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TCF completes integration with former Chemical Bank

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WARREN — The final integration of Chemical Bank into Detroit-based TCF National Bank is complete, TCF announced Monday. The merger of equals in which legacy TCF Financial Corp. merged into Chemical Financial Corp. closed Aug. 1, 2019, and formed Michigan’s largest national bank holding ...

COVID cases below 900 for second straight day

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For the first time since the last two days in June, the number of new COVID-19 cases was below 900 for two consecutive days. While the daily average number of cases during the first 10 days of August is down from the record high in July, it’s still more than twice as much as it was in May ...

Northeast Ohio gas prices increase 4 cents over week

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WARREN — The average price for gasoline across northeast Ohio is 4 cents more expensive this week at $2.08 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. In the Warren-Youngstown area, the average per gallon price is $2.06 and in Niles, $2.07. For the region this week ...

Columbiana 911 texts due in 2021

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LISBON — Texting is finally coming to Columbiana County’s 911 system, but probably not until January. County 911 advisory committee members learned at this week’s meeting they received the federal grant sought last December to cover 60 percent of the cost to make the necessary system ...

Planting for the future

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HARTFORD — Standing in a hemp field on just the other side of the Ohio / Pennsylvania line, the instantly recognizable and pungent odor of cannabis was hardly noticeable except when the wind blew exactly right. That’s when you could smell it, but the scent was fleeting and not ...

Community raising awareness, funds for childhood illness

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CANFIELD — The Emerald Court cul-de-sac in Canfield was bustling with activity on Saturday. The community had come together to raise funds and awareness in the battle over DMG, diffuse midline glioma, that claims the lives of roughly 300 children every year, and claimed one young girl’s ...

Former teacher indicted on sex charges involving student

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YOUNGSTOWN — Sarah M. Barnes, 28, of Seneca Street in Niles, a former teacher in the Jackson Milton Local Schools, was indicted last week on three counts of sexual battery that allege she engaged in sexual conduct with a student. Barnes, also known as Sarah McCree, is alleged to have ...

Ex Craig Beach chief denied release

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AKRON — A federal judge has ruled against the request of former Craig Beach police Chief Andrew Solomon, 38, to leave prison after serving three years of his five-year sentence for possessing child pornography. Judge John Adams last week rejected Solomon’s request, which noted Solomon’s ...

Man pleads guilty to drug charges

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YOUNGSTOWN — Shane Trainer, 34, of East Indiana Avenue in Sebring pleaded guilty Monday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to two counts of aggravated drug trafficking and two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm stemming from a March arrest at his home. Sebring police ...

Big 10 cancels college football season

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The Big Ten on Tuesday decided to cancel the college football season for fall 2020 with hopes of playing in spring 2021. With this decision, the Big Ten has become the first Power Five conference to decide not to play this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released Tuesday, the ...