Massillon teen arrested after robbery in Warren
WARREN - A 16-year-old Massillon teen was being held at the Juvenile Justice Center after police said they arrested him shortly after a burglary Wednesday night on the northwest side.
Police said they found Ollie Dukes, 16, of Wales Road, Massillon, at a home on Parkman Road with property stolen from the home at 1841 Monticello Ave. N.W.
A burglary was reported there shortly before 9:30 p.m. and residents said a $500 flat-screen TV, a video game system and a laptop computer were stolen.
to get digital mapping
WARREN - Cruisers in the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office will be outfitted soon with electronic devices that will show their location to emergency dispatchers.
The automatic vehicle locators, with the new digital mapping at the county 911 center, gives dispatchers real time sight on the vehicles, allowing them to more efficiently dispatch officers, said Ernest Cook III, sheriff's office chief deputy and director of the 911 center.
County commissioners approved buying 27 of the devices on Wednesday.
Cook said the device will show if the officer has activated the vehicle's lights and sirens and in cases of accidents, it will show if the vehicle's airbags have been deployed. Also, the devices should lead to a savings in fuel use, Cook said.
Independence Communications in Independence won the contract with a bid of $38,721.
Niles McKinley High
releasing early next week
NILES - Students at Niles McKinley High School will be released early next week.
On Jan. 18, which is the end of the second nine weeks, students will be released at 12:02 p.m.
Buses will be at the school to provide transport. Students of Trumbull Career and Technical Center will be picked up at 11:30 a.m. at TCTC.
Students also will be off Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Mathews school board
chooses new member
VIENNA - The Mathews Board of Education named Vienna resident Mary Swift to fill the board opening created by Don Cheffo's resignation last month.
Superintendent Lew Lowery said Thursday that Swift was selected from five candidates. The board held interviews on Wednesday before making the selection.
Swift, who has served as president with the Vienna Neighborhood Watch group, will begin serving at the Feb. 20 board meeting.
Swift will fill Cheffo's second year of a four-year term and then will have to run in November for the remaining two years of the term. Cheffo resigned because he is moving out of the district.
Johnston officials to
discuss ambulance service
JOHNSTON - Township trustees plan to discuss continuing ambulance and emergency medical service coverage they provide to neighboring Vernon, Kinsman and Gustavus at their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Johnston VFW Hall.
Johnston Trustee Dominic Marchese said Thursday that Johnston has provided the ambulance service for a fee and is waiting for Vernon officials to make a decision to continue the agreement. He said new agreements have been reached with Kinsman and Gustavus.
Vernon Trustee Walter Emrick said Johnston has provided a backup service to the township, which has its own paramedic squad. He said he wants to continue negotiations but realizes a deadline is approaching.
Also on Monday, Johnston officials plan to discuss updates to oil and gas well regulations, which were reviewed at a recent public hearing. Marchese said proposals are for fee updates with oil and gas wells to be $300 and injection wells $3,000.