McDonald BOE grants treasurer 3-year pact
McDONALD - After serving for the past few months as interim treasurer for McDonald schools, William Johnson was approved for a three-year contract effective Wednesday.
Board of Education President Jack Dugan said Monday that Johnson, who had served as district treasurer in the 1980s and early 1990s, will receive $36,000 for the first year, and $40,000 the second and third years.
Johnson replaced former treasurer Brian Stidham, who left to become treasurer for Mathews school district.
The board also hired John Anthony as a part-time band director at $21,120. He replaces Kathryn Hall who left for a full-time position. Anthony will work four hours a day at the high school and one hour a day at the elementary school.
Newton fire levy placed on ballot
NEWTON - Township trustees voted Monday to place a 1-mill continuous fire levy on the Nov. 6 general election ballot to pay the township's share for its joint fire district with Newton Falls village.
Trustee Chairman Peter Augusta said Monday that the new levy will generate $64,000 annually and be used to pay the township's $55,000 share. The township's share is expected to increase by 3 percent next year, he said.
The levy would replace a 0.5-mill fire levy that generates $14,000 annually. That levy plus an additional 0.5-mill will create the 1-mill levy.
Augusta said the township was taking $45,000 out of the general fund for its share. He said the new levy will only be used for paying the local share.
Trustees also approved Fiscal Officer Susan Montgomery to purchase needed office supplies totaling about $60.
Tickets available for Obama visit to Akron
AKRON Tickets for President Barack Obama's visit Wednesday to the John S. Knight Center are available at three locations in and around the Akron area.
They are available at the West Akron Organizing For America (OFA) Field Office, 1706 W. Market St., Akron; the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron; and the Twinsburg OFA Field Office, 7995 Darrow Road, Twinsburg.
Tickets are required for entry and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The stop is being billed as a grassroots campaign event where the president will ''lay out his vision to rebuild the economy from the middle out,'' cut taxes and reduce the deficit, according to a news release.
August marks Child Support Awareness
YOUNGSTOWN - Mahoning County Child Support Enforcement Agency is offering people behind on child support an opportunity to reinstate suspended driver's licenses by paying one month of current support, plus $1 on the arrears, and agreeing to seek employment.
The offer is for the month of August.
Director Robert E. Bush Jr. said absent parents with a suspended driver's license who wish to participate can speak to a license suspension case manager from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 345 Oak Hill Ave. For information, call 330-740-2073.