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WRITER: Guy Vogrin

Judge declares Campbell man's shooting trial a mistrial

WARREN — A Trumbull County jury was sent home Friday afternoon after some 17 hours of deliberations, unable to come up with a unanimous verdict in the trial of a Campbell man facing felony charges connected to the Oct. 5, 2020, shooting of a Warren man. Despite the mistrial, Tre’Mon Dukes, 23, of Tenney Avenue, still faces two counts of felonious assault and a charge of aggravated robbery. Trumbull ...

Jurors continue to deliberate

WARREN — A Trumbull County jury deliberated for a second day Thursday, leaving the courthouse without a verdict in the trial of a Campbell man facing felony charges connected to the Oct. 5, 2020, shooting of a Warren man. Tre’Mon Dukes, 23, of Tenney Avenue, faces aggravated robbery, felonious assault and having a weapon under restriction charges. Jurors have had the case for about 12 hours since ...

Jurors dismissed as Dukes case has mistrial

WARREN — A Trumbull County jury was sent home this afternoon after some 17 hours of deliberations, unable to come up with a unanimous verdict in the trial of a Campbell man facing felony charges connected to an Oct. 5, 2020, shooting of a Warren man. Despite the mistrial, Tre’Mon Dukes, 23, of Tenney Avenue, Campbell, still faces two counts of felonious assault and a charge of aggravated robbery. Assistant ...

Judge refuses to trim sentence

WARREN — A Youngstown woman who was given probation and a 60-day jail sentence after being convicted of embezzling more than $250,000 from a Newton Falls Catholic parish asked a judge last week to release her from jail. Judge Andrew D. Logan of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court refused the early release request of Rachelle Barb, 46, of 2718 Normandy Drive, Youngstown, telling her the seriousness of the ...

Campbell resident faces trial

WARREN — A Campbell man is expected to stand trial this week on felony charges connected to a shooting last fall in Warren. Jury selection is expected to begin Monday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court in the trial of Tre’Mon Dukes, 23, of Tenney Avenue, Campbell. Potential jurors will be spaced according to COVID-19 guidelines in the large courtroom of Judge Andrew D. Logan. After questioning by ...

Former Liberty resident sentenced to 35 years

WARREN — A former Liberty woman pleaded guilty to an 18-count indictment charging her with sexually assaulting a 3-year-old female relative in late 2018 or early 2019, recording the act on a cellphone and sending the images on a phone to a man. Candis Wynn, 35, formerly of Lucretia Drive, Liberty, appeared with her attorney, Jeffrey Goodman, before Judge Ronald J. Rice, who sentenced her to a 35-year prison ...

Girard man gets 10-to-life sentence

WARREN — A Girard man was sentenced to 10-years-to-life after pleading guilty to multiple felony counts involving the rape of a now-teenage girl that had been going on for years, a prosecutor said. Christopher A. Curlee, 55, of Washington Street, also was tagged by Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew D. Logan as a tier 3 sex offender, which means if he is released from prison, he will have to ...

Valley prosecutor argues against parole

A juvenile killer of a Niles police officer in 1982 had his parole hearing moved up to this month because of a new state law, and Trumbull County’s prosecutor made sure the Ohio Adult Parole Authority got a letter voicing his “firm and total opposition” to any release of Fred E. Joseph Jr. “I made sure to FedEx that packet of information to Columbus last Monday,” Prosecutor Dennis Watkins said. ...

Boardman eatery serves up healthy sides of patriotism

BOARDMAN — Larry Hunt loves his country and proves it every work day. Each morning, Hunt reports for duty at the stand in the front of the Bob Evans restaurant near the Southern Park Mall showing guests to their breakfast tables. “Between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., when the time and crowd is right, I go over to the public address system and recite the Pledge of Allegiance,” Hunt said. The ...

Pelini’s criminal charge dropped

CANFIELD — Domestic violence charges have been dismissed against Cardinal Mooney football coach Carl Pelini. At a hearing Friday, Judge Molly Johnson of Mahoning County Court dismissed the charge after assistant Prosecutor Michael McBride said Pelini’s wife has refused to testify. Also, Julie Pelini agreed to have the charges against her husband dropped, the prosecutor said. “These are two adults ...