Niles Times

Committee wants to save pool

NILES — A park and recreation committee with the message ‘‘Save Our Pool’’ wants to use a $67,500 Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant to make needed repairs to reopen the swimming pool at Waddell Park. More than 40 residents, and some city officials, gathered July 18 at the ...

Vet recalls Vietnam, service as a ‘Walrus’

McDONALD — Four years, three months and 18 days. That is how long David Martin, 75, spent in the U.S. Navy during the middle years of the Vietnam War. Although he never saw combat, he had a close call while his tender ship, the USS Salisbury Sound AV-13, was in port in Cam Ranh Bay in south ...

Honor Roll

NILES MCKINLEY HIGH SCHOOL Fourth Grading Period (* denotes all A’s) FRESHMEN Damion Adams Kaylee Adkins Alivia Airwyke Mason Back* Noralyn Barker Romaro Baskin Cassandra Beach-Groves Shyana Beers Adam Bonneau Hunter Bright Gabriel Brom* Sophia Bruno, Jacob Buttar* Skylar ...

Property transfers

Girard Wanda J. Pullin to Harry and Linda Leith, Liberty, $85,000. Dennis and Mary Ann Courtney to Nadeya Dugan, 520 Hazel, $90,000. Rodney and Audra Deal to Truck World Realty 420 LLC, Hancock, $42,000. Joseph Datchuk to James and Nicole Highland, 18 Hillside, $128,000. Michael Kollar to ...

Rotary presents awards

Paul Harris Fellows honored at meeting NILES — Rotary Club members Jim Fisher and Steve Simunich were each presented a Paul Harris Fellow Award for their service to Rotary and contributions to the Rotary Foundation. The awards were presented during the Rotary’s annual meeting held at ...

McKinley debuts phone campaign

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. William McKinley was the first presidential candidate to campaign by telephone. Today, we usually hear a recording of the candidate. Many voters see these ...

­­Police blotters

­­Niles Police activity reported July 6-11: July 11, 4:11 p.m. — Domestic violence was reported at 1745 N. Carnegie Ave. 3:22 p.m. — Shoplifting was reported at Burlington Coat Factory in the Eastwood Mall Complex. 3:01 p.m. — A neighbor dispute was reported at 102 Blossom Drive. ...

Vacation Bible School

• St. Stephen Parish, 129 W. Park Ave., Niles: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday to Aug. 3 for pre-school to fifth grade. The theme is “Hometown Nazareth — Where Jesus was a Boy.” Register at 330-652-4396 or www.churchofsaintstephen.com.• Open Door Community Church, 525 E. Marshall Road, ...

MVSD nearing pick for engineer

MINERAL RIDGE — Several “extremely qualified” candidates are being considered as the next chief engineer of the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District and he or she will be able to decide if the position of plant operations manager — a position eliminated by the board last month — is ...

Cycling team to visit Fairhaven

NILES — Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members will arrive at Fairhaven School on Aug. 5 for their 16th annual visit during the Journey of Hope. The bicyclists started their journey June 11 in San Francisco. Each year, three teams ride across the United States to raise awareness and encourage ...

Police Blotters

Girard Police activity reported July 9-17: July 17, 4:20 a.m. — Gary C. Phillips, McDonald, was arrested on a charge of criminal trespassing after officers spotted a man who seemed to be digging for scrap metal at Tight Seal Glass Block, 434 N. State St. July 16, 9:35 p.m. — An ...

Bruce R. Torrence 1961-2017

GIRARD — Bruce Robert Torrence, 55, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. Bruce was born Nov. 7, 1961, in Warren, the son of Robert E. and Marjorie Ann Burns Torrence. Bruce graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1980. He was employed at Indalex Aluminum Company, ...

McDonald police host car show

The Niles Times MCDONALD — An annual car show held each summer in Woodland Park by the McDonald Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 194 brings in funds to benefit local community groups and organizations. The 23rd annual Thunder in the Park is set 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Park off Ohio ...

Douglas C. Darnall 1942-2017

MINERAL RIDGE — Douglas C. Darnall, 74, died Wednesday evening, July 19, 2017, at his home. Doug was born Dec. 12, 1942, in Los Angeles, the son of Ira and Jeanette Darnall. He was the CEO of PsyCare for 27 years. Doug is survived by his wife, Jan Fredrick Darnall; daughters, Brianna ...

Heritage Day set Aug. 5 in Niles

NILES — The Niles Heritage Day is being planned noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Ward Thomas House grounds, 503 Brown St. The theme will be “Remembering our Past, Living in the Present, Embracing our Future.” The day will feature displays and demonstrations by local crafters, vendors and ...

Ronald L. Ankney 1942-2017

GIRARD — Ronald Lee Ankney, 74, died Saturday, July 15, 2017. Ron was born July 18, 1942, in Latrobe, Pa., a son of Curtis Gregg Ankney and Mary Jane Ankney. Ron worked at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Senffner ...

Kids to compete in Spartan Challenge

MCDONALD — The Spartan Challenge will be held Aug. 10 in Woodland Park with Olympic style events for children up to age 14. Registration is 10:30 a.m. and start time is 11 a.m. Early registration can be completed at the municipal building by Aug. 3.

Shirley Porter 1931-2017

MINERAL RIDGE — Shirley Porter, 85, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at home. Shirley was born Dec. 8, 1931, to Neil and Mildred Erickson. Shirley is survived by her daughters, Genny Garcia, with whom she resided, Jackie Gregory and Vicki Mottice; four grandchildren; and eight ...

Papalas withdraws from Nov. election

NILES — After serving 37 years on Niles City Council, Stephen Papalas has decided not to pursue another term, withdrawing his name from the list of candidates for the November election. Elected in 1979, Papalas said he has never lost an election, and served under five mayors. He withdrew ...

Janice K. Seletas 1940-2017

MINERAL RIDGE — Janice K. Seletas, 77, died Friday, July 14, 2017, at Vista Center at the Ridge. She was born April 16, 1940, in Beaver Falls, Pa., a daughter of Carmen and Genevieve DiNello DeSalle. Janice is survived by her son, George R. Seletas Jr. of Shepherdsville, Ky.; her ...