Niles Times

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 ...

Treasurer says office on track, revenues up

NILES — The city treasurer said the city has collected $380,000 more in income taxes than predicted for this point in the year. The city also will save money because a bank change has led to utility customers helping to shoulder bank fees. Janet Rizer-Jones also rebuffed a statement made ...

Agenda

• GIRARD BOARD OF EDUCATION meets 4 p.m. today at the high school media center. • GIRARD CITY COUNCIL meets 7 p.m. May 8 at the municipal building. • McDONALD BOARD OF EDUCATION meets 7 p.m. today at the high school media center. • McDONALD VILLAGE COUNCIL meets 6:30 p.m. May 3 at ...

Niles seeking new park board member

NILES — The administration plans to replace a park board member by Friday, Service Director Edward Stredney said. Paul Hake, who was serving as president of the Niles Park Board, as appointed by Mayor Tom Scarnecchia, resigned April 17 just before a special council meeting. Hake walked ...

Shaker outspends all on judicial race

NILES — The only attorney not accepting campaign contributions in the Democratic primary race to be the next Niles Municipal Court judge outspent his three competitors combined dollars by more than double, according to campaign finance reports filed at the Trumbull County Board of Elections. ...

Police blotters: Girard, Weathersfield

Girard Police activity reported March 26-April 5: April 5, 5:19 p.m. — Domestic violence was reported at 921 North Ave. 1:50 p.m. — Theft of $1,000 was reported at Canterino’s Bar, 1008 N. State St. 10:39 a.m. — Burglary was reported at 11 Mohawk Drive. April 4, 7:57 p.m. ...

Girard hopes changes improves projection

GIRARD — City officials hope redistribution of speed camera money will help counter a “worst-case scenario” general fund deficit of $400,000. City council recently approved moving more money collected from fines generated by speed radar cameras to the general fund. The general fund pays ...

On the record

McDonald WHAT: Village Council meeting April 19 PRESENT: Brian Fisher, Richard Harvey, Michael O’Brien, Brian Klase and Mayor Glen Puckett ABSENT: Ray Lewis and Scott Seitz Council: l Accepted a base bid of $388,455 from Butch and McCree Paving for the resurfacing of several ...

Local seniors earn Tripodi scholarship

NILES — Two Niles McKinley High School seniors recently received the Louis J. Tripodi Scholarship. Selected by the Tripodi family were Trasa Rossi and Kyra Wilson. The scholarship is awarded each year based on applications and letters submitted by McKinley students. The winners receive ...

Revised fiscal plan gets second reading

NILES — A revised version of the plan to pull Niles out of its massive debt uses city dollars to repair roads, not a fee that would have been placed on motorists. The sixth recovery plan from Mayor Tom Scarnecchia that was given second reading by council Monday would allocate $50,000 from ...

Libary book sale set for this weekend

NILES — The Friends of the McKinley Memorial Library will host a book sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the library auditorium. The book sale includes a wide selection of novels, audiobooks, movies and music for all ages. A ...