Howland Community News

Fundraiser helps Howland kids have weekend meals

HOWLAND — Each week, volunteers gather at Howland United Methodist Church to package food into backpacks for children in kindergarten to fifth grade so they will have something to eat for the weekend. To help support that program, hundreds turned out recently for a fundraiser event held at ...

Waitress charged in IHOP fight

HOWLAND — A waitress at the International House of Pancakes on state Route 46 faces an assault charge after police said she was involved in a fight with a coworker at the restaurant. Tara R. Brown, 41, of Youngstown, pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to a misdemeanor assault charge before ...

On the record – Howland

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Jim Lapolla and Matt Vansuch ABSENT: Rick Clark Trustees: • Approved Zachery Hileman, Nathan Novicki, William Clark and Timothy Grantz as part-time firefighters / emergency medical technicians on an “as-needed basis” at $12.39 per ...

Upsets continue

BOARDMAN — Struthers has been upset-minded all postseason and that proved true yet again. The Wildcats defeated Howland, 49-48, in a Division II Boardman District semifinal Thursday night. Struthers will make its first appearance in a district title game since it won in 2012. The Wildcats, ...

Howland seniors win openers

COLUMBUS — They were beyond exhaustion at this point. If they were a car, Chris Julian and Brandon Matlock’s “low fuel” lights came on miles ago. No matter. There was a reserve tank. The Howland seniors both dug down deep to finish off close victories in the first round of the OHSAA ...

Pushed to the limit

AUSTINTOWN — In the Division II Austintown District final, West Branch, ranked number No. 1 in the final AP State poll, found a way to defeat Howland, 43-36. West Branch (25-0) quickly asserted itself as the better team as Howland (18-7) needed a timeout with 6:52 left in the first ...

Howland duo gearing up for state run

Quiet and mild mannered, it only made sense that Howland wrestling captains Brandon Matlock and Chris Julian found a nice, snug spot in the corner of the practice room to drill for this season. They don’t like to be disturbed. They don’t care for trash talk or any hooting and hollering. ...

On the record – Howland

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Ken Jones, Julie Altawil, Susan Brucoli and Barbara Wright ABSENT: Scott Lehman The board: • Recognized teacher Meghan Durig for coordinating the “Faces of Heroin” programs for students and parents that have been held during school and ...

Howland student wins county bee

HUBBARD — Howland Middle School sixth-grader Brian Burkey Jr., 11, was the winner Wednesday of the Trumbull County Educational Service Center Trumbull County Spelling Bee. Burkey spelled “carbonate” correctly to win the bee, which had 36 public and parochial school children competing. ...

On the record – Howland, Trumbull County, Warren Township, Warren

Howland WHAT: Township trustee meeting Wednesday PRESENT: James Lapolla and Matthew Vansuch ABSENT: Rick Clark Trustees: • Approved the lease purchase of a 107-foot Pierce Ladder firetruck from Finley Fire Equipment at $871,000 with a 10-year finance from PNC Bank at a 3.45 percent ...

Defensive struggle

AUSTINTOWN — In a defensive struggle, Howland defeated Struthers, 35-24, in a Division II Austintown District semifinal. To start the game, neither Howland (18-6) nor Struthers (20-4) were able to get into a rhythm as both defenses played well. Howland led 8-6 after one quarter. Gabby ...

Howland police look in on elderly

HOWLAND — The Howland Police Department has launched a townshipwide “Are You OK?” program to make sure older residents and others who live alone are being checked on. “There are many times someone may not see their elderly neighbor outside or the mail may start to get piled up,” ...

Howland’s Guesman seeks state berth today

Going into today’s Division I district bowling tournament at Wedgewood Lanes in Austintown, Howland will have a lone representative in Jessica Guesman. Guesman is one of just two seniors on the team and is the more decorated of the two. Before this year, she was a three-time All-American ...

Howland closes 17-5 season with win

HOWLAND — Now it’s tournament time for the Howland Tigers basketball team. After finishing off a tremendous turnaround regular season with a 82-69 victory over Lakeside, the Tigers now wait until next Friday to host the winner of Mooney and Girard in a first-round Division II sectional ...

Howland’s Mindek took unique road to state

Paul Mindek looks on, hearing the echoing sounds as he sits on a portion of a bleacher inside the C.T. Branin Natatorium. The humid conditions, he’s felt them before and knows them all too well. The scene, not so much. He catches a glimpse of his freshman son, Jared, as he prepares for ...

Howland edges out Kennedy

HOWLAND — It was standing-room only as one of the biggest rivalries in the area unfolded Tuesday night in Howland. The Tigers defeated the John F. Kennedy Eagles 73-68 in a classic. “That was almost too much for me to handle,” Howland coach Dan Bubon said. “There’s nothing like a ...

Howland Park commissioners to seek input on future of parks

HOWLAND — Howland Park commissioners have been meeting with local community groups and sports organizations as they plan the future of the township’s three parks. Park commissioners have scheduled two public meetings to discuss the future of the Howland Township Park in the north central ...

Howland’s Mindek, Canfield boys look to state swimming bids in Division II

CLEVELAND — Howland freshman Jared Mindek took fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:00.34 to put himself in position for a possible at-large berth to the state swimming meet. Mindek was .05 seconds from third place at Friday’s Division II district meet at Cleveland State ...

Howland proves too much for Austintown Fitch

AUSTINTOWN — The Howland Tigers put together an outstanding performance as they pulled away for a 63-42 road win against the Austintown Fitch Falcons. “This was maybe our most complete performance of the year,” Howland coach Dan Bubon said. “Defense was solid the whole way through and ...

Canfield, Howland, Liberty swimmers move on to district

AKRON — Canfield’s boys swim team took fourth at Friday’s Division II Akron Sectional swimming meet with 302 points. The Cardinals won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:28.73 and the 400 relay in 3:20.14. Bobby Kutsch, Jason Paris, Kamran Sarac and Cullen Brady swam in both ...