Howland Community News

Tribune Chronicle / Bob Coupland
Howland School Supertintendent Kevin Spicher stands inside a new vestibule at Howland Middle School. Each of the district's six school buildings has a new vestibule.

Schools make improvements

HOWLAND — Chromebooks for each student in fifth and ninth grades, new filtered water drinking fountains and safety entrance vestibules at each school are all changes and improvements for the 2017-18 school year, which kicked off Tuesday. Howland Superintendent Kevin Spicher said this year, ...

Officials defend proposed group homes

HOWLAND — Two group homes for the developmentally disabled planned for the township have raised questions about their location in a residential area and why neighbors weren’t told. Gateways to Better Living Inc. in Austintown was given building permits June 13 for the single-family style ...

Officers cleared in fatal shooting

WARREN — The two Howland police officers involved in a February fatal shooting in the Howland Giant Eagle parking lot have been cleared of any wrongdoing after an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins said no charges will be ...

Howland residents feel pain of Niles water issues

By RENEE FOX Howland Community News Andrew Buettner said his trouble with the Niles Water Department began four months ago. Although he resides on Ravenwood Drive in Howland Township, his water service is provided by Niles, and so after a waterline break started filling his yard with ...

Howland boys meet President, First Lady

By RAYMOND L. SMITH Howland Community News HOWLAND -- Boy Scouts Alexander and Henry Zwetzig will have special "What I did during my summer vacation" stories to tell classmates when school begins. The boys were the only two children on the tarmac when Air Force One landed at the ...

Howland Community News / Emily Earnhart
David Luther of American Legion Post 700 in Howland and Kira Bowman, 17, of Mathews High School and a Legion-sponsored Buckeye Girls State representative, show festival attendees how to properly fold an American flag at the July 4 celebration on the lawn at Howland High School.

Parade boasts record numbers

HOWLAND — Thousands of area residents gathered for a parade along Market Street in Howland Township Tuesday, celebrating an annual tradition by spending time with family, friends and neighbors. Officials were calling the turnout for Tuesday’s annual July 4 parade and celebration the ...

Trustees OK new contract with fire union

HOWLAND — Township trustees have approved a new three-year contract with the fire department union that will include a 1 percent pay increase in the first year for 25 full-time firefighters. Township Administrator Darlene St. George said at a June 30 special meeting the contract with Ohio ...

Police, road unions agree to new terms

HOWLAND — Township trustees have approved new three-year contracts with both the police department and the public works department, which represents township road workers. The agreement went into effect July 1 and grants a 1 percent pay increase in the first year for all full-time police, ...

Howland native brings home movie for local premiere

In professional wrestling, there are heroes, the ones the fans root for, and heels, the ones they boo. Howland native Ryan Bottiglieri is trying to become a movie hero by playing a heel. The 1995 Howland High School graduate wrote, directed and stars in the film “Heels,” which had a local ...

Police blotter

Howland Police activity reported June 1-22: June 22, 12:46 p.m. — A lost or stolen wallet was reported in the 8200 block of East Market Street. 12:28 a.m. — Telephone harassment was reported in the 9000 block of East Market Street. June 21, 11:28 p.m. — A burglary was reported in ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Howland June 1-28: Willard and Evelyn Lewis to Joshua and Brandi North to 7814 Sutton Place, $115,000. EFS Rentals LLC to Abe Isaac LLC, 4327 E. Market St., $190,000. JDB Family Limited Partnership #1 to Abe Isaac LLC, East Market St., $190,000. Alexander ...

Program includes hands-on science

HOWLAND —Third and fourth graders at Howland HC Mines School learned of Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion during a science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) learning program. HC Mines Principal Jennifer Stephenson said the ‘‘Power Party’’ was sponsored by ...

Howland hires new officers, firefighters

HOWLAND—The township has added to its safety forces as Howland trustees at their June meeting approved new fire and police personnel. Matthew Fulmer was hired as a full-time firefighter/ parademic to fill a retirement opening in the department. He will be paid $17.85 per hour and paramedic ...

HOWLAND HIGH SCHOOL 2017 Scholarship recipients

Isabella Albrecht, daughter of Paul & Sherri Albrecht, will attend Wright State University — Howland Community Scholarship - Chris Wright Westerkamp Scholarship, $1,000. Nailah Bashir, daughter of Ali & Rachel Bashir, will attend Kent State University — Howland Community ...

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Food truck helps visually impaired

BAZETTA — Jeff Stosik knows first-hand the difference having the right tool can make for someone who is visually impaired. Stosik, 63, of Howland, was born with Kalnienk vision, also known as tunnel vision, or the loss of peripheral vision. “I’ve learned a lot over the years ...

High school receives grant

HOWLAND — A recently formed Post Prom Committee received a first-place grant of $2,000 to provide Howland High School students a substance-free post-prom event. The Herren Project’s Purple and Proud Grant promotes safe and substance-free after-prom parties and events. The grant annually ...

Scout renovates police shed

HOWLAND — A shed used by Howland Township police for storing equipment and other items received a major renovation. Howland resident Christian Sincich remodeled the building for his Eagle Scout project. The Howland High School freshman said he knew the police shed’s exterior aged due to ...

Upgrades planned for Tiger Town

HOWLAND — With Tiger Town in Howland Township Community Park turning 19 years old this month, Howland park commissioners recently prepared for repairs and upgrades that may be needed in the next five years. The park board met in April with Aaron Chandler, project manager with Playgrounds by ...

Briefs

Historical society meets Tuesday HOWLAND — The Howland Historical Society meets 7 p.m. Tuesday at the township administration building, The guest speaker will be Traci Manning of the Manning Valley Historical Society, who will present on “Extraordinary Women of the American Civil ...

Graduate supports Howland Tigers

WARREN — Elizabeth Z. Bartz said Kayleigh Crumb was an excellent choice as the first student to receive the recently endowed Elizabeth Z. Bartz Scholarship for Howland Tigers. Bartz, the president and CEO of State and Federal Communications, recently provided a $30,000 endowment to Kent ...