Court officials attend domestic relations meet
WARREN - Domestic relations judges, attorneys and others involved with the local Family Court system recently returned from a regional summit meeting in Akron designed to minimize conflict for children and families.
Attending the meeting were Judges Sandra Stabile Harwood and Pamela Rintala, attorney Daniel Thomas, administrator of Trumbull County Child Support and Enforcement Agency, attorneys Anthony G. Rossi III and Elise M. Burkey, practitioners and guardians ad litem, and Elizabeth Chapin, advocate for Someplace Safe.
Teams from Ohio have been meeting throughout the year to assess their case management systems, examine resources and share promising practices leading up to the statewide Domestic Relations Summit next April in Columbus.
Fire destroys vacant house in Warren
WARREN - Fire destroyed a two-story wood-frame vacant house Sunday night at 2944 Choctaw S.W.
"It was almost to the ground by the time we arrived," fire Chief Ken Nussle said. Firefighters were dispatched at 8:45 p.m. "There were not a lot of houses near the house. The fire probably went undetected for a long time before someone noticed it and called.''
Estimated value of the structure was $20,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Achievers Association seeks candidate for hall
WARREN - The Trumbull County African American Achievers Association is taking nominations for candidates for the 2014 Hall of Fame.
The TCAAAA recognizes African-Americans who have had a community impact in leadership, community service or development, entrepreneurship, family development, education, religious outreach programs and artistic talent.
Up to six adults and two high school seniors will be selected. Adult nominees may be current or former Trumbull County residents and should have at least five years of of service in their respective fields.
Nominations are due by Dec. 15. Forms may be picked up from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at RBG Music Complex, 1958 Palmyra Road S.W.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at the Van and Carolla Barbershop; and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the TCAAAA office, 418 Main Ave. S.W.
The TCAAAA induction ceremony will take place Feb. 22.
For information, call 330-399-6525 at the African American Achievers office.
Warren man reports robbery at gunpoint
WARREN - A city man told police he was robbed at gunpoint by two males who stole his wallet, cell phone and car on Friday.
Hamzah Yacuob, 18, of Whittier Place N.E. told police his identification and bank cards were among the items taken around 6:32 p.m.in the area of 1665 Lexington Ave. N.W. The Warren police report also indicate $10 was taken.
No injuries were reported.
Niles police warn of telephone scams
NILES - The Niles Police Department is advising residents of scam phone calls several residents have received recently with individuals claiming to be calling from the city's utility department.
Police Chief Robert Hinton said Monday he was informed by the utility department billing manager that several residents have received calls from individuals claiming to be calling customers about their delinquent bill and asking for personal and credit card information.
The utility department is not making such calls.
Hinton said residents should not give out any information and are asked to call the police at 330-652-9944 or utility department at 330-544-9000.