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WRITER: Bob Coupland

Trumbull County remains under mask order

The Ohio Department of Health reported a one-day increase of 1,150 COVID-19 cases statewide on Thursday, bringing the total to 61,331 since the coronavirus pandemic began. The state also added 15 deaths and 81 hospitalizations, bringing those totals to 3,006 and 8,570, respectively. At his press conference on Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine discussed guidance for how Ohio’s 167 colleges and universities can ...

Liberty school officials trying again for levy

LIBERTY — Liberty school officials will try again to get voter support for a 2.5-mill additional levy for permanent improvements in the district. The board of education at its June meeting took the first step to place the five-year levy on the Nov. 3 general election ballot and have scheduled a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday via Zoom to give the needed second reading for official placement on the ...

Boardman man gets probation, $100 fee in officer-threat case

BOARDMAN — A Boardman man charged with threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer was sentenced to three years of probation with standard and special conditions and a $100 special assessment fee Thursday afternoon. Eighteen-year-old Justin Olsen appeared by Zoom video conference in U.S. District Court Northern Division of Ohio in Cleveland and was sentenced by Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. Olsen ...

Trumbull remains under mask order

The Ohio Department of Health reported a one-day increase of 1,150 COVID-19 cases statewide on Thursday, bringing the total to 61,331 since the coronavirus pandemic began. The state also added 15 deaths and 81 hospitalizations, bringing those totals to 3,006 and 8,570, respectively. At his press conference on Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine discussed guidance for how Ohio’s 167 colleges and universities can ...

Liberty considers touch-free tech in its buildings

LIBERTY — Township officials are looking at using the $160,000 in CARES Act funds the township has received to have “touch free” entrance doors and restrooms at the township administration building. Trustee Chairman Arnold Clebone said at Thursday’s special meeting the money needs to be used by the end of the year so officials will begin having specifications and designs done for touch free building ...

Hubbard BOE extends union contracts

HUBBARD — The Hubbard Exempted Village Board of Education has approved a one-year extension of the district’s certified and classified union contracts through the 2020-21 school year. The board at its June meeting approved a one-year collective bargaining agreement with the Hubbard Education Association effective July 1 through June 30, 2021, which was previously ratified by the association on June 11. ...

Falls official receives national attention

NEWTON FALLS — A plan to have Newton Falls become a “statuary sanctuary city” for taken down statues and monuments from other parts of the nation has received national attention on various news outlets. The national attention has local residents concerned about protestors coming to the village and causing damage. On the Fourth of July, Village Manager David Lynch issued a proclamation declaring ...

‘We can only go forward’

CANFIELD — Members of the Canfield United Methodist Church were not only thrilled to worship together for the first time since March, but they also welcomed their new minister who made history as the first African-American to serve as pastor of the church. The Rev. Ivy Smith led the service Sunday during an outdoor service in the church parking lot with masks worn by the more than 100 in attendance and chairs ...

Polka night in Hubbard

HUBBARD — With temperatures reaching into the lower 90s, more than 50 people were able to find shade among the many trees at Harding Park in Hubbard for the Sunday evening concert-in-the-park series, the day the event began for the summer. Rex Taneri and his Orchestra provided polka-style music, bringing some members of the audience to their feet to dance or sing along. Taneri of Canfield, a Warren native, ...

Praise event prepares for rally

WARREN — Trumbull County Men of Faith members are preparing for this fall’s Men’s Rally in the Valley with praise-and- worship events throughout the summer. The group gathered recently on Courthouse Square in Warren, where area men shared their stories of finding God. About 100 people attended the event with the theme, “No Excuses. He is Risen.” Keno Hills, a former National Football League player ...