On the record


WHAT: LaBrae Board of Education meeting Monday

PRESENT: Virginia Blaney, Diane Duncan, Tim Gibson and Gary Morton

ABSENT: Russell Sewell

The board:

l Recognized the LaBrae Middle School Junior Envirothon team and their teacher Cory Hinzman for placing first at the recent competition at Mosquito Lake State Park in Bazetta;

l Hired Thomas Stevey as a bus driver, Amy Masters as middle school yearbook adviser and Isaiah Carmichael as a volunteer boys soccer coach;

l Approved use of the Bascom School cafeteria for Breakfast with Santa Dec. 2 and 3;

l Rescheduled the next meeting for 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at Bascom School library because of board meetings in Columbus.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: Lakeview Board of Education meeting Monday

PRESENT: Donna Zuga, Mary Williams, Larry Sherer, Jennifer Nicholas and Troy Adair

The board:

l Approved an agreement with the Lakeview Teachers Association to approve reimbursement of professional development tuition to eligible district employees. Treasurer Sean Miller said $25,000 is available for staff to be divided equally for those taking college courses;

l Accepted the new PK-8 School design development phase documents. Miller said bids will be sought during the winter for the $31 million school building with work at the site to begin in March, weather permitting. A groundbreaking for the new school was held in late August;

l Approved the retirement of high school science teacher Norma Holowach effective May 31;

l Approved complimentary passes to Lakeview school district residents ages 65 and older, staff and board members for sporting events;

l Rescheduled the next meeting to 6 p.m. Nov. 21 due to school board capital conference the week of Nov. 14.

— Bob Coupland



WHAT: City Council meeting Tuesday

PRESENT:  Reynald Paolone, Mark Standohar, Thomas Grumley, Lily Martuccio, John Moliterno and Mayor Jim Melfi

ABSENT: Steve Brooks, Keith Schubert and Joseph Shelby


l Heard from Melfi the bids for the bridge project at Squaw Creek came in 40 percent higher than the estimate and will need to be rebid. He said the project should begin late this year and be completed in 2017. Another bridge project over Route 304 is set to begin next week;

l Heard from Melfi, who met with the representatives of the Ohio Department of Transportation over the Route 304 paving project next year, which will involve scarfing work;

l  Heard from Martuccio, who recommended a guardrail be placed across from the Ohio Leatherworks property on the north side of U.S. Route 422 to prevent people from entering and exiting the property on ATVs;

l Scheduled a public hearing 6 p.m. Nov. 14 on changing the zoning from residential to business  at 520 and 542 Churchill Road for a proposed Dollar General;

l Requested legislation be prepared for Oct. 24 meeting to recognize Trumbull County Recorder Diana Marchese on her retirement at the end of November. She has served as recorder since 1992.

— Bob Coupland