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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

Trumbull elections board seeking second director in 7 months

Jodi Fiorenzo Dibble resigned for health reasons

Audit finds problem with Trumbull Transit reimbursements, orders $518 repayment

John Moliterno, executive director of the Western Reserve Port Authority, repaid $518 to the Trumbull County Transit Board for alcohol and other expenses

Daughter of area murder victim meets similar fate in California

A little more than 11 years after the murder of Deana Jenkins, 39, in her Clearwater Street Northwest home, the family has been rocked again with the apparent murder of Deana’s daughter, Desirae.

Police investigate allegations against Liberty day care

The Liberty Police Department has completed its investigation into a child-abuse complaint against the ABC Day Care and Learning Center, 227 E. Liberty St.

Trumbull coroner won’t detail reason for homicide ruling involving bones

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Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, the Trumbull County coroner, said he can’t discuss what type of evidence was found in the bones of Thomas L. Pickens to indicate that his death was a homicide.

Trumbull sheriff unveils new Internet-based inmate database

A powerful new tool has been unveiled that will provide the public with instant information on inmates at the Trumbull County jail

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.



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