Report: Man hurt
in fall from forge tower
WARREN TOWNSHIP - A man was sent to the hospital Friday after falling from an electrical panel at Ohio Star Forge on Mahoning Avenue.
The man, who was not identified on Friday, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital after falling 6 to 12 feet from the panel. Officials at the scene said he was conscious and responsive.
Ohio Star Forge representatives said he is not a company employee, but a contracted construction worker.
The fall happened about 9:30 a.m. The cause was unknown Friday.
Fire damages house on Draper Street in Warren
WARREN - Fire damaged a Draper Street house early Friday morning. Warren fire Chief Ken Nussle said the fire is considered suspicious, and the cause is under investigation.
Firefighters were at the house at 2598 Draper St. S.E. about two hours after flames broke out around 4:30 a.m. The fire originated in the kitchen area of the ranch house and damage was throughout the structure.
Nussle said the owner, John Peterson, had been renovating the house, but it was not occupied.
No injuries were reported. He said damage is estimated around $18,000.
Early voting wrapping for Nov. 5 elections
WARREN - The Trumbull County Board of Elections will be open 8:30 a.m. to noon today for early, in-person voting. Voters also can cast a ballot at the board, 2947 Youngstown Road S.E., on Monday during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There will be no walk-in voting at the board on Tuesday, Election Day.
Also, the board will hold a special meeting 3 p.m. Monday.
Trumbull candidates invited to GOP breakfast
WARREN - The Trumbull County Republican Party will hold its monthly breakfast 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Perkins' Family Restaurant, 1953 Niles Cortland Road.
Candidates in Tuesday's election have been invited to speak.
Submit your gratitude for Giving Thanks
WARREN - The Tribune Chronicle is continuing its tradition of publishing notes of gratitude for the annual Giving Thanks features over Thanksgiving week.
Good fortune may include things like a steady paycheck, a happy family, a life-changing experience or a special person.
To submit a thanks, use the form published periodically in the Tribune Chronicle and mail to: Tribune Chronicle, attn: Giving Thanks, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren OH 44483. Or submit electronically at www.tribtoday.com, click ''VNR: submit your news'' and go to "Giving Thanks"; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include your complete name, a phone number (not for publication) and the community in which you reside. Submissions should be limited to 25 words.
Local schools who wish to participate this year are encouraged to send student submissions electronically. After each submission, please list the student's name and grade. Also include the name of the school and community. Submissions are due at the Tribune Chronicle by Nov. 15.
School IT worker linked to rape case retires
COLUMBUS - An eastern Ohio school district's technology director has retired after being charged with evidence tampering in an investigation about whether other laws were broken in a rape case involving two athletes.
Steubenville schools IT director William Rhinaman is charged with evidence tampering, obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury. The 53-year-old Mingo Junction man has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors haven't outlined specific allegations against him. Rhinaman was indicted by a grand jury looking into other aspects of the case.
Staff, wire reports