At a glance
Fair board to meet on pavilion project
BAZETTA — The Trumbull County Fair Board will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the fairgrounds to discuss the status of a new pavilion project.
Board President Bud Rodgers said the board will decide whether to rebid the project since previous bids all came in higher then expected or to go a different route with the project.
The pavilion would be a 40-by-80 structure near the Historic Village and new restroom facility at the fairgrounds. A state grant of about $43,000 will help pay for the nearly $80,000 project.
Lordstown to celebrate 100th graduating class
LORDSTOWN — The 100th graduating class from Lordstown High School will celebrated in May.
The event will include artifacts and video, which will be provided and narrated by the Lordstown Historical Society, Lordstown Alumni Association and school officials.
The first graduating class of Lordstown Schools was in 1918.
Johnston purchases new fire vehicle
JOHNSTON — Trustees on Monday agreed to buy a new pickup truck for the fire department.
The vehicle, from Valley Ford for $32,000, will be used by fire and emergency personnel as a backup vehicle, and it can hold up to five people when extra people are needed to come to a fire or accident, said John Moran, township fiscal officer.
Trustees also created an emergency medical service operations assistant who will help with EMS calls, materials and scheduling EMTs when someone calls off. Shawn Whitehouse was named to the position at $16.25 per hour at 32 hours per week.
Pastor, family members charged in robbery
TOLEDO — Police say a gun-wielding Ohio pastor and two family members have robbed a Sunday school teacher at their church.
The Blade newspaper reports St. Paul’s AME pastor Anthony Morris, along with his wife, Zelda Morris, and 19-year-old daughter Kamali Morris have been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
Police say Nickema Turner, 39, of Maumee, was teaching her class when the teen grabbed her by the hair. They say Zelda Morris punched Turner in her face and the pastor then threw Turner to the ground. Police say Zelda Morris dumped out Turner’s purse and took items including a stun gun and cellphone. The pastor allegedly held a gun on Turner. She was treated at the scene.
Police say Ohio man dies after punch on bar stage
MIDDLETOWN — Police say a 46-year-old man has died in southwest Ohio after he was knocked backward off a bar’s stage.
Middletown police say John Fugate died at a hospital in Dayton after he hit his head on the concrete floor early Saturday. Police Maj. Scott Reeve tells the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News that initial investigation indicates that Fugate was punched.
Reeve says police are investigating and will present the case for Butler County grand jury consideration when they are finished.
Staff, wire reports