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Ohio school performance tied to poverty
District scores in the performance index category closely followed the percent of students in a district that are labeled economically disadvantaged. Ohio school performance tied to poverty District scores in the performance index category closely followed the percent of students in a district that are labeled economically disadvantaged.
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The Columbus Dispatch
Lawsuit filed over Ohio crash that killed 6 teens
A wrongful-death lawsuit accuses local officials of not properly maintaining the northeast Ohio road where a one-vehicle crash killed six Warren teenagers . Investigators determined a sport utility vehicle sped down a two-lane road at nearly twice the 35-mph speed limit, then flipped into a pond in Warren on March 10, 2013.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show seeks out unique vendors; Sunday show in ...
If it was different, the founder of the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show wanted to see it on display Sunday. Indeed, vendors who came from as far away as Columbus, Pennsylvania and Trumbull County -- 75 in all -- sold their unique wares Sunday to a healthy, steady crowd at the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show at Federated Church Family Life Center on Chillicothe Road.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
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TRUMBULL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday for a workshop and 10 a.m. Wednesday for the regular meeting, both in the commissioners' hearing room.
Banking on Warren
The transition to a new bank name, and now a newly renovated banking office, continues for customers who previously banked at First Place Bank Now owned and operated by Talmer Bancorp, 17 offices and a total of approximately 40 retail and ATM locations, the bank's Mahoning Valley region President Mark Wenick said, other than the new name above the door, the bank's customers have likely seen very little change in service. Friday, Talmer Bank and Trust officials cut the ribbon on its newly renovated downtown Warren office at 185 E. Market Street.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Union to repay teachers $370,000 they claim was spent on political work
A statewide teacher's union will pay about $370,000 to more than 2,000 Ohio teachers to resolve claims that union fees were illegally used for political work, under a settlement approved this week by a federal judge. The payment, part of a settlement approved this week by a federal judge, comes after some teachers sued the Ohio Education Association and 11 affiliates contesting "fair-share" fees they had to pay between 2009 and 2013.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Capital trial nears end
Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments and begin deliberations today in the capital murder case of a Cleveland area ex-convict with gang affiliations who is accused of killing a Warren man. If the panel of seven women and five men convicts 29-year-old David Martin of the aggravated murder and special aggravated circumstances in the fatal, execution-style shooting of Jeremy Cole, 21, almost two years ago, the jury will return next week to hear mitigation evidence from the defense team before more deliberations.
Safety crews get tech grant
Ten fire departments in Trumbull County will advance into the digital age with their communications through a $181,413 regional grant for mobile data terminals to be placed in their vehicles. "This is about communities working together," Bazetta fire Chief Dennis Lewis said.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Recalling time of terror
Melissa Putnam broke down in tears Monday, crying to the point that jurors could barely understand her testimony. She gave a vivid account of how David Martin pulled a gun on her and her friend Jeremy Cole, shooting both of them, wounding her and killing Cole, almost two years ago.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Warren to consider tax abatement
Members of City Council here when they meet Wednesday will consider granting an established trucking company in Warren a 10-year, 75 percent tax break to expand the business. Jaro Transportation Services intends to spend $1 million to $1.4 million on the improvements: $900,000 to $1.2 million for a new 10,000-square-foot warehouse; $100,000 to $200,000 on new machinery and equipment; and $50,000 on furniture and fixtures, according to the company's application for the tax abatement.
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Trumbull 100 to announce major Warren initiative
Trumbull 100 will announce on Monday a ''major donation'' and an incentive program to lure additional dollars to support efforts to rejuvenate and repopulate Warren's central city. The money will expand the ''Adopt-A-Home'' program, which already has one house - 453 Vine St. N.E. - renovated and ready for sale in what is called the downtown ''Garden District.'
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Lisbon eatery has new owner
The restaurant located just north of the village on state Route 45, which closed abruptly Dec. 3, was recently purchased at auction by Trumbull County businessman Ed Yasechko for a minimum bid of $104,000. "It's a great piece of property.
Trio indicted in home invasion
Three people are facing several felony charges after a Trumbull County grand jury handed up indictments against them on Friday in connection with a July 28 home invasion. Mitchell M. Wilson, 26, Ashley M. Baritell, 21, and Elisha Wyche, 40, all of Jackson Street S.W., Warren, are all charged with aggravated burglary and two counts each of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and felonious assault, all with firearms specifications.
Income tax, utility fee will not be on Falls ballot
Members of the Trumbull County Board of Elections on Friday ruled petitions submitted to place a pair of referendums before voters in Newton Falls ''violate requirements'' of Ohio and therefore will not be put on the Nov. 4 ballot. The board unanimously found arguments protesting the issues - one concerning a credit for residents paying income tax to other municipalities, and the other, a storm water utility fee - were ''well taken'' because the petition circulators and village clerk did not follow state law.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Port board adds new member
The Western Reserve Port Authority on Thursday got another new board member; a new executive director is expected to be next. About 40 minutes after Mahoning County commissioners appointed David Mosure to fill the last vacant seat on the eight-person board, they were meeting behind closed doors with several members of the port authority board and a businessman who had been named previously as one of the primary candidates for the organization's executive director post.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Police: Vandal strikes cruisers
A 21-year-old woman - who was already charged with disorderly conduct stemming from a separate incident last month - was being held at the Trumbull County Jail without bond on Wednesday after being accused of damaging three city police cruisers. Megan Lentz of 3271 Lodwick Drive N.W., was arraigned on Wednesday on a felony vandalism charge stemming from an incident Tuesday morning outside the Warren Police Department.
Court rejects robber's appeal
The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down an appeal by a 26-year-old Campbell man who was convicted by a Trumbull County jury last year of robbing a man inside a Weathersfield laundromat and leading police on a chase until he was stopped in Warren. Patrick Lamar Weaver already lost his appeal once in March before the 11th District Court of Appeals, which affirmed the conviction and sentencing by Judge Andrew Logan.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Scientists search for clues in quake
State regulators and Columbia University scientists are working to find out if Sunday's 2.1-magnitude earthquake centered in Weathersfield has any connection to two nearby injection wells that just received permission to operate there in March.
Family moves barns to build winery in Hartford
It was only after Randy Wyand had agreed to move an 1800s-era barn from Harrisburg, Pa., to Hartford that he found a similar barn just down the road in Fowler.