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Involvement is sought in Warren

Warren has had a revitalization plan since 2009, but more of the community must get involved if it’s to have any impact.

Mathews teachers hope to prevent layoffs

Mathews school district teachers turned out en masse at Wednesday’s board of education meeting in hopes of preventing four proposed teacher layoffs.

Niles school board searches for new superintendent

The board of education hopes to get the public involved in its search for a successor to retiring Superintendent Rocco Adduci.

OSU fans meet players for autograph session

Fervent followers of Ohio State football turned out by the hundreds at the Eastwood Mall on Saturday for a two-hour autograph session with four of the team’s graduating seniors.

Niles board votes to keep Yeager as football coach

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES The city board of education voted Thursday to retain Brad

Niles officials work with landlords regarding delinquent utility bills

Niles Mayor Ralph Infante says city is talking to landlords in the wake of council’s passage of an ordinance that holds landlords responsible for payment of tenants’ delinquent utility bills.

600 seek bargains for train hobby

Electronic games and gadgets seem to be the hobbies of today, but advocates of model railroading say that no one should try to relegate their passions to history.

Niles landlords may sue over ordinance

Niles City council passed an ordinance holding landlords responsible for delinquent city utility bills run up by their tenants.

Suit over jail ordeal alleges civil-rights violations, wrongful death

The mother of a Trumbull County jail inmate who died after being Tasered last year has filed a federal lawsuit claiming civil-rights violations, wrongful death and medical malpractice.

MVSD: Raise water rates

The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District is seeking water-rate increases in the second and third years of a three-year plan.

School board votes to put levy on ballot

Mathews Board of Education will try again to convince voters of the need for a 2-mill permanent improvement levy despite the issue’s defeat at the polls last month.

Warren residents asked to help cops

Officials discuss need for partnerships at summit By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com WARREN In

Grand jury reviews charges against corrections officers

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com WARREN The Trumbull County grand jury is reviewing charges

Parents criticize proposal to increase pay-to-play fee

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com VIENNA Members of Mathews Board of Education said Wednesday

Festivities break ground for Niles’ $27M high school

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES Amid a festive setting attended by more than 100 people

Disfigured-doll display draws defenders, detractors

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES A controversial Halloween display of disfigured dolls on


A display of disfigured baby dolls on North Main Street, Niles, has aroused the anger of some residents to the point that the city’s zoning inspector has asked the homeowner to take down the display. That’s not going to happen, said Krista Smith, the homeowner.

Hugs, pride greet Reservists back from Afghanistan

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com VIENNA Seven area Marine reservists returned home from seven

Revenue down for Niles’ fitness center

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES A report issued by the city auditor shows that revenue

Bond for trucker reduced to $50K

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com WARREN Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Andrew Logan agreed

Church’s free ox roast serves up fun and fellowship to thousands

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com BAZETTA Put the word “free” on any event and it’s bound to draw

Mathews schools deemed excellent

Chief now seeks highest designation By JORDAN A. COHEN news@vindy.com VIENNA For the first

Native Americans celebrate Red Hawk tradition

Native Americans celebrate Red Hawk tradition By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com BAZETTA Dolores

Ceremony continues despite downpour

BY JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com GIRARD High school commencement is a day of life-long memories

Harding graduates 341 seniors

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com WARREN Warren G. Harding High School awarded diplomas to 34l

Jurors convict Warren man of murder

By Ed Runyan & JORDAN Cohen news@vindy.com WARREN — A jury found Eugene Henderson guilty of

Niles schools will require drug testing for new workers

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES For the first time in its history, the Niles Board of

Haitian native recalls tragedy, family

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com CANFIELD The congregation at St. Michael Church sat in silence

Mathews board reluctant to close middle school

The school board is leery of placing students in modular classrooms. VIENNA — Closing Neal

Bus driver allowed to resume duties — with 5-year restriction

WARREN — Kathy Kotanichek, the Mathews school-bus driver who became the center of controversy in the

In deal, Mathews bus driver keeps job

The defendant will get transferred to drive a different Mathews school bus. GIRARD — Mathews

Intimidation led to suspension of Niles teacher, records reveal

NILES — The 10-day suspension of a longtime McKinley High School math teacher followed

Mathews divided over bus driver accusations

The school board heard both sides of the dispute over the claim that a bus driver made an ethnic

No Love Lost Here

Happy Valentine’s Day? No way at party in Niles BY JORDAN COHEN 11Organizers said they were

Niles health officials air concerns to director of Ohio’s department

NILES — The director of the Ohio Department of Health listened Thursday as members of the city

Sixth-graders to move to Baker Elementary

VIENNA — With the closing of Neal Middle School, a certainty at the conclusion of the current school

MVSD rate increase could add $300,000 to Niles’ annual cost

NILES — A three-year rate increase under consideration by the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District

Taking The Plunge

Midwinter Mosquito Lake dip helps benefit Special Olympics By JORDAN COHEN BAZETTA — With

Mathews board plans levy meeting

VIENNA — The Mathews board of education has scheduled a meeting for Jan. 27 to approve a five-year

Packard Museum makes vroom for buffs of vintage motorcycles

The oldest motorcycle on display is a 1908 Thor that won the Race of the Century in Alabama in ’08.

McMenamy’s owner plans to contest noise ordinance

The defendant will appeal his conviction. NILES — Robert Leonard, owner of McMenamy’s on

Niles mayor: Use license-plate fees for a road project

NILES — Mayor Ralph Infante said he has an idea what the city can do with those $10 license-plate

State OKs $1.2M for building additions

NILES — The Ohio School Facilities Commission has awarded an additional $1.2 million for new

Niles council can’t rescind tax

The city moved too late to stop collections next year. NILES — Residents will still have to

Parents call for Niles McKinley coach’s ouster

Another coach’s wife vowed a recall petition if parents aren’t satisfied with the board’s response.

Pilot for a day

Alan Hinton, 11, of Youngstown, stands with his mentor Capt. Brian Hodor, who is a pilot of the C-130 aircraft in the Air Force Reserve. Alan was sworn-in Wednesday as an honorary Air Force Reserve second lieutenant in the “Pilot for a Day” program at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station.

Mathews’ bond issue in limbo — for now

VIENNA — Schools Superintendent Lee Seiple said he will wait until two new members of the Mathews

Niles Municipal Court judge weighs case on noise control

The lawyer for the nightclub owner claims the new law is unconstitutional. NILES — The first

Families of victims assemble, remember

More than 60 attended the annual event in Warren’s Courthouse Square. WARREN — Each year in

Mathews teachers, board ratify pact

VIENNA — Mathews teachers and the board of education have ratified a two-year contract that contains


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