Niles Times

SCOPE offers Lunch and Learn program

NILES — The Niles SCOPE Senior Center, 14 E. State St., will host a free Lunch and Learn program 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday with speaker Robert Fleischer of Krause Optical. The topic will be “eye care.” Preregistration is required. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive 1 to ...

Agenda

• GIRARD BOARD OF EDUCATION meets 4 p.m. April 26 at the high school media center. • GIRARD CITY COUNCIL meets 7 p.m. Monday at the municipal building. • McDONALD BOARD OF EDUCATION meets 7 p.m. April 26 at the high school media center. • McDONALD VILLAGE COUNCIL meets 6:30 p.m. ...

Blotters: McDonald, Niles

McDonald Police activity Feb. 19-March 17: March 17, 5:46 p.m. — Louis M. Polois Jr., 560 McDonald Ave., was arrested on East Marshall Road on driving under suspension and no tail lights charges. 11:55 a.m. — A telephone scam was reported at 1040 Illinois Ave. March 14, 5:31 p.m. ...

Tribune accepting A+ Teacher nominations

WARREN — When a teacher becomes a mentor, a life coach, a guide leading students toward success, then that teacher deserves an A+. And that precisely is what the Tribune Chronicle, Trumbull County Educational Service Center, Trumbull Retired Teachers Association and Outback Steakhouse want ...

On the record

Niles WHAT: Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities meeting March 27 PRESENT: Dominic Albanese, Elizabeth Calderone, Lawrence Connelly, Mary Cunningham, Larry Larson, Cynthia Poplyk and Kevin Reilly The board: l Heard from Superintendent Ed Stark, who explained to about 25 ...

Building permits

McDonald Total valuation: $51,800 Total fees: $140 Melissa Hall, 721 Florida Ave., shed, $1,800. Richard Mazza Jr., 840 New Jersey, addition, $50,000. Niles Total valuation: $221,422 Total fees: $3,278.23 Mt. Sinai Pentacost, 38 Williams, signage, $3,100. Rossi, 1544 Roosevelt, ...

School lunches

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 ...

Center to lose ex-mayor’s name

NILES — The Ralph A. Infante Wellness Center will be no more, if council follows through on a request from the mayor to rename the center. Mayor Tom Scarnecchia, who was a council member when he proposed legislation to name the center after then-mayor Ralph Infante, formally asked council ...

Fundraiser to support Hot Dog Day

NILES — Summer is near, and preparations are underway for a Niles tradition — the fifth annual Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day set for July 2 in downtown. To raise money for the festival, The Avenue and Main will present its fifth Wine and Cheese Please 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Ciminero’s ...

Briefs

Niles native to speak at memorial library NILES — Author Joseph Vitale Sr. will be at the McKinley Memorial Library, 40 N. Main St., 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday for a meet and greet. A Niles native, Vitale is an author, speaker and musician as well as movie, TV and radio personality. His ...

Agenda

• GIRARD BOARD OF EDUCATION meets 4 p.m. today at high school media center. • GIRARD CITY COUNCIL meets 7 p.m. Monday at the municipal building. • McDONALD BOARD OF EDUCATION meets 7 p.m. today at high school media center. • NILES CITY COUNCIL meets 6 p.m. April 5 at the safety ...

Niles speech competes at regionals

NILES — Members of the Niles McKinley High School speech team competed March 4 at the Ohio High School Speech League State Tournament at Olmstead Falls High School. The tournament featured the best competitors across the state. Michael Bassett, speech coach, said the seven students who ...

City gas allowed to flow freely

NILES — Some city employees were allowed for decades to collect free gas from city pumps that they did not use for official business as contracts specified. Under former Mayor Ralph Infante, the city’s meter readers were told they could use their full 15 gallon-a-week allowance, even if ...

Support in Niles judge race spread among four candidates

NILES — None of the four candidates running for the Niles Municipal Court judge seat in the Democratic primary won 50 percent or more of the vote in a poll of local attorneys, according to the Trumbull County Bar Association. Gil Blair, John Gargano, Chris Shaker and Terry Swauger are ...

Entertainment

ART OUTREACH GALLERY at the Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, is open 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery operates through volunteer assistance. Email Gail Stark at aaboutique@aol.com for more ...

On the record

Girard WHAT: City Council meeting March 13 PRESENT: Reynald Paolone, Steve Brooks, Mark Standohar, Keith Schubert, Thomas Grumley, Lily Martuccio, John Moliterno, Joseph Shelby and Mayor James Melfi Council: l Received a letter from the planning commission recommending council reconsider ...

Niles Interfaith Banquet set

NILES — Dan Bryant of the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church will be the guest speaker at the annual Niles Interfaith Banquet April 23 at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St. The reception and social will begin 4 p.m., with dinner to follow at 5 p.m. Host churches ...

Show mixes physical comedy with one-liners

NILES — A broken skylight isn’t the only fracture newlyweds Paul and Corie face. Six days into their marriage, both are starting to wonder if the only thing they have in common is a physical attraction. Corie is a free spirit who embraces the unknown and loves every quirky detail of ...

Pharmacy marks 90 years

NILES — In the 1920s, the city had several family-owned independent pharmacies. Today, only Troutman Drug Co., Robbins Avenue, has lasted more than 90 years. James Tallman, owner of Troutman Drug Co., said he has researched the history of the drugstore for upcoming presentations at local ...

Weathersfield trustee hired by engineer

WARREN — The Trumbull County Engineer’s office recently hired a Weathersfield trustee to add to its management team. Trustee Steve Gerberry was introduced at the March 8 county commissioners’ meeting by the engineer’s administrative assistant, Steve Papalas. Gerberry, who will be ...