to name new member
SOUTHINGTON - Southington Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. today in the school complex's library to appoint a new board member.
The appointee will fill the remainder of board member Tim Arbogast's term. Arbogast is moving from the district and resigned his board seat.
The board also is scheduled to divide a third-grade class and approve a monument sign for the Donaldson family who provided land for the new school complex off state Route 534.
on museum's grant
WARREN - Trumbull County commissioners will hold a special meeting at 10:30 a.m. today in the commissioners hearing room to discuss the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's grant application for Clean Ohio Funds.
The museum is seeking the funds through the Ohio Public Works Commission to purchase and conserve a portion of two tracts of land known as the Mud Run Slump Protection Project.
The site is adjacent to the Grand River Wildlife Area in the watershed of the Grand River in Farmington Township.
The commissioners will also act on other business at the meeting.
Report: fights up
at private prison
A new report says fights and disturbances have increased at a now privatized state prison in northeast Ohio.
The Correctional Institutions Inspection Committee's report documents findings from a surprise committee visit last month to the Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut.
The report says the committee found a high presence of gang activity, illegal substance abuse and frequent extortion among other problems. The report also says prison staff hesitated to use appropriate force and noted low staff morale.