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Girlfriend in manslaughter trial admits she knew boyfriend had gun

Woman charged with involuntary manslaughter admitted she knew boyfriend had gun in her car

Warren councilman complains that officials are moving too fast to dissolve city’s dispatching center

A Warren councilman told Trumbull County commissioners Wednesday it’s too soon for county and city officials to transfer Warren’s police dispatching to the county 911 center.

Trial testimony sheds light on Warren’s officer-involved fatal shooting

The involuntary manslaughter trial of Regan Jelks explained a few things about the shooting death of Taemarr Walker

Plans move forward to add Warren to county 911 jurisdiction

Staff report WARREN The Warren Police Department appears to be moving forward with its

Trumbull Children Services working on reducing runaways from residential treatment

It might come as a surprise to some people to know that Trumbull County Children Services doesn’t have the right to restrain some of the children in its residential treatment center.

Ethics Commission says port authority member must withdraw from air-base votes, discussions

Ethics Commission says port authority member John Boccieri must withdraw from air-base votes, discussions

Trumbull judge rules Ohio law unconstitutional, sewer projects unfair

A Trumbull County Common Pleas Court has ruled an Ohio law unconstitutional that gives building contractors great latitude to install sewers and later charge property owners a share of the cost.

Ex-CEO of airline seeking to offer local flights to sell 100% ownership

Scott Beale resigned as president, CEO and chairman of the board of Aerodynamics Inc. and will sell his 100 percent ownership in the company

New judge replaced by experienced attorney on Warren Civil Service Commission

James Fredericka was being honored Wednesday during the Warren Civil Service Commission meeting for his 20 years of service

Little can be done about injection wells, attorney tells Trumbull crowd

Trumbull crowd hears that there’s little that can be done about injection wells

Trumbull sales tax rate probably going up, commissioner says

The Trumbull County sales-tax rate is probably going up a quarter of a percent in the coming weeks and months, Commissioner Frank Fuda confirmed Wednesday.

North Carolina semi driver reports to Trumbull jail for 2012 I-80 fatality

North Carolina man will serve 30-day sentence for crash

Robert Lucarell II said it took his family “a lot of work” to see the criminal case against North Carolina truck driver Richard A. Pacholski result in Pacholski being locked up Monday to serve a 30-day jail sentence.

Judge approves Howland woman to return home

A 34-year-old Howland woman once charged with attempted murder is expected to return home within a few days

Trumbull elections board preparing voting-precinct reductions for May primary

Reducing the number of voting precincts in Trumbull County by 38 — from 208 to 170 — for the May 5 primary election.

Liberty family hit with sudden deaths of woman and granddaughter in three days time

Liberty family hit with sudden deaths of woman and granddaughter in three days time

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Trumbull jail now keeps photographic record of inmate tattoos

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With an increasing number of people having tattoos, Trumbull County jail officials decided to make better use of them as an identification tool.

Trumbull deputies to get pay raises

The county commissioners have not yet approved the raises, but they are expected to do so in the coming weeks.

Contractor seeks $446,337 more to complete Kinsman sewer project

Contractor seeks $446,337 more to complete Kinsman sewer project

Trumbull engineer’s office plans injection-well summit

Many local officials in Trumbull County have fielded complaints from the public about truck traffic and other concerns regarding brine injection wells that serve the gas and oil industry here.

Trumbull jail count leads to release of man with knife

Police chief says he’s never had any problem with the jail’s intake practices or decisions.

Lordstown officer justified in firing at store owner, prosecutor says

The Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office will not present information to a county grand jury regarding the shots fired at Lordstown resident George Rafidi by Lordstown Police Detective Chris Bordonaro.

Trumbull road worker commended for helping save man trapped on lake

Tim Monroe, highway supervisor for the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office, says he was in the “right place at the right time” when an SUV slid onto a frozen Vienna Township lake.

Deputy director promoted at Trumbull elections board

The Trumbull County Board of Elections elevated its deputy director to the top spot and picked a 12-year employee to serve as deputy director during a board meeting Tuesday.

Judge sentences man to 22 1/2 years for shooting Hubbard cop

A defiant Jeff Irby continued to maintain his innocence.

Justice Department says Warren Police Department has made ‘significant progress’

Justice Department says the Warren Police Department “made significant progress” in the past year toward eliminating unconstitutional policing

Feds say airline not fit to provide Chicago flights from Youngstown

The U.S. Department of Transportation has tentatively denied the application of Aerodynamics Inc. to begin daily air service between the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport based on the airline’s lack of “fitness.”

McClurkin pleads to reduced charges, agrees to testify against brother

Patrick J. McClurkin, the younger of the two McClurkin brothers charged with defrauding more than 50 customers of their former McClurkin Funeral Home, has pleaded guilty to reduced charges

Valley gas station owner detained by feds, accused of $2.5 million fraud

A 30-page affidavit filed in Youngstown federal court by a local FBI agent lays out a fraud he says a Howland gas-station owner carried out in 2012 to defraud an Illinois bank out of $2.5 million.

Port Authority to weigh financial support for air-base survival

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The Western Reserve Port Authority will discuss whether to financially support a local military affairs commission working to avoid closure or reductions at the 910th Airlift Wing

Demolition begins at Warren GE Ohio Lamp Plant

Preparation work has begun on the $2.4 million demolition of the 354,000 square foot historic General Electric Ohio Lamp Plant on Dana Street Northeast.

Doug Franklin, Warren mayor, to run for re-election to a second term

The city’s first black mayor will run for re-election to a second term this year.

Gregory Brewer pleads guilty to Warren aggravated murder and gets 20 years to life

Gregory S. Brewer, 50, apparently entered the home of Dominic Bufano, 55, last Aug. 21 on friendly terms, but left as Bufano’s killer.

Trumbull prosecutor opposes release of Melnicks' attacker

Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins is opposing the potential move of inmate Christopher W. Daniel to transitional control, which could release him into society later this year.

Cortland woman sues Warren police, others over 2013 crash during chase

A Cortland woman has filed a lawsuit in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court against a Warren man, a Warren police officer, the police department, the city and others over a Jan. 18, 2013, traffic crash that occurred while the officer was chasing a suspect.

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Theft charges against former Hotel California chef bound over to grand jury

Daimer Cescon, touted last year as the three-star Michelin chef who would be running the kitchen at the Hotel California in Austintown, is in the Trumbull County jail

Retired deputy now patrols a different beat, helping senior citizens

Don Hyde met a lot of Trumbull County residents during his 35 years as a deputy and detective with the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office

Trmbull County sets record for drug and overall criminal cases

In spite of statistics showing that violent and property crime has been dropping in the nation and in Ohio, Trumbull County registered a record-high number of indictments in 2014.

Lordstown residents express satisfaction with new power plant site

The company has settled on an alternative site for it in the Lordstown Industrial Park.

Water-pipe break in Wean Building soaks Trumbull County records

Some of the county records kept on three floors of the county-owned Wean Building on North Park Avenue got wet

Warren man gets 10 years for 2012 execution-style killing

Lamont Salter, 26, pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping and aggravated burglary

Kleese Development tops in area for injection of Pennsylvania brine

The more significant volume of brine waste injection activity has been taking place in Vienna and Newton townships.

Civil suit unfolded like nothing Trumbull judge had seen in 18 years on the bench

The medical malpractice resulted in a $28.7 million judgment in favor of a Warren family

Jury finds Irby guilty of firing at Hubbard cop

A jury found Jeff Irby, 26, of Youngstown and Indianapolis, Ind., guilty Friday of firing gunshots at a Hubbard police officer last October while fleeing from a traffic stop.

Hubbard officer testifies he heard a bullet ‘whiz’ by him

Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of Jeff Irby of Youngstown.

Trumbull elections board director to retire Jan. 31

The board will place a help-wanted advertisement in the coming weeks for director and/or deputy director

Neighbor, social media help cops arrest several purported burglars


Technology, social media and vigilance appear to have helped police put together the pieces of a burglary ring involving about a half-dozen people.

New site proposed for $800M Lordstown power plant

Project would help schools, bring about 25 full-time jobs

Clean Energy Future Lordstown LLC selected another site that doesn’t need a zone change.

Trumbull judge awards $28.7 million in suit over birth injury

A Warren family’s son was born in 2010 with cerebral palsy as a result of oxygen deprivation during his birth.

Ex-coach, editor arraigned on sex charges involving students

An inappropriate text message from the former Jefferson High School girls basketball and softball coach to one of the girls he coached was ultimately not deemed criminal.

New and re-elected officials take oath of office at Trumbull courthouse

Monday’s swearing-in ceremony was the first one for new Trumbull County Probate Court Judge James Fredericka


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