Howland student wins county bee

HUBBARD — Howland Middle School sixth-grader Brian Burkey Jr., 11, was the winner Wednesday of the Trumbull County Educational Service Center Trumbull County Spelling Bee.

Burkey spelled “carbonate” correctly to win the bee, which had 36 public and parochial school children competing.

Burkey will compete 6 p.m. Monday at the Tribune Chronicle Scripps National Spelling Bee at Kent State University Trumbull Campus in Champion.