Commissioners rename bridges for veterans while meeting at new center

WARREN – Trumbull County commissioners during their meeting Wednesday at the new Trumbull County Veterans Resource Center signed off on naming three county bridges this fall that will honor specific groups of war veterans.

Plans are to name a bridge on Warren-Sharon Road near Up a Creek in Howland the Vietnam War Veterans Bridge; a bridge on East Park Avenue near State Street in downtown Niles the Korean War Veterans Bridge; and the bridge on West Market in Warren near SCOPE as the Women Veterans Bridge.

According to Cari Delgado, deputy director of the veterans service commission, dedication services are set for 10 a.m. Oct. 29 in Howland, 1 p.m. Oct. 29 in Niles and 2 p.m. Oct. 30 in Warren. Delgado said there will be women veterans representing five American war eras speaking during the Warren ceremony.

In addition to commissioners’ approval, the naming also received the nod from county Engineer Randy Smith, Howland Township trustees and Niles and Warren city councils. Members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11 spearheaded the project.

In other action Wednesday, commissioners:

l Awarded the lowest and best proposal submitted by R&S Painting of Warren for work involving the Trumbull Mobile Meals facilities rehab project in the amount of $3,500. Other proposals came from Joseph Painting Contractors Inc. of Youngstown ($4,360) and Masterpiece Painting Co. of Warren, ($9,932);

l Awarded the lowest and best proposal submitted by Snovak Floor Covering of Youngstown for floor covering work involving the Trumbull Mobile Meals facilities project in the amount of $14,722. Other bids were from Patella Carpet and Tile of Youngstown ($16,382) and Joseph Painting Contractors Inc. of Youngstown ($19,710);

l Approved a grant associated with the Girard Better Block grant downtown revitalization program in the amount of $4,750 to Dr. Joseph J. Baytosh for his 136 S. State St. dental office. The grant will pay for installing eight LED light fixtures on the exterior of the property;

  • Awarded two proposals to upgrade the computer system at the Trumbull County 911 Center. The first, amounting to $94,691, is for the purchase of a new server and software from ID Networks of Ashtabula. The second, totaling $11,142 fro SHI of Somerset, N.J., was for the purchase of licenses, SQL cores and processors.
  • Approved the transfer of Tracy Ahlquist from the position of laborer to package plant maintenance worker with the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer Department, effective Oct. 3. Ahlquist’s pay will be raised from $10.37 per hour to $15.01 per hour. Ahlquist fills a vacancy caused when Brian Flanigan was promoted.