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Warren woman, 75, dies in basement house fire

Loan T. Vang, 75, died in a basement fire Wednesday at her house at 949 Columbia Place Southeast despite the efforts of the Warren Fire Department.

State Dem chairman says Trumbull party leaders must cast public ballots

Polivka wants secret ballots; state official says it’ll be public

When Trumbull County Democratic Party Central Committee members meet July 26 to select a replacement for Commissioner Paul Heltzel, the vote will take place in public, the Ohio Democratic Party chairman says.

Boy’s Make A Wish trip will include quality time with family, swimming

The Metcalf family of Canton, including their 4-year-old son Zachary, started a free 6-day Florida vacation today, thanks to Allegiant Air and Make A Wish.

4 Trumbull attorneys face possible discipline

An attorney who provides criminal defense for indigent defendants in Warren-area courts is among four Trumbull County attorneys referred to the Ohio Supreme Court for possible disciplinary action.

Arts supporters update effort to get tax funding for Mahoning Valley arts

It’s been almost five years since the Power of the Arts organization was formed to encourage and fund arts and culture in the Mahoning Valley.

168th Trumbull county Fair Schedule of events

TRUMBULL COUNTY FAIR Schedule of events

The 2014 Trumbull County Fair started Tuesday and runs through Sunday at the county fairgrounds on

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Good buy: GE auction brings back memories

A mixture of strangers and locals climbed the creaky, wooden steps of the three-story 100-year-old GE Ohio Lamp Plant on Dana Street Northeast on Thursday to acquire items during an auction or see the place one more time before it fades away.

Animals and family make this a ‘pretty fair week’

Jamie Lewis is only 3 1/2 years old, but she’s fully immersed in the lifestyle of the Trumbull County Fair.

Trumbull commissioners approve more sewer work in Scott Street area of Newton Township

Construction could begin this year to connect 113 customers with sewer lines in the Scott Street area of Newton Township

Trumbull Dems face deadline to replace Commissioner Paul Heltzel

Those who worked closest with Paul Heltzel at the Trumbull County commissioners office are still reeling from his sudden death June 30, but there’s a deadline to meet in mid-August to replace him.

Trumbull Fair SCHEDULE

TRUMBULL COUNTY FAIR Schedule of events

The 2014 Trumbull County Fair officially runs Tuesday through Sunday at the county fairgrounds on

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Heltzel ‘gave his life to you as best he could,’ priest says at funeral

Trumbull County Commissioner Paul Heltzel “gave away his life to you as best as he could,” Father Lorn Snow said at Paul Heltzel’s funeral mass

Few things change about Trumbull County Fair — including the price

This year’s Trumbull County Fair is July 7-13

Thoreau shares eloquent, thought-provoking words in Warren

Nineteenth century author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau visited downtown Warren, sharing his thoughts on nature in a thought-provoking and eloquent way

WRPA votes to hire Pittsburgh law firm

Four of the five remaining port authority members hired a Pittsburgh law firm in the event that county commissioners try to dissolve the board.

Howland man convicted of assault, trespass, cleared of other charges

Christopher Dellick could get up to 9 1/2 years in prison

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Howland husband disputes wife's assault, kidnapping, burglary allegations in court

Christopher Dellick disputes allegations from his wife that he cut her with a knife, choked her and kidnapped her

Speaker shares Titanic surprises with Ohio Chautauqua crowd in Warren

One of the best-remembered but fictional characters in the 1997 movie Titanic, the wealthy and selfish Cal, made it onto a lifeboat and survived by pretending to be the father of a small child.

Maryland man sentenced to probation for Champion environmental problem

Ed Knieriem Jr. entenced to two years probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine

Falls police chief keeps his job — for now

For now, Eugene Fixler is still the Newton Falls police chief

Former Farrell, Howland resident now a suspect in Michigan assault and homicide

Shawn J. Jarrett, 50, who spent 30 years in prison for killing his elderly neighbor in Farrell, Pa., in 1982 and attacking a Sharon woman, has pleaded not guilty in Grandville, Mich., to assaulting and robbing an elderly woman there Thursday.

NFL's Brad Smith blends in with crowd at South Side block party

After first helping 300 kids learn about football and life at the True Foundation camp which Brad Smith and his wife Rosalynn offered at YSU Saturday, it was time for some fun Saturday evening.

Killer who lived in Howland charged in Michigan robbery, sexual assault

A former Farrell, Pa., man convicted of killing an elderly woman in 1982, then paroled last year to live in Howland with his parents has been arrested on charges that he robbed and assaulted an elderly Michigan woman.

Steelmaking legacy crashing down in Warren

In this Vindicator file photograph from 1960, crews work on expanding the Republic Steel mill in Warren. Republic added a 56-inch strip mill at a cost of $45 million that year. After many changes in ownership since the early 1980s, the mill closed in 2012.

Hubbard man faces charge of bigamy

Sheriff’s Office files first Trumbull County bigamy charge in decades

Toledo family encourages understanding of prescription-drug abuse

Family from Toledo tries to encourage understanding of prescription-drug abuse

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Former Niles funeral director sent to prison, ordered to pay restitution

Robert P. McDermott Sr., a former Niles funeral director, will spend three years in prison.

Judge to decide whether Cleveland man competent to stand trial for murder

Two psychiatric reports have reached the same conclusion about whether alleged murderer and alleged hostage taker David Martin is competent to stand trial.

Trumbull officials planning for compressed-natural-gas feasibility study

Trumbull officials planning for compressed-natural-gas feasibility study

Port authority approves agreement with Ross Development to acquire former cargo building

The authority approved one project that resolves a longstanding controversy involving the former Davis Air Cargo Building.

Remnant of Warren’s Main Street history to reopen as art gallery

Dale Bell of Bell Construction says projects like his renovation of the building at 410 S. Main St. is among the most satisfying — though probably not the most profitable — of his career.

Management group to take control of Packard Music Hall Sept. 1

Mayor Doug Franklin and Eric Ryan of JAC Management Group approved an agreement Monday that turns over management of Packard Music Hall to Ryan’s company.

Kathy DiCristofaro set to become first female vice chairwoman of Trumbull Democrats in at least 20 years

Don’t expect dramatic changes when Kathy DiCristofaro of Niles assumes the position of vice chairwoman of the Trumbull County Democratic Party

Animal Welfare League opens new Vienna complex

Friday’s official opening marked the completion of a two year process to raise funds and renovate the former indoor and outdoor baseball complex

Small-school attention makes a difference at Jackson-Milton

Erica Hughes could have attended a number of colleges that were offering her scholarships, but she chose the small, Christian Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., because it seems like it may be a lot like attending Jackson Milton schools.

Students from New York return to Warren to unveil Robins Theater proposals

Thirteen students from The New School in New York City returned to Warren and presented their plan for funding the $14 million renovation of the Robins Theater

Men question charges against fired Warren police officer

Former Warren Patrolman Reuben Shaw had handcuffs placed on his wrists and police officers escorting him in court

Trumbull County arson dog to help get arsonists off streets

Tom Domes says his main goal as an arson investigator and partner to his new arson dog, Trace, is to “get the arsonists off the street.”

North Bloomfield woman sentenced to 30 months for stealing from job

North Bloomfield woman sentenced to 30 months in prison for stealing $101,117 over nine months from Fowler Township companies

Teen faces charge in robbery of 14-year-old boy on bike trail

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN An 18-year-old Edgewood Street Northeast man is charged

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Duly noted — idea man and workhorses bring new attraction to David Grohl Alley

Joe O’Grady is the ultimate “ideas” guy.

Warren G. Harding grads reflect on past, share goals

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New Warren G. Harding High School graduate Jesse Kilpatrick made a name for himself as news anchor for the school’s broadcast channel and communications program.

Ex-Niles funeral director pleads guilty to 10 charges

The victims of the thefts committed by former Niles funeral director Robert P. McDermott Sr. will have the chance to speak to the judge about them at McDermott’s sentencing hearing June 11.

Eastern Gateway to grow into much larger Mickey’s location

Eastern Gateway Community College will be moving its Warren Center this summer about a block and a half southwest into the Mickey’s Army and Navy store at the corner of Main Avenue and South Street in downtown Warren.

Warren accountant ordered to stop using CPA designation

Warren accountant Paul J. Hawkins, whose 2007 audit letter promised that a Warren-based company that ripped off 400 people for over $15 million was ‘not a Ponzi scheme,’ received a ‘cease and desist’ notice in March.

Son of murder victim says Donna Roberts is evil and manipulative.

Michael Fingerhut of Florida, a son of Robert Fingerhut, who was murdered in his Howland home Dec. 11, 2001, says Donna Roberts, 69, is evil and manipulative.

Trumbull prosecutor again says military-statue thief should stay in prison

The prosecutor’s office has again asked a judge to decline a request to have the thief leave prison early.

7th annual Suicide Survivors walk was Saturday

The loss of a loved one to suicide can bring about “so many emotions,” said a Help Hotline official.

Liberty Relay walkers stay till the end

The rain, wind and cold did not stop the walkers from continuing on.

Event encourages bike riding to work in Warren

Event encourages bike riding to work in Warren

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