Howland Community News

Triangle’s upgrades help with expansion

HOWLAND — Dale Gebhardt Sr. was looking to expand the business he operates in the area of Trumbull County known as the Golden Triangle. But the president / general manager of Flex-Strut Inc., which makes slot metal framing, realized the necessity of improving the infrastructure in the ...

Howland sculptor gives shape to life and art

HOWLAND — Sculptor Hoda Rouweyha of Howland was born with a sense of style and creativity. “If you meet Hoda, she is someone who expresses herself in her appearance, in her dresses, in her jewelry, hairdos, in her manner,” said Marianne Nissen of Warren, an art historian and local art ...

A building, yes, but not yet a museum

Naivete seems to be my shortfall. It began with an announcement in a July 2017 Tribune Chronicle newspaper article that the Howland Township trustees were donating the Sloas farm to the Howland Historical Society, provided they wanted it for a museum. The property consists of a house, a ...

Police blotter – Howland

Police activity reported Nov. 1-20: Nov. 20, 11:30 p.m.— Domestic dispute reported in the 8800 block of East Market Street. 5:46 p.m. — Accident reported on East Market Street. 1:15 a.m. — Criminal damaging reported in the 300 block of Henn Hyde Road. Nov. 19, 9:25 p.m. — ...

Port authority agrees to host Wings-n-Wheels

WARREN — The Western Reserve Port Authority has agreed to host the next Wings-n-Wheels aviation and car show at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The board, which runs the airport, voted on the matter last month after receiving a recommendation for the move from the port ...

Schools make improvements

HOWLAND — Chromebooks for each student in fifth and ninth grades, new filtered water drinking fountains and safety entrance vestibules at each school are all changes and improvements for the 2017-18 school year, which kicked off Tuesday. Howland Superintendent Kevin Spicher said this year, ...

Officials defend proposed group homes

HOWLAND — Two group homes for the developmentally disabled planned for the township have raised questions about their location in a residential area and why neighbors weren’t told. Gateways to Better Living Inc. in Austintown was given building permits June 13 for the single-family style ...

Officers cleared in fatal shooting

WARREN — The two Howland police officers involved in a February fatal shooting in the Howland Giant Eagle parking lot have been cleared of any wrongdoing after an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins said no charges will be ...

Howland residents feel pain of Niles water issues

By RENEE FOX Howland Community News Andrew Buettner said his trouble with the Niles Water Department began four months ago. Although he resides on Ravenwood Drive in Howland Township, his water service is provided by Niles, and so after a waterline break started filling his yard with ...

Howland boys meet President, First Lady

By RAYMOND L. SMITH Howland Community News HOWLAND -- Boy Scouts Alexander and Henry Zwetzig will have special "What I did during my summer vacation" stories to tell classmates when school begins. The boys were the only two children on the tarmac when Air Force One landed at the ...

Parade boasts record numbers

HOWLAND — Thousands of area residents gathered for a parade along Market Street in Howland Township Tuesday, celebrating an annual tradition by spending time with family, friends and neighbors. Officials were calling the turnout for Tuesday’s annual July 4 parade and celebration the ...

Trustees OK new contract with fire union

HOWLAND — Township trustees have approved a new three-year contract with the fire department union that will include a 1 percent pay increase in the first year for 25 full-time firefighters. Township Administrator Darlene St. George said at a June 30 special meeting the contract with Ohio ...

Police, road unions agree to new terms

HOWLAND — Township trustees have approved new three-year contracts with both the police department and the public works department, which represents township road workers. The agreement went into effect July 1 and grants a 1 percent pay increase in the first year for all full-time police, ...

Howland native brings home movie for local premiere

In professional wrestling, there are heroes, the ones the fans root for, and heels, the ones they boo. Howland native Ryan Bottiglieri is trying to become a movie hero by playing a heel. The 1995 Howland High School graduate wrote, directed and stars in the film “Heels,” which had a local ...

Police blotter

Howland Police activity reported June 1-22: June 22, 12:46 p.m. — A lost or stolen wallet was reported in the 8200 block of East Market Street. 12:28 a.m. — Telephone harassment was reported in the 9000 block of East Market Street. June 21, 11:28 p.m. — A burglary was reported in ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Howland June 1-28: Willard and Evelyn Lewis to Joshua and Brandi North to 7814 Sutton Place, $115,000. EFS Rentals LLC to Abe Isaac LLC, 4327 E. Market St., $190,000. JDB Family Limited Partnership #1 to Abe Isaac LLC, East Market St., $190,000. Alexander ...

Program includes hands-on science

HOWLAND —Third and fourth graders at Howland HC Mines School learned of Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion during a science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) learning program. HC Mines Principal Jennifer Stephenson said the ‘‘Power Party’’ was sponsored by ...

Howland hires new officers, firefighters

HOWLAND—The township has added to its safety forces as Howland trustees at their June meeting approved new fire and police personnel. Matthew Fulmer was hired as a full-time firefighter/ parademic to fill a retirement opening in the department. He will be paid $17.85 per hour and paramedic ...

HOWLAND HIGH SCHOOL 2017 Scholarship recipients

Isabella Albrecht, daughter of Paul & Sherri Albrecht, will attend Wright State University — Howland Community Scholarship - Chris Wright Westerkamp Scholarship, $1,000. Nailah Bashir, daughter of Ali & Rachel Bashir, will attend Kent State University — Howland Community ...

Food truck helps visually impaired

BAZETTA — Jeff Stosik knows first-hand the difference having the right tool can make for someone who is visually impaired. Stosik, 63, of Howland, was born with Kalnienk vision, also known as tunnel vision, or the loss of peripheral vision. “I’ve learned a lot over the years ...