Health board approves 2 percent worker raises
BAZETTA - The Trumbull County Board of Health on Wednesday approved a three-year contract with American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 11 AFL-CIO, which represents 25 employees of the health department.
Health Commissioner Dr. James Enyeart said employees will receive a 2 percent pay increase each year. The agreement which is retroactive to Jan. 1.
Employees represented by the collective bargaining agreement include home visitors with the Help Me Grow program, clerical staff, sanitarial staff and nursing staff.
New Cortland park continues to develop
CORTLAND - Pearl Park has continued to develop since the city bought the four-acre property in February 2010.
"It's been a great addition to the park system, especially with the soceer programs that go on there," Mayor Curt Moll said.
He said the soccer program was partially responsible for the addition of a 55-vehicle parking lot which was completed last year. The playground area was excavated with new drainage, and was brought up to ADA standards with a 12-inch layer of Fibar, engineered wood fibers.
Construction has begun on new dugouts for the softball field; the cost of which will be split between the city and the Lakeview Athletic Club.
The Lakeview Board of Education sold the property to the city for $15,000 after the adjacent Cortland Elementary School was bought at auction for $10,000 by a Missouri man in November 2009.
Moll said the city is continuing to explore alternative uses for the parks's paved area and is hoping to put a trail around it one day.
Campbell man gets prison on drug charges
WARREN - A 24-year-old Campbell man was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to 11 drug-related charges.
George Guiterres, of Columbus Avenue, was indicted after undercover buys were made by agents with ATF and Trumbull-Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force.
The investigation centered on drug sales between September and December of 2012, when informants bought from Guiterres in the Warren area.
Assistant county prosecutor Gina Buccino-Arnaut said three of the counts pertained to heroin and the remaining eight involved the sales of Ecstasy.
Cases are still pending against two other co-defendants.
Area Agency on Aging sets town meetings
WARREN - The Area Agency on Aging 11 Inc. will hold town meetings to conduct a needs assessment for services funded by the Older American's Act. The federal dollars are for senior citizens older than 60 living in Trumbull, Ashtabula, Mahoning and Columbiana counties.
The meeting in Trumbull County will be 10 a.m. March 4 at the Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard.
In Mahoning County, the meeting will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Mahoning County Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, and in Ashtabula at 10 a.m. March 6 at the Chamber of Commerce, 4536 Main Ave., Ashtabula.
Questions about the meetings can be directed to Sarah Ridel at 330-505-2300, Ext. 108.
Contacts sought for area women's clubs
WARREN - All women's clubs in Trumbull County are asked to send their updated contact information in for the 2014 Women's History Celebration Committee's Luncheon program. This year, the club president, and the club member responsible for all correspondence, along with phone numbers and email addresses, will be included.
Deadline to be included in this year's program is March 1. Send all updated information to Tribune Chronicle special projects coordinator Beky Davis at bdavis@tribtoday .com.