocent man” with a clean record, not guilty of cutting his wife’s leg in their Champion Township home and forcing his way into another house last October.

Scott Walker gets 11-year prison sentence for causing death of girlfriend’s 4-year-old son

Scott H. Walker, 35, was sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter for punching his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son, killing him.

Lordstown mayor estimates legal costs for sewer lawsuit at $1 million

Lordstown mayor estimates legal costs for sewer lawsuit at $1 million

State Dem Party chairman: Removal of Polivka set for Aug. 27

The agenda for the Aug. 27 meeting of the Ohio Democratic Party Executive Committee won’t be released until next week, but a discussion of removing Dan Polivka as chairman of the Trumbull County Democratic Party will be on it.

Gardens leading neighborhood in Warren from despair to hope

Rachel Dunn, one of the people making gardens out of vacant Warren lots, shows off a lot decorated with painted doors taken from vacant houses. The project is occurring in a 22-square-block area just north of downtown known as the Garden District.

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Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival begins Thursday in Courthouse Square

The timing is right for a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band to perform in Courthouse Square.

Trumbull Board of Developmental Disabilities extends its superintendent’s contract

The Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities has approved a 5-year extension of the contract of its superintendent, Edward J. Stark.

‘Really nice guy’ sworn in as Trumbull commissioner

There’s still uncertainty about the way the Trumbull County Democratic Party selected Mauro Cantalamessa to serve as county commissioner, but he was sworn in Monday morning and began his duties.

Cantalamessa to become commissioner, but Trumbull Dems spat continues

An administrative process to certify Enzo Cantalamessa as interim Trumbull County Commissioner was nearly complete as of Wednesday afternoon, which will allow him to be sworn in as early as late this week.

‘Pastor Julia’ and her ministry takes to the streets to aid those in need

It’s was 8:30 Friday night, and Pastor Julia Wike was driving a large, maroon van marked on the side with the words “The Basement Outreach Ministries” on some of the more dangerous streets north of downtown, looking for people who needed her help.

Two more men charged in South Street homicide

Two of three men charged in the April 7 killing of James R. Levels and wounding of Lisa Prater were arraigned on the charges Friday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Three government programs helpED provide septic systems for 63 Trumbull County homes since 2010

Three to four Trumbull County property owners will receive new septic systems in the coming months through an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency program that pays 85 to 100 percent of the cost.

Warren man gets seven years in prison for assaulting bailiff

A man with a history of assaults on law enforcement officers and a pending case of police-officer-assault received a seven-year prison term Thursday.

Port authority funding and hiring of director placed on hold

The Western Reserve Port Authority did not hire John Moliterno to be economic development director.

Proposed hiring of Moliterno triggers more port authority controversy

The chairman of the Western Reserve Port Authority says he’s prepared to talk to his fellow board members today about the possible hiring of John Moliterno as economic-development director.

Estate of killed woman finalized in Trumbull probate court

The estate of a woman killed at her Southington home July 31, 2012, will have $519,965 to distribute among the beneficiaries and attorneys, a Trumbull County judge ruled.

Trumbull Democrats to vote in public for commissioner replacement

Dan Polivka, Trumbull County Democratic Party chairman, said he has agreed to use a public form of voting at this Saturday’s meeting of the party’s Central Committee to select an interim replacement for Trumbull County Commissioner Paul Heltzel.

Trumbull Children Services pilot program leads to greater use of technology

In the coming months, about 50 caseworkers with the Trumbull County Children Services agency will begin using notebook-style computers to enter case notes for families they work with into a statewide database while workers are away from the office.

Warren Board of Education selects new superintendent

The Warren Board of Education has selected Steve Chiaro as its new superintendent, replacing Michael Notar

‘Shortcut’ connecting David Grohl Alley and Warren’s Courthouse Square opens

Businessman Paul Clouser helped Warren officials provide people with a good way to get from the Franklin Street Parking deck to Courthouse Square



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