Fatal crash probed
SOUTHINGTON -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Mecca Township man. The patrol said Homer G. Davis, 62, was eastbound on U.S. Route 422 around 6:25 p.m. Tuesday when his dump truck went off the road and struck a tree. Davis, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected.
WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners were expected to approve today putting a 1-mill, 10-year levy for Trumbull LifeLines on the Nov. 5 ballot. The measure, which would fund addiction and mental health treatment for county residents, has twice been defeated at the polls. Commissioners also were expected to approve buying a $84,232 computer system for records at the Department of Jobs and Family Services. No county money will be used. They also were to approve buying word processing software for county offices at a cost of $11,875.
School levy vote
SOUTHINGTON -- The board of education voted Tuesday night to place on the Nov. 5 ballot a renewal of a 2-mill permanent improvement levy. The tax generates about $63,300 annually. District voters also will have a chance to vote on renewal of a 5.2-mill emergency levy first passed in 1998, which provides about $250,000 a year. The board approved allowing students the opportunity, if they wish, a few moments to themselves each morning before the start of classes for personal reflection or prayer. The board accepted the resignation of Lisa Lyons as a high school English teacher. She is getting married and will teach in Lowellville. Craig Lefkowitz was rehired on a second one-year contract as athletic director Heather Roberts Yurjivich and Melissa Humes Steinbeck were hired as elementary teachers. Both attended Southington Schools. The board also approved paying parents of students attending other schools $400 for transportation as an option instead of busing their children.
NILES -- The YMCA here will have a cheerleading clinic for youths 10 to 15. Registration deadline is July 27. The clinic is set for Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $15 for Y members and $20 for nonmembers. Call Steve Sprockett at (330) 544-2383.
Street paver hired
LORDSTOWN -- Village council has hired McCourt Construction Co. for street resurfacing. The company offered the lesser of the two bids for the project at $358,307. No date has been set for work to begin. Street Superintendent George Ebling said parts of Hewitt-Gifford Road, Layer Road, Bacher Road and Palmyra Road will be paved.
NILES -- Police say three vehicles were entered at 701 Summit Ave. overnight Sunday. The only items taken were paperwork and car titles. All three vehicles were locked and none showed signs of forced entry, police said.
New school principal
CHAMPION -- Cheryl Kirk, an elementary principal with Southington schools, has been named principal at Central Elementary School by the Champion Board of Education. She replaces Beverly Hoagland, who has resigned to become superintendent of Maplewood schools in Mecca. Tom Harrison also has resigned as Champion High School principal to take the same job with the Chagrin Falls district. The board did not pick a replacement for him this week.
ID theft sentencing
CLEVELAND -- Rosemary Delgado of Youngstown was sentenced in federal court here Tuesday to 30 months in prison for her part in an identity theft scheme. Delgado, 42, of Ravine Road, pleaded guilty to using a confidential patient list from Sharon Regional Health System to acquire names and Social Security numbers, then ordering phone service from Ameritech in those names. She sold the phones to friends in the Youngstown, Liberty and Hubbard areas. The 200 to 300 phones were used for about three months, incurring substantial long distance fees. Ameritech reported a loss of about $508,000, the government said. Delgado had nine accomplices, all of whom have pleaded guilty.