Howland Community News

Thoughts from 2018 Billy Goat Challenge

Ted Rupe sat in a van as he always has, parked by the finish line at Woodland Park. He was at the 2018 Billy Goat Challenge — staring at his laptop computer. “I’m playing solitaire,” he joked. Rupe, whose name echoes thoughts of epic distance jaunts at Maplewood High School, ...

Deep Howland team hopes togetherness leads to success

Sophomore Molly Yasnowski was running side-by-side with senior Jenna Craigo Saturday on the tight, winding cross country course at Woodland Park in McDonald. Yasnowski talked to her Howland girls cross country teammate. Traveling 3.1 miles among flocks of competitors can be daunting. These ...

Howland to hold Food Truck Friday

ORWIG PARK EVENT: Howland Township Trustees will hold Food Truck Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Richard E. Orwig Park on East Market Street. Admission is free. There will be eight food trucks. Those attending can bring their lawn chairs or a blanket, for performance of “Elbow ...

Howland native winning world titles

It’s almost becoming routine for Gianna Clemente. The Howland native, a golf prodigy of sorts, won her second world championship in the past three years in early July. Clemente, 10, won the 9-and 10-year-old division at the IMG Academy Junior World Championships in El Cajon, California, ...

Howland church plans addition

HOWLAND — With increased numbers in church youth programs, the Howland United Methodist Church is planning a $1.6 million addition project to start later this year andgo into 2019. Pastor Matt Darrin said more than $300,000 has been raised for the two-phase project that includes a large ...

Police blotter – Howland

Police activity reported May 1-June 14: June 14, 6 p.m. — Drug overdose reported in the 2900 block of Niles Road. 5:28 p.m. — Drug overdose reported in the 2000 block of Rosegarden Drive. 4:50 p.m. — Accident reported on state Route 82 at East Market Street. 12:30 p.m. — Theft ...

Howland OKs raises for administrators

HOWLAND — The Howland Board of Education has approved a pay increase for the district’s 10 certified administrators and supervisors. Treasurer Rhonda Amorganos said Tuesday the board at a recent meeting approved 2 percent increases for 2017-18 and zero percent increases for 2018-19, ...

Foundation to honor Howland man, fund resources

WARREN — Friends of a Valley family impacted by suicide are joining together to make sure others, especially young people, know where to turn if they are suicidal or experiencing another mental health emergency. The Ross Griffin Memorial Foundation is named for the Howland High School ...

On the record – Howland

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Rick Clark, Matthew Vansuch and James Lapolla Trustees: • Approved the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office to prepare specifications and advertise for bids for summer paving of Avalon Drive, Howland Wilson Road, Stillwagon Road, Echo Lake ...

Two men held on bond in Howland shooting, plead not guilty

WARREN — Two men charged with aggravated robbery in connection to a shooting Friday pleaded not guilty Monday in Warren Municipal Court. Isaiah Croff, 20, of Girard, is being held on a $35,000 bond, according to court records. Jeremiah Jones, 18, of Warren, is being held on a $70,000 ...

Howland man charged in fatal shooting

NILES — A Howland man was charged with the early Monday shooting that left Clayton L. Bender, 23, of Warren, dead outside of Madden’s Bar & Grill. Robin Luke Caviness Jr., 38, of Howland, was taken into custody Monday evening and charged with murder, with more charges expected, ...

Last tests leave students all wet

HOWLAND — Students spent the final days of school before summer outside in Howland Township Park, taking a break from finals and getting a little real world dirt on their soles. The students weren’t just fooling around, though, but measuring the quality of local water and having fun ...

Crew helps Mauri cruise to second in D-I 3200

COLUMBUS — Vinny Mauri looked across the track at the 30 or so orange shirts with the words Vinny’s Crew across a white winged foot. The Howland High School junior has always been a driven runner, spending Sundays around Twinsburg with some of the best distance athletes northeast Ohio has ...

On the Record – Howland

Howland WHAT: Board of Education meeting May 21 PRESENT: Julie Altawil, Susan Brucoli. Ken Jones, Scott Lehman and Barbara Wright The Board: • Gave approval to the medical expense remibursement plan for eligible employees that was presented to both the Howland Classroom Teacher ...

Six teachers cut in Howland to save money

HOWLAND — The Howland Board of Education has cut six teaching positions that will save the district approximately $360,000 annually. However, depending on enrollment for the 2018-19 school year, some may be brought back. Howland Local Schools Superintendent Kevin Spicher said Wednesday at ...

Tigers tennis doubles reach quarters

Two Howland doubles teams made it to the quarterfinals of the Division I Solon Sectional Tuesday at Shaker Heights High School — one step away from the Akron District at the Springside Racquet & Fitness Club in Akron. However, they ran into the top two seeds of the ...

Howland offense too much for Struthers

HOWLAND — Despite a six-run fourth inning from Struthers, Howland came out on top, 16-6, in a Division II sectional first-round game. After Struthers (3-15) threatened in the top half of the first, Howland (7-15) came through with a run to take the lead. Bailee Beasom singled with two outs ...

Keller paces Howland past Hubbard, 4-2

HUBBARD — The Howland Tigers baseball team came in as the No. 11 seed in the Division II Struthers District, but a different number is what stuck in the mind of Hubbard coach John Schiraldi. It was the number “one,” as in Howland’s No. 1 pitcher, Dylan Keller, a hard-throwing ...

Kings of the county

CORTLAND — Vincent Mauri looked around as he finished each lap, some races being shorter than others for the Howland standout. The Tigers junior distance runner couldn’t help but smile each time he passed the finish line. He raised up one finger as he won the 1,600-meter run, two for the ...

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