The public is invited to join Boardman firefighters and local official to dedicate the new ladder truck 74 on Friday afternoon.
A ceremony is planned for 1:30 p.m. at Fire Station 74, at 6169 South Ave., where the truck will be housed. The new ladder truck is a Quint Fire Truck with a 100-foot ladder — 10 feet longer than the 21-year-old ladder truck being replaced — that cost the township $917,750. The purchase was included in the township’s 2016 plan.
Police officers Anthony Vitullo and Robert Lodwick will be promoted from patrolman to the rank of detective sergeant Friday.
Vitullo was appointed to the police department July 28, 1997, and Lodwick was appointed to the police department May 8, 2000. Mayor Charles Sammarone and police Chief Rod Foley will oversee the promotions at a 9 a.m. ceremony in city-council chambers.
Route 11 detours
State Route 11 traffic will have detours and restrictions during night hours for deck removal as part of the state Route 344 bridge replacement project over the highway near Leetonia.
Between 10 p.m. today and 5 a.m. Friday, traffic on Route 11 will be detoured via the on and off ramps at state Route 344.
Ohio Department of Transportation’s contractor for the $2.36 million project is A.P. O’Horo Co. of Liberty.
Levy passes by 5
The recount conducted Tuesday for the 1-mill Hartford Township fire levy did not change the vote totals or the outcome. The levy still passes by five votes — 564 to 559, said Kelley Pallante, Trumbull County Board of Elections director. None of the other races or levies were close enough to qualify for an automatic recount.
Weathersfield Township trustees will have a special meeting at 8:15 a.m. today to accept an Ohio Public Works Commission grant for the Oakview Drive storm water drainage upgrade.
Austintown Middle School will be the venue of a benefit to help a crossing guard injured when she was hit by a car while directing traffic.
A volunteer-staged benefit concert will be at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 16 at Austintown Middle School for Darcy Fletcher. The featured performer will be the Sugarland tribute band Every Day America.
Every Day America will perform along with guest artists including Austintown students and staff members. Admission is a minimum $5 donation at the door. Barry Dyngles will be on hand selling concessions. A bake sale, auction and 50/50 raffle will also benefit the cause.
Bikeway hike set
At 11 a.m. Saturday, Mill Creek MetroParks Bikeway will welcome the MetroMutts and other residents with dogs to take a hike on the bikeway, a total of two miles.
Jingle-bell collars will be provided along with spiced apple cider and doughnuts. Becker’s Angels Rest Pet Cremation Services donated a basket of dog items that will be raffled. MetroMutts members get a free raffle ticket, and others can purchase tickets for $1 or six for $5. Proceeds benefit the MetroMutts program. Parking is available at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield and at the Kirk Road Trailhead and Mahoning Avenue Trailhead in Austintown.
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