Youngstown man dies in Ravenna crash
RAVENNA - A crash on state Route 14 about 6:41 a.m. Wednesday took the life of a Youngstown man.
Troopers with the Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that Lawrence Santangelo, 52, of Youngstown, was driving northwest on Route 14 near state Route 5 when a SUV driven by 21-year-old Anthony Rodriguez of Mantua lost control, went left of center and hit Santangelo's car.
Santangelo was taken to Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, where he was pronounced dead. Rodriguez was treated for his injuries and released.
The accident is under investigation.
Bristol BOE accepts resignation of principals
BRISTOL - The Bristol Board of Education on Wednesday accepted the resignations of two principals, one of whom will become the new superintendent this summer.
Board President Barbara Cibella said the resignation of Gene Jones, who served 10 years as high school principal, was accepted effective July 31. The resignation of Christopher Dray, who served five years as elementary principal, was accepted effective Aug. 1.
Last month, Dray was selected to serve as the district's new superintendent after the retirement of Marty Santillo, who served the district recently and in the late 1990s.
Jones is retiring.
The district is taking applications for both positions through April 12 with plans to have both principals in place by July. The high school is seventh to 12th grades and the elementary kindergarten to sixth.
Trumbull pays pledge to Port Authority
WARREN - Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday approved the third and final $100,000 payment to the Western Reserve Port Authority to use on economic development.
The money is combined with contributions from Mahoning County and other communities to, in part, fund the position of executive director at the port authority to head economic development and business attraction efforts in the two-county area.
Trumbull and Mahoning counties pledged $100,000, and the cities of Youngstown, Warren and Niles contributed $50,000 apiece for each year of a three-year funding period. The Western Reserve Building Trades Council also provided contributions.
Sewer line assessment will hit area of Howland
WARREN - Residents along a section of Elm Road in Howland with new sewers will pay $14 month for the local construction debt on the project.
Rex Fee, executive director of the county Sanitary Engineer's Office, said the capital charge is about 20 percent less than the $18.03 presented to residents in September. The payoff is 20 years.
The project connects 96 homes and businesses in the area of Elm Road and Overland Avenue N.E. to sewers in Warren, which will keep the residents as customers and provide maintenance to the new lines, Fee said. Residents will pay the city $450 to connect to the new lines.
About 78 percent of the $1.5 million project is being covered by grants. The rest is a $288,000 state loan and $45,240 from the county's Metropolitan Sewer District.
Ohio officer indicted in attack caught on camera
NELSONVILLE - An Ohio police officer caught on video aggressively grabbing a seated and unarmed 15-year-old boy by the face and pushing him into a desk has been indicted on charges of kidnapping, assault and interfering with civil rights.
An Athens County grand jury in southwestern Ohio returned the three-count indictment against Nelsonville police Officer Randy Secoy on Monday.
The kidnapping charge is a felony, while the assault and civil rights charges are listed as misdemeanors.