WARREN - A state worker, the chief deputy engineer in Mahoning County, four ex-township trustees and a former employee of Trumbull County's Engineer's Office are among those on the short list for a job to monitor road issues related to the gas and oil well drilling industry.
The road use maintenance agreement (RUMA) coordinator's position will be responsible for making sure companies meet the requirements of those agreements, follow through on complaints, do road inspections and monitor whether companies are using the designated, approved routes to haul heavy machinery and other equipment.
Pay, benefits and other costs associated with the position are about $90,000. The engineer's office is providing half and participating communities will provide the rest.
About 30 people applied, said Engineer Randy Smith, and eight remain. A three-person selection committee will whittle the number down to three for interviews.
The eight people remaining are:
Larry Norton of Warren, a field inspector assistant with the Ohio Department of Transportation's field office in Girard
Marilyn Sferra Kenner of Boardman, the chief deputy engineer in Mahoning County since 1989
John R. Nemet of Newton Falls, a former supervisor at the General Motors Complex in Lordstown and ex-Newton trustee
Matthew Dohy of Girard, a former engineering technician with the Trumbull County Engineer's Office. Dohy was fired by the former engineer in 2009, filed and then agreed to settle the wrongful termination lawsuit against the old engineer.
Mark W. Crain of Niles, a former foreman and operator with Carl's Paving in Niles
David E. Pugh of Weathersfield, the township administrator there who is retiring in December. Pugh also served as a township trustee.
Jack Simon of Liberty, hired in March to the engineer's road department after working in sales for more than 30 years. He is a former township trustee.
Tom Tracey of Champion, self-employed consultant. He previously was a township trustee, briefly the fiscal officer and he also worked for the ODOT.