Howland Community News

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 ...

Howland Springs holds ‘Penny War’

HOWLAND — Howland Springs Primary held the inaugural “Tiger Roar Penny War” recently at the school to raise $823.79 to help needy families in the area. Travis Roth, supervisor of Ed Tech and Communications for the district, said with the assistance of students, parents, staff and ...

Soil, water district coordinator to talk at Howland library

THE LAST FRONTIER: Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District administrator / watershed coordinator Amy Reeher will discuss her recent Alaskan adventure 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Howland Branch Library. Reeher will show highlights from her visit to Denali National Park as well as her ...

30-day trial period for speed cameras begins today in Howland

HOWLAND — Howland Township police today will begin use of the automated speed cameras, giving motorists a 30-day period of issuing warnings. Township Administrator Darlene St. George said Sunday police and officials are using the 30-day warning period to allow motorists time to prepare for ...

Howland

Police activity reported Jan. 1-14: Jan. 14, 7:01 p.m. — Unauthorized use of a vehicle reported in the 4100 block of Fairlawn Heights Drive. 6:03 p.m. — Accident reported on Elm Road. 3:30 p.m. — Private property accident reported in the 2100 block of Niles Cortland Road. Jan. 13, ...

Hamad trial caps a violent saga

WARREN — At the beginning of 2017, Nasser Hamad was a Howland businessman who one associate said “can dig the best trench around.” As the year came to a close, Hamad is sitting in a prison cell after narrowly avoiding a trip to death row. On Nov. 9, 2017, Hamad was sentenced to ...

Howland native engaged to Paris Hilton

Howland native Chris Zylka is engaged to heiress Paris Hilton. Hilton posted a photo on Twitter on Tuesday of Zylka proposing with the message, “I said Yas! So happy & excited to be engaged to the love of my life.” Zylka, whose name was Chris Settlemire growing up, played ...