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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.

Burghill man indicted in pedestrian fatality near former RG mill

Truck driver Charles W. Hillyer, 46, of state Route 7 in Burghill, pleaded not guilty Monday

Investigators from five counties work to capture Warren man

Brandon Welz, 29, of South Street, is facing a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge after he was arrested Saturday for purportedly breaking into a storage building on West Market Street in Warren Township.

Trumbull worker honored for assisting man having seizure

Cindy Novak says she thinks checking on a customer having health problems last month was a simple act.

Girard prosecutor gets Liberty pedestrian death case

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has turned over its investigation into the Jan. 28 traffic-related death of pedestrian Amy Huffman of Liberty to Girard Municipal Court Prosecutor Michael Bloom.

Technology improves forecasting, warnings

Cellular phone apps bring weather warnings to people wherever they are.

MAY 31, 1985 | Vivid tornado memories persist 30 years later

Joyce Dripps, a survivor of the May 31, 1985, large tornado, reminisces with photos taken in the immediate aftermath of that disaster at her Hubbard home, which was damaged by the twister as she and her guests took shelter in the basement.

Officer identified; 911 tape indicates he fired 2-3 times

Officer identified; 911 tape indicates he fired 2-3 times

On a busy night in Warren, the officer was without backup when the suspect showed up with a shotgun.

Leavittsburg man charged with killing cousin gets 45 days in jail on probation violation

The mother of a Parma boy who was shot to death by his cousin May 8 in Leavittsburg said she thinks it’s terribly wrong that the man who killed her son, Thomas Catalde Jr., wasn’t even arrested for several days after the shooting.

Trumbull sheriff backs off pledge to act fast on firing deputy over Facebook post

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Sheriff Thomas Altiere is backing away from an earlier pledge to make a quick decision regarding the possible firing of a deputy

Cleveland sober facilities have worked for many Trumbull County addicts

“I still get high today, and it’s free — when their eyes are shining and their families care and get those hugs, that’s my high,” said Marty Taft, director of operations at the Ed Keating Center in Cleveland.

Woman with Warren ties survived Nepal earthquake thanks to selflessness of people of Tsum Valley

Donna Tolley and the 17 other massage therapists from 12 countries she traveled with in Nepal starting in April went to the South Asian country planning to hike and offer therapeutic massage to the people of the high Himalayan villages.

Niles man donating part of liver needs a little help too

In addition to giving up 20 percent of the left lobe of his liver to a gravely ill child, David Denovchek, 28, of Niles, will also give up his own short-term health.

Oil ‘overspilled’ from tank in Vienna, commissioner says

There were no leaks in the holding tanks or liner at the Kleese Development Associates injection-well facility in Vienna

The Western Reserve Port Authority has awarded a contract of $4,587,000 to Kirila Contractors of Brookfield to make improvements to the Midfield Taxiway at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

The Western Reserve Port Authority has awarded a contract of $4,587,000 to Kirila Contractors of Brookfield to make improvements to the Midfield Taxiway at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

People from several counties speak out on changes they seek to injection laws

Meeting was intended to bring clout to the counties that have experienced the ill effects of brine injection wells.

Port authority begins to evaluate candidates for executive director

Discussed the merits of the eight candidates for the authority’s executive director position.

Champion training center for police, fire, other first responders getting closer

The training institute would be built on 60 acres provided by Kent State University at Trumbull.

7 men apply to be executive director of port authority

Seven men submitted applications by Friday’s deadline to become executive director of the Western Reserve Port Authority, including one attorney and two current airport executives.

Leavittsburg man says 'just screwing around' when shot cousin to death

Jesse A. Hayes, 15, a student at Parma High School, died Monday afternoon in Cleveland MetroHealth Hospital, where he had been flown for treatment of a shotgun wound to the head.

Warren Shield nets about 60 arrests, filling jail and Warren Municipal Court docket but not treatment facilities

48-hour Warren Shield nets about 60 arrests

A flood of police officers made about 600 traffic stops in the Warren area Friday morning through Sunday morning and made about 60 arrests

State, local, US authorities fan out in Warren area for drug sting

State, local, US authorities fan out in Warren area FOR drug sting

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN More than 100 Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and

Trumbull judge questions woman scheduled to testify against husband in murder case

Judge Peter Kontos of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court held a hearing Friday to begin to determine whether the wife of a man charged with murder will testify in his trial, set for Sept. 8.

Trumbull corrections officers get pay increases of $1.15 per hour over 3 years

Sixty-four corrections officers at the Trumbull County jail will receive base pay increases averaging 38 cents per hour for three years retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014.

Garrettsville man sentenced to 10 years in prison for having sex with girl throughout last summer

David E. White of Garrettsville will spend the next 10 years in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old Garresttsville runaway at a Southington campground throughout last summer.

Funds will let Trumbull land bank demolish 75 more homes

Trumbull Land Bank to demolish another 75 homes with additional funding

Warren police investigate two Friday-night gas station robberies

Police today continued to investigate two robberies 10 minutes apart from each other Friday night at two Warren gas stations, one of which injured two to three people.


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