Country chart topper returns to Covelli
Chris Young, who opened for Miranda Lambert in February at the Covelli Centre, will return to the venue as a headliner.
Young brings his "Liquid Neon" Tour to the arena at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 for the K105 Turkey Bash. Young, who won the reality series "Nashville Star" in 2006, had a string of No. 1 country hits.
Eric Paslay and Johanna Smith will open the show. All tickets are $26.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 at all Ticketmaster outlets and by calling 800-745-3000.
Bazetta considers rejecting fire grant
WARREN - Bazetta Township was awarded a $3.2 million federal loan to build a new fire station, but officials there are leaning toward not accepting the money because it might be too expensive to repay.
Trustee Paul Hovis said plans for the new building were put on hold in June after officials examined their finances and determined they could not afford the $280,000 a year repayment amount. The note would be for 30 years.
He said there will be meetings with the fire chief and unions on how to proceed. One of the ideas now is to save money to build the new station.
Hovis said the original note was for $1.4 million for a fire station, but the amount increased to the $3.2 million after USDA wanted the township to consolidate all of the township's operation into one location.
Springfield man killed in North Lima wreck
BEAVER - A New Springfield man was killed after a two-car accident just after 9 p.m. Wednesday on state Route 7.
Joseph S. Flynn, 52, of New Springfield, died after his car collided with a car driven by Leonilde Miranda, 80, of Youngstown, near Mennonite Drive, according to the Canfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Flynn was driving south and Miranda north, the report states.
Both were taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, where Flynn was pronounced dead. Miranda is in critical condition, the report states.
West Farmington holds block grant forum
WEST FARMINGTON - The West Farmington village intends to apply for community block grant funding through the Ohio Department of Development.
The grants can fund a broad range of activities, including economic development projects, streets, water, park improvements and demolition of unsafe structures. The village is eligible for up to $600,000 providing it meets application requirements.
A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the West Farmington Senior Center, where citizens will be provided with information about CDBG program and explanation of eligible activities and program requirements. Citizens can provide input.
Mathews schools to host levy forums
VIENNA - The Mathews Local Schools Continuing Excellence Levy Committee will host two community information forums, with one at 2 p.m. at the Fowler Community Center and the other at 4 p.m. at Mathews High School in Vienna.
All district residents are invited to learn about the school's ballot issue on the Nov. 6 election.
Mathews is seeking an additional 4.65-mill five-year emergency levy that would raise about $680,000 a year and help the district avoid a projected deficit.
Mail-in ballot reminder given by elections board
WARREN - Trumbull County Board of Elections director Kelly Pallante is reminding voters who are voting by mail that the paper ballot they receive will be a two-card ballot.
The first card will have candidates and state Issue One and the second will have state Issue Two and local issues.