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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

Interest in the history of Warren’s Packard family draws visitors to Packard historical sites

Visitors attending the Packard Automobile Club National Meet got to see and imagine parts of Warren’s history relating to the Packard family

Warren woman, 75, dies in basement house fire

Loan T. Vang, 75, died in a basement fire Wednesday at her house at 949 Columbia Place Southeast despite the efforts of the Warren Fire Department.

State Dem chairman says Trumbull party leaders must cast public ballots

Polivka wants secret ballots; state official says it’ll be public

When Trumbull County Democratic Party Central Committee members meet July 26 to select a replacement for Commissioner Paul Heltzel, the vote will take place in public, the Ohio Democratic Party chairman says.

Boy’s Make A Wish trip will include quality time with family, swimming

The Metcalf family of Canton, including their 4-year-old son Zachary, started a free 6-day Florida vacation today, thanks to Allegiant Air and Make A Wish.

4 Trumbull attorneys face possible discipline

An attorney who provides criminal defense for indigent defendants in Warren-area courts is among four Trumbull County attorneys referred to the Ohio Supreme Court for possible disciplinary action.

Arts supporters update effort to get tax funding for Mahoning Valley arts

It’s been almost five years since the Power of the Arts organization was formed to encourage and fund arts and culture in the Mahoning Valley.

168th Trumbull county Fair Schedule of events

TRUMBULL COUNTY FAIR Schedule of events

The 2014 Trumbull County Fair started Tuesday and runs through Sunday at the county fairgrounds on

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Good buy: GE auction brings back memories

A mixture of strangers and locals climbed the creaky, wooden steps of the three-story 100-year-old GE Ohio Lamp Plant on Dana Street Northeast on Thursday to acquire items during an auction or see the place one more time before it fades away.

Animals and family make this a ‘pretty fair week’

Jamie Lewis is only 3 1/2 years old, but she’s fully immersed in the lifestyle of the Trumbull County Fair.

Trumbull commissioners approve more sewer work in Scott Street area of Newton Township

Construction could begin this year to connect 113 customers with sewer lines in the Scott Street area of Newton Township

Trumbull Dems face deadline to replace Commissioner Paul Heltzel

Those who worked closest with Paul Heltzel at the Trumbull County commissioners office are still reeling from his sudden death June 30, but there’s a deadline to meet in mid-August to replace him.

Trumbull Fair SCHEDULE

TRUMBULL COUNTY FAIR Schedule of events

The 2014 Trumbull County Fair officially runs Tuesday through Sunday at the county fairgrounds on

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Heltzel ‘gave his life to you as best he could,’ priest says at funeral

Trumbull County Commissioner Paul Heltzel “gave away his life to you as best as he could,” Father Lorn Snow said at Paul Heltzel’s funeral mass

Few things change about Trumbull County Fair — including the price

This year’s Trumbull County Fair is July 7-13

Thoreau shares eloquent, thought-provoking words in Warren

Nineteenth century author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau visited downtown Warren, sharing his thoughts on nature in a thought-provoking and eloquent way

WRPA votes to hire Pittsburgh law firm

Four of the five remaining port authority members hired a Pittsburgh law firm in the event that county commissioners try to dissolve the board.

Howland man convicted of assault, trespass, cleared of other charges

Christopher Dellick could get up to 9 1/2 years in prison

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Howland husband disputes wife's assault, kidnapping, burglary allegations in court

Christopher Dellick disputes allegations from his wife that he cut her with a knife, choked her and kidnapped her

Speaker shares Titanic surprises with Ohio Chautauqua crowd in Warren

One of the best-remembered but fictional characters in the 1997 movie Titanic, the wealthy and selfish Cal, made it onto a lifeboat and survived by pretending to be the father of a small child.

Maryland man sentenced to probation for Champion environmental problem

Ed Knieriem Jr. entenced to two years probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine

Falls police chief keeps his job — for now

For now, Eugene Fixler is still the Newton Falls police chief

Former Farrell, Howland resident now a suspect in Michigan assault and homicide

Shawn J. Jarrett, 50, who spent 30 years in prison for killing his elderly neighbor in Farrell, Pa., in 1982 and attacking a Sharon woman, has pleaded not guilty in Grandville, Mich., to assaulting and robbing an elderly woman there Thursday.

NFL's Brad Smith blends in with crowd at South Side block party

After first helping 300 kids learn about football and life at the True Foundation camp which Brad Smith and his wife Rosalynn offered at YSU Saturday, it was time for some fun Saturday evening.


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