Boil alert issued
for Brookfield, Hubbard
A boil advisory was put into effect at 4 p.m. Monday for parts of Brookfield and Hubbard townships due to a water main break.
A boil alert means that until further notice, water for consumption should be boiled for three to five minutes before being cooled for use.
All Trumbull County water customers southeast of U.S. Route 62 should take caution, according to county officials. This includes Stiver, North Price, Vanness, Hubbard-Masury, Hubbard Thomas (between U.S. Route 62 and Hubbard Masury Road), Chestnut Ridge (between U.S. Route 62 and Hubbard Masury Road), Richardson, Connelly, Catherine and Madeline.
Falls council to meet
about police chief
NEWTON FALLS - Newton Falls City Council has scheduled an emergency meeting for 4:30 p.m. today in council chambers for an executive session on the employment or dismissal of the police chief.
The village council last week took the first step toward removing police Chief John Kuivila after investigations were made into statements accusing him of sexually harassing a female police employee.
Council members have discussed steps for disciplining Kuivila, up to and including termination.
Kuivila has referred all comment to his attorney, Kim Kendall, who says she is confident that an arbitrator would ''put him back to work immediately."
Minerva man killed
in single-car crash
WEST TOWNSHIP - A Minerva man was killed Monday morning after losing control of his vehicle on state Route 172.
James A. Shorb, 32, of Minerva, was westbound about 6:31 a.m. on state Route 172 near Knox School Road, north of Minerva, when he traveled left of center and off the left side of the road, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Once off the road, the 2002 Pontiac Grand AM overturned, partially ejecting Shorb, who was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by a county coroner's investigator.