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On the record: Weathersfield

WHAT: Township trustees meeting Tuesday

PRESENT: Steve Gerberry, Rich Harkins and Ed Whittaker

Trustees:

• Approved participating in the Western Reserve Port Authority’s Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative for the Trumbull County Broadband preliminary engineering and feasibility study and to commit $2,500 toward the local match;

• Approved a $300 donation to the Mineral Ridge VFW Post 419 and $300 to the Girard American Legion Post for Memorial Day ceremony preparation and the decorating of veterans’ graves at township cemeteries;

• Approved a $100 donation to the Mineral Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Association for decorating the graves of former firefighters who have died;

• Approved advertising for bids for the townshipwide residential refuse and garbage collection with recycling contract:

• Reported that Ohio Edison will conduct tree trimming and other vegetation-management work in the community as part of ongoing efforts to to help enhance electric service reliability. The tree trimming helps to prevent tree-related outages, Ohio Edison officials said;

• Announced the annual street sweeping is taking place and also reminded residents that open burning is not permitted within the township. Officials said there have been concerns of recent brush fires that placed firefighters and residents’ properties at risk.

On the record: Weathersfield

WHAT: Board of Education meeting April 27

PRESENT: Josh Garris, Cheryl Basista, Mark Bodo, Tim Gleason and Sam Caputo

The board:

• Was informed by Principal Joe Stevens that Mineral Ridge High School was included recently in U.S. News and World Report national rankings as a top-quality high school. Mineral Ridge ranked 4,066 out of 17,843 in the nation, 145 out of 874 in the state, and eighth out of 58 in the area, the report states. The rankings considered six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. The magazine evaluated more than 17,800 schools at the national, state and local levels;

• Heard from maintenance supervisor Lou Cappitti that aged stadium bleachers have been repaired and work will be done on repairing the press box, which was damaged when a vehicle hit it;

• Heard from Treasurer Steve Haynie an additional $3,000 in ESSER funds was received, with $580,869 available for the district.

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