Longtime community volunteer passes away
WARREN - Longtime community volunteer and retired Champion dentist Dr. Bernard Schultz died Wednesday at Heritage Manor in Youngs-town.
Schultz, 82, of Warren, was active with Beth Israel Temple in Warren and Temple El Emeth in Liberty.
He had his dental practice in the Champion area and was active with many community organizations and groups including the American Cancer Society and American Red Cross.
Arrangements are pending with Roberts-Clark Chapel, Lane Funeral Home.
County approves help for drug task force
Ashtabula County commissioners approved funding a full-time deputy to work with the Trumbull Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force. Trumbull County provides three to four officers to the drug enforcement effort.
TAG ran short earlier this year and requested funding from the Ashtabula board to help pay for seven to eight months of that county's deputy's salary, officials said. TAG ideally wants at least two deputies from the county to work with TAG.
Correspondence from TAG to the board indicates that it is requesting in its grant application the funding for a full-time officer from Ashtabula County. TAG asked commissioners to fully fund the second position, about $70,000 annually. The board also will need to provide a vehicle, liability insurance and fuel for the officer.
Commissioners agreed to pick up the entire cost of one officer as an appropriation from the sheriff's budget, according to reports.
'Pause' gives Airlift Wing a year without cutbacks
VIENNA - The 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station received a "strategic pause" in the Senate Appropriation Committee 2013 Defense Appropriation bill.
The Air Force had proposed a shift in aircraft that would have resulted in a loss of two C-130 aircraft at the station in Vienna. The measure will preserve the current 12 C-130 planes and personnel at the air station for at least an additional year.
"By operating fixed-wing sprayers, the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station has a one-of-a-kind mission, often helping to assist in domestic disaster relief," Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said. "As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I was proud to vote to secure the strategic pause for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station.''
Ex-coach indicted over locker room videos
CANTON - A former high school basketball coach accused of videotaping student-athletes in the locker room has been indicted in northeast Ohio.
A Stark County grand jury on Wednesday indicted 46-year-old Scott Studer on eight counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.
The former Jackson High School coach was arrested in November after investigators searched his home and found nude images on a DVD, a laptop computer and a flash drive.
The assistant chief of the Stark County prosecutor's criminal division says Studer could be sentenced to up to 64 years in prison if he's convicted of all charges.
Achievers' Association seeks Hall nominees
WARREN - The Trumbull County African American Achievers' Association is seeking nominees for its Hall of Fame.
The intent is to recognize African-Americans who have had a positive impact on the community in leadership, community service or development, entrepreneurship, family development, education, religious outreach programs and artistic talent.
A maximum of six people are inducted each year. In addition, two high-school students will be honored. These two positions will be reserved for seniors who exemplify leadership and are overall positive role models.
Nominees must be current residents of Trumbull County; adults must have five years of service in their respective field. Nominations are due by Dec. 15 to Carolla Williams, P.O. Box 2451, Warren, OH 44484.
Staff, wire reports