Howland Community News

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 ...

Answers requested by my readers

After all these years writing columns for the Howland Bandwagon and the Howland Community News, nothing satisfies me more than to learn someone who reads my articles tells me so by e-mail, a phone call or on the street. My November article titled “Pondering Thoughts” contained questions ...

Police blotter

Howland Police activity reported Nov. 21-Dec. 12: Dec. 12, 5:37 p.m. — Criminal trespassing reported in the 1200 block of Patchen Avenue. 5:13 p.m. — Accident reported on East Market Street. 3:20 p.m. — Accident reported on East Market Street at state Route 82. 2:32 p.m. — ...

Property transfers

Property transfers filed in Howland Dec. 6 to Jan. 3: Preston Builders LLC to Pamela Minotti, 1627 North, $45,000 Joseph and Erin Cameneti to Zachary Richmond, 7687 Micawber, $143,000 Howland Development Company to Skyline Developers LLC, Howland Springs, $225,000 Marc A. Dunbar and ...

Error leads to high electric bill in Howland

NILES — The Howland Local School District was overcharged $40,000 for electricity by Niles City Utilities because of a faulty spreadsheet formula. The error was caught and rectified and Niles City Council recently approved refunding the money to the school district. Howland Local Schools ...

Historical society plans for museum

HOWLAND — The Howland Historical Society is working to get a museum opened in several months at a township-owned house off North River Road. Mary Jane Vennitti, society president, said the museum can showcase Howland’s history and include a permanent display and a changing display in the ...

Howland senior performs at Disney

HOWLAND — As a curious 8-year-old, Jessica Spore, of Howland, was rummaging around her family’s basement when she stumbled upon a clarinet in her father’s instrument collection. Taken with the instrument, she said she begged her father for lessons. “I was really curious,” Spore ...

Boy Scout brings holidays from home to troops

HOWLAND — A Lakeview High School freshman is making sure the service members overseas this holiday season are not forgtten with his ‘‘Operation Closer to Home’’ effort, which is also his Eagle Scout project. A group of 25 volunteers gathered Nov. 28 at the USO distribution ...

Howland man lived full life of adventure

Ralph McIntyre, 93, of Howland, an officer in the Merchant Marines during World War II, was aboard a vessel bound for Durban, on the east coast of South Africa. He was suddenly awakened by the sounding of the general alarm. He jumped up, opened his porthole and was shocked by what he saw. ...

Church hosts Operation Christmas Child

HOWLAND — Volunteers spent a week in mid-November filling shoe boxes with gifts and other items for children overseas as part of Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child will deliver collected shoe box gifts to children affected by war, disease, ...

Golden Triangle project in works

HOWLAND — Work in Howland that should allow businesses in Trumbull County’s Golden Triangle to grow is underway. J.S. Bova Excavating LLC of Struthers in mid-November worked to install an 8-inch water line along Mill Street NE in Howland, a part of a $198,000 improvement project along ...