On the record


WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday

PRESENT: Paul Hovis and Ted Webb

ABSENT: Frank Parke


• Reported the fire department staff has moved into the new $1.5 million fire station, which replaces two older stations on opposite sides of the township. The station is centrally located off Warren Meadville Road and was completed several months ahead of schedule;

• Received word that Trumbull County commissioners approved annexation of property off state Route 5 from the township to city for the Calvary Bible Church. The property is near Gardenbrook Banquet Hall;

• Approved $4,050 to Canfield Fence Co. for installation of fence at new fire station; $500 to Orion Co. for rubber-bladed snow plow; $5,500 to A.G. Mauro Co. for  door-locking key pad system for the fire station; and $6,000 to QDCIP Fire for generator and extension cord with light, all paid from the fire fund;

• Approved a snow parking ban in place to have vehicles off the road when it snows so plows can clear snow;

• Reported the township received a $2,500 Wal-Mart grant for the Shop with a Cop and Fireman program;

• Accepted resignation of patrolman Maxwell Bacher, effective Oct. 18, and firefighter / medic Michael Wright, effective Nov. 14.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: City Council meeting Monday

PRESENT: John Moliterno, Reynald Paolone, Mark Standohar, Joseph Shelby, Tom Grumley, Keith Schubert and Steve Brooks

ABSENT: Lily Martuccio


• Postponed until the Nov. 28 meeting acting on a zone change request from residential to business for properties at 520 and 542 Churchill Road for a Dollar General store. Council is reviewing plans for the project;

• Heard from Shelby, who recommended the buildings and grounds committee meet with the administration on brick-and-mortar items for the parks with the passage of a 0.5-mill recreation levy last week;

• Heard from Brooks of placing a speed sign in different parts of the city that lets motorist know what speed they are traveling at. The police are using speed cameras in the city;

• Requested legislation be prepared for getting a pedestrian crosswalk on South Elruth Road from the east stadium parking lot to the new walking area in Liberty Memorial Park. The crosswalk is needed for pedestrian safety on the road;

• Heard from Mayor Jim Melfi that state Route 304 had a scarfing and first coating placed on the road, with more extensive resurfacing work set for next year by the state. The city had sent letter to Ohio Department of Transportation asking that something be done before winter.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: Mathews Board of Education meeting Wednesday

PRESENT: Tarin Brown, Michele Garman, Rex Rager, Terry Woodyard and Jamie Koehler

The board:

• Approved Claire Ferrando and Leah Nicholas as long-term substitute teachers on one-year limited contracts;

• Accepted the resignation of payroll clerk Patricia Daniels, effective Nov. 15, who accepted another job in another district;

• Approved Lori Haynie, Michael King and Gail Suchanek for the Title 1 after-school intervention program at Baker Elementary at $15 per hour for 90 minutes per day for four days;

• Granted leave of absences for teacher Brandi O’Connor and treasurer staff Deborah Marquette.

— Bob Coupland