On the record


WHAT: City council meeting Monday

PRESENT: Dennis Linville, Deidre Petrosky, James Edwards, Patti Kellar, Don Moore, Kevin Piros, Scott Rowley and Mayor Jim Woofter


• Reported a new sled hill in a park area near St. Robert’s Catholic Church will be available to use this winter;

• Entered into a contract with University Electric Inc. of Youngstown for electrical improvements at four sewage lift stations in the city at $15,550;

• Purchased a 2008 Ford extended cab flatbed truck with auto crane from Wike Lift Service of Rock Hill, S.C., at $8,200. The vehicle will be used to assist with the lift station in the service department.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: LaBrae Local Schools board of education meeting Monday

PRESENT: Russell Sewell, Tim Gibson, Diane Duncan and Gary Morton

ABSENT: Virginia Blaney

The board:

• Agreed to sell Treasurer Carol Jones her old work computer for $100;

• Awarded a high school diploma to Vietnam veteran and local resident James E. Stewart;

• Approved minimum wage increase to $8.15 per hour for substitute cafeteria and secretarial staff;

• Approved high school class trip to Europe for Spanish students June 18 to 26, 2017, at no expense to the board. The trip will be chaperoned by teacher Erin Fee;

• Hired Rick Aldrige as varsity baseball coach, Demetra Noble as varsity softball coach and Brian Coxe as boys varsity head track coach.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: Village council meeting Monday

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


• Approved a 15 cent per hour increase for part-time dispatchers and a 50 cent per hour increase for full-time police department staff and auxiliary police effective Jan. 1 as part of an agreement with the Lordstown Police Association;

• Approved a 50 cent per hour increases for staff of the planning, zoning and economic development departments and employees within the board of public affairs effective Jan. 1.;

• Met in executive session to discuss contract negotiations with fire department employees, but took no action;

• Approved the purchase of two 2016 Chevrolet Impala police vehicles at $22,463 each from Miles Chevrolet in Decatur, Ill.;

• Approved the appointment of Stephanie Blank as a substitute exercise instructor for the winter recreation program.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday

PRESENT: John Saganich, Catherine Harvey, Thomas Hannon and Jody Klase

The board:

• Approved an agreement with Perovsek Engineering Inc. of Cleveland for $69,100 to update the lighting in the high school auditorium;

• Approved a memorandum of understanding with Ohio Association of Public School Employees, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 4 and AFL-CIO Local 662 that states employees qualify for overtime if they work more than 40 hours in any week. Previously, employees qualified for overtime if they worked more than eight hours per day as well as beyond 40 hours per week. The board decided that requiring overtime pay for time worked beyond eight hours per day could have an affect on reducing an employee’s opportunity to work additional hours;

• Approved former board member Thomas Hart as representative to the Trumbull Career and Technical Center board through December 2019;

• Approved Thomas Domitrovich as head boys track coach and Mary Domitrovich as head girls track coach, both at $3,776;

• Joined the state’s cooperative purchasing program for one year at $100;

• Approved girls basketball alumnae game 11 a.m. Jan. 7 at high school gymnasium;

• Set the organizational meeting for 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at high school media center. In 2017, regular meetings will  be moved from third Monday to third Wednesday per month.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: Board of education meeting Monday

PRESENT: William Catlin, Tracie Allen, Roberta Hiller, Niki Reid and Ron Tyndall

The board:

• Reported demolition of the former elementary school at Salt Springs Road and Tod Avenue will be complete in the upcoming weeks;

• Accepted the resignation of Debra Parr as family consumer science teacher effective May 29, 2017;

• Reminded district families free and reduced lunch price applications are available throughout the year;

• Appointed Hiller as board representative to Trumbull Career and Technical Center board for three-year term through December 2019;

• Announced a fundraiser to help raise money for the indoor swimming pool at the high school will be 4 p.m. Dec. 22 at the high school. Plans are to get the pool usable for the village’s recreation program. Bricks from the former elementary school will be distributed at the event. Superintendent Terry Armstrong said there will be special presentation by alumni.

— Bob Coupland