Gov. Kasich to speak to McKinley Club
WARREN - Gov. John Kasich will be the guest speaker at the annual Mahoning Valley William McKinley Club dinner on March 17.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the McKinley Memorial Auditorium in Niles. Tickets cost $25 and will not be sold at the door. Reservations can be made by contacting the Mahoning County Republican Party at 330-629-7006 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is held every year to observe the birthday of President William McKinley, who was born in Niles in 1843. He was the 25th president of the United States.
Niles man charged in fatal truck crash
CANTON - The Ohio State Highway Patrol in Canton charged a Niles man in connection with a fatal crash that killed a woman last month.
Michael Sudano Jr., 57, was arrested Tuesday on charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter in the Jan. 4 death of Paula Haas Jeffers, 37, of Waynesburg. Both of the charges are misdemeanours.
Troopers said Sudano was driving a dump truck on state Route 44 that turned into the path of a small car in which Jeffers was a passenger. The driver of the car was not seriously injured.
Sudano was booked into the Stark County Jail but released later on bond.
Open house set for new sewer project
WEST FARMINGTON - The village will hold an open house for the new sewer project at 4 p.m. Monday at the Farmington Senior Center, 151 W. College St.
Engineer Adam Voris from EMH&T engineering and planning firm and Joyce Gray of the Rural Community Assistance Program will attend to answer questions that pertain to each user.
Mayor Thomas Christlieb said residents will also have the opportunity to review their agreements, rights-of-way and sign if they choose.
County plans to upgrade restrooms
WARREN - Trumbull County commissioners Thursday agreed to advertise for bids for restroom improvements at the Trumbull County Board of Elections, 2947 Youngstown Road S.E.
The upgrades would make the restroom facilities compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
United Way, dealer to give away Diesel Cruze
AUSTINTOWN - If their key fits, one of 10 finalists who donated at least $156 to local United Way chapters will drive away in a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel, courtesy of Greenwood Chevrolet, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Greenwood Chevrolet teamed up with the United Way of Trumbull County and the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley to reward donors who gave during the 2013 campaigns. All donors who contributed $156 or more a year - $3 a week - qualified for one chance in the drawing to win the car. Donors of $200 or more received two chances in the drawing.
Commissioners postpone hotel move
LIBERTY - Trumbull County commissioners tabled discussion on a 49 percent, 10-year tax abatement agreement for a hotel on Belmont Avenue.
An issue arose because the initial application for the abatement was filed by Perni & Perni Equities LLC, which recently changed its name to Liberty Belmont Properties LLC.
Due to the change, Liberty Belmont Properties LLC must file a new application that reflects its new identity before commissioners can proceed with their discussion, which could be revisited as early as next week.
Liberty Belmont Properties LLC is planning to build a $6.5 million Comfort Inn at the site of the old Ramada Inn in what is now the Belmont Avenue Reinvestment area.