Brookfield to meet
about license fees
BROOKFIELD - Township trustees will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday and April 18 at the township administration building to discuss instituting a motor vehicle license fee within the unincorporated area of the township.
Meanwhile, a special meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to pass two payment resolutions and to discuss a new police towing policy.
Woman gets 1 year
on drug charge
WARREN - A 49-year-old Andover woman was sentenced to a year in prison Monday after pleading guilty to a charge linking her to the potential manufacture of methamphetamine.
Juanita Klemencic of Russell Road had pleaded guilty Feb. 11 to the fourth-degree felony charge of attempted illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs after police found her at the Stonegate Apartments on July 5. Police said she had an ice pack, batteries and other ingredients used to make meth.
Klemencic is also under indictment in Ashtabula County for several charges linked to meth, including drug possession, trafficking, having weapons under disability and illegal assembly.
County sees grant
for Newton sewers
WARREN - The Trumbull County's Sanitary Engineer's Office is asking Ohio's Appalachian Regional Commission for a $250,000 grant to help replace failing and broken septic systems with sewers in an area of Newton Township.
The money would help fund a $3.5 million project to connect about 200 residences in the area of Scott Street to the Newton Falls' sewage treatment facility. As it stands now, the sanitary engineer's office will move ahead with the entire project, but depending on funding, it could be split into two parts, said Gary Newbrough, project planner.
Phase one of the project is done. Completed in 2009, it cost $1.7 million and connected 70 homes to the system as well as other big ticket items, such as installing a pump station and boring under the Mahoning River, Newbrough said.
The project is among a dozen in Trumbull County that must be completed under a consent order with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. It must done by 2015.
Howland BOE to hold grievance hearing today
HOWLAND - Classified staff of Howland Local Schools will voice a grievance to the board today during a special meeting.
The grievance involves working conditions and outsourcing of work, said Superintendent John Sheets. Grievance hearings, which are not common, often deal with disagreements on the interpretation of the contract, he said.
The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the administration offices, 8200 South St. S.E. After the grievances are stated, the board will issue a response or decision which the employees can then decide whether to accept or submit the complaint to an arbitrator.
The contract, which is set to expire June 14, began June 15, 2011.
Fifth Ward hopeful withdraws from race
WARREN - Kimberly Kruppa has withdrawn from the May 7 Democratic primary election for city council in Warren's Fifth Ward.
Kruppa's decision to take herself out of the running is due to family circumstances, according to a letter submitted to the Trumbull County Board of Elections.
Her name will not appear on the ballot because she withdrew before the ballots were printed, said elections board director Kelly Pallante.
Kruppa's withdrawal leaves incumbent councilman Vince Flask unopposed in the primary election. Non-party affiliated candidates have until May 6 to file to run in the November general election.