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Ex-BHS girls basketball coach recognized

March 1, 2012
By Kathleen Palumbo , Town Crier correspondent

With the room brimming with family, school administration, coaching staff, and team members, Boardman Township trustees opened their regular meeting of Monday, Feb. 27 with a proclamation recognizing Ron Moschella, former Boardman High School girls basketball coach.

Moschella, who left a legacy of 39 years of coaching, stepped down in December following 31 years at Boardman. An emotional Moschella faced his fans, saying, "This isn't about me it's about all the kids who played for us."

In other news:

-A resident of Wildwood Drive implored the trustees for assistance with continuing drug activity at 69 Wildwood Drive. Although an arrest was made in October, and the landlord served an eviction notice to its resident, complication arose when the property changed hands immediately afterward.

Township police Chief Jack Nichols explained that although the proper procedures are being followed, it most likely will take a series of arrests and convictions to achieve the desired end result on the property, where there are a variety of zoning violation issues as well.

Following a discussion with the resident, township officials have decided to intervene, asking assistance from the prosecutor's office for the safety and well-being of Wildwood Drive residents.

-Trustees adopted the resolution to award the Culvert Replacement Project Phase 1 to J. S. Northeast Company, Inc., low bidder at $184,055.

-A reminder was issued of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day Parade to be held once again in Boardman Township. The event will begin at 1 p.m. March 11.



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