Board OKs expansion
WARREN -- The Trumbull County Board of Health has given the go-ahead for a Lordstown landfill to expand into construction and demolition debris.
Lafarge Corp. plans to add the 26-acre demolition debris landfill next to its facility for dumping slag at 6205 Newton Falls-Bailey Road. The expansion has not yet been approved by Lordstown Zoning Officials, said Frank Migliozzi, director of environmental health. He said state law requires boards of health to approve landfill applications after a 90-day review period if the applications are complete.
The application from Lafarge was complete and included more monitoring and safety features than required by law, Migliozzi said. The landfill is expected to receive most debris by rail, he said.
Interim official hired
WARREN -- The Trumbull County Health Department has hired Dr. James Enyeart, Girard health commissioner, to serve as interim county health commissioner until a replacement for Vincent Catuogno is found. Catuogno resigned Aug. 14.
Enyeart will not work out of the county health department offices, but will sign documents and step in if needed, officials say. The health board is reviewing candidates for the commissioner's job, and has extended the deadline for applications to Aug. 28.
Guilty pleas in burglary
WARREN -- Two Warren men, who were involved in a break-in when a city police officer was accidentally shot by another officer, have pleaded guilty to burglary. Edward Lighting, 19, of Oak Street Southwest, and Matt Smith, 19, of Parkman Road Northwest, both pleaded this week to a charge of burglary. Lighting pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of burglary and a specification that he had a gun. Lighting received a five-year prison sentence. Smith pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of burglary. He will be sentenced after a background check by the county probation department.
Police said the two were breaking into a vacant home on Austin Avenue Southwest on June 10. Police went to the home and patrol officer Benjamin Harrell was in the back yard of the house when he was shot in the leg by patrol officer Jeff Miller.
More officers on duty
HUBBARD -- Township police will have additional officers on duty Monday through Sept. 15, targeting speeders and safety-belt and child-restraint violators.
MVSD plans to hire
MINERAL RIDGE -- Mahoning Valley Sanitary District directors will hire two employees in the purification department, making them the district's first new employees in two years.
Mike J. Durig and John R. Cameron, both of Weathersfield, will be assistant operator trainees at $15.94 per hour. The hiring falls under the guidelines of a state performance audit released earlier this year, suggesting the district have 42 employees to cut down on overtime. There are 35 employees.
Pepper spray used on 2
NILES -- Two women were treated by Rural Metro Ambulance employees after a man reportedly used pepper spray on them.
A 29-year-old Nebraska Street woman told police she and her 16-year-old sister of Greenbriar Drive, Cortland, where involved in an argument about 5 p.m. Wednesday in front of a Sherman Avenue residence. Reports said the man arguing with the women then pulled out a canister and sprayed them with the chemical.
No charges have been filed.
Psychologist on board
WARREN -- William Rooney, a psychologist at Valley Counseling, has been tapped by Trumbull County Commissioners to serve on the Trumbull County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. He will serve the year remaining in the term of Kenneth M. Overholt, who resigned earlier this month.
The seat is reserved for a family member of a person who is mentally retarded or disabled.
Physicals, drug testing
SOUTHINGTON -- Township trustees said Wednesday that new employees will be required to have physicals and drug testing.
Also, zoning inspector Sam Lee reported that he usually gives out 23 permits per year but that so far this year, he has given out 34. He said there are six new home addresses for the month of July.