Howland Community News

Hamad dies in prison

WARREN — Nasser Hamad, the man who escaped the death penalty for killing two people and wounding three others outside his state Route 46 home, died Sept. 9 in prison, according to the Franklin County Coroner’s Office. But the attempt to overturn Hamad’s 36-years-to-life prison sentence ...

Vet’s family receives medal

WARREN — Ray Davis was raised by his grandmother, so Rudy C. Plaskur was more like an older brother to him than an uncle growing up. “He used to buy me comic books,” Davis said. On Thursday, Davis and his daughter, Lisa Marini, both of Howland, got Plaskur a posthumous gift — the ...

Most school districts do well on state report card

The majority of Trumbull County’s 20 school districts received letter grades of B or C in the latest Ohio report cards released Sept. 13 by the Ohio Department of Education. Having overall grades for school districts is a new wrinkle in the state’s grading system that was not available ...

Teacher awarded $10,000 for pantry

HOWLAND — A teacher who started a pantry last year to provide students with essential items has been named a Hardee All-Star and will be awarded $10,000 for the pantry that she organized. Gina Camelli, 11th- and 12th-grade advanced psychology and general psychology teacher, found out in ...

Howland highways to change their looks

When it comes to deciding what to write about for my monthly Howland Community News columns, I always try to think of something that will educate my fellow residents with some historical fact they may not know about their township or with something that is relevant to what might be currently ...

Schools embrace technology, add resource officer

As we move further into the 2018-2019 school year, our students are becoming more familiar with some of our new curricular and instructional initiatives. At Howland Schools, we are committed to instructional technology. We understand the world is changing and we are staying at the forefront ...

Mauri’s distance run

VERNON — Not many things slow down Vinny Mauri on a cross country course or an oval all-weather track. Many have tried, but come up short — about a minute or two behind in the Howland High School senior’s wake. It took a sizable Rottweiler, about twice the weight of Mauri, to make him ...

3 in a row times 2

VERNON — Vinny Mauri sprinted out to the lead on a course he just familiarized himself with the night before. Miranda Stanhope has maneuvered around this course many times. Badger High School’s cross country path has been run by the junior distance runner many times over her career. The ...

Howland girls, McDonald boys finish as team champs

VERNON — The flowing hair and the anguish in each facial expression were visible as the girls in orange tank tops and black shorts passed through the last 50 meters before the finish line. Each Howland girls cross country runner made those final steps toward the end where they stepped on a ...

Howland’s feeling chipper

WARREN — Sometimes things are out of reach. A well-placed chip shot can be the natural enemy of a goalkeeper. Howland’s girls soccer team found the benefit of a couple of those kicks during their 5-1 victory Monday at Warren G. Harding. Howland junior Ashley Chambers chipped a free kick ...

Thoughts from 2018 Billy Goat Challenge

Ted Rupe sat in a van as he always has, parked by the finish line at Woodland Park. He was at the 2018 Billy Goat Challenge — staring at his laptop computer. “I’m playing solitaire,” he joked. Rupe, whose name echoes thoughts of epic distance jaunts at Maplewood High School, ...

Deep Howland team hopes togetherness leads to success

Sophomore Molly Yasnowski was running side-by-side with senior Jenna Craigo Saturday on the tight, winding cross country course at Woodland Park in McDonald. Yasnowski talked to her Howland girls cross country teammate. Traveling 3.1 miles among flocks of competitors can be daunting. These ...

Howland to hold Food Truck Friday

ORWIG PARK EVENT: Howland Township Trustees will hold Food Truck Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Richard E. Orwig Park on East Market Street. Admission is free. There will be eight food trucks. Those attending can bring their lawn chairs or a blanket, for performance of “Elbow ...

Howland native winning world titles

It’s almost becoming routine for Gianna Clemente. The Howland native, a golf prodigy of sorts, won her second world championship in the past three years in early July. Clemente, 10, won the 9-and 10-year-old division at the IMG Academy Junior World Championships in El Cajon, California, ...

Howland church plans addition

HOWLAND — With increased numbers in church youth programs, the Howland United Methodist Church is planning a $1.6 million addition project to start later this year andgo into 2019. Pastor Matt Darrin said more than $300,000 has been raised for the two-phase project that includes a large ...

Police blotter – Howland

Police activity reported May 1-June 14: June 14, 6 p.m. — Drug overdose reported in the 2900 block of Niles Road. 5:28 p.m. — Drug overdose reported in the 2000 block of Rosegarden Drive. 4:50 p.m. — Accident reported on state Route 82 at East Market Street. 12:30 p.m. — Theft ...

Howland OKs raises for administrators

HOWLAND — The Howland Board of Education has approved a pay increase for the district’s 10 certified administrators and supervisors. Treasurer Rhonda Amorganos said Tuesday the board at a recent meeting approved 2 percent increases for 2017-18 and zero percent increases for 2018-19, ...

Foundation to honor Howland man, fund resources

WARREN — Friends of a Valley family impacted by suicide are joining together to make sure others, especially young people, know where to turn if they are suicidal or experiencing another mental health emergency. The Ross Griffin Memorial Foundation is named for the Howland High School ...

On the record – Howland

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Rick Clark, Matthew Vansuch and James Lapolla Trustees: • Approved the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office to prepare specifications and advertise for bids for summer paving of Avalon Drive, Howland Wilson Road, Stillwagon Road, Echo Lake ...

Two men held on bond in Howland shooting, plead not guilty

WARREN — Two men charged with aggravated robbery in connection to a shooting Friday pleaded not guilty Monday in Warren Municipal Court. Isaiah Croff, 20, of Girard, is being held on a $35,000 bond, according to court records. Jeremiah Jones, 18, of Warren, is being held on a $70,000 ...