Hearing on sewer plans draws 80 in Liberty

Hearing on sewer plansdraws 80 in Liberty
LIBERTY -- About 80 people attended a public hearing Tuesday on the Shannon Road sanitary sewer project.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Trumbull County to provide sanitary sewers for the area to improve conditions caused by failing septic systems.
About 200 homes are within the project area, said Thomas Holloway, sanitary engineer.
Estimated cost is about $2.9 million, he said, the bulk of which will be paid for by state grants, Community Development Block Grant funds from the Trumbull County Planning Commission, state Issue 2 funds and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The remainder will be covered by capital charges and tap-in fees on sewer bills of those within the project area.
The project involves construction of a sanitary sewer system that will move sewage generated by the affected residents to the Girard sewage treatment plant.
Construction is expected to start in June, provided money from the USDA is in place by then.
Bloomfield house fire
BLOOMFIELD -- Firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze that destroyed a township home early today.
Flames broke out at 9390 Tenniman Road around 2:07 a.m.
Firefighters said the one adult and three children who lived in the house escaped unhurt.
New fire hydrants
GIRARD -- The city will be replacing 50 fire hydrants, beginning next week.
The project, which will take two months to complete, calls for replacement of hydrants in the city and portions of Weathersfield and Liberty townships.
Customers may experience low water pressure or discolored water.
Discoloration can be eliminated by running the water for a few minutes. Proper pressure will return once the project is complete.
Pre-entrace test setfor TCTC nursing class
LORDSTOWN -- The Trumbull Career and Technical Center will give a pre-entrance test for the fall 2003 Licensed Practical Nurse class at 8 a.m. Feb. 25 at the TCTC building in Champion.
The pre-entrance exam must be passed for admittance to the class.
To register for the test and to receive a packet outlining what materials to study, call TCTC at (330) 847-0503, Ext. 1420.
The class begins in August and runs through mid-May 2004.
Weathersfield zoning
MINERAL RIDGE -- The Weathersfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals has canceled its monthly meeting scheduled for Thursday because of a lack of an agenda.
Meanwhile, the township zoning commission has named Fred McCandless its 2003 president.
Abduction attempt
WARREN -- Police are investigating a report of an attempted abduction.
A 13-year-old girl told authorities she was in the parking lot of Burger King in Austin Village Plaza on the city's southwest side around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday when a man grabbed her and tried to force her into his vehicle. The girl escaped unharmed, reports state.
Girard gets FEMA grant
GIRARD -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded a $23,000 grant to the Girard Fire Department to be used to enhance basic fire service.
Judge resets trialfor Virginia engineer
CLEVELAND -- The trial for Richard E. Detore has been reset from March 10 to May 12.
The Virginia engineer is accused of conspiring with J.J. Cafaro of Liberty and others to bribe former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. with cash, gifts and boat repairs.
U.S. District Judge Ann Aldrich granted a request by Detore's Dallas attorney, Thomas W. Mills Jr., to reset the trial. Mills, hired by Detore in November, said he needs more time to prepare.
Detore, indicted in October 2001, has gone through at least five lawyers and had his trial reset with each new lawyer.
Judge Aldrich noted in her order that no further extensions will be granted.
Traficant is serving eight years in federal prison.

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