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Warren gets extra help from city workers and volunteers to patch potholes

City officials have deployed every available employee since March 17 to patch potholes

Sheriff Altiere: Termination after hostage ordeal justified

Altiere: Termination after hostage ordeal justified

The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office has appealed a ruling that made a terminated corrections officer eligible for unemployment benefits.

‘Fatty clay soil’ adds to Kinsman sewer project woes

The Trumbull County commissioners have approved another change order related to the troublesome Kinsman sewer project, this time primarily to accommodate ‘fatty clay soil.’

No dash-cam video of gunfire from Weathersfield police officer’s gun

There is no dash-cam video of the confrontation between a Weathersfield police officer and a Weathersfield resident Monday night that led to the officer firing his gun several times.

Warren loses two backup ambulance services

Warren officials are talking to several private ambulance companies in an effort to get one under contract

Judge rules WR Port Authority owns mineral rights at airport

A Trumbull County judge has ruled in favor of the Western Reserve Port Authority in its January 2013 lawsuit seeking to clarify its ownership of the mineral rights in the Utica Shale formation

Niles man gets 10-year prison sentence for giving fatal heroin injection

Mark Thornsberry sentenced to 10 years in prison for injecting a dose of heroin into Joshua J. Robbins, 25, of Mineral Ridge, that killed him

Kinsman man gets 90 days for falsifying documents for Purple Heart plates

Keith D. Chandler, 34, of Kinsman Township, was sentenced to 90 days for falsifying documents so he could obtain Purple Heart license plates

Port authority close to finalizing strategic plan, hiring permanent director

The Western Reserve Port Authority has made some revisions to the authority’s new strategic plan, and awaits input from the county commissioners

Man accused of threat, assault charged with aggravated arson

Warren policed used a ballistic shield they arrested Lamar A. Mitchell on charges of aggravated arson and domestic violence.

Trumbull judge releases man from prison after appeals court reverses conviction

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Judge Andrew Logan of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court has signed an order releasing Derrick L. Eggleston of Woodview Avenue from prison a month early after an appeals court ruled that he should not have been convicted.

Hundreds attend vigil for Harding senior killed in car crash

Hundreds attend vigil for Warren Harding senior killed in car crash

As police continued this week to investigate what caused a rollover crash that killed Alyssa B. Wynn, 17, last Thursday, her little brother, Jonathan, expressed a simpler thought.

National Safety Council survey says Americans don’t know painkillers are dangerous

Many Americans don’t realize medications contain opioids

A new online survey conducted indicates Americans don’t know that their painkillers contain dangerous drugs called opioids, and it’s a felony to share them

Show kids how to use social media for good purposes

Tina McCue, director of youth ministry at St. William Parish in Champion, teamed up with the church’s website manager and a technology committee member with the Diocese of Youngstown

Trumbull victim-witness advocate retires after 29 years

12-year-old son’s murder in 1985 launched crusade to change law and help families with their grief

It’s been nearly 30 years since Raymond Fife, 12, was brutalized as he rode his bicycle to a Boy Scouts meeting.

Trumbull sanitary engineering director resigns

Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda said he regrets that Rex Fee, one of the key members of the team that has built $70 million in Trumbull County sewers the past eight years, has resigned.

Warren mayor may face opposition from two independents in November

Mayor Doug Franklin will not have any opposition in the May Democratic primary, but it’s possible he’ll have two opponents in November.

Regan Jelks gets jail time for weapons offenses

She was acquitted of the more-serious charge of involuntary manslaughter

Trumbull County reaches record number of mental-health admissions

Trumbull County admissions to state mental hospitals have tripled since 2010, an unprecedented use of such facilities.

Supreme Court justice and Mahoning native Judi French speaks toTCTC students

The one Mahoning County native on the Ohio Supreme Court frequently goes by Judi, even though the state’s highest court is steeped in formality and tradition.

Judge dismisses complaint against Trumbull engineer

A visiting judge has dismissed a complaint that alleged Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith should be removed from office for purported illegal conduct.

Trumbull prosecutor says Weathersfield officer was justified in shooting Kinsman man to death

Video shows gunshots rang out seconds after suspect pulled car over

Cody Dempsey pointed a gun at his own head, then lowered it in the direction of his chin and a Weathersfield police officer, prosecutor says.

Trumbull prosecutor wants double murderer to remain in prison

Trumbull County prosecutor is again opposing parole for Van G. Fickes, who killed his mother and brother in 1983.

Trumbull engineer promotes collaboration with pothole-patch program

Two road department workers each from Howland and Lordstown will be spending a month helping out the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office

Former Niles assistant treasurer pleads guilty to theft in office

Phyllis J. Wilson, who stole $142,772 as Niles assistant treasurer, pleaded guilty to theft in office and may have all of her retirement benefits garnished to repay the money.

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Trumbull and Mahoning can avoid wireless 911 tragedy that occurred in Atlanta area, directors say

Despite the delay cause by a lawsuit, Trumbull County is fortunate today to have the updated technology that allows its five 911 centers to locate wireless 911 calls to within 10 feet or so in most cases. Mahoning County also has it.

naloxone Two tout benefits of drug project

Addict and mom share up-close view of overdose and death

Overdose antidote drug Naloxone makes its way to masses

Training Trumbull County residents in the use of the overdose-reversal drug Naloxone took a while to get going

Valley ranks high in drug access, addiction, deaths

A Trumbull County narcotics investigator says the county is ‘sick’ with overprescribed pain pills, and state statistics confirm the relationship between those and overdoses.

Trumbull commissioners give trial run to county engineer overseeing second department

The Trumbull County commissioners approved a trial period of several months for county Engineer Randy Smith to take over supervision of the sanitary engineering department.

Trumbull County African American Achievers banquet is Feb. 28

The 30th annual Trumbull County African American Achievers Association Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will honor six new inductees and two scholarship winners

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Harding students say thank you to Warren police for job well done

The aim was to counter recent criticism of law enforcement

When your job frequently puts you in contact with people who don’t want you around to stop them from behaving badly, it’s nice being a police officer on those occasions when the people you serve say thank you.

15 artists plan premiere show Saturday at Artisan Cafe, downtown Warren

Fifteen local artists will fill a restored former warehouse along the B&O Railroad tracks in downtown Warren

Warren officials, dispatchers discuss proposed switch to county 911

Members of the Warren City Council Police and Fire Committee made it clear Wednesday that moving the city’s police dispatching operations to the county 911 center will only happen after a thorough discussion.

Woman tells her father’s killer she won’t let it stop her from living

The daughter of a man shot to death in his home told his killer “I’m going to still make him proud, and I’m going to still live my life.”

Two port authority members question whether airline is still OK to provide local flights

Two members of the board of the Western Reserve Port Authority urged caution regarding the company proposing daily flights from Youngstown to Chicago.

Warren’s black history is nearly as old as the city itself, speaker says

The first black settler in Warren was a house servant who arrived in the city in 1803, five years after Warren was founded.

Internal affairs investigation also clears officer in Warren death

Internal affairs investigation also clears officer in Warren death

Study says Weathersfield earthquake and injection well are linked

Expert: Seismic events dwindled after ODNR ordered shutdown

Study of earthquakes near two brine-injection wells north of Niles indicates that one of the wells apparently caused earthquakes.

Longest-serving Trumbull employee likes making people feel welcome

Trumbull board worker mingled with US presidents

Until the end of last month, if a person had reason to come to the Trumbull County Board of Elections on Youngstown Road, they probably encountered the smiling and welcoming person of Judi Toles.

Jelks not guilty of manslaughter in boyfriend's death; guilty of gun charges

Jelks found not guilty of manslaughter in killing of boyfriend by police

Jurors found Regan Jelks not guilty of the much more serious charge of involuntary manslaughter

Prosecutor tells jurors to convict ‘nice young lady’

JURY DEliberations continue in WARREN manslaughter TRIAL manslaughter

Says ‘sympathy’ for her should not be a factor in deliberations

Girlfriend in manslaughter trial admits she knew boyfriend had gun

Woman charged with involuntary manslaughter admitted she knew boyfriend had gun in her car

Warren councilman complains that officials are moving too fast to dissolve city’s dispatching center

A Warren councilman told Trumbull County commissioners Wednesday it’s too soon for county and city officials to transfer Warren’s police dispatching to the county 911 center.

Trial testimony sheds light on Warren’s officer-involved fatal shooting

The involuntary manslaughter trial of Regan Jelks explained a few things about the shooting death of Taemarr Walker

Plans move forward to add Warren to county 911 jurisdiction

Staff report WARREN The Warren Police Department appears to be moving forward with its

Trumbull Children Services working on reducing runaways from residential treatment

It might come as a surprise to some people to know that Trumbull County Children Services doesn’t have the right to restrain some of the children in its residential treatment center.

Ethics Commission says port authority member must withdraw from air-base votes, discussions

Ethics Commission says port authority member John Boccieri must withdraw from air-base votes, discussions

Trumbull judge rules Ohio law unconstitutional, sewer projects unfair

A Trumbull County Common Pleas Court has ruled an Ohio law unconstitutional that gives building contractors great latitude to install sewers and later charge property owners a share of the cost.

Ex-CEO of airline seeking to offer local flights to sell 100% ownership

Scott Beale resigned as president, CEO and chairman of the board of Aerodynamics Inc. and will sell his 100 percent ownership in the company



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