Howland Community News

Howland man charged in fatal shooting

NILES — A Howland man was charged with the early Monday shooting that left Clayton L. Bender, 23, of Warren, dead outside of Madden’s Bar & Grill. Robin Luke Caviness Jr., 38, of Howland, was taken into custody Monday evening and charged with murder, with more charges expected, ...

Last tests leave students all wet

HOWLAND — Students spent the final days of school before summer outside in Howland Township Park, taking a break from finals and getting a little real world dirt on their soles. The students weren’t just fooling around, though, but measuring the quality of local water and having fun ...

Crew helps Mauri cruise to second in D-I 3200

COLUMBUS — Vinny Mauri looked across the track at the 30 or so orange shirts with the words Vinny’s Crew across a white winged foot. The Howland High School junior has always been a driven runner, spending Sundays around Twinsburg with some of the best distance athletes northeast Ohio has ...

On the Record – Howland

Howland WHAT: Board of Education meeting May 21 PRESENT: Julie Altawil, Susan Brucoli. Ken Jones, Scott Lehman and Barbara Wright The Board: • Gave approval to the medical expense remibursement plan for eligible employees that was presented to both the Howland Classroom Teacher ...

Six teachers cut in Howland to save money

HOWLAND — The Howland Board of Education has cut six teaching positions that will save the district approximately $360,000 annually. However, depending on enrollment for the 2018-19 school year, some may be brought back. Howland Local Schools Superintendent Kevin Spicher said Wednesday at ...

Tigers tennis doubles reach quarters

Two Howland doubles teams made it to the quarterfinals of the Division I Solon Sectional Tuesday at Shaker Heights High School — one step away from the Akron District at the Springside Racquet & Fitness Club in Akron. However, they ran into the top two seeds of the ...

Howland offense too much for Struthers

HOWLAND — Despite a six-run fourth inning from Struthers, Howland came out on top, 16-6, in a Division II sectional first-round game. After Struthers (3-15) threatened in the top half of the first, Howland (7-15) came through with a run to take the lead. Bailee Beasom singled with two outs ...

Keller paces Howland past Hubbard, 4-2

HUBBARD — The Howland Tigers baseball team came in as the No. 11 seed in the Division II Struthers District, but a different number is what stuck in the mind of Hubbard coach John Schiraldi. It was the number “one,” as in Howland’s No. 1 pitcher, Dylan Keller, a hard-throwing ...

Kings of the county

CORTLAND — Vincent Mauri looked around as he finished each lap, some races being shorter than others for the Howland standout. The Tigers junior distance runner couldn’t help but smile each time he passed the finish line. He raised up one finger as he won the 1,600-meter run, two for the ...

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Howland senior has police aspirations

According to legend, the gangster, Machine Gun Kelly surrendered to FBI agents with these words, “Don’t shoot G-Man.” The nickname is now associated with the culture of the bureau. In the present era where the talent of all sexes is valued, female agents play prominent roles at the ...

Toni Ross Spirit Foundation Jamboree upcoming

This year’s Toni Ross Spirit Foundation Jamboree is April 21 at Howland Township Park. About a half-dozen teams are participating in this year’s event. It starts at 9 a.m., with West Branch taking on Howland. The next game is LaBrae against Jefferson, while North Allegheny takes on West ...

Tigers preview capsules

Baseball HOWLAND TIGERS ¯ COACH: Justin Drapp (28-55, 4 years) ¯ LAST YEAR: 14-6, 9-1 ¯ LEAGUE: All-American Conference Red Tier ¯ RETURNING LETTERMEN (*-indicates years lettered): Dylan Beasom (Sr) **, Jackson Deemer (Sr) ***, Dylan Keller (Sr) **, Hayden Parker (Sr) **, Frank ...

Talented Tiger Tamarkin

The area high school basketball season came to an end Tuesday night with the Frank J. Bubba Memorial Classic, which pitted some of the best players from Trumbull and Mahoning counties against each other. Trumbull County beat Mahoning County, 159-147, in the game at Warren G. Harding High ...

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 ...