Niles Times

Bridges to be named for vets

GIRARD — Continuing its efforts to have bridges in Trumbull County named to honor veterans, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11 asked Girard City Council to support renaming two bridges in the city. The chapter petitioned the state to rename a bridge on U.S. Route 422 near the Ohio ...

Locals shine at Special Olympics

GIRARD — Hubbard resident Debbie Sackett said she was “more than thrilled” when her son, Ronald Sackett, took part in the 50-meter walk and softball throw May 13 at the eighth annual Special Olympics Area 11 track and field competition. Ronald Sackett was among more than 330 ...

Society plans for markers

WEATHERSFIELD — The Mineral Ridge Historical Society will place two Ohio Historical markers in the township this summer. Linda Ference, a society member, said the two markers, administered by the Ohio Historical Society, arrived last year and are set for installation and dedication. The ...

Briefs

McDonald renews pact with solicitor McDONALD — Village Council approved the annual contract to keep Doug Ross as the village’s solicitor at a council meeting May 15. The resolution was in its third reading and the contract will take effect July 1 and run through June 30, 2018. Ross ...

Niles to purchase new trucks

NILES — The city will move forward with purchasing new trucks for the tree trimming department. The trucks approved for purchase at the May 17 city council meeting will be a 75-foot tree-trimming line truck at a cost of $252,000, a tree-trimming dump truck at a cost of $83,000, a stake body ...

On the record

Weathersfield WHAT: Board of Education meeting May 16 PRESENT: Joshua Garris, Aaron Wallace, Bruce Bacak, Cheryl Basista and Tim Gleason The board: l Hired Toni Wallace as speech language pathologist at $44,780; l Approved 80 seniors for graduation, which was May 21 at the high ...

Audit finds Girard paid sales tax in error

GIRARD — The city paid a vendor $1,259 in sales tax even though the city is exempt from such taxes, state auditors found. A 2014 audit of the city released Thursday by State Auditor David Yost found the city issued a $19,245 check to Trumbull Industries on June 25, 2014, which included ...

Gallery offers free workshops

Art Outreach Gallery will offer more than 60 free summer workshops for children beginning June 12. The free workshops scheduled include yoga, acting, painting, book making, macrame, bracelet making and classes on famous artists such as Chuck Close, Vincent Van Gogh, Judith Ann Braun and ...

Police blotter: Girard

Girard Police activity reported in Girard April 30 to May 8: May 8, 12:47 a.m. — A Chevrolet Cobalt was reported stolen from 250 S. Davis St. 1:19 a.m. — James L. Propst, 55, was arrested on a warrant through Girard Municipal Court for failure to appear on a charge of driving under ...

Mail carriers Stamp out Hunger

NILES — Members of the National Association of Letter Carriers 385 will spend May 13 not only delivering mail but collecting nonperishable food items for the 25th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers from across the ...

Banquet honors students

NILES —The Niles Interfaith Banquet, which marked its 51st year, recognized four local high school seniors by presenting scholarships at the April 23 gathering at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre. The Thomas Murphy Youth Awards included two $500 scholarships to Rea Gaugler of Niles and Nathan ...

Agenda

• GIRARD CITY COUNCIL meets 7 p.m. Monday at the municipal building. • GIRARD LIBRARY BOARD meets 7 p.m. Monday at the meeting room. • McDONALD BOARD OF EDUCATION will have a 4:15 p.m. Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting today in the high school library. • McDONALD PLANNING ...

Briefs

‘Mark Twain’ visits McKinley Memorial NILES — Mark Twain “Twain By Two” will be 1 p.m. May 6 in the McKinley Memorial auditorium at the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial, 40 N. Main St., Niles. The event will feature Mark Dawidziak as Mark Twain and Sarah Showman. There also ...

Police blotter

Niles Police activity reported in Niles April 5-12: April 12, 11:53 p.m. — Someone reported that an intoxicated man was making threats at 704 Spring St. 11:43 p.m. — A car break-in was reported at 304 Williams St. 7:39 p.m. — Assault was reported at Strands Hair Studio, 134 Vienna ...

School lunch menus

Niles City School District The basic menu is the same for all buildings. There is a daily ham sandwich option available at the Niles Intermediate and Primary schools. Several a la carte items are available daily at Niles Middle and High schools (prices vary). Daily options at those schools ...

Church will accept orders

New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles, will accept orders for King Foods, formerly Smart Food Choice, with cash, check, money order or EBT card 11 a.m. to noon Monday. Orders also will be taken 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Monday at Niles Community Services, 401 Vienna Ave., Niles. ...

March building permits

Niles Total valuation: $877,663 Total fees: $10,338.89 Torrid, EWM #406, low voltage. Wilson, 114 Wilson, deck. Rycon Builders, 1813 Robbins, reroof / kitchen, $3,000. City Mortgage Inc., 1024 Robbins, reroof, $5,000. Torrid, EWM #406, fire alarm, $9,200. Francis, 213 Warren ...

On the record: Girard, McDonald

Girard WHAT: City Council meeting April 24 PRESENT: Reynald Paolone, Steve Brooks, Lily Martuccio, John Moliterno, Joseph Shelby, Keith Schubert, Thomas Grumley and Mayor James Melfi ABSENT: Mark Standohar Council: l Heard from resident Richard DeSalvo of Shannon Road concerned about ...

Niles hosts annual Relay For Life

NILES — The Niles Relay For Life will be held 6 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Niles Wellness Center at Waddell Park, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. This year’s theme is “The Movement to End Cancer.” The event will kickoff with a survivors and ...

Commission shoots down fiscal plan

NILES — The City Council president and three other members of the fiscal oversight commission April 19 turned down the mayor’s latest fiscal recovery plan. The sixth version of the plan — requested by the Niles Fiscal Planning and Supervision Commission when elements of the fifth ...