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How you can protect home from health dangers of lead

Longtime Warren-area plumber Jeff Moody says he always recommends replacement of lead water service lines, but cost is a barrier.

Trumbull Vets Assistance Program graduates 1st participant

The participant, a veteran of the Army who served from 1998 to 2002 and was deployed in Iraq in 2001 and 2002, is expected to have his charge dismissed by Judge Philip Vigorito of Newton Falls Municipal Court, probate Judge James Fredericka said.

Trumbull officials celebrate partial completion of Kinsman sewer line

Problems with the construction resulted in legal action being taken against the contractor.

Ex-church maintenance worker gets prison for $97K theft

Michael Marrara, who stole $97,000 while working as maintenance supervisor for Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, said he was “really sorry” for the thefts.

Warren Water Dept. making changes, utilities director said of lead issues

Officials to improve notification process

Franco Lucarelli, the city’s utilities director, has implemented a new procedure for helping Warren water customers protect themselves from lead contamination in their water.

Warren councilman unhappy with lack of notification to water customers regarding high lead readings


Councilman Vince Flask says he’s unhappy with the lack of notification to Warren water customers of an East Side neighborhood where two high lead readings were found

Investigators raid home of former Niles mayor Ralph Infante


The strongest evidence yet that criminal investigators are focused on former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante surfaced Monday

Trumbull officials invite 2,100 property owners to meeting on big waterline project

A meeting on the $15 million proposal unveiled in November to run waterlines north from Braceville Township to West Farmington will be Thursday

New Trumbull offender day-reporting program set to open in March

New Trumbull offender day-reporting program set to open in March

Lead level 4 times higher than benchmark in Warren

A lead-level reading about four times higher than the safe level set by the US Environmental Protection Agency — 64 ppb — was found in Warren last summer, but only the homeowner was notified. Federal and state regulations do not require neighbors to be informed when high readings are found in water near them.

Trumbull sheriff calls deputy’s actions at fire scene ‘courageous’

Though Trumbull County Deputy Dallas Young says he never felt his life was in danger when he went inside a burning house Jan. 16, Sheriff Thomas Altiere sees it quite differently.

Well-known deputy from Trumbull County Administration Building died suddenly Saturday

Rich McGrath, 57, of Liberty, worked the security desk at the Trumbull County Administration Building for about seven years

KSU Trumbull dean attends Trumbull Opiate Task Force meeting, pledges campus engagement

The dean of Kent State University at Trumbull says it’s important for him to “engage in issues important to the community.”

Police crisis-intervention training helps improve odds everyone goes home safe

Police crisis-intervention training helps improve odds everyone goes home safe

Saying Farmdale man is a ‘danger,’ judge orders him to remain in jail

Ricky Green to remain in the Trumbull County jail without eligibility to make bond

Port authority negotiating with Hubbard trucking president for new airplane hangars

The board authorized Dan Dicten, director of aviation to negotiate a lease and operating agreement with Joseph Kerola, president of PI&I Motor Express

FARMDALE KILLING | Crowd attended auction at property day before

Ricky Green is accused of killing his wife because she was unfaithful.

Trumbull Dems endorse Monroe, Latell, O’Brien, Holmes

The endorsement vote for sheriff has Monroe with 79 to Altiere’s 67

Funds for Trumbull environmental officers cut off because of dissatisfaction

Police working the environmental beat in Trumbull and Geauga counties have had their funding cut off

What’s a port authority? Since many people don’t know, local entity seeks new identity

What’s a port authority? Since many people don’t know, local entity seeks new identity

Trumbull, Ashtabula state reps explain injection-well legislation

Three Trumbull and Ashtabula county representatives have introduced legislation they hope will protect the public

Officials conduct annual evaluation of Trumbull County man-made and natural hazards

Trumbull county officials rank top threats SClB

At the onset of a new year, Trumbull County officials gathered last week to assess the county’s most serious man-made and natural hazards.

Different vote gives Trumbull commissioner candidate David Cook new life

The candidacy of Democrat David Cook for Trumbull County commissioner got new life Monday

Judge refuses to allow defense to copy child pornography for testing

A Judge in Trumbull County has refused a defense attorney’s unusual request to be provided with copies of purportedly illegal child pornography her client is accused of possessing and sharing.

Man convicted of Youngstown military statue incident back in trouble three weeks after leaving prison

Man convicted of Youngstown military statue incident back in trouble three weeks after leaving prison

Niles man files suit seeking restitution judge ordered

Michael Nicholas seeking to recover the $34,180 he says a Niles man owes him in restitution for stealing guns

Trumbull statistic suggests link between crime and drugs grew in 2015

The connection between overall crime and illegal drugs apparently grew stronger in Trumbull County in 2015.

Youngstown airport director is finalist for Florida job

Dan Dickten, the aviation director at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport since April 2010, is one of three finalists for the job as director of three airports in Okaloosa County, Fla., near Pensacola in the northwest part of the state.

Southington man facing felonious assault in fight after soccer game

Daniel L. Miracle, 43, pleaded not guilty to felonious assault and misdemeanor assault for purportedlly head-butting a male student following a girls high school soccer game

Jacob Larosa appeals decision to try him as adult in neighbor’s murder

Prosecutor’s office has asked the 11th District Court of Appeals for a quick turnaround in deciding the appeal

Warren man who died in Florida was youthful for his age

Family members say Milton C. Hunter, 82, of Warren, who died in a single-car crash on Interstate 75 near Sarasota Thursday, “was like a 60-year-old.”

Warren saves $10,000 on demolition of apartment building

Priority incinerates its wooden demolition debris instead of taking it to a landfill

Federal drug-trafficking trial might be delayed because of purported threat to attorney

The federal drug-trafficking trial of Ricardo B. McKinney may have to be delayed because of allegations from one of his attorneys that McKinney threatened his life.

Trumbull commissioners file second lawsuit over Kinsman sewer project

The Trumbull County commissioners have filed additional legal action against Marucci & Gaffney Excavating of Youngstown regarding a $10.6 million sewer project in Kinsman

At this very family-oriented time of year, Echo Yoho and Annette Rhodes of Youngstown started a brand new family Friday with the birth of their daughter, Abriana, the first Mahoning County baby of

At this very family-oriented time of year, Echo Yoho and Annette Rhodes of Youngstown started a brand new family Friday with the birth of their daughter, Abriana, the first Mahoning County baby of 2016.

Warren’s mayor and safety director take oath of office for new term

Doug Franklin began his second term reiterating his faith in the city and the strength that comes from unity.

Airline hoping to begin flights from Youngstown to Chicago responds to complaint, says it paid its $400,000 debt

Aerodynamics Inc. proposing daily flights between Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and Chicago O’Hare International as early as this April

Niles fires employee who stole $97,000 from church

Michael Marrara pleaded guilty Nov. 25 to stealing $97,000 from Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Niles

Judge pulls driver’s license Liberty man was not supposed to have

Was sentenced to a lifetime ban on driving

Mill's request for return of overpaid taxes refused

Decision affects Warren schools and several other government entities

Trumbull board eliminates sheriff, commissioner candidates from ballot

Despite errors on petitions from Democrats Sean O’Brien for 32nd District state senator, Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk for coroner, Sheriff Tom Altiere for sheriff and Mauro Cantalamessa for county commissioer and Republican Syreana R. Harris for county treasurer, all were ruled valid.

Trumbull commissioners seek repairs to historic Courthouse clocks, bell

Trumbull officials seek repairs on historic courthouse bell, and ...

Trumbull commissioners seek repairs to historic Courthouse clocks and bell

Waterline breaks plague Howland neighborhood

The current and future service directors for Niles are offering no solutions to help residents of Ridgelawn Avenue Southeast in Howland who have had two waterline breaks since Thursday and around five this year.

Hundreds savor Family Mission's free Christmas meal in Warren

More than 1,000 people were expected to receive the free Community Christmas Meal.

Niles boy being tried for murder arraigned in common pleas court

Jacob Larosa, 16, of Lafayette Avenue in Niles, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to aggravated murder and other charges in the death of his elderly neighbor

Prosecutor’s office clears officers in killing of Southington man

The Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office has cleared deputies with the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office and Braceville Police Department of any wrongdoing in the officer-involved shooting death of Charles D. Crandall, 76, in a gunfight at Crandall’s Southington home July 14.

Hearing’s focus was validity of bite-mark evidence in Danny Lee Hill conviction

Hill, 48, watched by video from Chillicothe Correctional Institution on Monday.

Prosecutor opposes parole for Niles rapist

Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins opposes parole for Randall L. Whitmore, 54, who has served 27 years for raping his daughter while she was between the ages of 5 and 7, raping one of his daughter’s friends and other sex crimes.

Panel to hear complaint against Warren appeals court candidate

A probable cause panel has certified a complaint to the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct

Judge approves transfer of ‘dormant’ Niles funds to general fund, utility funds

A judge approved the transfer of $474,200 in ‘dormant’ Niles funds to the city’s general fund.



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