Ohio House supports CNG use for vehicles
WARREN - Ohio House members Wednesday unanimously supported a bill that promotes using compressed natural gas in vehicles.
The legislation, sponsored by state Reps. Sean O'Brien, D-Bazetta, and Dave Hall, R-Millersburg, now moves on to the Ohio Senate for consideration.
The bill would provide tax incentives for entities that buy or convert vehicles to operate using compressed natural gas (CNG), establish a sales tax reduction for those who purchase electric vehicles and create a motor fuel tax on compressed natural gas.
The incentives would be funded by existing oil and gas taxes on companies in Ohio and phased out over five years.
Greek Independence Parade set for Sunday
WARREN - The 14th annual Greek Independence Day parade will be held at noon Sunday, starting at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 429 High St.
Christina Kapolis, event co-chair, said that Greece's independence is officially celebrated in the United States each March as a way to enrich Greek heritage. March 22, 1829, marks the day of the creation of the modern Greek state.
The parade will begin at the church and proceed west on High Street, north on Mahoning Avenue to city hall, 391 Mahoning Ave., where the Greek flag will be raised at city hall followed by a short ceremony.
Anyone wishing to join the event can call 330-392-9655 or 330-372-3358.
hired for 911 Center
WARREN - Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday hired two new dispatchers for the Trumbull County 911 Center.
Tiffany Burke will begin March 31 and Amanda Demsey April 14. Both will earn $15.72 an hour and serve a 90-day probationary period. Their employment is contingent on passing all pre-employment tests.
Sewer project to start in Liberty and Vienna
WARREN - Construction on part four of a five-part project to run sewer lines along state Route 193 in Liberty and Vienna will begin Monday.
This section, costing about $2.3 million, will continue the line north from near Squaw Creek Country Club to Warren Sharon Road, and include a leg east to near Mathews High School. It will have 62 new connections. Completion should be in mid-October.
Known as the Little Squaw Creek project, it begins near Tibbets Wick Road, heads north and will end near the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport when it's complete. The project is being done to remedy a problem with broken down and failing septic systems.
Southington to meet about board member
SOUTHINGTON - The Southington Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. today in the school media center to discuss the continued service of a board member and personnel matters.
Board member Al Haberstroh, who was re-elected to the board last November, indicated he will submit his resignation to retain his seat as a board member of the Trumbull County Educational Service Center Governing Board for a term through December 2015.
A recent decision by the Attorney General's Office indicated there was an incompatibility issue for him to serve on both boards at the same time.
Engineer's Office buying new trucks
WARREN - The Trumbull County Engineer's Office is buying four new dump trucks with snow and ice control packages.
The purchase, financed over six years, includes four single-axle cab and chassis from Rush Truck Centers in Cincinnati for $382,932 and the snow and ice control packages from the Gledhill Road Machinery Co. in Galion for $211,680.
The office is also spending $49,180 on a machine that melts solid cubes of asphalt sealer into liquid to seal road cracks. Trumbull County commissioners approved the purchases on Wednesday.