News In Brief

Ex-commissioner eyes Columbiana post

LISBON – Former Columbiana County commissioner John Wargo is among those who have formally asked to be considered for appointment to a vacancy on the Colum-biana County Port Authority board.

Wargo had sent his resume to each county commissioner, along with a cover letter asking to be considered for the position. The seat on the five-member port authority has been vacant since Jan. 1 after the four-year term of Rob Johnson expired. Rather than reappoint Johnson, the son of the county Democratic Party chairman, the three Republican commissioners indicated they wanted to consider other candidates.

The position pays $7,020 a year and comes with health insurance benefits.

Updates sought for area women’s clubs

WARREN – All women’s clubs in Trumbull County are asked to send their updated contact information in for the 2014 Women’s History Celebration Committee’s Luncheon program. This year, the club president, and the club member responsible for all correspondence, along with phone numbers and email addresses, will be included.

Deadline to be included in this year’s program is March 1. Send all updated information to Tribune Chronicle special projects coordinator Beky Davis at bdavis@tribtoday. com.

State may cut bag limits for deer hunters

COLUMBUS – Ohio wildlife officials have proposed hunting policies that would reduce the bag limit for deer for most of the state’s counties.

The Department of Natural Resources says its Division of Wildlife has proposed reducing the bag limit in 44 counties, keeping it the same in 39 and increasing it in five counties.

A department release says the proposals reflect the reduced deer population in many counties.

The public can comment on the Division of Wildlife proposals at public meetings March 1 and online at through March 2. A statewide hearing on all of the proposed rules will be held at the Division of Wildlife’s District One office in Columbus on March 6.

The Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on the proposed policies in April after considering public input.

Staff, wire reports