Trumbull County moves on road work
WARREN - Trumbull County commissioners voted Wednesday to get bids for the county's 2013 road improvement program.
Roads to be improved are Educational Highway in Champion, which leads to Kent State University at Trumbull and the Trumbull Career and Technical Center; Larchmont Avenue N.E. from the Warren city limits to the state Route 5 / 82 interchange; and North River Road between state Route 46 and Elm Road N.E.
Work on Educational Highway and Larchmont Avenue N.E. should be complete by October. The North River Road improvements are being put off until more grant funding comes through, probably early next year.
Most of the $1.2 million project is being funded with grants. About 30 percent is being paid for by the Engineer's Office, which operates the program.
Commissioners OK tax break for firm
WARREN - A tax incentive package that will let a Liberty company expand in Hubbard was approved Wednesday by Trumbull County commissioners.
Valley Electrical Consolidated Inc. is receiving a 75 percent, 10-year tax abatement on a nearly $2.5 million investment being made at its 500 Erie Street location.
The expansion would include a new fabrication shop, office space and painting facilities, and the company plans to hire 30 new employees within three years of completion of the project. Another 20 jobs would be retained.
The company plans to invest $1.7 million to $2 million in additions and new construction and $350,000 to $450,000 in new machinery and equipment.
ODOT to hold meeting on Farmington bridges
WEST FARMINGTON - The Ohio Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. July 31 at the West Farmington fire station to discuss the replacement of two bridges.
ODOT plans to replace bridges on state Route 534 over the Grand River and an adjacent floodway about one-quarter mile south of the state Route 88 / 534 intersection. The construction is scheduled for next summer.
Engineer's office helps with Kinsman roads
WARREN - Trumbull County's Engineer's Office is helping Kinsman with repairs and improvements to three roads in the township.
The work will be done to Jewell North, Perkins Greenville and Turner Mullen roads. The township is paying for the material costs, estimated to be about $25,000; the engineer' office is providing the labor and equipment.
The township will be responsible for future maintenance.
Probate records being stored off-site
WARREN - Trumbull County Probate Court Judge Thomas A. Swift said Wednesday that due to recent flooding in the Stone Building at the corner of High Street and North Park Avenue, court records must be stored off-site.
None of the records were destroyed, the judge said. Public access to the records will be restored as soon as possible, and digital images will be provided in the meantime.
For more information, call the court at 330-675-2520.