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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

Trumbull engineer plans to switch to new salt-buying consortium

The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office is planning to use a different consortium to buy most of its road salt for next winter

Councilman proposes reducing number of ward council members by three

Councilman John Brown Jr., says he expects opposition from fellow council members

Mexican exchange student returns to his American family 39 years later

Ignacio del Ricon, a foreign-exchange student from Mexico, was only supposed to stay with the John and Rose Makosky family of Champion four months in 1975

County officials say Kleese family ran ‘improper’ waterlines to their properties

County officials say Kleese family ran ‘improper’ waterlines

No decision on whether records will be open for Niles murder case

Attorneys discuss whether documents filed in juvenile’s aggravated murder case will be open to the public, but no decision was rendered

Attorneys at odds over access in murder case against Niles boy

Filings in juvenile court in the aggravated murder case of Jacob Larosa, 15, should be treated as public records, Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins said

Trumbull officials hear from public on proposed sales-tax increase

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The Trumbull County commissioners showed a map at a public hearing Wednesday showing Trumbull County being among only 22 Ohio counties out of 88 with a sales tax rate of 6.75 percent or lower.

Port Authority approves new strategic plan, prepares for hiring of permanent director

The Western Reserve Port Authority has approved its new strategic plan

Cortland voters to be asked for additional money for schools, police

Cortland voters to be asked for additional money for schools, police

Adventure, history draw members of Tri-County Metal Detecting Club

To three local members of the Tri-County Metal Detecting Club, the hobby of metal detecting appeals to their sense of adventure and desire to help others.

Rape charges added in murder case against Niles boy

15-year-old accused of attempted rape in death of 94-year-old neighbor

He also faces aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.

Trumbull MetroParks to allow food vendors on Greenway

The people running the Trumbull County MetroParks believe they can make the experience of biking or walking the Western Reserve Greenway or using other MetroParks more enjoyable if they allow vendors to operate food trucks there.

Initial notification indicates water well samples from oil spill area ‘look good’

They will receive another call later Wednesday with additional information

Vienna residents awaiting answers on tested water

Vienna residents apparently will wait until today to learn about tested water

Investigation finds no ‘no criminal intent’ by candidate for Warren auditor

The Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office has advised the Trumbull County Board of Elections that it has found ‘no criminal intent’ on the part of a candidate for Warren auditor relating to an invalid signature on his candidate petition.

Hundreds turn out to learn about water quality, testing at site of Vienna oil spill

State, local officials tell hundreds at meeting quality of water is uncertain

Water within a half mile of the spill was being tested Monday and rushed to a Columbus lab.

Rape Crisis Team observes teal ribbon day today to support victims of sexual assaults

Fifth-annual teal ribbon day today to bring greater awareness to sexual assaults in the community

OEPA: 2,000 gallons of waste oil spilled into Vienna wetlands

Workers from Kleese Development were back at two ponds and the Little Yankee Run wetlands on Sodom Hutchings Road this morning for a second day, cleaning up an estimated 2,000 gallons or more of “light waste oil” from Kleese’s oilfield services company nearby. The company has halted all operations.

Warren man convicted of 12 counts of raping stepgranddaughter over 4 years

Benchea, 62, expected to get life prison sentence

When he is sentenced April 28, Rick Benchea is expected to learn that he will never spend another day as a free man.

Warren officials seek to build trust between police, public

Mayor Doug Franklin and officials from law enforcement, clergy and Warren City Schools unveiled an initiative Thursday called “Bridging the Gap”

Niles teen charged with aggravated murder, may be tried as adult

Dennis Watkins announced his office will seek to have Jacob Larosa, 15, tried as an adult in the beating death of Marie R. Belcastro, 94

Warren officer: Heroin problem is ‘out of control’


Two people had to be revived using the overdose-reversal drug Naloxone

Alternating Warren ambulance system ‘appears to be working early on,’ Warren fire chief says


The first two weeks of a new system of alternating between two private ambulance companies for Warren calls “appears to be working,” Warren Fire Chief Ken Nussle said.

Girl testifies of rape by her grandfather

A 12-year-old girl who lived with her grandparents on Belvedere Avenue Southeast from age 6 to age 11 told a jury Monday her grandfather raped her multiple times per week for more than three years.

Woman charged for second time with having drugs in Trumbull County jail

Brittany N. Gromley, 24, of Federal Street in Warren purportedly possessed drugs in the Trumbull County jail.

Warren gets extra help from city workers and volunteers to patch potholes

City officials have deployed every available employee since March 17 to patch potholes

Sheriff Altiere: Termination after hostage ordeal justified

Altiere: Termination after hostage ordeal justified

The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office has appealed a ruling that made a terminated corrections officer eligible for unemployment benefits.

‘Fatty clay soil’ adds to Kinsman sewer project woes

The Trumbull County commissioners have approved another change order related to the troublesome Kinsman sewer project, this time primarily to accommodate ‘fatty clay soil.’

No dash-cam video of gunfire from Weathersfield police officer’s gun

There is no dash-cam video of the confrontation between a Weathersfield police officer and a Weathersfield resident Monday night that led to the officer firing his gun several times.

Warren loses two backup ambulance services

Warren officials are talking to several private ambulance companies in an effort to get one under contract

Judge rules WR Port Authority owns mineral rights at airport

A Trumbull County judge has ruled in favor of the Western Reserve Port Authority in its January 2013 lawsuit seeking to clarify its ownership of the mineral rights in the Utica Shale formation

Niles man gets 10-year prison sentence for giving fatal heroin injection

Mark Thornsberry sentenced to 10 years in prison for injecting a dose of heroin into Joshua J. Robbins, 25, of Mineral Ridge, that killed him

Kinsman man gets 90 days for falsifying documents for Purple Heart plates

Keith D. Chandler, 34, of Kinsman Township, was sentenced to 90 days for falsifying documents so he could obtain Purple Heart license plates

Port authority close to finalizing strategic plan, hiring permanent director

The Western Reserve Port Authority has made some revisions to the authority’s new strategic plan, and awaits input from the county commissioners

Man accused of threat, assault charged with aggravated arson

Warren policed used a ballistic shield they arrested Lamar A. Mitchell on charges of aggravated arson and domestic violence.

Trumbull judge releases man from prison after appeals court reverses conviction

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Judge Andrew Logan of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court has signed an order releasing Derrick L. Eggleston of Woodview Avenue from prison a month early after an appeals court ruled that he should not have been convicted.

Hundreds attend vigil for Harding senior killed in car crash

Hundreds attend vigil for Warren Harding senior killed in car crash

As police continued this week to investigate what caused a rollover crash that killed Alyssa B. Wynn, 17, last Thursday, her little brother, Jonathan, expressed a simpler thought.


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