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Warren finalizes purchase of Gibson Building on East Market Street

There is a 15,000-square foot third in the Gibson Building, 258 East Market Street, that has never been used since the building was constructed in 1997.

Warren budget anticipates minor changes for 2014

Warren City Council approved a $26.5 million 2014 budget last week that anticipates no big changes in the cost to run any of its departments.

Justice Department report praises, criticizes Warren Police on use of force


The U.S. Justice Department, in a review of the Warren Police Department’s use-of-force policies and procedures, is both complimentary and critical of the police department.

Safe Neighborhoods Initiative delivers a different kind of firepower


Fourteen young Warren men were singled out because of their criminal histories and told to come to the Trumbull County Courthouse, where for 90 minutes Friday they were told to put down their guns.

Bradley Milligan, 48, charged with murder, to be arraigned Friday in killing of sister

Bradley E. Milligan, 48, is charged with the murder of his sister, Laura L. Michael, 51, and will be arraigned Friday afternoon in Warren Municipal Court.

We Are Warren hopes to build on small summer recreation program

We Are Warren hopes to build on small summer recreation program

67-year-old Leavittsburg man sentenced to life in prison

John C. Grantz, 67, of Burnett Road in Leavittsburg pleaded guilty Thursday to repeatedly raping one girl over seven years, and molesting another girl.

Man convicted of aggravated burglary and kidnapping in Warren Township home invasion

Jurors only needed one hour of deliberation to find John A. Thompson, 40, of Mecca and Warren guilty of aggravated burglary, kidnapping and possessing criminal tools

Port authority approves $24,167 to aid federal contract procurement

The Western Reserve Port Authority has authorized use of $24,167 in port funds to help the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation on Belmont Avenue in Liberty run a program to help local businesses procure federal contracts.

Newton Falls, Braceville officials looking to discuss JEDD

Newton Falls and Braceville officials hope to have serious discussions after Jan. 1 about joint-economic-development district

Ohio OKs increased use of overdose-treatment drug by first responders

Ohio takes steps to put overdose-fighting drug in hands of more first responders

Trumbull jurors say complicated legal jargon made murder case difficult

Trumbull jurors say complicated and vague legal jargon made murder case difficult

OSHP IDs driver in fatal Howland accident, says he fell asleep at wheel

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released the name of the driver of a car they believe struck and killed a 55-year-old Howland woman Sunday night on King-Graves Road.

Warren Twp. cops use Facebook to alert residents of murder suspect

A still-unidentified man has been arrested in connection with Monday’s Atlantic Street homicide, possibly bringing to a close two days’ worth of fear for residents of Atlantic Street, Lordstown and Warren Township.

OSHP: Car that hit Howland woman went into ditch


The Ohio State Highway Patrol says it believes the vehicle that hit pedestrian Antoinette M. Ross, 55, of Hunt Club Trail in Howland late Sunday or early Monday went into the roadside ditch where her body was found.

Niles man testifies about firing shot that killed intruder

Roy Hahn, 41, told jurors Tuesday in Michael Burns’ murder trial that he woke up from a “dead sleep” to hear “a loud crunching or cracking” coming from a side door being pried open.

The accomplice was killed during the attempted burglary

Jurors are being asked to decide whether the defendant’s conduct is responsible for the purported fellow burglar’s death.

State Rep. Letson’s appearance brief at hearing on zoning charge

State Rep. Thomas Letson made his first appearance before a judge on a misdemeanor zoning charge, but his public appearance was ever so brief.

Business operators ready for revitalization district to attract new life to downtown Warren

Downtown business operators say they look forward to the opportunity to welcome new restaurant-bar neighbors

Police agencies add social media to crime-fighting arsenal

In the midst of chaos, some police departments use social media to set the record straight

Cleveland author advises seniors to learn to navigate change

Cleveland author advises high school seniors on identifying, finding best careers

A Kinsman man has sued claiming failure to pay for use of his land for drilling and pipeline operations.

A Kinsman man has sued claiming failure to pay for use of his land for drilling and pipeline operations.

Trumbull County commissioners approved paving projects on six roads, and three bridge projects

Trumbull County commissioners approved paving projects on six roads, and three bridge projects

Anti-crime effort seeks help from everyone to reduce violence in Warren

Community meeting, Safe Neighborhoods initiative target ways to reduce violence in Warren

Trumbull officials plan to spend the same money in 2014 as this year, except for health care

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Trumbull officials plan to spend the same money in 2014 as this year, except for health care

Trumbull County 911 continues to grow as more communities join

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Trumbull County 911 continues to grow as more communities join

Three former funeral directors indicted on theft charges that could put them in prison 20 years

The three middle-aged men dressed in suits and ties, former owners of funeral homes in Girard and Niles, looked out of place sitting with jail inmates

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County commissioners and clerk to participate in Lose and Win

Trumbull County Commissioners Frank Fuda and Dan Polivka say they believe they can lead by example and improve their own health by participating in Lose and Win.

Warren chief: Public will be informed about major crimes on weekends, holidays, evenings

Warren Police Chief Eric Merkel has taken steps in recent weeks to provide more consistent access to information about major crimes occurring on nights, weekends and holidays.

Trumbull prosecutor opposes release of Howland rapist, Campbell killer

Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins is opposing for a second time the parole for John Whisonant, who has served 28 1/2 years in prison on four counts of rape and one of gross sexual imposition.

Louis Mann gets life with no parole for killing parents

Louis Mann sentenced to life in prison with no parole for killing his parents

LEGO robotics competition in Girard values good citizenship

The awards ceremony for Saturday’s FIRST LEGO League robotics competiton for middle school students made it clear that this competition gives equal weight to good citizenship as much as competition.

3 Campbell cops treated after exposure to meth lab

Three Campbell patrol officers were blasted with fumes from a mobile meth lab in the trunk of a car they stopped on Reed Avenue Saturday morning.

Olive Street bridge replacement to begin in March; Cortland to get road, bridge improvements

Construction to replace the long-closed Olive Street Bridge between Niles and McDonald should begin in March and take about 18 months.

Port authority approves $39,450 for strategic plan

The Western Reserve Port Authority has agreed to spend up to $39,450 for the Council of Development Finance Agencies of Columbus to develop a strategic plan for the port.

Bond $300,000 for man charged in Warren shooting

Kardell Lowery Jr., 18, is being held in lieu of $300,000 bond in the shooting of Davion J. Rogers, 22.

Lordstown about to upgrade, link to Trumbull 911 center

Trumbull County commissioners are expected to approve an agreement between Century Link and the Trumbull County 911 Center today to provide Lordstown with updated dispatching equipment.

Sharon police say Mazda in multiple fatal 15 to 20 mph over limit

Police concluded that the Mazda SUV Cory Swartz, 18, was driving Nov. 8 when it crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck on East Connelly Boulevard was traveling 55 to 60 mph.

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3 Trumbull families grow by one at adoption celebration

Trumbull observance celebrates the joys of parenting, adoption

For the Shaffers of Hubbard, foster parenting and adopting have become as natural and normal as the beautiful smile on the face of the newest permanent member of their family — 2-year-old Isabella.

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$3M bond set for Walker, charged in gas-station killing

Bond set at $3M for suspect in Warren killing

Judge W. Wyatt McKay of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court set bond at $3 million for TaShawn Walker, the 26-year-old Baytown, Texas, man charged with killing Richard C. Rollison IV, 24, Oct. 26.

Officials celebrate start of construction of $10.6 million Kinsman sewer project

Officials celebrate start of construction of $10.6 million Kinsman sewer project

Warren council to consider down revitalization district

Warren council will introduce legislation Wednesday that will allow the city to create an 87-acre revitalization district downtown to encourage commerce and development.

Trumbull prosecutor asks for Terrance Stargell to remain in prison

A 45-year-old former Warren man was sent to prison at age 18 for raping, robbing and beating a 62-year-old disabled Warren woman.

As survivors heal and police investigate, officials consider road upgrades

2 of the injured boys still in hospital

Twin Sharon High School seniors who survived Saturday’s deadly crash are improving and expected to survive, and both of the boys in the other vehicle are home from the hospital.

Warren prepares to pave 65 roads with bond-levy money

Warren prepares to pave 65 roads with bond-levy money

Ruling means some property owners owe nothing for Belmont Ave. sewer line

The attorney for a Brookfield couple that owns land on Belmont Avenue in Liberty says a Trumbull County judge’s ruling means his clients and others owe nothing for a sewer line serving their properties.

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Trumbull coroner calls recent spike in heroin deaths ‘epidemic’

Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, Trumbull County coroner, has the blood work in hand to confirm that drug overdoses caused 15 August and September deaths and called the problem an ‘epidemic.’

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Murder suspect held in Trumbull jail without bond eligibility

A judge has ordered TaShawn Walker, 26, held in the Trumbull County jail without eligibility to make bond in the killing of Richard C. Rollison IV.

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Feds: Warren assistance will continue

Forces deployed to city will help local police

The U.S. Attorney reassures Warren that forces continue to be deployed to help local law enforcement

Settlement reached in crash that killed 3 Marine recruits

Settlement reached in truck accident that killed three Marine Corp recruits


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