Howland Community News

Drama club brings tale to life

HOWLAND — High school drama students invite you to be their guest. The Howland High School Drama Club will perform “a tale as old as time” — Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” — 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the middle school auditorium. Second-year ...

Book group focuses on nation’s presidents

HOWLAND — Discussing a president’s politics, policy and history can be conducted in a thought-provoking, intelligent manner. The Presidents: Book Discussion Group at the Howland Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library aims to make the case in point. Participants meet about ...

Rotary hosts annual Spaghetti Dinner

HOWLAND — The Rotary Club of Howland will host the 40th annual Spaghetti Dinner noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Howland High School cafeteria. The dinner will be a “tribute to the Howland Township community” and include presentations as well as meet-and-greets with high school ...

District accepting open enrollment apps

HOWLAND — Howland Local School District will accept application for open enrollment students for the 2017-18 school year through March 31. Applications can be picked up in person 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at the front desk of the administration office, 8200 South St. SE, ...

Police department accepting applications for full-time position

HOWLAND — The Howland Township Police Department is accepting applications for one full-time patrol officer position. Qualified applicants must have at least a high school diploma or GED, have attained the age of 21 by the date of hire, have a valid driver’s license and be of good moral ...

On the record

Howland WHAT: Township trustee meeting Feb. 22 PRESENT: Rick Clark, Matt Vansuch and Jim Lapolla Trustees: l Recognized residents Elizabeth Lavelle and Bob Shroder for helping to rescue a woman at the Avalon Inn swimming pool on Jan. 9 who had a diabetic emergency. Lavelle works as a ...

Early settlers head west

When some look back on Howland Township history, they wonder how early settlers were able to cross the wilderness and reach our section of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Looking at contemporary survey maps of Pennsylvania’s and Virginia’s topography, you can see the many deep river ...

Howland Branch Library

9095 E. Market St. Warren, OH 44484 Phone: 330-856-2011 UPCOMING PROGRAMS To register for the upcoming programs, call 330-856-2011 • Mommy and Me Yoga, 11 a.m. March 22 and April 12 — Join Miss Brindi for a simple yoga program especially for toddlers and their mamas (parent or ...

Preschool accepting registration

HOWLAND — Howland Community Church Preschool, 198 Niles Cortland Road, is accepting registration for the 2017-18 school year. The school offers half-day classes for kids ages 3 and 4 as well as full-day classes for children ages 4 and 5. For more information, call 330-856-7218 or visit ...

School district accepting registration

HOWLAND — Howland Local School District is accepting kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year for children 5 years old before Sept. 30. Sessions will be offered 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 3-7 and 5, 6 and 7 p.m. April 11-12 at the school administration office, 8100 ...

Forum spotlights epidemic

HOWLAND — With a tattoo on her forearm of the last few beats of her brother’s heart, Brianne Cavender won’t forget his life and struggles, and by promoting awareness about addiction, she said she hopes to help other families avoid the pain of loss to the disease. Cavender’s brother, ...

New chief settles in

HOWLAND — Former detective Nick Roberts has been settling in to his new position as chief of the Howland Police Department. Growing up in Niles, Roberts was motivated to become a police officer after a good friend was hired full-time with the Niles Police Department. He attended the ...

DI team returns to regionals

HOWLAND — A local Destination Imagination team that has made it to Global Finals in past years has begun preparing for the new season, which will include a regional competition March 11 at Youngstown State University. The Destination Imagination program is a hands-on system of learning that ...

Historical society getting new home

HOWLAND — The Howland Historical Society may finally be getting a home of its own in a house off North River Road. The announcement was first made at a meeting of the Howland Township trustees at the beginning of December, and the historical society is expected to take over the property ...

Briefs

Howland names new assistant police chief HOWLAND — Township trustees Feb. 8 approved the promotion of Sgt. Jeffrey Urso to assistant police chief effective Feb. 1 at $62,731 annually. Urso, 44, was hired in April 2000 and served in the department as a patrolman, detective and sergeant. He ...

Township earns healthy award

HOWLAND — For the fourth time, Howland Township has been presented the ‘‘Healthy Community” award by the state for programs and activities that promote wellness, physical activity and healthy living for residents. Trustee James Lapolla, who also serves on the township’s Wellness ...

Township seeks funding

HOWLAND — Township officials recently applied for funding from the Ohio Public Works Clean Ohio Conservation Fund for financial assistance to support the Golden Triangle wetland acquisition project off North River Road. Trustee Chairman Rick Clark said Jan. 11 the 60-acre area in the Golden ...

Remembering the ‘old timers’

Before the Korean conflict, Howland Township was a sparsely settled agricultural area. Following the war, areas north of the newly constructed Clifton-Hyde housing development — Rosegarden and Shaffer drives — saw an increase in population as more residents began to move into stagnant ...

Butler-Trumbull exhibition shows Homer engravings

Winslow Homer’s “Snap the Whip” arguably is the most famous work in the Butler Institute of American Art’s permanent collection, and the museum explores Homer’s work as an engraver in an exhibition at its Trumbull branch in Howland. “Winslow Homer: From Poetry to Fiction — The ...

On the record

Howland WHAT: Board of Education organizational meeting Jan. 12 PRESENT: Scott Lehman, Ken Jones, Barbara Wright, Matt Darrin and Susan Brocoli The board: l Named Jones as president and Darrin as vice president; l Approved Lehman as the board’s representative to the Trumbull ...