Police budget on Falls agenda
NEWTON FALLS - Council members are holding another special meeting at 4:30 p.m. today at City Hall on Canal Street to discuss the 2013 budget, particularly pertaining to the city's police department.
With the failed 3-mill additional levy earlier this month that would have raised an additional $200,000 per year, plus state funding cuts, the department is looking for ways to compensate, officials said. Their proposed budget, which will be reviewed at the meeting, requests more than $943,000. Through Sept. 30 of this year, the department has spent a little more than $845,000.
Tracy L. Reimbold, finance director, said the leasing of several new police cruisers will be discussed.
State grants to pave 3 roads
WARREN - The Trumbull County's Engineer's Office is getting $980,487 from the state to repave and improve three roads.
The Ohio Public Works Commission grant money will be added to about $440,000 from the engineer's office to redo all of or portions of Educational Highway, Larchmont Avenue and North River Road.
''The plan is to have the work completed by August,'' said Don Barzak, office director of governmental affairs / grants and special projects coordinator.
Education Highway will be improved from state Route 45 to the Trumbull Career and Technical Center; Larchmont Avenue from Perkins Jones Road to Dietz Road; and North River Road from North Road to state Route 46.
Police: Vehicle stolen in Warren
WARREN - A Liberty man told police his car was taken from him at gunpoint about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when he stopped to ask a man for directions.
The 22-year-old man told police he was on North Park Avenue and asked a man for directions to Idylwild Street because he wanted to visit a relative.
The victim said the man pointed in a direction, then pulled a gun and forced his way into his car. The man took the victim's wallet, watch and $30 before making him drive to Laird Avenue and South Street S.E., where the victim was ordered out of the car. The robber then drove off with the car, reports state.
Sweater party raises cash
GIRARD - The second annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Wonder Bar, 100 W. Liberty St., to raise money for the Emmanuel Community Care Center and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Admission is $10 or 10 non-perishable food items or two toy donations.
The event will feature food, drinks, a photo booth and basket auction. Participants are invited to wear their ugliest Christmas sweaters.