Warren man wounded when handgun fires
HOWLAND - A 23-year-old Warren man remained in stable condition Monday at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, after suffering a gunshot wound to the chest at a Stillwagon Road S.E. home in Howland Sunday evening.
Justin Clark, 23, 530 Perkins Drive N.W., Warren, was with friends shortly after 9 p.m. at the home of Michael P. Tominey, 1722 Stillwagon, when a handgun being shown to the group discharged, hitting Clark.
Police said the bullet penetrated the left chest, exited, and wound up in Clark's bicep.
The apparent accidental shooting remains under investigation by Howland police.
Niles Schools approve adding day to year
NILES - Instead of disrupting spring / Easter break this month, the Niles Board of Education at a special meeting on Monday approved adding one makeup calamity day to the end of the school year.
Superintendent Frank Danso said the district has made up three calamity days with blizzard bags. The only required makeup day is set for June 6. Danso said Easter break will remain April 14 to 21 as originally planned.
Due to severe cold weather and snow, many school districts went beyond the five maximum allowed by the state. The governor added two days to that because of the severe weather conditions. Missed days beyond those seven need to be made up by adding days to the school year or through other options, such as ''blizzard bags,'' in which missed work is sent home for students to complete and turn in two weeks later.
Lordstown schools seek principal applicants
LORDSTOWN - The deadline for applicants for the K-12 principal position is Friday. The Lordstown Board of Education plans to schedule interviews with applicants right after the deadline.
Board President Roberta Hiller said Monday the board plans to name the new district principal, who would work a 215-day contract, at the April 23 meeting.
Board members decided to go with one principal. Currently, the board has two principals, one for each building. Their contracts expire in July. Both buildings already share a guidance counselor and nurse.
Candlelight vigil set for murdered toddler
WARREN - A candlelight vigil will be held in the memory of Tiffany Sue Banks Cross, a 21-month-old child who died of asphyxiation as a result of a beating by her foster mother, Bonnie Pattinson, 31, on April 2, 2009.
Pattinson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to nine years in jail.
The candlelight vigil will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Courthouse Square downtown. The Banks- Cross family has been holding the vigil annually since her death.
Neighborhood group plans spring cleanup
WARREN - The Kenmore Neighborhood Association will hold its annual spring cleanup at 9 a.m. May 3. Volunteers will meet at the AETNA building, 2507 Youngstown Road.
Lunch will be provided to volunteers. For information, call Liz Balint at 330-369-3773.
HazMat responds to gas leak in Hubbard
HUBBARD - Trumbull County HazMat crews were called to a Hubbard gas station Monday to contain a leak that caused a large amount of gas to leak into a nearby storm drain.
A crew responded to the Sunoco gas station on U.S. Route 62 at around 3 p.m. Monday after a leak was discovered near one of the station's pumps. It was believed that the pump malfunctioned, leaking around 180 gallons of gas before it could be stopped.
The crew contained the spill and the pump has been shut off until it gets repaired.