Vehicular homicide charge
Vehicular homicide charge
WARREN -- A 57-year-old Arnold Drive S.W. woman will return to court next week for a preliminary hearing on a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide.
Sandra Carmichael pleaded innocent Tuesday before Judge Thomas Gysegem of municipal court. A preliminary hearing is set for May 18. The judge set bond at $50,000.
Carmichael is accused of striking Tanera Earnest, 10, of Third Street, Sunday afternoon with her car, killing the girl. Tanera and two friends were walking on a sidewalk along Highland Avenue when the girl was struck.
Election law enforcement
WARREN -- Staff of the Ohio Elections Commission is expected to recommend this week that 26 area businesses that donated to the city schools bond levy campaign be found in violation for not reporting those donations to the Trumbull County Board of Elections.
The businesses aren't expected to face fines.
Businesses are required to fill out a form upon making a donation to a political campaign, documenting the donation. Norma Williams, elections board director, said the school district's levy campaign reported the campaign donors.
When the businesses didn't turn in forms by a designated deadline, the county board forwarded the matter to the Ohio Elections Commission. Commission staff said the businesses subsequently filled out the required paperwork.
A hearing before the elections commission is set for Thursday, when the full commission is expected to consider its staff's recommendation that the businesses be found in violation but not be fined.
Red Cross volunteers
WARREN -- The Trumbull County Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for volunteer receptionists to answer phones, each for one day a week, Monday through Friday.
Shifts run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Candidates must be multitask-oriented and pleasant. Those interested should call Jackie Wolf or Teresa Jeffreys at (330) 392-2551.
HUD official at Hiram
HIRAM -- The nation's highest ranking housing official will deliver Hiram College's commencement address at 2 p.m. Saturday. Alphonso Jackson, the 13th Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, will give the graduation address to 233 Hiram graduates.
Jackson also will be inducted into the Garfield Society, a Hiram College honorary for those who made significant contributions to the betterment of life in Northeast Ohio and the nation.
Jackson previously served as HUD's deputy secretary, managing the daily operations of the department. Before joining HUD in 2001, Jackson served in a variety of leadership positions, directing public housing authorities in St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Dallas.
WARREN -- Mayor Michael J. O'Brien announced at a city school board meeting Tuesday that Thomas W. Klingeman Sr. will be the volunteer liaison between the mayor, city council and the school district. Klingeman, who is active in several school and city committees, will convey information regarding the schools building project among the three entities.
The school board also presented a diploma to L. Wes Kreske, a Korean War veteran. He served in the military from September 1940 to December 1946. Kreske left high school to serve in the armed forces.
Road surfacing program
WEATHERSFIELD -- Township trustees awarded a $78,469 contract to Butch and McCree Paving Inc., Hillsville, Pa., for this year's hot mix resurfacing program.
Streets to be paved are:
UColumbus Avenue, from Chute Street to DeForest Townline Road.
UBroadway Street, from Robert Street to DeForest.
UGrove Street, from Heaton Boulevard to DeForest.
UHarrison Street, from state Route 169 to Grove Street.
UGrandview Avenue, from Route 169 to Columbus Avenue.
UAshland Avenue, from Route 169 to Grove.
UEast Chute Street, from Route 169 to Columbus.
UEast Emmet Street from Route 169 to the township/city line.
UTwo inches of leveling is also to be put on East Chute from Route 169 to Columbus and Columbus from Chute to Emmet.