Friday, December 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM, The Trumbull County Engineers’ Office and Howland Township will hold a press conference with Flex Strut Inc. at their newly expanded facility located at 2900 Commonwealth Avenue, Warren. The press conference will be held at the Mill Street entrance of Flex Strut Inc.


A $282,000 public funding package comprised of an Appalachian Regional Commission grant, Ohio Department of Transportation funds, and local resources was used to improve access roads in the Golden Triangle Industrial area.  Waterlines were extended to provide a more reliable water source to the area and fire hydrants were added to improve fire safety for the area businesses.  Funds were also used to realign, widen, and reconstruct both Mill Street and Supreme Street centrally located in the Golden Triangle.


This project was recommended in the Golden Triangle Infrastructure Improvement Plan. The plan recommends several infrastructure improvement projects in the Golden Triangle area to help with the growth of the businesses located there. “We are making good progress in seeing the plan through” Rick Clark, Chairman of the Howland Township Trustees. Mr. Clark attributes the success of this project to “the collaborative spirit of the Golden Triangle Partners and the business leaders." 


According to one of those business leaders, Flex Strut’s President and General Manager, Dale H. Gebhardt Sr, “The project helped our company realize our latest expansion of 13,000 square feet this year, which is our 5th expansion to the facility over the past 20 years, bringing the plant total to 115,000 square feet.”  Mr. Gebhardt added that “with excellent coordination by the Trumbull County Engineers, the project was completed in less than six months.  We have had excellent cooperation from all the Golden Triangle Partners to complete this project in a very expeditious fashion.” 


The public improvements to Mill and Supreme Streets benefited not only Flex Strut Inc., but Thompson Mechanical, and the new Fastenal facility located on the corner of North River Road and Larchmont Avenue.



Gary Shaffer, PE, Trumbull County Engineers Office, (330) 675-2253



Executive Summary Update to Comprehensive Plan - Year Seven

After extensive input from the community, the Board of Trustees in July 2010 adopted a comprehensive plan laying out goals for our community and objectives by which to accomplish them. We – including our administration, staff, employees, and appointed board members – use them as the guiding principles behind the decisions that we make on a daily basis. The comprehensive plan highlights the community’s future intentions, but it also assists the Township by serving as a guide for the overall growth and redevelopment for residents, businesses, and public officials; serving as a basis for administering the zoning resolution and for making reasonable decisions on development and rezoning applications; promoting innovative, sustainable, and green development and redevelopment practices; ensuring the continuity of long-range economic development, planning, and capital improvement policies and programs; assisting the Township in applying for state and federal grant programs; preserving the aesthetic and natural character of Howland Township; and promoting the safety, prosperity, health, morals, and aesthetics of our residents.

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Howland Township announces that Constellation NewEnergy-Gas Division, LLC has been chosen as the preferred supplier for its Natural Gas Program.  This includes a fixed rate of $3.45 per Mcf.  This pricing will be effective for your December 2017 through March 2019 billing cycles.  

Trumbull County has worked with Constellation to negotiate this group rate for residents and small business owners.  This means that you can get a cost-effective natural gas supply from one of the largest retail gas suppliers in the country.  There is no opt-out fee.

If you are in contract with another supplier; contact your chosen supplier for questions about your contract, including whether you have a cancellation fee for early termination.

Those wishing to join the program supplied by Constellation should expect to receive a notice in the mail early October.  The notice will explain the rate, terms and conditions, and options for enrolling in the natural gas program.

Residents are asked to contact Constellation online at or at 844-809-6834 to enroll or if they have questions.

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Baby Box University, the safe sleep education initiative which provides ALL expecting and new Ohio parents with a FREE Baby Box for completing brief online education. Be sure to complete the online curriculum at prior to and bring your certificate to receive your free Baby Box. Here’s how:

- Register for free online at as an Ohio resident. Be sure to include your correct contact information, including mailing address. BB Logo

- Watch the 10-15 minute Ohio syllabus at

- After taking the short quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion and be able to select local pick-up or direct delivery of your Baby Box.

- Bring your Baby Box University certificate and Photo ID to the closest participating distribution partner to collect your Baby Box.

The Baby Boxes, which are made from a durable cardboard, are used as baby’s bed for the first months of life. This program will ensure that every expecting family in Ohio has access to this free resource regardless of socioeconomic background.

Contact Howland Fire Department at 330-856-5022 ext. 3 to schedule a pickup time. Please bring your certificate and photo ID with you.

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