Niles Times

The Niles Times / Raymond L. Smith
Madison McGuire, 16, a junior at Niles McKinley High School, was a silver key winner for her drawing of an art deco building she saw while on a family vacation. She said she has competed in the YSU program several times and has been drawing since she was in grade school.

For students, art is life

YOUNGSTOWN — Young artists from schools across a four-county region had their work displayed as part of the annual Scholastic Art Awards program Saturday at Youngstown State University. Work of students attending middle and high schools in Trumbull, Ashtabula, Mahoning and Columbiana ...

Briefs

Nominees sought for Community Stars WARREN — The Tribune Chronicle and Trumbull 100 are seeking nominations for the annual Community Stars award. The program, now in its 16th year, celebrates volunteers who go above and beyond to make a measurable impact in the lives of others. ...

TNT stages canine comedy

A female is causing a rift between Greg and Kate, a middle-aged married couple. One might say the relationship is going to the dogs. The conceit in A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia,” which opened Friday at Trumbull New Theatre, is that the canine that amplifies the problems in Greg’s and ...

MVSD gets report on leaks

NILES — None of the cracks in the dam over Meander Reservoir have led to leaks and are not considered alarming, though the dam needs substantial work, the outgoing chief engineer told Niles City Council members Jan. 11. Engineer Tom Holloway said he and the four board members that govern ...

LEGO Team heading to state competition

NILES — A local FIRST LEGO League team will head to the Ohio FIRST LEGO League Championship at Wright State University in Dayton. The Mechanical Fllyers team, which practices at the Art Outreach Gallery in the Eastwood Mall Complex, consists of seven area students ages 9 to 14 and includes ...

Mineral Ridge Historical Society markers arrive

MINERAL RIDGE — The Mineral Ridge Historical Society has received two Ohio Historical Society markers to be erected in the township. Marcy Buchanan of the society said the markers arrived late last year and will be installed in the spring at two locations. One marker is about Salt Springs ...

Two shows open at gallery

Two exhibitions opened Friday at the Art Outreach Gallery. The Collective Palette Studio is a collaboration of agencies — Fairhaven Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities, REM Ohio, Siffrin and the Western Reserve Independent Living Center — providing services to individuals ...

Hall of fame nominees sought

NILES — The Niles McKinley Alumni Association is taking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame class of 2017. Nominees must have graduated at least 10 years ago, achieved success in their career and have made significant contributions in their field as well as to their ...

On the record

McDonald WHAT: Board of Education organizational meeting Jan. 11 PRESENT: Thomas Hannon, John Saganich, Catherine Harvey, Jody Klase and Wendy Higgins The board: l Named Saganich president and Klase as vice president; l Approved the following appointments: Harvey and Higgins, ...

McDonald center to mark one year

McDONALD — The McDonald Senior Center will mark its first-year anniversary in February. The center, which is located at 500 Ohio Ave., next to the post office, is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday, offering a variety of programs and services to people of all ages, but mainly local ...

Niles ends year with carryover

NILES — The city’s general fund ended 2017 with a $300,000 carryover, which was a result of higher than estimated tax revenue and several other factors, the auditor said. There was concern last year the general fund could end with a deficit or a zero balance. “I don’t want anyone to ...

Briefs

Catholic Women hold Night at the Races NILES — The Niles Catholic Women’s Club will host a Night at the Races 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St. The cost for each horse and / or jockey is $10. Admission is included, along with pizza and salad. To ...

Earthquake concerns near Meander Dam draw crowd

NILES — While officials with the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District aren’t prepared to connect cracks in the Meander Dam to earthquake activity, a group at a Niles City Council meeting implored city officials to take a stand against a nearby injection well. If American Water Management ...

On the record

McDonald WHAT: Village Council meeting Jan. 4 PRESENT: Brian Klase, Ray Lewis, Richard Harvey, Scott Seitz, Michael O’Brien and Mayor Martin Puckett Council: l Appointed Michael O’Brien to serve as council president pro-tem and to the Community Chest; l Passed an ordinance ...

Raise for water superintendent ‘overdue’

NILES — The water and sewer superintendent could see a $4,000 raise if council grants final approval to a measure given first reading at a recent council meeting. Andy Catanzarite’s pay could be raised to $82,000 a year. Catanzarite said he thinks he is due the raise because he obtained ...

Church accepting King Foods orders

New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles, is accepting 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. Tuesday at Niles Community Services, 401 Vienna Ave., ...

Let’s eat

• First United Methodist Church 608 N. Crandon Ave., Niles, will host a soup and baked potato luncheon following the second service Jan. 29. Soup choices will include chicken noodle and chili. Proceeds will benefit the community meals ministry, and the cost to eat is $5. For more ...

Holiday items on display at Ward-Thomas Museum

NILES — With the new year starting, the Niles Historical Society will showcase holiday and winter-themed decorations its monthly open house 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ward-Thomas Museum, 503 Brown St. The open house is held the first Sunday of each month but was rescheduled in January due to ...

Niles building repairs on track

NILES — The architect guiding the city through repairs at the city administration building is recommending the city accept bids offered for the last stages of the work. At the Dec. 28 roundtable, council members and the administration heard from Bruce Sekanick with Phillips Sekanick ...

City policies directed at impropriety

NILES — Several new policies, including hiring standards, were put into place this year in the wake of an investigation by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s Office that led to charges against the city’s former mayor. The rules proposed by city council President Robert Marino also cover fraud, ...