On the record


WHAT: Township trustee meeting Thursday

PRESENT: Mark Webb, Doug Seemann and Ramon French


• Approved a six-month leave of absence for Ben Dyer, part-time emergency medical technician / firefighter;

• Passed two resolutions dealing with structurally unsafe and burnt homes in the township and process to get them torn down;

• Accepted a proposal to put a vinyl two-rail fence with two gates around Kagy Cemetery for $3,290. The previous fencing has been removed;

• Announced Christmas lighting committee met this past weekend for planning the annual holiday lighting set for 6 p.m. Nov. 27 at the park.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: Village Council meeting Wednesday

PRESENT: Michael O’Brien, Richard Harvey, Scott Seitz, Glen Puckett, Brian Kase, Ray Lewis and Mayor Glenn Holmes


• Gave second reading to a 4 percent increase for department supervisors and a 3 percent increase for department employees effective in 2017. Mayor Glenn Holmes said final reading on the pay adjustment for 17 employees is scheduled Nov.16;

• Approved Josh Boylan as a part-time firefighter;

• Gave first reading to an agreement with the county public defender’s office for legal defense for indigents.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday

PRESENT: Dion Magestro, Ron Haun and Gary Lees


• Announced the 2016 winners of the Betterment and Beautification awards are: milk barn at 8211 Warren Sharon Road for commercial property; Martha McGowan, 8080 Warren Sharon Road for residential front yard; and Dennis Toth, 6874 Warren Sharon Road for overall residential;

• Reported Trumbull County Health Department declared property at 8233 Ohio St. in violation of codes because of high grass and weeds;

• Announced those needing rides from the senior citizen van need to contact administration offices at 330-448-4500;

• Announced a community Thanksgiving dinner 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at the fire station hall off Route 7;

• Announced Christmas on the Green 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at township center off Route 7. The road department was approved for using vehicles for hayrides.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: Village council meeting Monday

PRESENT: Robert Bond, Karen Jones, John Mansell, Ron Radtka, Don Reider, Howard Sheely and Mayor Arno Hill


• Gave final reading to a new three-year agreement with 40 village employees in the parks, streets and grounds departments, income tax, clerk and treasurer offices, and transit van drivers and  granting a 50-cents per hour pay increase each year. Hill said council is still negotiating an agreement with the part-time dispatchers  and police association, which should be finalized by the Nov. 21 meeting;

• Entered into an agreement with the public defender’s office of Trumbull County at $2,150 for legal defense for indigents;

• Accepted a proposal from Lyden Oil Co. to supply the village with gasoline and diesel fuel with gas costing $1.3711 per gallon and diesel costing $1.5779 per gallon;

• Appointed Taylor Romain as an auxiliary police officer;

• Rescheduled a fundraising dinner from this week to 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 22 to raise funds for the high school swimming pool feasibility study. The village is looking to see if the pool can be used again for the recreation department.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday

PRESENT: Heidi Brown, Phil Pegg and Rich Dascenzo


• Approved paying the Trumbull County engineer’s office $5,266 for crack patching and culvert replacement on Smith Stewart Road after a culvert was washed out;

• Approved paying Breathing Air Systems Inc. $823 for a service call on air fill station at the fire department to be paid from the fire / EMS fund;

• Approved paying Hovis Tire and Automotive $1,213 for repairs to the police department’s 2013 Explorer;

• Sent a letter to Sherrod Brown’s office over the proximity of a brine injection well to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and Youngstown Air Reserve Station off Youngstown-Kingsville Road. Pegg said trustees are requesting a lightning suppression system at the facility to help prevent any accidents that could endanger nearby residents and also the civilian and military operations at the airport.

— Bob Coupland