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Children view safety vehicles, get health check

Local News

LISBON — On their last weekend of summer before going back to school on Monday, some county children got the opportunity to tour police and emergency vehicles, cuddle a therapy dog, and even have their vision tested. The Columbiana County Health and Safety Day held at the new Akron ...

On the calendar this week

Neighborhood News

TUE/21 HANOVERTON Class schedules for students in grades eight to 12 may be picked up, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., United High School office. United Local High School Class of 1961, lunch, noon, Adele’s Place in Salem. LISBON Columbiana County Educational Service Center, regular board meeting, ...

Haltec, Pennex add jobs in Leetonia

Local News

LEETONIA —An estimated 120 new jobs are expected to be created at the Columbiana County Port Authority’s World Trade Park following action taken at Monday’s meeting. Three months after relocating to its industrial park here, the port authority board is moving again, this time to make ...

Schools aim to cut cell phone distractions

Local News

The Salem school board Monday night approved the junior/senior high school handbook for the 2018-2019 school year that includes a restriction on cell phone use in the classroom. Students with cell phones will be required to place the devices in a sleeve at the front of each classroom. They ...

Boneshakers liquor petitions rejected by election board

Local News

LISBON—There will be one less liquor option on the Nov. 6 ballot, following action at Monday’s Columbiana County Board of Elections meeting. The board voted to reject petitions seeking a liquor option vote for Boneshakers in Salem that would allow the restaurant to sell beer, wine, mixed ...

Stuck combine snarls traffic on Route 7

Local News

EAST LIVERPOOL — Traffic was snarled for close to two hours Monday after a combine being hauled by a truck was too wide to fit through a construction zone on state Route 7. According to Liverpool Township Detective Jared Kinemond, the trucker — whose name he did not have available last ...

Union files unfair labor charge against BDD

Local News

LISBON — An unfair labor practice charge has been filed against the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities regarding their refusal to recognize the union president, who recently retired. Through Attorney Stanley Okusewsky III, Deloris Vargo, president of the Columbiana County ...

Washingtonville still looking for part-time worker

Local News

WASHINGTONVILLE — Council and Mayor Herman Frank are still looking to hire one person who will work part-time, for 30 hours a week, splitting their time between the utilities department and the street department. Council discussed the issue at length during its Aug. 6 meeting. Frank ...

Negley man gets 11 years for shooting into home, wounding man

Local News

LISBON — Nicholas J. Voigt, the Negley man responsible for firing 10 rounds into a Rogers home during a drive-by shooting last October, was sentenced in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court by Judge C. Ashley Pike to spend 11 years in prison. Voigt, 22, Taylor Road, apologized for his ...

Firefighters pull man out of window as EP house burns

Local News

EAST PALESTINE — A man was pulled through his basement window by firefighters Monday afternoon as his house was on fire. East Palestine Fire Chief Josh Brown said that Eric Jones Jr., called 911 after he woke up to the sound of a smoke detector and went upstairs from his basement bedroom to ...

Lisbon urged to start curbside trash/recycling

Local News

LISBON — The village is the latest local community to be approached about starting a residential curbside recycling program. Tom Butch, recycling educator/outreach coordinator for the Solid Waste District, attended this week’s Village Council meeting to urge they consider starting a ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

Police and Court Reports

— Jason M. Martini, 39, Pearl Street, Leetonia, was westbound on state Route 344 in Salem Township at 1:10 p.m. Saturday and a kayak fell off the roof and struck Michelle R. Baughman, 47, Neeld Road, East Palestine, who was eastbound. Martini was cited for securing loads. — William Barry ...

FIRE CALLS

Police and Court Reports

West Point —Firefighters were called to a home on state Route 518 at 9 p.m. Saturday to help a woman who was stuck in her recliner because the power went out.

MUNICIPAL COURT

Police and Court Reports

LISBON — In Columbiana County Municipal Court, Izaac Devon-Joseph Chalmers, 19, Carole Drive, Salem, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of failure to comply with the orders of a police officer and receiving stolen property. Chalmers allegedly failed to stop for troopers, driving a ...

POLICE REPORTS

Police and Court Reports

SALEM — Police responded to the 1000 block of Newgarden Avenue at 11:05 a.m. Sunday for a report of dogs in a vehicle. It was determined two people knew the owner and would inform them to come and care for the dogs. — Police responded to the 300 block of East Eighth Street at 12:36 ...

EL fire death ruled accidental

Police and Court Reports

Staff Reports EAST LIVERPOOL — The March 26 death of a 28-year-old Lisbon Street man in a fire at his home has been ruled accidental by the county coroner’s office. Kevin Riggle perished from asphyxiation as the result of smoke inhalation, according to Chief Forensic Investigator Brandi ...

POLICE REPORTS

Police and Court Reports

PERRY TWP. — At 12:57 a.m. Monday, police spoke with a complainant in the 1400 block of Garfield Avenue in reference to a theft of a firearm that occurred a few days before. The incident is under investigation. — Police responded to Idaho Avenue at 8:47 p.m. Sunday for a report of a ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— Dennis Belich, Foundry Hill Road, Franklin Township, reported at 12:16 a.m. Sunday, $60 and three keys were stolen from his home. — Lonnie Sadler, no address listed, reported at 5:32 p.m. Sunday people were trespassing on his mother-in-law’s property on state Route 558, Salem ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases James E. McKahan, East Liverpool, vs. Cheryl McKahan, Salem, divorce sought. Rachael A. Todd, Salem, vs. Tyler Hoaglin, Salem, annulment sought. Tabitha Lively, Lisbon, vs. Ryan Lively, Salineville, divorce sought. Docket Entries Kerri White, Salem, vs. Matthew White, ...