TCTC OKs alternative calamity day plan
CHAMPION - The Trumbull Career and Technical Center Board at a special meeting on Thursday approved an alternative calamity day makeup plan for the district.
Board President Diana DeVito said the board approved the plan, which allows TCTC Superintendent Jason Gray to submit it to the state by today's deadline.
The plan allows for up to three additional makeup days, with students given work in ''blizzard bags'' either online or on paper, to be completed within two weeks of time school was called off due to weather.
The district, like many others in Trumbull County, has used five or more calamity days this month due to severe cold weather and snow. Other area districts that already approved the makeup plan include Warren, Niles, Champion and Joseph Badger.
Officials: Candle cause of Warren house fire
WARREN - A burning candle likely caused a fire that damaged a bedroom inside a city home Thursday morning, officials said.
Warren fire Chief Ken Nussle said the candle ignited some bedding resulting in flames damaging a bedroom at 1446 Union St. S.W.
Fire crews were called to the house, owned and occupied by Kevin Watson, around 5 a.m. Nussle said the fire was contained to the bedroom, and there were no injuries. There was about $1,000 in damage done to the room and $800 to the contents, he said.
"The occupant had extinguished a lot of it by the time we got there," Nussle said.
Ohio Rights Group to seek cannabis issue on ballot
WARREN - Members of the Ohio Rights Group will be providing information about medical cannabis from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Warren SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St.
The group will have information about their effort to place a Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment on the November ballot. A petition will be available for any registered voter to sign to help get the proposed amendment on the ballot.
Boil alert issued for Brookfield residents
BROOKFIELD - The Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer's Office has issued a boil alert advisory for water customers from the 900 block of Bedford Road continuing to Stewart Sharon Road due to a water main break.
Residents are advised to boil water used for consumption for three to five minutes until further notice.
Sheriff's Office searches for man on bad checks
WARREN - Detectives with the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office are searching for a former Mogadore man who is wanted in connection to bogus checks cashed throughout Ohio, as well as in Florida.
Gregory R. Haddox, 46, also is sought on a probation violation out of Erie County, Ohio. The U.S. Secret Service also is involved in the search, according to Maj. Tom Stewart of the Sheriff's Office here.
Stewart said Haddox is wanted in connection with the recent cashing of a bad check at a local store that was made out to SYMEX, a phony company.
Haddox - a white male described as standing 5-foot-9 tall, weighing 200 pounds, with blond hair - is known to work construction jobs, sometimes taking on work for money without performing the job, Stewart said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 330-675-2504.