Road still closed
NEWTON FALLS -- Newton Falls Bailey Road will remain closed one mile east of the city until Friday, as work continues on the road surface at a railroad underpass. The road was to have been closed for only one day, April 30, but further work on it was necessary, officials say.
The Trumbull County Engineer's Office recommends motorists detour north on Ravenna-Warren Road, east on state Route 5, south on Center World South, west on Kale-Adams Road and west on Newton Falls- Bailey Road.
Fire in trailer
HOWLAND -- Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at a vacant trailer early today. Reports state that the fire started around 3:20 a.m. at the Shady Lane Trailer Park. No injuries were reported.
Forum for students
GIRARD -- A forum will be at 7:30 p.m. May 10 at the high school auditorium for all students who will be in grades 7-12 next year and their parents. The focus of the meeting is to discuss scheduling, curriculum and extracurricular activities.
Home repair money
WARREN -- Residents who want to make home improvements but don't have the money are being asked to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. today in city council chambers, Municipal Justice Building, South Street S.E.
Councilman Dan Polivka, D-at large, said council's community development committee will discuss ways for citizens to qualify and apply for housing rehabilitation funds available through the federal Housing and Urban Development Department.
Examples of home improvements that are funded include painting and siding installation, Polivka said.
Block grant hearing
NILES -- A public hearing will be at 4:30 p.m. May 16 in City Council Chambers for the fiscal year 2001 Community Development Block Grant program.
The city plans to apply for a grant under the program and will be allocated about $100,000 for fiscal year 2001. The basic requirements of the program will be explained at the hearing.
GIRARD -- City police will be participating in a highway safety program on weekends in May. Emphasis will be placed on prom safety with officers look for drunken driving, open contains in vehicles and reckless operation.
New meeting time
CHAMPION -- The governing board of Trumbull Career and Technical Center has changed the time of its May 10 meeting. Instead of meeting at 7 p.m., the board will assemble at 7:45 p.m. in the school's board room, 528 Educational Highway.
LIBERTY -- Volunteer mentors at Blott Elementary School will be recognized at 2 p.m. May 10 at the school.
The volunteers are part of the Help One Student to Succeed, or HOSTS, program that pairs students struggling to read with mentors.
Blott initiated the program in March 2000 after receiving an OhioReads grant from the state. Since then, more than 100 students have been mentored by more than 150 volunteers.
HOWLAND -- Alexander Pest Control will be spraying the township for mosquitoes from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. May 14 and 15.
In case of rain, spraying will take place the next evening.
Residents are advised to close windows and keep pets and food indoors while spraying is taking place.
Scrap tire collection
HOWLAND -- The township public works department will collect scrap tires from Howland residents May 21 to 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents may drop off as many as eight passenger tires, with no rims, at department offices at 3600 North River Road.
Compost bin sales
WARREN -- The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste District will sell backyard compost bins on Saturday for $25, a savings of $55 off their regular retail price, officials say. The composters can turn approximately 650 pounds of waste per year into a rich soil additive for lawns and gardens.
The bins will be for sale to county residents from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Packard Park, 1703 Mahoning Ave., Warren, and at the engineer's yard, 12665 Merritt Road, Chardon.