FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — During Thursday’s trustee meeting, Zoning Inspector Adam Booth said he is waiting for a response from a private consulting firm to 15 questions on the final revisions to the zoning code.,Trustee Barry Miner agreed, saying they were 25 years out from 1993 and pointed to issues with enforcement.,He advised trustees he wanted answers to the questions, submitted by the zoning commission’s text review meeting, held last month.,Also, in other business, Miner said there will be a meeting with Howells and Baird Engineers to set a bid date for the large-diameter culvert project that will address four priority culvert areas determined to be the worst.,During the December meeting, Miner said, “Spring is the optimum time, my concern is we’ve talked about this a long time and I don’t want to be sitting here if we have a failure.”

The board on Thursday hired Bryce Minor as deputy director to fill the vacancy created with the recent resignation of elections board Director Adam Booth, whose last day is Feb. 15.,Minor graduated summa cum laude in 2016 from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and while in college he served as an intern for U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta.,After that Minor helped run the Ohio House’s legislative page, intern and constituent service program until last month, when he took a job as legislative liaison for new state Auditor Keith Faber.,Under Ohio law, the elections board director and deputy director have to be from opposite political parties to serve as a checks-and-balance.,Minor, at 26, is only 18 months younger than when Booth was hired in 2009 as deputy director.

— “The biggest thing is to try and get in front of it,” said Fairfield Township Road Supervisor Mel Miller.,All four road crewmen, Miller, the longest tenured, John Rankin, a crewman since 1999, Shawn Butler, a five-year veteran, and Kevin Rice, the junior and newly hired member, were busy preparing for the winter blast that forecasts a 50 percent chance of over 10 inches of snowfall in the area, along with rain, ice and wind.,Miller said, “We’re fortunate we’re able to have four trucks out,” and immediately attributed that to township voters who support the road levies.,Miller, with the township since 1987, served as assistant road supervisor from the mid 1990’s through 2011.,Miller said that anytime there is a power outage or car off the road they clean up the area and “try to make it easier” for first responders, utility crews and tow trucks.

— “The biggest thing is to try and get in front of it,” said Fairfield Township Road Supervisor Mel Miller.,All four road crewmen, Miller, the longest tenured, John Rankin, a crewman since 1999, Shawn Butler, a five-year veteran, and Kevin Rice, the junior and newly hired member, were busy preparing for the winter blast that forecasters claim has a 70 percent chance of dumping over 10 inches of snowfall in the area, along with rain, ice and wind.,Miller said, “We’re fortunate we’re able to have four trucks out,” and immediately attributed that to township voters who support the road levies.,Miller, with the township since 1987, served as assistant road supervisor from the mid 1990s through 2011.,Miller said that anytime there is a power outage or car off the road they clean up the area and “try to make it easier” for first responders, utility crews and tow trucks.

— An officer responded to a two-vehicle crash on North Lincoln Avenue at East State Street at 1:51 p.m. Thursday in which a southbound vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle stopped at the traffic light.,— Police responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 5:57 p.m. Thursday in reference to an irate customer and found a woman who admitted yelling at an employee regarding service to her mother.,— Officers responded to a 100 block North Ellsworth Avenue business at 6:04 p.m. Thursday in reference to a possible domestic dispute between a man and woman and found both individuals outside the business.,— Ruth A. Evans, 76, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a two-vehicle crash on South Broadway Avenue near East Wilson Street at 8:44 p.m. Thursday in which she was northbound and struck a legally parked vehicle.,— At approximately 8:22 a.m. Dec. 29, officers responded to the 200 block of Glenwood Avenue in East Palestine to assist the East Palestine Police Department with a domestic dispute complaint.