Niles Times

Police blotters – Niles

Police activity reported June 25-July 11 July 11, 8:35 p.m. — Animal complaint reported at 353 Sheridan Ave. 7 p.m. — Dylan Hanger, 27, 613 John St., was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after being accused of assaulting his girlfriend at same address. 5:25 p.m.— Hit skip ...

Scrappers stay hot

NILES — Richie Palacios legged out a soft grounder to Williamsport shortstop Jonathan Guzman. The Mahoning Valley second baseman was too quick for Guzman to recover and throw to first base. Ric Flair’s trademark “woooo” pops over the speakers at Eastwood Field. Mitch Reeves follows ...

Police blotters – McDonald

Police activity reported June 1-27: June 27, 4:21 a.m. — Hit-skip accident reported on Ohio Avenue at Seventh Street. Police said the driver appeared to be intoxicated. June 26, 5:12 a.m. — Man driving a truck in the 900 block of Ohio Avenue reported he was being followed by a car whose ...

10 seek mayor’s seat in Niles

NILES — Ten people want to be mayor of Niles, a number that includes half of city council, the safety director and five other residents with occupations ranging from painter to church music director and everything in between. City Council President and interim Mayor Barry Steffey, who ...

Schools to seek to merge levies

NILES — Niles City Schools will ask voters in November to consider a “substitute” tax levy, which would merge two 10-year emergency levies into one continuous levy that would no longer expire or require voter approval. Treasurer Lori Hudzik said property owners currently on the books ...

Niles dog found dead from heat stroke

NILES — Niles police say they expect to charge a pet owner after a dog was found dead Friday after being left outside in the severe heat. A web posting by Niles police indicates that officers were answering a call when they discovered the dog, left outside with no water or shelter from the ...

Three so far pursue Niles mayor position

NILES — A safety director, a city councilman and a painting contractor all have their hat in the ring to be the next mayor of Niles. Applications are being accepted through Tuesday. Safety Director George Kaniclides, who submitted a resume and letter Thursday, is the latest to apply for the ...

Niles schools to seek sub levy

NILES — Niles City Schools will ask voters in November to consider a substitute tax levy, which would merge two 10-year emergency levies into one continuous levy that would no longer expire or require voter approval. Treasurer Lori Hudzik said property owners currently on the books ...

On the record – McDonald

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Joseph Cappuzzello, Thomas Hannon, Wendy Higgins, Jody Klase and John Saganich The board: • Approved a consultant agreement with Megan Titus at $230 per day with no benefits, effective June 11 to July 31, on an as-needed basis before ...

McDonald complex topic of frustration

McDONALD — Residents here expressed their concern and frustration to the school board Wednesday on the condition of the football stadium and the more than two years that has passed trying to get a location for a new athletic complex. Resident Richard Martin said voters in 2016 approved a ...

McDonald names new fiscal officer

McDONALD — Village council has named Rick Sebastian as the new full-time fiscal officer, replacing Robin Debow who resigned Wednesday as she is moving from the village. Sebastian was sworn in to the position at the meeting. Debow, who has worked with the village for eight years, first ...

On the record – McDonald

WHAT: Village council meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Brian Fisher, Ray Lewis, Richard Harvey, Michael O’Brien and Walt Bradley ABSENT: Scott Seitz and Mayor Glenn Puckett Council: • Gave approval to the McDonald Historical Society to use the village community room for their displaying of ...

Residents in Niles face more changes

It’s unfortunate that the duly elected mayor in Trumbull County’s second largest city felt it necessary to step down this week. Thomas Scarnecchia took over as mayor in 2016, but on Monday made a sudden announcement only halfway through his four-year term that he was stepping down, ...

McDonald pavilion to be site of event

CHECKERS TOURNAMENT: The John Peters Checkers Tournament will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Woodland Park Pavilion, McDonald. Sign up at the park building. Tournament registration begins 9:30 a.m. WASHER TOURNAMENT: A washer tournament will be held noon June 30 at the McDonald village ...

On the record – Niles

WHAT: City Council meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Council members and president pro tem Ryan McNaughton, Linda Marchese, Barry Profato, PJ Kearney, Michael Lastic, Al Cantola and Council President and interim mayor Barry Steffey Jr. ABSENT: Councilman Steve Mientkiewicz Council: • Adopted ...

Looking back on Red Dragons’ season

It’s been 56 years since the Niles Red Dragons have won a district championship in baseball. It wasn’t a year coach Mike Guarnieri envisioned, but it was another one the Red Dragons baseball team saw themselves in yet another time in district play. Some veteran players. Some ...

Niles program continually growing

There’s not much argument when the Niles Red Dragons baseball team considers themselves the best athletic program on campus. They should. A litany of district appearances where nothing but hard luck befalls Niles at that level. Despite those hiccups, this Red Dragons team never rebuilds. ...

Run of the Mill foot race is June 27

The Run of the Mill 1-mile foot race through McDonald to the McDonald Steel Mill is June 27 at 5:45 p.m., starting at Holiday Hot Tubs on the corner of Marshall Road and Ohio Avenue. Entry fee is $15 pre-registered and the day of the race. Make checks payable to the McDonald Track & CC ...

McDonald’s Mitchell, Gray honored; Blue Devils senior runs at Midwest

McDonald senior Malina Mitchell and junior Zach Gray were honored Thursday’s Mahoning Valley Track Officials Association Awards Banquet at Enzo’s. Mitchell, who is heading to West Virginia University for cross country and track and field — both which she was honored for Thursday — was ...

Trumbull beats Mahoning with big seventh inning

NILES — In a game that pitted Mahoning County’s and Trumbull County’s best baseball players against each other, Trumbull County won, 9-6, in the fifth annual High School Valley All-Star Classic at Eastwood Field. Mahoning looked to be in control for most of the game. They would lead 6-0 ...