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Ed Runyan

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Keep 64-year-old Howland child rapist in prison, prosecutor says

Clyde T. Bush, 64, formerly of Howland, who committed 14 sex offenses against 10 boys and girls in the late 1980s

American Water Management starts commercial injection at Weathersfield well


Official has no problem with the protestors who blocked the entrance to the facility in November

Second port authority member resigns from Western Reserve Port Authority

Third member has indicated he also might resign

Second port authority member resigns from Western Reserve Port Authority

Former chief deputy of Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office resigns following ethics investigation

Former chief deputy of Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office resigns following ethics investigation

Warren Relay For Life inspires hope for those affected by cancer

Maria Pelayo of Warren not only endured rainy weather Friday night to support the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, she took a pie to the face — about 10 times.

Teen dies after being shot outside Warren house

Resident says he shot at 2 males invading home

He was involved in a confrontation with a resident of nearby Brier Street

Man connected to 2012 Warren violence convicted of second Detroit murder

James Cohen Jr., 25, committed two of the 386 murders that occurred in Detroit in 2012

Changes in Ohio cash-assistance program reduces number using it

A change to Ohio Department of Job and Family Services rules that govern a program that gives cash assistance to families with dependent children has reduced the number of people in the program.

Mahoning commissioners seeking opinion on dissolving port authority board

Commissioner Ditzler cites ‘dysfunctionality’

Commissioners have asked lawyers whether they have the power to remove any of their four appointments to the Western Reserve Port Authority

Warren patrolman fired, accused of illegal activity

Police Chief Eric Merkel fired Patrolman Reuben Shaw Thursday for having a 1969 Chevy Nova towed from a locked garage on Kenwood Avenue to a garage he controls nearby.

Warren residents help plan use of vacant properties

Mikenna McClurg and Allison Keith are taking seriously their opportunity to make a difference in the future of Warren’s neighborhoods.

Lordstown to buy 2 buildings, one for Eastern Gateway Community College

It took an act of Congress and $250,000 from Gov. John Kasich’s budget bill

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Youngstowner sends notes to Grohl Alley, message to vandal

Kenny Greco is a Youngstown South Sider and a musician, so when he learned that someone vandalized David Grohl Alley, he was incensed.

Warren mayor touts capital projects in State of City address

Mayor’s address highlights improvements in economy, infrastructure, downtown

Mayor Doug Franklin highlighted the $10 million in improvements coming to city buildings and roads this year

Trumbull judge resentences Donna Roberts to the death penalty

Trumbull judge resentences Donna Roberts to the death penalty

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Warren patrolman faces predisciplinary hearing today on charges relating to towed vehicle

Reuben Shaw, a veteran patrolman with the Warren Police Department, is scheduled for a predisciplinary hearing

Ohio Ethics Commission slaps port authority member Scott Lewis over conflict

Lewis admitted he violated Ohio law by earning a $97,366 commission on a 2009 real estate deal

BCI to probe hostage ordeal at Trumbull jail

State agency to mull what charges to file against 3 men who held officer for 5 hours

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrived Thursday afternoon to investigate the hostage taking of a corrections officer at the Trumbull County jail.

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No injuries in 5-hour hostage standoff at Trumbull jail

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After five hours, three Trumbull County jail inmates gave up their hostage, a corrections officer, and were returned to custody at about 8:30 p.m. The officer was not injured.

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WR Port Authority member, chairman allege misconduct against each other

Western Reserve Port Authority member and chairman allege misconduct against each other

Elderly woman dies in house fire; son hospitalized

Staff report HOWLAND A elderly woman died in a 5 a.m. house fire on Pegotty Drive Northeast in

Howland security company owner faces 11 more charges

Gregory A. Oakes, 51, owner of three Howland-based security companies, is facing additional criminal charges

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Warren woman shares link with rocker Dave Grohl

Until a several years ago, Lena Pilgrim was like a lot of Warren residents — she really didn’t know anything about Dave Grohl

Former McDonald High teacher and coach pleads guilty to having naked images of student

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Alan Stanley, 49, pleaded guilty to two charges relating to an inappropriate relationship with a McDonald High School student

Locking up Detroit drug dealers won’t stop drug abuse, officials say

Full-time, inpatient addiction treatment offers the best hope, Valley experts agreeSFlb

Locking up Detroit drug dealers won’t stop drug abuse, officials say

Repairs begin on Grohl alley artwork

Artist Aaron Chine of Warren works on restoring a mural he created in David Grohl Alley which was destroyed by a vandal. Chine organized the clean-up project, which got underway Saturday afternoon.

State Rep. Sean O’Brien receives ballot challenge from retired Niles educator

Sean O’Brien is attempting to hold onto the seat in the Ohio Legislature he first earned in 2010 and successfully defended in 2012.

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Trumbull coroner one of few who gives specific numbers to overdose crisis

Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, Trumbull County coroner, says people often ask him whether overdose deaths are the result of a “bad batch” of heroin. He frequently has to explain that it’s actually the reverse.

Challenger says Trumbull commissioner Fuda lacks aggressiveness

Frank Fuda says Trumbull County kept its finances in order over the seven years he’s been county commissioner.

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Boy attacked on Warren bike trail, left to walk naked down street

Kalli Ioannou was shocked and greatly upset when she saw a 14-year-old boy walking bruised and naked

Former Cincinnati man sentenced to 28 years for rape, kidnapping


Kevin T. Johns, 24, was sentenced to the maximum prison term for raping one woman and kidnapping another

Boston company proposing $800 million natural-gas power plant for Lordstown

Clean Energy Future Lordstown LLC has asked Lordstown to rezone 57 acres to industrial so it can build on Salt Springs Road.

Security company operator indicted on forgery and tampering

Gregory A. Oakes, 51, operator of two Howland-based security companies, has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of forgery and 10 counts of tampering with records.

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Indictment clears up charges against woman in car during Warren killing

It’s a little clearer now why Regan Jelks is charged in Taemarr Walker’s death.

Warren Fire Department to lay off six firefighters when grant expires May 26

The Warren Fire Department has been denied a replacement grant and is making plans to have six fewer firefighters starting May 27

Inspiring Minds wants to double number of youths served again

The Warren non-profit organization Inspiring Minds was able to double this year the number of children and young adults it helped with its various educational programs, and it asked those attending its annual gala to help double that number again.

Police charge Florida man with vandalizing David Grohl Alley

Police have filed criminal charges against 35-year-old Florida resident Kurtis Aguilera, charging him with vandalizing some of the art in David Grohl Alley. Now they have to locate him.

Grand jury clears officer in death of Warren man, indicts woman

Grand jury clears officer in death of Warren man, indicts woman

Warren man sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting house containing four girls

Warren man sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting house containing four girls

Youngstown schools detail snow day make-up plan

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Some board members expressed reservations about the blizzard bags

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Woman tells dispatcher: ‘We got shot. We got shot. We got shot’

A 48-year-old South Street woman can be heard telling a dispatcher about 10 times “We got shot, we got shot, we got shot”

Pros and cons of Ohio marijuana Constitutional amendment debated

Rights group, Hagan at odds over approach

The Ohio Rights Group has about 15 percent of the signatures it needs by July 2 to put the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment on the November ballot.

Mahoning County substance-abuse official speaks to Congressional panel

Mahoning County substance-abuse official speaks to Congressional panel

Trumbull engineer investigated for potential conflict of interest

Court documents say state investigators were searching for information on whether four allegations of misconduct occurred

Cafaro Foundation pledges $100,000 toward revenue guarantee for daily flights

On the day the Cafaro Foundation pledged $100,000 to the to help secure daily air service at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, a Warren City Council committee heard a presentation regarding a $30,000 contribution.

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Judge says Warren man could serve long prison term if convicted in Ponzi scheme

Though Warren man Keelan Harris told a Vindicator reporter in 2011 he was a mere employee of his brother, Kevin Harris, during the years Kevin Harris operated a $20 million Ponzi scheme, the federal judge has suggested he could serve a long prison term if convicted.

Survey results show interest in Vienna-Chicago flights

Survey results show interest in Vienna-Chicago flights

Overdose-reversal drug starting to be available to more people

Ohio has moved quickly in the past six months to provide greater access to the drug Naloxone to reverse the effects of an overdose

Daughter of murder victim to killer: ‘I still love you’

Veronica Baragona of Niles, a daughter of murder victim Laura L. Michael, said only four words to her uncle, Bradley E. Milligan, as she stood across from him Thursday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court: “I still love you.”

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Destruction of old Garrettsville buildings draws a crowd

Dozens of people streamed into town Monday to look at the block-long destruction of some of the town’s oldest buildings that resulted from a Saturday-afternoon fire on Main Street.


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