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 has served McDonald as its solicitor for the past nine years and the terms of the contract will remain exactly the same, according to Mayor Marty Puckett.

However, city officials were unable to provide the amount of Ross’ pay.

Author to talk about book at society event

NILES — Author Lawrence Brough of Newark will talk about his book 7 p.m. today at the Ward-Thomas House, 503 Brown St.

The author of “The Electric Pullman: A History of the Niles Car and Manufacturing Company,” Brough will give a slideshow presentation on the history of the car company and the manufacturing of railway cars / trolleys in Niles from 901-1917.

The program will include a book signing and take place in the Westenfield Room at the museum, the home of the Niles Historical Society.

Refreshments will be available, and the cost to attend is a $5 donation.

The Niles Time