Road improvement plan set for Trumbull County



Road improvement planset for Trumbull County
WARREN -- The Trumbull County Engineer's Office plans to pave six roads as part of a $1.3 million road improvement program expected to begin this year and continue into 2005.
County commissioners are expected to approve seeking bids for the program today. The state is expected to cover 69 percent of program costs through Issue 2.
The individual projects are: repaving Warren-Sharon Road from Brookfield Avenue to the Pennsylvania state line; widening and paving Sodom-Hutchings Road from Tibbetts Corners Wick Road north to state Route 82; paving Salt Springs Road from state Route 46 east to Interstate 80; paving Warren-Burton Road from state Route 305/534 east to state Route 422; paving and replacing curbs on Larchmont Avenue from Warren city limits north to Perkins-Jones Road; and paving Applegate-Sodom Road/Logangate Road from state Route 7/62 northwest to Loganway-Wick Road.
Lakeview schools to askvoters for renewal levy
CORTLAND -- Lakeview school district voters will be asked again in November to approve levies.
School board members voted this week to place a renewal levy that would generate $890,0000 annually and an additional levy that would generate about $1,145,245 annually on the November ballot.
Both ballot issues are emergency operating levies. Although the millage will be determined by the county auditor's office, Milt Williams, district treasuer, said the levies will be about 3.45 mills and 4.35 mills, respectively.
Voters last week rejected a 7.8-mill levy for emergency requirements.
Child abuse plea
WARREN -- A Cortland man pleaded guilty to a felony count of permitting child abuse.
Darry Bethea, 38, entered the plea Tuesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. He will be sentenced after a background check.
His wife, Ethel Wilbert-Bethea, was sentenced in May to 21 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault and four counts of child endangerment. Prosecutors says she caused the death of 3-year-old Auntavia Diggs.
HELP garage sale
HUBBARD -- Hubbard Environmental & amp; Land Preservation, or HELP, will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the basement of St. Patrick's Church Hall.
The group is raising funds to oppose the creation of a landfill in Hubbard Township.
Police probe burglariesin Weathersfield Twp.
MINERAL RIDGE -- Thieves have been breaking into homes in an area of Weathersfield Township, taking construction tools, lawn mowers and weed trimmers, Police Chief Joseph Consiglio said.
Consiglio said most of the break-ins are occurring in the township's Heaton-Chute area.
The chief said township police are working with Niles police to try to catch the thieves.
School board meeting
McDONALD -- The board of education will meet in special session at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the high school library.
The board will discuss giving an easement to East Ohio Gas to move a gas regulator from Sixth Street to the former Roosevelt Elementary school property on Illinois Avenue.
Appeals termination
WARREN -- A deputy Trumbull County recorder accused of stealing $2 has filed a union grievance over her termination. The grievance hearing will be Aug. 20.
Recorder Diana Marchese terminated Rose E Samuels on Monday. Samuels, a 10-year employee, was previously disciplined for petty theft, Marchese said.
Gruesome find in Niles
NILES -- A city woman woke up to find the head of a pig on her front porch.
Police reports said the 45-year-old Neil Street woman awoke around 10 a.m. Tuesday and found the head.
Reports do not indicate if the woman suspected who left the head, but do say it was likely left between midnight and 10 a.m.

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