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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

Sheriff delays discipline decision

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.

Former Warren educator Albert Rich honored posthumously with Bronze Star Medal

Atty. Gary Rich hoped he would be able to honor his father, Albert Rich, with the Bronze Star Medal his father earned while serving during World War II.

Girard judge steps up effort to address drug addiction and overdose deaths

A young man on probation in his court had died from a heroin overdose

Judge opens records in Larosa murder case, closes next hearing

Closed proceeding to determine if 15-year-old will be tried as adult in death of neighbor, 94

Hearing in June will determine whether Larosa will be tried as an adult

The city’s administrative assistant purchasing coordinator accused of failing to pay city income taxes

The city’s administrative assistant purchasing coordinator accused of failing to pay city income taxes

Warren attorney placed on one year of probation for violations

Warren attorney Nancy Yakubek has been placed on one year of monitored probation

Attorney for Trumbull County says sewer contractor may have committed fraud

Attorney for Trumbull County says sewer contractor may have committed fraud

Trumbull judge hears arguments for and against opening records in juvenile’s murder case

Judge Sandra Stabile Harwood will decide soon whether to keep the records in Larosa’s murder case closed to the public.

Former Niles treasury clerk ordered to serve six months in county jail, repay $142,772

Phyllis J. Wilson, who stole $142,772 over 4 1/2 years as Niles assistant treasurer, to serve six months in the Trumbull County jail.

Former Howland security company owner sentenced to 90 days in jail for forgery and failing to pay $268,179 to state

Jailed for failing to pay Ohio sales taxes and Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation payments, forging documents and tampering with records

Farrell killer sentenced to at least 70 years in Michigan rape and robbery

Shawn Jarett served a 30-year prison term in Pennsylvania for a 1982 murder

Trumbull coroner, national drug-abuse adviser focus on deaths, recovery

Death toll likely 43 so far this year, coroner reports

More than 200 substance abuse professionals and others turned out for the day-long Alliance for Substance Abuse Opiate Summit

Port authority planning committee to review executive director applications May 12

The next meeting is tentatively set for 10:30 a.m. May 12 at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport

Tuesday hearing will address records in Jacob Larosa murder case

Tuesday’s proceeding will address records in murder case

One judge will handle the juvenile court case involving Jacob Larosa of Niles and the public-records matter involving his aggravated murder charge.

Warren to install cameras to nab trash dumpers

The city is purchasing four video surveillance cameras to catch people making a mess by dumping trash in areas such as the bike trail

Vienna trustee seeks commissioners' support in quest for info on oil spill

Wants the Ohio Department of Natural Resources fully explain what caused the spill of 2,000 gallons of oil

Trumbull getting 1st cable median rails to prevent crossover crashes on bypass

A cable median rail is like a guardrail, but it goes in the median and makes use of high-tension cables


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