Howland to meet
HOWLAND - Howland Township trustees will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the township administration building for the purpose of approving an annexation agreement between the township and the city of Niles.
Board to meet today
BRISTOL - The Bristol Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting at 9 a.m. today at the library.
Hubbard to hold National Night Out
HUBBARD - Hubbard Township and Hubbard City police departments will join together for the annual National Night Out from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kyle Pavilion at Harding Park off Roosevelt Drive.
This is the fifth year that Hubbard has participated in the annual event, which focuses on educating the public on crime and drug prevention. The public can meet safety forces.
The event will include a car show, softball game between the township and city, food and a chance to meet the Hubbard varsity football team.
The annual Night Out began 31 years ago and has been held nationwide the first Tuesday in August.
For information, call 330-534-8477, Ext. 352.
Drug charges filed against liquor permits
COLUMBUS - State investigators filed more than 200 drug-related administrative charges against liquor permits in Ohio last year.
The Ohio Investigative Unit says its agents filed 267 administrative charges against liquor permits for drug use, possession, sales and sales or possession of drug paraphernalia in 2013.
The state agency enforces Ohio's liquor laws and says allowing or even participating in illegal drug activity violates liquor permits.
Administrative charges are presented to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission. That group has the authority to issue penalties such as fines, suspensions or revocation of liquor permits.
Village attempts to downsize council
ROGERS - Village Council will have to wait until next year to seek voter permission to downsize.
Council was scheduled to meet in special session to consider placing a ballot issue before voters in the Nov. 4 election that, if approved, would allow the size of council to be reduced from six members to five.
That meeting was canceled after village Fiscal Officer Dale Davis told Mayor Sandy Chambers that it appeared the issue can only be placed before voters during years when elected village positions are on the ballot. The next election involving Rogers council members is November 2015.
Davis learned this after sending a draft of the proposed resolution to Adam Booth, county elections board director, who said village official races only occur in odd-numbered years.
"You can't do it in an even year. You have to do it at a time when you are holding municipal elections, and this is not the year for municipal elections," Booth said. "They can do it (downsize) and it's legitimate. They just have to wait to put it on the ballot."
The village of 235 has been having problems for years finding enough people willing to serve on council, let alone run for mayor, and it was only recently they found a fifth person willing to serve.
They decided to pursue the downsizing option after being unable to find anyone in the village over the past six months interested in taking the vacant sixth council position.
Staff, wire reports